CITC consistently leads the industry, creating unique and exciting special effects equipment and continues to amaze even the most jaded of theatrical designers. CITC’s “Cool Stuff That’s Show Tuff!” boasts many “firsts” in its theatrical history.

CITC is credited with many industry firsts, including, biodegradable SnoBiz, which won the award for Best Atmospheric Effect at the LDI show. First to create a theatrical snow machine that made evaporating snow, the Little Blizzard and the patented foam machine, the Super Foam Dome. And, the award winning AquaMax™ - the first machine, to deliver water based, 100% organic odorless haze – dubbed the “Healthiest Haze in the World”.

The majority of our products are conceived and built in the USA.  

Our company was founded in 1987 by inventor and special effects industry veteran, Gary Crawford who for more than 25 years created some of the most memorable special effects for motion pictures including,

  • E.T.,
  • 2010: A Space Odyssey,
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation,
  • Friday the 13th and,
  • Poltergeist

to name just a few.

On Oct 1, 2018, CITC was acquired by Silver Falls Capital.  To learn more, see. (CITC acquisition) 


"The Hateful 8", "The Grinch", "Lord of the Rings", "The Patriot", "Snow Falling On Cedars", "Cider House Rules", "Santa Claus II", "Harry Potter", "Snow Dogs", "The Hunted", the Bon Jovi Tour 2003, the Dave Matthews Band, the Dixie Chicks, Cirque Du Soleil, Stars on Ice, Walt Disney World, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland, Sea World, New York stage and theatres around the world. For a full list please click on the "Clients" button at the top of this page.


CITC’s products are unique in durability, performance and added features included with each unit. CITC fluids are well known for having the least amount of irritation of any similar product on the market today. All our products are thoroughly tested and all come with a limited warranty. Many products have been designed specifically for the needs of a particular production.


CITC is passionate about delivering the most innovative special effects in the industry. We are committed to quality products, high performance fluids and the best customer service.