The 1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2010

The 1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2010

Update: March 15, 2010


Score 93.9 : UK  (Jubilee Fireworks) Grand Champion

About Jubilee Fireworks:

Established in 1987, Jubilee have been illuminating the night sky for over two decades, spreading magic across several continents at festivals, private and corporate events, major national events and competitions.

Their displays are not just fireworks shows. They are artistic performances – highly praised for their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer beauty. No matter how large or small the event, their attention to detail and unmatched design skills will ensure that  the display has that extra dimension and performance quality that has characterised their team as the UK’s premier fireworks company.

Other Awards:

World Fireworks Championships Blackpool, UK  : 1st Prize – 2007

British Fireworks Championships : ‘Champion of Champions’ Event 1st Prize – 2006

British Fireworks Championships : 1st Prize – 2003, 2nd – 2001, 3rd – 2004

British Musical Fireworks Championships : 1st Prize – 1999  2nd Prize – 2000

Total ‘European Champion of Champions’ : 1st Prize – 2007

13th International Display Contest (Macau) Bronze Medal – 2001


Score 93.6 : Australia (Howard & Sons) Silver/Second Place

Score  93.2 : Japan (Tamaya Kitahara) Bronze/Third Place

Congratulations to the Winners! Applause Applause for the very festive and impressive magical production!

Below is the Philippines Platinum Fireworks Exhibition Display


Till next @ My Life Best Shots,



February 21, 2010
GSIS Compound, Macapagal Ave. City of Manila

This is my first time to shoot pyro away from the Mall of Asia (MOA) area, reason behind was- we are trapped by the traffic approaching the Esplanade and instead went in the rows of seafood restaurant in Macapagal Avenue and end up in the GSIS compound. It was a great found tho – No traffic, no hassle to place your tripod, no parking fee, and I was able to capture the show without any trees, post, and buildings- so its a less cropping work for me.

We came in late for the UK show, and just arrived right for the China at 8pm. Also, pardon me for the different settings and aperture recipes I did to capture the shots, I use Manual and play around with my Shutter Speed and Aperture and forgot to adjust my ISO (darn). Anyway, for the China display output, I only made a few minor adjustments in lightroom for cropping the subject, lessen the exposure by 30%, adjust clarity by 30% and balance the sharpness. I did some lens twist tricks to a few shots and result to an abstract lights (nice though and very unique). You can notice the post lamps in most of the shots to check if there’s a camera shake. I think I found a good ground for my tripod 🙂

You may be wondering what’s the different of Philippine International Pyro-musical event with World Pyro Olympics. I actually heard of this MOA event over the radio 4 days ago and checked the internet for the schedule. Most search results will list you the 2009 The Fort World Pyro which was cancelled and reading some blogs, they said it was due to The Fort ground stability and it need some soil or ground treatment which may take years. I wonder if those platform in the bay area are being treated as well(?) they are actually floating even! I also asked a friend of mine who lives in the Fort area about the cancellation and she said that the their condo guard informed them that it’s due to area security. Anyway, it’s probably nice to see great light shows with tall buildings at the Fort, but whatever or whoever the events jinx then we have now the MOA events anyway 🙂 So the difference is, this event is not a La Mancha production who’s hosting the World Pyro Olympics for the past years but a Platinum Fireworks Production with coordination of various sponsors like Close Up and SM Properties.

Schedule of Events:

February 14 – USA (7pm)
February 21 – UK, Jubilee Fireworks (7pm) China, Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks (8pm)
February 28 – France, Brezac Artifices (7pm) Japan, Tamaya Kitahara (8pm)
March 7 – Singapore, Redhub Entertainment (7pm) Malaysia, Pyro-Splendour Services (8pm)
Marh 14 – Australia, Howards and Sons (7pm) Philippines, Platinum Fireworks (8pm)

Ticket Price: P100 (General Admission) P150 (Silver) P300 (Gold) P500 (VIP) P1500 (VIP with Dinner)


The 1st Philippine International Pyromusical 2010 Series – France

The 1st Philippine International Pyromusical 2010 Series - France

February 28, 2010
CCP Complex
Manila, Philippines

This is the 3rd week of the 1st Philippine Pyromusical Competition 2010 in Mall of Asia, and the show is becoming a weekend family affair in the Metropolis and of course a haven for photographers.

I wanted this shot different so I research and browse the internet on different fireworks display photos and the best I remember are with those water reflections, so my goal for this day is to check the entire vicinity of Manila Bay. I check google map and presto! I found the breakwater of CCP Complex. It’s a huge vacant lot at the back of ghostly haunted Manila Film Center, nearby Hotel Sofitel. We arrived at exactly 6pm and of course we asked the guards permission to park my car and do my photography project. And true indeed- the fireworks display from this site is totally awesome! A fulfilled goal for the day 🙂

The show started at 730pm, and yes we can also hear the music and the host speech from MOA so we know when to be ready. Also, I consider this shots as my breakthrough shots for Fireworks display. Enjoy Viewing!


France – Brezac Artifices

Brezac Artifices is a family firm with about forty years of tradition and experience. The dynamic, innovative company which serves professionals and institutions for all types of events. Their commitment is to bring artistic quality and advanced technology to all of the great happenings. Their performances are achieved with high quality products selected for their reliability. The fireworks are sent to places throughout Europe and as far away as Jakarta and Taiwan. Through the years their company has evolved and has been able to contribute to the latest technological advances. Their system insures regular and perfectly mastered explosions.
Another example is that their numeric sequencer controls- the speed of the shots to within 1/10th of a second and guaranteed by the COFRAC (French Committee of Accreditation). Their packaging is tested by the BVT (Office of Technical Check). And last 2003, to conform to the strict standards they have set for themselves, they even removed over 2500 items concerning non-conformity. The company priority is to respect safety regulations and regulations currently in force today.

Below are the reference shows of Brezac Artifices:

– Closing Festival Intercontinental – Decazeville FRANCE
– National day – Bergerac FRANCE
– International Festival – Bucharest ROUMANIA
– Wine Fest – Bordeaux FRANCE
– Pohang Fireworks Festival – SOUTH KOREA
– Intercontinental Festival – Decazeville FRANCE
– Convention Banca de la Casa – St Julian’s MALTA
– Hôtel du Palais – Biarritz FRANCE
– Closing of Carnival – Nice FRANCE
– International Fireworks Display Contest – Macau CHINA (1° Price)
– International Fireworks Festival – Cannes FRANCE
– Singapore Fireworks Festival – SINGAPORE
– Intercontinental Festival – Decazeville FRANCE
– International des Feux Loto Québec – Montréal CANADA (Silver Jupiter)
– National Day – Nice FRANCE
– Win Fest – Bordeaux FRANCE
– Final of Carnival – Nice – France
– New Year Eve at Mountfaber – Singapore
– International Fireworks Contest Macau – China
– Aste Nagusia Bilbao – Spain
– Singapore Fireworks Festival – Singapore
– Intercontinental Festival Decazeville – France
– River Fest Bordeaux – France
– Closing of Carnival – Nice – France
– King’s visit – Riffa – Kingdom of Bahrain
– 20° MIPCOM – Cannes – France
– Festival 2004 – Nantou – Taïwan
– Festival International de Pyrotechnie – Cannes – France
– Fête du Vin – Bordeaux – France
– Nuits de Feux – Chantilly – France
– Fireworks Festival – Azores Islands – Portugal
– Canoe World Cup – Trémolat – France
– Celebration of the Europe Day – Bucharest – Romania
– Inauguration of the glass roof “Bellechasse” – Orsay museum – Paris – France
– Closing Nice Carnival – France
– Closing Lantern festival Taipéi – Taiwan
– New year Nantou – Taïwan
– Sun Moon Lake Nantou – Taïwan
– National Day Royan – France
– Caput Lucis Roma – Italy
– Summer Festival – Bahrain
– La Forme del Fuoco – Palerme – Italy
– Shopping Festival – Al Manama – Bahrain
– National Stadium – Isa Town – Bahrain
– International Fireworks Competition Montreal – Canada
– European Capital Avignon – France
– Year 2000 à Antananarive – Madagascar
– Muharraq club Al Manama – Bahrain
– Telecommunications Gaborone – Botswana
– Annual Fest Cayenne – Guyana
– Idul Fitri Fest Jakarta – Indonesia
– Fireworks Festival Knokke – Belgium
– International Competition Barcelone – Spain
– International Fireworks Competition Montreal – Canada
– Napoléon 1st Fireworks Venezia – Italy
– Opening ceremony Novotel hôtel Baly – Indonesia
– 50th Anniversary of Independance Jakarta – Indonesia
– Fireworks Festival – Germany
– Pink Floyd tour in France – France
– French National Anthem anniversary – France
– National day Marseille – France

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