AFX Studio is a full service make-up FX studio that has designed and manufactured award-winning make-up effects for film and television for over 30 years.

David Leroy Anderson and his wife, Heather Langenkamp Anderson, own and operate AFX Studio out of Van Nuys, CA with a team of experienced industry professionals. AFX Studio specializes in Creature Suits, Character Look-A-Likes, Old Age Make-Ups, Fat Make-Ups, Fanciful Creatures, Zombies, Gore and Special FX, Mechanics, Animatronics, Fake Heads, Photo Realistic Dummies, Boxing/Fighting Looks, Life-like Animals, Contact Lens design, Wigs, Hair and Beards, Tattoos, Maquettes, Masks, and anything else that Hollywood can dream up. 

 
twisty the clown - american horror story: freak show

twisty the clown - american horror story: freak show

Award Winning Effects

A lifetime of perfectionism and devotion to his craft has provided David Anderson and AFX Studio multiple awards, nominations and critical acclaim for their work. During his career David has received 3 Academy Award™ nominations, including back-to-back wins for Best Make-Up for his work on the films The Nutty Professor and Men In Black. In addition, David has received 4 Emmy™ nominations, including a win for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special for his work on American Horror Story: Freak Show. For a full list of the Awards and Achievements of David and AFX Studio click here

500 lb. lactating sow - american horror story: roanoke

500 lb. lactating sow - american horror story: roanoke

Creature Design and Character Creation

Whether it is fabricating a functional, lactating 500 lb. sow, designing a new iconic monster, or transforming an actor into a memorable character, AFX Studio has a long history of success in creature design and character creation. From the pop-culture phenomenon that is Twisty the Clown from the Emmy™ Award-Winning American Horror Story: Freak Show to the Red Devil of Scream Queens, AFX Studio’s original creature creations are second-to-none. Even when it comes to diverse and challenging requests, like filling hundreds of boxes with nightmarish monsters in the cult-hit Cabin in the Woods, AFX Studio is up to the task. 

david and leonard nimoy - star Trek: into darkness

david and leonard nimoy - star Trek: into darkness

Special FX For Professionals, By Professionals

When AFX Studio is providing on-set make-up, taking a life-cast of an A-list celebrity, or just delivering an order of prosthetics, we take our job very seriously. Professionalism and respect are the core characteristics of AFX Studio and its employees. We are dedicated to our craft, and believe that a high-quality attitude helps to produce high-quality work. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet your deadlines and provide our services in a respectful and professional manner.