‘The Mandalorian’ VFX Team Had ‘Eureka Moment’ When James Cameron Visited Set

‘The Mandalorian’ VFX Team Had ‘Eureka Moment’ When James Cameron Visited Set
The Mandalorian” is widely considered to be one of the best “Star Wars” projects that Disney has produced since acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012. The show’s episodic storytelling and Western-influenced world-building have been a huge hit with longtime fans of the franchise, leading Disney to indicate that the bulk of its future “Star Wars” plans is in the television space.

But the team behind the hit show was not always so sure.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Industrial Light and Magic department head Richard Bluff spoke about the difficulty of designing convincing effects within the show’s budget. He ultimately settled on a technology called The Volume, which allowed the team to digitally recreate real-world settings on virtual backdrops. The result was that Mandalorians could be filmed running around locations that the team had scouted without ever having to leave a soundstage.

The technology was promising, but the team still
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