The Last Jedi VFX Breakdown Reveals the Work of ILM's VFX Masters

By Andrew Liszewski on at

The visual effects breakdown reels continue to pour out of Hollywood as we get closer to the Academy Awards in March, with Industrial Light & Magic showing the world exactly why it’s won 16 Oscars for Best Visual Effects over the years, and why it thinks it deserves a 17th for its work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

If you’re actually surprised by anything you see in this behind-the-scenes breakdown, you’re clearly not up to speed on how a modern Star Wars movie is made. Even with J.J. Abrams pushing to use as many real sets and costumes for The Force Awakens, there was still a tremendous amount of green-screen compositing and CG used in both that film and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. [YouTube]