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STAR WARS CELEBRATION II
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STAR WARS CELEBRATION II
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TODAY'S POSTS

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THANK YOU CELEBRATION ORLANDO DIORAMA WORKSHOP

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EVENTS - ILM DEATH STAR SURFACE - APRIL 13-16 2017

Good morning everyone. OMG Time just flies by. You spend 6 months designing, building prototypes, discussions with Lucasfilm, Reed, Hot Wheels, and then it's time, Celebration is here and just in the blink of an eye - It's all over.

Here is a sneak photo from the last day, just 3 hours before fans tore apart the Death Star and were told to leave the convention center. Many builders asked if the blueprints and stencils and all the materials list that was used at the convention would be available for home building after the show. The answer: OF COURSE. The real question should be more WHEN? Let me quickly give you an update on what's going on with me in the next coming weeks...

Now that the show is over, I am officially retired from Movie VFX, Alien Covenant is my last film. I have sold my house in Montreal, doing a full reboot for the 2nd phase of my life (53+) We are house searching intensily until april 30, May 1 we drive back to Montreal to pack boxes for 7 days. May 8 I meet with the buyer and turn over all papers and keys, May 9 truck arrives and takes my boxes and 4 decades of Star Wars collection to New Brunswick. If we don't find a home in the next 10 days, I arrive homeless. not fun. If we find a house, then it's unpacking and setting up the new workshop. The great news, is that it won't be in a deep cement basement this time, so I will be able to do LIVE builds in the near future. So that's the story of my life for the next month. So don't expect many updates until we are settled in.

In the meantime, there is a LOT of LIVE Twitter videos that we did available for you to watch NOW simply find me @dioramaworkshop. I may do a few NEW live videos here and there time permiting through summer. I will at least upload all blueprints and stencils during the next week without the making of videos that will come later. See you soon... and to those who attended Celebration and came to build with us. THANK YOU for making the Death Star experience one of the MOST FUN builds we have done in a LONG TIME !!!

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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DIORAMA WORKSHOP LIVE TWITTER

SWCO DIORAMA WORKSHOP - LIVE TWITTER
EVENTS - ILM DEATH STAR SURFACE - APRIL 13-16 2017

Hi everyone. I've been wanting to post more often, I am househunting in another province and the internet in this rented chalet is dreadfully slow like if it was 1955. YES 1955 !!! BEFORE internet was invented SLOW !!! :)

Just a quick update for you to tune into TWITTER - THIS Wednesday night - MARCH 22 at 9 PM Eastern time. Find me @dioramaworkshop. I will be talking about EVERYTHING that you guys will experience at our booth next month, including showing you a PEAK at the COMPLETED Tile prototypes that you can choose to build. Make sure to tune in and I will answer as many questions as I can if I understand how that technology works LOL. See you Wednesday !!!!

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

EVENTS
CELEBRATION ORLANDO : DIORAMA WORKSHOP IS ON

CELEBRATION ORLANDO DIORAMA WORKSHOP
EVENTS - ILM DEATH STAR SURFACE - APRIL 13-16 2017

Are you sitting down ? It's me - Frank - Yes I am alive - I said that many times before haven't I :) Well it's great to find time to return to the site and do a NEW POST a long time, so much has gone on, I finished work on Alien Covenant and officially retired from the VFX industry (more on that another time) selling the house, so much going on which obviously comes before spending time posting pictures and building dioramas. Anyone telling you that a website is not a full time job is lying LOL.

Before we play catchup on the past 2 years, I want to take advantage in today's post to bring you the most EXCITING NEWS - We are returning next month to the Star Wars Celebration universe - our 15th YEAR ANNIVERSARY !!! and what a fun project we have in store for you. We are recreating the ILM Death Star surface model used in filming the VFX motion control footage for the iconic final Death Star battle of A NEW HOPE. Perfect opportunity for it's 40th anniversary!

There is a ton of info to share with you in the coming weeks leading up to the convention. So stay tuned here AND daily photos on my Twitter @dioramaworkshop - I will talk with you again tomorrow.

In the meantime you can go to the official Star Wars website to read more details about our plans...
http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/Events-A-H/Diorama-Builders/

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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C VI : TIMELAPSE SANDCRAWLER PREBUILD

CELEBRATION VI - DIORAMA BUILDERS WORKSHOP
EVENTS - TATOOINE - PRE-PRODUCTION : TIMELAPSE SET UP
August 22, 2012

have a 2nd Exclusive Staff coverage Timelapse Video of our Celebration Anaheim Return to Tatooine Diorama Builders workshop for you this morning.

This is a timelapse closer view of Patricia and Simon pre-assembling the 1:1 Habro figure scale Jawa Sandcrawler.

Since the vehicle is the size of a refrigerator :) it would have been impossible to complete in 4 days from scratch. Patricia and Simon are seen here hot gluing all the pieces that were measured and designed back in Montreal. This footage was taken the day BEFORE all the fans arrive. You can see the video right here TIMELAPSE JAWA SANDCRAWLER PRE BUILD. Once there, simply SCROLL DOWN to the BOTTOM of the page.

More of the Sandcrawler construction can be found in seperate upcoming videos.

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

YOU TUBE
C VI : TIMELAPSE SET UP

CELEBRATION VI - DIORAMA BUILDERS WORKSHOP
EVENTS - TATOOINE - PRE-PRODUCTION : TIMELAPSE SET UP
August 22, 2012

Let's continue the Exclusive Staff coverage of our Celebration Anaheim Return to Tatooine Diorama Builders workshop, yes ?.

This is a timelapse wide angle view of our floor space and what it takes us to prepare the booth for you guys to come participate during the show. This footage was taken the day BEFORE all the fans arrive. You can see the video right here TIMELAPSE SET UP. If you prefer images, you can click on the MAKING OF icon in the top menu bar of that page to see all the still images in both regular and printable 8x11" format HD photos.

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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