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September 29, 2012 5:38 PM Subscribe
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing (23 comments total)
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Earlier this year, the people behind Star Wars Uncut
presented a "final" version
of their crowdsourced feature-length fan film, comprised of a continuous series of 15-second clips. After much anticipation, the Empire Strikes Back
version is officially underway.Previously
The movie is sliced up into fixed 15-second scenes. Fans pick a scene, reenact it in any way imaginable (low-tech live-action, high-tech animation, action figures, Legos, sock puppets, puppies, and kitties).
Each scene can only be claimed once at any time (with a 30-day deadline), and after all are claimed, the entire movie is freed up to start things over. In the current cycle, about half the scenes are available, and previously completed submissions are available for viewing.
While Lucasfilm gave its seal of approval to the previous project (even helping it win an Emmy), this time around it's more directly involved. Which means it may get more promotion before and after, but it'll also mean a lot more competition, and it arguably takes away from the whole "unofficial" appeal.
says there's no official deadline for the entire project, but it'll run for at least another 6 months.
"Everyone to your stations. Let's go!"