Discussion Set construction , how many and how big?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Hydro spanner Celt, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Hydro spanner Celt Jedi Master

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    Given that its confirmed that filming begins in May, set construction will be almost completed. Given JJ s love of utilising real settings to double as other worldly locations , with very mixed results , what do folks think will be the balance of full , partial sets as opposed to green screen. And do we think we will see the use of the large sound stages that were used more prominently in the OT ( Death Star hanger bay , rebel base Hoth or the Dagobah set which i still think looks fine and holds up well etc) if so wild guess of what these large sound stage sets might be.
  2. Victorian Time Traveler Jedi Grand Master

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    With Pinewood Studios being as huge as it is, I suspect there will be a a healthy mix of both full and partial sets, with significantly less green screen than the PT (it still boggles my mind how much of the PT was green screen...even the flippin floors were green screen!). Heck, it's already been strongly suggested that a full-scale Millennium Falcon has been built (interior and exterior), which I'm extremely happy about.
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  3. Oberst Hans Landa Jedi Grand Master

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    1. How many? A lot of them.
    2. How big? Gargantuan.
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  4. Grand_Moff_Jawa Chosen One

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    Anyone live near Pinewood Studios? I charge thee to stalk the place and steal photos. Go.
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  5. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    I think you need to break the count up into Major Location Sets, Spaceship Sets and Other.
  6. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    They're bound to be utilizing the 007 stage, right? They can construct something pretty massive in there.
  7. SimitarLikeTusk Jedi Master

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    How so?
    Im sure the sound stages will house hangers, interiors, ships etc.
    Locations and exteriors will be shot on location/outside.
  8. thecurseofchris Jedi Master

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    I really hope they utilize full sets when they can. I also hope that they don't settle for CGI for something that could've easily been built, or showed up as such in the OT.
  9. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    It's so damn big, there's only one contractor they can properly utilize!

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  10. RyanForder Jedi Master

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    I didn't mind the green screen in the PT. Considering they are going back to the OT style i should imagine that anything that does not need to be green screened would be constructed, so i would say a massive chunk of stages and sets have been built.
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  11. Hydro spanner Celt Jedi Master

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    I was referring to the industrial/ brewery that doubled as the engineering area I think in the new trek movies, which in my opinion looked a bit Blake seven and took me out of the movie. But I do hope to see large sets.
  12. kegs202 Jedi Master

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    I'm amazed that no pics have surfaced yet.
  13. EHT New Films Manager

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    They really are running a tight ship... so far, anyway.
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  14. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    Its called non-disclosure agreements.
  15. EHT New Films Manager

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    NDA's with the legal might of Disney behind them. ;)
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  16. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    And the Illuminati. Don't forget the Illuminati. :p
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  17. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    Eh, its only Disney / LFL. What do they know?
  18. markdeez Force Ghost

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    How many sets? Multiple. Plural.

    How big? Life-size. So very big.
  19. Satipo Force Ghost

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    Why would anyone risk their job over a crappy spy pic?
  20. markdeez Force Ghost

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    I sure as hell wouldn't!!
  21. Ryus Force Ghost

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    Stupidity. [face_tee_hee]
  22. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    At least 10, and massive.
  23. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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