Watch: 'The Mandalorian' VFX Breakdown Reveals How Much of the Show Is Digitally Created

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Mandalorian Season 1 VFX Reel

The success of the inaugural season of The Mandalorian was well documented. From the show being named as the most in-demand series in the world to a Golden Globe rule change inspired by Mando's helmet, there has been no shortage of accomplishments for Star Wars' first foray in a live-action series.

While the success of the show is heavily credited to Din Djarin and The Child, a huge chunk of it is due to the hard work of the crew behind the scenes. True enough, the contributions of the hardworking men and women behind-the-scenes is heavily being featured in the ongoing series, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, while also revealing new information about the show's debut season. Now, a new video has surfaced online which exhibits season 1's visual effects. 


Image Engine, a VFX company that worked on films such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released a breakdown reel of their work for season 1 of The Mandalorian

In great detail, the video shows a montage of several key scenes from season 1 of The Mandalorian while also showing how the setting, aliens, and even weather were created. On top of that, it also showcases the VFX work that was done to establish Nevarro, diving into several action pieces along with a closer look at some of the armor of Mando's peers from The Tribe. The video provides a more detailed look at the weapons and the droids involved in the show as well.

By watching the breakdown reel, fans will get to appreciate the process of creating the set and action pieces that contributed to the success of The Mandalorian. Ahead of the show's much-anticipated second season, Pedro Pascal has already teased that next season will be "mind-blowing," hinting that there will be bigger set-pieces in play. More so, Extraction's Sam Hargrave's confirmed involvement with the show's sophomore season is another tease that there will be more action pieces to up the ante. All in all, season 2 of The Mandalorian provides a larger playground for the VFX team, which serves as a good sign for the fans. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal

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