Category Archives: Firework Art

Water Fools Event

There were oohs and aahs aplenty on Saturday as Salford Quays played host to Media City UK’s Water Fools event. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed French Theatre company, Ilotopie, they have created a mystical ‘walk on water’ event surrounded by fireworks, flames and some brilliant costumed individuals who were walking, sleeping and naturally driving on the Manchester ship canal.

The initial sequence depicted a man’s head bursting into flames taking him from his humdrum life into a plethora of extraordinary occurrences. The concept made for a wonderful mix of the sublime and the ridiculous.

The fireworks started with a single shot of comets and then multi-shot screechers and strobing fountains. The fireworks then ramped up into some beautiful bronze palm bursts and fanned silver trailing bursts. The show continued on with spectacular spinners, horses tails as the skies over Salford lit up with reds, blues and greens finishing with slow-falling glitter … beautiful.

Pictures of the spectacular Water Fools Salford Quays firework show can be found here.

Anyone who was fortunate enough to see this first hand we would love to hear your comments. Let us know via email to [email protected] and send us any photographs or video footage you may have.


Fireworks In The Great Gatsby

For those of you that have seen the film ‘The Great Gatsby’ will remember the awesome firework scenes, but how did they do this?

Well, the EPIC firework scenes were created by Prime Focus World.

PFW are world leaders in creative and technology services, delivering innovative 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major media and entertainment companies all over the world.

The team of over 3500 artists, technicians and producers work together to deliver world-class visual entertainment services from the key centres of creative content production based in London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York and Vancouver.

Check out the amazing video here to see how these guys and gals achieved the awesome computer generated firework effects.


FIRE Fascination, Firework and Festival

Do you remember your first time?

Check this out 🙂

I have just spent the last few hours going through the amazing pictures and the fantastic old-school artwork of a fascinating new book called FIRE Fascination, Firework and Festival by Mark Fleming.

FIRE explores how ancient Pagan festivals have given rise to Halloween and Bonfire Night, two of our most evocative and lasting celebrations. The book looks at gunpowder, and how it helped shape the surface of our planet as well as give us the mesmerizing world of pyrotechnics. It looks too at how history has taken Guy Fawkes from being a hated villain to being the icon of the digital age and the grinning face of firework night. Remembered too are the companies of a lost industry that once made November their own.

FIRE is released first in a  FREE  (YES, we said free) PDF e-book version and a physical edition is planned for later in the year but will be subject to enough interest being shown to cover the printing costs.

Please share this fantastic piece of work with family and friends and let’s hope we generate enough interest so the book can go to print.

The epic fireworks team would like to congratulate Mark on his wonderful achievement and wish him the very best for the future.