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Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX Reel is Signature ILM Wizardry

Industrial Light & Magic released a brand new VFX breakdown video for its work on 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which strips down all the Oscar-nominated effects so fans can see the many layers that go into some of the major shots of the movie.

The four-minute video runs from the opening shots of Kylo Ren's stormtroopers attacking the villagers on Jakku to the closing shots of the Millenium Falcon skimming over a water-covered planet. The impressive video from ILM focuses on the attention to detail and meticulous work the effects studio put into the movie and just how footage can be transformed from a couple of actors, green screens and digitally rendered environments to the full-blown space opera audiences flocked to in droves.

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was released in theaters December 18, 2015 and is the latest iteration of the "Star Wars" universe. The franchise and ILM's VFX work will continue with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which is slated to hit theaters on December 16, 2016, and the still-untitled "Star Wars: Episode VIII" on December 15, 2017.

(via i09)

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