industrial light and magic reveal how they created the the award-nominated visual effects for star wars: the last jedi. the company founded by the series’ earlier film famed director, george lucas, offers the behind the scenes peak in two new VFX breakdowns.

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the first clip shows the film’s opening space battle which involves resistance starfighters against a first order fleet. the footage demonstrates the layering necessary to compose digital scenes featuring an abundance of spaceships and an equal amount of explosions.





the second offers a closer look at ILM‘s massive first order hangar set featured at the end of the film. the breakdown shows how footage entirely generated with visual effects can be combined with a green screen set coverage to create whole new worlds. visual elements including equipment, vehicles and troopers themselves are all layered behind the real-life actors.