Category Archives: 2023

The Tuesday shoot is hosted by the Fire Conclave’s Great Circle Documentarians: Grant Palmer, Hank Leiter (Espressobuzz), Kevin LeVezu, Vimala Faith, Vanessa Franking, Stewart Eastep and Melissa Eastep.

This is an opportunity for fire performers to strut their stuff in …

If you are following the Maui fires we invite you to join the re-activated BWB Hawaii Facebook Group. BWB co-founder Carmen Mauk is currently living in Maui. She is in touch with Hawaii BWB and will do what she can …

Managing the Great Circle requires clear and exact communication between all the different teams involved in order to produce and execute a production as complicated as burn night. Safety is of utmost importance and requires each position to be vigilant. …

How does the Fire Conclave Council decide where your fire groups are placed around the Great Circle?  Probably the best kept secret on the playa, right?

Well, here’s an inside look at the process…

Though it may seem at times …

SHINS pass this information on to anyone in your group that is utilizing a fire tool that may have the appearance of a weapon, particularly fire “swords.”

Within Burning Man’s  event Closure Order there is a particular clause that has …

In March of this year, 39 fire groups submitted their intent to perform.  On June 21st, 30 of those groups submitted their audition videos, and of them, 25 were chosen to perform around the Man and 5 were asked to …

Fire Conclave Convergence  is a gathering place for fire artists, it is a place to get information, meet other artists and communicate with the Fire Conclave Council on-playa. The walls of Convergence face into the 6 o’clock keyhole offering a …

Now that filming is done and selections are underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to review some of the components of the Great Circle. One very important position is called:  The Sentinels.

In the past, …

Hello Shins, 

I know everyone is anxiously awaiting word from the Council on your video submissions.  We will be working hard to get the final decisions out ASAP.

So, what should you do while you’re waiting?

  1. Start getting your Group

What is a “Documentarian”?
Storytellers and Documentarians have been an important part of the Burning Man culture since its beginning. The images and videos that come out of Black Rock City have helped extend the impact of Burning Man far …

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