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is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Some minor updates to some of the VFX shots I am working on...

All shots are still very much work in progress, but several were done for an upcoming fan-edit by another editor.


  1. Fantastic! I can't wait to see in it's entirety!

  2. Exciting stuff. Just a word of caution: for every cheesy effects scene in Lynch's Dune, there are 5 amazing shots that fans love and (in my opinion) that have a weight and 'realness' to them that still haven't been equaled in today's digital effects world. For example, the exterior desert scenes, the long shot of the Navigators landing on Kaitain, etc. It would be awesome to see a version of Dune with enhanced effects like the SE, but that remains firmly authentic to Lynch's moody vision. An example of some things that I think veer from that is the splashy space-folding in the SE, or maybe going too over-the-top on increasing the size of the fleet.

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