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Even the most ordinary things can be an impressive sight when filmed in slow motion. Emmy winner Alan Teitel specializes in filming everything from explosions to bees at high speed, and now he’s caught something as ordinary as a match that catches fire on film.

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The project was carried out with a camera that filmed at 4000 FPS. There was over 2000 wats of light within 4 inches (10 centimeters) of the match along with mirrors and reflectors.

Watch the video clip below to see how the different materials ignite and bubbles during the short second the ignition really lasts.