First of we looked up how to build a PotatoCannon in the book Backyard Ballistics
and got in the right frame of mind by cultivating a Bonsai Potato
Then we did some calculations on how far the potato should fly:
We got the cameraman, Keith, over from England, to help us film it
Keith calibrating the Potato-Cannon:
We checked if the Potato-Cannon was
pointing at the target:
(NOTE: AMMO (Potatoes), TARGET (Snoopy))
After a tasty lunch and an afternoon sleep we were ready to shoot a potato onto poor snoopy.
It worked so well, that WE NOW HAVE new plans:
WATCH the Film (0.5MB)
Producer .. Michael Salmony
Camera Keith Plunkett
Father Michael Salmony
Son Philip Salmony
Grandson .. Chickly Salmony
Post Production ... Michael Grözinger
Catering & Moral Suport Uschi Salmony
Flyer Production . Florentine Salmony
- Sony Cybershot Dsc-P51
- Philips USB Webcam
With many thanks to:
-The Neighbours (who clapped when they heard the explosion)
and lots more
Sound Track available From Sony
By the Salmony Family
With Help from K. Plunkett
This is the Best short Movie ever!
The Daily Telegraph
I am stunned to my pants!
The Sunday Times
Now TO CAMOUFLAGE IT ...
See terrorist attack, train crash, criminal exploits etc.
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