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Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:30am

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Rating: +7

New, improved explosions, still brought to you by the wonderful Twisted Studios Inc. And air compressor squibs - only the finest.

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Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:38am

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wee. I edited the movie. feel free to share the wealth of those +1 ratings. wink

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Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:48am

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Fun stuff.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:49am

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I like how you guys use your Schools' server wink

anyway, thats blew me away! great work, I've got to try some stuff like that soon.

next time you guys should keep a water hose/bucket handy smile
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:51am

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that stuff was awsome!...i wish i could do that around here....i like the squibs they are awsome lookin..
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 1:54am

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We did have a water hose and bucket handy. smile
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:03am

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hehe, I just showed this to my friend. He thought I was great just because of the wagon veering out of control, he has a wagon also... looks like the same kind.

anyway, he was wondering what you used for fuel in your explosions? and flame-thower? sweet.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:05am

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much good it did wink

man, you guys are nucking futs.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:22am

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we used welding gas. dangerous stuff. be careful.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:26am

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orion0340 wrote:

anyway, he was wondering what you used for fuel in your explosions? and flame-thower? sweet.
Haha. Hey, my uh... "Friend" was wondering how you did that... wink
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:32am

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How'd you get the slow-mo to go so smoothly? Mine's always choppy (did you de-interlace or de-flicker or something?)
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:33am

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We manually progressively deinterlaced our footage. It takes patience. Ask sidewinder.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 2:34am

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I de-interlaced two layers of the video into upper and lower fields, and slowed both layers down by 50%. Then, I made the top layer alter between 100% and 0% opacity on every other frame, so in essence I took the de-interlaced video and made it progressive.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 3:24am

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You guys never cease to amaze me. those explosions are wicked!
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 3:29am

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cool stuff kids! definitely fun to watch
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 3:42am

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Flamethrowing with gas thingies is REALLY dangerous guys. Apart from that it was cool razz
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 3:52am

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It was a plastic tube with some gasoline in it, with an air sprayer at one end pushing the gas out. Not much opportunity for an accident there, even if the fire ran into those hose...but hey, I live on the edge. I can handle it.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 3:58am

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Ah, I thought you meant gas gas not petrol gas. In fact didn't you say welding gas?
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 4:11am

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The welding gas was for the bigger explosions in the field and the driveway. The gas was for the fire stuff.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 5:51am

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really cool guys . but be carful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bye the way i like the new site desighn. still waiting for the making of dxm to come out if your even going to do that any more. cant wait to see these exsplosians in your next movies!!!!! i also like the reclus driving! awsome man awsome!
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 7:08pm

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I posted a thread of our explosions, but im curious of how you did yours,
mainly the one where the guy blows up and the one before that,
give detail instruction plz,


peace
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 7:10pm

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sidewinder look at my video and tell me if the slowmotion is acceptable:P
also did you use after effects for deinterlacing? and could you tell me
how you did it, i know you posted the things you did but how?
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 7:32pm

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Ugh, we took two layers of video, one with even fields deinterlaced and one with odd fields deinterlaced, and we went back and forth frame by frame between the two. You need to understand how interlaced footage works to understand this.

And the one of the guy blowing up is just a fast cut (look at it frame by frame).
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 7:59pm

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Ahhh The Hawaii 5-0 theme, you wouldn't believe how much an effect on my life that theme tune has had.

Oh yeah the explosions were pretty nice too.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 8:34pm

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Hehe, you make me remember the time when I started with pyrotechnics 6 years ago and had to make a video about every single thing I blew up. biggrin

Cool cool
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 9:19pm

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woah, sweet. loved the explosions and the dogs at the end. I'm suprised nobody mentioned them.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 9:25pm

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There's only one dog.
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 12:00am

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ah, I get it now. Yes, only one dog...and a fake deer.

Before I go into depth on our explosions, let me just ask if anyone here has access to/knows how to weld.
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 12:03am

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well, then, whats that other thing? a horse, deer, what?
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 12:04am

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sidewinder wrote:

We did have a water hose and bucket handy. smile
Did u use it? lol.

looked to me like a sweat shirt is what u were using lol
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 12:05am

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sidewinder wrote:

ah, I get it now. Yes, only one dog...and a fake deer.

Before I go into depth on our explosions, let me just ask if anyone here has access to/knows how to weld.
My sister knows how to weld. From what I understand she's pretty good at it too. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 4:35am

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sidewinder i own a welder, and use it all the time, plz go in depth now:P
also give me feed back on my explosions also posted in this forum
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 5:26am

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Tarn's Note Of Warning: Pyrotechnics are very dangerous, and only try do this kind of thing if you know exactly what you are doing and take as many safety precautions as necessary.

Alright. I commented in that topic. smile

How we did ours:

First, we lit the welding torch, and found the most flammable mixture of oxygen and the welding gas, called acetyline (sp?). We then filled up a milk carton/oce cream bucket with the gas, and sealed it off with an electric cord inside. The cord was made up of many small wires at the end, and we twisted one pair together, which would create a short circuit, and in turn, spark. Then, out in the field, we burried the very explosive container ( eek ) about three feet deep, and set a bucket lid filled with gasoline on top of the explosion. We then connected extension cords to the igniter cord, making sure to not plug the extension cords in yet, and prepared to light the lid of gasoline. When we were ready, one person lit the gasoline, and ran away. Then when they were clear, the other one plugged in the cord, and we got a big explosion.


Let me reiterate the fact that acetyline is incredibly explosive, and my friend has done this stuff before with his dad, so he had a little experience. Just be careful when handling the container of mixed acetyline and oxygen. don't put it next to flame, and avoid static electricity. Also, keep in mind that gasoline eats through plastic, so you don't want to spill it on the container holding the acetyline if its plastic.

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Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 5:34am

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hum, i like them, but they needed more explosion to them, if you know
what i mean, like they were just a fireball, but yes i know that
acetyaline is very crazy stuff, but always accepting new ideas in the
pyrotechnic field:P
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 5:37am

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Oh, we just won't burry them so deep if we want a more conventional fireball. All the resources are there, we just have to screw around more. smile
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 2:29pm

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Sidewinder, I can make a util to do you deinterlacing trick if you want?
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 2:34pm

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Erm, guys...

Just an opinion, but I think you should give pyro tips on PM after checking people's age...

I'm sure you don't want some stupid kid emulating you and blowing his face off...

Most kids don't listen to safety warnings, even if they are written the size of a wall (I know, I used to be one!)...

Adain, just an opinion... Don't want to start a debate here. wink
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 3:42pm

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Of course I'd say to be extremely cautious. I'm just thinking that the access and knowledge of welding systems among younger kids is rather low.

The welding gas is only dangerous once it's mixed, so if you wanted to be very safe, you could carry your container of it a ways ahead of you with a stick. The real area where safety plays an issue is when you hook up the cords. You want to be absolutely certain that they aren't plugged into a wall. You also want to bury your container so you don't get shrapnel, and of course, don't stand over it.
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 3:46pm

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Not denying your attempt at warnings, sidewinder, just saying that some kids don't listen, and that some other kids can be pretty resourceful... Besides, they may try with other stuff too...

When I was a kid, there was at least one neighbor, my uncle and my dad who had welding equipment, including acetylene torches...

Anyways, it was just an opinion...

Good footage other than that!
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 3:54pm

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heh, thanks.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2003, 10:32am

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Yeah the problem is that most accidents happen when people think they are being cautious enough and then the explosions are bigger than they expected and catch them out.

schwar wrote:

Sidewinder, I can make a util to do you deinterlacing trick if you want?
Get back to work and finish Chromanator and Alam3 first! razz Wa'pish, wa'pish!
Posted: Fri, 17th Oct 2003, 7:34pm

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I just saw this, and i must admit it was pretty cool. I thought the boxes were a bit crazy but then came the real action!

lol u say u had a bucket of water handy, but for somereason u tried to take out big flames with ur shirts ?

lol well keep it up thats all i have to say!"