Chaz Vance

  • Creative Director / Owner
  • West Falls, NY

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Hello and welcome.

My name's Chaz, owner of Technically Magic Effects. We design and build extremely high-quality creative projects that require a wide range of materials and processes. We offer a huge variety of design services, project management, and construction/fabrication services. We also provide Production Design and Art Direction services.

We're available for consultation, commission, and contract work. Our areas of interest include designing, building, renovating, or further developing:

Practical Special Effects for Film, TV, and Theater
Residential entertainment spaces
Timber framed buildings
Carriage Houses
Out Buildings
Tree Houses

I'm always willing to discuss an idea. Give me a call, or email anytime.


Also check out our website, YouTube channel, and like us on Facebook.


Creative Project Manager (Independent) at Lazarus Industries

Buffalo, NY

Lead Carpenter (Independen) at Repp Construction

Orchard Park, NY

Treehouse Designer, Finish Carpenter (Independent) at Buffalo Treehouse

West Falls, NY

Designing and building premium tree houses.

Mechanical Designer at RJR Engineering

Springville, NY

Design Model Maker at Fisher Price Toys

East Aurora, NY

Using 3D software and Model Making skills to produce models and prototypes of new toys for trade shows, packaging photography, sales, and testing.


Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design / Entertainment Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


Fisher Price Toys, Buffalo Treehouse, Valve Software, Arkane Studios, Jim Henson Company, Animal Productions


Special EffectsSpecial Effects MakeupProduction DesignArt DirectionSet DesignProp DesignCostume DesignCharacter DesignTree House DesignArchitectural DesignConstructionRenovationCarpentryInterior DesignIllustration


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