Down the Tubes: Watch ‘Secrets of Star Wars Design’

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This may be a bit of an obscure subject for the casual Star Wars fan, but if you are into design, particularly the concept design of Star Wars, you are going to love this video. Some of the conclusions this guy draws are very interesting—like the point he makes about the limitations of materials for model building having an impact on the overall visual aesthetic of the films. I have argued for years that budget constraints lead filmmakers to find creative solutions to problems, which leads to a more interesting, more real film that is rooted in things that actually matter (like character and story). It’s understandable that creatives want to work without constraint, but I think constraints actually result in a better overall film. And I think this video is evidence of this idea at work.

What are your thoughts on the ideas presented in this video? Do you agree or disagree? Tell us why in the comments below!

Author: Dhalbaby

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