One of the biggest winnings for The Rise of Skywalker, the last film in the Star Wars saga, is that thanks to its visual effects it has earned an Oscar nomination. Everything he could not get in the critics of the most acrimonious fantastic, if he succeeded in perhaps his strongest link.
And to see some of the secrets of the film, Industrial Light & Magic delivered to Vanity Fair magazine a material where you can see how the most spectacular computer effects were made, including of course the appearance of Carrie Fisher after her death in his role of Leia Organa.
As can be seen in the video behind cameras, to the scenes of a young Leia training with Luke used raw images of the original films, then digitally inserted Carrie Fisher over alternate actors, including the daughter of the late actress, Billie Lourd.
Roger Guyett, visual effects supervisor for The Rise of Skywalker, talked about these scenes.
“When you look at the movie, you just want to believe that Carrie is there, and it's completely natural within the scene. Based on the actions he had previously given us was the key. We often use motion control. Notice that she has a different hairstyle, uses a different wardrobe, all those things. I always thought, when we were doing these shots, that everyone was looking at her face. That was the thing we clung to, and then we fixed everything else. ”
But you can also see in this record other scenes that are explained and that are important for the plot.
For example, there is the battle at sea between Kylo Ren and Rey, in an outlet that was made almost entirely by computer effects and to wet Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley, they had to use more than 4.2 million gallons of water.
In the final battle of The Rise of Skywalker you can also see impressive things, such as that through special effects they transformed the horses in the sequence of the orbaks, while 16,000 ships and 8.4 million hours of processing were used to finish the images of the last confrontation.