The epic and unforgettable cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars left countless fans in its wake who were inspired to interpret that universe in their own way. Zahir Batin, a talented Malaysian photographer, combines his talent for photography with paper art and miniature figures to reinterpret the Star Wars universe in his own way. What’s also great is that Batin shares the behind-the-scenes work that goes into his photos on Facebook.
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If you‘re a fan of Star Wars and LEGO, this is your dream come true. Vesa Lehtimäki uses LEGO minifigures, baking soda and forced perspective to create original miniature scenes from such epic movies as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings. However, he certainly has his heart set on a galaxy far, far away.
Peter Mayhew, the actor behind (or inside of) Chewbacca the Wookie, recently revealed images on his Twitter from the creation of the original Star Wars trilogy, one of the greatest movie trilogies ever made. Some of the images are fascinating because they reveal how movie magic was performed in a day when CGI effects were nowhere nearly as advanced as they are now. Other pictures, accompanied by Mayhew’s hilarious captions, capture heart-warming interactions between the cast.
When a cultural phenomenon as big as Star Wars roots itself in people’s imaginations, it becomes bigger than itself – it can inspire all sorts of cool new creative projects beyond the original. One such awesome re-imagination is the “Star Wars on Kinkade” series of painting mash-ups by artist Jeff Bennett. Bennett’s premise is simple – how would it look if iconic American painter Thomas Kinkade painted his idyllic country scenes and landscapes with Star Wars characters in them?
Creating believable illusions is harder than it might look. For those who are interested, most of the movie DVDs feature the behind-the-scenes section, showing how the creators managed to deceive you. Even then, however, you seldom get to see the ‘true’ making of the film. To fill that gap, here are 30 awesome behind-the-scenes photos from famous movies.