How star wars changed the film industry R2D2

New camera tech

The first Star Wars movie was so innovative in terms of its filming that a new piece of camera equipment had to be developed. The Dykstraflex was a motion-controlled camera system created by John Dykstra after he invented it, allowing the ILM team to fake rapid movement of real objects for space battle sequences. It ushered in a new age of creativity in film, an inspiration for all video producers today.