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How the Steadicam changed movies

How the Steadicam changed movies

https://mattkprovideo.com/2018/12/10/how-the-steadicam-changed-movies/

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Endor shooting location.

RETURN OF THE JEDI Endor forest speeder bike chase scene  shooting location.

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Owen Cheatham Redwood Grove in Northern California

 

I am a little confused, I thought I read somewhere that the Endor scenes were shot in a part of the forest that was “due to be clear cut anyway”.  And yet there it all still is.

I am assuming that trail was blazed by Star Wars fans wanting a picture by the locations, but actually that trail is there in the 1983 film. You’ve got to look real quick but its there.

If they made this film today there would be using newer, more advanced “steadi cams”  or drones or…. ( yukk!) CGI.  One idea I always had was the lay many MILES of dolly track with a real practical speeder bike on it and just film it.