Street Science Premiere Showcases Tampa


TV production illuminates the city

The Tampa Hillsborough Film and Media Commission has long championed film productions in the area. Their exhaustive marketing efforts brought The Infiltrator and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to Tampa Bay area. Those productions put the spotlight directly on the city of Tampa, and the Tampa Bay area at large — not to mention their substantial economic impact on area businesses.

Science experiments conducted throughout Tampa

Their latest efforts brought the Discovery Channel/Science Network’s show Street Science to downtown Tampa. The show, which premieres this month, focuses on unique experiments involving chemistry, fire and explosions. The host of the show is Kevin Delaney — science guy and story teller. Delaney leaves his lab behind and hits the streets (of Tampa) to “conduct larger-than-life demos combining scientific method with curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity.”

Creating a man-made fire tornado, turning leaf blowers into homemade hovercrafts, making an instant nitrogen cloud and visiting a salon to share a surprising use for its hydrogen peroxide are just a few of the experiments viewers can expect. The show is produced by Tampa-based Spectrum Productions.

The entire season was film

ed in TampaThe entire season was filmed in the area thanks to the Hillsborough County film incentive. The production brought high wage jobs to the area and will help to spotlight the brand of a Tampa as a film production destination. The film commission hosts a free public screening of the show on Jan. 11 from 6pm to 8pm at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park (601 Old Water Street).

Written by Brian Bailey

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Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.