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Puppet Saga: Episode IV The Fight Around Iapetus is the fourth installment in The Puppet Saga, and follows the story on from Episode III. It will be released in May 2016. This episode marks the first time in the Puppet Saga where all shots will have a digital effect. The post-production will be managed in Adobe After Effects, including the lightsaber effect and chroma keying. The entire episode is set in space, in orbit of the planet Saturn, and on it's moon, Iapetus, where the Senate is.

Synopsis

On their way to Iapetus, the Jedi are struck and attacked by the Sith who attempt to stop them from reaching the Senate.

Cast

Production

Pre-Production

Episode IV was written by Noah along with all the other script at some point in early 2014. Noah is planning on story-boarding this episode to allow easier filming on a blue-screen with the right camera angles for each shot, as the whole episode will be recorded on a blue screen

Filming

Filming for this episode began on March 9, 2015,[1] with Daniel and Noah. For the performing of the puppets, both the actors got a chance at wearing a blue morph suit. Approximately half of the episode was recorded on this date. More was shot on the 18th of April, including a post-credits scene,[2] and it was finished up on May 23.

Post-Production

The day after the first shoot, Noah added the VFX to the opening shot. Looking back at it and disliking it, he decided to redo the shot entirely. He returned to editing later, using Adobe After Effects for everything. On the 22nd of April, a teaser trailer was released, where the full title was announced to be "Episode 4: The Fight Above Iapetus", and to be released on May 29. A second teaser was made a week later. Deep into post-production, Puppet Saga Inc. announced on its official Facebook page that the release date had been changed to June 24, and that a theatrical trailer would be slated for May 29 (2015 in its place.

Despite it still being unreleased, Noah believes it will be finalised before the end of May, 2016.

Trivia

  • The release date was changed three times throughout post-production.
  • This is the first Puppet Saga episode to be abandoned for nearly a year after filming.

Appearances

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Canon characters

Legends characters

Droid models

Canon droids

Legends droids

Events

Canon events

Legends events

Locations

Canon locations

Legends locations

Organizations and titles

Canon organizations and titles

Legends organizations and titles

Sentient species

Canon species

Legends species

Weapons and technology

Canon technology

Legends technology

Miscellanea

Canon miscellanea

Legends miscellanea


Gallery

References

  1. Filming commences for Episode 4!
  2. The Pig gets a post credits scene in Episode 4!
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Episodes
I: The Sith Lord Attacks · II: The War Begins · III: Afterwards
IV: The Fight Around Iapetus · V: The New Chancellor · VI: A Death In The Family
VII: Thomas Awakens · VIII · IX · X
Legends variations:
VI: A Death In The Family · VII · VIII · IX · X
Spinoff films
Canon:
Rise of the Sith · Back to the Future · Civil War
The Truth · Knightfall: A Survivors Story · One Two One Eight
Legends:
The Beginning · Darth Statler · Sesamos · After Puppet Saga
Back to the Future · Endgame · Civil War
Television series
Canon:
Survivors
Legends:
A Modern Puppet Family
Other media
Books · Comics · The LFwD Series · The Thomas Simpson Show
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