Intercuting the OT films with many different STAR WARS parodies I put together the whole story of the STAR WARS TRILOGY. I used the ROBOT CHICKEN STAR WARS Specials, the FAMILY GUY Blue Harvest and Something, Something, Something Dark Side, the BBC Darth Vader in Love Spoofs, various fan made parodies I'd found on YOUTUBE, highlights of the STAR WARS Holiday Special and a few jokes of my own creation to compile this 1hr 55min video.
This is version 1.0 and I'm hoping for some feedback from you guys. Having watched the whole thing once so far I've already spoted some problems that I'd like to fix in the STAR WARS TRILOGY The Very Special Edition Special Edition :-)
I'm still uploading but once it's done I'll post a YOUTUBE link.
For now, just some clips I uploaded during production:
OK, upload is finished:
Come on, guys, what do you think?
I like it! :)
The Yoda sex scene is a bit too fourteen for my taste but I love the sped up ROTJ landing bay scene leading to the Robot Chicken skit.
You should merge in other skits like Snatch Wars and Coming To Alderaan on youtube.
You know, this just gave me a good idea; Make an edit of one of the films of the OT and add all the parodies of scenes from TV and the Internet in it's place! How about it, Lord__Vader? That could work! :)
Make an edit of one of the films of the OT and add all the parodies of scenes from TV and the Internet in it's place! How about it, Lord__Vader? That could work
That's what Lord__Vader's done. Since i'm in the construction of a similar type project, i'm curious why Lord__Vader has chosen to at times do dialog replacement but other times include the original footage? The title implies that the joke (premise) is that it's basically the movies but with added humorous elements, the parodies. So you have the same problem the fan docs (DM, BE, RtJ) run into, the balance between sitting through the actual movie and getting to the yokes. (or in the case of the fan doc, the behind the scenes material) Were there things you found which you would have included but they would have taken the basic film line out of that basic film line. (for instance have you seen the fan film of the end of ANH with Han going off by himself?) What kind of decisions kept material in or out of this Version 1.0?
Well, it wasn't always possible to make the jokes work with the actual footage or at leats make them work as well (eg. the scene where Luke imagines what it would be like if they were "father and son.") I could use the FAMILY GUY jokes as a voice-over because they are mostly faithfull to the orig. scenes and only change the dialog, whereas ROBOT CHICKEN often expands on the existing scenes and so the film footage doesn't fit the dialog)
As to what kind of decisions kept material in or out of this Version 1.0... Well mainly I only used the jokes that I really liked (so most of ROBOT CHICKEN but eg. just a few from FAMILY GUY). Then of course I couldn't use anything that contradicted the storyline. I tried to keep the original story understandable from this cut but keep the whole trilogy under two hours which it think I pretty much managed to do.
Don't have time for more right now but I'll get back to you.
So, did anyone spot some problems? For the next version, I'm probably gonna try to make some lipsync adjustments in the emperor hologram scene and some other minor tweaks. That's all I got so far.
very clever. i agree with bingowings though on the yoda sex scene. it just seems like something someone in middle school or high school would do. otherwise, it was great!
Yeah, I'm gonna redo the Yoda scene, I realy like some of it, though, so the lines that are from the movie are staying in the order of appearence in the scene as is.
"All right, I'll give it a try... ...I can't, it's too big...!"
"Size matters not..."
Call me immature, I just love it :-D
Well, I'm starting work on the new version but I'm not gonna rush it, I'd like to avoid making a 3rd version in the future :-)
I've been quite bussy lately so I haven't really started working on version 2 before now, but here's a first new "extended" scene, Han shooting first...
Tell me what you think...
It would be kind of funny if Han shot first but Greedo had a death spasm which caused him to continue to fire unpredictably after he was dead.
HAN : "I bet you have"
CANTINA GUY : "Mom Look!"
BAnG VErooM SPlanG!
HAN SLOWLY RISES FROM HIS CHAIR.
Sbpring VranG FroOm FiXZzz PiNg!
HAN SETTLES BACK DOWN AGAIN LOOKS BOTH WAYS AND GET'S UP TO RISE
CANTINA GUY : "Mom Look!"
WILHELM : "Wyahhh!"
VranG FroOm VErooM SPlanG Sbpring BAnG
CANTINA GUY : "Mom Look!"
BIKER SCOUT : "Help!"
HAN TENTATIVELY GETS UP SLIDES OVER TO THE BAR...NOTHING HAPPENS.
HAN : "Sorry about the mess"
Chucks a dime at the barkeep, Dead Greedo shoots it in midair only for the whole Cantina to begin to fall to bit Raiders style. He manages to run outside just as an alien space ship crashes into the Cantina roof and the whole building collapses.
PASSER-BY: "You lucky bastard"
Well, I'm not a magician... But maybe we could ask Adywan, he'd probably be able to pull that of ;-D
Added new clip for version 2:
This is some pretty funny stuff (sorry, but the Yoda thing was pretty funny). I would probably stick to what is in the actual filmed STAR WARS stuff and do the overdubbing, which seemed to work the best (the actual ROBOT CHICKEN part with Palps waiting for his luggage kinda threw everything out of whack, as we just saw him go from human to clay).
Maybe you could play with have Vader's voice modulator "malfunction", which would explain his voice alternating from James Earl to Stewie (some of the lines where Stewie says the same exact line as JEJ have it cut back and forth to get the idea across - maybe show a shot of Vader messing with his chest buttons to try to fix it).
I WOULD shy away from all the "super-sped up stuff" (as it comes across as forced to me), unless of course you are planning on adding Benny Hill music.
You mean like this?
This is great I like all the robot chicken and family guy stuff, more of this please! its nice to see a completely different view of the movies rather than just cutting bit outs or improving special effects - no offense to other editors cos i like what they've made, but we just seem to be overrun with those kinds of edits now.
A few people above commented on trying to make it work within the context of the movie - I've been looking for an edit that uses all the scenes from robot chicken and family guy together - rather than keep watching each retail DVD one after another.
I don't mind wether it sticks to the story or not but its nice mixing it with the original movie footage.
Just started watching now. I'll report my findings later. ;) I had subscribed to your channel at some point and totally forgot until I was notified of some of those ROTJ tests, so now I'm gonna check out some of the other vids.
It is something I did a long time ago with basically no video editing experience and in (get this) Windows Movie Maker...
Hey, it works. That's all that matters. ;) I'm at the point right now where they first meet Han.
Inspired by some posts here I put together a new begining sequence:
You missed out on troops that is an absolute classic and needs to be put into this edit
Sorry to bump. Just watched it on youtube and loved it! From start to finish I was laughing (yes even during the yoda scene). I was just wondering if you are planning a DVD release for this parody and if you're going to add clips from the third Robot Chicken Star Wars special and Family Guy's It's a Trap! Also, I agree with BarBar Jinkx, Troops needs to be put in this.