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Discussion Amazing Lucasfilm CG editing video

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by STaylor, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. STaylor

    STaylor Jedi Master star 1

    Jul 9, 1998
    Didn't see this on Harry's Aint It Cool site but he did tweet it earlier during the day. Apologies if posting it in the 7 discussion is the wrong place but I can totally see them using this process for 7 to help churn these movies out quicker than the old standard of every 3 years.

    Am I crazy for being completely blown away by this? I mean this could nearly eliminate post production.
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  2. Ganger

    Ganger Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 9, 1999
    That looks cool . . . for video games.

    Does anyone remember John Locke from Lost?
  3. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 1, 2012
    Criminy, that look spectacular!
  4. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 31, 2013
    That is the future... and that's the sort of thing that the new Star Wars films should be pushing... although I'm sure a lot will disagree. ;)
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  5. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

    Aug 20, 1998
    This has nothing to do with Episode VII. It was a test video for the tech they were using in Star Wars 1313.
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  6. STaylor

    STaylor Jedi Master star 1

    Jul 9, 1998
    Ahh, ok. Still, this is the future of digital filmmaking.
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  7. Apophis_

    Apophis_ Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 4, 2012

    It has A LOT to do with Episode VII. 1313 was just a "side" project, they wanted to change the way movies are made:

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 8, 2002
    Whoa. I can see the live action tv series being done now.
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  9. GunganSlayer

    GunganSlayer Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 24, 2013
    If I recall correctly, this sort of technology and filming technique was going to be one of the primary reasons for constructing Lucasfilm's new production facility at Skywalker Ranch's Grady property. Lucas' plan was to create a new facility at the Grady Ranch property that would specialize in that sort of filming. Apart from pushing filmaking boundaries, I believe Lucasfilm's intent was to use the studio to be able to cut costs on production--particularly for the Star Wars Live Action Show.

    While the facility was designed with all sorts of state of the art sustainable and environmentally friendly features, there was much local opposition. After a lengthy delay ( due to local opposition, additional planning, the economy, etc), Lucas decided to scrap the idea for a new production facility, and instead focused on preserving the land as an open space/natural area.
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  10. Jedi Dragon D

    Jedi Dragon D Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 24, 2013
    I don't mind, as long as characters look REAL
  11. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 12, 2012
    Wow. That really looks fantastic. But I have a feeling JJ won't go that route.
    As has been stated, I don't care how they go as long as everything looks real.
  12. markdeez33

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

    Jan 25, 2013
  13. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

    Mar 10, 2004
    I think its encouraging that Lucasfilm is still looking forward and pushing new innovative technologies, which makes Abrams' insistence on shooting in 35 mm that much more baffling. This makes me think that Abrams is just a guy they brought on to try to bring back the qualities of the OT that much of the general audience felt were missing from the PT, and that once he establishes the tone of the ST, they will bring on more progressive directors to further their technological pursuits while keeping the movies within the realm that Abrams has established. In this way, I could see Episode VIII being the new Episode II in terms of making a similar technological leap as the switch to digital filmmaking.
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  14. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 31, 2001
    Cool, but the stormtrooper and the aliens still looked CGI to me. Threepio was very convincing.
  15. vinsanity

    vinsanity Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 28, 2013
    That looks scary
  16. Jedirush2112

    Jedirush2112 Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 10, 2013
    Pretty cool but still need work for Movie quality. However, it was interesting that they were using Bossk in a scene. Hmm!
  17. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

    Mar 10, 2004
    I did think Bossk wasn't very successful in terms of realism, but I had no problem with the stormtroopers in comparison with the prequels, and Threepio looked incredible... especially considering Anthony Daniels wasn't even providing the movements. I could easily see this technology becoming practical for a lot of things within a few short years.
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  18. JediGirl_Angelina

    JediGirl_Angelina Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 12, 2003
    Such an impressive video. Thanks for posting%
  19. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Mar 22, 2003
    looks alright for video games , but for a movie ... whats the advantage or improvement ?
  20. Ryus

    Ryus Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 25, 2013
    Disney, LFL we both know Marvel's SHIELD was a hit. So use this tech to give me a Star Wars live action TV show one ABC asap. [face_praying]
  21. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 18, 2012
    I second that.
  22. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 31, 2012
    I can see them using this kind of tech in some kind of pre-viz or animatics.
  23. WatTamborWoo

    WatTamborWoo Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 22, 2011
    That was fantastic. However, for the movies supercomputers are needed for photorealistic rendering.
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  24. DV75

    DV75 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 30, 2001
    I agree.

    And if there are any Stormtroopers in Episode VII - we need real people in suits. No CGI troops.
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  25. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

    Mar 10, 2004
    I don't mind CG troops when they need to be created in large numbers, but I would prefer at least a few people in suits for the foreground.