CBS did an interesting story with lots of shots Behind The Scenes (BTS) with Grucci. I thought it was funny that they talked about hand firing as if no one still does it that way. While they don’t really talk about anything new to most pyros, there are some very interesting shots which gives us a look into how other groups put together their shows. Not to mention the fireworks are pretty amazing as well. Video Here
Had two great shows for the holiday, one on the 3rd and the other on the 4th. This is raw uncut video from the GoPro. More pictures and videos soon.
I was very excited to see a new show about professional pyrotechnicians, but I have to say I was more then a bit surprised by the channel it’s on. The Weather Channel is making an 8 episode series about pyros working around the world in various conditions. Looking forward to seeing this show. Check out the description below and link to the shows webpage.
From the Weather Channel Website
“Pyros” follows an elite team of pyro-technicians, led by Maude Furtado, at Montreal’s Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman who battle greatly varying weather conditions while producing large-scale fireworks displays around the world. The group travels to exotic locations, powering through exhausting schedules and harsh weather, solving complex technical glitches on the fly, all with the intention to inspire and entertain the masses with the magic of fireworks. With tens of thousands of dollars on the line and hundreds of thousands of people expecting stunning skies, the group has no room for error. Whether it’s lighting off a fully loaded fireworks site by remote, trying to control explosions in wind just steps away from a crowded parade route, or the stress of setting up over 10 shows in one day, “Pyros” shows what it takes to play with fire and not get burned in the process. Produced by Omni Film Productions Ltd. (“Ice Pilots”), “Pyros” will feature 8x 60-minute episodes and premieres Tuesday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET. ”