BFI trainee video shows brief glimpses of The Last Jedi sets


New glimpses at The Last Jedi characters, sets and props were featured in a video highlighting Lucasfilm’s training program for alumni of the BFI Academy.

Recently, Lucasfilm began a program in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) in London. The program brings alumni from the BFI Film Academy to Pinewood Studios to work behind the scenes during the production of Star Wars films.

To celebrate the program as well as highlight some of the trainees who are gaining fantastic on-set experience through it, BFI created the video below.

As you watch the video, keep an eye out for the glimpses of The Last Jedi sets scattered throughout.

First of all, I commend the students in the BFI video. They are clearly talented as well as fortunate; otherwise, they would not have been given the opportunity to work on a Star Wars film. I also admire Lucasfilm for taking such a practical initiative to bring new voices and ideas into their company.  I only regret that I didn’t enroll in the BFI Film Academy myself a few years ago!

Now, let’s talk about the parts of the video which showed shots of The Last Jedi. Many of these appear to be taken from scenes we already saw in the trailer. For example, the shot of Rey below is the same as the one in the trailer, just from a different angle.

Image Credit: BFI (screenshot via photo library Elaine Tveit)

Similarly, these next two shots of Captain Phasma and her stormtroopers are different camera angles of their trailer scene.

Image Credit: BFI (screenshot via photo library Elaine Tveit)

Image Credit: BFI (screenshot via photo library Elaine Tveit)

Finally, the video previewed an action shot of the Millennium Falcon flying through the skies of a planet. Unsurprisingly, the Falcon is being pursued by TIE fighters.

Image Credit: BFI (screenshot via photo library Elaine Tveit)

This last photo is a screenshot I took of a prop room where Lucasfilm crew members are working on a tree. It could just be set dressing; but given the tree’s symbolism in Star Wars (one served as the entrance to the dark side cave on Dagobah in Empire Strikes Back) and its deliberate inclusion in the BFI video, I thought it might be important.

Look below and decide for yourself if it is significant or not.

Image Credit: BFI (screenshot via photo library Elaine Tveit)

Overall, the BFI video doesn’t reveal much in the way of The Last Jedi spoilers; but then, I didn’t expect it to. It does, however, serve to remind us of how great a company Lucasfilm is, and how close we are to the premiere of The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi flies into theaters in the U.S. on December 15, 2017.