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Old March 23 2009, 05:39 PM   #49
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Re: Voyager's FX model

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Mike Farley wrote: View Post
Voyager started as model work but switched to CGI a few seasons in.
Yes I just came across this about Voyager's FX.

The 5-foot long model of Voyager used for effects shots was built by a team of model makers led by Tony Meininger. An unusual feature of the model is the use in the windows of small slide photos of the actual sets, giving the viewers the sense that they are actually looking in the ship as it passes by. Voyager was created by Emmy-winning production designer Richard James, who designed the interior sets, and illustrator/technical consultant Rick Sternbach, who designed the ship's exterior.
It's a crime that the model was never used for the entire series. I would much rather have had less shots of the beautiful physical model than a trillion shots of the absolute clusterfucked CG model we ended up with.

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