Friday, July 9, 2010

Stargate Universe - Vancouver Sun: B.C. is a 'sci-fi capital'

At the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC, Canada):

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Visual effects Emmy nominations show B.C. is a 'sci-fi capital'

By John Mackie, Vancouver Sun July 9, 2010

The Vancouver film industry has become a hotbed for visual effects. Thursday, four of the five Emmy nominees for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series were for programs produced here.

Photo of Mark Savela (center) courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

"It certainly shows how high the quality of work is here in Vancouver," said Mark Savela, the visual effects supervisor for Stargate Universe.

"Everybody is super stoked. It's quite the sci-fi capital. All the major sci-fi shows have really been shot here: the Stargate franchise for 14 years, Battlestar [ Galactica] was shot here, you've got V, Fringe. The list of cool science-fiction shows up here is just incredible..."

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