Friday Freakout: Parachute Catches Fire, Goes BOOM!

Posted by Andrew R.

Legendary skydive cinematographer Joe Jennings was asked to coordinate a burning parachute stunt for a music video. Normally they soak the parachute in gasoline and build an ignition switch. But the first attempt didn’t work, so they added gun powder and closed off the front cells to prevent the fuel from drying out too quickly. When the stunt skydiver, Niklas Daniel, hits the switch… BOOM goes the dynamite!