FIREWORKS ANSWERS AND QUESTIONS:
We are asked on various occasions a number of similar questions by our clients in terms of what they can expect from a Geelong Fireworks Display. The following is an example of some of the more common questions we are asked in relation to our professional displays:
Whether to draw the attention of potential clients, or to thank employees for their contributions, little can add more to your event than the magnificent impression of a professionally orchestrated fireworks display.
As a company whose business is providing displays (rather than selling fireworks) we can be trusted to deliver true innovation and originality.
Choose a company that is passionate about fireworks....GEELONG FIREWORKS.
Your logo can be incorporated in your display with our Fire Writing.
HOW LONG SHOULD A DISPLAY LAST
There are two schools of thought on this question. Some companies like to string out displays to make them look larger than they actually are. At Geelong Fireworks we prefer to put on shorter more impressive displays that really wow the audience. We find that our clients and their guests don't want to stand outside to watch 30 minutes of fireworks.
A high impact 5-6 minute show for weddings, small events (anything less than 5 minutes leaves the audience unsatisfied) and 12-15 minutes for major events will be far more impressive and keep people's interest until the end.
Our recommendations are stated here below and are based on international audience average attention time span experiences:
- Minimum 5-7 minutes. Anything less leaves the audience unsatisfied.
- Ideal 7-10 minutes. The most satisfactory attention span is attained from the audience.
- Optimum 10-12 minutes. The optimum attention span from the audience is achieved.
- Maximum 12-15 minutes. Anything beyond this time frame begins to bore the audience.
CAN YOU USE OUR CORPORATE COLORS IN THE DISPLAY?
To a certain extent we can, however a display that's made of purely blue and white for example would not look that good. Therefore what we tend to do is theme the finale or other specific parts of the show around your colors.
Owing to the higher level of impression expected for corporate events, our recommended starting price would be $5500.00
The price we will quote, will depend on location, how large the viewing area is and how big an impression the client wants to make.
Geelong Fireworks have entertained many corporate clients firing pyromusical and traditional displays from $5500 to $20,000+
Wedding fireworks have been the mainstay of Geelong Fireworks for many years and have become some of the most satisfying for us to perform.
We have perfected the art of providing the most impressive show possible for your expenditure.
All our shows are computer controlled. This enables us to create intricate, fast moving effects that you will normally only see in big budget shows.
Some of the services we offer include:
Colour themed finales.
Bride and groom to start show.
Heart shaped bursts.
Although each show is designed around your chosen expenditure and the space available, a wedding display can be undertaken from $2500. Higher value displays can user larger fireworks, multiple firing points and longer duration.
"But how long will it last?" This is a question we get asked most often. Over the many years we have been supplying wedding fireworks we have learnt that firing the fireworks in a shorter time makes for a far more impressive show.
We would recommend a show of around 6-8 minutes. If you are not sure, go outside and watch the sky for 6- 8 minutes. You will be surprised how long that is, and remember on your wedding night that sky will be filled with CONTINUOUS fireworks!
It is better to have 6-8 minutes of awesome unbelievable fireworks than to have 20 minutes of one by one slow paced fireworks - if you halve the time you double the impressiveness of the show.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements, we are more than happy to chat through the options available to you.
INDOOR FIREWORKS (Pyrotechnics/Close Proximity)
More common place than ever before is the art of Indoor Pyrotechnics to create special effects and theatrical artistry.
Depending on the scope of the task involved, indoor pyrotechnics run from under a thousand dollars for stage effects to over $20,000 for major concert and sporting events. Indoor Pyrotechnics make a sales launch, convention or any corporate presentation have a POWERFUL, MEMORABLE impact on your team.
Our Fire and Ice Bridal Dance is chosen by hundreds of brides each year to make the ultimate WOW factor at their wedding reception. This beautiful effect can be seen on our WEDDING FIREWORKS page and is very affordable.
Other variables that can affect the cost of your fireworks program include permit fees, emergency support services, utilization of special rigging and support equipment, barge fees for river displays, etc. Provision of water tankers if specified by the CFA if a permit is granted on a day of Total Fire Ban.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your fireworks show costs or if you need technical assistance for your next fireworks display.
There are a number of things that affect the length of your display and its price. Large shells and some special types of fireworks are more expensive; multiple firing stations mean we are using more fireworks in a given amount of time. The benefit of using a larger budget means that you get a more entertaining display.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FOR MY MONEY?
You get a fantastic fireworks entertainment package! You receive free planning, consultation, and a safety inspection of your location. You will also receive a free, no obligation, fireworks display quote. We provide a professional crew to set up, shoot the fireworks, and clean up after the display. We also provide $20 million liability insurance for the display.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TOO BAD FOR A DISPLAY?
It is very rare that we have to cancel for weather related reasons. We can shoot a display in light rain or even snow. If the weather makes conditions unsafe, we will postpone or cancel the show. High winds or extremely dry conditions may require us to postpone the display. A safe show is the most important thing. In fact in all our years of operation WE have never cancelled a display ..... only at the direction of the CFA.
The CFA has final say on displays which may be effected by Total Fire Bans.
The CFA may impose requirements including the provision of water tankers to be on site during and after the display. Geelong Fireworks can provide 3rd party water tankers at additional overtime cost by the supplier.
If your event is more than one day or will be rescheduled due to poor weather, we can schedule an inclement weather date. This means we would fire the show on the alternate date if necessary.
WHAT IF MY EVENT IS ONLY FOR ONE DAY?
We realize you cannot usually reschedule a wedding or anniversary, however we do incur some unrecoverable costs when we have to cancel because of weather. These are fully explained in our Display Terms and Conditions which will be sent to you.
All of the prices quoted by Geelong Fireworks are totally inclusive, and cover materials, insurance, transport, display set-up, firing, de-rigging, our site surveys and risk assessments. There are no extra charges unless optional extras are added and these will clearly be identified on your proposal.
WHERE ARE YOUR FIREWORKS FROM?
We have a range of well over 2000 different firework effects to choose from when choreographing our displays. The majority of which are sourced from China, after all it is the home of Fireworks! We also chose a number of product lines from other selected companies in other countries. The important thing to recognise is that we only utilise premium products in our displays, and go to great lengths to ensure we use only the best products available in your display!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP FIREWORKS?
Our display teams are usually able to set up a display in a matter of hours. The actual set up time is normally dependant on the type of display and budget. The set up times required for your display will be clearly explained to you when you make your booking.
DO I NEED TO CONTACT ANYONE?
The answer to this question is usually dependant on your event location. As a guide, the Geelong Fireworks team will take care of liaising with the event venue and will inform all of the relevant authorities that a fireworks display is to take place. When your display is on private land, we would advise that it is only courteous for you to advise locals of your plans, particularly when livestock or horses are in close proximity. Certain councils have specific requirements for letter box notification etc and the event organiser is to undertake this or Geelong Fireworks will quote.
WHAT FIREWORKS WILL BE IN MY DISPLAY?
The type of fireworks we chose for your display will be based on a number of factors, including safety and the amount of space we have to perform the display. We will always aim to tailor make the colours scheme to your choice and include any specific effects you would like to see, as long as it is safe to do so. Our display designer will discuss your requirements during the design phase of your display, and you can have as much or as little input to the final show in terms of colour and effects as you wish!
CAN THE DISPLAY BE A SURPRISE?
With some sites (and some sizes of displays) this is just not possible.
However please ask and we will do out best!
ARE YOU INSURED?
As a professional display company we carry a year round $20 Million insurance policy to cover all of our display activities. We have never claimed on our policy.
DO YOU CLEAN UP AFTERWARDS?
Yes! We endeavour to clean up as much as possible, however there will always be a few small bits of cardboard left which will soon disappear when the site is mowed. Council property, ie parks etc, may require COMPLETE cleanup which is often done the next day. This will be included in your price. If the display is on YOUR OWN PROPERTY and if you are happy for us to remove the majority of post display waste, then we can include extra product in your display rather than clean up costs :-) !!! We find that venues come back to us as their preferred supplier again and again because we respect their venue and requirements.
CAN WE START THE DISPLAY OURSELVES?
Most certainly. We offer remote control for the start of the display or our famous BLASTING BOX (think coyote and roadrunner cartoons) HERE.
CAN I BUY FIREWORKS FROM YOU?
No. For items you can buy, please check the various pages on our site, such as Confetti Cannons etc.
As a pro active and dynamic fireworks display company, Geelong Fireworks are active members of the Pyrotechnics Industry Association of Australia.
All of our display teams are trained by our Master Pyrotechnician and ongoing training throughout the year ensures our activities are controlled and as safe as possible.
Drop us a line, we are happy to help and answer any questions you m