NOVA - Fireworks!
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Newcastle, Pennsylvania is the fireworks capital of the U.S and home to Zambelli Internationale, one of the oldest and largest fireworks companies in America. Using family secrets that have been protected for generations, they are world renowned for their talents in creating amazing presentations.
A behind the scenes look uncovers the exacting and impressive amount of work that goes into producing major pyrotechnics. Launch methods, shell construction, chemical mixtures, and more are explored here along with the use of computer technology to synchronize displays to music sequences.
The creation of fireworks is not without its dangers and manufacturers are required to meet stringent safety regulations. On a logistical level, preparations for events are demanding but necessary and the numerous elements involved are examined in this segment.
Closing out this documentary is footage of different fireworks displays with some brief descriptions of their unique types. This is a befitting ending to the program, in my opinion, and even on television its fun to watch these beautiful demonstrations.
your curiosity of how they are made. Many people do not realize that fireworks is an "art", the
art of "pyrotechny" which is the more technical term attached to fireworks. We often tend to
think of fireworks as just firecrackers for kids. This DVD gives a great overview of the art and
practice of fireworks - pyrotechny. The truly great aerial displays that are professionally produced are just one example of this art. Anyone who has viewed a NOVA production will appreciate this DVD.
This DVD from NOVA is put together exceptionally well and is very educational. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is interested in this genre of pyrotechnic entertainment! NOVA - Fireworks!
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Product: This is an entertaining yet educational video about the history of fireworks. The balance between the history and explosions of fireworks was just right to keep my... Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by Ruth Ann Davies
The other reviewers are all right on about this dvd. We loved it. I'm only going to add that I was enticed by Amazon to order Kaboom with this DVD and I found out that Kaboom is a... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by B. Gibson