The Importance of Special Effects in Movies, Theater Shows and Concerts

June 13, 2017

Pyrotechnics has helped all areas of the entertainment industry evolve. In fact, without pyrotechnic special effects in movies, theater shows and concerts, audiences would not be as thrilled, excited and entertained enough to remember what they have seen and experienced for the rest of their lives. Choosing the right special effects to use to create the desired visual display that will ‘wow’ an audience is paramount to any successful performance, and professional pyrotechnics engineers know just what visual effects are best.

While modern movies are using computer-generated imagery (CGI) visual effects more and more, small-scale practical explosions and stunts are still used whenever possible. For example, flash powder loads can safely create the illusion of an instant flame and explosion that is often seen when movie magicians magically cause a fire to start or cause an explosion of smoke and sparks to engulf them, just before they seemingly vanish into thin air.

Benefits of Pyrotechnic Displays for Off-Screen Theater Shows and Concerts

While CGI is being used more and more on-screen, live performance theater shows and concerts depend on the use of pyrotechnic displays to create stunning illusionary effects to ‘wow’ audiences. In close-up situations, pyrotechnic displays can produce more realistic effects that CGI, such as using a small wearable explosive charge – a squib, along with fake blood to effectively mimic a gunshot wound for a live theater performance.

For larger venues such as concerts, all types of pyrotechnics are used in various ways to create amazing explosive visual effects, such as fireballs, billowing fog, fiery and spark filled explosions that are timed to go off with concert music or synced with a light show.

Captivate Your Audience With Airwize Pyrotechnic Displays

Whether it is for a big-budget movie, a low-budget indie film, a theater show, a music concert, or a corporate party, you are guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your audience when you hire Airwize Pyrotechnic Displays. There are many kinds of special effects that can be used both indoors and outdoors that most people don’t know about.

All types of movies, theater shows and concerts can benefit from many different kinds of pyrotechnic effects, such as low fog and smoke haze, flash pots that produce amazing bright flashes, flame jets and gerbs, to name just a few. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to schedule a demonstration with Airwize Pyrotechnic Displays, so we can professionally tailor special effects to meet your specific needs.

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