Imperial Fleet Week SF. After almost 3 decades of development and construction, the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative, enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1983, has begun it's first phase of deployment.

For those interested in how I made it:
I shot the background video on a 1/3-chip DV camera (TRV25). The Star Wars vehicles are either 2D stills found on the internet, or video I roto-scoped out of the movies, which I then motion-tracked and composited in After FX. I used the trapcode particular plug-in for some steam and smoke effects, and did basic sound design and assembly in Final Cut.

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