(via WAFF 48 News)
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Updated: Dec 27, 2011 6:17 PM CST
Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, right?
Well, the Snowmasters here in northwest Alabama turn those dreams into a reality all year round.
Francisco Guerra can make it snow.
“We’re the only ones in the world that do what we do,” he said.
Guerra is the president of Global Special Effects and the mastermind behind the Snowmaster brand.
“Atmosphere control is our expertise. We make it snow. We make it rain, fog, scent – we do all that,” he said.
Guerra’s snow machines can be used both inside and out.
The snow never accumulates and evaporates within 90 seconds.
“Anytime you see a snowball in a movie, that’s what they’re using,” said Guerra.
They’re not only used in homes but on movie sets, in theme parks, and store windows worldwide.
“It’s really amazing to help people suspend their disbelief and being able to pierce the veil that separates the audience from the effect,” he said.
They do so by creating something people can touch and feel but with the illusion of it looking real.
“We build them 10 at a time,” said project manager, Cody Porter.
Porter oversees the manufacturing of every snow machine, no matter how big or small, and ensures all their products work successfully before shipping.
“Every machine that we have to operate we test one at a time,” he said.
- Original article: “World’s Largest Fake Snow Creator Located in Alabama” (WAFF 48 News)
- Huntsville Times Article: “…A Great American Business Story Full Of Snow” (globalspecialfx.wordpress.com)
- Reuters: Global Special Effects Largest Special FX Company In The World (globalspecialfx.wordpress.com)