‘Pyros’ lights up night skies

A new show on the Discovery Channel is equal parts art, science and adrenalin

Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman loves blowing stuff up. In fact, the Montreal-based team of pyrotechnicians are determined to become the best pyro company in the world. And they could very well be on the road to becoming the most famous, thanks in part to the Discovery Channel, who is about to launch a Canadian eight-part behind-the-scenes series about the adrenalin junkies who travel the world creating some of the world’s most dazzling displays of fireworks. The show, Pyros, premiers on April 24 at 8:00 p.m. Take a look below at the thrill-seekers at work, lighting up night skies.

GFA Head Pyrotech Phillippe Girard watches a fireworks detonation from the field (Liam Maloney/Omni Film)

GFA Head Pyrotech Phillippe Girard inspects a group of fireworks before being launched (Liam Maloney/Omni Film)

While fireworks explode overhead, the GFA team is hard at work under their tent making sure everything goes off as intended (Liam Maloney/Omni Film)

GFA Pyrotech Hugues Lalonde watches the show on St. Jean Baptiste Day from a nearby field, in Quebec (Liam Maloney/Omni Film)

Pyros Director of Photography Sean Cable shoots the final burn of “falla” in Valencia, Spain (Art Young/Omni Film)

Fireworks light up Spanish skies during Las Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain (Art Young/Omni Film)

GFA Head Pyrotech Phillippe Girard connects a set of wires to a group of fireworks on the pier in Seoul, South Korea (Photo courtesy of Omni Film)

GFA Head Pyrotech Phillippe Girard connects a set of wires to a group of fireworks on the pier in Seoul, South Korea (Photo courtesy of Omni Film)

 




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