"Hi Cody! Just a thought for you: a great way to learn about pyro is to be hired by a company like Walt Disney World. Their pyro training course is phenominal and includes hands-on experience. While other companies, like Pyrotechnico, offer a…"
"I had myself mixed up. Time code is far more exact (assuming it was programmed properly). But you can never take the human factor out of the equation. I find it depends on the show itself. Some shows need the electrical firing systems like Fire One,…"
"Is there anything you can wear that will keep your arm from getting blown off by a 4" salute?
On the serious side, there are some companies who's idea of safety gear stops at hard hats and glasses. What do you guys consider the minimum of…"
"That is a debate that has gone through this industry for years. I am on the electrical end of the spectrum. Having done both and having to deal with the after math of some one getting hurt from hand firing. I will electrical fire when ever possible.…"
"Really it depends on what you're trying to do. Digital firing systems are great for a show that is timecoded and pre designed, whereas hand firing is great for when things need to be exact. Alot of the decision about using either is based off…"
"As one of the younger set who many times is an LD/ME/Production Electrician, I disagree.
Yes, technology is improving to where traditional maintenance is less necessary, but new technology still has its flaws and maintenance needs, especially when…"