Saturday, February 20, 2010

Don't trust your eyes!

This has nothing to do with the Stargate franchise, it's an demo-reel for Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot which seem to offer some impressive VFX and compositing for TV shows.


It just goes to show how cheap these effects have become in comparison to setting up a location shoot.

Source: The Whitehouse

17 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Mr.V take note, at last We shall be able to see the Colonel's ancestor at the sack of Rome.

vaughan said...

Hmmm I disappointed civvy at your lack of imagination ....surely we can use this technology in so many more creative ways in order to Blackmail the Colonel!

vaughan said...

oh great the m didn't work in the last post ...it make me look I have bad english or something!
On a more serious note ....I see no need for this tech when it comes to the Colonel...not when I have developed so many ...creative ways for killing him onscreen , up close and personal.

Colonel Creedon said...

This much is certain; Vaughan didn't so much present me with 5 different "heroic cameo" or even "comedy cameo" appearences to choose from for his next production but rather 5 different gruesome deaths! Should I be worried I wonder...?

Douglas Kastle said...

All kidding aside some of that is pretty impressive, makes me think why couldn't they do a decent version of Cork when Heroes rocked up there a few years ago.

Civilian Overseer said...

Great Lucas! that episode of Heroes was terrible, I couldn't tell which was the worse part, the accents, the rentacop carrying a gun... I could go on and on and on.

Mr.V, We don't have to make up stuff to blackmail the Colonel, there's more enough dirt already.

Civilian Overseer said...

Damn, my keyboard jammed too!, theword "than" is missing from the above.

Constance said...

Equipment failure, "gentlemen"?

Topically, my word verification is "catti"

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, Thank you for the kind offer to help with servicing my, ...., equipment but my "I.T." Manager, the Wife, would be rather upset if I suddenly started using another service provider, She would be concerned about the types of viruses that I could be pick up. ;)

Constance said...

Mr. Overseer: It takes a proud, confident man to take my veiled accusation of erectile dysfunction and turn it into a proposition.

Well done, sir!

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, You know how I don't like to disappoint the ladies. ;)

Constance said...

and yet, Mr. O, you are clearly disappointing ALL of us except for one special lady.

If that is to be the measure of our disappointment, looks like that is a full time job for you!

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie It's true, I did contract a serious case of monogamy a couple of years back, it's an easy enough condition to live with as long as sufferers remember to treat their ailment with plenty of nights out and compliments, lots of compliments, picking up socks and remembering to put the bins out. Failure to stick to the treatment regieme can result in the condition becoming terminal. ;)

Civilian Overseer said...

Anyone else remember the guy who used to update this blog, Connor Creedon was his name I think, can't rightly recall,... it's been such a long time since it was last updated.

Former Grunt said...

I have it on very good authority that the good Colonel has taken ill.

He may have contracted something in Afghanistan or was poisoned by an Extra-Terrestrial agent. The Pentagon is not forthcoming.

He's very rarely been "Dark" more than a week so I figure we'll hear something very soon.

Civilian Overseer said...

Grunt!, havn't heard from you in ages, We suspected that you where either dead by the Colonel's hand or on a top secret assignment someplace.

The Colonel is recovering well I trust, We heard something serious had gone down off the coast of Chile, good cover story btw.

Your loyalty to a superior Officer must be commended, however You did break your cover to defend his honor whilst he is recovering from injuries sustained defending the planet from the God dammed bugs.

This infraction shall be noted in your file and passed to the Colonel with a recommendation for a stern reprimand and reduction in rank and pay, once he has returned to active duty of course.

Constance said...

Ah.... no. Not sick. My sources tell me that he has been called in to special undercover duty backing up agent Bestin somewhere in the desert.

Something about meetings to help secure additional funding for UNETIDA...?