Creating the Schematic

So for our schematic we decided to go our own ways and watch the film individually. We then took a section each to, in detail, record each event and where each characters where on screen. From this we compiled a few pages with our findings.

We found there were a list of characters/ groups of characters that repeated in the movie:

  • The Sand People
  • The Jawas
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Aunt Beru
  • Uncle Own
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)
  • Princess Leia
  • Hans Solo
  • Chewbacca
  • R2-D2
  • C-3PO
  • General Tarkin
  • Darth Vader
  • Jabba
  • Greddo

We agreed it may be a good idea for someone to do the complete rough draft for the schematic while the other two worked on little icons etc to make it visually appealing.

I took on the task of the rough draft with the help of Caitlin- it was a huge task and we kind of wanted it to be completed asap.

Bearing in mind the previous research into these diagrams (like the London Underground maps) we worked a rough positioning of each person in the timeline. We realised that the map wouldn’t be an accurate representation of the time to scale, but would just record in respect where people are in each point. (For example, two bubbles near each other would represent that the people are at the same stage).


Caitlin’s awesome photography skills- met working on the schematic.

From this schematic, Robert and I then worked on a second draft to ensure things were placed correctly. We wanted to see it better before creating it in Prezi.

pano of schematicOur refined schematic- Robert kindly fixed the spelling on character names and places. Even with the help of Google, I still made mistakes..

From this list and as the plot progressed, we were able to see were we needed to add characters and little items for plot devices. I thought it would be a good idea to colour code certain bubbles for the relative place in which the part of the story was set (i.e. Death Star- any areas would be grey, Tattooine- areas would be brown). Robert then volunteered to make some images to go alongside these bubbles, for example, he made little graphics of the Tantive IV, Death Star and Millenium Falcon.


I’m not going to go into much detail on these little figures as both Jakub and Robert worked together to create them. However, we did find some images that were the original inspiration behind these- the minimalistic work of Filipe de Carvalho.


          Some inspiration behind the graphics for the schematics. (, 2016).

A few of the second years suggested that we use Prezi to layout our design- to make it neat and flow better. When creating the schematic digitally we came to realise how long it would take all together. I mean, the rough draft was four A3 pages long! We took it in shifts- focusing on the plot circles and then the adjoining lines after. We rotated a lot so someone could be working on the posters, doing their task, while the other worked on the schematic until the poster was ready for their input. Planning at its best (we think?)

schematic over view

This schematic above is pretty bad quality due to its size (sorry about that) but we videoed the run through of the events on Prezi for your enjoyment :).

Conann did point out that the diagram should line up linear like- i.e. things at the same time on the same imaginary grid lines. I went back and fixed it as best as I could!

References:, (2016). Behance. [online] Available at: [Accessed 16 Feb. 2016].







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