Back in November 1994 I took on a challenge that took my company to new heights, Exploding Balloon Walls. Now these were not new ideas it was just you never heard about many of them. My client wanted me to reveal a new drug logo but was very specific about what they wanted and the theme of the conference was “Mission in Protium” and the sound track would be Mission Impossible.
This was to be one of the most nerve-racking jobs of my life. Now it was not my first balloon wall, I had done several prior to this and they usually consisted og about 10 – 12 large 36″ latex balloons to reveal a disco or small logo. But this one was different as we needed to reveal the entire stage set and logo so the wall needed to be BIG. I did my working out and estimated I would need about 80 x 36″ latex balloons all sized to 32″.
The entire wall was built by Myself & Dave Saker, Nick Thompsett did all the wiring and pyros and took 8hrs to build . We also had to rig 20 exploders in the ceiling each filled with 100 x 5″ balloons and 5000 pieces of flutter to be detonated at the end of the conference.
So in brief it was blow the set up at the start of the conference and make a mess at the end. Enjoy the video.