SEEKING: I need a safe way/fx rig to explode a watermelon on a tv show...?
I can build a booth with a lexan/plexiglass window so that watermelon doesn't spray the audience, this will also allow me to hide special fx rigs in it. I've done a somewhat similar rig before where I made the watermelon fall unnoticed through a trap door while a nozzle simultaneously sprayed watermelon guts against the plexi (so it looked like it exploded but didn't really). This time I'd really like to make it blow up.
I have a pyrotech license and have access to some basic explosives, but I think I would prefer to explore compressed air-based explosions.
Anyway, any ideas would be appreciated. Please find a rough sketch attached.
Many thanks! DAZU