Just ahead of the 89th Academy Awards, which are coming up this weekend, Industrial Light and Magic has released several visual effects reels for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which garnered two Oscar nominations for visual effects and sound mixing. Now ILM has revealed a brand new behind the scenes video, this time focused on the creation of Grand Moff Tarkin.
Arguably the most impressive visual effect in the film was the appearance of Tarkin, which utilized a motion capture performance by actor Guy Henry and a painstaking recreation of Peter Cushing's likeness. This new video provides a brief overview of the process the filmmakers went through to get Tarkin back on the big screen in Rogue One. You can check it out below:
Be sure to check out the other VFX reels, which include a behind the scenes look the creation of Jedha and Scarif, as well as the final space battle.
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