Doug Chiang: The Evolution of Star Wars Design - Designing Episode I Live Panel at SWCC 2019


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  • Goliat Ilustraciones
    Goliat Ilustraciones  2 months back

    This man explains everything in a simple way. I could be listening him hours and hours. This is the man

    • Blu
      Blu  4 months back

      galaxys edge is amazing. the design is spot on

      • Jesus Gonzalez
        Jesus Gonzalez  4 months back

        Awesome, Just Awesome.

        • Winkler
          Winkler  4 months back

          Doug Chiang should update his website. :)

          • Talon Diwisch
            Talon Diwisch  4 months back

            I wish they still did these really original designs, instead of all the nostalgia pandering.

            • Joe Ludwig
              Joe Ludwig  5 months back

              I’ve always loved listening to him talk. Amazing artist and seems like a genuinely nice guy.

              • Condēu̯i̯os Andīlixtos

                It's cute how Doug ended up reinforcing Yoda's final lesson: «The greatest teacher, failure is».

                • Chayatorn Akathapon
                  Chayatorn Akathapon  5 months back

                  I wanna see episode 2!!!

                  • minerVSzombies
                    minerVSzombies  5 months back

                    Man, this was great! Doug and George are geniuses!

                    • KiriUzu
                      KiriUzu  5 months back

                      I say the B1s in the Naboo field look more realistic and have more style than the outriders in Infinity War.

                      The way the B1s look and move show they were careful to make them seem like real constructs.

                      Modern films lack a visual language imo.

                      • laspector
                        laspector  5 months back

                        This is more interesting than the movie itself.

                        • Francisco Menano
                          Francisco Menano  5 months back

                          The ones he drew by hand are incomparably better

                          • deadstar44
                            deadstar44  5 months back

                            I spent my whole high school years drawing Naboo fighters because of Doug Chiang. McQuarrie and Chiang triggered my drawing virus.

                            • Natt .johnson
                              Natt .johnson  5 months back

                              Doug is almost 60 years old! He's looking so good

                              • MCLegoboy
                                MCLegoboy  5 months back

                                I think this was the best panel at Celebration, even better than Clone Wars and Mandalorian. Doug absolutely destroyed at this panel.

                                • ProfessorPepper
                                  ProfessorPepper  5 months back

                                  This is the best panel I've seen so far from Celebration. I'm not a graphic artist but I feel true star wars fans should appreciate this man the most out of everyone in attendance this year. Incredible (unfathomable) work, Doug!

                                  • BRUCE of Scotland
                                    BRUCE of Scotland  5 months back

                                    "That’s the great lesson to learn - you don’t have to change things that much to make them fantastic, you just put it into a new context" - Doug Chiang on design (specifically the podracers)

                                    • Benoist Poiré
                                      Benoist Poiré  5 months back

                                      Doug Chiang rules, man. Great, great panel. Very cool inside look.

                                      • Martin Dirk Zimmer
                                        Martin Dirk Zimmer  5 months back

                                        Love Doug Chiang!

                                        • Laura Amos
                                          Laura Amos  5 months back

                                          Another awesome panel! Doug Chiang is so humble and respects the work of others so much. And man, he works so hard. It was so cool to hear about his work in Phantom Menace.

                                          • J M
                                            J M  5 months back

                                            Such a great guy. Essential viewing.

                                            • Julio Chao
                                              Julio Chao  5 months back

                                              Thank you sooooo much for this! I adore this kind of behind the scenes info.

                                              • sunny113866
                                                sunny113866  5 months back

                                                Ep 1,2,3 > Disney wars

                                                • EMMETTCULLENHALE
                                                  EMMETTCULLENHALE  5 months back

                                                  you should have molded a big turd because that's all Phantom Menace was.

                                                  • cuitorro
                                                    cuitorro  5 months back

                                                    disney destroy star wars

                                                    • cuitorro
                                                      cuitorro  5 months back

                                                      @Michael McGrath the best star wars is revenge of the sith ,,brother

                                                    • Michael McGrath
                                                      Michael McGrath  5 months back

                                                      the prequels destroyed Star Wars

                                                  • Patrick Nzengu
                                                    Patrick Nzengu  5 months back

                                                    Great Video ! Thank you Doug Chiang and Star Wars !

                                                    • Seth Tenpas
                                                      Seth Tenpas  5 months back

                                                      As an artist, I really appreciate listening to his process and history. So thankful Star Wars Celebration gave him the stage to share!!

                                                      • BruceKenobi
                                                        BruceKenobi  5 months back

                                                        THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU Star Wars! thank you for uploading this piece as a stand alone video! I love Doug's panels, I attended his 2017 panel about design, and this one is the perfect complement for my Episode I Library, I could hear him talk about design, composition, and shapes for hours on end. Great idea to post the panels as individual videos!!

                                                        • Eleasar Silva Marins
                                                          Eleasar Silva Marins  5 months back

                                                          Such an amazing man! This was a great panel!

                                                          • Johann Hamel
                                                            Johann Hamel  5 months back

                                                            This guy is fascinating

                                                            • DAVIJJN
                                                              DAVIJJN  5 months back

                                                              Ralph McQuarrie is a legend but now will Doug Chiang, both will be remembered for generations.

                                                              • Joseph
                                                                Joseph  5 months back

                                                                The creative visions behind Episode I is really outstanding. 20 years later, it may be the most visually striking Episode in the entire saga.

                                                                • Angela Sealana
                                                                  Angela Sealana  5 months back

                                                                  Doug is the man.

                                                                  • Rule of 2 Review
                                                                    Rule of 2 Review  5 months back

                                                                    Literally the best panel of the convention. Hearing Doug y’all about his journey and hearing stories of the brilliance of George Lucas gives me all the feels. And it solidifies why star wars without George, while good, can never contain or capture that same magic. Amazing job.

                                                                    • JW78SNAKE
                                                                      JW78SNAKE  5 months back

                                                                      Could listen to him talk about his career for a whole day!!

                                                                      • MrDarth0
                                                                        MrDarth0  5 months back

                                                                        Doug Chiang is simply amazing! His panels are always the highlight!

                                                                        • dougieladd
                                                                          dougieladd  5 months back

                                                                          Is that Doug Chaing... or the Chinese Steve Jobs??

                                                                          • Nick Poverman
                                                                            Nick Poverman  5 months back

                                                                            I am a Star Wars fan but not like these people. Once a year these people get out of their parents basements.

                                                                            • quatz1981
                                                                              quatz1981  5 months back

                                                                              I prefer some of his early drawings of the Battle Droids, never really liked how they turned out. Great panel by the way, very interesting.

                                                                              • hiway7
                                                                                hiway7  5 months back

                                                                                Google DINOTOPIA.

                                                                                • Josh Godbey
                                                                                  Josh Godbey  5 months back

                                                                                  I like the more sinister idea behind the droids. I think that would've been cooler.

                                                                                  • Mary Goodrich
                                                                                    Mary Goodrich  5 months back

                                                                                    He actually studied Industrial Design at the College for Creative Studies as well, where I now study illustration!

                                                                                    • commie12 akk
                                                                                      commie12 akk  5 months back

                                                                                      ''They didn't play it safe.''
                                                                                      These are very true words.

                                                                                      • Hazmat
                                                                                        Hazmat  5 months back

                                                                                        This guy inspired me to become a concept artist 20 years ago

                                                                                        • DocFlint
                                                                                          DocFlint  5 months back

                                                                                          My parents gave me the "Making of Episode 1" book as a present when I was a kid, which shows many of the artworks and set photos Doug Chiang talks about here. Watching this presentation took me back to my childhood. My personal highlight of this years Celebration.

                                                                                          • 80MWH
                                                                                            80MWH  5 months back

                                                                                            One booth had an Art of Episode I book for $5. It was one of the only impulse buys I made, largely due to getting to see and chat with Doug.

                                                                                        • Carbonite Gamorrean
                                                                                          Carbonite Gamorrean  5 months back

                                                                                          he got a decade on me and I look 2 decs older at least and feel (physically) 80

                                                                                          • Buckethead Props
                                                                                            Buckethead Props  5 months back

                                                                                            Lucky enough to see Doug talk at Celebration London 3 years ago!

                                                                                            • Jedi Knight
                                                                                              Jedi Knight  5 months back

                                                                                              And people complaining about the lack of practical effects in the prequels.

                                                                                              • Jedi Knight
                                                                                                Jedi Knight  5 months back

                                                                                                The lava scene in Revenge of the Sith used miniatures, including the lava and the background scene use a footage from real filmed volcano.

                                                                                              • mikeT1100
                                                                                                mikeT1100  5 months back

                                                                                                Episode 1 had a ton. 2 and 3 is where they entered in a toxic relationship with green screen

                                                                                              • Luke Chapman
                                                                                                Luke Chapman  5 months back

                                                                                                @Michael McGrath Real intellectual perspective you've got there Mike, thanks for sharing