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Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers

by Tom Smith

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers Synopsis

This new book, with over 180 illustrations and over 50 tables of data, is designed for firework display firers, designers and organisers of outdoor events. From the enthusiastic amateur firer who wants to get the most from the legally available fireworks, all the way up to the seasoned professional, this book will benefit those needing more information about the ways professionals plan and use fireworks to the greatest effect. Dr. Smith's book covers the areas of: ? Ancient and modern history of firework displays ? Types and effects of fireworks ? Types of displays most commonly used today ? Newly created diagrams of firework types and effects, from both an aesthetic and safety point of view Specific sections on: ? Display safety, risk assessment and fallout issues ? Planning and rigging of the display site ? Research on mortar rack safety ? Display design philosophies and choosing the appropriate fireworks ? Colour theory and synchronisation of fireworks to music ? Electric firing ? Legal issues, international standards and environmental effects ? Case studies of displays, large and small ? Future developments in fireworks and displays ? What happens when things do not go to plan

Book Information

ISBN: 9780820600642
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Tom Smith
Publisher: Chemical Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 406 pages
Categories: Explosives technology & pyrotechnics,

About Tom Smith

Tom Smith has worked on, staged and advised some of the greatest firework displays around the world, including the London Millennium celebrations, the Athens Olympic Games and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He also represents the UK on a number of International Working Groups, for example the development of European Standards for professional fireworks.

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