ILM has released a behind-the-scenes look at a VFX heavy scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to show off why the team has been nominated for an Oscar for visual effects. The scene in question is the bombing run that the Resistance tries to execute at the beginning of the film. The breakdown shows how much magic was used to bring this action scene to life, which took a combination of practical sets with green screens, and tons of digital VFX work.
The two coolest segments are seeing how the A-Wing was shot, which consisted for an actual A-Wing set and a massive 360 degree green screen. It’s just cool to see how they fused the live-action footage with the digital wizardry used to bring it into a space battle. It was also neat to see how many layers of explosion effects the team used to bring the destruction of the Dreadnaught to life.
Head on up above to see how this scene was brought to life.
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