'Star Wars Begins' | An unmissable Fan Documentary

Star Wars Begins

Watch the whole film, it's broken into 14 parts - here's Part 1 of 14, they're are all available on http://www.youtube.com/user/jambedavdar#p/u and you can watch & cycle through them all on youtube. Jambe has also made 'Building Empire' and 'Returning to Jedi', see part 1 of both below and find all the other parts on youtube also. See Jambe's blog here: http://buildingempire.blogspot.com/

The Background
Four years in the making - Star Wars Begins is an unofficial commentary to Star Wars by editor Jambe Davdar. It offers an insight into the development and creation of film. The documentary combines video from the movie itself with seen and unseen behind the scenes footage, rare audio from the cast and crew, alternate angles, bloopers, reconstructed scenes, text facts and more to give an in-depth look at the process which brought the film to the big screen. Duration: 2hrs 18mins

"Phenomenal. Honestly - just...stupendous. I can't say enough about it - I've been a fan since it came out and I learned 20 things in Part 1 alone. Now I'm honestly pissed the studio couldn't make something this incredible and release it on the DVD. And all of that has nothing to do that it was made by a FAN? I can't imagine how much work went into this - and to think it's the best SW Doc I've ever seen. Amazing." byrnesmp, youtube fan comment 

Building Empire

Returning to Jedi

Thanks to @gavrov for tweeting about these films...

Outer Space Sells ★ Cool Space Adverts from 1980's to 1950's

From Engine Oil to Hair Conditioner, Cars to Hoovers, from Lollies to Booze, setting it in Space sells it. Here's a collection of the coolest one's I've found...enjoy!

1989 Esso Robot Ad

1980's Atari 2600 "Everyones going Atari" Retro TV Advert

1980 Clairol Small Miracles Conditioner Commercial

Space:1999 - Ice Lolly advert

Schlitz Malt Liquor 1979 TV commercial

Late 1970's, KP Outer Spacers

New Kinect Hacks Round Up II

Kinect Teleoperation of Humanoid Robot (good stuff after 1:20) See article about this hack http://www.fastcompany.com/1713032/kinect-hacked-to-control-humanoid-robot-fi...

Kinect Hand Detection  See article about this hack http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2374136,00.asp

Kinect + HMD Virtual Reality See article about this hack http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/21/kinect-paired-with-vuzix-vr920-shades-crea... 

World of Warcraft with Microsoft Kinec >See article about this hack http://www.fastcompany.com/1712771/kinect-hacked-to-play-world-of-warcraft-th...

Real time lightsaber on the Kinect on PC See article about this hack http://gizmodo.com/5695567/latest-kinect-hack-you-are-the-jedi

Virtopsy - Potential use of gesture control in medicine using the Microsoft Kinect camera  See article about this hack http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/21/kinect-admits-itself-to-hospital-treated-f...

First Kinect hacks post - http://kathykavan.com/a-round-up-of-kinect-hacks

A Round-up of Kinect Hacks

It was only a matter of time - here's a mixed bag of the latest Kinect hacks...enjoy!



"I used the Xbox Kinect sensor to extract the silhouette and project it back as a shadow to the prison corridor. There are 3 seconds delay between the shadow captured and projected, make it a relation between a person and his past."


"Using Mac OSX and OpenFrameworks. A single camera with a Z depth. Impressive results. Thanks to the openframeworks developer community."


"Made with Cinder and the Kinect sensor. Runs in realtime."

The Original Star Wars spoof 'Hardware Wars' #starwars

Only 13 minutes in total & made for $8000 in 1978, Hardware Wars is 'A Spectacular Space Saga of of Romance, Rebellion, and Household Appliances'. Watch Fluke Starbucker, Chewchilla the Wookiee Monster, Ham Salad, Princess Anne-Droid, Augie "Ben" Doggie, Arty Deco and 4-Q-2 in this classic Star Wars parody. 'You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss three bucks goodbye!'

(From youtube text) George Lucas said, "Hardware Wars is my favorite Star Wars parody." When George Lucas created the world of Star Wars over 25 years ago, he also inspired an alternative world inhabited by the Original Flying Toasters, Deadly Waffle Irons and Hot Cinnamon Buns. A world called Hardware Wars. This is the acknowledged granddaddy of all Star Wars parodies and the first fan film from created by Ernie Fosselius and produced by Michael Wiese. A DVD with many hilarious special features is available from www.mwp.com  

Hardware Wars wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_WarsThe films of Ernie Fosselius - http://www.thecrippledmasters.com/hwhomepage.htmlHardware Wars IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077658/