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Bob Twells

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Secret Garden Party

05 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

Does anyone know who did the pyro for the Secret Garden Party festival on Saturday just gone (26th July)?

I'm guessing a few companies were involved, as it was an absolutely brilliantly choreographed showcase of mixed media that worked really well together. Some great pyro on the lake, with many flame projectors, approx 100 fire jugglers and poi performers on the lake front, video projection onto water spray and trees, and a microlight dropping thousands of led lights on little toy helicpoters things that floated down out of nowhere. Absolutely amazing!

The following day also had two planes doing signwriting in the sky with normal smoke, but also and gerbs, mines and LED strip lights attached to them, which I've never seen before.

Whoever put it all together deserves some major kudos!

A few of the official pics:

Amazing up-close firework footage from quadcopter

27 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

If you haven't seen this post on our Facebook page, here is some amazing firework footage filmed from a remote controlled quad-copter. The pilot is very daring and gets the drone right in among the shell bursts, giving some fantastic views I've not seen before from aerial footage...



New videos from our AGM

10 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

We've just released some new videos on our YouTube channel from our AGM at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, held in March this year.


Firstly, Malcolm Smith talks about his work with pyrotechnic effects for scale models used in TV and film production:


Then a few live demos of some simple effects:


Wayne Robshaw delivers us some good news about the new Explosives Regulations 2014 and how it will affect hobby firework manufacture in the UK:


Steve Moore shows off some more live demos in the "Mad Lab":


We have plenty of other videos from previous events too, so head over to our YouTube channel for more.

Smoke ring over Leamington Spa

15 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

Ok, which one of you is responsible? ;)



Det Cord Christmas Tree (slo-mo video)

18 December 2013 - 11:04 AM

A simply amazing slow motion video of detonating cord arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree, showing the detonation progressing along the cord and the shockwaves produced...


(Best bits from about 2:35 onwards if you're impatient like me)