New Discovery rumor: cbs in-house fx team dissolved

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by RAMA, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. RAMA

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    This is currently a rumor coming from within the industry and yet to be corroborated.
     
  2. RAMA

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    Treknews and trekmovie.com have now picked up the rumor story. Interesting to see where this goes.
     
  3. Gepard

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    Link? Or anything? Where did this rumor originate?

    If true, I'm sure CBS is farming out the FX work to outside houses. They may have been doing so already; did we know if they were even using CBS-D for Discovery?
     
  4. Noname Given

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    I just checked both sites and don't see anything in the news sections regarding this rumor - where are they talking about it?
     
  5. Kemaiku

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    The in-house team might only have been involved in all the pre-production rendering and prelay. If their sending the work to another company now the series is filming, it could mean they're about to start the full CGI post production.
     
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  6. RAMA

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    Final stake in the heart of Deep Space Nine remastered?!? :eek:
     
  8. milo bloom

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    Or, they want an excuse to farm it out to the lowest bidder. Not good either way.
     
  9. Gepard

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    Funny thing is, the point of an in-house VFX crew is to reduce overhead and therefore costs. You're not paying for the expenses and profit margins of a whole seperate company, just salaries and expenses for employees of yours. It's why nuBSG went to an in-house crew during season 2.

    That said, there may be other factors at work here. I can speak from experience that when the DS9 Blu-ray was still a possibility, CBS reached out to the company I work for to redo the CGI in seasons five through seven, despite the CBS-D crew still being around at that time. It's possible that CBS feels that their in-house team doesn't or didn't have the experience or capacity to handle some aspect of Discovery's FX.
     
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  10. Campe

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    Let's not pick up an unsubstantiated sky is falling mentality. Let's wait until there's some corroboration.
     
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    Well, making this kind of change early in production isn't going to create a crisis.
     
  12. CaptainDonovin

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    When has that logic ever worked around here?:rommie:
     
  13. Jedman67

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    That's it. I'm officially done with Discovery. If they're just gonna farm off the fx to some 12 year olds in Thailand then obviously the show sucks. Thank you for ruining my childhood! I hope you're happy CBS. Don't you dare try to make a competent TV show on my watch!!
     
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  14. mos6507

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    This is just another sign of gross mismanagement within the upper-echelon. Not a good sign at all.
     
  15. Jedman67

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    Ooh, and before I forget: It also betrays Gene's legacy. Think I covered everything?
     
  16. LtChange

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    Possible reason for the delay and the unusual long production schedule? Or this will add up to even more delays?
     
  17. cultcross

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    If the laid off team have been behind the CGI we've seen so far, I'm not convinced they're that big a loss.
     
  18. donners22

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    Something about a PC agenda would complete it, I think.
     
  19. Jedman67

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    Eh, I'm drawing a blank. My objections work fine as is I guess. Not that I give a dingo's kidneys regardless.
     
  20. marsh8472

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    CBS the same place that ripped up the community boards because they weren't worth maintaining.