Since the late 1970s, Lucasfilm has been known for pioneering technological advances in their effort to create some of the most popular films and television series of our time. That tradition has continued with the live-action Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which recently completed its second season on the streaming service.
In a new behind-the-scenes video from Lucasfilm’s in-house visual effects department Industrial Light & Magic, the folks creating the technology share more fascinating information about how The Mandalorian season two was brought to the small screen.
Watch The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season Two:
- Industrial Light & Magic has released another behind-the-scenes video detailing the making of The Mandalorian season 2 for Disney+.
- The video focuses on the Volume soundstage and the Stagecraft software used by ILM to create the virtual production technique used to shoot The Mandalorian.
- Some of the show’s behind-the-scenes talent such as Deborah Chow, Peyton Reed, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni are also interviewed for the seven-minute video.
What they’re saying:
- Director Deborah Chow: “The tech is amazing because it allows you to do things that even if you were on location, you couldn’t control to that degree.”
- Director Peyton Reed: “I was immediately struck by just the quality of light, as opposed to a stage with blue screens or green screens. You’re immediately in that environment.”
- Director Bryce Dallas Howard: “Because [for] the second season they built a bigger Volume, it allowed the show to feel all the more epic.”
- Series Creator Jon Favreau: “I like when visual effects fool you in a way that you don’t even know you were fooled.”
- ILM SVP / General Manager Janet Lewin: “Jon Favreau brought his vision for a new way of filmmaking, providing filmmakers with flexibility to innovate, create, collaborate, and get final pixel content in real-time in a soundstage.”
The Mandalorian seasons one and two are available exclusively on Disney+.