John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) look at Blade Runner 2049 and contrast its sequel approach to The Force Awakens. They analyze what each wanted to achieve, and which approach produced the most resonant result. Then they look at Chapter 3 of Splinter of the Mind's Eye as they continue their chapter-by-chapter analysis.
John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) look at the prequel Star Wars trilogy to test their theory further that the entire series subscribes to one aesthetic...and does it evolve while under the watchful eye of a singular director, George Lucas? They share three shots that define The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, and how they inform their opinion of what that aesthetic is.
John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) take a look at the original Star Wars trilogy and ask themselves the question of what defines the visual aesthetic. Though three films from three directors, they select one shot from each film that shows they are all part of one unified aesthetic. Then they continue their chapter-by-chapter analysis of Splinter of the Mind's Eye with Chapter 2, which brings Princess Leia back into the story.
In Part 2 of a special 2-part episode, Mike (@mumbles3k) welcomes special guest Nic Anastassiou to discuss his experiences as an effects editor, his work with Lucasfilm Animation for the acclaimed television series The Clone Wars, and insights into working with legendary Star Wars creator George Lucas.
They discuss special insights into the work philosophies of filmmaking with a master storyteller, special collaborators who left an impression, and discuss Nic's favorite episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Learn first-hand what it's like to craft iconic sequences for an acclaimed show adored by fans young and old.