What do fireworks mean to me? I have been fascinated by fire, working with fire, as well as controlling and using fire since I was a child. In my youth, I was challenged to re-establish the opportunity for civil/residential pyrotechnic activities in Hungary after the change of regime. With 30 years of work behind me, I have gone through many challenges and I have entertained millions of satisfied spectators who enjoyed our fireworks.
And what else is my reason for existence? Knowledge transfer and shaping the society: to teach Hungarian people that they can use fireworks on their own, that they can be trusted and can grow up for the “game” and game rules. Profession: while teaching and evaluating the exams of the pyrotechnists of the future, to pass on the creed that “safety always comes first”.
In a thousand years, fireworks have actually evolved the most in the range of demonstrable forms, but their basics have not changed much. Developments of the past thirty years (like the display of colours in the most varied and powerful manner) have led to breakthroughs in terms of the chemicals used, with the aim of protecting the environment and reducing smoke. The revolutionary change in dramaturgical scenery has exploded in the last decade with the proliferation of digital control equipment and design software, the involvement of light painting and videomapping services, and has fundamentally changed the overall image of fireworks programs.
I believe that the level of quality of today’s the visual entertainment industry can no longer be based on one or another visual element (fireworks, light painting) alone, since extremely complex effects are required to satisfy society's appetite for stimuli. The extremely precise and unlimited content display of light painting is an essential element of quality shows, just as an “organic” or realistic fire experience and the presence of body-shaking decibels caused by its sound contribute to the cathartic experience.
We represent a new trend – we have switched to a more equipment-intensive technology, the use of Western-type, low-smoke, well-timed products that deliver a more pronounced experience. Through computer visual design, we give our viewers a shocking, monumental, dynamic experience.”