Eden FX Scores 'Enterprise' Effects ContractBy Caillan
October 19, 2002 - 12:31 PM
Eden FX co-presidents Mark Miller and John Gross announced recently that their company has won the Computer Graphics effects contract for Enterprise's second season.
Last year, veteran Trek effects provider Foundation Imaging and Eden FX had shared the CG duties on the series, but this season the two-year-old Eden will be the primary effects house, according to Animation Artist. Eden FX will also contribute three effects shots to the upcoming feature film 'Star Trek Nemesis.'
Three Foundation Imaging employees - Stephen Pugh, Robert Bonchune and John Teska - have jumped aboard Eden FX. Pugh has been appointed VFX Producer, while Bonchune and Teska will serve as Supervising CG Artists. All three worked on the Enterprise premiere episode 'Broken Bow', which recently scooped the Emmy for Best Visual Effects.
During their time at Foundation Imaging, the three artists contributed to various series, including Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Teska and Bonchune also won Emmys for their work in the Borg FX-heavy Voyager episodes 'Dark Frontier' and 'Endgame.'
Eden FX contributed to fifteen of last season's twenty-six episodes, including the Emmy-nominated 'Breaking The Ice', 'Cold Front' and 'Shockwave'. The effects house has worked on all season two episodes aired so far, aided by Black Pool Studios on 'Shockwave, Part II' and Strange Engine on 'A Night In Sickbay'.