• About Us

    ART DIRECTION

    Whatever your team can dream up, our team can design on a multitude of  platforms

    CONSTRUCTION

    We've already proven we can do it all, just look below at our decades of work

    INSTALLATION

    We use specialized set up techniques that make installation a snap

    WHAT DOES SFXNY DO? EVERYTHING.

    Commercials

    We work with your team to accomplish the look of your marketing direction. We have the gear and knowhow to take you there.

    Television

    We employ top tier practical television special effects for your next project. From the simplest  item. We specialize in everything television production.

    Film

    From 3D renderings to rigging props, we've done it all for the biggest and best in the game. Call or click for a free consultation.

    Specialized Skills

    We offer pertinent skills needed to make your project a smash hit such as Art Direction, Construction and Installation. 

    Rental Equipment

    To tell a story properly, you must have convincing elemental prop gear. Make sure to check out our rentals page for more information.

    Staff Shop

    From vacuum form machines and fiberglass tooling to massive hydrualic platforms and CNC routing. If it's on film, we do it.

    About Phil beck

    SPFX COORDINATOR/PROPS/LEADMAN

    SFXNY President and Oscar nominee Phil Beck has over 25 years experience as a Set Dresser Lead, Special Effects Coordinator and Technician with extensive experience in Mechanical Effects - Atmospheric Effects - Pyrotechnics Fabrication - Stunt Rigging - Car Prep - Props & Molds - Pneumatics - Hydraulics - Electronics & Relay Logic - Weapons Handler - Certified Rescue Diver. Between him and his son Phil A. Beck, they have a combined experience of over 60 years in the special effects industry. 


    • Federal High Explosive License
    • Louisiana High Explosive License
    • CA, LA and NY State Pyro Licenses
    • NYC Pyro License
    • New Orleans SPFX License
    • Member of IATSE Local 52


    ▪ Extensive Equipment Package and Shop Available upon request ▪


    Prior to work in film, Phil was a nuclear submarine designer for the United States Navy and is credited for proving why ships disappeared at sea in the Bermuda Triangle due to massive bubbles that rose from the ocean's floor. Phil got his start in commercials, music video production and live events and now owns and manages SFXNY, one of the largest special effects companies in America. Phil Beck's Special Effects Company (formally Awesome FX, World CLass Props and SFX) was awarded "Company Of The Year" by the state of Florida, beating Nickelodeon in 2000 and still does all the slime for Nickelodian's promos in NY. Phil is also Fox New's onsite SFX expert and coordinator for the past six years. Phil was also hired to build all of Jimmy Buffet's "Margarittaville" Restaurants as well, was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Starship Troopers and built the first ten Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. He was hired to build and train the FX department for TV Globo, which is the largest producer of Television in the world and was lead technician Universal Studios from 1991-1996 and won presidents awards three years in a row.


    As of May 2018, Phil is currently working on Villains,  The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4 and a new Rosario Dawson film titled Someone Great for 2019.


    FILMOGRAPHY (PARTIAL)

    2018 Most Likely to Murder (special effects coordinator)
     

    2017  Wetlands (special effects coordinator) 


    Fox News Channel (Special Effects Consultant and Supervisor)


    Untitled Jenny Lumet Project (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Crime (Set Dressing Lead) Last 2 Episodes
     

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 9 episodes, 2017) (special effects - 6 episodes, 2015 - 2017)
     - Kimmy Learns About the Weather! (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     - Kimmy Googles the Internet! (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     - Kimmy Does a Puzzle! (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     - Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist! (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     - Kimmy Goes to Church! (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     See all 15 episodes on IMDB
     

     2017  Master of None (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 9 episodes)
     - Buona Notte (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phillip Anthony Beck)
     - Amarsi Un Po (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phillip Anthony Beck)
     - Thanksgiving (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phillip Anthony Beck)
     - Door #3 (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phillip Anthony Beck)
     - The Dinner Party (2017) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phillip Anthony Beck)
     See all 9 episodes 


    Bel Canto (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Private Life (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Drunk Parents (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Most Likely To Murder (Special Effects Coordinator)


    2016  Café Society (special effects - as Phil Beck)
     

     2015  Limitless (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
     - Side Effects May Include... (2015) ... (special effects supervisor - as Phil Beck)
     - Personality Crisis (2015) ... (special effects supervisor - as Phil Beck)
     - Page 44 (2015) ... (special effects supervisor - as Phil Beck) 


    Crashing (Special Effects Coordinator)
     

    Model Woman ‘Pilot” (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Mozart In the Jungle (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Fox News Channel (Special Effects Consultant and Supervisor)


    Sidney Hall (Special Effects Coordinator)


     2015  Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (special effects coordinator - 3 episodes)
     - Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck Jr.)
     - Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck Jr.)
     - Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck Jr.)
     

     2014  Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
     - Silent Symphony (2014) ... (special effects - as Phil Beck)
     

    Cold in July (Special Effects Coordinator)


     2014  Dog Food (Short) (special effects props - as Philip Beck Jr.) 


    Kelly & Kal (Special Effects Coordinator)
     

     2014  Cold in July (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck Jr)
     

     2014  God's Pocket (special effects supervisor - as Philip Beck Jr.) 


    Michael J Fox Show (Special Effects Coordinator)


    Death Pact Pilot (Special Effects Coordinator)


    The Affair (Special Effects Coordinator)
     

     2013  American Hustle (special effects foreperson: New York - as Phil Beck)
     

     2013/I  Innocence (special effects coordinator)
     

     2013  Admission (special effects supervisor - as Philip Beck) 


    White Collar (Special Effects Coordinator)


    The Big C (Special Effects Coordinator)
     

     2012  Sinister (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck Jr.)
     

     2012  2 Days in New York (pyro technician - as Phil Beck)
     

     2011  Win Win (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck)
     

     2009-2010  Bored to Death (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 6 episodes)
     - Super Ray Is Mortal! (2010) ... (special effects coordinator)
     - Escape from the Castle! (2010) ... (special effects coordinator)
     - The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error! (2010) ... (special effects coordinator)
     - Escape from the Dungeon! (2010) ... (special effects coordinator)
     - The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer (2009) ... (special effects coordinator)
     See all 6 episodes on IMDB
     

     2010  It's Kind of a Funny Story (second special effects - as Philip A. Beck) / (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     2010  Camp Hell (special effects coordinator)
     

     2009-2010  White Collar (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 2 episodes)
     - Out of the Box (2010) ... (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
     - Pilot (2009) ... (special effects coordinator)
     

     2010  Remember Me (special effects coordinator)
     

     2010  Win/Win (special effects coordinator)
     

     2010  The Tenant (special effects crew - as Philip Beck)
     

     2009  Solitary Man (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck)
     

     2009  Nurse Jackie (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
     - Pilot (2009) ... (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     2009  The Good Guy (special effects coordinator)
     

     2009  City Island (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
     

     2009  12 Rounds (special effects technician - as Phillip 'Phil' Beck)
     

     2007-2009  30 Rock (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 12 episodes)
     - The Funcooker (2009) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck)
     - Generalissimo (2009) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck)
     - The One with the Cast of 'Night Court' (2008) ... (special effects coordinator - as Phil Beck)
     - MILF Island (2008) ... (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
     - Ludachristmas (2007) ... (special effects coordinator)
     See all 12 episodes on IMDB
     

     2008  The Caller (special effects coordinator - as Philip Beck Jr)
     

     2007  I Am Legend (special effects assistant - uncredited)
     

     2007  Enchanted (supervisor: second unit)
     

     2007  American Gangster (unit coordinator - uncredited)
     

     2007  Across the Universe (special effects technician - uncredited)
     

     2007  Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (special effects technician - uncredited)
     

     2007  Margot at the Wedding (special effects technician)
     

     2007  Perfect Stranger (special effects technician - uncredited)
     

     2006  Night at the Museum (special effects technician - uncredited)
     

     2006  My Super Ex-Girlfriend (special effects technician)
     

     2005  Headspace (pyrotechnician - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     2003  Leaving Baghdad (Short) (pyrotechnician - as Phill Beck)
     

     2003  Monster (special effects coordinator)
     

     1999  Walking Across Egypt (special effects - as Phil Beck)
     

     1998  Apt Pupil (special effects supervisor - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     1998  Deep Rising (special effects coordinator: second unit - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     1997  G.I. Jane (special effects - as Philip Beck Jr.) 


    1997 Volcano (Special Effects)


    1997 Beverly Hills Ninja (Special Effects Coordinator)
     

     1996  The Quest (special effects technician - as Philip Beck Jr.)
     

     1995  The Walking Dead (special effects technician) 


    1995 Waterworld (Special Effects Coordinator)


    ...Note that this is only a partial and incomplete list.

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