In a recent project for the Life is Beautiful music festival announcement video, we had the pleasure of installing a dozen FirePixels and four AfterBurners on to an incredibly badass custom-built midi drum kit. The video shoot went great, and afterward it seemed like a good idea to try out a new formulation of titanium particulate we intend to use on a few upcoming projects. This slow-mo video shows the result of our experiment. Enjoy!
When Extreme Drone Circuit racing wanted to create the hottest course ever, they chose Downtown Las Vegas as the location, Zappos as the sponsor, and LiveSpark to bring the fire. The 3-D slalom of neon hoops and tight turns would make even iron-stomached roller coaster fans quiver. But instead of gripping controls in the cockpit, these aerialists sat comfortably off the course, steering virtually, at the helm of their tiny quadcopter drones. Heads-up display 3-D goggles allowed 75 pilots to navigate with death-defying realism, yet survive those hairy crashes into truss, steel, screens, nets, and many other dangerous obstacles throughout the course—and oh there were many terrific crunches throughout the two-day championship.
LiveSpark knew that to match this Tron-like vision of the future, we would have to up our flame game, and so we did. Paying homage to the traditional circus ring of fire, we provided a flaming finish line: one final peril following the turning, climbing twisting dog fight of a race. And yet, conceptually this ring of fire had to be like no other.
We mounted a dozen FirePixel effects pointed down-course on a 10-foot truss ring like a blazing tunnel of fire: flashing in chases, pulses and blasts of flame just as fast as these nimble drones could zip through the ring. The result? A futuristic flaming ring that brought the already high drama to fever pitch, merged thematically with the race, and brought glowing smiles to the faces of racers and fans alike.
Whether you just like Tyra Banks for her beauty, or as host of America's Next Top Model, or her music, now you can enjoy her playing with FirePixels. Her music video BOOTYful was filmed at club LiFE at the SLS hotel in Las Vegas and features several scenes in front of the LiveSpark FirePixel wall.
The music video debuted on the CW's show America's Next Top Model episode, "The Girl Who Became BOOTYful," and includes behind the scenes making of the video. The full episode can be viewed on Hulu here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/854411.
Another innovation in portable, wireless, stand-alone flame effect technology. This torch, prepared for an upcoming tv show, is an example of LiveSpark's latest control system-a pressure sensitive finger trigger enables variable height flame control from a single FirePixel mounted in the torch head.
A 14oz propane canister, regulator, battery and supporting electronics are all included in this lightweight completely self-contained package.
The same electronics, and control system can be positioned anywhere there is a desire to have precision-controlled flames from 1/4" to 4' in height.
The opening night of Steve Angello's "Reflections" residency at LiFE @ SLS in Las Vegas was as big, crazy and fun as Vegas night club acts go. Here's a quick snippet of the three tier FirePixel installation that hangs down, and makes the party's peak moments climb even higher.