The leading provider of special effects and atmospheric control for movies, theme parks, and special event industries around the globe!

About Global Special Effects

We are the largest visual special effects company in the world that specializes in Evaporative Snow™, foam, fog, cryo, bubbles, confetti, Flogos™, and all the fluids and accessories that go along with them. Our special effects have been featured in thousands of major motion pictures, commercials, and music videos - most recently "Misletoe" by Justin Bieber, "Back to December" by Taylor Swift, and "Over You" by Miranda Lambert. We also have contracts with all major theme parks and attractions around the world.

Our Story

In 1990, an innovative magician, Francisco Guerra needed an artificial snow effect for his performance. Finding nothing suitable on the market, he invented his own snow-making machine and his company, SnowMasters Special Effects, was born. Through the years, SnowMasters established a loyal customer base and experienced steady growth in both product line and sales. In 2011, to reflect our unique array of visual special effects products and our expanding international presence, the company name was changed to Global Special Effects, Inc. Global Special Effects, Inc is a manufacturer of visual special effects products and accessories nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Lexington, Alabama USA. Our company was created from innovation and developing innovative visual special effects technology continues to be a top priority. We are a financially strong company with an exceptional and dedicated workforce. Some of the core strengths of our company are the following attributes:


We possess several U.S. and international patents relating to Francisco Guerra's special effects technology inventions. We believe that continual improvement and innovation are the keys to future growth for Global Special Effects.


Our product quality is exceptional. Our snow machines are sold with a Lifetime Limited Warranty which covers repairs or replacements.* The large number of repeat customers we serve is a testament to the excellence of our visual special effects products and accessories.

Product Mix

We manufacture much more than the Evaporative Snow™ that started our business. We provide exceptional visual special effects machines including snow, foam, cryo, fog, bubbles, scent, and our line of specialty Flogos™ machines.

*Lifetime Limited Warranty is only valid when using fluids from Global Special Effects.

"No one offers the repair service and repair parts for the 'Life Time Limited Warranty' for their products like Global Special Effects."
Steve Zigmont
Zigmont Magic F/X, Inc.

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