Rogue One VFX Video Gives Us a Better Look at the Jedha “Camel” Creatures!

BBC Click” visited ILM’s headquarters in London, trying to get some details on the filming of Rogue One and how director Gareth Edwards approached the VFX work. The clip that they showed gave us an unexpected revelation, that many of you perhaps missed while watching the movie.



You probably remember that a few months ago we shared a story in which Felicity Jones revealed that during the first day of filming they used camels with Stormtroopers riding them (here). Back then we speculated that the familiar Earth creatures will perhaps be later replaced with something more exotic in the post production process.


Later the Star Wars Galactic Atlas gave us a glimpse at these fascinating tall alien creatures that were used by Stormtroopers to patrol around Jedha (here).



When Rogue One hit theaters many fans were disappointed with the fact that the creatures were nowhere to be seen.


Now the newly released VFX video shows us that one of these creatures was actually walking on the streets of Jedha city, just behind our main protagonists. Have you noticed it?






Perhaps many of us didn’t notice the creature, because it was featured in the same shot with the Imperial Probe droid. You can see the creature in the title image of this article, and here’s a closer look at its head. A little blurry but still present in the film.



Apart from that, the video also offers a very good look at the  real-time virtual reality system that Gareth Edwards used during filming the CG scenes. Make sure to watch it.



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19 thoughts on “Rogue One VFX Video Gives Us a Better Look at the Jedha “Camel” Creatures!

  • February 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Wait, that creature was in the finished film? How did I not notice it???

    • February 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Because it appeared for a split second, blurred and in the background?

      • February 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        And that’s the beauty of Star Wars!

        • February 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm

          That’s a waste of CGI. It’s not like Rogue One was exactly buzzing with Alien lifeforms. A couple of seconds more of this creature would have been fantastic imo.

  • February 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Got some nice stills of Blue Leader 🙂

  • February 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    If it wasn’t for Greig Fraser having shot Lion come out in 2016 as well, I bet Rogue One would have been nominated for best cinematography. The naturalism in this film is unlike anything in previous Star Wars films, let alone many other action blockbusters.

  • February 27, 2017 at 3:35 am

    They should do a special on my camel toe…

  • February 27, 2017 at 8:56 am

    so this is what’s going to be in EP 8 TLJ ?

    • February 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      It seems they may have re-used the idea of this creature based on the spy photos from the filming of Episode 8, yeah.

      • February 27, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        Or we are traveling to Jedha in a flashback of some kind…

        • February 28, 2017 at 12:42 am

          But Finn was on the camel, so I doubt it.

      • February 28, 2017 at 6:10 am

        I hope they reuse, whenever it fits and makes sense, the aliens, creatures, droids and ships that debut in Rogue One in other movies. It’d be a waste not to.

  • February 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

    The Galactic Atlas is a great book, Too bad some people will miss out on it due to being hidden away in the kid’s section. These things remind me of Landstriders too.

    • February 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      It’s a perfect example of how Disney is meshing all of the Canon material. Even comic reference in it.

  • February 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Bummer about Rogue One losing Sound Mixing & VFX @ the Oscars…tough field, though (and The Arrival was great!)

  • February 28, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    That’s no camel…

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