spaceships rule

This weekend, the visual effects in Battlestar Galactica’s  season four opener “He That Believeth in Me” won the Emmy!  Congrats to everyone here at BSG Visual Effects who took home the gold:

Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Gibson, Visual Effects Producer
David Takemura, Visual Effects Coordinator
Doug Drexler, CGI Supervisor
Kyle Toucher, CG Artist
Sean Jackson, CG Artist
Pierre Drolet, CG Modeler
Aurore de Blois, Senior Compositor
Derek Ledbetter, Compositor

And let’s also tip our hats to the other fine men and women in service who made significant contributions to this episode:

Robert Bonchune, CG Artist
Michael Vegas, CG Artist
Heather McAuliff, Compositor
Jeremy Lang, Systems/IT

To help you celebrate, here’s a cool image of the Ring Ship getting blasted from the winning episode (click for hi-res).  Also, a previous post on Dath Mojo went into detail about the Emmy Submission for this episode – read it by clicking here.

An exquisite laurel and hardy handshake must also be extended to Executive Producers Ron Moore, David Eick and Supervising Producer Harvey Frand for winning the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-action Entertainment Programs.  What does that mean in English?  That the Young Adama skydive sequence from “Razor” also took top honors (it aired as a special short-subject on Sci-Fi Channel leading up to the broadcast of “Razor”).  Here’s an image from the effects work in that sequence:

(see more screenshots from the article on Galactica Sitrep here.)

All in all, I’d say this week – the 30th anniversary of Battlestar Galactica – is off to an excellent start!

8 Responses to “spaceships rule”

  1. 1 ety3
    September 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats, indeed.

    I’m glad the show is taking home some trophies where they can, since BSG has been utterly ignored in the “primary” categories (acting, best drama, etc.)

  2. 2 Alex
    September 15, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Congrats! heard about it not to long ago, and its well deserved.

  3. September 15, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats to all of you guys on the BSG Effects Team! The Emmy is well earned and deserved. Now if only we could appreciate your hard work on Blu-ray Disc… ;)

  4. September 15, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Holy crap! How did I miss this? Congrats all around!

  5. 5 _pole
    September 15, 2008 at 5:54 pm


    Were you involved in the winning episode, Mojo?

  6. 6 Boris
    September 15, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I believe that thou (deliberately?) misquothest The Title by incessantly saying He HATH Believeth in Me:


    BTW, how does one assemble such a set of closing credits? Money? Power? Promise of eternal life?

  7. 7 Ghostface1701
    September 17, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Congrats to the whole BSG VFX team!

    Hmm, looking at that shot of the ring-ship, I just had a thought – What happened inside the ring when that part of it was destroyed? Is the whole ring de-pressurised? If not, it would’ve been cool to see some kind of isolation system deploy inside the ring. Irrelevant to the plot, but cool to see :)

  8. January 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Hindsight is a Hellish thing, isn’t it? And so are schedules and budgets. :(

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