I came across this the other day, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited. Star Wars (the original three, we won’t talk about the new lot) has been a huge inspiration for so many people in the industry over the years, and to see how the graphics were done is fantastic.
It’s interesting to see how many of the principals we use were in place back then. Obviously advances in technology mean that different skills are needed now, but the basic elements of good design, an eye for detail and a desire to deliver a realistic experience for the viewer are still as true today as they were over thirty years ago.
Now for the embarrassing part: hands up who is old enough to have seen the original Star Wars at the cinema when it was first released (not the remastered versions)?