Welcome to the Dune Special Edition Project

This is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.
The project initially began as an endeavor to build a "proper" ornithopter - one with flapping wings, that neither the movie or the mini-series managed to achieve. However, with the advent of the "fan-edit" the scope of the project has expanded with the goal of updating the effects in all those places in the movie where I feel things could be significantly "improved."
Although I am currently working on this by Myself, it's a large undertaking and if there is anyone interested in helping this project along, feel free to contact Me - We might actually be able to get this project completed with a few more skilled and enthusiastic people!

Sasha Burrow

If you are curious about My professional work, I have been working as a VFX artist (Among other things) at The Asylum for the past 6 years, including visual effects on all 4 Sharknado films (Mainly stuff blowing up!).

DUNE Special Edition: Showreel March 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010


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Currently working on this little scene... the original was one of the better VFX shots in the movie but it's still a little wonky by today's standards, so I am trying to really amp up the sense of scale by starting the shot with one of the Atreides ships close to the camera so that it at first seems larger than the Guild Heighliner, but as the shot progresses, you discover just how tiny it is in comparison.

Hope to have more on this one soon. I still have to sculpt the incredibly ornate "door frames" that the ships fly through.

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