SNOW • ICE
A proverb among film crews says that you only have snow when you don't need it. To ensure that you can have snow at any time and in any environment, artificial snow is therefore used, although ours differs greatly from the one skiers are used to.
We use a whole range of different materials, equipment and techniques to create the illusion of ice and snow. We don't want to hide the fact that the realistic realization of this illusion is one of the most demanding artistic works in the field of special effects.
Thanks to our decades of experience in this field and a wide range of technical equipment, we can claim to be able to prepare even the largest sets perfectly.
Especially with snow and ice the interaction of script and location is very important, early advice from us can save you a lot of grief and effort.
What is there to consider?
Furthermore, the preparations can take several days, in which the set is of course not usable. During this time we also need a sufficient power supply on the set; however we will inform you in good time about the overall power requirement of our machinery.
Of course, then the owner or manager of a location must be informed and his (written) consent is needed. Obtaining this is the responsibility of the production and without it we will not start work in any case.
Apart from that, there is not much to consider here, except that some artificial snow types on set can lead to slippery conditions.
Clothing and hair of the actors, as well as props can be affected by contact with some artificial snow products, but are usually easy to clean by wiping and washing. We'll gladly carry out preliminary tests with sensitive materials in our workshop. If necessary, you should therefore plan sufficient replacement and breaks.
However, we can help to avoid such mishaps with various technical aids. Just talk to us.
Sometimes outdoors, small amounts of biodegradable materials can remain on site and decompose or weather within a few weeks.