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Record 1 1980-05-20


Subject field(s)
  • Cinematography

[In the filming of the Empire Strikes Back,] (...) the Light and Magic crew (...) used (...) a $500,000 machine called a quad printer, which consists of four projectors. Each projector holds separate bits of film. In the asteroid scene, for example, one would show the zooming Falcon, another the model asteriods, a third would shaw the stars shining in the background, and a fourth such things as shadows, laser beams and explosions. All four machines would then project their images through a prism, which would combine them into one seamless film. Models were carefully synchronized by computers (...) and scenes using effects of enormous complexity could be duplicated as many times as necessary.


  • Cinématographie


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