Since people really liked the YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc. & General Star Wars Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds) threads and have been sharing lots of interesting videos there, I figured it made sense to start a similar thread dedicated to the Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy, Anthology films, and the various animated & live action TV series, etc.
- When adding a link to a video, please add a title and/or description so that we don’t have to click on it to find out what it is. Any additional info would be appreciated as well, like f.ex. an IMDB page link, article links, or just a simple blurb. You can also add a photo; screenshot, poster, or simply add the YouTube thumbnail (like this). Alternatively, just PM me with the video link and I’ll send you the image link.
- Fan-made videos qualify provided they are of reasonably good quality.
- Shorter featurettes and other BTS material also qualifies for this thread. However, if you wish to post a large collection of shorter featurettes then please share it as a playlist or at least keep the links confined to a single post so as to not clutter up the thread.
- No reviews or opinion-pieces.
- No mockumentaries.
- This thread is specifically for post-OT movies and/or series, so please don’t post anything primarily dealing with ANH, ESB or ROTJ even if it also covers elements from the later films or series. Some documentaries do of course cover several eras or aspects of Star Wars, so it’s fine if the OT is mentioned in the video provided the focus is on one or several of post-OT films or series.
For other Beyond the OT content there is also the The Beyond the OT Trailers/Promos Thread and the The Random YouTube, Vimeo etc. video finds thread for Beyond the OT
For a more in-depth list of where to find all Star Wars documentaries, making-ofs, etc. and where to find them there is Rodney-2187’s Guide to Star Wars Documentaries and Special Features thread.
An In-Progress Index…
1 • The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (scroll down)
2 to 4 • Episode I-III Webisodes & Featurettes (YT Playlists)
5 to 7 • Rogue One Celebration Reel, Creature Featurette & Blu-ray Bonus Clips
8 • Making of Holochess for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9 to 14 • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie & Season 1-5 Webisodes & Featurettes (YT Playlists)
15 to 17 • Star Wars: Rebels - Season 2-4 Featurettes (YT Playlists)
18 • ILM Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
19 • ILM Spotlight Featurettes from Solo: A Star Wars Story
20 • ILM Spotlight Featurettes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
21 • ILM Spotlight Featurettes from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
22 • ILM: Behind the Magic of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens
23 • The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season One
24 • The Force of Sound - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
25 • Solo: A Star Wars Story - Behind The Scenes featurettes + trailers & TV spots
26 • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Featurette
27 • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Comic-Con 2015 Reel
28 • Star Wars: Clone Wars - Bridging the Saga (2004)
29 • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray Bonus Clips
30 • Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III - 2005 Documentary
31 • Making the Prequel Trilogy - various featurettes from the 2011 “Saga” Blu-ray set
Behind the Scenes of The Phantom Menace - 2000 UK fan club VHS Exclusive hosted by Steve Sansweet
33 • Inside the Final Duel: Maul Vs. Ahsoka - Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Featurette
34 • Clone Wars Download - Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Featurettes
35 • Making the Ewok Adventures Part 1 - Caravan of Courage
36 • Making the Ewok Adventures Part 2 - Battle for Endor
37 • Inside ILM: Creating the Razor Crest
38 • How ILM Made The Mandalorian’s Razor Crest Motion-Controlled Miniature
39 • Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of The Mandalorian Season 2
40 • The Mandalorian Season 2: Behind the Scene with John Favreau
41 • The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season 2
42 • Filmmakers Discuss Bringing Virtual Worlds to Life for The Mandalorian Season 2
43 • The Emmy-Winning Special Visual Effects of the Mandalorian: Season 2
^ The Index was added as the thread grew to help navigate through the various Documentaries, Making-Ofs, Promos, etc.
NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM one of the other mods.
I figured the appropriate place to start would be at the “beginning” as far as all things beyond the OT is concerned:
The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da8s9m4zEpo&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=141&t - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (1 hour, 6 mins long).
“The Beginning is a documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, originally produced for the film’s DVD release. It covers the entire production of The Phantom Menace, from preproduction to casting to visual effects, editing, and theatrical release.”
^ This is honestly one of the most interesting and in-depth making-ofs I’ve ever seen, and regardless of what you may think of TPM as a movie, I’d still highly recommend this documentary.
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Amazon link to my novel; Dawn of the Karabu.