This technical essay site was created to examine the digital compositing
in the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode, "Trials and
which aired 11/9/96. The DS9 episode incorporated footage from Star Trek
episode 49, "The Trouble with Tribbles."
As a professional Digital Video Producer and former Special Effects
Director, I was interested in the technical details. As I was examining both
episodes for comparison, I thought that I might as well create a web site
for others who don't have access to both episodes and side-by-side monitors.
You can explore the site chronologically or using the scene
index. I have included some of my own observations and welcome your
input. If you have any insight into the making of this fantastic Deep Space
9 episode, drop me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: I fully support intellectual and
physical property rights. The Star Trek images and graphics used within
this site are registered to and copyright of Paramount Pictures. They are
used without permission for informational and educational purposes only.
Please respect their rights and do not link to this site or distribute
these images except within the context of this on-line essay.
J. Trent Adams is a new media producer
specializing in direct-to-digital video production. He designed and
continues to produce the first nightly video webcast.