Lol I just drink alot of Frappuchinos and sleep very little. I used to do consumer shows with family before the laws got too strict on the amount of space you need to shoot. We lost our ability to do consumer shows and I had to find a way to curb my fireworks bug. So I went to my Cousin who has been doing shows for 24 years professionally and asked him to mentor me..
Its very hard work. Sitting in the sun all day hauling 100+ pound racks into position, then loading tubes and wiring up the shells to a firing board.
The pay sucks. You don't get paid much. Its good for a days work but you wont make a living on it unless you do hundreds of shows a year. But there is nothing in the world better then hearing the audience roar after you have shot the finale. Makes all the work you do worth it.
We took some videos from On the barge as we are only about 8 feet away from the Racks. We have a video of just the Tubes shooting off and a video of the actual show from below it. The videos turned out great and I will have my brother edit them for high definition and we will upload them for Members of salehoo to see how much actually goes into a show from the Piro-Technicians view.