Practical Prequels - Video Showing The Prequels Weren't All CGI

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"A return to practical effects" is a phrase I've heard numerous times in the lead up to The Force Awakens.  I wanted to show that the prequels were not all CGI.  Hundreds of miniatures, sets and props were made just for one of the prequels alone.  One of the prequels had more practical effects than all three of the original trilogy.  Here's a collection of photos just showing some of the practical effects used in the prequels

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  1. More models used than the OT combined? Interesting, but the prequels had more blue/green screen full sets than the OT combined....miniatures are used in most heavy CGI films so the computers can scan the details of a physical object and perhaps that is why TPM has more of a "real feel" to it with all the Tatooine and Naboo sets being actual locations. Ep.7 boasts having more "in frame" being filmed much like the OT's Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, Death Star interiors, Yavin...etc. If it delivers on that promise then it will be something our brains will register with more than Kamino, Geonosis, Mustafar and everything on Coruscant (other than couches and tables).

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  2. The minute you show me large human sets beyond minature. All I EVER SEE is all the actors on huge GREEN/BLUE screen sets, pretending everything. t takes only a somemore dollars Lucas had to make something they could exist in. Small puppets & props used don't change my attitude which is ONLY a fraction of why they suck & I can't rewatch for pure movie thrill story character or dialogue enjoyment. The FAN MADE edits of ALL 3 movies into condensed logical best scenes are the ONLY existence of the Prequels that are palatable. If the new trilogy ends up with bad story and acting, I'll dislike them as well. The over use of CGI was just a jab in the eye to make the prequels superficial and trite for such a apocalyptic fall for Anakin. When CARTOONS are BETTER renditions then that says it all.

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    1. Still not convinced about the practical effects in the prequels aren't you? you're impossible...

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