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After one year of development, with George in a near heart attack panic, the team throws together a shot that required no blue screen or motion control, with a spaceship model made out of two KFC buckets.


Photo from Star Wars Behind The Scenes Society on FB
The model was placed in the miniature setting, and dropped straight down. Shot with a rack-over Mitchell camera, the camera operator took great care to remember to push the lens back into position (Having experienced not doing so at some other point in his career)
The little claws in the larger model actually held it in place, and bits of mica put in for effect. It was later filmed in front of a blue screen for other shots.
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