Custom Props
How to Order
Our Guarantee
Cool Links
Home > Company

About Us
ImpaQt FX is a multiple award-winning team with over 25 years' experience in props and makeup.  Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell have a goal to provide you with the very best professional service, excellent quality, stay within your budget and meet your deadlines.

About Tim Vittetoe and Lisa Hansell of ImpaQt FX
has been involved in film making, custom prop design, makeup and special visual effects for over 25 years.  ImpaQt FX projects include beauty and special effects make-up, and props for companies such as Walt Disney, NBC-Universal and MTV. Our work has been seen on SPIKE TV in national TV commercials, and in indie films including Last Stand, Snow Day, Bloody Snow Day, Future Syn, and Missing Girl: The Carrie Burke Story (Audience Award winner at The New York International Independent Film & Video Arts Festival).  ImpaQt FX has also created large, eye-catching props for national billboard ad campaigns for companies such as IKEA and Virgin Atlantic.


Lisa Hansell and Tim Vittetoe
Tim headed the special effects makeup team on Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and recreated the "Guardian of Forever" prop that was originally seen in the 1967 Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever.

Currently, Tim and Lisa head the makeup department for the award-winning webseries, “Star Trek Continues,” on which Lisa is also a producer. The series' 2nd episode won an Award of Merit in the Global Accolade Film Competition in 2015 for makeup!

Lisa’s love of entertainment production began in the theater years ago, and she is now the ‘Production Ninja’ of the ImpaQt FX team. Lisa runs the inner workings of the business, specializing in beauty/straight and SFX makeup application, retail sales, promotion and all aspects of the magic that happens here! She was SFX Makeup Artist on the feature film “Six Gun Savior” along with Tim and is working with Cowboy Errant Productions on their new series, “Nobility” and with Black Mast Studios on several projects including Lion Forge Comics’ new live action series “Catalyst Prime: Incidentals” and "Children of the Cape" for Stan Lee's World of Heroes.  Lisa also worked on the short film "#Hashtag" starring "Farscape's" Gigi Edgley, LEM Productions "Blade of Honor,"  "Journey to Abaddon: The Beginning" which was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, and "American Romance."  Lisa will head the makeup dept. for a period feature film shooting in summer 2017.


Our love for the arts continues to drive us to seek creative and innovative solutions.  On larger projects, we team with other artists who contribute a variety of skills to meet unique challenges.  Our passion for our work is best embodied by a quote from Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Tell us how we can help with your project - send us an e-mail.

How Are We Different?
Better Communication
We'll promptly call you back or contact you by e-mail, whatever you prefer.

Work with Everyone
We work with individuals, smaller companies or large corporations.  We understand that many successful companies started small and we can help you achieve your goals.

Talk to a Real Person
You'll be able to talk with a real person. You won't be routed through an annoying phone tree system.

We are mindful of your budget.  Regardless of your budget size, we want you to get the best value for your money.

Lower Costs
We have a lower overhead and apply resources only when they are needed.  We will bring in experts as required to handle any project, large or small.

 View our jobs online.

See a Demo
View a Demo Reel of our makeup work (props reel coming soon)

IMDB page: Tim

IMDB page: Lisa

Our Process
We work closely with our clients to ensure that nothing is left to chance. Each project generally has the following steps:

Step 1 - Design
Step 2
- Drawings and specs
Step 3 - Fabrication
Step 4 - Crating and shipping
Step 5 - Installation

Rough estimates are provided free of charge. 

Tell us how we can help with your project - send us an e-mail.

Contact Information

The best way to reach us is by e-mail or phone: 425.260.8949

ImpaQt FX is located in Pasadena, CA, just minutes from Los Angeles.  We ship products nationwide, and can work internationally, traveling as needed.

Custom Props
Custom Props

Makeup Services

Display Props

Scale Models
Scale Models