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YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc. — Page 2

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Couple recent ones:

’Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel’ (2015, 23min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGjNnZhJFI

“Hosted by Mark Hamill. The documentary covers the inspirations and influences that the legendary lightsaber in the Star Wars universe and the duels that the device is used in. In the documentary Hamill describes his time in Japan and his brief exposure to Japanese history and culture and how it influenced the Star Wars franchise.”

’The Force of Sound’ (2018, 26min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0-8v4Ppb4

“Writer-Director Rian Johnson and the Oscar-nominated sound team of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” reveal the secrets used to give life to droids and creatures.”

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^ Looking forward to watching them, Dom 😃

On the subject of sound…

 

 

Star Wars: Episode IV sound design explained by Ben Burtt’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So0nmciiFJg - at the INDEPTH Sound Design youtube channel. (A narration video. 43 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“Ben Burtt explains all of his classic sound design from Star Wars Episode IV!”.

 


 

Sound Advice - An Interview With Ben Burtt’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2DH5hPysug - at the Aletha Story youtube channel. (A 1993 video interview. 25 mins)
 

The blurb:-

“An Interview with Sound Designer Ben Burtt taken from The Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Collection Laserdisc Boxset, released 1993”.
 

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How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 - 18 minutes).

“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.

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ZkinandBonez said:

How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 video essay - 18 minutes).

“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.

Not to nitpick, but I’d think video essays might be a different category from documentaries? Your thread of course.

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DominicCobb said:

ZkinandBonez said:

How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 video essay - 18 minutes).

“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.

Not to nitpick, but I’d think video essays might be a different category from documentaries? Your thread of course.

The thread title also includes “making ofs” and “promos”, and there’s been interviews added as well. Plus, I only wrote “video essay” because that’s what they called it. It’s basically a short documentary, and a really interesting one at that, so I felt it was worth sharing here.

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Clapperboard: The Empire Strikes Back Special’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJRqkV1ATs0 - at the Neil Bowyer youtube channel. (A 1980 documentary. 26 mins)
 

The Blurb:-

"Originally broadcast in 1980, this edition of Clapperboard (a weekly film show hosted by Chris Kelly on the UK ITV network) was filmed during the Empire Strikes Back exhibition at Selfridges in London (a further exhibition was held at Harrods for Return Of The Jedi in 1983).

Interviewed on the programme are Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Brian Johnson (Special Visual Effects)."
 

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ILM - Creating the Impossible’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGkneixgpg - at the Trigger Work Studio youtube channel (A 2010 Documentary. 60 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction and advances of CGI or Computer Generated Image.

This documentary takes us from the incredible start of effects to creating Star Wars and then advance to really demonstrate how it can be blended in with Jurassic Park to now a culture of films that can’t avoid the technology and is another tool for the directors belt."
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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ZkinandBonez said:

DominicCobb said:

ZkinandBonez said:

How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 video essay - 18 minutes).

“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.

Not to nitpick, but I’d think video essays might be a different category from documentaries? Your thread of course.

The thread title also includes “making ofs” and “promos”, and there’s been interviews added as well. Plus, I only wrote “video essay” because that’s what they called it. It’s basically a short documentary, and a really interesting one at that, so I felt it was worth sharing here.

As I said I will of course defer to you. I haven’t seen the video in question but I tend to think of a ‘video essay’ as an analysis of a work, rather than a behind the scenes documentary. But maybe I should watch the video before I critique.

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DominicCobb said:

ZkinandBonez said:

DominicCobb said:

ZkinandBonez said:

How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
https://youtu.be/zEHRNS-Scrs - from the RocketJump Film School YouTube channel (2017 video essay - 18 minutes).

“A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became”

Written by David Welch.
Narrated and edited by Joey Scoma.

Not to nitpick, but I’d think video essays might be a different category from documentaries? Your thread of course.

The thread title also includes “making ofs” and “promos”, and there’s been interviews added as well. Plus, I only wrote “video essay” because that’s what they called it. It’s basically a short documentary, and a really interesting one at that, so I felt it was worth sharing here.

As I said I will of course defer to you. I haven’t seen the video in question but I tend to think of a ‘video essay’ as an analysis of a work, rather than a behind the scenes documentary. But maybe I should watch the video before I critique.

Yeah, that’s what I’d generally associate with the word as well, and the video is partially an analysis, though I’d say it’s 80% a documentary about how ANH was re-edited after Lucas screened the rough cut to several filmmaker friends; incl. Spielberg and Brian De Palma, the latter of which was not particularly impressed (to put it mildly).

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Mark Hamill interviewed on set of Star Wars (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-XGbzcGx7s&t - from mielr’s YouTube channel.

Bit of a rarity this one as the first film didn’t really have much promotion until after it started making money on in the box office, so it’s interesting to see an interview on the DS set. We’re so used to ESB and ROTJ interviews done during the production, but I can’t recall having ever seen the same done for ANH.

Does anyone know where this is from? Or if the whole thing has been posted somewhere?

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I think I’ve seen clips with actors sat in that same space, but I can’t remember where it’s from.

Yub Nub for life

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Industrial Light & Magic - Traditional Matte Paintings’?:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQTdOcYK9Ds - at the Thomas Thiemeyer youtube channel. (26 mins)
 

About (from the video description):-

“Some rare video clips of the matte paintings done for the original Star Wars trilogy and other films. Traditional movie tricks. A topic that still fascinates me. Here I have collected some, sometimes quite rare, video clips for classic matte painting in Star Wars films.”
 

^ Does anyone know what documentary it is from - or mainly from? I don’t know much about it apart from it is a fascinating watch on how some of the effects were achieved for our beloved films.

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Star Wars A Conversation With The Masters - ESB 30 Years Later’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6xcSCotvxw&l - at the mranderson00001 youtube channel. (a 2011 release. 26 mins)
 

About:-

“George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back at The Empire Strikes Back 30 years later.”
 

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Standby…Lights! Camera! Action! - Leonard Nimoy hosts the making of Return of the Jedi (fragment)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2r0ODXroqA

Short promo/commercial for the episode; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThW0Zt_J4pA

“Standby…Lights! Camera! Action! was an American educational television series hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The program aired on Nickelodeon from October 1982 to December 31, 1987. Episodes of the show include interviews with film crew members and examine the stages of production for various motion pictures in a behind-the-scenes format.”
Wikipedia link.

The fragment posted above includes footage of the Jabba Sail Barge set, interviews with Phil Tippet & Richard Marquand, and a tour of the creature workshop. It also has Nimoy clarify to 1983 viewers that the title of the film has been changed from “Revenge of the Jedi” to “Return of the Jedi” and that it will be the third episode of a “middle trilogy” of nine films.

PS. I skimmed through YouTube but I couldn’t find more of the episode. Please let me know if you know where I can find the whole thing.

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As a little follow up to my first post; Michel Parbot’s The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, as well as the interview I found of Mark Hamill on the DS set in 1976, Mielr has two more interesting oddities on her YouTube channel that I felt was worth sharing here.

Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford interviews - The Empire Strikes Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOiNF8uB4Ho

Carrie Fisher interview - The Empire Strikes Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-QFbOZJpc4

These clips are clearly outtakes from the Parbot documentary. The backgrounds, camera angles all match, but these particular clips do not appear in the finished film.

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Learned about what sounds like a pretty great one, but I can’t seem to find where to watch it!

A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4837300/

“Director George Lucas discusses the fantasy genre of films, covering more than a century of filmmaking, and explains the inspirations for his popular Star Wars saga.”

Seems to be totally unavailable to me but I’d be happy to be wrong. This is one of my favorite aspects of the films!

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DominicCobb said:

Learned about what sounds like a pretty great one, but I can’t seem to find where to watch it!

A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4837300/

“Director George Lucas discusses the fantasy genre of films, covering more than a century of filmmaking, and explains the inspirations for his popular Star Wars saga.”

Seems to be totally unavailable to me but I’d be happy to be wrong. This is one of my favorite aspects of the films!

That sounds really interesting. I did a quick google and YT search myself and only managed to find the TCM intro for it. If it does show up at some point I’m sure someone will post it. Though, just to nitpick, as it’s more about fantasy as a genre and SW in a very broad sense I think the General Star Wars Documentaries thread might be the better place for it.