I left my Death Star in San Francisco

Craft & Design

Here’s a really cool short video, done by Star Wars fan Michael Horn, of various Star Wars vehicles participating in “Imperial Fleet Week” in San Francisco. Horn says he “shot everything on my junkie DV camera, did motion-tracking and comping in After Effects, and basic sound design in Final Cut.”

MAKE pal Bonnie Burton did a brief interview with Horn on The Official Star Wars Blog.

[via Laughing Squid]

8 thoughts on “I left my Death Star in San Francisco

  1. Jack says:

    I can enthusiastically say that’s one of the coolest little videos I’ve seen. I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, but this was very well done.

    I love the fact that because the things don’t actually exist in real life, everyone in the video appears to be completely comfortable with huge spaceships and aircraft and such flying/walking among them, as if it’s normal life.

    I rather wish it was!

  2. Greg says:

    What a shame that this fan-created video is cooler and more interesting than everything done in the Star Wars universe for the last 20 years combined.

  3. Adriana says:

    Agreed w/ Greg. Excellent job!

  4. MACK says:

    freaking awesome

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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