Zigmont Magic FX Inc. - Effects Specialist® - Special Effects Designer - We provide the entire spectrum of Special Effects for Events Since 1990
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With 16 years Experience as a Special Effect Designer with Low Smoke Generator effects, Cold Flow, CryoFog, C02 FX and Crawling Low Lying Smoke Effects. We have a large supply of LSG machines with a big inventory of accessories (floor pockets), and a selection of fluids to do cyro curtain effects, ballroom door entrance fog curtians. We do more large corporate event with low lying ground smoke, special effects cryogenic curtains, crawling fog than most any other FX supplier. We can trick-out the gear for custom effects. We can fill a ballroom, ice rink, air plane hanger with low lying smoke and keep it on the floor for long periods. Let us create a walk in on clouds for your corporate event indoors or outside We understand How the system works best. We also have traditional dry ice effects. We offer 4 types of chill effects.
Our Technicians will adjust the machines so your Guests will feel like they are walking on a cloud as they enter the room, with or haze no smoke or haze in the air. The quick Fast Dissipating smoke fluid with no haze - no smoke in the air. Will not set alarms off.
We can cover an entire ballroom floor, stage deck or just by the ballroom entrance doorway for a walk-in WOW effect of low lying crawling ground smoke effect. We can make our cold flow fog into a walk-in overhead curtain effect in any number of configurations and can cover the length of the largest of stages.
LSG - Low Lying Smoke Special Effects at Corporate Convention covering a 40x60 stage at Coronado Springs Resort Disney.
Testing the LSG backstage.
Special Effects Low Lying Crawling Smoke and Fog Effects Specialist from N.Y. to LA and and based in Florida Tampa - Orlando - Miami - Naples
Transform your corporate stage into a Concert Stage Show for a moment in time.
Servicing Events Nationwide with the Biggest Volume and Best Cryo Fog Effects Machines for the Entertainment Industry.
Professional Low Lying Fog LSG machines and Low Crawling Smoke Effect Specialist Since 1996
We have the right size gear for any size job.
Transform your corporate stage into a Las Vegas Show for a moment in time.
We are very experienced in providing special effects cryogenic applications for live events. We have provided these effects countrywide for the past 16 years. We were doing cryogenic effects just about before anyone else in the industry and we are called upon to create some of the largest LSG Cryo effects in the industry. The can do low lying or crawling fog floor effects, cloud effects, cyro curtains or walls, floor pockets, reveals, outdoor scenic atmosphere smoke effects.
Le Maitre's low-lying molecular fluid fog with a very short hang is the old standard.
Fast - Indoor Ground Fog
Fast Dissipating Fog - INDOOR Ground Fog Fast Dissipating Fog Juice is the perfect Stage & Studio Fog Fluid for use in Theatrical Environments where a great fog effect is desired but the fog does not need to linger. This blend works perfect for use in the motion picture industry and is now extensively used for many other applications. The normal fluid used Lasts under a minute.
CryoFreeze - Stage Low Lying fluid lasts longer
Indoor Cryo Freeze is the designer's choice when it comes to a very active stage in theater or ballet. This fluid creates a very dense effect that hugs the ground. Dancing on the clouds as it last 30 - 45 sec cycle. The newest fluid.
OUTDOOR Ground Fog - Freezin Fog builds high
OUTDOOR Ground Fog - Freezin Fog is a water based fog machine fluid formulated to create optimum low lying fog effects for outdoor scenes where knee deep to hip deep high fog is the look. It is super thick on the front end and creates the perfect graveyard ground fog but here comes the good part; it is formulated to hang in the air to create a long lasting scene. Indoors it layers up on each other and build up.
They are made from the highest quality pharmaceutical grade chemicals and with the amazing results you will see from these fluidsn do low lying or crawling fog floor effects, cloud effects, cyro curtains or walls, floor pockets, reveals, outdoor scenic atmosphere smoke effects.
Walk on a cloud Defying Gravity as seen from this scene from Wicked show piece.
Low-Lying Fog or freezefog has always been a challenge for show producers who work in theatrical productions, sporting events, business theater, theme parks or touring shows. We have the solution for superior performance for Low-Lying Fog effects. Our expertise using the LSG, Cold Flow System allows us to provide you with produce huge volumes of pure white fog crawling ground smoke continuously with a push of a button. It's economical too; the expendables operating costs are only about $3.00 per minute of operation!
Liquid CO2 is used in certain fog machines creating thicker, more consistent low-lying fog effects. "This is truly one of the most extreme and impressive special effects that can be accomplished outside of any governing regulations. When used correctly and all precautions in mind, this is a very safe effect that can be used over and over again without incident to produce a truly awe inspiring effect."
This long lasting low lying fog effect that always remains low to the ground traveling up to 40 feet residue free and does not need the fire alarms turn off. The C02 disappears in seconds leaving once shut off and leaves no trace particles of smoke, we will never set off a smoke alarm. The machine was engineered and designed to operate to never release any smoke that could set off an alarm. We leave the room clean from smoke.
We can cover a hotel ballroom entrance for a wow factor witha waterwalkin .
LSG Smoke at a Trade Show Entrance
A Popular effect that is was seen on TV Shows like American Idol finale and America Got Talent
2009 - 2010.
Why use cold flow? Most use the cold flow as a surprise element to an over all theme. It's a theatrical effect used on Broadway shows and its very dramatic. It can change the look of a room and allow the audience to forget they are in the same space for the evening party as the opening session.
A great match with our snow effects for that frosty look any time of year.
We offer full service or rental services of the LSG Cold Flow equipment.
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We have and offer professional brands industrial low crawling smoke machines, as well as dry ice low lying fog generator machines to consumer performance low smoke machines. The difference is in the amount of cryo smoke that is produced, the distance the low lying smoke travels and how deep the effect is ankle to knee deep. The cooler the smoke and better the effect. So a machine using a liquid c02 dewar tank is better that dry ice. Dry ice is better that using a machine with regular ice.
Low lying fog is also used to convey water, ice & snow and to hide stage rigging for moving scenery effects on the stage deck. When the Phantom boats Christine away to his lair underneath the Paris Opera House, the boat is ‘floating’ on fog and it’s low-lying fog covering up the wires pulling the boat along.
Another clever use for low lying fog on stage is to add a ‘foggy day’ look to your city-scape backdrop.
You seen our brand of LSG machines that we offer, used on America Got Talent TV Show.
We can do outdoor with a simple barrier for containment.
We can cover an entire ballroom with low lying ground smoke. This room is using 6 LSG machines.
We are fully insured with a million dollar + public liability policy for special effetcs, make sure the company your hiring has insurance.
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Gasparilla 2012 Coronation with Low Smoke Generator
The LSG with the G-300 smoke machine fluids vaporization forces pushes out a mixture from the output nozzle where, when it mixes with the ambient air, it forms an opaque aerosol (fog). This technology uses a liquid C02 dewar tank to the cool the smoke in a accumulator box, generating a consistent effect at sub zero temperatures.
The vaporization forces of the smoke machine within the accumulator box produces the force full output of the LSG. This process enables you to produce large quantities of low lying fog on a continuous basis without cue time limitations or the messy water residue associated with other technologies.
The fog is made up of tiny droplets of glycol that form around the small particles in the air. The suspended droplets reflect the light, which is why fog will take on the color of the light illuminating it.
Our smoke fluid products has been included in the "Equipment Based Guidelines For the Use of Theatrical Smoke and Haze" that has been prepared with the support of Equity-League Pension and Health Trust Funds, ESTA.
Notes on The "Secret" to Low Fog:
The "secret" to low fog is... temperature. The Low smoke/ fog generators (LSG) will chill the fog to a lowly ~ -94 F to -184 F, with L-N2, thus creating a constant low and dense carpeting white fog. If you cannot chill the fog enough, it will rise and mingle with your atmospheric effect. As well as not travel very fa as the warmer room air needs to chill down. There is now way to do it with Conventional means and dry ice (which is in fact CO2). They simply do not keep fog cold enough for long enough. As much as I wish we could forgo the use of L-CO2 (or L-N2), it still is the best way to get the result.
Low pressure gets better result than high pressure, especially on larger stages.The reason fog rises and does not dissipate in time is because the fog fluid used has too high a density of DEG (Diethylene Glycol) or TEG (Triethylene Glycol) in it. We use a fluid labeled as a "low lying fog fluid".No matter how cold, any draft of air, including that from an actor or dancer passing through the fog, will make it rise. Velocity, chill factor, type of fluid and barometric pressure will dictate the ensuing dissipation speed and ROR (Rate of Rise).
The air flow of your HVA system will affect the flow an how the flow will spread.
A Corporate event with a Crawling Smoke WOW Factor, walking on clouds. We can fill a stage or ballroom with ground crawling smoke.
Allow us to provide a turn-key service and design a look for your event. We designed 11 weeks of different design approaches to make the Ultimate Warrior on WCW Wrestling Monday Night Nitro for TNT, Live TV appearance and disappearing in LSG fog. We used LSG's back in 1998 in several new way which became today standards.
1- LSG - G 300 / Cryo Fogger with Dewar Tank of C02 @ 700 Ibs- The big Industrial machine which does a 40 x 40 area deep. with no drafts, air handlers or air currents blowing
2- Cold Flow and G/300 (G3000/F 100) 50 lbs C02 170 Ibs Bottle - A smaller version does ankle deep 20 x 20 ft area. A bottle last 90 minutes within a eight hour period
3- Dry Icer - need water and 20- 50 Ibs Dry Ice. One version does 5-7 minutes reheats in 1 hour, covers a 20 x 20 ft area and a second version is a 28 gallons of water model that holds 75 lbs of dry ice covers 20 x20 for 15 minutes.
4- Smoke machine ice cooler chiller combo, either built in or two seperate units.
We service and rent systems. Please see all of these type of FX machines on this page.
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We do rent these devices, but we advise full service as the LSG - G 300 in a road case is 325 lbs the dewar tank is 600- 700 lbs which needs a dewar cart to move (if your able). Hooking the unit up and building the correct pressure on the C02 tank and analyzing the room environment is all very important. Along with adjust the machine output for optimum results. This really requires a experienced special effect specialist to set up and run the effect for the event.
Above - LSG unit using duct hose to gain access to a boom lift at a concert. The smoke hides the duct hose (seen below).
You have the ability to create huge volumes of heavy fog on cue without the mess and inconvenience of dry ice. It takes only seconds to cover an area and goes away on cue as well.
Below- A corporate event we produced Low Lying Cold Flow Smoke for a convention walk-in with snow falling as well. This is a great combo of snow machines and a walk through a chilly clouds of frosty ground cover while the temp outside was 117%F in AZ.
We're often hired by Disney Special Effects Dept. to provide low lying for promotional off property events, like for the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Tampa Florida.
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We have provide this effect since the days of dry ice, the effects has come a long way from those dry ice days. Now with a cold flow unit or a Low Smoke Generator very dry cold smoke that crawls very low and far, that won't set off alarms.
The smoke is very white and can be washed to any color with lighting. We have such good control of volume and have many methods to make curtains, and continuous coverage. We have done some huge areas, arenas and ballrooms. We understand these machine better than most.
Ground Crawling Fog outdoors is not a problem.
When you need to produce a dramatic and powerful winter effect. Our Low Smoke Generator (LSG) is the answer!
We have a LSG that has a venturi within to allow a lower temperature which work better outdoors, seen here.
With a barrier if a bike racks cover in mesh we contained low lying fog for 3 hours out side the Hard Rock Cafe Universal Studios Florida
Our LSG’s patented CO2 conditioning process produces a huge, continuous output of low-lying fog. You can transform any area to low lying clouds on the floor. The LSG can achieve many impressive effects including fog curtains and waterfall effects.
With our large inventory of these low smoke generators we can provide this effect indoor or out doors to cover a large area.
We can produces huge volumes of pure white fog. The effect is long lasting and dry and residue free, remaining low lying and very cold. Always dry and no haze smoke produced.
Important Note; Trying to cover a large area with less machines than needed (or recommended) can result in the cyro fog not traveling as far or as far out of the open floor space (warmer air low on ground must chill down) and not meeting up with the other LSG cyro (cooling the entire floor space) output. This connecting or joining forces of all the LSG fog is needed to collectively cool the floor space. If we are not covering the floor wall to wall can result in the fog raise some instead of crawling low. Factors such as lighting on the floor can heat up the smoke.
Good rules to follow; Get the room temperature down as low as possible and turn off the air handlers. Close all doors. Sometimes if your room is next to the outside doors a draft still can affect the fog under the doors. Walking in the fog will raise it up. Keep lighing 2 feet off the ground.
You need containment of the fog like stage curtains, walls, plants, stadium seating or any barrier (at least one side) that allows the fog to stop moving and build up the cool temperatures to really get the low lying crawling.
We have been providing C02 - Low Smoke Generators effects for over 10 years for sporting events and corporate clients. We are cryogenic experts and our experience will make this work effect 100%.
We provide custom effects;
Low-lying Fog Effect
CO2 Nozzles Jets
Venturi Booster Cryogenic Smoke Effects
Beside the LSG's and the G 300's, we have distribution boxes to spread the effect out from, we have 4" -" 6" - 8" - 10 inch ducts, and rubber tubing, piping for fog curtain or water fall style piping, custom pipe bell reducers, wide nozzles, rigid pipe to flexible pipe adapter, hard pipe reducers, stage floor pockets to make your event have the right gear.
A LSG Installed for an industrial ubder Stadium Seating.
LSG System cloud like that can do ankle deep to knee deep Low Lying crawling smoke effects.
LSG on Cryo 100% Smoke 2%
These Professional Machine Option for TV, Movies, Boardway Tours, Concert tours Professional Theater productions, Ballet Shows and Industrial Corporate Events.
The Cryo-Fog is a fog generator, a fan and a cooling chamber built into a compact flightcase (24 x 20 x 12 inches) with space next to the fog generator to held a 5 liter bottle of fluid.
The Cryo-Fog is a powerful 1500 Watt fog generator, a fan and a cooling chamber built into a compact flightcase (67 x 51 x 30 cm or 24"x20"x12"inches) with space next to the fog generator to hold a 5 liter can of fluid. Liquid CO2 is used to cool down the fog of the built-in low-temperature fog generator. Thus, the machine produce thick low fog which distributes evenly. The machine is powerful enough to fill big stages with low fog within a short time. The liquid CO2 is delivered from a low pressure tank (20-24 bar), which is connected to the machine via a hose. The intelligent technology ensures sure that the fogging process will not start before the cooling chamber has reached the right temperature. As a result, no "warm" fog - which will go upwards - can escape from the machine. The machine benefits from its compact size, low weight, powerful output, low noise and the easy operation. Covers around 1200 sq ft. It has a 6 inch output opening.
Liquid CO2 is used to cool down the fog of the inbuilt low temperature fog generator. Therefore the machine produce thick low fog which distributes evenly. The machine is powerful enough to fill even big stages with low fog within a short time.
The intelligent technology ensures sure that the fogging process will not start before the cooling chamber has reached the right temperature. As a result, no "warm" fog - which will go upwards - can escape from the machine. The Cryo-Fog benefits from its compact size, the low weight, the powerful output, the low noise and the easy operation.
Unlike other products currently on the market, which first make regular fog and then convert it to low fog, the CRYO-FOG creates low fog straight from the nozzle. This makes it far more efficient and far smaller than all previously-available products.
Cryo Fog requires a dewar of Liquid CO2, which is typically 180 liters and weighs 600-700 lbs. Two common supply chains are Airgas and Praxair. The cost is usually around-$200 - 300.00, including delivery, pickup, Gas and tank rental. This will provide 90 minutes of fog at maximum output, and 3 hours of fog at typical output for cryo fog and 45 minutes maximum on the LSG and 90 miches at typical output.
The supplier may ask if they can substitute a high pressure tank with a siphon tube, and the answer is no. Cryo Fog requires 300 psi and the high pressure tanks are 1,000 psi. The supplier may ask if they can put a Regulator on the high pressure tank to reduce the pressue to 300 psi, and the answer again is no. Cryo Fog requires liquid CO2 and when liquid goes through a Regulator it partially changes to gas.
The dewar has a "pressure-builder" on it which can adjust the pressure up to 350 psi. 300 - 325 psi is a good level to use with the Cryo Fog. Open the pressure-builder when you want to increase the pressure in the dewar. Please note that it takes several hours for the pressure to rise.
The LSG system produces an incredible low-lying fog effect. The system utilizes a smoke machine and a special cryogenic unit, the LSG. This system combined with a CO2 dewar tank, produces a constant, large volume of fog at the push of a button. Water Base Fog Technology is achieved by pumping a Glycol/ Processed Water mixture through a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger has been heated to the point where at the fog fluid mixture will vaporize.
We use a cryogenic solenoid valve to allow liquid carbon dioxide (LC02) to enter a containment chamber where it converted into dry ice. The fog passing through the cooling chamber it is chilled. The LSG uses liquid C02 to chill the smoke to as cold as - 50 degrees. The chilled fog will lie low to the ground or drop to the lowest point.
We use Water Base Fog Technology
WCW PPV wresting Halloween Havoc TV Pay Per View Show
We were a suppliers for WCW in 1998 and provided 4 hours of continuous LSG from 4 Units In the Las Vegas MGM Arena for a WCW PPV event. We refilled the Dewar's from a refilling supply truck. We made ground cover fog the entire set. This was the largest Ground Fog effect on record.
Massive Dry Ice Tsunami Effect
A Smaller Version Cold FlowLow Lying Fog
A LSG cold flow unit can cover a 30 x 40 + area knee high with containment.
While our portable Cold Flow unit can cover 20 x 20 2- 6 inches high.
The Rosco Coldflow is an accessory for standard fog machines that converts liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) to dry ice. The dry ice cools a uniquely designed aluminum extrusion that is capable of converting large volumes of fog into dense low lying fog. The unit can create a wide range of low lying fog effects from a continuous layer to a gigantic cloudburst.
By using LCO2, the Coldflow is far more efficient than more conventional means for creating a low-lying fog. The unit actually uses the LCO2 to create dry ice inside an aluminum chamber.
This unit can be used with almost any fog machine, as it simply sits in front of the fog machine producing the smoke. We do however recommend that a quick dispersing fluid be used so that the fog does not fill the entire room when it eventually heats up.
Whereas 50 pounds of dry ice will give a 15-minute effect when dropped in hot water, a comparable tank of LCO2 will last for hours.
Dimensions: 22 in x 12.5 in x 12in, Weight: 40 lb.
Can be used for continuous operation. The smoke comes out cool and leaves no smoke trace particles (smoke in the air). Not used for curtians effects. Not used with hoses, ducting or piping because unit chamber not large enough to chill cold enough to travel in a pipe or upward.
The Professional Machine Option for Limited area for TV, Movies, Boardway Tours, Concert tours Professional Theater productions, Ballet Shows and Industrial Corporate Events.
We were the major suppliers of Special Effect Fog Effects and Smoke Accelerators for revealing wrestlers on live TV, We were providing LSG effects powered by C02 jets back in 1998. We used 4 LSG's 4 custom venturi plumbing to push the effect.
Who was doing these effects in 12 years ago, not many were and it was Zigmont Magic FX who was called upon then and now to create these effects.
In 1998 the biggest cryogenic effect ever seen was on TV and provided by Zigmont Magic FX
Zigmont's execution of the disappearances and reappearances for "Warrior" around the stadium was the rebirth of this superhero wrestler back into the wrestling world. Zigmont used a gale force cryogenics smoke system and illusionary devices to accomplish the task. The photos below are of Hollywood Hogan as the Warrior appears in the center ring. We have 33 hours logged with WCW.
Two LSG units can fill a ice rink with low ground fog, the ice really helps the effect stay in place. It will take two LSG's 15 minutes to fill.