This is me.

Darin...

Following

Search


radoration.

an adoration of all things rad

Aug 13th, 2012 @ 9:57 am

‘Star Wars’ 80’s High School Redesign Concepts | Denis Medri

Artist Denis Medri has been pumping out a steady stream of redesigns of classic comic characters, and given them the Steampunk treatment, Western treatment and even Rockabilly treatment. However recent pieces that turn Star Wars into an 80’s High School movie might just be his most imaginative creations yet. He’s able to take non-human characters and make them human, while not losing the true visual elements about what makes them so unique. Preppy Lando might just be one of the most perfect things the internet has ever thought forth. Brilliant stuff going on here.

via danhacker

Reblogged from Digital Collage.

Comments (View)

Mar 8th, 2012 @ 6:00 am

Topher Grace Edited The ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Into One 85-Minute Movie

*Sounds pretty cool. Should be screened someday. 

Last month I received a cryptic e-mail inviting me to a private screening of a new Star Wars film edited by Topher Grace — which is funny because I had no idea there was a new Star Wars film in the works, with or without Grace’s involvement. I was told the screening was a secret private event arranged only for friends only and was asked not to talk about it beforehand. The event was held somewhere in the Hollywood area in a a screening room filled with filmmakers, editors, actors, actresses and only a few press friends. I was told I could blog about it afterwards if I wanted, so here goes…

For those of you who don’t know, Topher Grace is a film geek. He loves the Star Wars films, the Back to the Future movies and all the same signature titles of any film geek who grew up in the 1980s. He recently became interested in the editing process and wanted to learn more about the art form. Instead of cutting a short film, he wanted to use something he was more familiar with.

His idea was to edit the Star Wars prequels into one movie, as they would provide him a lot of footage to work with. He used footage from all three prequels, a couple cuts from the original trilogy, some music from The Clone Wars television series, and even a dialogue bit from Anthony Daniels’ (C-3PO) audio book recordings. He even created a new opening text crawl to set up his version of the story.

The result is an 85-minute movie titled Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back. It should be noted that the Star Wars prequel trilogy is almost 7 hours in total length, and the shortest film (Episode 1) is more than 51 minutes longer than Grace’s fan cut. What this means is a lot of footage ended up on the editing room floor, and a lot of creative choices were made in the editing process. And the result? Topher Grace’s Star Warsfilm is probably the best possible edit of the Star Wars prequels given the footage released and available.

Whats most shocking is that with only 85 minutes of footage, Topher was able to completely tell the main narrative of Anakin Skywalker’s road from Jedi to the Sith. While I know the missing pieces and could even fill in the blanks in my head as the film raced past, none of those points were really needed. Whats better is that the character motivations are even more clear and identifiable, a real character arc not bogged down by podraces, galactic senates, Jar Jar Binks, politics or most of the needless parts of the Star Wars prequels. It not only clarifies the story, but makes the film a lot more action-packed.

The screening last night was a private gathering of Topher’s industry friends — a event that feels like it will surely become part of Hollywood quasi-urban legend. I wish you all could see Topher’s version of the Star Wars prequels, but we were told that this would be the one and only time he would screen his cut. Of course, there are tremendous legal issues which would prevent him from screening the edit in public. He has no intention of uploading the footage online, and doing a screening at, say, Comic-Con, would require uncle George’s permission — which probably would never happen.

Comments (View)

Feb 28th, 2012 @ 5:46 am

My Only Hope



Adventure Time / Star Wars Mashup

I need this shirt more than I have ever needed, like… other shirts. 

via theimages:oldblueeyes

My Only Hope

Adventure Time / Star Wars Mashup

I need this shirt more than I have ever needed, like… other shirts. 

via theimages:oldblueeyes

Reblogged from Drawstin.

Comments (View)

Jan 8th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

Mexican Star Wars

(Calavera Art by Jose Pulido, Hat tip: Bit Rebels)

via the-awesomer

Reblogged from The Awesomer on Tumblr.

Comments (View)

Jul 8th, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

Millennium Falcon Bass Guitar

"She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid."
This was just too awesome not to share with you. It’s a Millennium Falcon bass guitar! Even though I don’t play the bass guitar, I would buy this and learn. OK, your right… it would just sit in the corner of my apartment and gather dust. 

Millennium Falcon Bass Guitar

"She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid."

This was just too awesome not to share with you. It’s a Millennium Falcon bass guitar! Even though I don’t play the bass guitar, I would buy this and learn. OK, your right… it would just sit in the corner of my apartment and gather dust. 

Comments (View)

Jun 3rd, 2011 @ 12:56 am

George Lucas Strikes Back

A fake trailer that explains why the newer Star Wars flicks and the new Indiana Jones sucked so bad. In a nutshell, the real Lucas gets kidnapped and a clone lives out his life… until the real Lucas escapes and strikes back.

This also gets bonus awesome points for recreating the epic hallway fight scene from Oldboy.

[Via /Film] via albotas

Reblogged from albotas.

Comments (View)

Jun 2nd, 2011 @ 6:33 am

Han Solo for Hire by Mark Rehkopf

Han Solo for Hire by Mark Rehkopf

Comments (View)

May 17th, 2011 @ 12:38 am

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away … I Was a Star Wars Fan

*Yeah, I love me some Star Wars but I went thru a very similar experience with the prequels. Damn you George Lucas…. Han shot first!!!

It’s been a rough dozen years for us Star Wars fans. The release of The Phantom Menace split the community in half, the gushers (people who loved it) and the bashers (people who didn’t). If you can’t tell from my equating fandom with alcoholism, I am a basher. Each of the next two movies, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, was worse than the last, and it became increasingly hard to identify as a fan. After all, the whole franchise was based on six feature films, and I hated half of them (and only sort of liked Return of the Jedi).

Pretty much everyone I knew thought it (The Phantom Menace) sucked, and with good reason. Qui-Gon was an old coot, Anakin was a little brat, and to describe Jar Jar Binks as the least funny thing in the history of anything ever would be an understatement. Somehow, the movie even made light-saber fights boring.

Comments (View)

May 15th, 2011 @ 5:45 am

Kids Star Wars Musical Documentary

The Story - It’s tough being a kid.

But not so long ago, in a city not too far away, a small band of rebels struggled to stage their musical interpretation of one of the greatest movies ever made :Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back. And this is their journey…

In 2009, students of all walks of life at the Arts & Learning Children’s Conservatory in Anaheim, CA set out to produce their own live musical parody version of The Empire Strikes Back, as interpreted through their young talents. Follow the young actors, artists, musicians (and a few supervising adults) as they audition, rehearse and perform their take on this classic film, released some twenty years before most of the actors were even born!

Follow the heartwarming story of six completely different students cast in this tiny production of Star Wars as they use their gifts to overcome one of life’s biggest obstacles, adolescence.  

Comments (View)

May 4th, 2011 @ 1:22 am


MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU. Because it’s Star Wars Day and as Marshall Ericksen once said:
 “The only people in the universe who haven’t seen Star Wars are the characters in Star Wars. And that’s cause they’ve lived them, Ted! That’s cause they’ve lived the Star Wars!”
But just in case you haven’t, you should watch them now. And if you don’t like them (or think that Phantom Menace is the best one), chances are I don’t really care for you as a person.BONUS: George Lucas in Love A student short film exploring the origins of Star Wars, in which a young George Lucas fights writer’s block while trying to complete his final screenplay at USC.

via firebolting

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.

Because it’s Star Wars Day and as Marshall Ericksen once said:

“The only people in the universe who haven’t seen Star Wars are the characters in Star Wars. And that’s cause they’ve lived them, Ted! That’s cause they’ve lived the Star Wars!”

But just in case you haven’t, you should watch them now. And if you don’t like them (or think that Phantom Menace is the best one), chances are I don’t really care for you as a person.

BONUS:
George Lucas in Love
A student short film exploring the origins of Star Wars, in which a young George Lucas fights writer’s block while trying to complete his final screenplay at USC.

via firebolting

Reblogged from NATURE IS FULL OF JERKS.

Comments (View)

Archive · RSS · Theme by Novembird