This is the teaser for the next short film in our Star Wars Toy Stories fan film series. It takes place between our first two films, Star Wars: Toy Stories (2015) and The Rogue One: A Star Wars Toy Story (2016).
Special thanks to Paul Shipper for allowing us to use his Star Wars character art in our film.
Over Christmas 2015, with the Star Wars fever running high, I setup my custom 3 axis motorized dana dolly made mostly of Dynamic Perception parts (NMX controller, 19:1 and 5:1 motors) and shot some old school miniature motion control effects using a $20 Revell SnapTite Millenium Falcon in my living room.
The toy is 8.25 inches in length.
All elements shown are 100 percent real! No CGI.
After a small weathering paint job and some modifications such as LED lighting and 3 mounting points, the Revell Falcon was looking good enough to be shot.
Even though the current Dynamic Perception motion control software is limited to 2 keyframes not allowing advanced motion control moves, the results are very interesting. Pretty amazing to be able to pull off one man crew shots like this in an afternoon when it would take days and dozen of people in the early 1980s.
Axis used were slider, focus and a stepper for the falcon movements. (Rigged using bottom, side and front mounting points)
Assembly of the Lego set 10179 from Star Wars Ultimate collector series in stop motion in 3d. Created using 3ds max and V-ray. A very long work over 3 years, modelling all the pieces by myself. and rendered frame by frame.
Edit: Thanks everibody for all the coments, i'm surprised!
Edit2: The link of my new video!!!!!!!!!: vimeo.com/49337857
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... we might have seen a version of Star Wars that featured a Han Solo with green skin and gills, Stormtroopers with lightsabers, and a female heroine named Luka Starkiller.
Many of these anomalies can be seen in concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie's early illustrations of the Star Wars universe. While looking back at these early paintings we can't help but wonder what Star Wars would have been like had it remained loyal to the concept art and early drafts of the script.
The DAVE School graduating class of August and October 2017 have answered that question by bringing Ralph McQuarrie's paintings to life in a concept trailer for what might have been... The Star Wars.
Find out more about our Visual Effects program at https:daveschool.com
Images from "Star Wars™ Art Ralph Mcquarrie" By Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel - Abrams, New York
Star Wars™ and its characters are registered trademarks of LucasFilm Entertainment Company LTD. or LucasFilm LTD. This production is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with LucasFilm Entertainment Company LTD. LucasFilm LTD, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.
Star Wars is one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to date, containing one of the most unique universes in sci-fi fiction. Not only is the universe incredibly iconic, so is it's title sequence (the famous title crawl). Designed by Dan Perri, the title sequence is one of the most recognizable introductions in the history of film.
Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching "The Empire Strikes Back," I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior "thesis" at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.
The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting.
Making of coming soon...
Designed, directed, and produced by Kurt Rauffer
Instructor: Daniel Oeffinger
Music: Spectre by Radiohead
Special thanks to the Facepunch community for helping me with the Snowspeeder model and Ash Thorp's "Main Title" class on Learnsquared.
As a declaimer, I would like to say this is a completely fan made personal project and in no way am I profiting off of it.