This is The Optical. We’re revisiting the history of VFX films and technology through the lens of Cinefex magazine.
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We chat about the effects of Return of the Jedi with Filmumentaries creator Jamie Benning, covering advances in motion tracking, Steadicam, and what life was like inside Jabba the Hutt.

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