Underwater Explosions at 120,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Oct 6, 2016
  • Gav and Dan usually blow stuff up in regular air, but did you know you can also blow stuff up in other places?
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    Filmed with the Phantom V2511
    Underwater Explosions at 120,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
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Comments • 4 870

  • Randall Romeo
    Randall Romeo 7 days ago +1

    I'm I the only who see the octagon shape reflecting @5:20?

  • 13579 jac
    13579 jac 12 days ago +1

    When it relights the lighting that's there is a diesel effect

  • MovieBlackboard
    MovieBlackboard 19 days ago +1

    I just visited a talk from the head of ILM, taking about making solo a star wars story. This video was his inspiration for the train explosion.

  • Guachi Nangod
    Guachi Nangod 23 days ago +1

    Soy el único sub español en este canal?😢

  • Pono Sonoc
    Pono Sonoc Month ago

    Could you speak in slow motion? German can not understand otherwise.

  • Jaindar Singh
    Jaindar Singh Month ago +2

    Imagine a universe formed inside it.
    The people were made inside it. Like us.
    They predicted that their universe was formed from a big bang.
    And eventually everything comes together to form singularity.

    All this in a brink of second.
    That's how our universe was formed.

  • Kyle Mueller
    Kyle Mueller Month ago +1

    This is an incredibly great way to explain the big bang and probably explains more about our own universe than anyone thinks... except me apparently. Then again the universe (the air inside the explosion) being surrounded by a denser mass (the water) is just ridiculous right....? You're welcome.

  • Seriously Bro?
    Seriously Bro? Month ago

    It's proven that explosions under water is waaaaay more dangerous under water. So my request is to film what happens to a balloon underwater when an explosion is near it.

  • Wasin Silakong
    Wasin Silakong Month ago


  • Ole's Hobby Blog
    Ole's Hobby Blog Month ago +1

    Today I attended a panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago held by Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM); Rob Bredow, where he put pictures of Gav and Dan on the big screen, showed us this clip, and basically told us this clip actually inspired the huge explosion scene at the end of the “monorail” sequence in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

  • Monette Melegrito
    Monette Melegrito Month ago

    Imagine how RC submarine hit by that explosion

  • Stack Overflow
    Stack Overflow Month ago +2

    I see the universe. From big bang to end

  • Vicky Kaushik
    Vicky Kaushik Month ago

    Play at .25 !

    TNT JOHN Month ago

    Awesome explosion :)

  • Juncus Bufonius
    Juncus Bufonius Month ago

    That shot a F11 3:45 just might show an illustration of what happened in the big bang that shaped galaxy formation. The theory is that small changes in the density of the explosion was the catalyst for material to clump. If you look you can see small differences in the surface of the bubble. Nice one. Oh and I think you see the explosive gasses expand at 600ft/s? and then the implosion probably pushes it back to a high enough density to re-ignite on the remaining fire. Being made up of remnant plasma of the explosive material.

  • sasuke gaming
    sasuke gaming Month ago

    Me- come on it's taking forever!!!

    The video was paused.

  • Daniel Alcazar
    Daniel Alcazar Month ago

    what if you watch the slow mo guys in a slow speed settings

  • Vicente Adriatico IV

    Bigbang left the room

  • José David Zapata Ramos

    Sorry for the materials used for the trial.
    The material to float the explosive, what type of explosive and the amount

  • chris diaz
    chris diaz 2 months ago

    How about in the rain?
    And ya have to love the conservation of energy!

  • Władca Wymiaru
    Władca Wymiaru 2 months ago

    Try with molten salt ! We want to know!!!
    This guy tried hard:
    with 21 000 FPS...
    Try with molten Tin:
    but heated to over 800 degree to made BIG explosion...

  • Ryan Sederstrom
    Ryan Sederstrom 2 months ago +1


  • sagesaria
    sagesaria 2 months ago

    God the second banger made me so anxious. I was legitimately afraid Dan wasn't gonna get his hand away in time.

  • CUBETechie
    CUBETechie 2 months ago

    usclip.net/video/92M5qcjDkaU/video.html you should contact him I want to see what happens inside the chamber

  • Jason Wills
    Jason Wills 2 months ago


  • Jason Wills
    Jason Wills 2 months ago

    Almostnothingremainedwhatdoesthisprove. Onlythatheresfuckall,left

  • garryleerob
    garryleerob 2 months ago

    FFS stop yapping !!! Get on with it!

  • TacoCrisis
    TacoCrisis 2 months ago

    You should take a phantom and film a other vid so it 2x slow

    • SpydersByte
      SpydersByte 2 months ago

      lol what? that makes no sense whatsoever

  • Canard708
    Canard708 2 months ago

    Depth charges for civilian use

  • Paul Dunbar
    Paul Dunbar 2 months ago

    Is this a small look into the big bang, or the birth of a black hole!

  • Jan Nowak
    Jan Nowak 2 months ago

    1:04 SPEED 0,25 MORE SLOW :)

  • Speed Drawing
    Speed Drawing 2 months ago

    120,000 fps ? but in 1952 (estimating here) they already had a camera that could do 1 million frames per second and 10 million frames per second shortly after that (used to record atomic bomb explosions). 😶 They should use something like that now i think

  • fjwtube
    fjwtube 2 months ago

    Hey Guys, did you know that the people who made the effects for the recent Han Solo movie are saying they used this technique (based on watching THIS video) to show the mountain blow up after the train chase! Cool!!!! You have arrived!

  • TRX Cummins
    TRX Cummins 2 months ago

    3:20 is it just me or does the one on the left looks slightly like the surface of the Sun with all the ripples and stuff

  • William Fairfax Mason Prescott III

    Your explosive segments are the best sir's
    "UK use the word Bangers to describe fire-crackers, and Cherry's/ Explosive/ Poppers/ Nukes in USA

  • Baahubali
    Baahubali 2 months ago +1

    I have a feeling that Big bang was formed just like the underwater explosion!!

  • Alexander Christensen
    Alexander Christensen 2 months ago +1

    The explosion makes a perfect oxygen sphere down there

  • Amy R. Sterling
    Amy R. Sterling 2 months ago

    TIL this video inspired the train heist explosion in Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • kabaneiros
    kabaneiros 3 months ago

    ничего особенного, мой телефон тоже может снимать в 120фпс

  • DolerisLT
    DolerisLT 3 months ago

    Watermelon with an explosive inside - inside a pool - slowmo boom

  • Activate Halo
    Activate Halo 3 months ago

    Fun fact.
    The VFX team that worked on Star Wars replicated this for the scene where a mountain explodes in Solo.

  • വസീലി സയത്സേവ്

    So our universe was created when God did some weired slomo experiments in his backyard....

  • Jj Coronet
    Jj Coronet 3 months ago

    Just watched click online and they mentioned this video as inspiration for explosions used in the latest solo star wars movie cool

  • FSDraconis
    FSDraconis 3 months ago

    It would of been super neat to of detonated right next to the glass so the pressure bubble would push the water away from the glass possibly letting you see in to it more clearly.

  • I want my kids susan
    I want my kids susan 3 months ago

    3:53 epic

  • Shakey Walls
    Shakey Walls 3 months ago


  • Justin Roberts
    Justin Roberts 3 months ago

    I love how you go from 120,000 frame being difficult to two years later you produce 200,000 what it seems like easier than this

  • blackaznman
    blackaznman 3 months ago

    Oh wow that was cool!!!!

  • Samuel Aviles
    Samuel Aviles 3 months ago

    This video gave me an idea...capture someone sneezing in slow motion.

  • rpbajb
    rpbajb 3 months ago

    This add weight to the argument that when a submarine crushes at great depth, the crew does not drown but instantaneously burns to death.

  • but pocket
    but pocket 3 months ago

    The best way to handle offensive words is to say nothing.
    No blood is spilled everyone wins.

  • Jason Sullivan
    Jason Sullivan 3 months ago

    This inspired a scene in solo a star wars, 2 years later

  • H. Comfy
    H. Comfy 3 months ago

    Shooting the same shot in two different exposures was really cool. Nice touch

  • Sneaker - Jordan
    Sneaker - Jordan 3 months ago

    1:46 - 3:10 and 4:52 are pretty satisfying!

  • neek betts
    neek betts 3 months ago

    What happens if fish are in the water too? Any chance of slow mo footage of that?

  • Jim J
    Jim J 3 months ago

    How stupid a fish tank and not an actual ocean explosions

  • Arman Bsh
    Arman Bsh 4 months ago

    BigBang timelapse

  • Devin Sword
    Devin Sword 4 months ago

    i'd really like to know why the water shoots up in those thin tendrils during the beginning of the surface explosion. i would have expected the water to have shot up in one uniform dome, at least at the very beginning of the explosion

  • Trah Hurex YK
    Trah Hurex YK 4 months ago


  • Trah Hurex YK
    Trah Hurex YK 4 months ago

    4.49 👏👏👏👏👏👏👌

  • Manj Sher
    Manj Sher 4 months ago

    Wow says guy watching in 144p.

  • Samuel Cheffins
    Samuel Cheffins 4 months ago +1

    Fun fact for the three of us that have seen “Solo: A Star Wars Story”: this video was the inspiration for the Coaxium explosion.

  • Johannes Amelong
    Johannes Amelong 4 months ago

    this camer has to cost 50 000 £

  • Роман Погосов

    What's name of a song starting at 3:05, please?

  • Pelagicide
    Pelagicide 4 months ago

    This is the big bang then the expansion and contraction and death of the universe - yep, you now know how pointless your life really is.

    JONES GAMING 4 months ago

    beautiful 😃

  • Karl Dunne
    Karl Dunne 4 months ago

    Underwater Nuke.. In the movie Pacific Rim.......

  • sadece yorum yazmak için bir kanal

    Watch 0.25x

  • Makan Murah
    Makan Murah 4 months ago

    Mini demontration if bigbang

  • gondrong sans
    gondrong sans 4 months ago +2

    Wooow this bahasa indonesia

  • hmmm hmmm
    hmmm hmmm 4 months ago

    Guys do a dynamite under water!! Lol.,

    KAMIK HAZE 4 months ago

    das boot confirmed

  • Ruslan Jans
    Ruslan Jans 4 months ago

    Vıdeonun adını turkce yamışsunız bayıldım. Sızı sevıyorum çocuklar

  • Rafael Anom Subally
    Rafael Anom Subally 4 months ago

    Thanks for the Indonesian subtitle :-)

  • LOVE Flavour
    LOVE Flavour 4 months ago

    Tsunami real

  • Dylan Gardner
    Dylan Gardner 4 months ago

    At 5:20 it looks like something fades in an out of the universe

  • S.R. Clinkz
    S.R. Clinkz 4 months ago

    Safe you life here you go 6:05

  • Shaun Wroblewski
    Shaun Wroblewski 4 months ago

    Cool. Solar system. Out than back in, fireball like the sun

  • Ken Lindon Aseron
    Ken Lindon Aseron 4 months ago

    Why is the person on the camera wearing lab caot and goggles rather the person doing the experiment

  • Um anônimo legal
    Um anônimo legal 4 months ago

    Imagine if one day we can record at 10.000.000 fps in HD.

  • clintrock
    clintrock 4 months ago

    I'm amazed how they tend to look like planets. Maybe there's something to The Big Bang Theory LOL because they sure look like planets.

  • vancat VII
    vancat VII 4 months ago

    Do molten salt in water.
    If you can't figure it out look at the backyard scientist's video

  • Angelo IllahiYT
    Angelo IllahiYT 4 months ago

    Slow tastic or should I say slowsepsion

  • rokkstar115
    rokkstar115 4 months ago

    who ever thought that something so violent could be so beautiful?

  • Laceykat66
    Laceykat66 4 months ago

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the light as the bubble contracts? You have the initial explosion, then another light.

  • Dirk Hofman
    Dirk Hofman 4 months ago

    I,m wondering, if you had your hand in it, how it would feel,

  • Erratic Designs
    Erratic Designs 4 months ago

    You guys were overexposed the last few minutes

  • Filozof HK
    Filozof HK 4 months ago

    Türkeçe altyazi için teşekkürler!

  • Walter Rasoira
    Walter Rasoira 4 months ago

    from 3.35 to 4.05 like supernova collapse!

  • RawkL0bster
    RawkL0bster 4 months ago

    The human eye can't see above 30 FPS, much less the difference between 30 FPS and 120,000 FPS.

  • satansaysimnuts
    satansaysimnuts 4 months ago

    Did you catch him sneezing on slow mo?
    It would be awesome if you could do sneezing !

  • F2 STUDIO - Flair Fotografy Studio

    I was like why the footage is so crappy and then to my lucky stars i realized my youtube was at 240p for no apparent reason. Pumped it up to 1080p and i saw tha magic.. Bloody awsome.

  • Guillaume Druon
    Guillaume Druon 4 months ago

    Merci pour le sous titrage, je suis toujours aussi fan de votre travail, continuez comme ça. 😁

  • This is Wallmarth
    This is Wallmarth 4 months ago

    We had a little glimpse at the mirror world there, in the water reaction. 5:18 here

  • TheAirsoft Channel and other things

    You should make a fish tank filled with really fast fish.

  • capezyo
    capezyo 4 months ago


  • Willy Bee
    Willy Bee 4 months ago

    That video was bang on... see what I did there?😨

  • killerbs420
    killerbs420 4 months ago

    Is that basically what it would look like to see an explosion in the vacuum of space?

  • CreepermanLP
    CreepermanLP 4 months ago

    bless you

  • FatMan Airsoft
    FatMan Airsoft 4 months ago

    Ever wonder if that's what the big bang was like