Fifth-Generation Pyrotechnician Jim Souza on Firework Design

This Independence Day, fifth-generation family-owned Pyro Spectaculars will put on over 400 firework events in one evening, according to Fast Company. Chief Show Designer Jim Souza does it all—from permits to ignition. And he explains that designing a fireworks show is much like creating the narrative for a film—it’s all about an emotional arc. In fact, Souza and Pyro Spectaculars actually storyboard their shows out. Read more about their process at Fast Co Design.