Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 45: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Pixomondo VFX Supervisor Fausto Tejeda Interview

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06 Jun 21

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 45: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Pixomondo VFX Supervisor Fausto Tejeda Interview

On this episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I am chatting with Fausto Tejeda from Visual Effects company Pixomondo Toronto, who are the people behind the VFX for Star Trek: Discovery.

Fausto specialises in sci-fi/action genres in both traditional VFX and Virtual Production formats, most notably the streaming series Star Trek: Discovery, a hybrid of both. Throughout the show’s four seasons, Fausto helped bring to the screen various creatures (Gormagander/Space Whale, Tardigrade), environments (rocky terrains of large asteroids) and ships (USS Discovery). His spectacular work on the final battle sequence in Season Two, between Section 31, The Enterprise and Discovery ships, earned Fausto an Emmy nomination.

Fausto worked in various supervisory capacities on Discovery, including CG Supervisor, On-set Supervisor, and VFX Supervisor. In 2021, Fausto helped guide the show towards a new filmmaking era when Discovery transitioned to shooting on PXO’s LED Volume stage in Season Four, where Fausto served as one of the on-set Virtual Production Supervisors.

For those of you that don’t know what a “Volume” is, we do explain that more in detail in the interview. However, it was the groundbreaking technology that was first developed by the team behind ‘The Mandalorian’, to spectacular effect. The tech has begun sweeping through the VFX industry as a brand new way of creating virtual environments and worlds, not only speeding up production, but also giving the actors much more to work with than a standard green screen. Listen below!

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 45: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Pixomondo VFX Supervisor Fausto Tejeda

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