A couple years ago, I had heard that Ridley Scott was interested
in doing a big special edition DVD release of "Blade Runner". I knew
that he wanted to go in and digitally clean up certain things that
were artifacts of the frenzied editing process, things like lip sync
problems, the "blue sky" shot at the end etc. I was interested to
know if he was also into updating some of the effects. I wound up
doing a proof-of-concept sketch for one of the matte shots in the
I wanted to make sure that I stayed very close to Syd Mead's
original designs, just kind of give the shot a facelift. I played
around with this sketch for about a week. But it turns out that
Ridley wants to leave the visual effects alone.
Hope you like it.