1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

Wired Feature on John Knoll Hints at Details of Rogue One Space Battle.

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. SWNN Probe

    SWNN Probe Seeker

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Posts:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    8,473
    Trophy Points:
    3,842
    Credits:
    9,225
    Ratings:
    +13,762 / 20 / -21
    [​IMG]

    Wired has a great feature out this week on John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light & Magic and originator of the newest Star Wars Story. The piece tracks Knoll’s entire history from a precocious 15 year old willing his way to a guided tour of ILM all the way to the man who would pitch Kathleen Kennedy on an idea for a movie about the rebel spies who stole that plans to the deadliest battle station the Star Wars galaxy had ever seen.







    It is a fascinating article that touches on John’s role in co-creating Photoshop, his early days at ILM helping to develop computer graphics as a tool of art, his part in creating some of the best effects of the Special Editions, and eventually spearheading the daunting task of completing the effects for the prequel trilogy, which at the time was an historic endeavor unseen to that point in Hollywood.



    [​IMG]



    The piece also touches on Rogue One including some references to a specific battle scene…



    MILD SPOILERS!



    [​IMG]



    The piece also gives a detailed retelling of the story of how Knoll developed the idea for Rogue One and the process that led him to pitch it to Kennedy.

    To read the entire piece head over to Wired.





    Click HERE to check out and comment on this topic on our main site
     
    #1 SWNN Probe, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
    • Like Like x 2
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
    • Informative Informative x 2
  2. Rogues1138

    Rogues1138 Crazy Old Wizard
    1030th Junior * (Mod)

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Posts:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    33,178
    Trophy Points:
    157,967
    Credits:
    18,796
    Ratings:
    +35,368 / 77 / -39
    I still can't believe Knoll helped in the creation of photoshop. Using it for the first time on a mac in art school way back then blew me away. To find out someone involved with Star Wars created it... so cool. He originally pitched this story to Lucas, I guess Lucas is not as big as Disney to just film that story with his own money. Well, I think Knoll redeemed himself for working on the prequels. haha I like the prequel and visually Knoll did an excellent job on those films. Especially the earthen crater shots in TPM...
     
    #3 Rogues1138, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
    • Like Like x 4
  3. Bosc

    Bosc Force Attuned

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2015
    Posts:
    3,455
    Likes Received:
    5,776
    Trophy Points:
    15,522
    Credits:
    6,945
    Ratings:
    +8,493 / 65 / -17
    I don't think it's fair to say that George wasn't "big" enough. At the time, it was pitched as a TV series. They decided to pursue the Coruscant underground approach instead, which would have also been very interesting had it ever got off the ground.

    I'm just glad that John persisted. This looks to be a fantastic film.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Rogues1138

    Rogues1138 Crazy Old Wizard
    1030th Junior * (Mod)

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Posts:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    33,178
    Trophy Points:
    157,967
    Credits:
    18,796
    Ratings:
    +35,368 / 77 / -39
    Oh yes the mild spoiler shot description so John Knoll! I buy all those books for art references. So much fun to read. I pour allot into them. Especially the art of books.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. AstromechRecords

    AstromechRecords Jedi General

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Posts:
    16,784
    Likes Received:
    15,148
    Trophy Points:
    149,777
    Credits:
    20,039
    Ratings:
    +26,488 / 845 / -253
    Are you talking about the Star Wars Underworld ?
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. Bosc

    Bosc Force Attuned

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2015
    Posts:
    3,455
    Likes Received:
    5,776
    Trophy Points:
    15,522
    Credits:
    6,945
    Ratings:
    +8,493 / 65 / -17
    Yes.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Grand Master Galen Marek

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Posts:
    21,411
    Likes Received:
    100,214
    Trophy Points:
    176,317
    Credits:
    45,942
    Ratings:
    +113,929 / 339 / -131
    Can't wait for this battle scene.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Fearghas_Ajax

    Fearghas_Ajax Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Posts:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    2,643
    Trophy Points:
    10,967
    Credits:
    4,020
    Ratings:
    +4,145 / 27 / -18
    I think the two SDs almost colliding again will be a great call back to TESB!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. tm0910196

    tm0910196 Guest

    Credits:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    What was it the author of "Rogue One Proves Lucasfilm is Lost" was saying? That Star Wars doesn't have space battles now? Despair no more! ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Travcon

    Travcon Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2014
    Posts:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,801
    Trophy Points:
    7,967
    Credits:
    4,096
    Ratings:
    +2,768 / 98 / -50
    Fortunately the OP of that has seen the light in regards to the "no space battles" complaint.
     
  11. ChrisI

    ChrisI Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Posts:
    2,069
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    Trophy Points:
    11,017
    Credits:
    5,357
    Ratings:
    +5,160 / 48 / -14
    I thought this was a nicely written article. Gave a lot of Knoll's backstory, some of which I didn't know.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Charlie07

    Charlie07 Force Attuned

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Posts:
    2,850
    Likes Received:
    5,130
    Trophy Points:
    15,602
    Credits:
    11,214
    Ratings:
    +8,828 / 161 / -53
    I think the space battle over scarif is going to steal the movie. That battle looks primed to be badass.
     
Loading...

Share This Page