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


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  • Francisco Menano
    Francisco Menano  1 days back

    The ones he drew by hand are incomparably better

    • deadstar44
      deadstar44  2 days back

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

      • tkedg
        tkedg  2 days back

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

        • MCLegoboy
          MCLegoboy  3 days 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  4 days 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  7 days 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  7 days back

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

                • Martin Dirk Zimmer
                  Martin Dirk Zimmer  7 days back

                  Love Doug Chiang!

                  • Michael
                    Michael  1 weeks back

                    Daniel 12:3
                    “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” 
                    King James Version (KJV)

                    • Laura Amos
                      Laura Amos  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                        Such a great guy. Essential viewing.

                        • Julio Chao
                          Julio Chao  1 weeks back

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

                          • sunny113866
                            sunny113866  1 weeks back

                            Ep 1,2,3 > Disney wars

                            • JASon
                              JASon  1 weeks back

                              Awesome panel. Chiang seems like an awesome humble guy.

                              • EMMETTCULLENHALE
                                EMMETTCULLENHALE  1 weeks back

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

                                • cuitorro
                                  cuitorro  1 weeks back

                                  disney destroy star wars

                                  • cuitorro
                                    cuitorro  7 days back

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

                                  • Michael McGrath
                                    Michael McGrath  7 days back

                                    the prequels destroyed Star Wars

                                • Patrick Nzengu
                                  Patrick Nzengu  1 weeks back

                                  Great Video ! Thank you Doug Chiang and Star Wars !

                                  • Seth Tenpas
                                    Seth Tenpas  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                        Such an amazing man! This was a great panel!

                                        • Johann Hamel
                                          Johann Hamel  1 weeks back

                                          This guy is fascinating

                                          • DAVIJJN
                                            DAVIJJN  1 weeks back

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

                                            • Joseph
                                              Joseph  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                Doug is the man.

                                                • Rule of 2 Review
                                                  Rule of 2 Review  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                    • MrDarth0
                                                      MrDarth0  1 weeks back

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

                                                      • dougieladd
                                                        dougieladd  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • nick poverman
                                                          nick poverman  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                              Google DINOTOPIA.

                                                              • Josh Godbey
                                                                Josh Godbey  1 weeks back

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

                                                                • Mary Goodrich
                                                                  Mary Goodrich  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • commie12 akk
                                                                    commie12 akk  1 weeks back

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

                                                                    • Hazmat
                                                                      Hazmat  1 weeks back

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

                                                                      • DocFlint
                                                                        DocFlint  1 weeks 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  7 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                        • Buckethead Props
                                                                          Buckethead Props  1 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Jedi Knight
                                                                            Jedi Knight  1 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Jedi Knight
                                                                              Jedi Knight  2 minutes back

                                                                              Michael McGrath there were lack of brain in your head.

                                                                            • Jedi Knight
                                                                              Jedi Knight  3 minutes back

                                                                              Practical effects in the prequels:

                                                                            • Jedi Knight
                                                                              Jedi Knight  5 days 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  6 days back

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

                                                                            • LordoftheFries
                                                                              LordoftheFries  6 days back

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

                                                                          • Darth Jaulce
                                                                            Darth Jaulce  1 weeks back

                                                                            This is so inspiring. Time to go sketching.

                                                                            • gokinsmen
                                                                              gokinsmen  1 weeks back

                                                                              This was one of the best Celebration panels ever -- a master class (and crash course!) in design. Doug Chiang is an amazing artist and great at explaining his craft.

                                                                              • Joe Brennan
                                                                                Joe Brennan  1 weeks back

                                                                                You definitely ought to bring Doug back in 2022 and 2025 to talk about the other prequels

                                                                                • Julio Chao
                                                                                  Julio Chao  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Joe Brennan why not each year?

                                                                              • Sean de Dios
                                                                                Sean de Dios  1 weeks back

                                                                                That's what's really missing from the new trilogy for me. There are no new novel ships and planets like in ep 1-3. It's all rehashed from the OT. Sad.

                                                                                • Michael McGrath
                                                                                  Michael McGrath  7 days back

                                                                                  No new planets?

                                                                                  Ahch To
                                                                                  Starkiller Base

                                                                                  and if I include spin off films?


                                                                              • Tomten's History & Simulation

                                                                                This was great. much better than the IX panel which was a whole lot of nothing.

                                                                                • Felix Miranda
                                                                                  Felix Miranda  1 weeks back

                                                                                  The Last Jedi broke so many design rules. I'm talking about the tug-walkers.

                                                                                  Also, it's clear that George really was a visionary, truly. Today, I just can't imagine how a director could approve a design on its first draft. I'm talking about the AT-M6's now. If the design is supposed to look like a gorilla, why then is the head the silhouette of a sabre-toothed tiger? Even the U-wing didn't get approved until it's 781st design.

                                                                                  • Andreas Österberg
                                                                                    Andreas Österberg  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Give Doug Chiang a Disney +-series on Star Wars Design!

                                                                                    • Sam BA
                                                                                      Sam BA  1 weeks back

                                                                                      That would be incredible!

                                                                                    • Greg Banks
                                                                                      Greg Banks  1 weeks back

                                                                                      YES, YES, YES....!!!!
                                                                                      If it was a Kickstarter I'd say take all my money!!!

                                                                                    • FPdesignfab
                                                                                      FPdesignfab  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Andreas Österberg Yes!!

                                                                                  • dmk
                                                                                    dmk  1 weeks back

                                                                                    19:03 while that is true, many of the star wars designs were blatantly plagiarized of moebius' long tomorrow...

                                                                                    • The Mamadou
                                                                                      The Mamadou  1 weeks back

                                                                                      "Prequels are only CG, that sucks nananananana" ahah MR CHIANG HAS SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT : 1 hour of proof that prequels are geniusly built, with love and talent. This guy is my hero. Thank you for everything <3

                                                                                      • Benoist Poiré
                                                                                        Benoist Poiré  7 days back

                                                                                        The Mamadou Word. “The prequels are all CG gnananana” is one of the most misguided, lame canards about the movies out there.