August 25, 2010: Our VFX team! Behind the scene pics! Ashleigh’s Unsolicited Advice!

Well as most of you have probably heard, our terrific Visual Effects team led by Mark Savela was not nominated not one but TWO visual effects Emmy Awards but, alas, didn't bring home the gold (plating).  I didn't see the effect sequences that won, but I have seen the ones that didn't and - well,…

July 9, 2010: Greek Day! Two Emmy Nominations for Mark Savela and our Visual Effects Department! Holiday-mode Louis Ferreira Starts Answering Your Questions!

Yesterday, we hit the annual Greek Fest on Boundary Road... Headed to the Greek fest: Ashleigh, a jubilant Remi, and some border guard we picked up along the way. From right to left: Kerry, Carl, and extra special guest star Ming-Na! Gyros up front, spit-roasted lamb in the back. Kerry, just delighted to be in…

August 21, 2009: Google Translation! Script Notes! Wedding Wishes! VFX Supervisor Mark Savela! Actor Jamil Walker Smith!

Over the course of the many weeks I’ve spent researching restaurants for my upcoming Tokyo trip, I’ve made use of numerous resources: professional reviews, personal blogs, the Michelin guide, and, of course, several Japanese food sites. Negotiating the latter has not been without its share of frustration, however, owing to the fact that many of…

June 16, 2009: The Joys of Scriptwriting, Production Update, and Oodles of Pics.

Spoiler Alert! Brad's diagram explains the science behind an upcoming episode! Oh, and Carl. Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok loves to drop by the offices and just hang out - much to Paul's delight. Ivon shows off his People's Choice Award for Best DVD Extras. Coincidentally, MY People's Choice Award went missing today. Visual Effects…

July 24, 2008: Stargate Atlantis Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela answers your questions. And he brought treats!

Well, as promised, Stargate Atlantis Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela is joining us - and he’s come bearing gifts. In addition to fielding your questions, he has included some pics and videos of various VFX shots, from temp to finished versions. I’m sure you’ll agree that both his write-up and accompanying visuals offer a very…