A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Gary Hutzel has developed his talents in visual effects in a variety of forms, including film, television, commercials, music videos and theme park rides. He has worked as a visual effects supervisor and director of photography for the effects unit on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, A Wrinkle in Time, and Bionic Woman. His film credits include work on Spy Kids, Red Planet and The Green Mile. In his 25-year career, he has been nominated for 20 Emmy awards, winning four statues - twice for his work on Star Trek and twice for Battlestar Galactica. Hutzel has also been honored by the Visual Effects Society, winning six statues for his work on Galactica. He has established the "in house" visual effects facility on the NBC Universal lot which is now providing all of the effects for "Defiance" and has done other pilots and series for NBC, including "Caprica", "Virtuality", and "Blood and Chrome". Hutzel is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Visual Effects Society, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.