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Amusing things I blew up in 2012

11 Jan

pyro editHey all,

For a living  I do special effects for film and television. Its a great job, lots of fun and I get paid to do what most people would be locked up for !

To start of 2013 I thought I would show a few of the cooler explosions I did in 2012 with some video. To make it more interesting see if you recognize any of the clips, I’m not naming shows but all the video has already been on air( I rigged a ton of pyro in 2012, I can only posted that which has been aired on TV before).

Post your comments too, if there is something you liked, didn’t like or have a cool idea leave a post.

Enjoy !

1. Shed Explosion caused by “Unstable Pesticides”

. . .Or at least that is what they said caused it !  I got a real laugh out of this one, but it made for good TV. I think they meant thermo-nuclear warheads, not pesticide but whatever. Watch for the falling rake its my favorite.

2. Gas Tank Overheated and exploding.

This shot was supposed to simulate the explosive force of a gas tank in a car letting go. Unfortunately gas tanks rarely explode, they just sort of burn away, ask me how I know. However were making TV not reality, so a bag of gas, some hits and a couple lifting charges and volia !

3.  High pressure Air Tank on the Fritz.

This one is real and does happen. Pretty cool standing beside it when I snipped the valve. The ambient pressure change was amazing.  Feeling your ears pop when your standing in an open room is a very peculiar sensation. Everyone should try it. . . once.

4. Air Mattress Filled with “Propane”

Again the ol thermo-nulclear television visuals  strike again. Have you ever seen propane this smoky before ? Didn’t think so, I hadn’t either, black powder and some other nasties gave it some snap. Skip ahead to  00:55 seconds .

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