The Epic gang have been busy looking all over the internet in search of some cool firework videos. Here’s what we’ve found so far….
1. We get close up to the action as we get a firers view of what goes into putting together a pyrotechnic display, filmed from a drone and with static cameras strategically placed to give the best view of the action.
2. 20 seconds of time-lapse fireworks from Australia Day.
3. The skies of Singapore by Lim tip lee. Another time-lapse film featuring the sky above the island of Singapore filled with fireworks.
4. The Shakrain festival, also known as the kite festival is celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 14th or 15th January. The daytime skies are filled with kites where contestants “fight” each other as they try to snag and cut each other’s kite strings, once the sun sets then fireworks fill the sky.
5. Liseberg ice festival ends with a huge pyro musical display.
6. The new Chevrolet Cruze fireworks edition trailer. The director attached a blow torch to the back of a new car to light the fireworks.
There was joy abound yesterday evening as Dubai in the United Arab Emirate managed to win the rights to host EXPO 2020.
Dubai beat off opposition from Brazil, Turkey and Russia to hold this prestigious event. The World EXPO is held every 5 years bringing together businesses, innovators, economists and developers from across the globe together to make inroads on important issues which affect the world economy and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all. The theme chosen is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'”
Visitors to these events are there for the purpose of social, cultural and economic growth and they all play a part.
The 2015 EXPO is to be held in Milan, Italy and their focus will be ‘Feeding the Planet and Energy for Life’ which as the title suggests is committed to bringing the most powerful business representatives and government officials to address the issues of food production and management and the production of energy which is both sustainable and clean.
Dubai will make worthy hosts as they have the infrastructure and financial backing to drive world economic growth.
The Burj Khalifa tower, which stands a staggering 828 metres high, was the main stage for the fireworks and laser spectacular which took place within moments of the announcement of the winning bid. Of course, the Burj Khalifa is no stranger to massive fireworks displays having hosted the New Year display since the opening of the building in 2010.
We wish them every success and it is nice that they will have some added diversity as this will also be the first time a Middle Eastern country has been chosen to host the event.
Brisbane, Australia is the venue for one of the Country’s biggest fireworks extravaganza’s this side of the New Year celebrations.
The Brisbane Sunsuper Riverfire festival is in the midst of its 16th year and the celebrations came to a head at yesterday’s finale.
Months of organisation goes into the event and the music takes a very long time to get right as they try to get a mixture of genre’s into the playlist to make sure it is fresh and exciting. They try to ensure that the music captures the overall ethos of the Country but in particular local artists as well as those from across Australia and reflects the diversity of its residents and mixed cultural past.
The finale show included a massive number of events including a fun fair, concession stands and of course a number of fabulous aerial displays in aeroplane’s and helicopters and closed with the fireworks.
All the pyrotechnics were set up on the 3 bridges, the tops of buildings and on board the barges on the river. Visitors were treated to 30 minutes of non-stop fireworks from around 7.00pm last night.
Last year the fireworks launched from the bridge were absolutely spectacular along with the massive shell breaks launched from buildings and barges. Speakers are strategically located along the 2-kilometre long display area to relay the music which is set to perfectly accompany the firework display.
This is one of the premier events in the Brisbane calendar and a great family event to attend.