Long-time VES member Gary Hutzel passed away at 61. He was the winner of 4 Prime-time Emmys for his work on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA going as far back as 1992, and he also won 6 VES Awards for his work on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA.

VES member Doug Drexler called Gary, "One of the greatest creative minds I've ever worked with. A wizard that made the impossible possible on a television budget."

"Gary set up an environment that was more like a band of brothers and sisters. A club house where everyone was a creative equal. Everyone was a filmmaker first, and a VFX artist second. He often said that you could not defeat a good idea, and with Gary you could have one."

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.