It’s easy to get mesmerized by the striking shots, amazing effects, and cutting-edge visuals that you see in movies. However, it takes a lot of work for movie producers to achieve flawless results. You may find it fun to learn about a few popular takes and the ‘magic’ behind them. Below, you can see the R2-D2 actor (Kenny Baker) eating a sandwich during one of the breaks on set. He looks quite hungry!
No CGI Effects in the 1960s
Computer-generated graphics weren’t even possible back in the 1960s. The idea of using a computer to create images was still on the horizon. When it came out, most movie producers didn’t have the budget to hire these people. To offset this, producers and designers had to be creative. This shot below shows a floating pen. Stanley Kubrick told the crew to glue the pen to a sheet of glass, rotating it to give the impression it was free-floating.