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Star Wars Grinnell

Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 10:42am

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rypcat

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2009 Winner of Titular Head, the Grinnell College student film festival. I should have submitted this ages ago.

On a typical day in Grinnell, IA, a Jedi Knight (Alex Reich) and Sith Lord (Kyle Lynch-Klarup) battle across campus, encountering Imperial Walkers, Indiana Jones, and even Harry Potter.


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Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 10:50am

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Simon K Jones

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Wow! That was utterly superb.

After a slightly slow start (mainly the bike/skiing bit) this rapidly escalates to Completely Mad (tm) levels. Brilliantly shot and edited, fight choreography that for the most part felt fun and fresh rather than a rip-off, and some really solid effects work.

The fighting might not be as extended and tightly choreographed as the RvsD stuff, but the overall imagination, humour and inventiveness in this I much prefer.

Particularly liked the inventive fight situations, such as on top of the goal post, the leap from the balcony, etc.

Two favourite bits? Firstly the awesome shot in the tiled (shower?) room, when the Jedi leaps past the camera in a flurry of light and movement. Great, great shot! And secondly the genius bit with the Jedi trying to stop his backwards momentum by sticking his saber in the ground. Fantastic.

Probably my favourite Star Wars action fanfilm, right up there with George Lucas In Love and Troops.

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Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 4:08pm

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Exceptional piece of work with great humour and skills I can only dream about.
Do not miss this very entertaining short movie ....5 mins of non-stop
action and fun.....superb.
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 5:33pm

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splendid
admirable !!

very very good job !
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 2:15pm

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Really great stuff that! I especially liked the lightsaber fight, because you weren't using the normal angles - it felt new and refreshing. if only Lucas could've thought of it..
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 7:43pm

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this was a very very good star wars film, effects were perfect keep it up!
Posted: Thu, 24th Sep 2009, 2:10pm

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wow that was awesome!
Posted: Sat, 26th Sep 2009, 9:37pm

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The effects were really good, but the sound effects were somehow even more perfect!
Posted: Sat, 26th Sep 2009, 11:17pm

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Leon215

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This film is very well done. Very funny
Posted: Sun, 27th Sep 2009, 1:06pm

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Great job. That must have taken some time to get all of the soldiers and walkers in there. Funny, keep it up.
Posted: Wed, 7th Oct 2009, 8:48pm

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great job with the effects
Posted: Thu, 8th Oct 2009, 8:06pm

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I liked this a lot when I first watched it when you first posted it. Solid technically, and enough creative ingenuity to elevate it as a whole. Also has a good 'cool' factor; which coupled with the bits of humor makes this a veritable five-star classic.

5/5. Enough said.
Posted: Sun, 11th Oct 2009, 2:18am

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Cant't view it. Won't load. frown
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 7:51pm

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Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool film!smile

Your on my top 10

Big fan cool
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 10:08pm

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frown Can someone please help me? The videos won't load for me. I might not be allowed to Youtube. Is that a problem...
Thanks in advance.
Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 12:34am

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What is the name of the song that was used at the beginning and the end of the clip that sings about Boba Fett. And by the way...........THAT IS THE BEST VIDEO I HAVE SEEN IN A WHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY KIDS AND I LOVE IT AND THEY WATCH IT OVER AND OVER.
Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 3:36am

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The song is called 'Fett's Vette (My Backpack's Got Jets)'.
Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 10:27pm

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Thanks for all the replies! It was so much fun to make this film and I'm glad you're all enjoying it (for those who can't see the fxhome video, try youtube directly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjSzV1R8Us
Posted: Sun, 22nd Nov 2009, 1:09pm

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Finally! A StarWars fanflick I can actually stomach! This was so VERY ORIGINAL. One compared it to Ryan vs Dorkman, please this is so much better becasue it DOES NOT take itself so serioulsy! That is what makes it FUN! All the other fan flix are so serious about the Jedi-swhlub-bub-bub!

The Stormtrooper cloning was genius! You used the FXH effects well, and teh fight scenes were great! I love the ending with the Darth Maul death. I watched over and over to see how it may have achieved.
Posted: Sun, 27th Dec 2009, 12:37pm

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Hi there, this is my first ever posting on here as I have only just bought my FX home stuff, have to say, absolutely loved this, great humour, good effects, just one question though, what did you use to render the ATAT's? as they look brilliant.
Keep up the great work.
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2010, 6:18am

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At first i thought this was gunna be cheesy but it turned out pretty cool and funny lol NICE JOB!
Posted: Fri, 9th Jul 2010, 6:45pm

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I loved it!

How did you do all those CGI effects?

It was so awesome. How did you get the million falcon and the X-wing and all those other things. And the stormtroopers. WOW
Posted: Sun, 8th Aug 2010, 5:08am

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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! ok this is the most entertaining fxhome movie i have ever seen! haha the harry potter scene was hilarious.... and the cgi was amazing! what programs were you using for the cgi?
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2010, 10:39pm

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Holographic arts

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not bad, not bad. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2010, 10:39pm

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Holographic arts

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not bad, not bad. smile
Posted: Wed, 20th Oct 2010, 8:32am

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Ryuzaki

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Can you plz make a tutorial for the AT-AT (Imperial Walker)?

i Loved it

Ryuzaki
Posted: Sat, 30th Oct 2010, 11:17pm

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that was hott!!!
Posted: Mon, 10th Jan 2011, 12:43am

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Greg Newman

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Amazing!!
Posted: Mon, 7th Feb 2011, 3:09pm

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jasonodegard

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Great talent! I hope you continue!
Posted: Fri, 6th May 2011, 6:41am

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Prospero37

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Seen a lot of lightsaber battles in the user movies and this is by far one of the best. Love the Indiana Jones and HP parody too. Hope you continue. Will give me a level to shoot for as I work on my own film project. Thank you.
Posted: Wed, 25th May 2011, 7:00am

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I like very much this movie.
Posted: Tue, 14th Jun 2011, 3:09am

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Very funny, very well done! I am looking forward to starting my own project. please put out more!
Posted: Sun, 24th Jul 2011, 5:14am

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Salmo

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Well done. I laughed out loud & enjoyed this movie.