melon explosion, version 2, 2000fps


As with version 1 of this shot, a hole was made in the back of a melon and a large-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 1 of this shot used a medium-sized stage maroon).

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Duration (frames) 1619 frames
Recording Frame Rate 2000 fps
Reference Number 0041
Original Data Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 1024