Break an Arm, Blow up a Head and... Batman?

Episode two is here. Today we show you how to break an arm in half and blow up some poor fool’s head. And if that wasn’t enough for you to click play… Batman!

For our latest episode we decided to give ourselves two rules: 1) We can’t spend over $50 and 2) Each effect must be planned and shot in under a day.

For the first effect, and more simplistic of the two we show you how you can make a head explode by using free downloadable assets from Click here to download the exploding head clip from

Unlike the exploding head, the second effect is done all in camera with no post- production needed. So if you do not have the money for expensive post- production software, this one is for you. All you need is a very strange grocery list of things and you will be grossing your friends out in no time.

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