With the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend, Twentieth Century Fox recently hosted a press junket at Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm. In an effort to promote the experience for the next generation, my seven year-old daughter, Cyan, interviewed four people who helped bring George Lucas’ vision to life. Her second interview was with ObiShawn, a lightsaber stunt coordinater with Lucasfilm. After a lightsaber battle, they talked about what martial arts he studied, which fight sequence was the most difficult, and what other training a Jedi would need. Hit the jump to watch.
And if you missed her first interview with John Goodson, a digital artist with Lucasfilm who worked as a concept model artist on The Phantom Menace, click here.
Lightsaber training with Stunt Coordinator ObiShawn
- After some fighting….
- Which fight sequence were the most difficult
- Did he have to study martial arts to be a stunt coordinator and if so which ones
- What other training would a Jedi need