Jet Sets – Practical Effects Can Look Digital and Awesome

Jet Sets, a prop and set construction company located in North Hollywood, has recently posted a couple of pieces they created on their blog.4005_1189x841_WM_F1_UK_P13878_R1

One of my favorites has to be their unique design of LED embedded polished acrylic. Originally their client wanted a neon frame that could be placed on a car to give the impression the car ran like a race car. After neon was deemed too fragile the team over at Jet Sets made their desire a reality with their clever implementation.

With a crack team of designers, fabricators, and all of the tools necessary to get the product out, Jet Sets has always been one of the go to companies for getting your idea completed. Onsite CNC routers, 3D printers, and a fully staffed graphics department allow them to make almost anything become a reality.

IMG_0008The next time you need anything made why not swing by and chat with their team, they’ll get your set or prop up and running before you can say, “Thanks Jet Sets, you really saved my butt on that since neon is a pretty fragile medium and the cars will be running pretty quickly. Not to mention getting there and installing it may break it before we even attempt to get the shot!”

That may be a mouthful but two sentences is actually a really fast turnaround.

Website: www.jetsets.com

Merritt Productions, Inc.

IMG_16There’s interesting stuff going on over at Merritt Productions. Doing custom fabrication, every project can be as wild as the imagination. Merritt is going into its 30th year, bringing ideas to life for advertising agencies, film production companies, photographers, marketing and design firms, theme parks and museums.IMG_18

Miniatures and model making, set construction, sculpture, prop fabrication, special effects, laser cutting and more—Merritt Productions helps you create the magic.

Website: www.merrittproductions.com

CBS Electronics

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CBS Electronics has game show electronics, scoreboards and scoring systems and other electronic equipment available for rent. The department also offers custom hardware and software.

You can check out these and other CBS services at the website below.

Website: www.cbstelevisioncity.com/services

Tech Works FX Studios – Now in Louisiana & California

show_photo-1If 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 and everything in-between. Or these next-generation special effects wizards will build robots, animatronic creatures, aliens and just about any other FX you need for your production.

For a quote or technical questions, give Tech Works a call. He even has experience teaching special effects!

Website: www.techworksstudios.com

Greco Décor Prop & Event Rental

Lightning in a Bottle 4-9-14 blogFrom the luxurious Hunger Games Premiere to the Lightning in a Bottle Event, Greco Décor Prop & Event Rental has done (and can) do it all. From Tribal symmetry to futuristic decadence, their events are always cutting edge.

greco decor hunger games eventTheir set-ups are sure to impress even your most carny-like guests who have seen it all… just ask em; Cirque Du Soleil seemed to enjoy their event! So whether you want your event to be a Paramount Party or something Stranger Than Fiction Greco Décor has a SALT(y) Premiere for your attendees.

Website: www.grecodecor.com

Flix FX

Flix FX Display AdWe all know what a struggle it is to find the perfect prop or animatronic that fits the ideal image you have in your head. But why settle on something that’s close to what you want, when Flix FX is fully prepared and amped up to customize it and give you exactly what you want?!

At Flix FX, the goal is to ensure your production completely fulfills the fabulous creations of your wildest dreams. If Benjamin Franklin applied for a job here today, they might take him as an apprentice—if he agreed to mop floors in the many different Flix FX workshops. Yes, they are that innovative.

Website: www.flixfx.com

Woody’s Electrical Props

Woodys Web PicNeed a military, space, futuristic, vintage, or any other command center? Dressing up a James Bond style sneak and sabotage scene, or a science lab? Maybe you’re like Bryce over here at Debbies Book Inc. and you simply feel at home amongst a plethora of electrical gadgets (I think he’s some kind of cyborg).

Woodys Display AdThen you must check out the Star Ship Enterpri… I mean – Woody’s Electrical Props. They have so many types of electrical props that you could dress an entire ship, submarine, plane, bunker, or home base with sophisticated looking computers and control panels.

Don’t tell Bryce I said anything about his possible cyborg-ery. I’m sure it’s just a phase…

Website: www.woodysprops.com

General Veneer Manufacturing Co.

Z-34What’s a company like General Veneer Manufacturing Co. doing in the film business? Well, production designers and construction coordinators know that General Veneer products are a good match. Most sets need doors, right? Hollow core doors, particleboard core doors, lumber core doors—General Veneer has them. And, as the name says, they have veneer as well as paneling and laminates.

Yep, General Veneer fits right in with the rest of us. Check out the website for more info.

Website:  www.generalveneer.com

Jet Sets – Just Imagine Research Library

9k=-49So you just want to look at a book and get some good old fashioned research out of the way? 9k=-50Well Jet Sets is a lot more than just a Scenery and Set Construction hub. Look no further than Jet Sets Research library.

Jet Sets is a perfect place to stop by for graphics, scenic painting, custom construction, and effects. What many don’t know about, however, is that they have a ton of books and you can always find someone on staff who can help you. They do have a lot of  research books to look through, over 7,000 in total!Z-42

There is also a dedicated space for an entire art department to work and create when your team works with Jet Sets. So stop by to look and feel free to bring your project over, and while they are working on that go check out their library.

Website: www.jetsets.com

J & M Special Effects

index-10So you need sheets of hail or rain and it’s a sunny day in July.

J & M Special Effects can meet your weather needs any day, anytime and anywhere you are. Need billows of fog, smoke or flames? J & M’s pyrotechnics will give you the jaw-dropping spectacle you’re looking for — on stage or on location.9k=-66 Wondering where to get blasts of confetti for a small party, a convention or a New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square? J & M Special Effects can make it happen.

Z-56Located in Brooklyn, J&M Special Effects has become the premiere go-to source for live special effects in the New York area and prides itself on having the most diverse stock of effect equipment for rental on the East Coast.

Website: www.jmfx.net