ILM shares what it took to create Star Wars: Andor in VFX breakdown reel


A fascinating VFX breakdown reel from ILM showcases just how much work was required when it came to creating stunning sequences for Star Wars: Andor.

Pioneering, ground-breaking and world-leading VFX studio, ILM (Industrial Light & Magic), is known for its amazing work on live-action Star Wars projects for both the big and small screen. The company has certainly remained busy over the last few years, with recent multiple franchise projects for Disney+ including such Marvel Studios series as WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye and Willow.

However, ILM is synonymous with the Star Wars universe and the visual effects house has also been hard at work on a number of TV shows for the streaming service since it launched, creating stunning visuals for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor.

To showcase exactly how much effort and attention-to-detail goes into developing such shows, ILM has released a short VFX breakdown reel on the official Star Wars Twitter account. The footage from episode 3 of the first season of Star Wars: Andor, reveals how the company’s talented artists combine live-action elements with computer-generated assets to complete each sequence.

ILM’s incredible work on Star Wars projects has recently earned it multiple industry award nominations, including nods from the VES (Visual Effects Society), the Television Academy Engineering Emmy Awards, the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) and this year’s upcoming Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), better known as the Oscars.

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