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VFX Supervisors On How They Created Some of the Special Effects in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Feb 25, 2018.

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    Deadline sat down with Oscar nominated VFX supervisors Ben Morris and Mike Mulholland to talk about how they created some of the more iconic scenes from the movie. Whether you liked The Last Jedi or not, you can't argue that the visual effects of the movie were flawless (with a few tiny exceptions). In this interview Morris and Mulholland discuss how they did the porgs, the vulpteces, the believable CG of Supreme Leader Snoke and the controversial Leia scene in open space.





    First the VFX gurus talked about director Rian Johnson and his contribution to the VFX process. This was Johnson's first project with an extensive use of visual effects and understandably the filmmaker was relying more on the use of practical effects whenever he got a chance.

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    Regarding the porgs, Morris revealed that their use in the movie is a mixture of both animatronic puppets and CG:

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    Unlike the porgs, the vulpteces are all CG in the movie. You probably remember that in the behind the scenes video from The Last Jedi we saw a few shots with animatronic versions of the vulpteces, but they never ended up using these in the movie. Here's why:
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    Rian Johnson's initial plan was to bring Snoke to life using prosthetics, but because of the specifics of his face this was practically impossible, and the result was not satisfying. Morris explains:
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    And finally Ben Morris revealed how they managed to execute the scene with Leia in the open space. As with the other VFXs it was a combination of things. This time a mixture of digital double, CG and Carrie Fisher herself:

    For the full interview with more details on the VFX from The Last Jedi make sure to visit Deadline.





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    Awesome job guys in putting all this together.
     
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