Doug Drexler, Star Trek makeup artist, scenic artist, Illustrator, and VFX artist has has just been nominated for two Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Special Visual Effects 2013 for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome and for the pilot episode of Defiance.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a prequel to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. It stars Luke Pasqualino, Ben Cotton, and Lili Bordán. Michael Taylor wrote the teleplay from a story by Taylor, David Eick, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, with Jonas Pate as director. Distribution of Blood & Chrome began as a 10-episode online series in conjunction with Machinima.com on November 9, 2012, and also aired as a televised movie on February 10, 2013 on Syfy.
Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed for television by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia collaboration with Trion Worlds, who are producing an MMORPG video game of the same name, which will be tied into the series. Defiance stars Grant Bowler as Joshua Nolan, the local lawman in a border town known as Defiance, as well as Julie Benz, who plays the newly appointed mayor of Defiance, Amanda Rosewater. Also starring are Stephanie Leonidas,Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, and Mia Kirshner.
Among the other guys that are nominated with Doug are (for Blood and Chrome) ; Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor; Michael Gibson, VFX Producer; David Takemura, Sr. VFX Coordinator; Doug Drexler, CGI Supervisor; Davey Morton, CGI Artist; Kyle Toucher, CGI Artist; Derek Ledbetter, Compositer; Heather McAuliff,Compositer; Jesse Siglow, Compositer.
And for Defiance; Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor; Michael Gibson, VFX Producer; Doug Drexler, CGI Supervisor; Davey Morton, CGI Artist; Neal Sopata, CGI Artist; Kyle Toucher, CG Artist; Sean Jackson,CG Artist; Douglas Graves, CG Artist; Derek Ledbetter,Compositor.
I will keep a keen eye on the awards and will post the outcome once it has been announced, Good Luck to both shows.