Before today, I had not heard of this new technology. Sounds promising, but I’m not sure how far along in development it is. Time will tell!
Here’s a project where Star Wars fans have taken it upon themselves to bring back the original Star Wars movie experience from 1977. I admit to being a bit of a purist, but these guys have gone so far as to add back in odd light flashes that most likely were a mistake and even the color of the clouds behind the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning. I would align myself to the camp that some of the changes made in the special edition re-release went way too far, especially the Jabba the Hut scene, which I thought looked awful. Maybe now that Disney controls this franchise they may be more agreeable to release an unaltered, original version of the film. For now you can find more info about the “restored” version here.
UPDATE: A new version in 4K is currently in the works, info here. Although the version above is created from various DVD and Laserdisc sources, this one claims to be from an original 35mm print.
In fact, there already is a version that was created from an original theatrical 35mm print called the Silver Screen version. I’ve embedded it below from archive.org
Found this on metafilter the other day, although it is a trained pet fish, it’s still a pretty good trick! Not to mention he’s running the camera too!
Those who have worked in television will appreciate this, I know I did.
What would happen if you took George Lucas’s classic Star Wars film and split it up into 15 seconds clips, then distributed those clips to hundreds of fans to remake in their own way? Well, you’d get the Star Wars Uncut project on Vimeo’s video sharing site. It’s amazing the variety and hilarious re-enactments of every nerd’s favorite movie. Not sure if all this amalgam of bathrobe clad extras will actually go together in a watchable full length movie or not but the results of just watching a few clips is more than entertaining!
Bill Guffey is an artist in Kentucy that has painted a series from the 50 states using Google maps Streetview as reference.
This guy is making a film on his own, by himself, with no help. He’s writer, director, camera, lighting, costumer, editor, etc. And you get to come along for the ride as he documents his success and failures.