Our work is recognized in a variety of industries. We’ve received industry awards for our work in motion pictures, television, miniatures photography, cosplay and outdoor advertising.

International Independent Film Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that we won the platinum award for special effects make-up in Star Trek Continues, Episode 8, “Still Treads the Shadow”, directed by Julian Higgins.

 International Independent Film Award for SFX Makeup 2017 STC Still Treads the Shadow

One of our key special effects makeup applications transformed Captain Kirk (played by Vic Mignogna) into “old” Captain Kirk. Our time-lapse transformation video shows Vic being turned into “old” Captain Kirk by our team of makeup artists. The makeup took 5 hours!

Young to Old Captain Kirk in 25 seconds

This episode also won in four other categories including the Best Overall Webisode, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Vic Mignogna), Best Sound Design, and Best Production Design.

Best Digital Media: Drama at the 36th Annual 2015 Telly Awards and People’s Choice

A web series we co-produced and headed the makeup department for, Star Trek Continues, won 2 Tellys for Best Digital Media and People’s Choice!

 The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards

Best of Show at the Outdoor Advertising Awards

This IKEA outdoor ad campaign won Best of Show at the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s 62nd annual Obie Awards. The Crispin Porter + Bogusky campaign featured large-scale furniture props made by ImpaQt FX. The props including cabinets and chairs, hanging from billboards that were designed to resemble huge price tags.

Effektiv Billboard for IKEA - Sepulveda and 110

IKEA Effektiv Billboard, Los Angeles

Best Web Series at 2014 Geekie Awards

A web series we co-produced and headed the makeup department for, Star Trek Continues, won the Geekie for Best Web Series!

 Geekie Award

Geekie Award

1st Place – Star Wars Costume Contest

Our Boba Fett costume tied for 1st place in the Seattle Mariner’s Star Wars costume contest held at the Kingdome in Seattle.

Boba Fett Costume with Slave 1

Boba Fett Costume with Slave 1

1st Place – International Plastic Modelers’ Society Contest

This Tyrannosaurus Rex model won First Place at a IPMS contest held in Seattle. The International Plastic Modelers’ Society (IPMS) is a group of independent, non-profit international organizations that promote the hobby of scale modeling.

Tyrannosaurus Rex Model

Tyrannosaurus Rex Model

3rd Place – Model Railroader Photography Contest

This diorama won 3rd prize in the national Model Railroader Magazine photography contest.  The scene was constructed just for the contest.

HO Scale Model that won 3rd prize for the Model Railroad Photography Contest

HO Scale Model Diorama