Looking back over your Stargate viewing experience, what would you consider your favorite VFX shot/sequence?
It’s tough. So many to choose from. I’d love to hear what the fans have to say. But I’d also love to hear what an expert has to say on the subject. An expert like, say, this guy –
Stargate Visual Effects Supervisor Extraordinaire Mark Savela. Over the years, he and his gang have produced some of the most unbelievably awesome VFX shots and sequences on television. So I decided to corner him and ask him the same question. He kindly agreed to swing by this blog and count down his favorite Stargate Visual Effects shots/sequences. Each entry will include Mark’s insight into how the shot/sequence came together complete with supporting visuals (photos and/or vids).
Impatiently awaiting his first installment. What do you figure will kick off the list in the #10 spot? The super gate in SG-1’s Beachhead? The big bomb drop in SGA’s First Strike? The body-burrowing sequence in SGU’s Time?
Last night, the gang got together for dinner at Romer’s Burger Bar. The highpoint of the night? Ashleigh doing a shot. And not just any shot. I’m talking about the lemon-cream dipping sauce that accompanied our mini-doughnuts.
That girl will drink anything!
Tomorrow, I’m scheduled to go in for my annual check-up. Well, they call it an “annual check-up” but, in my case, it’s more of a every half decade type of thing. I went in for a general blood test a couple of weeks ago, so my doctor has been sitting on the results for a while. I figure that if it was bad news, he wold have already called me up in a panic by now. Unless, of course, he tried my home line which I never answer. Or tried the production office which has been somewhat deserted of late.
So, dentist today, doctor tomorrow and, next week, it looks like I may be in Toronto for business. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Nope, still no news on the Stargate front. Tick tick tick…