Watch the Amazing Special Effects Reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 1:02PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 1:02PM
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Industrial Light and Magic is the secret weapon behind more classics than we can imagine: Close Encounters, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Terminator, Men in Black, E.T., the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a few of the Star Trek films, and, of course, Star Wars. Now, the prolific and influential special effects company is showing us the magic behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it's absolutely amazing:



The VFX reel goes through many of the most iconic scenes from the newest Star Wars installment, from Rey and Finn running to the Millennium Falcon to the starship battles between the First Order and the Resistance to the duel between Kylo Ren and Rey to the adorable antics of BB-8. Unsurprisingly, it shows off not only the actual visual effects but the physical effects as well, showing us that there is both more and less CGI than we ever would have thought.

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We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The history of ILM leads all the way back to 1975 and origins of Star Wars and The Force Awakens gave us the opportunity to once again push the boundaries of what is possible in character animation and visual effects while combining cutting edge practical effects and physical sets.
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