Monday, September 03, 2012
Crowdsourcing fans, rejoice: Star Wars Uncut returns

Our friends at Vimeo couldn’t have summed it up better: “Three years ago in a galaxy not so far away, interwebular genius and former Vimeo developer Casey Pugh spoke, and the Internet answered. His call to arms galvanized the most powerful of online hordes: Star Wars nerds, nearly 1,000 of whom came together to create the sublime crowdsourcing triumph that is Star Wars Uncut.”


For the unitiated, Star Wars Uncut is a crowdsourced, shot-for-shot recreaction of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Fans were invited to claim and recreate 15-second-scenes from the film, which were then edited together in order. The individual clips are great on their own, but together they form a hilarious, unique and endlessly creative remake.


Here at iReport we’re big fans of the project (in fact, I talked about it at a Creative Mornings speech on crowdsourcing this summer), so you can imagine our excitement when we found out that Star Wars Uncut just announced the next chapter of the saga: Empire Strikes Back Uncut.


Bravo, guys. We can’t wait to see the final product! You can claim a scene and learn more about the project here. (Hurry: Scenes usually get claimed quickly!) Let us know in the comments if you decide to participate, and share your ideas for other creative/awesome/why-didn’t-we-think-of-that-first projects that we should try out on iReport. May the Force be with you.


p.s. Speaking of sci-fi, be sure to check out our before and after photo gallery of iReporters at Dragon*Con. We had a great time meeting everyone this weekend!

September 10, 2012
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