The Mandalorian Concept Art

On the November 20, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Star Trek 4, Joker 2 and Watchmen.

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All throughout the production of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, I had heard rumblings of the groundbreaking technology being used to create the first-ever Star Wars live-action television show. Producer Jon Favreau has talked briefly about the process while doing press, mentioning that the series makes use of a new tech that creates virtual backgrounds using large high-resolution screens. The filmmaker would rather have audiences concentrate on the story than the tech, so we won’t likely see any real behind-the-scenes features on the technology until after the first season airs in its entirety (Notably, Favreau took the same approach for Jungle Book and Lion King).

I’ve watched the first two episodes of The Mandalorian multiple times now and tried to find the seams. Where is this tech being used? What is practical and what is being generated virtually on a performance capture “volume” in the soundstages next to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels?

Yesterday, I attended a “Women of Lucasfilm—What Drives You?” panel discussion at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles in support of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It was wonderful to hear stories from the women who are bringing Star Wars into the next decade and beyond.

Late into the panel discussion, the conversation turned to George Lucas‘ fearless innovation that has been a part of the Star Wars DNA. Remember, ILM was created to help bring a galaxy far, far away to life. The female dream team on the panel spoke for over 15 minutes about how this new tech could change television and cinema forever. And director Deborah Chow talked about possibly using this new “Stagecraft” technology in Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi tv series.

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The Mandalorian The Child

On the November 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman to have a spoiler discussion about The Mandalorian “Chapter Two”.

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the mandalorian special look

On the November 14, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Read More »

disney+ technical difficulties

On the November 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news. And in Our Feature Presentation, Ben Pearson talks to director Leslie Iwerks about The Imagineering Story.

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the mandalorian trailer new

On the November 12, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and special guest Bryan Young (from Star Wars Insider, StarWars.com and Full of Sith podcast) for a spoiler-filled conversation about the first episode of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, entitled “Chapter One”.

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disney festival of holidays 2019

In the latest Ordinary Adventures vlog, Peter & Kitra visit the 2019 edition of Disney’s Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure. Their mission: to eat everything at the eight booths, and also consume some of the Holiday drinks as well. This means they had to eat 18 separate dishes over the course of one afternoon. Hit the jump to watch the video.

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funko hollywood

Last night we were invited to help celebrate the grand opening of the Funko store on Hollywood Boulevard. The 40,000 square-foot Funko Hollywood store will officially open to the public on Monday, November 18, 2019, with a ton of instagramable photo ops featuring characters and locations ranging from Disney animation, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Jurassic Park, It, DC, Star Wars and much much more. Watch our video preview of the Funko store!
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the world according to jeff goldblum trailer

On the November 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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On the November 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including The Batman, Spider-Man, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Witcher, and Joker.

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