Look Solutionsâ€™ CRYO-FOG low-fog system is contributing to the theatrical magic of Disneyâ€™s â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€? now enjoying an open-ended run in Mexico City. Four CRYO-FOG machines are used throughout the show as low smoke in forest scenes and around the castle exterior.
â€œTen years ago â€˜Beauty and the Beastâ€™ opened in Mexico City with four liquid nitro machines,â€? recalls Nic Phillips, the showâ€™s technical advisor and programmer. â€œIt was the first big musical for the producers and Disneyâ€™s first in Latin America. When they moved it to Spain all the equipment went with it. Since then this production and itâ€™s equipment has been touring the world. Now back in Mexico for the tenth anniversary, the producers asked me to replace some equipment, including liquid nitrogen low smoke machines which were actually dangerous.â€?
Phillips had seen CRYO-FOG systems at work in the UK and liked their performance. So he ordered Look Solutionsâ€™ first available 120-volt CRYO-FOG models for â€œBeauty and the Beast.â€?
The CRYO-FOG uses Look Solutionsâ€™ Low-Fog fluid and an external tank of liquid CO2 to produce dense clouds of low-lying fog, an impressive effect for dance, theater, haunted attractions or almost any live performance.
Unlike other products currently on the market, which first make regular fog and then convert it to low fog, the CRYO-FOG creates low fog straight from the nozzle. This makes it far more efficient and far smaller than all previously-available products.
Additionally, the CRYO-FOG features an adjustable cooling temperature which allows the height of the low fog to be varied. Fine adjustments of the pump are made in increments of 1% so any desired effect — from a tiny cloud to the thickest fog — can be produced. Heat-up time is approximately 10 minutes. DMX 512 control is standard; a control panel with LED display and simple symbols permits easy operation.
â€œThe output of the CRYO-FOG systems is fantastic — we only have to run them at half to equal the effect we were getting with the liquid nitro machines,â€? Phillips reports. â€œThe CRYO-FOG systems run a total of 20 minutes in the show, and their performance is extraordinary. The machines are an eighth the size and weight of what they used before, and we get better output and control, and significant cost savings. CRYO-FOG is consistent with all the other great Look Solutions products Iâ€™ve used.â€?
About Look Solutions
Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high-performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini-foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in south-central Pennsylvania, serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit
or call Hunter Totty, Business Manager, at 1-800-426-4189. Look Solutionsâ€™ Tech Support Hotline is 646-300-0520.