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B5Scrolls has a new home.

Triple FTriple F171 Posts: 0Member
edited August 2014 in General Discussion #1
For those that already know about it, and downloaded a copy.

B5Scrolls has moved address, old bookmarks will throw back a 404. The new url is

When the site moved a few folk said they hadnA’t realised it still gets updated. The current front page is dated 20th October 2013. If your copy doesnA’t say that your missing a pile of production artwork, a new interview with the Emmy award winning Kevin Kutchaver A– and possibly a fair bit more from Ron Thornton and a few others depending how old your copy is.

For those that donA’t know what the buggery IA’m talking about.

B5Scrolls was an exercise in learning to code a web page. More by accident than design it now holds a collection of sometimes very frank, revealing and occasionally funny interviews with 16 (mostly emmy award winning) FX artists, conceptualist and one producer who helped create the Babylon 5 television series.

ItA’s an A‘art ofA’ book in some respects, a technical manual and a behind the scenes peak into how some of the artists and technicians helped usher in the modern era of special effects (at least for television), and how B5 was almost like a proof of concept for a LOT of stuff that followed.

It covers a lot of technical and artistic ground and touches on other shows these guys have worked on A– Firefly, the new BSG, ST:Voyager, etc.. Steve Burg, who designed the Prometheus for the Ridley Scott movie described what we talked about as the most in-depth examination of his methodology and approach to design ever carried out.

ThereA’s too much to list here, but another large section is the previously unreleased production art which Steve Burg, Tim Earls, Luc Mayrand and a few others sent over. This image is (literally) a tiny selection of the hundreds of pieces on the site.


The whole thing is free to download and keep - no strings, costs, spyware or any other dip**** added, as anyone here who has already got a copy can confirm. Due to the range and type of information it ended up containing A– I didnA’t want all that to just disappear when the site inevitably goes black, hence the free download.

ThereA’s also a facebook page to let folks find the site A– I can only post on forums like this so much. ;) It covers a slightly wider range of topics as B5Scrolls focuses more on the FX, designs and CGI.

BTW. If you do decide to download a copy, and your on facebook, give the page a A‘likeA’ A– youA’d be doing others a favour, as it does increase the chances of people finding B5Scrolls when doing a google search.

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  • rojrenrojren2304 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,971Member
    Oh, good. I've spent many a boring hour at work last year (and/or... the year before?) looking through the scrolls. Time to revisit.
  • spacefighterspacefighter2 Posts: 0Member
    i'm going to have to take a look at this some time soon, think babylon 5 is great even though i first saw it on dvd years after it's effects had become dated by the standards of the time when i first saw it. i keep going back to watching various episodes so no doubt i will keep coming back to that site, i'll just have to find a spot in my diary when it doesn't matter if i spend hours upon hours there...
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