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is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

An reanalysis of David Lynch's DUNE

It's an older review by John Kenneth Muir of the Blu-ray from 2010, but it is always interesting to see other people's opinions and experiences with the film.


On a tragic note, My friend Paul Michelena was killed this weekend in a supermarket parking lot, hit and run over by a car while protecting his daughter Chani (Yes, Paul was a DUNE fan as well).
Water for the dead will be given at the appropriate time.


Thirdly, I finally spent the weekend back working on DUNE Special Edition again... mostly sorting out all My 3D assets - since the organization has been haphazard at best and working in the VFX industry for the past couple of years has taught Me a thing or two!


  1. Sorry about the sad news...
    Thanks for your efforts!

    1. Paul was a good man and huge DUNE fan - always encouraging to encounter people who enjoy the original books & the movie! Cut down well before his time.

  2. My condolences on your loss. My heart goes out to the family. Perhaps a dedication in your version of the movie to Mr. Michelena would be a worthwhile idea?

  3. @scarletguard, I think that is a good idea. Though more likely on the next DUNE "showreel" that I do!