The special effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are even more special now we know how they’re made

Wondering how they made the magic happen in a galaxy far, far away? These are the answers you're looking for...


Last week we discovered that Rey’s Force Awakens self-raising bread was actually real. Now we’re learning how every other special effect in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was created.


The film picked up an Academy Award nomination for Visual Effects (one of four Oscars it will be in the running for), and the people who managed to pull them off sat down for a chat with DP/30, revealing some fascinating Star Wars secrets.

First up, VFX Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach explain why they wanted to “get back to the DNA of the original movies” by thinking big. Find out exactly what that means below.

Then Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould, the on-set effects supervisors, explain what they got up to on a daily basis. Oh, and how they made Rey’s bread.


Now, go and impress your friends with your extensive Star Wars special effects knowledge.