Post by mickeygubitosifan on May 29, 2011 19:36:09 GMT -5
I do believe that this was the first time I've seen an entire fireworks display on video. I'm sure that it was even more grand in person, though watching in full screen mode helped to maintain the original effect.
Did you have a hand in the creation of this particular fireworks show?
The HD video camera was on the wrong setting...NOT MY FAULT...the V.P. of the company did the camera work. I only supplied the sound (portable stereo in the back ground)
And YES indeed I worked on the show. We have done Lake Tahoe at Labor day for the last 12 years. I like that one because I get to actually see the show, I don't have to fire it. On July 4th, my show is on a barge on Lake Tahoe as well, except I don't get to see it...too busy firing it.
It takes a full day to set up the equipment, a full day to load shells, and a full day to tear down.
Post by mickeygubitosifan on Jun 3, 2011 22:51:39 GMT -5
So, how do you select the music that you're going to use for a show like that? I have a little bit of past experience, myself, in the art of routining to music, but I've long been curious as to what goes into matching a fireworks show to its accompanying music.
unfortunately is not always up to the operator to pick the music. IMHO, we know what works and what does not...but most of the time it is the sponsor(s) or people paying for the show who has the final word on what tracks or sound bites get used. A lot of the time the casinos will use music for what band is playing that weekend or coming up...or top 10 radio hits...leaving the choreographer a little time to use better tracks.
The Labor Day show "should" be working man/women type songs...i.e. Huey Lewis & Dolly Parton & some B.T.O. work great with the crowd. July 4th should be more patriotic (obviously). Justin Beiber (sp) had no business on the sound track when we had to use it. If we have to use stuff like that...then we should play the Sponge Bob song for the yellow boxes sequence and push up some stars and even some swirly looking shells that look almost like a snail. :-)