ILM Shares a Behind-the-Scenes Look At The Mandalorian Season 2’s Special Effects

The Mandalorian season 3 may be a year away, but we can still appreciate the artistry of the second season. ILM has released a new behind-the-scenes video that offers fans a glimpse at The Mandalorian‘s special effects.

There are a few occasions where it’s hard to distinguish between the CGI and practical effects without this video. Regardless, this is a fascinating look at many of season 2’s memorable moments. The scenes include the battle with the Krayt Dragon from episode 1 and an X-Wing chase from episode 2. There’s also a look at one of the physical ship models created for the show.

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Here’s the video’s official description from ILM.

“Visual effects work on The Mandalorian was completed in all five of ILM’s studios (San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver, London, and Sydney) as well as a contingent of other vendors under ILM’s supervision. The season’s 8 episodes encompassed nearly 5,000 visual effects shots in addition to all of ILM’s real-time effects work done for use during principal photography.

The effects team leveraged virtually every trick in the book, from miniatures and motion control to traditional puppeteering, advanced animatronics, spectacular special effects, and photo-real CG. Here’s a sampling of ILM’s post visual effects work done for the series that garnered ILM 13 Visual Effects Society Award nominations.”

The Mandalorian season 2 is streaming on Disney+ now.  You can watch the BTS video below.

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