10 Star Wars Things That Improved Over The Last 10 Years

8. The Volume (Sometimes!)

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Disney+'s first live-action chunk of Star Wars goodness had quite the impact on not just the galaxy far, far away, but the film and TV industry as a whole.

That's because, alongside the debuting of the soon-to-be megastars that were Grogu and Din Djarin, The Mandalorian also showcased the first use of The Volume: a massive soundstage surrounded by LED video walls displaying computer generated backdrops.

And the end results were pretty darn impressive.

Created by the brilliant minds at Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects company founded by George Lucas in 1975, the StageCraft technology convincingly immersed both the audience and actors in the alien worlds around them, without the need for a fully green-screened set.

Yet, when said tech has been utilised elsewhere, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for example, the same authentic and tangible feeling conjured up in the first and second seasons of The Mandalorian hasn't always been replicated, it must be said.

As the industry learns more and more about this groundbreaking and money-saving piece of tech, though, it is becoming increasingly clear that The Volume holds all the potential to be one of the most important filmmaking innovations of recent history... when used at the right times.

And it all started in the galaxy far, far away.

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