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Star Wars: Watch the VFX of ‘The Mandalorian’ Come Together

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Sep 8 2020
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The show is dependent on technology – be it from a galaxy far, far away or Los Angeles or Vancouver. The Mandalorian is one of the Disney+ series that didn’t get waylaid due to covid – the finished filming and were well into post by the time production started shutting down. So, we’ve got a little under 2 months till we join Mando and Baby Yoda again.

While we’re waiting on a first trailer for the new season, let’s take a look back on the work put into season one. The visual effects weren’t the work of just ILM and Epic – it’s a complex show and it takes a lot of talent to put together. This reel is from Pixomondo focuses on creating realistic environments and ships, and creating the real stars of the show – the blurrgs.

 

Here are some stills of the starting practical shots they glanced over. My favorite is the crew member huddling on the ground, pretending to be a dead blurrg in order to give whoever is in the Mando suit physical context.    

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This reel from Imagine Engine shows off some different environmental creation work with rain and one of the show’s big action sequences. How the animators skin a character by selecting from designs created by others from a menu shows how team dependant this whole process is.

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