Have you ever seen how they make explosions for movies? Today we’ll go to a set of a Russian movie about the events that took place during the battle for a Russian city Stalingrad. It’s always interesting to spend some time backstage and watch how magic is happening.
Everybody understands that when we see bombing in a movie it does not mean that movie directors use real bombardments to show an explosion. The explosion site is chosen far from actors not to harm them.
The fireworker is ready for an explosion during a rehearsal.
Spectacularity is the main explosion criterion. Fire clouds or sticks covered with mellow earth are very helpful.
Here the missile was covered with black earth.
In case of bombardment white and black clouds must be everywhere.
One must be very careful about the clouds as nothing can be seen.
It is not easy to make an explosion at night.
During an explosion the earth is really shaking. And if you happen to be next to the exploded place it feels very scary and hearts starts beating fast. However, the explosions are never chaotic but always pin-point and actors only risk to be temporarily deaf. Luckily only professionals create such effects, otherwise it could end rather bad.