Force Awakens VFX Reel Shows Extent Of CG

Director J.J. Abrams took great pride in using as many practical effects as possible in the recent “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film – mostly employing CG for backgrounds and elements that may as well have been animated (such as spaceship shots). Today an FX reel has gone online showcasing several effects shots in the movie side by side with their original elements and it seems every VFX trick there is was employed in the making of the movie: