Last week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Original Score, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects. That last one is probably the most interesting though, simply because it pulls the curtain back more than the others.

DP/30 talked to four of the people responsible for the amazing effects, which include a crazy blend of practical work, computer graphics, and more. Here’s an interview with the VFX Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach.

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And here’s one with Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould, who were the on-set effects supervisors.

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Each interview clocks in at about 30 minutes—but both are well worth the time spent watching.

[DP/30]


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