Star Wars: The Force Awakens – VFX Breakdown – Falcon Escapes Jakku

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This is a visual effects breakdown of the sequence in “The Force Awakens” where Rey & Finn escape Jakku in the Millennium Falcon.

The sequence was captured on the IMAX format, shooting in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Practical effects were used where possible, including explosions. Once the Falcon takes flight and is pursued by TIE fighters, the vast majority of the sequence was achieved using CGI.

Here are a few resources to learn more about the VFX of “The Force Awakens”:
The HD movie release (includes bonus features):
FX Guide article on TFA:
ILM Website:

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