ILM videos take us behind the VFX magic of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Like every other STAR WARS film before it, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI contains its fair share of outstanding visual effects crafted by Industrial Light & Magic. From the opening bombing-run battle against the First Order Dreadnought to Supreme Leader Snoke's (Andy Serkis) leering face, you can find evidence of ILM's handiwork in just about every shot of the film, and the VFX company have released several short videos which go behind the magic of how they brought certain sequences to life. Check them out below.

We'll be able to learn more about the making of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI when the sequel is released for our home-viewing pleasure next month, and like always, the release will be full of special features, including:

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force - Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns -    
  • 1) Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
  • 2) Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
  • 3) Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will be released on DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD on March 27, 2018.

Source: ILM



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