Gary Hutzel, visual effects supervisor for the rebooted Battlestar Galactica
and its short-lived prequel/spinoff series Caprica
, died of an apparent heart attack on March 3rd in Vancouver, BC Canada. He was 60.
A Michigan native, Hutzel was the visual effects supervisor for the Ron Moore/David Eick-helmed reboot of BSG
and its related TV/direct-to-DVD movies & web miniseries, along with the short-lived prequel series Caprica
. He was also a visual effects coordinator for Star Trek: The Next Generation
, and visual effects supervisor for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
In the BSG
-verse, Hutzel won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series (2007-2008) for BSG
, the 2014 International Academy of Web Television award for Best Visual Effects (Digital) for "Blood and Chrome," and six Visual Effects Society awards [2004 (BSG miniseries), 2007, 2008 ("Razor" TV movie), 2009, 2010, 2011 (Caprica
Hutzel was in Vancouver, working on the upcoming Freeform (formerly ABC Family) drama series Beyond
, when he passed away.
He will be greatly missed, but his images will remain memorable.