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Visual Effects Reel by Image Engine Reveals New Details on the Making of The Mandalorian

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by SWNN Probe, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    If fans can't get enough behind the scenes action from the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian series, Vancouver based VFX company Image Engine has got you covered.



    Image Engine posted a new breakdown reel of their CGI work for the first season of The Mandalorian on Vimeo.



    https://vimeo.com/427182609



    The breakdown reveals a lot of complicated computer animation went into enhancing the already amazing effects that Lucasfilm achieved through the pioneering Volume effects system. Among the highlights of the nearly five-minute reel include the epic battle from chapter 3, 'The Sin.'



    Much of the battle was accomplished entirely with CGI, including any time the numerous Mandalorian combatants were flying. Imagine Engine created a seamless environment for the battle as well. The reel shows that pretty much all of the battle between the Mandalorians and bounty hunters took place on a green screen stage that was then lavishly embellished in CGI.



    The firm created numerous landscape shots to show the true scope of the battle, building out the city on the edge of the lava fields far beyond what was built for the stage. Several shots of the Razor Crest were also generated as 'Mando' escaped off-world with The Child.



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    Several shots from chapter 2 make up the reel, where the Mandalorian's attempt to bring in The Child to The Client is frustrated by some pesky Offworld Jawas. Numerous elements of that episode were handled by Image Engine, including CGI models of the Jawa Sandcrawler, Blurrg, and weather elements.



    Image Engine also created CGI droids in numerous shots for chapter 6 of the series, where the Mandalorian is tasked with busting out a former associate from a New Republic prison ship. Among the victimized droids were a typical Mouse Droid, floaty drones, and the nifty New Republic security droids.



    VFX reels like this tend to come out during award season for the Star Wars feature films, so it's great to see all the creative work done for the television series as well.





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    The technology used for The Mandalorian is an absolute game changer and completely blew my mind. It's amazing how actors once had to rely on their imagination (which is just a further testament to their skill and experience), to interact with what they couldn't see, but now they can be just about anywhere, and it seems almost as real to them as it does to the people watching. VFX was also very well done. It's often easy to tell when something is CGIed, and although such moments still exist within this series, I feel they do a very good job at making it seamlessly blend in with practical effects and scenes as possible.
     
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