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Topic: Do you perform snowstorm? You'll love this!
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Jul 31, 2005 07:23PM)
Hey guys,

If you do snowstorm, you may be interested in this little gizmo! I actually had this idea myself several years back, but never acted on it. Now they are making these commercially.

What a great addition to a snowstorm effect. No noisy snow machines, no soapy mess, and you won't need a ladder or a "cherry picker" to set it up! I bought one and it's awesome! Check it out:

http://www.smarthome.com/C0304.html


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Magicusa (Jul 31, 2005 08:29PM)
Thanks Tim,

I will check this one out!

By the way Tim, I think you have one of the best snowstorm routine I have seen.


Emmett
Message: Posted by: Chris Stolz (Jul 31, 2005 10:58PM)
Lyndel,

Not only is this AWESOME, but it's exactly what I was looking for for the new show I'm putting together! PERFECT for two reasons. The first is the effect and the second is the PRICE. I hadn't seen anything like that anywhere near as low as $100.

Nice find!

Chris.
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Aug 1, 2005 06:16AM)
Emmett, Thanks for the kind words! I have put a lot of work into the scripting of that routine. Refining it, revising it, adding things, deleting things... It has certainly become a centerpiece of my act (Although it's performed at the end of the act!) :rotf:

Chris, My pleasure man! Initially, I was not going to share this idea with any other magicians, but this is just too good of an addition to snowstorm! Besides that, I really did come up with the idea myself several years back and wanted to get a little credit for doing so... Oh well, you snooze you loose I guess... :napping:

The only modification that I am making to mine is to paint the outside of the cabinet flat black. The dark Christmas green isn't going to cut it for me!


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: RealDeal JU (Aug 1, 2005 11:57AM)
You could probably make one of these for a fraction of the price. It is a great idea, but I think it's a little overpriced for a disco ball and a spot light IMO.

Jim
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Aug 1, 2005 12:45PM)
My time is worth more than trying to make it.

Richard
Message: Posted by: chmara (Aug 1, 2005 01:54PM)
Well said Richard.
Message: Posted by: Chris Stolz (Aug 1, 2005 09:48PM)
I'm thinking that it could easily be made to look like other things depending on what color you use. Blue for Rain, Red going upward for Sparks, White going to the side for moving in super speed.

The possibilities are endless.
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (Aug 5, 2005 11:18PM)
This looks like a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Message: Posted by: dsilverfield (Aug 25, 2005 02:59AM)
Thanks Lyndel for sharing this. It can make a small time stage show play really big. Thanks again
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Aug 25, 2005 07:56AM)
No problem guys!

I have only had a chance to use mine twice, but the reaction was strong!


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: dsilverfield (Aug 28, 2005 06:04AM)
I have e mailed the company and am waiting to hear from them. However, since you have used it, would you please tell me if the audience feel it looks like snow or do they rather perceive it as spots of white light??
Also how effective will this be for outdoor use?? ie on a building?

Thanks in advance
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Aug 28, 2005 10:09AM)
Well, I think that they "know" that it's spots of light, but it just adds some ambiance to the confetti that is already falling down as you fan it. Certainly makes it play bigger.

As far as using it outside, it's actually designed for outdoor use (albeit not for daytime use...) Plus remember that doing snowstorm outside, you are subjet to the elements with the most detrimental - being the wind. Instead of snow being fanned up and then gracefully falling downward, a slight breeze will cause all of your "snow" to rush toward you or to one side of the stage or the other (can you say "blizzard"):lol:


Hope that info helps..

Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Aug 31, 2005 06:37AM)
I have a similar machine that I paid $20.00 canadian for. The bonus is that the light source has a spot for gobos and it came with a snowflake gobo.
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Aug 31, 2005 09:26AM)
Mrbilldentertainer,

Would you like to share your source?

Lyndel
Message: Posted by: dsilverfield (Sep 25, 2005 05:02AM)
Hey thanks Lyndel. Actually my use was not in conjunction with a snowstorm. I thought of using it as an outdoor decor during christmas for a shopping mall.
Message: Posted by: BenSalinas (Sep 30, 2005 08:39PM)
Lyndel,
What a great find! I don't care if it's a ferret in a disco jacket and flash light, it's worth the price! Thanks for the tip, I'll be buying one right away!

Ben S