What’s involved with planning and producing a Pyro Musical Fireworks display?
Much more than the average observer thinks! All Fired Up Fireworks begins with the Client (Host).
Whether we are working on a full-scale Brisbane NYE fireworks display, an indoor / arena fireworks show, right through to a private fireworks display for a wedding or birthday party; we work together to determine the tone for the evening, discussing noise, color, music and how they relate to the theme.
Do they want joy, humor, or to cover a broad range of emotions? Once the music is chosen and digitally edited, we begin the process of picking shells and other display items. These items are entered into a customized database and then imported to the choreography software. As we listen to this music again and again, we artistically visualize the place for each shell or display item. We can shoot varying styles, scenarios in color and activity, and create actual scenes in the sky, matching each shell or display item to the mood of the music.
Once the show is created, choreography worksheets are prepared. Then all data is entered onto a Spreadsheet then Uploaded onto Computer Firing Station which tells us, and records in synchronization with the music, exactly when to fire individual cues. These worksheets then go to our magazines, where the shells and other display items are stored. We then pick the items to be used and fuse write cue sequences on them.
Shows can take days to set up, depending upon size and design complexity. A small show can be effectively setup and fired with a crew of 2 to 3 people. Large events can have as many as 20 people involved with preparation. Success at any show means paying attention to setup details. Setting specific angles on mortars to assure correct display patterns in the sky. The result of this extra and often time consuming, process can be seen with the graceful performance of comets and display Roman Candles, and multiple shots of aerial shells. Firing system connection Boxes are put out and cables are run. We then load the shells, double checking their position as we go.. We are finished and ready for the show at least 1 to 2 hours before show time (most of the time!).
The staff continues to check the site and prepares for the show performance. What We Do All Fired Up Fireworks (AFU) works with you to design and create a spectacular fireworks display that will be enjoyed by all and leave a lasting impression to those who attended your event.
Clean up is as important as the show, and we do not leave the site until the entire Safety area has been cleaned of any possibly unfired material. And in some cases we revisit the site the next morning in day to double check. The safety measures in clean-up are as carefully controlled as during the Display. If you would like to know more about how fireworks can become an integral part of your next celebration contact All Fired Up Fireworks by either emailing us or call the numbers on this site’s Contact Us page