Two years ago, a group of Star Wars fans decided to remake Star Wars: A New Hope out of fan-generated scenes. Now, the Star Wars Uncut project has finally come to fruition with a Director’s Cut, a two-hour+ YouTube video created entirely by crowdsourcing.
When fans were encouraged by organizer and fan Casey Pugh to recreate the Star Wars movie in 15-second segments, they were given free reign to do whatever they wanted. Out of the thousands of wildly creative scenes, video editor Aaron Valdez and sound designer and mixer Bryan Pugh picked the best of the bunch, putting together this whimsical Director’s Cut, a rip-roaring re-creation of the George Lucas film.
Over the course of a couple of years Casey Pugh has basked in the limelight, even winning a primetime Emmy award in 2010 for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for his work on this project. Now the Director’s Cut has found its way to YouTube, where it’s already garnered more than 433,000 views since it was first posted on Jan. 18.
Said Casey on his blog, “Star Wars Uncut has always been incomplete without this. I’m very excited and proud to release the entire film. Watch it over the weekend for guaranteed LOLs and nostalgia.”
So sit back, and see if you are more entertained by this crowdsourced version of Star Wars: A New Hope than you were by the original. Then, let us know what you think of this enormous undertaking. Is it awful or amusing? Somewhere in between?
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