Posts Tagged ‘Pyrotechnics’
OOOPPPSSS we did it again … EPIC FIREWORKS In The Media
As some of you may know, Epic are no strangers to being in the media and as such we were delighted to be approached by Wired Magazine who wanted to do an editorial piece on some of the biggest fireworks in the UK and they naturally came to the best.
They tested the list of goodies in a field somewhere in deepest darkest Cambridgeshire (and had a brilliant time by all accounts). All the pyro was filmed and photographed on tripod mounted camera’s and sound pressure level metres and all the items were rated on visual effect (gauged by the oohs) and the noise levels (gauged by the aahhs).
The goodies they tested were:
- Super Conic Fountain – 1kg, massive fountain which is a brilliant starter to any display as it gets increasingly higher in the sky
- Space Blaster Rocket – medium priced rocket with mixed effects – 5 to a pack
- Green Ball Head Rocket – High and loud broad tailed rocket with a massive green burst followed by crackling stars
- Thunderous Finale 2 - the second version of our best seller – a beautiful addition to any finale and fast firing.
- Venus Sky Trap – long-lasting display piece which will keep everyone entertained.
- Angels Vs Demons – super fast firing beauty which is one of the mainstay’s of the Epic range with fantastic effects including huge spiralling comet tails and beautiful golden glitter. A must have for any self-respecting pyro freak.
- Sky Storm rocket – this beautiful double break rocket comes either as a single or as part of a pack of three. Beautiful and sky filling. Great for those who want a mid-sized big rocket for the start or end of a display.
The piece also covers the safety aspect of any fireworks display and clearly highlights the safety distances, how to best set up the fireworks for greatest impact and the fall out zone where any debris can drop without coming anywhere close to the crowd.
A great editorial about a great subject for which we thank the team at Wired Magazine.
The Digital Firework display that places you in control.
There has always been a certain fascination with fireworks which is growing into the digital age. Fireworks lend themselves brilliantly to virtual pyrotechnics thanks mainly to a fantastic but of clever web design.
The man behind the massive screens for the beautiful virtual firework display is Seb Lee-Delisle and it is called ‘pixel pyro’s’. It is a fabulous firework display that puts the user in complete control. The user simply touches the bright orbs of light to fire an array of multi-coloured rockets into the virtual night sky. Add lots of participants and you have a virtual sky filled with pyro.
The event is doing a tour of the UK with several dates.
• 18th October – Nottingham
• 2nd November – Brighton
• 17th November – Midlands (to be announced)
• 6th and 7th December – Festival of Lights in Huddersfield
If you do manage to get along, take some footage and we would love to see it.
The National Fireworks Association play host to thousands of firework buyers, sellers, manufacturers and enthusiasts from across the states (well, apart from the 15 states that have banned fireworks that is!) all gathered for the annual convention.
The gathering gives the manufacturers the opportunity to showcase the new products for 2013/14 season and each night they conclude proceedings with demonstrations. We should add that these are not displays in the usual sense as each piece is fired separately to enable viewers the chance to rate each item and decide whether they think it might appear in their displays in the forthcoming year. Several countries will have the chance to show their wares alongside the last American manufacturers.
Earlier on the same evening, the National Fireworks Association will hold a special safety demonstration using just consumer fireworks to show just how dangerous the most humble of small fireworks can be in the wrong hands.
Below is a promotional video for the National Fireworks Association produced by the PassFire team.