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PT Practical Effects in the Prequels- Sets, Pictures, Models, etc.

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Han Burgundy, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Huttese 101

    Huttese 101 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, I'd be pretty surprised if there were many practical starships from Revenge of the Sith. The Battle of Coruscant sequence is all CGI AFAIK. But TPM is chock full of practical ship and vehicle models.

    But to be fair, most of my life, I thought the Lucrehulks in orbit over Naboo were CG too. I was blown away when I found out that at least Saak'ak (the command ship the Jedi board and the one Anakin destroys) and the droid landing ships were physical models. But now that I look for it, I can see it.

    Either way it's undeniably cool.
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  2. darthosaka

    darthosaka Jedi Knight star 1

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    The ship Anakin destroys, the Vuutun Paala, is different from the Saak'Ak.
     
  3. Huttese 101

    Huttese 101 Force Ghost star 5

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    I stand corrected. I always assumed they were one and the same because Dofine was on both. The movie never gave me enough context clues that they were different vessels.

    And to think I thought I knew TPM inside and out by this point, lol.
     
  4. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    There's at least one model ship used in ROTS, Padem's Naboo Skiff:
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  5. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    Don't know if this shot has been posted before:
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    Featuring Lake Como, and Anakin's practical droid hand.
     
  6. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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    Saw a thread like this for Classic Trilogy but not for Prequel Trilogy.

    Here's a pic during filming of The Phantom Menace in Tunisia.

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  7. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    There is the Practical Effects thread, which is basically a catch-all behind the scenes thread now.
     
  8. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Merged
     
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  10. Jedi Knight Fett

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    If I recall correctly some of the trees on Kayshyyk are models.
     
  11. CIS Droid

    CIS Droid Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They had one practical tree they showed from different angles

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  12. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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    Thanks for that Heels.
     
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  13. Jinn328

    Jinn328 Jedi Youngling

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    Does anyone know here whether the trade federation ships landing on Naboo at the beginning of Episode 1 are models aswell ? Because they look pretty realistic ^^
     
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  14. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    [​IMG]

    Now, this is only a shot of it landed in the hangar, so I have no idea whether the versions seen in flight were practical or digital, as with the mystery of the Sith Infiltrator.

    Edit: This is kind of ironic, this photo was posted at the top of this very page. :p
     
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  15. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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    Every Miniature Model in the Star Wars Prequels


     
  16. Delta Scepter

    Delta Scepter Jedi Knight star 1

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    Here are some matte paintings from Episode II:
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  17. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    What scene is this second shot from?
     
  18. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Pretty sure that that's on Geonosis in the scene where Obi-Wan spies on Dooku's meeting with the Separatist leaders before his capture.
     
  19. BenYodaDagobah

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  20. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There’s a reason why TPM is by far the best-looking prequel.
     
  21. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Freakin love it.
     
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  22. Jinn328

    Jinn328 Jedi Youngling

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    So , I wonder the scenes where the droid ships land on Naboo at the beginning of the film , are the wide-shots of the forest real or computer generated ?

    The same when the protagonists travel back to Naboo and you can see the silver ship secretly landing somewhere near the secret place of the Gungans , are the wide-shots of the forest also real or cgi `cause it looks very real ( if it's real where was it shot ? ) ^^
     
  23. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm pretty sure the forest shots are location shooting, with CG TF ships composited on. As for the Queen's ship, I'm not sure whether a model was used, or whether it was a CG version for that shot.
     
  24. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    Does anyone have any information on how this shot was created?:
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    Now, the hangar is obviously just the set and the actors are walking through it, but I presume they didn't actually build the giant silver engine taking up most of the hangar. And yet it clearly shows the actor's reflections, so if it's a miniature these reflections are an incredibly well done effect.

    In the same vein, how was this shot done?:
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    The ship could be a miniature, and it just seems unlikely that they built the thing full-sized. But at the same time it looks very clear. So is this just a case of really good compositing, and a very detailed model ship, or did they go to all the work of building it full size for this one scene. (I assume that all of the shots on Tatooine just feature the miniature and a full sized ramp for the actors to stand on)
     
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  25. Seeker Of The Whills

    Seeker Of The Whills Jedi Master star 4

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