RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,591
Posts: 5,404,191
Members: 24,867
Currently online: 536
Newest member: jack@gerryander

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Vol. 2 Comic
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Cumberbatch In War Of Roses Miniseries
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Trek 3 Filming Location Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

October-November 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Cho Selfie TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

TPTB To Shatner: Shhh!
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure Display Box
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Five
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

Shatner In Trek 3? Well Maybe
By: T'Bonz on Sep 28

Retro Review: Shadows and Symbols
By: Michelle on Sep 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Battlestar Galactica & Caprica

Battlestar Galactica & Caprica This forum was created by man. It rebelled. It evolved. And it has a plan.

 
 
Thread Tools
Old November 10 2012, 02:18 AM   #1
Candlelight
Admiral
 
Candlelight's Avatar
 
Location: Candlelight
Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual sets

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/C...a_blood_chrome

Blood & Chrome was originally envisioned as an innovative Xbox project comprising nine 10-minute segments with a budget of only $2 million. “Obviously, we can’t shoot Battlestar Galactica for $2 million,” remarks Gary Hutzel, VFX supervisor at Universal Cable Productions and on Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. “I suggested that we look at a radically different approach to the show: to shoot it entirely against greenscreen. As the project gained momentum and the studio realized the cost benefits of this approach, the project gained more financing and grew into a two-hour ‘backdoor’ pilot for a potential new television series.”

Hutzel and the team at Universal were faced with a formidable challenge: producing a Battlestar Galactica-quality, VFX-heavy film from scratch—with “no sets and no locations,” he recalls—at a cost far less than a typical sci-fi pilot. “The way that we accomplished that was to do the entire show on greenscreen,” Hutzel describes, “and I mean the entire show. We are breaking the mould. Right now, we have 89 minutes of content and roughly three minutes of that is filmed against a set piece. The rest of it is greenscreen or pure CGI. That’s how we attacked the project.”
1800?? That's almost on par with The Phantom Menace!
__________________
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."
Candlelight is offline  
Old November 10 2012, 01:52 PM   #2
NewHorizon
Captain
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

I think they could have said "Lightwave" a few more times. lol I wonder how much they get paid to promote lightwave like that.
NewHorizon is offline  
Old November 10 2012, 02:35 PM   #3
Sindatur
Vice Admiral
 
Sindatur's Avatar
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Only $2Million? I could swear I heard several times from legitimate sources it was $5Million. If it was only $2M, and they have all those files now, they should definitely do more if it doesn't bomb
__________________
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am

Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?
Sindatur is online now  
Old November 14 2012, 12:43 AM   #4
TheNatureRoy
Lieutenant
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Sindatur wrote: View Post
Only $2Million? I could swear I heard several times from legitimate sources it was $5Million. If it was only $2M, and they have all those files now, they should definitely do more if it doesn't bomb
If you continue reading, later in that paragraph he said it gained more financing, although it remained very cost effective.
TheNatureRoy is offline  
Old November 15 2012, 03:07 PM   #5
THE Robert Maxwell
Reports of my death...
 
THE Robert Maxwell's Avatar
 
Location: Robert Maxwell
View THE Robert Maxwell's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via AIM to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to THE Robert Maxwell Send a message via Yahoo to THE Robert Maxwell
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

NewHorizon wrote: View Post
I think they could have said "Lightwave" a few more times. lol I wonder how much they get paid to promote lightwave like that.
I dunno, but Lightwave could use the publicity.
__________________
Publishing all the news that's not fit to print, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!!
I has a blag.
THE Robert Maxwell is online now  
Old November 15 2012, 10:44 PM   #6
Ian Keldon
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Does anyone know if there are any concept art pieces or beauty renders for the "prime condition" Galactica or any of her support ships for this project online anywhere? Of a compaison of the "new" CIC with the one from the most recent show?
Ian Keldon is offline  
Old November 16 2012, 04:57 PM   #7
137th Gebirg
Rear Admiral
 
137th Gebirg's Avatar
 
Location: Who is John Galt?
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Considering how sparse such information was for NuBSG, I highly doubt you're going to see anything substantive for some time, if ever. Doug Drexler usually did a good job putting some stuff on his blog, but that's about it from any official sources that I can recall.
__________________
Gebirgswick - Ind, Tra, Sec & Env.
137th Gebirg is offline  
Old November 16 2012, 09:41 PM   #8
Ian Keldon
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

^Mojo used to put a lot of stuff up too...were either involved with B&C?
Ian Keldon is offline  
Old November 16 2012, 10:01 PM   #9
137th Gebirg
Rear Admiral
 
137th Gebirg's Avatar
 
Location: Who is John Galt?
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Doug definitely was. I'm pretty sure Mojo was, too, as he disappeared from his blog around the time they went into post. Being all CG, that was a really long time.
__________________
Gebirgswick - Ind, Tra, Sec & Env.
137th Gebirg is offline  
Old November 17 2012, 12:26 AM   #10
Ian Keldon
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

^Cool...I'll keep looking then. Neither has been very active blog-wise lately.
Ian Keldon is offline  
Old November 19 2012, 12:03 AM   #11
Ian Keldon
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Article with Gary Hutzel on B&C budget, 1800 FX shots and virtual

Does anyone have a link to Drexler's FB page? I can't find it.
Ian Keldon is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.