I’ve been toying with the idea of using .GIF animations instead of static images as custom backgrounds. Containing moving elements, like rippling water and active cloud layers, however ideally I would like to be able to insert video clips as active backgrounds.
In my opinion, fireworks displays that have static backgrounds don’t add a true sense of realism to the overall look of ‘screen/projector based’ fireworks displays. Video backgrounds can offer the designer an unparalleled realism to digital performances.
I also use my own selection of audio samples, that adds further layers of subtle realism to performances. For example background traffic and spectators screams and cheering.
I’m currently working on a Millennium wheel New Years celebration sequence, where I hope to include such active elements into my finished display.
Wish me luck!
I’ve only been using FWsim for a day!