melon explosion, version 1, 2000fps


A hole was made in the back of a melon and a medium sized stage maroon was inserted. The electrical signal that was used to trigger the explosion was also used to trigger the camera recording - thus there was no danger to the camera operator. The camera itself was protected by the custom made crash housing, made specially for this type of shot. (Version 2 of this shot used a large stage maroon).

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Duration (frames) 1167 frames
Recording Frame Rate 2000 fps
Reference Number 0040
Original Data Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 1024