For the 6th consecutive year, Confetti Magic were delighted to be invited back to provide special effects to accompany the trophy presentation following the final race of the season at Brands Hatch.
The location for the presentation is on the starting grid, immediately following the race, so a speedy set-up is essential. Much of the preparation work is undertaken during the day with the pyro mounted on tripod stands and freestanding boards while the cannon cannons are loaded with cartridges so they can be simply dropped into position.
On a given cue, the podium is driven into position and we follow in our van. The stands are erected in position and with all the effects pre-rigged and triggered by wireless remote control, there is no need for power or control cables.
The range of pyrotechnics comprises 20 second gerbs, silver cascades and multishot mines. The gerbs and cascades are arranged on the T-bar of the tripod stands in fan formation with the mines at the base of the stands.
This arrangement frames the winner on the podium and allows the effects to create some height whilst remaining within shot for the cameras.
The confetti cannons are loaded with biodegradable red, blue and silver confetti. 32 cartridges fired in 8 waves of 4 add colour and depth to the celebration.
With the whole sequence lasting 40 seconds, there is plenty of action for the cameras and audience alike.
Following the presentation for the winner, flame projectors add impact to the remaining trophies, with jets and fireballs accompanying each presentation.
The G-Flames are also mounted on tripod stands and controlled using wireless DMX.