Saturday, October 10, 2009

Star Wars: Uncut

I came across this site the other day and was sort of blown away by how cool the idea is. Basically this site has taken the original Star Wars film and cut it into fifteen second clips, then asked people to claim a particular clip and remake it. Once all the clips have been remade the movie will be cut back together to form a giant collaborative fan tribute.

The beauty of this project is that there are no limits on how you want to interpret your clip. For example, you could do a really nice job with perfect lighting and costumes, or you could just use lego figures in stop motion or traditional hand drawn animation. One clip has a person crudely using their own car in place of a spaceship, and another has characters made from paper bags being pushed around on boards.

The interface of the site is set up brilliantly as well, with a grid displaying all the separate clips. If a clip is simply "taken" you can click on it to watch the original footage from the movie, but if it has already been completed and uploaded you can enjoy the fan-made version.

Check it out here:

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