Firework Projects – the Prime Minister of Pyromania (2011/2012)

Best watched in HD, full screen mode and with decent soundblasters }:D The Prime Minister of Pyromania: This has been our biggest project to date, and also lasted the longest of everything we’ve ever done. It was also our most…

Firework Projects - the Prime Minister of Pyromania (2011/2012)

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Best watched in HD, full screen mode and with decent soundblasters }:D

The Prime Minister of Pyromania:
This has been our biggest project to date, and also lasted the longest of everything we’ve ever done. It was also our most expensive project up till now (the whole event cost us roughly 1000 Euros). With all these records broken, it was a guaranteed success.

The name is a little of an inside joke I had with Gorell. We were brainstrorming for a fitting name for the whole thing, and were trying things along the lines of “Lord of ..” and “Emperor of ..” and “King of ..” and “Ruler of .” and so on and so on. Basically we were trying to name it with some authority title that is synonym for having power, or being the leading individual. We realized that all the terms that came to mind were titles from the old ages. Prime Minister is a modern interpretation if you like for someone who is the instated power of a country.

We’ve tried a few new things this year, amongst one we purchased several meters (like 60 or so) of Visco fuse. We could not acquire the quality we wanted though, and possibly because of this factor + the moist weather, we had to relight the fuse 2 times. Those who pay close attention to the video will see where, although I don’t blame you if you don’t see it, because I went through great lengths to hide that 😉

If you look closely at the movie, you will notice we had to adjust the angle of the camera several times, because the build up was not only in loudness of the explosions and effects, but also up higher in the sky whilst the fuse continued its way to the ending. I think near the end the effect radius would have covered an entire football field!

As always, this project was composed out of 100% legal firework only. No property of anyone or our own was damaged and nor did we intend to do so. Afterwards we cleaned up all that was left.

It took me several days to make this movie. This is mainly because I put much time into perfecting it, but also because my computer can just barely handle the video editing software, and it is also quite bugged (Cyberlink PowerDirector 9 Ultra, latest build). The rendered movie differs from what I have in my project, but I think the program is too bugged, or my PC lacks the power to properly render this project (it has over 5 gigs of media files in it). I can see at least 1 flaw, which is the missing transition when you follow the rows of roman candles from the length to the width. I couldn’t be arsed to re-render the whole project again in the hopes it would not make this flaw again and on top of that not create new flaws while doing so, because it took 2.5 hours to render this one lol.

I’d like to thank all our friends that were there to celebrate the new year with us, and special thanks go out to everyone who donated for this project. Thanks everyone!!

Important disclaimer:
No property of anyone else was damaged/destroyed and nor did we intend to.
We used legal fireworks only.
We discourage you to try this at your home and we are strictly against illegal fireworks, and people who use fireworks to:
– destroy/damage property not belonging to themselves
– physically and/or mentally harm animals
– physically and/or mentally harm people other than themselves

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