Why Real Explosions Don't Look Like Movie Explosions

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    Tom Scott

    doba trvání: 03:56

    Explosions on film are made to look good: fireballs and flame. In reality, though, they're a bit disappointing. Here's how Hollywood does it. • Produced with an experienced, professional pyrotechnician. Do not attempt.
    Thanks to Steve from Live Action FX: liveactionfx.com/
    Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
    Camera: Simon Temple templefreelance.co.uk
    Edited by Michelle Martin: mrsmmartin
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

_♫ Cool guys don't look at explosions / they blow things up and then walk away ♫_

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modhufn
modhufn

Ok

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Pi Cubing Official
Pi Cubing Official

@4048 Antonio it really does!

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4048 Antonio
4048 Antonio

I tried the lyrics with the “we flew a kite in a public place” jingle, it went surprisingly well

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JJ Junior
JJ Junior

🤦‍♂️

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asiloader
asiloader

Trevor Philips at the end of Crystal Maze

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BenHawk7
BenHawk7

Your awesome

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prestok
prestok

Did you notice how little Tom had to interfere in the explanation? That pyrotechnician is also a great teacher

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Leevon Nguyen
Leevon Nguyen

Why does it sound like it was sped up

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Bitter Bean
Bitter Bean

Now I know how to make explosion

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Ēriks Zalmanis
Ēriks Zalmanis

Woah, love the explanation provided by the pyrotechnician. Lovely!

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Josh Fredman
Josh Fredman

Tom's GoPros really need to form a labor union...

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Cee Cee
Cee Cee

UK Gov now wants to charge 100,000 vehicle road taxes, ULEZ and congestion charge for the person in charge of producing this video

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Cha Cha Real Smooth
Cha Cha Real Smooth

i thought the semtex was tuna ;-;

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NotYetEatenDonut
NotYetEatenDonut

3:19 Me trying to play it cool after my big brother doesn’t give me a turn on the Xbox:

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B Kailua
B Kailua

Unless they are CGI movie explosions are real. But most movie explosions small and include a lot of fuel.

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Morten
Morten

Does the Gorilla-tape make the explosion bigger? :)

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DylanJamesGP
DylanJamesGP

My mans using redstone

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Charles Winter
Charles Winter

Holy crap blowing things up is a job!?!?!?!?!?!

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Keyhan Spiegelhauer
Keyhan Spiegelhauer

The explosion looks crunchy

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XNS.4rreal
XNS.4rreal

Climate change: Am i a joke to you?

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50-50 Grind
50-50 Grind

Animals in the vicinity: "Say that again?" "What?" "I can't hear you, some humans ruptured my eardrums." "Are you trying to tell me there's a predator behind me?" "That's weird, I didn't a thingggggaaaaaaaHHHHHHH ☠️

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DEADTHFIRE
DEADTHFIRE

Meet the demoman

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Collin Tong
Collin Tong

3:19

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John Spencer
John Spencer

buning all this on the same phony green channel that wouldn''t use 1 helium balloon. hypocrite much? you will do whatever gets you clicks... be it burn gas, rent a jet for 1, or pretend to care about the environment

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Aziel Douglas
Aziel Douglas

this channel is BIG BRAIN EMBODIED

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Hemanth Singh
Hemanth Singh

Pyro-technician: "We want it to do the minimum amount of damage possible." Also Pyro-technician: Proceeds to detonate a fiery explosion in the middle of the woods.

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Chainsaw Circumcision
Chainsaw Circumcision

"Do not try this at home." Me with my 1kg of semtex and detonating cord: 😞

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RogueBeats
RogueBeats

If movies used semtex the explosion would be mostly dirt and the actors limbs

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Maxy Boy
Maxy Boy

best ending after the cinematic explosion, 10/10

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killer oblivin
killer oblivin

Don't worry the cheesy grin was totally on brand

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Donald Sayers
Donald Sayers

Having thought about this for a while it struck me that even the completely CGI explosions in movies look more like mock special effects explosions than real ones. It seems that everyone in the film industry has become habituated to explosions looking a certain way. And what's with the elliptical or ring shaped "shockwavey" things they put on explosions occurring supposedly in space?

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rifki hukama
rifki hukama

I always thaught explosion in films looks worng. Now I know why.

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Southern Cross
Southern Cross

Tom is always just being himself, no playing to the camera, feel like I even know him well.

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Albert Halberd
Albert Halberd

3:19 teachers to my mental health

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Thats Ruff Dog
Thats Ruff Dog

This is a very crude job coming from “professional” pyrotechnists. It looks like the front of someone’s car when they tried to duct tape their front bumper back on their car.

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ComedyJakob
ComedyJakob

"and then I made a stupid face during the most important shot"

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Telamon8
Telamon8

Another common pyrotechnic trick is the use of propane for things like cannons. Real cannon fire produces a lot of dust and concussive force at the muzzle, which is incredibly dangerous and can easily damage sensitive movie equipment; so a charge of compressed propane is used to get the bang and fireball without any of the mess and expense of actually breaking things.

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The Guy You Knew As Mark Omega
The Guy You Knew As Mark Omega

Its likely explosions like this do happen though. Its pushes gases away because its an explosion, so it works as a bomb, and also sets things on fire because burning fuel is sent all over the place. Also the smoke can be used as cover while retreating. I can see this being used as makeshift incendiary bomb. Sort of gasoline molotov.

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Elly with Pluto
Elly with Pluto

Happy British noise

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T - S - unami
T - S - unami

So real explosions look as if they are just bigger versions of muzzle flashes essentially?

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Yanik Kunitsin
Yanik Kunitsin

Since when did Hollywood started to be located at Berkshire?

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Will Datsun
Will Datsun

poor Gopro

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CelticCats
CelticCats

The cheesy grin made you look like the Unhinged Antagonist lmao

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Goyya
Goyya

you could see the actual damage of the two explosions by the movements of the dead leaves around the explosions.

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D4NKN3SS
D4NKN3SS

The grin on your face gives it more of a "Dark Knight Joker" vibe. I think it was better than a cold stare.

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Neil Gupta
Neil Gupta

0:22 those leaves tho

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Ahmad Programming
Ahmad Programming

so that's why the power rangers movie costed a lot.

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John Brown
John Brown

ah, ducktape. the universal tool

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Weston Ney
Weston Ney

The pyrotechnic in me lit up when I watched this!

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bungalo50
bungalo50

WHO WOULDN'T GRIN WHILE DOING THIS

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randomuploadsism
randomuploadsism

Is Tom single?

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40 Watt
40 Watt

Casually sets off a very spicy explosive in a dry forest.

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MrAnip __
MrAnip __

You said the H******** word really come on 0:31

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Ireallyreally Hategoogle
Ireallyreally Hategoogle

This made me think of one type of explosion i've heard about and i'm now wondering if it's true or made up. Something apparently called a french kiss which would be high explosive wrapped in napalm and the result would be near instant incineration, thus rendering identification of the victim nearly impossible.

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Solomon Parker
Solomon Parker

I don't know, maybe rehearse that a few more times and just don't press the button until you have what you're looking for.

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Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy

3:18 that smile is creepy 🤣😂. Love this guy 😍 He's providing me knowledge and fun at the same time

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Imbest 12
Imbest 12

*We flew a kite in a public place*

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Thomas's Things
Thomas's Things

*blows up a bunch of stuff * *grins *

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VltraX
VltraX

This guy sounds like an AI voice

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Mpumelelo Majola
Mpumelelo Majola

Who's bright idea was it ,to film this in a damn forest.

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Sara Olmstead
Sara Olmstead

The healthy accordion antenatally post because friction appropriately advise from a humorous multi-hop. testy, wandering search

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Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter

Content

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Space Fire
Space Fire

:>

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Harold Saxon
Harold Saxon

vapor explosions make perfect sense for movies. I wonder why I had never made the connection before

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KamoGaming [ かも]
KamoGaming [ かも]

0:26 it's funny that you say that since movies TVs and cartoons *are* the medium that set our expectations of what am actual explosion looks like.

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Fred Vincent Caipang
Fred Vincent Caipang

3:19 *That smile, that damn smile.*

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nas taran
nas taran

I'm so glad they use the unrealistic explosion in movies, I like it better. I hope they don't change it cause nowadays audience keep saying oh that or this would never happens but I really don't want movies be realistic and really ok if someone get shot in the head transfer to hospital and survive 😅

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Felix LeBron
Felix LeBron

Good old duck tape ey mate

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djbrysongaming
djbrysongaming

I found my new dream job

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its XED
its XED

Only the half life games have real life explosion 💥💥

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Monke High Command TF2
Monke High Command TF2

So this must be what the mini nukes must be made out of to make those mini mushroom clouds Huh

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Elijah Beard
Elijah Beard

"and you tell your actor not to flinch 🙂"

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Meisteraffe
Meisteraffe

Tom don't give Pyromaniacs any ideas now

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Oussama El Akhiri
Oussama El Akhiri

3:30 reminded me somehow with outlast 2

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orangesims
orangesims

I dunno, Tom. The cheesy grin kinda makes you look more evil, which is still cool in Hollywood.

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Oliver
Oliver

Why does semtex look like it tastes really good?

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Everything Cool
Everything Cool

It is called pyrotechnics

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Harris Rihan
Harris Rihan

the orange overalls are camo for when theres a bunch of explosions

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Ten Tries
Ten Tries

I don't know how you would press that button without grinning

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Dylan Hilger
Dylan Hilger

The end of the video has a lot of character

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SP4CEBAR
SP4CEBAR

0:03 just a piece of cake

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Het Smiecht
Het Smiecht

3:43 "I just had a grin on my face cause I'm firing a thing" what accent is that?

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TheNewsOnATrain
TheNewsOnATrain

R.I.P That Camera!

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Unknown
Unknown

Yay global warming g and pollution

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Unknown
Unknown

@Lmao. releasing alot of dirty smoke I was begun sarcastic but it's still true but I like explosions and rocket motors and I've messed around with some as well

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Lmao.
Lmao.

They're explosions for god's sake

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Xavier Wernli
Xavier Wernli

i thought they exploded water melon

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Ovieawum Amadike
Ovieawum Amadike

Fing love you Tom

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Combination
Combination

The thumbnail looks pure evil.

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Mawo Duffer
Mawo Duffer

That plastic explosive was dangerous looking. You could see how it made the leaves far around it move as the wave of energy flew out from the center.

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HiAnonym
HiAnonym

Or you just use the Funke Bodenblitz Polish firecracker

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albinoasesino
albinoasesino

3:20 Memeable picture, thank tom later.

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TANVIR FOYZ THOKEY
TANVIR FOYZ THOKEY

So which one is more effective? 🤔😋

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Rowen Gabriel Tumabcao
Rowen Gabriel Tumabcao

🙂 💥

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Dan Tran
Dan Tran

Did anyone else get the impression his voice was sped up?

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Fakename
Fakename

The New breaking bad season is lookin' great

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Ste Jer
Ste Jer

Next you're gonna tell me cars do not explode on impact...

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mffmoniz
mffmoniz

There was one movie set in the middle ages. They exploded a carriage... a wooden carriage falling down a cliff... fire explosion...

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SvRona 762
SvRona 762

Is it just me or that Semtex looks really delicious

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Si Hopebgood
Si Hopebgood

Mmm. Strawberry flavour.

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Aayush Karn
Aayush Karn

Professional Actors: *look cool with the blast in the background* Tom: _”We blew a bomb in a forest range”_

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lata parashar
lata parashar

Also that song is catchy as hell

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Alex Robertson
Alex Robertson

oh no in my head thats to the tune of "we flew a kite in a public place"...

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Zyra L. F.
Zyra L. F.

When a twat dicks up the forest and its residents for a lousy you tube bit, then pathetically references generic destructive hollywood instead of one of his own country's studios. Unsubscribed.

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Big DogCountry
Big DogCountry

You didn't say "fire in the hole".

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kleant_dolphin
kleant_dolphin

how a forest fire starts: 3:24

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bruh
bruh

The forbidden steak

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Sho Am
Sho Am

Tldr; lack of lots of unclean fuel?

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San Fran Sam
San Fran Sam

with 4315 comments ahead of me as I type this. It has probably already been mentioned that, IIRC, Heath Ledger flinched at the explosion in The Joker.

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Fabricio
Fabricio

cool

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