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Accenting Images
Categories: Special Effects; Grip - Lighting Packages/Equipment Rentals
Glenn West
Phone: (847) 516-8586
Cell: (630) 816-2561
Fax: (847) 516-2516
PO Box 607Cary, IL 60013
Email: glenn@accentingimages.com
Website: www.accentingimages.com
Notes: (Airstar lighted balloons, Tungsten, HMI or both, round or tubes, 2.4k to 18k) (hazers, foggers, low smoke generators, fog curtains, confetti storms, streamer cannons)

Brian Bell
Categories: Special Effects
Phone: (217) 377-2367
Email: mail@digitalfxartist.com

Chicago Animatronics
Categories: Animation/Effects; Props; Special Effects
Robert Veach
Phone: (630) 553-8697
781 Greenfield TurnYorkville, IL 60560
Email: r.veach@comcast.net
Website: www.chicagoanimatronics.cjb.net
Notes: (custom built audio animatronic robots, props & mechanical effects) "Conspiracy" (custom built audio animatronic robots, props & mechanical effects) "Conspiracy" (custom built audio animatronic robots, props & mechanical effects) "Conspiracy"

Nina Darguzis
Categories: Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Phone: (818) 445-9824
Email: makeups.by.nina@gmail.com
"The Steve Harvey Show" "RuPaul's Drag U" "All My Children"
Notes: Versatile make-up artist with over 10 years Film and Television Experience well versed in beauty, airbrush, fx, body painting.

DesignLab
Categories: Grip - Lighting Packages/Equipment Rentals; Rentals; Special Effects
Jill Stewart
Phone: (773) 265.1100
328 N. Albany AvE.Chicago, IL 60612
Email: rental@dlabchicago.net
Website: www.designlabchicago.com
Notes: Dimming, Control, Distro, Moving lights (w/ programmers), LED's, strobes, snow, fog, truss. Full line of expendables.

Four Finger Effects
Categories: Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Joseph Mistretta
Phone: (773) 934-6117
1310 Cambia Dr.Suite 6210
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Email: fourfingereffects@yahoo.com
Notes:   (special effects makeup & design) "Dragon" "The Black Hodag" "Twisted House Of Horrors", film, video, live (spfx makeup & design, creature creation, custom fangs, etc.) "Backwoods Bloodbath" "Drago n"

Jeffrey Hurt * ^
Categories: Craft Service/Rental; Special Effects
Phone: (312) 927-2084
Email: Filmbiz2011@aol.com
"Transformers 3" "Contagion" "Chicago fire"
Notes: IATSE LOCAL 476

I^3
Categories: Duplication and Transfers; Editing: Video; Special Effects; Visual Effects
Mark Adler
Phone: (312) 645-0303
Cell: (312) 925-2084
Fax: (312) 645-0373
401 E. IllinoisSuite 330
Chicago, IL 60611
Email: info@i-cubed-fx.com
Website: www.i-cubed-fx.com
Notes: (creative editorial, color, graphics, effects, high-end finishing, post-production audio, digital intermediate & restoration, electronic film output, 2K & 4K still frame scans, DVD authoring) (creative editorial, color, graphics, effects, high-end finishing, post-production audio, digital intermediate & restoration, electronic film output, 2K & 4K still frame scans, DVD authoring) (creative editorial, color, graphics, effects, high-end finishing, post-production audio, digital intermediate & res

Industrial FX *
Categories: Special Effects
Dan Sokolowski
Phone: (312) 933-6092
12122 S. 70th Ave.Palos Heights, IL 60430
Email: dsokolo48@earthlink.net
Notes: (complete metal fabrication shop, rain, wind, & smoke effects, etc.) "Stranger Than Fiction" "The Return", commercials

John Milinac Special Effects *
Categories: Special Effects
John
Phone: (815) 363-0141
218 N. RondaMcHenry, IL 60050
Email: jmilinac@comcast.net
Notes: (mechanical rigging & manufacturing, smoke, wind, rain, ATF license, 42' standby trailer & shop package available) "The Hitcher 2007" "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2005" "The Weatherman"

Justine Losoya ^
Categories: Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Phone: (773) 544-4883
Email: gorejusmakeup@gmail.com
Website: www.gorejusmakeup.com
"Lowlifes" "Animals" "Devil in My Ride"
Notes: specialities include, but not limited to: corrective, beauty, male grooming, HD, character, theatrical, special makeup FX & prosthetic application

MadlyFX
Categories: Special Effects; Props; Set Construction; Models and Miniatures
Andy Jarosz
Phone: (708) 420-2639
8504 W. 45th Pl.Lyons, IL 60534
Email: andy@madlyfx.com
Website: www.madlyfx.com
Notes: Bullet hits, blood effects, pyrotechnics, custom props and firearms, set design, laser cutting, welding, CNC machining, electronics, rapid prototyping.

Matthew Stratton Special FX
Categories: Firearms; Special Effects
Matthew T. Stratton
Phone: (847) 812-3661
15297 Beaverton RoadPoplar Grove, IL 61065
Email: mtsfx@yahoo.com
Notes: (large explosions, bullet hits, miniature pyro flame effects, make-up, 14' cube van, propane mortars, weld & fabrication equipment, dust & spark capsule gun) "Harold and Kumar-Very Harry Christmas" "Public Enemies" "Meet" (FFF dealer, NFA class 3, custom gunsmith, large inventory of semi auto rifles, shotguns, automatic handguns, muskets to modern, law enforcement demos, op-4 training scenerios) "Set up" "The Beast" "Wanted"

Radek Michalik
Categories: Special Effects
Phone: (630) 885-9078
Email: writetoradek@gmail.com
Notes: No One "Sofia's Balloons" "Samurai", film, commercials, music videos, etc.

Sheila Moran
Categories: Hairdressers; Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Phone: (773) 609-5830
Email: mup.hair@gmail.com
Website: www.sheilasheila.com
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New Dawn Effects, LLC
Categories: Special Effects
Richard Jacobs
Phone: (630) 201-2575
1913 Cromwell DriveWheaton, IL 60189
Email: newdawneffects@yahoo.com
Website: www.newdawneffects.com
Notes: (New Dawn Effects specializes in physical/mechanical effects, advanced mechanisms, motion control/simulation, and fabrication of action props, breakaways, models/miniatures, pyrotechnics and set rigging, at competitive rates)"Autumn Frost" "Contact" "Pirates of the Carribean"

Christopher Payne
Categories: Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Phone: (847) 806-6977
Cell: (512) 470-4136
Email: chris@chrispaynemakeup.com
Website: www.chrispaynemakeup.com
Notes: American Experience: We Shall Remain "Out of the Darkness" "Boneboys" "Star Trek" "CSI" "Untraceable"

Thomas Pitts
Categories: Special Effects
Phone: (872) 216-7391
Email: thomasjpittsjr@gmail.com
"Porter Ridge Road" "I Heart Shakey" "United Way: Success by Six"

Reed Rigging *
Categories: Special Effects
Michael Reed
Phone: (773) 521-7333
Cell: (773) 447-3339
Fax: (773) 521-1709
2309 S. KeelerChicago, IL 60623
Email: steve@reedrigging.com
Website: www.reedrigging.com
Notes: (rents, sells & services rigging equipment)

Scotchworthy Productions
Categories: Special Effects
Tony Wash
Phone: 630-430-4417
36w080 River Grange RoadSt. Charles, IL 60175
Email: charlie@schotchworthy.com
Website: www.scotchworthy.com
Notes: SPFX MUA, SPFX desing, props, effects, life casting

Screen King Productions ^
Categories: Grips/Electricians; Production Companies: Film and Video; Special Effects; Writers
David Stephenson
Phone: (773) 285-2339
Cell: (773) 616-0333
4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr.Chicago, IL 60615
Email: hdstepson@hotmail.com
Notes: Horsemen "Light It Up" "Return To Me" "The Plague" "Ready Made" "Glassman" "The Beast" "Wanted" "E R"

Sarah  Sharp
Categories: Make-up Artists; Hairdressers; Special Effects
Phone: (270) 621-3177
Email: makeupyourworld11@gmail.com
Website: www.muyourworld.com
"Licensed Cosmetologist" "Dick Smith Effects Program"
Notes: Fully Equipped Kits including wigs, hairs pieces, and mold making. FX's team includes up to 3 artists total.

The ImageWorks FX
Categories: Make-up Artists; Special Effects
Joe Lester
Phone: (630) 560-9618
Bensenville, IL 60106
Email: theworks@imageworksfx.com
Website: www.imageworksfx.com
Notes: (The ImageWorks FX provides professional and custom Makeup/Special Makeup Effects, Props, Masks, Sculpture, Body painting, Illustration, Creatures/Characters, and other design work for the entertainment industry.) (The ImageWorks FX provides professional and custom Makeup/Special Makeup Effects, Props, Masks, Sculpture, Body painting, Illustration, Creatures/Characters, and other design work for the entertainment industry.)

Thunderock Productions
Categories: Special Effects
Robert Minard
Phone: (309) 738-1583
3305 28th Street Ct.Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: thunderock1@msn.com
Notes: (pyrotechnics, fog, smoke, fireworks)

Vanni Bros Special Effects
Categories: Special Effects
Robert Vanni
Phone: (847) 381-4862
Fax: (847) 277-1006
12 Old Coach Rd.South Barrington, IL 60010
Notes: (visual effects, fire & explosives, outdoors & indoors for tradeshows, expositions, conventions) "Psychotronic Man 1 & 2" movie trailers, trade shows

Windy City FX
Categories: Special Effects; Make-up Artists; Firearms
Anthony  Noe
Phone: (773) 672-9825
2322 W. Grand Ave.Chicago, , IL  60612
Email: windycityfx@yahoo.com


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