Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The history of ILM leads all the way back to 1975 and origins of Star Wars and The Force Awakens gave us the opportunity to once again push the boundaries of what is possible in character animation and visual effects while combining cutting edge practical effects and physical sets. ILM studios in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London each contributed to the film effects as did our partners Hybride, Base FX and Virtuos.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Visual Effects – Variety Artisans
This special episode of Artisans reveals the making of the visual effects of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with footage never before released publicly and rare on-camera interviews with the effects team’s top artists.
This Variety Artisans special plumbs the creative process behind the visual effects of the highest-grossing film ever made; “Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens.” Visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero BB-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. A must-see for “Star Wars” fans.
Inside the Incredible Visual Effects of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Design FX
Mike Seymour goes behind the visual effects that earned “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” an Oscar nod. See how Industrial Light & Magic crafted complex action sequences, detailed environments, and realistic characters with the help of advanced motion-capture technology and performances from actors like Lupita Nyong’o.
Visual Effects Society (VES) Q&A
Patrick Tubach, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan, J.J. Abrams