"That was unexpected..."
Filming explosions in slow-mo
About this video
Armed with a slow-motion camera and a range of explosive substances, Science Photo Library set out to film some of chemistry's most explosive reactions in the Ri's iconic lecture theatre
With the help of Ri Demo Technician Andrew Marmery, the SPL team captured some incredible footage: from exploding nitrogen triiodide, to the violent reactions of alkali metals with water. At 2000 frames-per-second the resulting clips reveal the fascinating dynamics and hidden beauty of these thrilling demos.
Take a look behind the scenes to find out how they produced these impressive shots and how things didn't always go the way they'd planned...
You can watch the highlights of their slow motion footage below or find out how to license the footage here.
- Andrew Marmery
- London, UK
- Filmed in:
- The Theatre
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence