Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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JOIN DIRECTOR GARETH EDWARDS FOR AN INSIDE LOOK OF ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards takes fans behind the scenes in this 360° video, allowing the viewer to see the on & off-screen action. Gareth provides a director’s commentary about the specific scene being shot, the overall production, and his inspiration and motives as director. Viewers can pan around the 360° space, with on-screen annotations complementing Gareth’s VO and providing a deeper look into what it’s like shooting a scene in a Star Wars film. This scene features Jyn and Cassian in a market ambush with a group of Storm Troopers.

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY IN 360

Experience the Filming of Rogue One

A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer — because now you can experience the making of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in virtual reality.

The creators of the new Star Wars movie, out Dec. 16, are giving fans the opportunity to go behind the scenes of a battle between rebels and stormtroopers with a stunning interactive experience available exclusively from PEOPLE. Check out the 360° video above, explorable by clicking and dragging your mouse across the screen. For a fully immersive virtual-reality experience using VR goggles, download the LIFE VR app for iOS and Android or visit time.com/lifevr. (Don’t have goggles? They’re included in PEOPLE’s new special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, at newsstands now! Click here for an easy guide on how to assemble them.)

In the video, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards takes us to Pinewood Studios in London, where the crew is filming an action sequence on the planet Jedha in which rebel fighters Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) lead an ambush against an Imperial tank and a squad of stormtroopers. “You can see the people in costumes constantly acting,” says the director. “They don’t know when they’re going to be in shot. That was part of the design of this set, so that at any point we could move the camera around and film 360° spontaneously.”

To watch the full experience and explore more exclusive virtual reality content, download the LIFE VR app for iOS and Android or visit time.com/lifevr.

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