The Mandalorian has officially become the biggest thing in Star Wars since the sequel trilogy ended with The Rise of Skywalker last year. As the first Star Wars live-action TV series, The Mandalorian took the world by storm when it premiered and helped launch Disney+ to millions of viewers worldwide.
The Mandalorian amazed audiences with its high level production budget and VFX, which are equal to that of any big-budget Star Wars film. The series still uses some traditional technology such as the puppet for Baby Yoda, but the visuals and production design have been a standout for the show.
The second season of The Mandalorian was lucky enough to dodge the COVID-19 production shut down, and it's expected that season 3 will run to schedule as well . But while the wait for the premiere of The Mandalorian season 2 continues, some new behind the scenes videos may help keep viewers entertained.
Pixomondo, one of the visual effects companies behind The Mandalorian , released a behind-the-scenes VFX video breaking down exactly how some of the iconic landscapes and creatures from season one of the Star Wars series were created.
The video shows the incredible VFX work that goes into a large-scale production such as The Mandalorian . The series has been pushing boundaries with its state-of-the-art techniques , such as its use of a fully digital sound stage known as 'The Volume,' which uses gaming engines to render CGI backdrops in real time.
As can be seen in the video, other more physical elements such as the Blurrgs and the Mandalorian's ship, the Razor Crest, are completely computer-generated. The video also breaks down some larger establishing shots from a few of the different settings seen in The Mandalorian , which were created completely in post-production. It seems that apart from the actors, most of The Mandalorian is created digitally , which might surprise some fans.
These technical processes mean The Mandalorian has a fairly different production process to most other TV shows. Disney+ released an in-depth documentary about the making of The Mandalorian earlier this year , and many of the directors and stars spoke incredibly highly of the process of working with this new technology. Audiences can expect some of the same epic CGI landscapes and creatures when season 2 debuts.