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‘Star Wars’ director of photography posts dozens of ‘Force Awakens’ behind-the-scenes pics

Star Wars The Force Awakens Behind The Scenes Photos

You’ve (probably) seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens by now but you probably haven’t seen any of these awesome behind-the-scenes photos of the movie posted by Dan Mindel, its director of photography. Over the past couple of weeks, Mindel has been posting some terrific photos from the set of The Force Awakens on Instagram that give us a look at what it was like to work on the set. Let’s check out some of the highlights below.

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In this one, it looks like Chewbacca has some strong opinions on the scene being played back. Speaking personally, I’m glad to see that wookies are involved in the creative process:

Here’s the awesome lightsaber battle in the snow between Rey and Kylo Ren being filmed:

A closeup look at BB-8:

Ah, the timeless imperial storm trooper helmet:

BB-8 is undergoing some repairs, it looks like:

And finally, here’s a clapperboard that was used for the movie:

These are only a few of the dozens of behind-the-scenes photos on Mindel’s Instagram account. To see the rest for yourself, check them out here.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.