How Lucasfilm used Unreal Engine to make The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian’s set used some serious Danger Room/Holodeck stuff to pull off a virtual shot-on-location feel for its many different settings, and powering the world projected on its giant LED wall was none other than Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.

The setup allowed the cast to shoot in multiple locations in a single day, to shoot at a particular time of day for 10 hours if necessary, or even (literally) move a mountain in the background to get a better shot. But you really see (or, rather, don’t see) the difference when characters are aboard a moving vehicle.

Wow. I was totally unaware of this and never noticed a lot of things were shots like this while watching it.

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KENOBI – A Star Wars Fan Film

Nice Star Wars fan film depicting Obi-Wan Kenobi as he lives in seclusion on Tatooine, all whilst keeping an eye out for a young Luke Skywalker who’s living with his aunt and uncle.

LEGO Star Wars Hoth MOC | UCS Scale Hoth Base

Lego Star Wars Hoth MOC – UCS Scale Hoth Base. This took me about a year to complete and uses over 16,000 pieces. It is a UCS Scale Hoth Base for the Millennium Falcon 75192. The main gates are motorized with power functions.

Impressive!

The Mandalorian – Main Theme Song (80s Retro Synthwave Cover by YSSY)

Nicely done.

Here’s the original, for reference:

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (D23 Special Look)

New teaser/trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”, as showcased at Disney’s D23 Expo:

Looking forward to this one! 🙂

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Trailer for The Mandalorian, a Star Wars live-action series, due November 12 on Disney+:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Star Wars: Episode IX – Teaser Trailer

No One Is Ever Really Gone.

Also: Lando in the Falcon! 😎

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Behind the VFX – BBC Click

The film Solo: A Star Wars Story has been Oscar nominated in the category of Best Visual Effects. Visual Effects Supervisor Julian Foddy from ILM spoke to Al Moloney about making the film.

Highly interesting part on how they made the mountain from the train heist scene explode. Turns out not all is computer generated …

What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter:

About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only during Episode V that his character is presented as how I remember it.