Archive for the ‘Firework Art’ Category
Awesome fireworks kaleidoscope video above by Stan Skrzyzanowski.
One of the best things in life is doing a job you love as all the epic fireworks crew know.
Stan is a professor in the Sculpture and Installation program and he also teaches in Fabrication Studios – both at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada and he must really love his job.
Stan assembled the video clips into a kaleidoscope using video editing software on a firework show he filmed at Hill Crest park in Toronto to celebrate Canada’s Victoria Day.
Amazing work Stan, if you’re reading this, can you make a cool video using sparklers and your fancy techniques? The following link might offer some inspiration sparkler art :)
Pyro and sparkler art go together like cheese and ham but adding in the prospect of photographing someone travelling on a skateboard too and you need some specialist handling of the situation. Come on down David Lehl, lifestyle photographer from Denver, Colorado who takes on the unusual and not uncommonly, the downright dangerous in his work.
In this instance, the idea was to photograph skateboarding with a difference and he certainly captured it perfectly.
His original idea was to use smoke bombs both in front of the flash and behind the skater to create some brilliant atmospheric imagery which came out pretty well. But, he wanted more so the next idea was to strap sparklers to the skateboard to create sparks for the ‘grind’ trick which came out beautifully.
Using a long exposure (2s f/5.6) to capture the light trails created by the sparklers and then do exactly the same trick again but this time photograph with a flash he took the shot with 1/1000s f5.6 exposure to freeze the image. As you can see, highly successful and some fabulous shots too.
There is to be a spectacular event celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. On the 6th July 2012 Hylands Park, Chelmsford (CM2 8WQ) will play host to a special occasion with three distinct elements, each with their own unique quality and all taking place 4.00pm – 10.30pm (gates open at 3.30pm)
Walk the Plank are an internationally acclaimed specialist performance team which incorporates fire, fireworks, dance, music and special effects. The performers work closely with Chelmsford community groups and depend on large-scale audience participation. They will put on a show that will also include the unveiling of an extraordinary glass bead representing Chelmsford, created by local artists. The bead will be presented to one of the Sparks will Fly champions in preparation for the finale. The culmination of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration will of course be the arrival of the Torch and the lighting of the onstage cauldron from the Olympic Flame.
The two larger than life champions ‘Marina Mightier’ and ‘Boreas Zephyr’ will face off in the performance arena for an astonishing performance that mixes giant characters and a carnival atmosphere with stunning pyrotechnics and special effects to create a breathtaking showdown to become the 2012 champion of the great Glass Bead Game, played for the first time in one thousand years.
Please bring a torch, bike light or small flashlight with you, and be ready to use it in the finale show – they may need your help to make sparks fly!