Death Star seen over San Francisco

Star Wars video showing footage of Star Wars on planet Earth with the Death Star seen in the skies over San Francisco. It’s an old viral video and certainly done the rounds with over 2 million views but if anyone hasn’t seen it yet…then its certainly worth watching was it’s really well done.

How the video was done
They shot the background video on a 1/3-chip DV camera (TRV25). The Star Wars vehicles are either 2D stills found on the internet, or video roto-scoped out of the movies, which were then motion-tracked and composited in After FX. They used the trapcode particular plug-in for some steam and smoke effects, and did basic sound design and assembly in Final Cut.

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