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Shanks FX Re-Creates the Millennium Falcon from the New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Joey Shanks is at it again – this time with an awesome stop-motion homage to the Millennium Falcon portion of the new “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” teaser trailer. He combines light painting with a practical model of the star ship to create an awesome gravity-defying recreation that’s sure to impress special effects gurus and Star Wars fans alike. Check it out!

Last time we shared with you how Joey Shanks went about re-creating the impressive black hole, Gargantua, from the movie Interstellar. He loves mimicking outer space, and this time around, he has teamed up with PBS Digital Studios to work within one of my favorite movie franchises of all time – Star Wars! In typical fashion, Shanks has a fun time sharing what he did throughout this four and a half minute behind-the-scenes video. From the opening scene of him walking into his workshop where he uses The Force to open the door, I knew we were in for a good time. It’s a quick video where you need to pay attention to what he’s doing and the his annotation throughout to see how he’s doing everything. From the looks of everything he snuck in that’s not in the Millennium Falcon shot, I’d say he’s planning to release a finished version of the complete trailer… but that’s just a guess!

For now, enjoy a look into his process.

[Via Shanks FX]

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4 Comments

Nathan Hamler's picture

wait....so you're telling me he went through all that time, doing long exposures and light painting for afterburners, but he couldn't remove the mount in post and make it look a little better?

Aaron Brown's picture

From above, " From the looks of everything he snuck in that’s not in the Millennium Falcon shot, I’d say he’s planning to release a finished version of the complete trailer… but that’s just a guess!"

Donald Sexton's picture

Should be episode VII

Aaron Brown's picture

Thanks for the catch!