The Star Wars Show: New ILM VFX Reel “Behind the Magic of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Revealed and More

On this episode of The Star Wars Show:

ILM reveals new VFX Reel on Rogue One; Andi talks with actor Taran Killam about his SNL Star Wars sketches; Anthony visits an R2 Builders gathering, and more.



From Star Wars’ Youtube page:




And here’s the full new ILM VFX reel on Rogue One:




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7 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: New ILM VFX Reel “Behind the Magic of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Revealed and More

  • September 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I know those VFX reels are made for Academy voters with the attention span of a flea, but I’d love to see the same video going about 5 times slower, with some commentary about how it’s being done.

  • September 28, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve said it before… but they really don’t give enough credit to VFX in Star Wars movies these days. It’s like… oh well we’ve all seen that before! Space ships go pew pew! When honestly it’s anything but easy. R1 looked fantastic and the fact that a few shots I honestly believed were filmed on location with CGI added on top… only to find out it was %100 CGI was impressive.

    Plus whether you liked Tarkin’s vfx or not I’ve never seen anyone else come that close to being believable when it comes to a human being.

    • September 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      I cam out of R1 thinking they had used a look alike for Tarkin. I had no idea that it was VFX. I think it is astonishing what the did. Was watching an old Hammer fiim from the mid 70’s the other night on telly (it was awful btw) but the difference between RI Cushing and real one is so slight – it’s witchcraft i tell you!

    • September 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      First time around I noticed Tarkin seemed off, but I think that’s because I knew Cushing was long dead.

      Subsequent viewings (And there have been a lot) I just accept him.

      I think they did a wonderful job and I hope they’re not discouraged from doing it again because of the negativity around bringing dead actors to live – Which makes them sound like Dr Frankenstein!

  • September 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Even the palm trees were CGI?!?!?!

  • September 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    As a 3D artist myself I am stil impressed as fuck. Especially knowing how much work goes into all of these shots. It’s the combined effort of thousands of top artists compressed into seconds of screentime. Fantastic!

  • September 29, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Has there been any word on a Rogue One (or TFA for that matter) “making of” book in the style of Rinzler’s works on the OT? I’d sure like to add something like that to my bookshelf.

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