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As a long time fan of the Star Wars films and universe, one who is eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming new chapters in the space saga, I decided to pay tribute to the directors, cast, and the VFX of the Star Wars films of my childhood in the form of a behind-the-scenes pictorial montage.

The montage consists primarily of photographs taken on the sets of the various Star Wars films. It also includes dialogue from scenes in the actual films or interviews of the actors. As you will see throughout the tribute, there is a clear focus on the original trilogy. This came about in part as a result of my preferences for those films, but it was also due in larger part because those films simply had the most engaging and candid behind the scenes photographs of the cast and crew.

Once I began the process of gathering the photographs, I quickly realized there were so many great moments captured that even using only a quarter of them would make the video unwieldly and most likely unwatchable. As an admitted Star Wars geek I would have loved to have used most of the photographs I was able to locate, however as a practical matter I knew that was not to be.

Arriving at what became the final 45 photographs used in the video was the most difficult part of the project. Needless to say there was a lot of internal debate about the choices being made and why. However, at the end of the day, I and my contributors were very pleased with the result. It was undeniably a true labor of Star Wars love.

The montage is set to Dare to Dream Big, which is a wonderful musical composition courtesy of The Secession. The tribute has received tremendous support on Vimeo, and an elegant write-up by Stephen Sumner of OpHuMod. You can listen to and purchase The Secession Studios' music here: thesecession.bandcamp.com/album/secession-studios-trailer-music
itunes.apple.com/us/artist/secession-studios/id597973686

You can read Stephen Sumner's wonderful write-up 'A Star Wars Tribute So Heartwarming, It Would Make A Sith Turn Jedi' here:
optimalhumanmodulation.com/2014/11/20/star-wars-tribute-video-so-heartwarming-it-would-make-a-sith-turn-jedi/

Thanks to David Anderson for the inspiration, and special thanks to Tammy for her much needed guidance, feedback and support.

I hope you enjoy the video, and thanks so much for watching. May the force be with you...always!

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