Designer: Kevin James
Kevin James produced multiple versions of his original concept, the “Snow Animator.” While Kevin did not invent the famous “Snowstorm in China” effect that has been used for many years, he did invent the new way to animate the pieces of “snow.”
The magician soaks pieces of a napkin in a bowl of water. He wrings out the water and rubs his hands together. Suddenly, dry confetti pieces burst from his hands raining down on the stage and front rows of the audience. The variation that Kevin has added to the classic “Snowstorm in China” effect is the fact the effect can be done without the use of a fan, also allowing the “snow” to go higher and farther than the traditional method.
Version 1: Bar Stool
Version 2: Bar Stool
Version 3: Christmas Present
Version 4: Napkin Holder and Table
Version 5 (with Jason Baney): Folding Chair
Un-numbered version: Speaker Animator
Kevin has also produced variations on his animator that fit into other objects and props.