Any kid with a magnifying lens knows that there’s something inherently fun and silly about needlessly melting something, and that doesn’t go away just because you grow up. It just means that as an adult you can enjoying melting things in a much more sophisticated manner, film it with a super fancy camera, and upload it to the internet so that the rest of the world can have a moment of zen. And oh how satisfying it is.
This compilation of melted household items is the latest video from the YouTube channel Macro Room, which is dedicated to showing “the hidden beauty of our world” by filming regular items in macro. The technique allows for an up-close, intimate look that at things in a highly detailed way that a normal zoom wouldn’t be able to capture.
Macro filming is how a melting keyboard can quickly turn into an alien planet, or how a plastic toy dinosaur can look as though it was killed by a firing rocket ship. It’s also how we can see what a nightmare must look like for Sesame Street‘s Ernie, as a rubber ducky dissolves into a goo of yellow plastic.
Filming in macro really does produce some incredible footage, like this video they made of ice cream melting. I mean, we don’t endorse the wasting of ice cream, but if you are going to do it then this is as good a reason as any.
Now we need ice cream. While we get that, tell us what else you’d like to see them film in macro by popping into our comments section below and telling us your best suggestions.
Images: Macro Room