First Atomic Bomb Explosion - Trinity Test, July 16, 1945

The most famous video of the first atomic bomb explosion, known as the Trinity test, which occurred on July 16, 1945. The shots were taken for unclassified distribution, shot with 3 rolls of 35mm black and white film instead of 16mm film. They were referred to as the Newsreel rolls. The wide shot utilizes a 75mm lens, the second shot uses a 450mm telephoto lens and is focused on the bottom of the explosion. The final shot is with a tighter lens focused on the barrage balloons. Related Article: Manhattan: History vs. Hollywood