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Star Wars director JJ Abrams ditches CGI special effects for ‘old school’ filmmaking methods

by Natalie Corner.


JJ Abrams went “old school” when making Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The 48-year-old Star Wars director claims that although he had top-of-the-range software and effects available to him when making the highly-anticipated film, he admits there were times when he reverted to “old school” methods.

He shared: “I feel like the beauty of this age of filmmaking is that there are more tools at your disposal but it doesn’t meant that any of these new tools are automatically the right tools.

“And there are a lot of situations where we went very much old school and in fact used CG more to remove things than to add things.”

Read the rest of this article from The Mirror.

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