Making a mess is far harder than cleaning one up
Ever wondered how to direct a dramatic blender explosion to appear beautiful on screen? To be honest – who hasn’t?
First off, the important factors you need to consider are liquid viscosity, blender blade size, motion control and sourcing all the super slo-mo filming equipment. Also, as blenders don’t actually cause screen-worthy explosions all that much by themselves, you’re going to need someone technical to mechanically amp up the blade speed for you to ensure a proper eruption.
Now even though each shot of your explosion will be over in the blink of an eye, what may look like nothing special in person actually looks pretty good when played back in slow motion. However, if like our production team you’re after the perfect mess, the first shot is never going to be the flawless one you’re after. The blender needs to keep being adjusted to ensure just the right level of liquid explosiveness, which is where good old trial and error comes in. Too little and it’s an unimpressive splutter, too much and your whole crew is covered in green crap. So just keep trying until you get it right.