Ealing Shooting Update[Thursday, April 5th, 2001]
The official 'Star Wars' website reports that digital cameras are still rolling in Ealing Studios, England as shooting additional scenes for 'Episode II' continues. They are working on a tight two-week schedule, most of which will be included in the rough cut of the movie.
After shooting is complete there will be a years worth of post-production work until the 2002 release date. Some people involved with the production gave their thoughts to the site, including whats on their to-do list:
- Carly Harrop, Padmé stunt-double: "Well, I just did my hardest stunt so far. Sliding down from a very high pole onto Anakin's back."
- John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor: "We're shooting little pieces to fill gaps and bridge the transitions. There's a lot do. It's like that old saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."
- Anthony Daniels (C-3PO): "But which side of the elephant do you start with? The trunk or the other bit?"
- R2-D2 Operator Don Bies: "These new scenes are great, because two of our favorite characters are back: Artoo and Threepio. As for the shoot? It's faster. More intense."
- Producer Rick McCallum: "We're at the half-way point. It's not half empty, nor half-full."
- Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker): "It's wonderful to see everyone again. The most fun thing I've gotten to do since being back at Ealing is some of the stuntwork. I just did something I've never done before but I've always wanted to do."
- Construction Manager, Dave Bubb: "Today, I've got to fit a quart into a pint."
- Director George Lucas: "There's a chase, a fight, another chase, another fight, and three lines of dialogue."
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