See How Star Wars: The Mandalorian Used Fortnite Engine's Tech To Film The TV Show

The Mandalorian was made using video game technology.


The new Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian, makes use of a variety of special effects that Lucasfilm created in partnership with iconic effects studio Industrial Light and Magic and Fortnite studio Epic Games. A new behind-the-scenes video showcases the fascinating technology that was used to bring The Mandalorian's sets to life.

The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau says the technology, which uses Epic's Unreal Engine to project scenes onto LED screens surrounding the physical set, will impact and influence how TV shows and movies are made in the future. In the video, it's not hard to see why.

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With LED screens in the background projecting anything imaginable, the actors on set can physically point at things and actually see what they're looking it. Not only that, but this technology allowed the producers to have sunrises and sunsets that could last all day. They could also literally move mountains in the background because they're digital. This opens up incredible new possibilities for digital filmmaking."

Take a look at the full video to learn more about the new LED tech that was used in the making of The Mandalorian. Presumably this will continue for Season 2, which is due out in October 2020.

Like Season 1, the sophomore outing of The Mandalorian will stream exclusively on Disney+. Recently, Disney announced that the service had reached 28.6 million paying subscribers.

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