The Force Awakens Homage

We are getting excited about the imminent release of “The Force Awakens”! So much so that we at Aesop Media decided to celebrate by bringing together a group of like minded (geek minded) friends to create our own homage to the Mythology that defines our generation. This is just a sneak preview though. You won’t believe how long it takes to rotoscope these frames but we’re enjoying the process and really excited about how it’s looking.

At Aesop Media, we believe in continually growing our skill and experience. What better way to hone our editing, animation and SFX skills than to create a lightsaber duel?

This will be a lightsaber duel with a difference.

I guarantee you’ll not have seen what’s been done here before.

Stay tuned!

Okay, Sorry about blacking out the action but I don’t want to reveal the unique difference this duel has to others you may have seen in the movies or in other fanfilms. You’ll just have to wait till we finish the whole sequence. Till then..here’s some behind the scenes stuff.

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Jill and Esther work out how to turn the lightsaber on for Kai (who was unable to unlock its secrets for 3 whole days)

Crew resets for close ups. Hing as director/camera operator, Patto as gaffer, Ella on smoke, Photos by Ben Connolly

Crew resets for close ups. Hing as director/camera operator, Patto as gaffer, Ella on smoke, Photos by Ben Connolly

Darth Stu clashes with all his hatred!

Darth Stu clashes with all his hatred!

Jedi and Sith face-off!

Jedi and Sith face-off!

Darth Stu sets position for focus while staying in Sith character...such a professional!

Darth Stu sets position for focus while staying in Sith character…such a professional!

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Rotoscoping (frame by frame alteration) is tedious work but totally worth it!

I've seen lasers added to shots without thought to practical lighting. Every laser bolt in our scene creates light that must reflect off real objects. It adds to the realism of the shot

I’ve seen lasers added to shots without thought to practical lighting. Every laser bolt in our scene creates light that must reflect off real objects. It adds to the realism of the shot

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