Doom Raiders – Jungle – Scene 2

August 29, 2008

Just outside of Limassol near the huge salt lake is a tree plantation that was ideally suited for a jungle scene. This gallery is of just one of 7 locations used for the jungle sequence.

Aug 18 – Sc 2

Aug 19 – Sc 2

Doom Raiders Monastery – Sc 15 – 24 Oct

August 29, 2008

Doom Raiders Helicopters

August 29, 2008

For the truck chase and helicopter lift, we had to film on a day, time and location that the helicopters would be flying in. Working closely with 84 Squadron of the Royal Air Force it was very important that the RAF was not flying extra hours just for us; we had to coincide our shoot with their timetable. We agreed a plan and used the shoot as a training exercise for the helicopter crews. As a search and rescue squadron the helicopters frequently have to fly very slowly alongside ships to winch people to safety. The trucks made a great simulation without having to go out to sea and organise a real boat! the second helicopter was on routine forest-fire patrol which allowed us to film a nice shot of the other helicopter from the air.

Oct 22 – Convoy

Oct 22 – Crew

Oct 22 – Wessex

Sun, sand and Star Wars in Tunisia

June 19, 2008

Mos Eisley set - moisture vaporator during sandstormSeveral members of the BYP team enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Tunisia this April to visit all the Star Wars locations in sunny (and sandy) Tunisia. A great adventure was had by all and we brought back hundreds (nay, thousands) pictures of sets featured in many different parts of the Star Wars saga. Sadly, many of the sets are in a desperate state of decay.

Not to mention, of course the memories we have of a great trip, which was organised as part of Finding the Force (aka Darren’s Damn Fool Idealistic Crusade). From sunsets overlooking the Ben Kenobi house on Djerba, to hair raising night-time multi-hundred mile car journeys on Tunisia’s “interesting” roads.

I’ve been a bit slow on the photos front, but hope to have some processed and ready to upload very soon, and no doubt, Darren will want a Finding the Force locations calendar for 2009!