Vincent Van Dyke Effects Inc. is a full service special makeup effects studio based in Los Angeles.

Our goal is to bring to life the most believable creations that can be imagined. Having all of our work based in reality, even when the character being created is otherworldly, it is paramount for us to maintain a sense of realism within everything we breathe life into. Working on a wide range of projects, from music videos to multi-performer large scale full face/body prosthetic shows, we maintain creative ways to accomplish effects within your budget and time parameters to bring your visions to life. Over the past 10 years, VVDFX has quickly become one of the go-to studios in LA for high quality realistic work that has a consistent signature of style and quality that stands out. We pride ourselves on maintaining a core team of incredible artists and technicians that are at the top of their craft, many having been with the company from the start over 10 years ago. This yields a continuity to the work that allows for the team to all pull together in a synergistic manner while each focusing on the task at hand, elevating the work with each project we do. This signature of style, and quality, is something that represents itself in our past work that you see and is showcasing the very same for our future endeavors.


Vincent Van Dyke

Owner/creative Director

Vincent Van Dyke  has been a professional working in the makeup effects field for over 18 years. Primarily working as a sculptor and painter he eventually found his way to one of Hollywood’s leading makeup effects companies, The Burman Studio, where he ultimately  became creative director and project supervisor. He was given the core foundation needed to run his own company by owner’s Bari and Tom Burman. Learning the fundamentals of building teams, and orchestrating these teams to get the best work possible under extremely tight deadlines on TV shows like Nip Tuck and Grey’s Anatomy.

Now with his own company, one of the most important things has been maintaining a hands-on approach. Personally working on pieces before they leave the shop is extremely important and what he feels sets VVDFX apart from others. Over the years Vincent has been nominated for 12 primetime Emmy awards, with 1 win for Star Trek Picard.


Brian Walsh

Production coordinator

Brian Walsh has been a professional working in the makeup effects field for 30 years. His experience in the business spans across many different avenues, but has primarily been as a production supervisor and project/studio coordinator for many of Hollywood’s leading makeup effects companies. Continuing that level and position, now working with VVDFX for the past 7 years, Brian is an essential part of the day to day routine. Handling all script breakdowns, DOOD’s, budgets, schedules, shipping and general production/client needs. Working very closely with Vincent, Brian is responsible for great communication between production/client and the studio on all levels. His experience in the business is invaluable, and makes for effortless execution of projects from the very first steps to the final delivery of our work to set.


Sasha Camacho Van Dyke

Hair Department Head

Sasha Camacho Van Dyke has been a professional working in the makeup effects industry for over 20 years. She has worked a variety of positions in the business, but primarily for over 10 of those years she has been one of the industry’s leading hair artists/designers around the world. Running VVDFX’s hair department, Sasha is responsible for designing and creating custom lace wigs, beards, eyebrows, and any and all lace hair work. This work doesn’t stop with lace pieces worn by talent, but also spans across all punching work on our prosthetics, body, and head duplications, such as brows and lashes where the hairs are individually inserted into the silicone for exceptional high detail that stands up to the most extreme of closeups. She runs a department that fluctuates in size, depending on the projects we have and the need for multiple hair artists to work under her keen eye. The consistency of this high standard of work is paramount, as it is with all other depts at the studio.


Richard Courté

Managing Director/ Producer

Richard Courté has been a professional working in the makeup effects field for over 18 years. His primary position has always been in a managerial sense, providing companies exceptional client services which has led to maintaining relationships that have lasted well over a decade. Working with VVDFX for the last 10 years as managing director and producer, Richard is responsible for all of our internal logistics and communication for employees, accounting, business management, and legal. His experience in these departments helps for smooth contract negotiation/execution as well as facilitating proper insurance needs on all levels.