VFX in season 2 (and short treks)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by pst, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    Pretty easy to see where the budget got blown on .... they pumped the budget into the VFX department. The visuals are movie quality OUTSTANDING :techman: :techman: :drool:
     
  2. Hythlodeus

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    Jim Spader's younger brother?
     
  3. Jadeb

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    I wondered if the humanoid goo creature was meant to be the Ba'ul's real form, or if that was just a form it assumed. But I kinda liked that I was uncertain.

    That said, the technology the Ba'ul created didn't seem very compatible with either form. Surprisingly tidy and minimalist, those goo creatures.
     
  4. eschaton

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    The worst part of it - for me - is if the Ba'ul are aquatic (which it sure seems like they are - considering their stronghold is underwater and the one comes into and out of a pool) there's really no reason for any part of their ship to have internal air chambers.
     
  5. Campe98

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    Except for taking the Kelpiens.
     
  6. eschaton

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    Why would they need to store them in an air-filled chamber at all after "harvesting?" Just kill them and dispose of the body.
     
  7. Campe98

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    Why do the bad guys in Bond movies always explain their entire plan to 007? Its a silly idea but its there. Do we need a reason for everything?
     
  8. eschaton

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    IMHO yes, unless you're talking about something which is meant to be comedic and lampshade something.

    If you need to have characters act in a non-sensical manner to move the plot forward, you haven't spent enough time plotting out your story.
     
  9. Campe98

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    Or perhaps they had to make concessions due to budgetary reasons? We know that right about this time in production, the show had to be retooled a bit because of overspending.
     
  10. eschaton

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    True enough. The "chamber" was a pretty nakedly redressed Discovery transporter room after all.
     
  11. Alan Roi

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    I guess you've never been to a seafood restaurant that has an aquarium filled with live crabs. Also the Ba'ul figure specifically stated, they were going to study Saru, so that likely required more time in a less messy environment that underwater might be.
     
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  12. Jadeb

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    The Ba’ul could be like whales and still require atmospheric gases.

    That said, the ship/technology didn’t look like it was designed and used by goo creatures. Maybe they abduct the Kelpians to put them on mop duty.
     
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  13. pst

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    CBS just posted a breakdown of the VFX in season 2, episode 1. these were playing at the paley center exhibit, one for each episode, so i assume there are more forthcoming.
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  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    There's that Discovery Turbolift Funhouse™ breakdown. If anything, it looks even more impossibly big without textures and filters:lol::shrug:
     
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  15. Trajet

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    Any chance those of us outside the US & Canada could get a version of the VFX breakdown that isn't region locked?
     
  16. PixelMagic

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    Speaking of Discovery VFX, I just had my own go at creating a shot with her...

     
  17. Q2UnME

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    :wtf: ..... :eek: ..... :techman: Holy smokes, that was amazing... I watched that clip at 1080p on my 27" monitor and could have swarn it was straight out of an episode. Awesome is an understatement. :luvlove:
     
  18. Gepard

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    ^Yours looks more photorealistic than most of what's actually in the show.

    Whose model is that, btw?
     
  19. PixelMagic

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    It's listed in the video description. The model is by Marc Bell.
     
  20. pst

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    i was actually thrown off by the fact that the shuttlebay door was closed, well done discovery season 2.
     
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