Designing The Motion Picture’s Cargo and Shuttle Bays

6 thoughts on “Designing The Motion Picture’s Cargo and Shuttle Bays”

  1. Whoops!! You are crediting Andy Probert with Matthew Yuricich’s work with regard to the shuttle bay matte paintings…Andy Probert didn’t create matte paintings for TMP. He created at least one for Star Trek: The Next Generation though…

  2. Are you sure? He says he did on his own website. It was recently redesigned so I don’t believe the article is up anymore but there were even pictures of Probert doing the matte painting…

  3. Matthew Yuricich was the lead matte painter on ST:TMP but he certainly wasn’t the only one working on the film. AFAIK Andrew Probert’s matte paintings of the cargo bay were conceptual and were re-painted by someone else (probably Yuricich) for the actual effects shots. If you look at the film you’ll see the colours are different and the paintings are more refined.

  4. The Starlog photo guidebook SFX Vol. 2 from 1980 featured an article on Matthew Yuricich with a photo of the early and rather raw matte painting by Mr. Yuricich of the down angle view onto the cargo deck. The port corridor, the hangar bay platforms and the ceiling are apparently not yet there. The Art of Star Trek features a picture of Andrew Probert on page 167 showing him working on details for the final matte painting. His new matte painting has twice the amount of space of the earlier one. Whatever the case, Mr. Probert obviously did the refinement and considerable extensions of Mr. Yuricich’s matte painting.

  5. Andy did what’s called “matte renderings” for the scene. They are small concept pieces. Andy’s included parked shuttles and workbees, which the final actual matte paintings omitted.

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