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By ShaneP
Cannot say where it is filming but I do find it very interesting that both Jonathan Privett and Hayden Jones, veterans of numerous tv shows over the years at Rushes and DNEGTV, recently joined ILM along with two vfx exec. producers from the same company. Now, ILM hires these veteran tv vfx people and....what are they working on?

I suspect they are working on the new Jon Favreau written and produced Star Wars tv show, which is reportedly ready to go into production in mere days.

Jones and Privett both recently worked on the Netflix show Altered Carbon, among many, many others too numerous to mention here.

May the Force Be With Them
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Sounds great. Too bad I'll never see it.

All this new, quality content, and it's becoming impossible to actually watch it, especially over here. Desperate to see the expanse season 3, but no fucker will air the Damn thing.
I agree that was a good show. It does disappoint me that all of this content is being fenced off,so to speak, by individual corporations.Bring back the Open Range! :P I am also not planning on paying for Disney's new streaming service.
Today at SW Celebration 2019 in Chicago they unveiled footage for this show. Looks great!

But, they also had a little behind the scenes look at the show:

They are building models for some stuff. You can see John Goodson, John Knoll and Hal Hickel there shooting motion control passes in ILM's basement for the main character's ship. Pretty badass.

If you look closely behind John Goodson, you can also see what looks like one of the jet airliners from Die Hard 2.
The thing about that Dino series that has me confused is Favreau seems to talk about how innovative it would be to put photorealistic dinosaurs into wild backgrounds. Here is the quote:

Explain how the Apple dinosaur documentary Prehistoric Planet will work.

We've been collaborating with BBC and the people that brought us Planet Earth, working to show documentaries that you would be able to film if you were able to travel in time, but present it as though you were seeing it alongside anything that would be filmed today. Technology is really at the point where you can fool people into believing that they're looking at something that was photographed even though it's generated by computers.

Didn't Walking with Dinosaurs and its numerous offshoots already do that twenty years ago? :?: