there is magic on the
planet, it is contained in the water."
- British anthropologist Loren Eiseley
Visually pleasing and soothing to the ears, water fountains have
thrilled and mesmerized us for centuries. Our Animated Water
Features are custom-programmed and microprocessor controlled,
coordinating the leap and swirl of the water jets with the dazzling
sparkle of submersible lights.
These units are modular, allowing us to supply you with the right size
fountain for your location, from 8 feet square to 800 square feet,
indoors or out. For your garden parties, we can put a beautiful
floating fountain in the swimming pool.
Animated, Table-top to Huge.
Complete Turn-key Solutions.
reaches a major milestone this year, our 20th
We’ve seen a lot of changes, both in
and in the industry itself. Our palette of indoor
pyrotechnics has expanded. We have more ways than ever to
Confetti and Streamers, new ways to bring Fire indoors, more pumps and
jets and submersible lights to make our Animated Water
more flexible, and state-of-the-art Low Fog and CO2
second to none.
Of course, the most rewarding things that have come our way
the last 20 years are the wonderful relationships we’ve built
with meeting planners, producers, venues and suppliers, and the depth
of experience that allows us to give you the level of creativity and
service that you’ve come to expect.
We look forward to many more years of working with all of our old
friends and all the new ones that we will meet along the
years of producing Special Effects for live events and live performance
has given us some insight into the process. Often the key is
the right questions. Here are a few tips to make it easier for you.
IN EXPERIENCE -
Live events are completely different than Film or Video —
your Special Effects supplier is experienced and
working with a live audience. -
A qualified supplier will
coordinate with the venue, acquire all permits, and provide
insurance. Their staff will be highly trained and fully licensed. -
Effects are often measured in seconds, yet for every second of
performance, there are hours of R&D, design, preparation
testing that you don’t see.
THE SPECIAL EFFECTS BUDGET A LINE ITEM FROM THE BEGINNING -
Call your Special Effects supplier early - involve them in your
proposal and when you’re developing your budget. Ask for help
ideas. A good supplier will be happy to share their passion
with you. -
Ask them what new products or equipment they have. Ask them what
interesting things they’ve done lately.
What are you trying to achieve with Special Effects? -
What moments do you want to add excitement to? A song, a dance number,
a video, meeting the sales goal, introducing the new VP.......????? -
Special Effects are the sizzle — they should ADD to the
impact of your “moments.” -
REMEMBER: Your event is the star of the show: The effects
enhance, they are not the show.
SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPPLIER TO AN
EARLY SITE INSPECTION
- See the venue
through their eyes.
- Check the loading
- Is there water and
drain available (for Water Features).
- What is the
- Can the smoke
detectors be bypassed (if you’re
using indoor pyro)?
you’re using Confetti, find out if there is a
THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH THE OTHER ELEMENTS IN YOUR EVENT -
Build the effects into the set or props. -
If you’re using Streamers or Confetti, use corporate
- EXPECT ANSWERS
AND ATTENTION TO
DETAIL WILL GUARANTEE A SAFE AND
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
- REMEMBER - THE LOWEST PRICE IS NOT ALWAYS
DESIGNER/SUPPLIER SHOULD BECOME PART OF YOUR TEAM EARLY
IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS ________________________________________________________________
Finally, the “Hollywood” look without all the fuss.
for those “Red Carpet” moments, these light-weight
feature a motorized sweeping head with a crisp beam of light up to 1
mile high… and they plug into a standard 15 amp/ 120 volt
– No electrician. What could be simpler than that?
Rental — or Delivery and setup.
Introductory Special Rent these 10 times before Labour Day
2010, and the 11th rental is free!!
Relief for all your HOT
HOT outdoor summertime events —
golf tournaments, team building, festivals, etc. High
Water Mist technology creates a micro fine mist. As the fog contacts
warm air it evaporates, removing unwanted heat in the process. By
surrounding an area with fog, a thermal barrier is created. The result is
drop up to 11° C (20°F). Installed in one
of our 10’ x 10’ canopies, or in your
integrated into your setup, our WATER MIST technology will beat the
heat. Requires standard u-ground power and a water source
you can put REAL FIRE into your events — in the ballroom,
onstage, on the buffet table, or in a block of solid ice —
this brilliant new concept from Australia. This 12” x
4” ULC approved stainless steel unit burns an ultra-clean
proprietary alcohol fuel.
stunning flames burn up to 4 hours between refill. They can be
built into any scenery or decor. We’ve even installed them in
solid ice. This is real flame, and requires a
hand for safety. Call
us to see how you can add REAL FLAME to your next event!!
Woody Allen Says...
to achieve Immortality through my
work, I want to achieve
it through not dying.”
crime in America takes in over forty billion
dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.”
is better than poverty, if only for financial
is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering
– and it’s all over much too soon.”
than any other time in history, mankind faces a
crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter
hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let
we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics
exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”
is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light,
certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing
doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad
according to modern astronomers, space is
finite. This is a very comforting thought –
for people who can never remember where they have left
are fireworks like?” she asked.
“They are like
the Aurora Borealis,” said the King, “only much
natural. I prefer them to stars myself, as you always know when they
are going to appear...”
- Oscar Wilde
Fireworks have always
been a crowd-pleaser. In an urban setting
they are a challenge. The balance, of course, is between meeting safety
requirements, both regulated and practical, and
making the display appear effortless and
spectacular. AirMagic has a wide
materials and suppliers, and years of experience with
displays in unusual settings.
From a rooftop to a barge to the parking lot at the
middle of the day opening a
new building (yes — we have
Fireworks too — How crazy is that?)... to New
Eve at City Hall, we’re always ready for a new challenge.
confetti used in Lord of the Rings : 0.5
Pounds of Dry Ice used to date in Dirty Dancing : 32,550
Gallons of stage blood used per show in Evil Dead — The
Musical : 1.5
Duration in seconds of all pyro used in We Will Rock You : 1
Number of Phantom of the Opera performances in Toronto : 4,730
Number of years Anne of Green Gables has run in Halifax : 42
Number of people who set the world’s longest kick
line record : 1,715
Length in feet of the Red Carpet at the 80th Academy Awards :
Percentage of movies released in North America that are R rated : 55
Seconds of Fireworks at City Hall, New Year’s Eve 2010 : 90
Number of individual fireworks shot in that 90 seconds :1,636
Sq. ft. of tent in Nathan Phillips Square - Fashion week 2010
Square feet in the world’s largest tent : 283,140
Number of confirmed room-nights in Toronto hotels in 2007 : 469,804
Total dollars generated by tourism in the GTA in 2007 : $26,904,000
Number of LED’s used to illuminate the CN Tower : 21,024
Gal. per min. water pumped in the world’s largest water
fountain : 7,000
Number of people in the world’s largest movie cast - Gandhi.
Weight in pounds of the world’s largest fireworks shell :
Altitude in feet that this shell exploded : 3,937
be your Special Effects Department CALL
Toronto’s free, all-night celebration of contemporary art is
scheduled to return on Saturday, October 4, 2010. From sunset to
sunrise, Toronto will be transformed by artists.
In 2007, AirMagic installed an all-night Water Mist Effect for
the” Ode To The Porcelain Gods” exhibit
University’s Devonian Lake (the Reflecting Pond).
our AIR AMBIENCE
system, we can introduce a Scent of your choice
off-the-shelf, custom-made, even your client’s Perfume or
product — into a room of any size, ON CUE, or all night long.
We’ve launched perfumes and gum, taken the audience to the
with Pina Colada, and spread Christmas cheer with the delicious scent