The Star Wars crew traveled around the world to far-flung locations in search of the perfect shot. However, this meant that they faced many struggles because nature wasn’t always kind. In this scene, the camera crew is in the desert but they are dealing with problems.
We can see that they enshrouded the camera in a clear plastic bag. Furthermore, they are wearing goggles because the wind blew the sand everywhere. It represented a risk to the equipment and also to their eyes. Filmmaking isn’t always as glamorous as the fans expect (via Signiant).