Industrial Light & Magic has received a good amount of well-deserved attention recently thanks to the Light & Magic documentary, and their excellent work continues to this day.
ILM provided the visual effects for The Book of Boba Fett, for instance, and they recently posted an eight-minute video on Youtube about providing some of the effects for the series. The video begins with a mash-up of different shots from the show, and then spends some time giving an overview of how those sequences came to be. That includes Cad Bane, the Mayor, the Monk droid, the train sequence, different environments with the Volume, the N1 starfighter flying, Luke Skywalker, and more.
This video sheds light on how all of this came to be, including utilizing the Volume, practical sets, stop-motion, and more. I think it’s an especially appropriate video to be released given all of the recent discussion about the Volume, as this video says that one-fifth of the shots from The Book of Boba Fett were filmed using that method. As such, this also gives a good look at the other technologies that were used as well, while also giving a pretty spectacular look at the Volume in action.
ILM is truly the standard in this industry, and it’s incredible what they are able to do to make these things really come to life.