Zigmont Magic FX Inc. - Effects Specialist® SFX Florida's Custom Special Effects licensed pyrotechnicians and Flame operators can make your vision become a reality. We can Re-create any hollywood movie effect. Special Effects for Event, Film, & TV Production.s We do Hollywood Movie SNOW Too!
Quiet on the Set: Lights, Cameras, Action with Hollywood Special Effects and explosions
You seen these effect in the movies. Exploding mortars on any location in Florida.
We can provide any number of Custom Stage effects or Hollywood style SFX effects you seen on Stage, Broadway Show, Motion Picture Special Effects, Army Training, Movies Productions, TV Show, Theme Park Production etc… Call and ask for the required effect that you have seen or just imagined and we will propose a solution to get that effect for your event. We can provide Effects for events as as commercial shoot, concerts, theatre plays, or corporate functions.
Talent close Proximity to flame effects is no problem
Fire on the ground we have Flame Bars
The famous Back to the future burning tire marks. We supply the film tools to create the Special Effects.
We will stock a Box truck or trailer according to your specific needs and rent by the day or by the week with Special effects technicians or use your labor force with a Effects Supervisor. This is extremely successful for movie production.
Plus you hire a Special Effects Designer, Effects Best Boy, Effects Property Master, Special Effects Supervisor and Visual Effects Art Director which is the Effect Specialist Zigmont.
The Custom Cannon Effects in the FX Hollywood FX Industry BIG AIR CANNONS - Big Water Cannon, Fuller Earth steel trapper mortar IED's, Dirt Debris Cannon, Propane Popper fireballs, stunt propane dump tanks fireballs.
These air mortars or Dirt Debris Cannon can move dirt movers or simulate a IED explosion shooting fuller earth , Dirt Debris or water in the air
We offer Propane flame special effects, special effects services, fireworks display operations, Pyrotecnic operators, Water cannons, smoke machines, stagecraft FX equipment, motion picture FX effects, equipment rentals, Custom FX Effects
We can supply Hollywood Stunt Propane Dump Tank - Our Street Can Explosion Prop
Special Ops forces conduct a demonstration with Zigmont Magic FX
A shoulder-fired missile simulation,Simulated Firing and explosion
Examples of the Popper Effect and trap mortar Battlefield FX
U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrated their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. US SOCOM
Incoming Navy SEALS being fired on
Propane Can Popper is a Hollywood Movie Standard for car explosion and field explosions. Propane popper for a Simulated car explosion. Big quick and safe flame effect, where Lycopodium is too small, propane cannons not Feasible to use, and a true explosion stimulation is needed. "It looks bad and dangerous, but it's always rigged up in a way that keeps us in control."
Zigmont Magic FX Movie Magic for Florida Movie Productions with FX explosions.
Mapp controlled explosion and Propane explosion for massive structure explosions.
The grass after the two flame explosions you can see where the fire blankets was laid and the heat burned the grass.
The two styles of the Propane and MAP can poppers or propane popper fireball.
Big quick and safe flame effect, where Lycopodium is too small, propane cannons not Feasible to use, and a true explosion stimulation is needed. "It looks bad and dangerous, but it's always rigged up in a way that keeps us in control
Examples of the Popper Effect and trap mortar FX Car explosions.
"Examples of Propane popper for a Simulated car explosion. Big quick and safe flame effect, where Lycopodium is too small, propane cannons not Feasible to use, and a true explosion stimulation is needed. "It looks bad and dangerous, but it's always rigged up in a way that keeps us in control."
Examples of the Popper Fire Effect
Propane Can Popper are a quick release of a pound of propane, that can be place in a stripped Interior of a car for a car explosion. The popper uses a standard US 14.1 ounce Propane or Map Gas cylinder to produce a repeatable, predictable Special Effects Fireball that dissipates in a few second and leaves no obnoxious residue.
Special effects experts typically will want the car's stripped of the following; gas tank (empty tank with flumes worst that full tank) removed, the interior seats and trunk stripped, the interior roof and floors strip of its rug and lining, remove door lining, strip wires, along with plastic and insultion removed as most is toxic. Need to drain all its fluids (oil, brake, transmission, rear end, water) and taking out the battery.
One Can Popper Mapp aka Bernzomatic fired giving an initial fireball of about 12 feet high and 16 feet wide.
The fuel gas based on a stabilized mixture of methylacetylene (propyne) and propadiene. The name comes from the original chemical composition, methylacetylene-propadiene propane.
Stage two, Red flame with black smoke. The fire begins to dissipate, and more black smoke. Single popper with Map Gas Cylinder.
4 poppers with Mapp cylinder are fired and produce an excellent long fireball effect. Great for battlefield effects.
What 6 look like lit and produce an excellent long battlefield fireball effect.
The fire begins to dissipate, and more black smoke. Slight residual burn in the poppers.... the instant release of the propane freezes a small amount, which burns off in a minute. Nothing left except for a few drifting wisps of smoke. The doors of the containers were slightly warmed, and Pinto race car on top of the containers was unharmed. This test was done in a storage yard, two blocks from the Van Nuys City Hall, Police Station, and Fire station. There is an apartment building about 50 feet from the other end of the containers. Black Powder just makes a low order bang.
A highlight of the conference will be an SOF demonstration, featuring operators from a dozen countries "assaulting" mock enemy positions and rescuing "hostages" next to the convention center,
We were the local pyrotechnic company working with Strategic Operations and held the permits and inspection for the special effects used for the demonstration that featured SOF forces from ten different nations "assaulting" mock enemy positions and rescuing "hostages" next to the convention center, both on land and in the bay. Spectators are invited to come and watch the half-hour demonstration. Boats, assault vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters and other aircraft will all be involved in the rescue scenarios as Special Operators from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force work alongside SOF from partner nations around the world. Their were RPG line rockets, debris mortar pots, concussion mortar, Pail Bombs, cannon simulators, blank firing guns.
Below are the on board camera
In the tires are improvised explosive device (IED) mortar traps with fuller earth and cork with a Pyro charge lifter.
U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrated their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 14-16. US SOCOM
Seen here is a improvised explosive device (IED) with Walnut Dust in 5 gal buckets.
improvised explosive device (IED) to open a door.
We did effects for Tru TV Lizard Lick Towing Reality TV
Low budget movie fire scene
A custom camp fire
Here is our Firerope 360 design for and fueled by a Firefly with Ceramic logs
Hollywood Movie Snow
Special Effects ground cover snow and snow falling in the air with all the standard tools for a movie production, film shoots, TV Commercials or special event stage show. We have a few specialty items specifically for productions including 16 different style and type of snow machines. We also offer, Snofoam Flocking , Snowcel Spraying, Snow Fiber Flocking, Snow Blankets, Display Snow, Snow Pellets, Icicles, Snowballs, Frost Looks, Faux Snow, Misting, cryo FX Cold Flow, Low Crawling Ground Fog, Fog Machines and the experience to conceptualizing and designing the Visual Special Effects your storyboard requires.
Snow FX for Movies and Flim
Your Source For Hollywood Movie Quality Snow in Florida
A light dusting of a backlot and Dirt allow snow piles
Snow effects in Backlots
The story baord the connor backlot photos
See the art rendering above and the finished snow set we provided.
We used 6 different snow decor products to get the look of snow on the ground. No one product will make a snow scene look real, so we use a variety of snow products. It takes a number of different products to make the snow look real.
Snow Effects for TV - Film Productions - Studio - Live Events
Snow blankets and Faux snow
FX Bleeding Knifes used to great effect and very realistically creates a fresh blood deep cut effect.
The ultimate killing solution!
FX Stunt Kitchen Knife Kit design has changed in recent months and we now supply our stunt blood knives with a syringe driven system. (Image of carving knife version) We have found that that the blood flow is much more controllable and thus realistic.
We specialize in Hollywood style special effects in Florida. With bullet hit simulator used for film, television or theatre productions to simulate the illusion of an actor being hit by a single bullet, in a safe, economic and portable way.
Bullet Hit Nonpyro Splatter Blood Hit systems
This is the rig to use if you need a very big bullet hit. Built using composite plastic irrigation solenoid valves and an aluminum air chamber, it is super reliable, durable, and simple to maintain. We've streamlined the design and fabrication to keep the rig as affordable as possible.
It can be worn comfortably, but because of the size it is more difficult to hide under wardrobe than our compact rigs.It is best used on an off-camera part of the body or stationed near the performer with tubing running up the pant leg. It can also be built into props or the set. The air chamber cam be pumped with a bike pump or air compressor.The trigger is hardwired and can put the power of firing right in the performer's hands, but is also long enough to be fired by another operator. Powered by two (2) 9V batteries, the rig can be fired hundreds of times before they need replaced. Explosive squibs can't offer the subtle adjustments that can be fine tuned through adjusting air pressure and blood volume. And a traditional squib could never deliver the amount of blood that can be fired from this monster! 60CC blood at 30 PSI.
Air Squib Bullet Hit Wireless Remote
Hollywood Movie Special effects witha Air Squib produces great bullet hit effects without the use of pyrotechnics. It doesn't require a license and it's simple to operate-Air Squib Firing Unit
This system works extra well if the garment is loosely woven, like T-shirts, mens shirts etc. It relies on the fact that a garment "breathes" and allows moisture to pass though it. The shirt may be pre-scored to open up when blood comes gushing - but normally the imitation blood shoots through the actual fibers of the fabric without damaging the clothes while simulating a "hit" (well, they turn red, so you'll have to wash them in order to re-use)
If you want to use a raincoat, thin leather or something else that is normally waterproof - you can still use the non-explosive squib. Just pre-score the material where you want the "hit" to appear. Air Squib will also allow you to create smokey hits, dust hits, blood hits or pulsating blood wounds
The Air Squib consists of three parts - the radio control transmitter, the portable, radio-controlled air ejector - hidden on the belt, or similar, and the special nozzle - placed on the inside of the shirt, where you want the bloody hit to appear.
Firing Zirconium Spark Balls FXBullet Hits
We can shoot spark ball bullet strikes Asphalt .68 cal, Concrete.68 cal, Dust .68 cal, Grease .68 cal, Hot Sparks .68 cal, Empty .68 Cal plastic ball, Red Brick .68 cal, Sparking .68 cal
Example of Spark hit
Storm Lightning FX - Exploding Fuse Box Effect - Live Electric Wire - Hot Arcing Sparks - AFTERMATH OF THE STORM
All is needed is wind and we have that too!
FLASH! Plate emits a series of loud, crackling sounds. Extremely loud and startling. Activates when electricity is applied.
This circuit is a beefy flash capacitor charger takes 120 in, converts it over to dc, and charges the dual 100 uf 450 volt cap. The copper polls for arching of this device, like copper arms with a soft metal slug on each.
This is where its gets special, the center leg is connected to a ground leg, and one side of each capacitor connects to one of the sides that. A magnetic field that this creates between the leads is what lets the sparks jump from pin to pin, and give us the great noise and lights. Giving off sparks over the air.
For attractions that need a safe (non Pyro) faux short circuit lighting effect, fuse box or arcing sparks like from a electric short circuit and a broken zapping electric wire mock\king quickly around like a movie scene of AFTERMATH OF THE STORM.
Normal Looking Fuse Box hangs on the wall until it suddenly bursts open and fuses start sparking and popping like crazy! Also can have LED lights, live cut electric wires moving from the power and smoke effects can be applied. Air and electric power driven.
These products produce an electronic spark that have the potential to ignite flammable substances. You must plan to make the room a safe zone. In this version made for a scene of a storm (Hurricane, Twister, heavy winds) have destroyed a house or factory and the AFTERMATH OF THE STORM.
Hot arcing and loud electric crackle sounds and the large gauge wire swings freely.
A metal “breaker box”, 5 foot long 2” diameter “wire” containing a FLASH! cracker spark device, controller and choice of activation. A n air and electric powered devices. The wire is electric charged and wipes around the air sparking.
The effect of an arcing spark.
The electric wire swinging about seen above.
This product produces an electronic spark that have the potential to ignite flammable substances. Brick surrounding and welding blankets recommended.
A power failure simulator or Thunder and Lightning controller with built-in stereo sound track. Simply plug in your lights and speakers and let the thunder and lightning storm begin! lights brighten and dim in sync with the thunder crashes. Lights brighten and dim in sync with the thunder crashes. Thunder sound track professionally produced by Emmy award winning sound designer Adam Johnston .
Thunder and lightning storm Lights can flicker and drained power conditions to sound track Fire Fly model is a premium dual-channel lightning simulator which also offers a dimmer option on one channel. Both channels can be used for “stereo” lightning effects or one channel can be switched to the dimmer mode and connected to house lights, porch lights or even a lamp in the window. When there is a close “lightning strike”, not only do you see the lightning flash, but lights connected to the second channel will dim and flicker as though power is about to go out. Very realistic!FireFly is a state of the art electronic lightning simulator (and more) designed for theme parks, commercial theater, yet it is affordable enough for the average small attractions channels can be used for “stereo” lightning effects or one channel can be switched to the dimmer mode and connected to house lights, porch lights or even a lamp in the window. When there is a close “lightning strike”, not only do you see the lightning flash. Our newest effect is for TV commercials, movies and print work when you need a freezer or frost look. Like to open a cold freezer compartment.
Our custom Vapor machine ultrasonic foggers will do the job when realistic is needed. Smoke machine just doesn't vanish fast enough.
We're gear with equipment from many manufacturers of special effects and we are not limited us to what just one company makes or manufactures. With the availability of recreating motion picture special effects in Florida locations live on stage. Our 25 years of producing theatrical shows will help us understand your needs, design the effect right for you and execute the cues with safety in mind.
RFC special guest appearance of Hulk Hogan with a Magic FX Pyro Intro video clip here
The mixed martial arts sports event company RFC, which started in Tampa in 2005 and has put on events solely in Tampa, has a chance to go national when Country Music Association chief executive officer Tammy Genovese watched on Feb.23rd 2008 event at the USF Sun Dome. Zigmont Magic FX (The Effect Specialist) was on hand to give Bay area resident Hulk Hogan the hero intro as he took the stage in a blaze of Pyro. If Genovese likes the RFC product, she'll consider partnership with the league, boosting its status from local to national. Zigmont Magic FX will be stepping up as well.
From a custom Pyrotechnical introduction like we done for Hulk Hogan to campfires and burning buildings we can recreate a scene from a movie or theme park attraction.
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For theatrical plays that need a Flash Pot effect, we can keep the Pyro off the stage and have it slide out on cue and disappear just a s fast. Great for flash entrances or exits such as the Wicked Witch. Fully keyed and can be loaded moments before and has a continuity check as well. Innovative Pyro effects from the effectspecialist.com
Work with clients (such as Universal Studios Creative theme parks) to conceptualize effects for their specific applications considering aesthetics, technical feasibility, budget and schedule. Advise as to the best use and staging of effects. Design, mock-up direction, engineering FX. Responsible for concept mock-up design, and guiding projects through mechanical integrity through production and installation.
We provide custom special effects for stage, television, movies, videos, Broadway shows or whatever special effects may be required. We will provide realistic visuals for the camera while maintaining the highest standard of safety on the set. From fake falling snow to floating bubbles, from fire to cryo and any other FX.
Rent a Olympic torch with a 16 inch flame
21.5 x 1.78in. (55 x 4.5cm)
Weight: 2lb. 9oz. (1.2k)
Housing: 16 gage steel tubing
Finish: Hi-temp matt Black paint
Finally a way to safely handle fire torches. The Magic FX Torch is the safest way yet for actors to handle actual fire. Fueled by safe solid pellets and automatically extinguished if the performer lets go of the torch. A real flame fire that's as safe as possible in the hands of performers.
Magic FX TORCH, the Real Flame Torch for your productions
* Tested and proven in hundreds of stage performances and outdoor spectacles
* Produces 16 inches of real flame from solid fuel pellets
* Virtually smokeless and odorless, TORCH is non-toxic and clean burning
* A real flame source that is environmentally safe Fueled by safe solid pellets and automatically extinguished if the performer lets go of the torch. A real flame fire that's as safe as possible in the hands of performers.
The automatic safety release latch will instantly snuff out the flame when the performers release their grip on the handle.
Load one to four fuel pellets into the fire chamber, depending on the size and duration of flame you desire. Four fuel pellets will give you about 15 minutes of a 16 inch flame. The clean burning pellets leave almost no residue.
This a great breakthrough for on stage Torch needs in the Entertainment Industry. Designed by acclaimed Broadway special effects designer for Broadway shows. Years of refinement and on stage use has made this the most professional and reliable torch to use. This hand held torch has a electric start, adjustable flame height, Gas Safety Release and Light Weight Design. It is butane powered and the refill canisters are available in 2 oz canisters.
This is great for the character Lumiere where he has candelabra and has candles for hands to show emotion such as excitement.
Length: 21 inch 53.3 cm
Width: 1.625 inch 4.1 cm
Net Weight: 0.35 lbs 0.16 kg
Specification Footnote: 2 oz. canisters will run for approximately 20 minutes depending on the height of the flame.
Olympic Torch relay our torch looks pretty good!
Zigmont Magic F/X Special Effects Engineers offers a wide range of services for Theater Productions, Television, Trade Shows, Industrial Shows, Corporate Conventions, Resort Hotel Shows, Theme Park Productions and Live Entertainment Shows. To his credit Zigmont has worked with well over a 100 different major scale illusionary FX.
Specify Technical Requirements
Organize Projects and Support Teams
Supervise Technical System Vendors
Pyrotechnic Show Designs
Illusionary Prop Design
Enter into a new realm of expression and visualization with a signature piece in the form of a specialized custom illusion with unique lighting techniques, special effects and pyrotechnics.
Illusion Design and Problem Analysis
Illusion Development - Concept To Delivery
Feasibility Planning and Planning Studies
Illusion show installation
Illusion Stage Management Staffing
Support Teams Training and Consulting
Custom Propane Flame bars
4 F foot Flame bar
20 foot Flame Bar
Special Effects :: Special FX :: SPFX :: FX Photo Menu
Custom Arched Flame Bar
14 foot Flame arch
Talent Fired Gerb Wand
Need talent to gain attention fast? Use our hand held pyrotechnics gerb wand that is easy to use with minimal training. This will fire a 10 sec long by 10 foot high gerb.
Effect Wind Fans
We can make the air blow indoors to a True Category ONE Hurricane in a straight forwards vortex of full force wind in three seconds, with or without smoke.
• Movie Studio Effects and TV Commercials Effects •
• Creating Hot Liquids Steam
Perfect for table top photography.
We can create hot liquids such as soup, coffee, etc., when shooting commercials.
• Fire Effects on Water - As seen in Jurassic Park III
• Pyro Bullet Hits
• Napalm Simulator (Gasoline Bomb) Outdoors
• Pyro Burn Fluid
Short Circuit Simulating Electrical Fire Pyrotechnical Device
With pyro burn the flame appears to be working as though gas-fed. Special Effect Fluid may be applied wet and ignited or painted on, dried and ignited. Such as on the baseball.
Need fire on the ground like the movie “Back To The Future”, Road Burn No problem.
Smoke Cloth A specially treated cloth that produces a wispy appearing smoke.
The audience entering the room, on stage a large artistic set piece made out of balloons. On cue; the music builds in intensity as the balloons explodes instantly into thin air. Nothing remains of the set piece. The balloon wall can exploded to reveal any object of person as well.
Balloon popping is very exciting
The ability to explode balloons on cue and instantly uses Shock Tube technology; exploding a balloon wall to reveal something behind it, and exploding confetti-filled balloons to showers the room with confetti. The No match Shock tube system used to explode an unlimited number of balloons simultaneously, and the Balloon Squib System a.k.a. match detonator system designed for exploding just one, or just a few balloons.
spectacular and exciting effect, any number of giant balloons filled with large
numbers of small balloons or confetti or a combination of both can be exploded
by remote control showering their contents over the dance floor, stage etc.
This combination of 24 exploding balloons that will really liven up your dance floor! The balloons are filled with dozens of smaller, 5" balloons and confetti. The balloons are filled with mylar confetti. We can rig them to explode at once or set them up to fire at various intervals throughout the evening!
Magic F/X Logo Explosion Effect
Blow-up or Blow–away the competition with a Magic F/X Logo Explosion Effect. We will build a custom competitor logo in form of a free stand sign and make it completely blow apart into 100’s of pieces with a loud boom. The pieces fly harmlessly toward the audience. A powerful effect.
Hollywood Glass Breaking - Glass Popping
Explosive charge that will pop and break a six foot square pane of tempted glass. The glass popper is an small Explosive device. Glass breakers are used to break tempered glass as a breakaway to reveal a person or object. They are squib operated and use a Hilti nail to pop the glass. The glass will fall down into grating and below stage.
A combo of glass breaking and silver confetti complete the illusion.
We offer 12 inch floating Bubbles.
Magic F/X can make 12 inch round Bubbles, that's right foot round bubbles from the effect specialist Bubble machines.
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