Jon Favreau is using Holodeck-like filming techniques to shoot The Mandalorian and we couldn’t be more excited!
During a recent discussion with Collider about the upcoming Star Wars series, Bryce Dallas Howard opened up about what it was like to direct an episode of The Mandalorian and the cutting edge filming techniques Jon Favreau and his team are using to shoot the series.
“John Favreau, of course, is known for pushing emerging technology forward. What he did with Jungle Book, what he is doing now with The Lion King. I mean this is really extraordinary, sort of what is possible because of these projects. There were so many times when I would be like “It’s okay John we can just do it that way” and he’s like “I just want to see if its possible, we just need to see if its possible,” I’m like “okay” and its tested and way more times you find out it is possible and its better.
There was specifically something that we shot in called The Volume, and basically you step into it and the naked eye, you can’t tell that you are surrounded by, basically, LED screens. And you feel like [you’re] wherever the story is taking place. It’s almost like — this is the wrong term to use, especially for this project, but it’s almost like a Holodeck.”
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