When bubbles of the financial or personal dreams variety burst, it isn't a pretty sight. But when actual bubbles burst, it's completely beautiful. Particularly when they're the gi-normous ones made by a company called Shanks FX, who collaborated with PBS Digital Studios to show you how it's done. In the following video, they not only reveal their "recipe" for making huge bubbles, they also show you how to construct the spawning gear, and a wicked "bubble control wand" that allows you to manipulate the bubbles in space using fans:
Nutty, no? It almost looks as if a liquid is transformed into a solid that then explodes into a gas.