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In Topic: The difference between "Fireworks" and "Pyrotechnics"

14 April 2008 - 03:04 AM

In the States, indoor products and proximate effects are never referred to as "fireworks", they are always called "pyrotechnics".

In Topic: Events And Effects Over Water

15 November 2007 - 01:33 AM

"Water shells" have been used by Disney and Grucci, in the states. They are more like a muzzle burst or a mine, than a shell. Many sites don't like to use them because they use small plastic discs to float on the water, and make a large mess. I also believe that they are only produced in 5" varieties.

I've had good luck, over water with:

Yung Feng- Nishiki Kamuro Niagara Falls 3"-6" shells (burns all the way down to the water)
Yung Feng- Ceiling Lamp 3"-12" shells
Vulcan- Pixie Dust Willow 5"-6"
Lidu- Horsetail (any size is cool)

In Topic: An American Pyro In The Uk?

15 November 2007 - 01:01 AM

Thank you for the great ideas!

The company I work for has a nice 1350 cue Pyromate firing system, and a few engineers that would head over with me in November. If your November is anything like our July, electric firing systems are always in very short supply.

I'll just have to convince my boss that the company needs to go "international" :P

I'm going to have to do some research with the insurance issues though, to see if our provider covers international work, and what would be some of the costs, if extra coverage was needed.

Thanks again for the ideas, I'll get my "working holiday" yet! :D

In Topic: Elevated Audiences

12 November 2007 - 04:55 AM

I'm not sure if you have these items in the UK, but these items have been reliable for "proximate" shows that I have done.

Lidu 3" silver crossette mines: very tall and tight, little debris

Forward 7shot 1" cakes: unusual stars, blue scenery, palm tree, all have breaks past a 2nd story

Vulcan 70shot candle bundles: twilight glitter to blue is my favorite, or multicolor bombard

Vulcan 60mm and 38mm candles: white strobe bombard and brocade bombard covers lots of sky

PM me if you wish.

In Topic: An American Pyro In The Uk?

12 November 2007 - 04:36 AM

Thank you Arthur for confirming what I already had suspected. We have the same problem in the states, lots of people wanting to get into the display business as operators, working for free, or for a company shirt.

50 pounds per night, even with the US dollar almost worthless, wouldn't cover a pint, much less an airline ticket.

I think the idea of working as a company in the UK would be a nice challenge, however if the UK's maze of laws are anything like the US, I may spend more time pushing a pencil and shuffling papers, than firing a show. :rolleyes:
I have enough pitfalls with shipping and transport with domestic shows, I couldn't imagine trying to import to the UK. The actual show would be the least of my concerns :lol:

It looks like I'll just have to fund a Bonfire Night holiday from my own pocket, I think I may enjoy watching rather than working anyway :)