Star Wars Episode VII set to keep things old school.

Star Wars Episode VII set to keep things old school.

Star Wars Episode VII is on the horizon, and whether you are jumping in the air with excitement or recoiling every time the film's title is uttered – the creation of the motion picture is going to be one interesting venture.

We discovered a few months ago, that a lot of Episode VII is going to be made here in London, but this week further developments were unveiled as we found out that the next installment will be getting rid of CGI in favour of real locations and models wherever possible. 

At the star wars film convention LucasFilm boss Kathleen Kennedy unveiled some facts for the fans, "The conversation we're having all the time now about Episode VII is how much CGI ….We're looking at what the early Star Wars films did; they used real locations with special effects. So [for Episode VII] we're going to find some very cool locations, [and] we're going to end up using every single tool in the toolbox."

Excited about this new found direction? Or, given the high quality of work artists are producihng these days - do you think your cinematic experience will suffer?

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Robert Broadbent
Tue 6 Aug 2013: 3:02pm

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  • Elliott Ashton:

    I cant see how any of it could be a bad thing, even if only for the ripple effect of work going out across London studios/ artists because of it, and judging by the amount of people who are under contract for 8 years already, Its going to be another 'Harry Potter' situation for uk artists.
    and lets not forget that, despite what the media would like to point out, all the prequals have used an extensive amount of location shoots and practical sets / models (ep 1 had more practical models created than the entire original trilogy ). story and plot aside, it all comes down to money in the end and if a cg set extension is cheaper than a real build, it makes sense to do it. although when you see how much money Disney has pumped into Pinewood over the past 12 months or so, we neednt worry about a decent budget.

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