Our aerial special effects testing and jobs so far got us the chance to do some flights at Shepperton Film Studios in Surrey.
Thinking it was going to be a fairly small scale evening just to see if the effects were as they wanted we were in for a big surprise. Multiple camera crews and plenty of assistants to film the effects, very nerve wracking.
Sadly I have no photos of the event, but effectively we raised up fireworks into center camera for the crews to film and then hand over to the special effects to to slip them into their film. Taking all the guesswork about where the fireworks will explode and making sure they have a clean background made the work a lot easier for the crews and we were wrapped up well before the 11pm firework curfew even with the light rain delays.
Despite the pressure of all the cameras it was in fact a fairly stressless job, so well organised with security and emergency services on hand with everybody briefed it was a delight to work with everyone, I hope we can do more soon.