McCune Design

6836 Valjean Ave.
Van Nuys, California 91406

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McCune Design, founded by Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Designer Grant McCune, is an acclaimed design, fabrication and effects facility. Our work often includes complex electro-mechanical engineering, processor driven motor control systems, sculpture, complex castings, real and faux finishes. We have worked on blockbuster films such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Caddyshack, Battlestar Galactica, Spiderman I & II, Iron Man II and advertising campaigns for Hershey’s, Hyundai, Twizzlers, El Pollo Loco and Boost Mobile. For over 30 years, we have been known for unsurpassed craftsmanship, combining proven methods with innovative approaches and technology.

We produce:
• Specialty Props & Set Pieces, Set Dressing and Scenery
• Full-Scale Precision Replicas such as Mock/Stunt Weapons and Artificial Food
• Intricate Miniatures, Models and Maquettes
• Oversize and Mechanical Props, Product and Set Pieces
• Engineering Plans and working prototypes
• Mechanical FX, Robotics, Animatronics
• Full-Scale/Large Scale Exhibits (Museum and Trade)
• Breakaways and Effects Photography
• Full Custom Design and Conceptualization
• Physical Effects (fire, snow, wind, rain & more)
• Pyrotechnic Design and Operations
• Vacuum Form Patterns and Pulls
• Backdrops, Scenics, Dioramas, Specialty Signage

From our 28,800 square foot facility including a model shop, insert stage and exterior shooting lot, we offer services such as Rapid Prototyping (3-D Printing), Vacuum Forming (4 x 8 and 2 x 3), Complex Mold Making, Sculpting, Wood Working, Milling, Painting, Welding, Engineering, Robotics, Electronics and Practical Effects. We test and apply high-tech compounds and other new and unique materials to deliver the best quality product. We also rent out our unique props, scale models, insert stage and exterior shooting/parking lot.

Our clients include Film, TV and Commercial Production Companies, Major Studios, Advertising Agencies, Museums and Nature Centers, Theme Parks, Hotels and Private Collectors.

Our latest venture, McCune Design Exclusive, creates quality, custom objets d’art for private collectors and corporations, incorporating our Academy Award winning model making and engineering skills to create unique and exclusive works of art. Our impressive and unexpected creations provide affluent and distinctive buyers with eclectic, luxury art that won't be found anywhere else. To view select items: http://www.mccune-design.com/exclusive-art.html

We have been in the industry since 1992.

McCune Design Motion Picture Reel
Added on 10/8/2013
McCune Design, formerly Grant McCune Design (GMD), is an academy award winning design, fabrication and effects photography business serving the entertainment, advertising and display industries for over 30 years. Our motion picture reel contains excerpts from some of our film effects work such as Spiderman 1 & 2, X-men 2, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, U-571, Executive Decision, Red Planet, Dante's Peak, Daylight and more. More of our Feature Film and Commercial Work can be viewed on our website at www.mccune-design.com.

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