V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio

Over 30 Years Of Award Winning Practical Effects

 History / Background /Credits

Vincent's practical & special make-up effects work is mostly known for his 35 plus years in the business, creating the groundbreaking animatronic wings and creature effects in Kevin Smith's film "Dogma”, He also designed, sculpted, and applied the prosthetics for Darren Aronofsky's film, “Requiem for a Dream”, which changed Oscar nominated actress Ellen Burstyn into a thinning decaying women.  The prosthetic effects work is looked at as one of the most convincing transformations in prosthetic makeup history for subtlety and realism. He later worked on  Aronofsky produced film "Aftermath" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vincent's team created silicone bodies for a graphic plane crash.

 

Vincent's first  breakthrough came when Oscar winning  make-up legend Dick Smith recommended him in 1991 for Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans", director Michael Mann would eventually ask him to take over the prosthetic effects. Other noteworthy effects include, Clint Eastwood's "Letters  of Iwo Jima" and "Flags of Our Father”,  as well as the shocking practical & make-up effects for "The Taking of Deborah Logan." 

 

V.G.P. Film & TV Projects: 

Dogma, Requiem for a Dream, The Last Of The Mohicans, Letters Of Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Father, Stephen King’s Langoliers, Stephen King's Thinner, World War Z, Scary Movie 4, Super Mario Bros The Movie, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Child’s Play 3, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Virus, Man On The Moon, The Taking of Deborah Logan, V/H/S/ Viral, Cabin Fever Patient Zero, Sushi Girl, The Devil’s Carnival 1 & 2, Till Death, Silent Night, Saturday Night Live, The Howard Stern Show,  Law and Order, Conan O'Brien, This is Not Happening, Get Shorty T.V. Series. Vincent was also nominated for an Emmy for his prosthetic work for TV's "Saturday Night Live" and was Will Ferrell’s straight & prosthetic makeup artist for four years. 

 

Awards

Oscar Shortlist Requiem For A Dream, Emmy Nominated: Saturday Night Live, Saturn Award Nominated: 

 

Development & Design

I Frankenstein, Watchmen, Battlestar Galactica, (Bryan Singer Version) Creature of the Black Lagoon, (Breck Eisner) Preacher, Green Hornet, Doom the Movie, I Am Legend, The Thing prequel, An American Werewolf In London Reboot.  

 

V.G.P. Design Team & Makeup Effects Crew Credits 

Hellboy, Predator 2019, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Mandalorian, Babylon 5, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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DESIGNER OF PROSTHETIC & SPECAIL MAKE-UP EFFECT
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BURN STUNT MASKS SUPPILED FOR BOTH FILMS.
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DESIGNER OF PROSTHETIC & SPECAIL MAKE-UP EFFECTS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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DESIGNER OF LIZARD PEOPLE AND APE TRANSFORMATION & ADDTIONAL SPECAIL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
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Client History

Vincent’s Many Clients & Companies Include: Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Darren Aronofsky, Kevin Smith, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Milos Forman, James Gunn, David Zucker, Bryan Singer, Joe Dante, Tom Holland, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mary Lambert, Fred Caruso, Roland Emmerich, Christopher Walken, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Hamill, Bob Hoskins, Will Farrell, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, Daniel Day Lewis, Crispin Glover, Snoop Dogg, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Eyed Peas, Slip Knott, Danzig, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Screen Gems, The Weinstein Company, Lions Gate, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Millennium Films, Centropolis, Xbox Live, SCI FI Network, Netflix, Hulu, HBO & Disney, to name a few.  

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Steven Spielberg

Director & Producer Jaws, ET, Close Encounters, The Color Purple,

Executive Producer On Letters Of Iwo Jima & Flags of Our Father.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Terminator, T2, & Executive Producer of the Film Aftermath. 

Vincent & his company did the dead bodies for the plane crash sequence. 

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Michael Mann

Director & Producer: Last Of the Mohicans, Heat, Miami Vice.

Vincent first worked wih Mr. Mann in his early 20's Michael took him under his wing and let him take over the Special Makeup & prosthetic effects duties on the 60 Million Dollar "The Last Of the Mohicans."

Darren Aronofsky

Director & Producer: Pi, Requiem For A Dream, Wrestler, Black Swan.

Vincent has worked for Darren on three projects Requiem For A Dream, Aftermath, & recently for Darren's sister company Chromista, where Vincent did fantasy creatures for a short episode of an Anthology called "Alien the Other"

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Ridley Scott

 Director & Producer: Blade Runner, Alien, The Martian. Vincent & his company has done promotional spots as well as P.S.A.s for Ridley Scott Associates using both animatronic wings & puppets.

Clint Eastwood

Director & Producer: Unforgiven, Letters From Iwo Jima &  Flags Of Our Father. Vincent created articulated silicone fire masks depicting the Japanese being torched out of their underground fox holes. 

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