After a full day of hard work the moment of truth had arrived.
For this show, we were using three camcorders to capture
the action. One filmed from the same position as shown in
the photos below and two filmed real close to the
action, near the firers. You can check out the video clip
below to see this display from all three perspectives.
But over to the digital stills camera first. Here we take
a look at the distant crew with seconds to go. The bright
white light from the tower is from the crew's rotating "Space
Flower" spot light.
Then the sky was ripped apart. These pictures need no commentary,
as always you can click on any thumbnail to view it full
Same display now, from the same place, but a different
way of looking at it. Pete B's 35mm SLR using traditional
film for some rich, detailed pictures:
For our video clip, we decided to try something a little
different. In addition to the normal "spectator"
camcorder to record the aerial action, we employed two additional
cameras. One was a digital camcorder set up right in amongst
the shell racks. The other was a miniature wireless analogue
camera set behind the firing desk, looking past the firers
towards the nearby fireworks. These three cameras generated
some very interesting footage, the main clip below is the
complete display shown in part from each of these three
If you have ever wanted to know what an eight inch mortar
tube looks like from a few metres away when it goes off,
or the view the firer gets as he's pressing the buttons
on his firing desk, here is your chance to find out! You
can also click on the thumbnails below to view stills from
Well a totally brilliant display as you can see from the
above clip. Well done to the Dynamic crew for a top-class
display after a hard day's slog while being overflown by
some very noisy aircraft.
Normally, it would be time to head home and start the feature.
Not this time, there's another day to this event!
Check out the next section.
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Review and Pete Beckett as noted. All rights reserved.