On July 25, 1946, Operation Crossroads was initiated by the Federal Defense Department. In this documentary short film, footage is shot of the underwater nuclear test that occurred in the area of Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. The dramatic footage was shot in this remote area because of the unique formation of the islands surrounding the detonation site. By using this formation, the action was able to be shot from 500 different camera angles simultaneously. The other unique aspect of this film was the fact the director chose to shoot the explosion is extreme slow-motion, which allows viewer to pick apart the exploding process.