Friday, October 5, 2012

Be a DIY filmmaker...15 seconds at a time!

What fun!  Star Wars Uncut was a project undertaken a few years ago, in which volunteers recreated one or more 15-second scenes of Star Wars. (episode 4)  Once the everyday filmmakers uploaded their scenes, they were edited together into a full-length feature movie.  You can watch the entire feature right here:  Enjoy!

Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

In 2010, Star Wars Uncut won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.

But wait...there's more!!!!

Currently, the same folks are  orchestrating Empire Uncut- the Empire Strikes Back!  Once again, everyday filmmakers like you and me are invited to claim one or more 15-second scenes, and recreate them on video.  Another full- length feature film will be edited together. 

The Cave Kids have worked together to complete two scenes, here they are:
This scene was done with stop motion animation, using legos

This scene features Auntie's hand-knitted Yoda, and Joey Rain, the Webkinz Koala. (as Luke Skywalker)

There is still time to claim your scene, and mix it up with your own creativity!  Act, animate, and/or bring out the toys!  Draw or paint! Make some costumes and homemade props!

Have fun watching, or participating!  Or both!

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