Most of us don’t experience explosions on a daily basis – unless we have a penchant for action movies, or work with them like these guys.

The cool video below from Vanity Fair presents explosives engineer Professor Paul Worsey and special effects supervisor Tassilo Baur, who let us into many of the secrets behind onscreen explosions.

Scenes from The Dark Knight, Batman Returns, Rush Hour, Desperado and TV’s Breaking Bad all feature – plus you’ll learn the difference between ‘shrapnel’ and ‘frag’.