This page appeared first on:  02/01/2009  last update: 2/26/2015
All images, video clips, and material on this page 2008- 2015 by Richard Dashnau
Near the end of 2008, I got a new camera, a Casio EX-FH20. One of the features I liked about this camera was the ability to shoot high-speed video. Normal video (at least right now) is shot at about 30 frames per second (FPS). This camera can shoot normal video, and can also shoot video at 210, 420, and 1000 FPS. One minor drawback is that with each high-speed incremental rise, the resolution of the video drops. Normal 30 FPS video is 640 x 480 pixel resolution. Then, 210 FPS is 480 x 360; 420 FPS is 224 x 168; and 1000 FPS is 224 x 56.  See the images below for a size comparison.
  640 x 480 image
                        480 x 360 image                                                   224 x 168 image                    224 x 56 image
While it may seem a bit disappointing about the video size, the camera is relatively inexpensive, and it is possible to slightly enlarge the frame size of the video through various software. While the quality probably wouldn't transfer well to a DVD, it is good enough to demonstrate on a web page--like this one. From what I understand, even though the video is shot at those frame rates, they are saved and played back at the standard 30 fps. That means that time is stretched by the clips. So-- action shot over one second's time at 30fps will take 1 second to play back at 30fps. But shot at 210fps it will take 7 seconds to play back at 30fps-- 1 second shot at 420fps will take 14 seconds to play back at 30fps--and 1 second shot at 1000fps will take 33.3 seconds to play back at 30fps. (If my math is wrong, will someone please let me know?)  So, I edit the slow-motion clips by removing sections between interesting changes. I'll usually use a "fade" to show that time has passed that is not shown in that clip (actually, I do that in most clips, regardless of the capture framerate).
Since a lot of the clips I'm shooting are somewhat experimental, some of them don't fit in with material on my other pages. Links to them will appear here, as well as some images showing the subjects of those videos.  Some of them may show up on youtube.com, also (Just search the videos for "rickubis").
Note: 07/05/2012--since I first started this page, other cameras have become available. So far, none of them have afforded the range of camera speed as the Casio--which is no longer available. However, some of these cameras offer larger frame sizes, although without the higher frame rates. At all times I try to note the edited video with the frame capture rates.
My links are below:

  mousetrap (pictures above)         wmv 2.7mb
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corn snake tongue wmv 6.5mb  white ibis takeoff wmv 4.0mb  osprey flyby wmv 8.5mb      honeybees 210fps wmv 2.6mb honeybees 420 wmv 2.8mb  buddha catches ball wmv 3.5mb
            11/23/2008                           11/30/2008                                 11/30/2008                                12/07/2008                    12/07/2008                       12/07/2008
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buddha with copter wmv 12.0mb cormorant takes off 210fps wmv 4.6mb jacobs ladder experiment 1 wmv 4.7mb  jacobs ladder experiment 2 wmv 18.5mb  bullfrog leap 1 wmv 1.6mb    bittern hunting wmv 5.0mb
          12/07/2008                 cormorant takes off 210fps wmv                 01/14/2009                       01/17/2009--01/18/2009                   01/04/2009                     01/25/2009
 Yellow-Rumped Warbler hovering wmv 3.5mb  Rick and a Caracara wmv 11.2mb Anhinga landing treetop wmv 13.5mb Anhinga with fish wmv 42.4mb   Alligator Tearing Nutria wmv 39mb
        01/25/2009                                                    02/08/2009                                         02/23/2009                                   03/08/2009                                                   03/09/2009

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Tricolor Heron Hunting wmv 25.3mb  Squirrel Tree Frog Climbing wmv 20.9mb  Green Anole Tearing Katydid wmv 28mb  Alligator Bellowing wmv 47mb  Canine Joy at the Dog Park wmv 73.6mb
                 03/29/2009                                      04/05/2009                                             05/10/2009                                   05/17/2009                                        06/01/2009

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  Cicada Killer at 210 fps wmv 7.6mb   Cicada Killer on my hand (slomo at end)wmv 9.3mb Cicada Killers at 420 fps pt1 wmv 19.8mb  Cicada Killers at 420 fps pt2 wmv 9.0mb  3 Lightning Bolts 1000 fps & slowed 5.1mb
             05/31/2009                                                06/14/2009                                                                06/07/2009                                 06/14/2009                                           06/25/2009
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Least Grebe Trying to Eat 210 fps wmv 11.8mb   Hummingbird at 210 & 420 fps 11.6mb   Baby Rat Snake Chomps Rick @ 30,210,420fps 10.9mb  Hummingbird 09/09/09 30&210fps 12.1mb
               07/26/2009                                                    08/16/2009                                 08/16/2009                                                                   09/09/2009

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--Green Darner Hovering 9.4mb    Pied-Billed Grebes Running on Water 10.7mb     Least Grebes Underwater 18.8mb                 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Foraging 14.0mb    Vermillion Flycatcher Foraging 5.0mb
                    10/19/2009                          10/25/2009                                       Least Grebe Dives and Surfaces fps 18.7mb              12/20/2009                                            01/10/2010
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  Great Blue Heron with Siren 26mb    Rick With a Caracara 18.5mb     E.T.; Great Horned Owl Flies 2.9mb    Birds Slowed in Time (50min) 485.5mb  Buddha the Pup Playing 19.7mb   Double-Crested Cormorant with fish 40mb
             01/10/2010                                     02/14/2010                              02/14/2010                                       02/26/2010                                                03/06/2010                                 03/21/2010

   Red-Shouldered Hawk w/Purple Gallinule 11.6mb   Yellow_Crowned Night Heron and Crawfish 50.0mb----Cicada Killer and Cicada  5.0mb     Burdened Cicada Killer hovers 10.0mb  Grackles Hunting Crawfish 43.6mb
                          05/24/2010                                                              05/30/2010                                           06/13/20101                    06/27/2010                                       07/04/2010

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        Anoles Jumping                   Anole Toe Curling 11.2mb      Alligators with deer carcass 82mb   Anole toe curling again       3 Otters at BBSP 62mb      Anhinga diving 25.5mb              
             8/12/2010                                10/05/2010                        10/10/2010                               10/17/2010                    11/21/2010                       01/09/2011                                         

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   Anhinga with fish pt 1           Anhinga with fish pt 2            Anhinga climbing           Rick Stick Form 26.3mb       Rick Sword Form 21.5mb            Rick Spear Form 42.7mb    
      03/06/2011                             03/06/2011                     05/15/2011                     05/28/2011                          05/28/2011                       06/06/2011                                                    

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  Alligator with gar fish 30mb    Rattlesnake w/ chipmunk pt1 13.8mb   3 more Otters at BBSP  34mb  Bald Eagles and nest 8.2mb    Alligators and Vultures 1 43.2mb    Alligator and Vultures 2 49mb  
                                          Rattlesnkae w/chipmunk pt2  8mb               11/27/2011                     01/28/2012                          01/22/2012                                             01/22/2012  
          08/28/2011                              09/25/2011

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  Vultures bathing at BBSP 28mb  Black Crowned Night Heron 62mb   Anhinga surfacing 6.8mb          Green Heron w/ bowfin            Anhinga Climbing Tree       Dropped Slinky 1000fps 12.7mb    
           02/19/2012                           04/15/2012                            04/22/2012                         04/23/2012                           05/15/2012                                  07/19/2012

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     Airgun Display at HMNS     Alligator Chewing Alligator       Piper at the dog park       More Piper at the dog park       Mother's Day Gators              Piper catching balls   
01/12/2013                        06/16/2013                     11/03/2013                        11/28/2013                        05/11/2014                              06/05/2014

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     Piper at Danny Jackson           Piper Running Again             Piper fetching inside      Pelican Taking off from water.    
06/07/2014                     08/02/2014                       09/12/2014                    02/21/2015        

Besides making these things, I've done a number nature videos. If you're curious about nature then go on to see  my videos about it at: Rick's Nature Films.
BEFORE I made the documentaries, sometime between 1999/2000 (and then sometime in 2007), I did a series of experiments with video. Some video clips and movie shorts resulted from these experiments. They are pretty strange, and I made them to help get my mind off of some of the changes my life was going through. They made me laugh (uh, oh), and maybe they'll make you laugh too. If you're curious (remember, they are STRANGE) then go on to see the weirdness at:Rickubis Productions.

While the some of my video projects might seem a bit unprofesional, the music with them is certainly NOT unprofessional. It's music that I've purchased licenses for. If you want to license music composed by professional artists...royalty-free, then click the image and head out to:

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