Kinda Off Topic: Original Death Star Prop!
Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:56 AM
The panel is 3 x 3 inches, and made of a rigid foam. It was used for long-range shots of the Death Star when detail wasn't too important. (Larger panels were used for close ups, and an actual, spherical model was used for the really wide shots -- I know the guy who owns this one, btw!)
Yeah, this piece was actually used in Star Wars, though don't bother trying to find it; most of the shots in which it would appear are pretty much grey blurs.
I'm a huge SW nerd, and having an opportunity to own any original prop or FX piece is a huge thrill. I figured someone here might find it interesting... And if not, Brian, feel free to bounce it to the OT section.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:18 AM
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:22 AM
Most (all?) of us are Star Wars fans, so yeah, we get it
That's definitely something that belongs in your Attic of Astounding Artifacts all right.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:12 PM
I recall at Disney World a few years back, they had NB Xmas prop of the town, couldn't believe how rough it all was in reality but looked so smooth and real in the film, I guess that's why it's called film magic. Don't know if with the detail we have in digital media if it would pass scrutiny now.
Edited by Morbius, 09 July 2011 - 02:14 PM.
Michael D. Le Blanc
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:50 PM