The most spectacular sequence for the 2009 Star Trek movie was probably the space jump sequence, which was so expensive it needed special budget approval. However, some segments were done using old school techniques and our video of the week has a "backyard fx" crew recreate a Star Trek shot on a shoe-string budget.
FX Reboot – how to do your own spacejump effect
This week the Indy Mogul web series posted a never before seen episode of "FX Reboot" where the "Backyard FX" team recreate a shot from the spacejump scene in Star Trek which actually used some old-school tech, including actors standing on a mirror to simulate their skydive. Check out the cool video below.
Transporter effect using a fish tank
Back in 2009, the Indy Mogul Backyard FX team also took on doing a retro-style Star Trek transporter effect without having fancy computer equipment.