The Star Wars Uncut project was an experiment in crowdsourcing content on a truly massive scale. Casey’s team took Star Wars: A New Hope and chopped it up into 15 second scenes. At about 2 hours long once you cut out the end credits that is a very impressive number of scenes, around 480 separate scenes. The project also limited submissions to at most 3 per person so we are talking a lot of creative fan activity.
The result is one of the coolest things I have seen in a while, and yet the insanity behind trying to weed through the submissions and stitch all that content together… so like I said, geeky cool or just plain crazy?
- Star Wars Uncut: a fully crowdsourced version of Episode IV (lostateminor.com)
- Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut (screenphiles.com)
- AUDIO: The making of Star Wars Uncut (bbc.co.uk)
- Star Wars Uncut becomes unsurprising online hit (newslite.tv)
- Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut (impossibleastronaut.wordpress.com)
- Fans create ‘Star Wars: Uncut’ (geekout.blogs.cnn.com)