The Epic, Crowd-Sourced 'Star Wars Uncut' Releases Director's Edit

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The Emmy Award-winning Star Wars Uncut project, in which hundreds of Internet users recreated scenes from the Hollywood classic, is now available online in all its feature-length glory. The undertaking began in 2009, when Casey Pugh, a developer at Vimeo at the time, created a platform through which users could select 15 second increments of A New Hope to reproduce. Using DIY production methods and delightfully inventive props and costumes, users delivered 473 clips (watch here). Now select scenes have been assembled into a director's cut, with editing by Aaron Valdez and sound design by Bryan Pugh


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For more on Star Wars Uncut, visit http://www.starwarsuncut.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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