Mark Scott Spatny
News articles, interviews, and behind the scenes videos featuring my work.
A 28 minute video deep-dive conversation about creating the effects for Station 19, with me, compositing supervisor Neil Craig, and 3D supervisor Michael Capton. Moderated by KSITE.TV's Craig Byrne. Includes lots of shot breakdowns and insight into how the team creates such terrifyingly real fire effects for the show.
From April 2019, Ian Failes from the Visual Effects Society's VFX Voice interviews Stunt Coordinator Tim Trella, Special Effects Supervisor Brendon O'Dell, and I about the huge stunt sequence for Lethal Weapon's series finale, where our stars jumped out a 34th floor window as the high-rise building blows up behind them.
From August 2018, an article that quotes me regarding the Television Academy awarding the Governors Award to the STAR TREK franchise at the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony. I chaired the TV Academy committee that spearheaded this effort.
From September 2016, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the seminal superhero series HEROES, an interview by Emily Gaudette looking back at that show, and discussing the boom of DC and Marvel superhero shows that came after.
From August 2013, here is a 43 minute podcast interview I did with FXGuide's Mike Seymour in response to my blog post criticizing the way the entertainment media reports about television visual effects, and how they should be reporting on artistry, not technology.
From 2009, the HEROES Season 3 DVD set features a "behind the scenes" feature with the crew from Stargate Studios, detailing how we created the Emmy winning effects for the series, and the process we went through to push the envelope on television effects week after week.
From August 2005, an article by Sarah Baisley announcing my appointment by Stargatge Studios as Supervising Producer, overseeing the producers and coordinators of the company's Los Angeles, Vancouver, and London offices.