Car Exploding Beautifully In Slow Motion

Vehicular homicide at 2570 frames per second. As they say, don’t try this at home!

Write the filmmakers:

“An example of the ‘work’ we do on the SFX/VFX MA course at the National Film and Television School, this burnt-out wreckage was the climax of our first-year pyrotechnics course. We used a total of 15 litres of petrol, vaporised and ignited by a few lengths of detonation cord to engulf the unfortunate Saab 9-5 in glorious, beautiful flames. The slow-motion footage reveals the complexity of the fireball and the sheer force of the explosion smashing, burning and ripping parts of the car clean off the chassis. Flanking the car are two additional explosions, as if to simulate a cluster bomb enveloping the immediate vicinity. The footage was filmed on a Phantom FLEX camera at 2570 frames per second, although the majority of the explosion is sped up in this video, as the entire explosion lasts over six minutes when played at original speed!”

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