VFX Archaeology — The Lost Empire Strikes Back

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series VFX_archaeology

Exploring the Evolution of a Lost Shot From Script to Screen

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[Image from the Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray. Color correction emphasizes blue spill that was normally lost to viewer.]

The near final shot of The Empire Strikes Back (TESB) of the Millenium Falcon flying off into the sunset — or rather the ten thousand sunsets of a spiral galaxy — is one of the most iconic, and oft-printed promotional images from the film. Due to the amount of time it takes to preduce the material to coincide with the film release, magazines, album covers, and … Continue reading