In recent years we have seen more and more stages adding grip and electric to their service offerings, some more successfully then others. Eastern Effects is unusual in the sense that it was a very successful grip and electric service that now offers a full stage rental facility. Their impressive Studio Complex encompasses more then 68,000 Square Feet. These are NYS Qualified Level 2 stages. The Complex features:
2 x 9000 Square Foot Studios
1 x 4000 Square Foot Studio
All Sound Proof with Air Conditioning
All Stages ground level and truck accessible
10,000 Square Feet of Turn Key Production Offices
includes: Furniture, phones, internet and parking
10,000 Square Feet of Customizable open areas with and power and network
18 Private Rooms for makeup, hair wardrobe green room or offices
6,000 Square Feet of set construction / art department, set decorating space
street level with full size bay door access
20,000 Square Feet of Parking
Currently Eastern Effects is the home to FX’s hit drama “The Americans”
Eastern Effects was founded in 1999, and quickly grew to be one of the city’s leading providers of lighting and grip equipment. Over the years they did work for Independent Feature Films, Television Productions, Corporate and Industrial Videos, Live Broadcasts and even Student Films. Like many of our featured companies Eastern Effects built their business one customer at a time. They embraced the old school approach; that is, they weren’t happy unless their customers were happy. You don’t have to dig too deeply to see that is still the philosophy driving this company. Customers have the support of a dedicated team of professionals and each is made to feel like they are “part of the family” and not just a customer.
They have recently relocated the rental facility to a large easily accessible warehouse space, making for an enhanced customer experience.. Eastern Effects maintains a large and up to date inventory of Lighting, Grip and Expendables. Combined Grip and Electric Packages are available, and they maintain a variety of mobile packages including 1 ton, 2 ton, 3 ton and 5 ton trucks. A short list of some of the many things they feature include: HMI, Kino Flo, Tungsten, LRX, Truck Packages, Generators, Fisher Dollies and much much more.
In recent years we have seen an ongoing contraction in the industry. When many facilities start offering more services, unfortunately this takes a toll on free-lance providers. For a company to survive and thrive in todays’ production environment you simply must be on top of your game, and have something special to offer. Eastern Effects is one of those companies and why we have chosen to feature them in our directory. If you would ask them what makes them special? They would reply “Service, Service, Service”. We like these guys and think you will to, we say check them out.