After a Jedi falls to the Dark Side, he decides to responsibly dispose of himself for the safety of the galaxy. The Force channels his fallen Master's spirit to dissuade him.
Inspired by a scene from the extended cut of Yimou Zhang's "Hero", "Eclipse" was conceived as an entry to TheForce.Net 's Lightsaber Choreography Competition III. It was shot November 20-21, 2004, and after an exhausting month fighting the brand new HDV format, it was completed January 1, 2005. It won 3rd place in LCC3.
Due to the short development time and 4-minute competition time limit, numerous plot points and effects shots were eliminated from the original release.
With a new edit that includes a few pick-ups shot November 19, 2005, "Eclipse SE" features completely re-done digital effects, and a brand new stereo sound track.
Originally created for TheForce.net 's Lightsaber Choreography Contest III, Eclipse came third place. This film tells the story of a Knight who falls to the Dark Side and despairs due to his failure as a Jedi. The ghost of his Master appears to "comfort" him and bring him back into the light.