Everyday is a snow day!!
Think back to the last movie you saw with snow. It almost certainly was our snow. We’ve been creating snowflakes, snowdrifts and throwing artificial snowballs at famous faces for over thirty years.
Invention has always been at the heart of what we do. We’ve created a high-speed hot wax spray for The Day After Tomorrow, smashed a Guinness World Record and helped the makers of Hugo capture falling snow in 3D for the first time. Put simply, we never say never, it’s always ‘not yet’.
We don’t put down what we can’t clear up
Clear-up is an important part of the snow-making process. It’s our responsibility and the only way to preserve locations for future filmmakers.
Whether we use organic artificial snow products that simply ‘disappear’ when it rains, or durable fake snow products laid over the top of SnowMembrane (a tough material that allows water and sunlight to pass through it), we guarantee to leave every location as we find it.
Protecting history, landscapes and wildlife
Sites can be sensitive for a number of reasons – they might contain historical buildings, rare plants or protected wildlife.
Using the wrong materials on ancient stone or rare flora could result in permanent damage, which is why our snow has been designed to vanish without a trace – just like the real thing.
With over 200 different types of artificial snow, we can select a product that suits both the director and the property owner. It’s why English Heritage consider us to be the authority on the safe use of winter effects.
Christmas at Eden
In the spring of 2014, The Eden project approached Snow Business with the idea of making it snow inside one of their greenhouse biomes.
Providing snow that could be used in the biggest tropical biome in the world was an exciting challenge, but one that could not risk doing any damage to their unique collection of tropical plants, or the delicate soil they grow in.