Special Effects Unlimited – Completed Move to the Valley

Moving can be a pain but when that move puts you closer to “the action” it’s not a bad thing. Special Effects Unlimited has moved from their location “in the heart of Hollywood” into convenient Sun Valley to continue practicing the art of physical effects since 1962.. They are just as ready to blow you […]

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Where to Find Miniatures

Whether it is for a toy commercial, practical special effects, or to simply make someone look ridiculously huge, miniature buildings and sets are an important part of the industry. It can also be a real pain to track them down, especially if you are going to need it custom built. Because of that I have […]

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Special Effects Unlimited – How You Can Make a Fake Snow Storm in July

Snow, wind, fire. These are the elements that make or break a movie when it comes to special effects. Sure you could pay a very pretty penny to fake it, but why not pay less for the real deal?!? Over at Special Effects Unlimited, if it is practical they can practically do anything. Of course […]

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Reynolds Advanced Materials: Smooth-On Distributor

If mold making and casting is part of your creative process, then Reynolds Advanced Materials should be one of your gotos. Bring your imagination and let the folks at Reynolds help you bring it to life. The company’s materials are used for lifecasting, special effects, prop building, architectural restoration, candle making, concrete casting, taxidermy, sculpting […]

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Alfonso’s Breakaway Glass, Inc. – Breaking into the Scene

What’s an action flick without a body through a window or Western without a bottle smashing someone’s head? Enter Alfonso’s Breakaway Glass where you’ll find not only glass, but ceramics too—pots, figurines, dinnerware and custom-made breakaways like windshields. Alfonso’s is family-owned and in business since 1986. Productions such as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Face/Off, Rise […]

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Fire in Motion

Ladder trucks, fire engines, paramedic vehicles, ambulances, the Jaws of Life—Fire in Motion provides fully operational vehicles and equipment to make any emergency scene look authentic. They’ve been doing it for 26+ years, and the fleet is certainly impressive. Of course, all equipment rentals must have a Fire in Motion operator for safety. They also […]

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Bill Ferrell Co.

Bill Ferrell Co. and his crew bring bold, creative visions to life with portable stages, turntables, lifts, and mechanical and confetti effects that his team creates for commercials, TV, film, theatrical productions and large corporate events. American Idol, the Academy Awards, Blue Man Group, Princess Cruises—these are just a few of Bill Ferrell’s clients. Did […]

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Tech Works FX Studios – Now in Louisiana & California

If you didn’t already know, Tech Works FX Studios has set up shop in the New Orleans area, expanding its movie magic to Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and the world. Looking for blood-thirsty horror or sci-fi wizardry? Tech Works can resurrect the dead with its jaw-dropping make-up and FX, creating mutilated corpses, walking zombies, creepy monsters […]

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W.M. Creations, Inc

Behind this inconspicuous building is a plethora of talent and product. Creating a grotesque zombie or aging a person by forty years is no easy task. Quality make-up effects are an important and necessary part of the film and television industry. Making it look as real as possible requires a lot of skill and the […]

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The Character Shop

It’s always fun to watch a commercial or film that has a realistic looking animal or other character, especially the ones that move on their own! Today technology is so fantastic that sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s real or not. For many years, The Character Shop has been a provider of these animals, […]

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