Week 28

Settings: iPhone 6

Set up. Music video shoot. Pour lighter fluid onto a cymbal, light with a match & play.

Opinion. This image could have been produced in Photoshop or some similar software but it’s actually not been modified at all. It’s surprising how quickly the lighter fluid burns, only providing 6 to 7 seconds of shooting time before it dies out. The cymbal can get quite hot too especially after 5 or 6 takes so be aware of this if you’re going to attempt to replicate the effect. And it goes without saying to use an old, cheap cymbal you don’t care about. Although it is the fluid that is burning, the cymbal’s finish does tarnish & I expect may eventually crack due to the heating & cooling of the metal over a period of time.

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