There’s a lot of Star Wars related BTS stuff that show up on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. taken from old TV programs, documentaries, etc. that wouldn’t normally be available on any official DVDs or Blu-rays, so I figured I’d make a thread in the same vein as YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds but focused exclusively on these “forgotten” BTS shows/videos.
- When adding a link to a video, please add a title and/or description so that we don’t have to click on it to find out what it is. Any additional info would be appreciated as well, like f.ex. an IMDB page link, article links, or just a simple blurb. You can also add a photo (screenshot, poster, or simply the YouTube thumbnail, etc.).
- Fan-made videos can be posted as well provided they are of reasonably good quality and provide some insight into the production of the OT (Jamie Benning’s Filmumentaries are a good example of this). Please don’t post any reviews or blatant opinion-pieces and the like.
- No mockumentaries or parodies please.
- This thread is only for the original trilogy, so please don’t post any PT, ST, etc. making ofs. Some documentaries do of course cover several eras of Star Wars, so it’s fine if TPM or TFA, etc. pop up in the video provided the focus is on one or all of the OT films.
If you’d like to share links to more general Star Wars documentaries not focused on the making of Star Wars movies, or that don’t fit the criteria above, I’ve also made a thread for General Star Wars Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds). If you want to share links to documentaries specifically about the Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy, TV series, cartoons, etc. then there’s the Beyond the OT Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds) thread for that as well.
An In-Progress Index…
1 • The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (by Michel Parbot)
2 • BBC’s The Risk Business (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
3 • Walter Cronkite’s “Universe” Visits ILM 1980
4 • The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader, and Lightsabers
5 • The Making of Star Wars …as told by C-3PO and R2-D2
6 • Star Wars At The BBC
7 • Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
8 • Horizon - How to Film the Impossible (and scroll down)
9 • Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy ILM Special Effects Makers
10 • SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back
11 • Star Wars: Music by John Williams
12 to 15 • Star Wars Begins : Building Empire : Returning To Jedi : More Filmumentaries & Shorts
16 • Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master
17 • From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’: The Making of a Saga
18 • From Star Wars to Star Wars - The Story of Industrial Light and Magic
19 • When Star Wars Ruled the World
20 • Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery
21 • The Mythology of Star Wars
22 • Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi
23 • Empire Of Dreams
24 • Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel
25 • Star Wars: Episode IV sound design explained by Ben Burtt
26 • Sound Advice - An Interview With Ben Burtt (and scroll down)
27 • How Star Wars was Saved in the Edit
28 • Brian Linehan’s City Lights - 1980 Interview with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
29 • Clapperboard: The Empire Strikes Back Special
30 • ILM - Creating the Impossible
31 • Leonard Maltin interviews with George Lucas (1995 ‘Faces’ VHS Box Set)
32 • Mark Hamill interviewed on set of Star Wars (1976)
33 • Industrial Light & Magic - Traditional Matte Paintings
34 • Star Wars A Conversation With The Masters - ESB 30 Years Later
35 • Standby…Lights! Camera! Action! (hosted by Leonard Nimoy)
36 • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher interview outtakes from Michel Parbot’s The Making of TESB
37 • Elstree 1976
38 • Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition - Behind the Scenes (1997)
39 • The Force Returns – Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition (Sci-Fi Channel Special)
40 • Oprah - Star Wars Special Editions
41 • Star Wars: An MTV Movie Special (1997)
42 • Star Wars - Access Hollywood Special (1997)
43 • Anatomy Of A Dewback
44 • MidAmeriCon (1976) Worldcon - Star Wars Q&A
45 • Lucasfilm Archive Tour 1993
46 • Special Effects - 1984 documentary
47 • Star Wars at the 1978 Oscars
48 • The Empire Strikes Back at the 1981 Oscars
49 • Return of the Jedi at the 1984 Oscars
50 • Star Wars Special Editions Press kit B-Roll
51 • Star Wars: Making Magic CD-ROM
^ The Index was added as the thread grew to help navigate through the various Documentaries, Making-Ofs, Promos, etc.
NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM oojason or one of the other mods.
I figured I’d start with a very straight forward documentary:
Michel Parbot’s “The Making of The Empire Strikes Back”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeB-uXGGaEU&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=3&t - from the Adywan revisited YouTube channel (58 mins long).