¿ESTO DETENDRÁ LA PRODUCCIÓN DE PROPAGANDA ESTADOUNIDENSE FASCISTA E IMPERIALISTA AL ESTILO DE "TOP GUN", "ELEGIDOS PARA LA GLORIA" Y "TOP GUN 2"?
¡CREEMOS ALGO DISTINTO!
EN CONSECUENCIA: ¡ESTO ES UNA OPERACIÓN PSICOLÓGICA!
WILL THIS STOP THE PRODUCTION OF AMERICAN FASCIST & IMPERIALIST PROPAGANDA LIKE "TOP GUN", "THE RIGHT STUFF", AND "TOP GUN 2"?:
WE DON´T THINK SO!
THUS: THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATION!
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER. Junio/June 1986. Páginas/pages 28-33.
Pages 28, 30.
"Miniatures, pirotechnics for Top Gun
by George Turner
(...). Gutierrez has that rare combination of artistic and technical aptitudes that go into the makeup of the better visual effects experts. He was born in Atlanta, March 23, 1947, the son of a career Air Force man and a nurse. He studied art at the University of Nevada and the San Francisco Art Institute, in the meantime learning the fundamentals of filmmaking through self study. With a Bolex 16mm purchased on time payments) he made a documentary about a San Francisco Street Preacher, Brother Jim, and changed his major to film. Through the honors system he was awarded an apprenticeship with Korty Film, where he remained for five years as an animator and cowriter for the "Sesame Street" and "Electric Company" TV shows.
In 1982, Gutierrez was asked by Philip Kaufman, producer for Warner Bros. and the Ladd Co., to storyboard The Right Stuff and next was hired to create the visual effects for this highly realistic film about America´s space program. USFX maintains a basic staff of about a half-dozen persons, but expands accordingly when a large project comes along. The company has its own model shop, stage, blue screen facilities and several motion control systems.
"With Top Gun, we picked up where we left off on The Right Stuff," Gutierrez said as Top Gun was reaching the post-production stage. "We had a body of knowledge from havin dealt with so many eccentric setups and that gave us a leg up on Top Gun, which was a notch more difficult because pyrotechics were involved. We had helium balloons, wires and even a World War II PT boat camouflage rig to create clouds on the ground. We could create really dense high clouds right on the ground and we could run out planes through these."