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Date: 04/23/11 02:13 PM

53 Responses to Filming The Star Wars Opening Text Roll [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of ffi
    ffi Female 18-29
    156 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Link: Filming The Star Wars Opening Text Roll - Sorta ruins the magic when you see how it was filmed, doesn`t it?
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    ...Damn :| !
  3. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Fake.

    Everyone knows that the text is in space somewhere.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    no
  5. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    not really. actually makes it a bit more magical because the text wasn`t just thrown in with computer software, as it would be done in today`s movies.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    WeePee - how does it make it more magical exactly? I`ve never understood that.
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    arabknight0 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    So...they photoshopped the stars later? George Lucas....you make me sad face and facepalm.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Kinda takes away from the magic of it
  9. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Effects then was effects. Effects now is adobe after effects.
  10. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    i agree with WeePee. this actually added to the feel.

    tho this post is old news :P
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    to be honest i figured this was how it was done. at the time i think this route would have been much cheaper
  12. Profile photo of mr_c_bowler
    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
    301 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    That doesn`t ruin it for me at all. I have always wondered how they filmed that part
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    So...they photoshopped the stars later?

    No, they just put little stickers on the camera lens.
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    Oscola Male 18-29
    349 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    I don`t get how this is sad, it`s much cooler having to actually DO something rather than just type words into a text box and hitting enter.
  15. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Anyone else more impressed now?
  16. Profile photo of Silverflame
    Silverflame Male 18-29
    90 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    kick the ass out of modern cgi!!! i so like it more now
  17. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Fake.

    im with you, in a universe infinite possibility there has to that exact string of text floating some where in it. Lucas just used his black magic to find it!
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Doesn`t really ruin the magic, if anything it adds magic now I know they didn`t just computer animate it.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    oh damn that totally ruins the magic, i thought there was a giant bunch of letter actually floating around in space that happened to form those words
  20. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    danthew: This was 1980, Moire screensavers were the pinnacle of computer graphics back then.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    I much prefer cheesy 80s special effects to the CGI crap we have now. Shows effort and imagination went into it, instead of just making a computer do all the work. My 2 cents.
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    thahellmouth Male 18-29
    160 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    back when they used their brains
  23. Profile photo of rnwood
    rnwood Male 18-29
    168 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    This actually makes it way cooler.
  24. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    April 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    Agree with Lillim. Why bother with story lines and character development when you can make explosions on a computer?
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    Did anyone really not know this is how they did it? What`s next IAB, still shots of the miniatures they used for the X-Wings and TIE Fighters "ruining the magic"?
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    shreder23 Male 18-29
    800 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    lillim, i do visual effects for film, and i think you would be surprised as to how much imagination really does go into it (the fact that you believe that today`s effects don`t take effort leads me to believe you have no idea what you`re talking about anyway). A lot of the things visual effects do today are very similar to the techniques used in the past. Technology has just improved to make certain things easier, and therefore have led people to try more complicated things.
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    cambline Male 18-29
    36 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    I doesn`t matter if the effects are old school, or CGI, It still takes hours of work
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    Star wars is lame, has ALWAYS been lame. I saw #1 open in (what?, `74) and the explosions were lame, Leia`s hair was lame. Later Yoda was WAYYY lame. Jabba was kinda cool and Darth had some stuff but the Sith dude with the horns was a return to LLLAAAMMMEEE. Ad naseum.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Star wars is lame, has ALWAYS been lame. I saw #1 open in (what?, `74) and the explosions were lame, Leia`s hair was lame. Later Yoda was WAYYY lame. Jabba was kinda cool and Darth had some stuff but the Sith dude with the horns was a return to LLLAAAMMMEEE. Ad naseum.

    They did the best they could given the time. As for the prequels, they messed up on many occasions, but I watched those for the music and effects, which were pretty cool.

    Overall, all 6 movies were mediocre in my books.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    @LazyMe484
    Nice avatar by the way...
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    This makes it more magical. They did such simple things to make those movies. I still think that their use of models compared to their later use of CG looks way more realistic.
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    cmp212 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    April 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    What i want to know is what that string through the middle is for?
  33. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 12:10 am
    Star Wars sucks. Only people who like the movie are fan boys and idiots.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 12:59 am
    @YANKmyDOODLE

    As a Star Wars fan I will retaliate with: GRAMMAR FAIL!!!
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 2:57 am
    "Star Wars sucks. Only people who like the movie are fan boys and idiots. "

    You are dumb and I expect you to promptly leave IAB. You basically just said (though i`m using a different movie for examples sake) That since I enjoyed the newest Star Trek movie, I am a trekkie. Doesn`t make sense. So I just want you to know that I hate you.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 2:58 am
    @beternal

    I`d like to point out that it wasn`t a grammar fail, he just missed out the word `the`.
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 3:41 am
    @ cmp212 Leahs` tampon.. oh, THAT string.
  38. Profile photo of bucksteeth
    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 3:53 am
    @YANKmyDOODLE

    I heard there was incest in that movie man totally gay
  39. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 5:50 am
    @bucksteeth

    You fail at being a troll.

    So stop it.
  40. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 6:17 am
    DShephard-
    You`re dealing with trolls wrong. You`re just supposed to fight the urge and not say anything. There is simply NOTHING you can say to a troll to shut them up- all they want is a reply. Any reply. You utter a syllable in their direction, they win.
    One would think that a young adult nowadays would understand how the intertubes works...
  41. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 7:08 am
    vv Agreed. 11 year olds and grown boymen trolls are everywhere (sadly). That`s where the Mods come into play (*AHEM* - HINT HINT)and just kill the accounts.
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    champbronc3 Male 40-49
    118 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 9:50 am
    ... I don`t see the problem.
  43. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 10:10 am
    no, no, bucksteeth - incest is like, absolutely totally het - mother and son, father and daughter, brother and sister

    just look up Electra, Oedipus and Mississippi on the internets.
  44. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    @bucksteeth - vice may be nice but incest is best.
  45. Profile photo of Wildcats2008
    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 11:38 am
    @cmp212 It looks like that string is there to show where the exact center of the text is so they can line up the camera.
  46. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    "You are dumb and I expect you to promptly leave IAB. You basically just said (though i`m using a different movie for examples sake) That since I enjoyed the newest Star Trek movie, I am a trekkie. Doesn`t make sense. So I just want you to know that I hate you."

    You proved my point by being an idiot. When did I ever mention Star Trek. Get over yourself.
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    I wasn`t trying to troll. I`m sorry if my sense of humor doesn`t comply with your ideals of humor.

    and @ DShephard

    Though I was not trying to be a troll, it would appear that if I were, I would have done an excellent job.
  48. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    April 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    ruins the magic? that makes 100x more awesome than i imaged it ever was.
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    shortmike24 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    April 25, 2011 at 8:02 am
    agree with hatface
  50. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    April 25, 2011 at 11:16 am
    lol @ all the people thinking bucksteeth was trolling. Retards.
  51. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 9:24 am
    I think that`s actually really cool! ^^ Nowadays it`s all so easy with computer technology, it makes it so much cooler to see how it was done all this time ago.
  52. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 9:27 am
    It`s Empire and it will always be magic.
  53. Profile photo of liabach
    liabach Male 40-49
    3242 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 11:49 am
    its the thumbtack and string that foreshadows the creation of industrial light and magic

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