BTS From concept to "reality"

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Alexrd, Jul 5, 2013.

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  1. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    With this thread I propose that people post a concept art (not concept design) with the respective movie frame in order to show how much has the concept evolved (or not) until it became a reality on the big screen.

    In order to make navigation easier, I would suggest that pictures have a size of around or under 700px wide and to remove the letterbox mattes when applicable.

    Also, feel free to repost comparisons if you think you can provide a more accurate one.

    So here it goes:

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    More to come...
  2. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Great idea for a thread!

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  4. Little Mike Jedi Knight

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  5. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    This is a great idea.
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  6. Little Mike Jedi Knight

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  7. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Here's one that might get some heads scratching:

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    Incidentally, as per Alexrd's original post, let's keep this particular thread about concept artwork depicting actual scenes & how they were realised in the films, rather than just concept designs and sketches of characters, costumes, vehicles and so on.

    However, if anyone would like to start a new thread (or bump an old one) about concept designs, please go right ahead, it'll be more than welcome.

    And again, @Alexrd, terrific idea, I can see this thread being a lot of fun.

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  8. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Thanks for the contributions. I would just ask again to, whenever possible, post pictures with a size of around or under 700px wide, in order to make navigation easier for people with small screens or low bandwidth and to use film frames instead of promotional photos (unless they happen to be too similar, as some of the above). To make the task easier, here's an example of an online resizer.

    As promised, here are some more:

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  9. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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  10. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    @Alexrd I think those ROTJ McQuarrie paintings were done after pre-production, which is why they have more of his "finished" style than his "concept art" style. Wasn't he sick or something during part of ROTJ pre-production, so he did less work for it? Or something like that?

    @Darth_Nub The Cloud City shot where you can see the top of the Falcon is always cool to me because I think that's the one where McQuarrie saw what the lighting on the set looked like and thought the practical Falcon didn't look good enough, so he just painted in parts and lighting on the matte that he thought would look better. You can kind of tell the background is a matte but I would have never guess that the roof of the Falcon is a painting too.
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  11. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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    Opted to use a video rather than a still, since the specific shot that the piece seems to represent features a pan that would be hard to capture in a single image.

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  12. Rock_martin Jedi Youngling

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    WOW great collection of pics.
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  13. Little Mike Jedi Knight

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  14. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll get in on the fun.
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    Better realized with the Special Edition.

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    (That was the closest match I could find).

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  15. MatthewZ Force Ghost

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    Great stuff!

    I wish Lando kept the porkchops [face_peace]
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  16. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I wish they'd done a Lando figure for the Macquarrie Collection.

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    Gotta love those THX-1138 inspired guards, batons and all. Don't know what an undersized Wampa's doing in Cloud City, though.
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  17. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Couple more:

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    EDIT: Site wasn't allowing hotlinking, this is better anyway:
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  18. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    Cool thread.

    The "like" button has been pressed. A lot.

    And now I have RSI.
  19. Rowboatcop Jedi Master

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  20. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Is that an official concept art?
  21. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  22. Rowboatcop Jedi Master

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    Is that an official concept art?[/quote]
    Early David Russell storyboards.
  23. Little Mike Jedi Knight

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  24. Ord-Mantell70 Jedi Grand Master

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    The Emperor looks much better onscreen...:cool:
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