Videos, Books & More

This page is a list of videos, books and other materials I have found relating to pyrotechnics as it relates to film/tv(special effects) theater/concerts(proximate), Display, and Personal fireworks.  Once I have read or otherwise viewed them I will post a link to my review of each item.  If there is not a review of a item please feel free to purchase a copy and send it to me!  Websites change a lot so if you find a broken link please let me know.  Also if you know of anything that should be added to this page please add a comment.


Reign Of Fire

Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Rob Bowman (Director)Rated: PG-13

This movie has some great special features about how pyrotechnics were used in the making of the film.  Read our review here.


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Jon Turteltaub (Director) Rated: PG

This movie has some great special features about how pyrotechnics were used in the making of the film.  Review coming soon…


A Professional’s Guide To Pyrotechnics: Understanding And Making Exploding Fireworks

By: John Donner 1997 Paperback & Kindle



Chemistry of Pyrotechnics: Basic Principles and Theory, Second Edition

By: John A. Conkling & Chris Mocella 2010 Hardcover



Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics : The History of the Explosive That Changed the World

By: Jack Kelly 2004 Hardcover, Paperback, & Kindle

Review coming soon…


Pyrotechnics: the history and art of firework making

By: Alan St. Hill. Brock 1922 Paperback




By: George W. Weingart 1947 Hardcover & Paperback



Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History

By: Simon Werrett 2010 Hardcover



Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics

By: Herbert Ellern 1968 Hardcover & Paperback



Fireworks: Pyrotechnics on Display

By: Norman D. Anderson & Walter R. Brown 1983



Handbook of Pyrotechnics

By: Karl O. Brauer 1974 Hardcover & Paperback



Pyrotechnics: Webster’s Timeline History, 1777 – 2007

By: Icon Group International 2009 Paperback



Pyrotechnic Chemistry (Pyrotechnic Reference)

By: K. L. Kosanke, B. J. Kosanke, B. Sturman, T. Shimizu, M. A. Wilson, I. von Maltitz, R. J. Hancox, N. Kubota, C. Jennings-White & D. Chapman 2004 Hardcover



Fireworks!: Four Centuries of Pyrotechnics in Prints and Drawings

By: Suzanne Boorsch 2000 Paperback



The Preparatory Manual of Black Powder and Pyrotechnics

By: Jared Ledgard 2007 Paperback



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