Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Filoni Talks Star Wars Experience and Inspiring a New Generation

By: Lillian Skye

In the foreword of the Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide by Adam Bray, Dave Fioni talks about his experience working with George Lucas, the future of Star Wars, and his hope that the show will  inspire a new generation of fans:

The first time I ever saw Star Wars: A New Hope, I was amazed at the images I saw on screen. I had never seen anything like it before, and it left a great impression on me. I started studying the look of the Star Wars universe, and the first way I did that was to read The Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook and the The Return of the Jedi Sketchbook by Joe Johnston and Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

Years later, I continued that exploration and education when I began working on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars telling stories right alongside George Lucas. It was a fascinating experience to learn how George saw the world he created, what he thought made it work, and what didn't. Everything had a purpose--every color, every shape, was relating something to the audience. Working on The Clone Wars was like receiving a Master's Education in Star Wars, and when the show ended it was time to move foreword and begin a new star wars project in the post George Lucas Era.

Star Wars Rebels is the first major release in an exciting new era of storytelling at Lucasfilm. To maintain the look and feel of Star Wars, we have brought along many of the experienced artists and production staff who worked and learned their craft directly from George Lucas. It's the responsibility of the team to keep the spirit of Star Wars alive, to move it forward for a new generation of fans around the world.

This visual guide to Star Wars Rebels reminds me of the books I used to read when I was first learning about the Star Wars universe. It is my hope that the images, descriptions, and details within these pages inspire a new generation of fans to dream of visiting this beloved galaxy an imagine their own characters, their own stories, and what might be, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

The Force be with you, always, 

Dave Filoni 
Executive Producer

Sources: The Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide

Follow The Star Wars Underworld on Twitter @TheSWU for more updates about this story and other breaking Star Wars news. c


Post a Comment

This site is not endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney and is intended for entertainment and information purposes only. The official Star Wars site can be found at www.starwars.com. Star Wars, the Star Wars logo, all names and pictures of Star Wars characters, vehicles and any other Star Wars related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of Lucasfilm Ltd., or their respective trademark and copyright holders. All original content of this site, both graphical and textual, is the intellectual property of The Star Wars Underworld - unless otherwise indicated.
Site template © 2011 DheTemplate.com. Supported by PsPrint Emeryville and homeinbayarea.com