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Post #1423951

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Brewzter
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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Redux Ideas thread
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Date created
14-Apr-2021, 3:51 PM

Ed Slushie said:

Brewzter said:

Also, what are you going for with the shot of Aftab Ackbar?

I guess I should explain. I wanted to have more shots of aliens throughout the galaxy reacting to the video, but I couldn’t find very many that were long enough or that had neutral enough backgrounds. Then I remembered that for some reason that shot of Aftab Ackbar during the resistance briefing works really well with optical flow, meaning I could make it as long as I wanted, and because he has a relatively simple head shape I could mask him out and put him somewhere else. Problem is I don’t really know how to add light to the shot in a way that makes it look like he’s watching a bright screen, and the background inadvertently makes it look like he’s in a dungeon. But basically, the idea is that he’s in a random place far away, watching Luke’s sacrifice on a screen slightly above eye level and being inspired to join the resistance, which is when we see him next.

Ah ok, that makes sense! Works in canon too since all we know is that he felt pretty down about his dad dying and then joined the Resistance at some point, so I could totally see him joining because of what Luke did