Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Bonus Clips Talk Visual Effects

By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-15 15:22:54 discussion comments
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome earned an avid fanbase when it was initially released as a web series. Now, the pilot-turned-webseries is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on February 19. If you’ve wondered about the ins and outs of the CGI creation in Blood & Chrome or even how the program came together, we have a couple of Blu-ray bonus features that may help to answer some of your questions.



The first segment, “The Idea,” takes a look at how the creation of a CGI world and a BSG prequel based on a young Adama came together. Footage from shooting Blood & Chrome is used alongside interview footage from crew members involved with the show to explain the intricacies of creating a world as expansive as the one in Blood & Chrome. If you’ve caught the series already, or even if you haven’t, it should be worth a watch.



In “Pre-Viz” VFX sequence designer Kyle Voucher talks about his input during the early stages of shooting, and how he was putting sequences together prior to shooting even beginning. The whole process actually sounds fairly chaotic, since battle sequences and the like were being fully created with just a flimsy script to guide them, but I guess that also means the creative team really got to use their noggins.

Along with bonus features explaining the visual effects, Blood & Chrome will come with a slew of deleted scenes. If that doesn’t sound like it’s worth a purchase, fans can expect the web series to premiere as a 2-hour movie on Syfy. That’s still far more annoying than getting an actual TV series, but I guess it’s something.
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