Thursday, January 14, 2016

'The Force Awakens' SFX Supervisor Chris Corbould Discusses Rey's Instant Bread

By: Dominic Jones

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received praise (and an Oscar nod) for it's superb visual effects work, merging practical and digital effects seamlessly.  MTV News sat down with The Force Awakens Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould to discuss an effect most assumed was digital, but turns out to have been practical, Rey's Instant Bread!
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Corbould explained the lengthy process for creating the effect, saying,
"You wouldn’t believe how long it took to actually perfect that one, that little tiny gag in the film.  It started off with the mechanics of getting the bread to rise and the liquid to disappear, but then there was the ongoing problem of what color should the bread be? What consistency should it be? Should it have cracks in it? Should it not have cracks in it?

It took about three months. The actual mechanics of it was fairly simple, but the actual cosmetic side took a lot longer."

The fact that color, consistency, and number of cracks in the bread that was seen on screen for only a second or two shows the dedication of the effects teams that worked on The Force Awakens!

Source: MTV News

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