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The Munificent Musings Of A Maniacal Mammal

This is a fake trailer for the original Star Wars trilogy as a Jerry Bruckheimer production.


This video has the distinction of being the first video edit I ever finished via digital NLE editing. It was completed on March 23, 2002. The source was the Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Edition LaserDisc set. The clips were captured via a Miro DC30 capture card – which was easily one of the most frustrating and temperamental pieces of electronic hardware I’ve ever owned. I didn’t use that card for too long, replacing it with a video to DV external capture box.

The idea for the video was to cut together something like a fake trailer, reimagining the Star Wars trilogy as though it was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. I’m not sure it works very well, but there are a few good editing bits here and there in the video. It was just as much an excuse for me to screw around with the Miro capture card.

The music starts with score material from The Rock by Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams, then it transitions to score material from Drop Zone by Hans Zimmer, then it makes one more transition to score material from Armageddon by Trevor Rabin.

Editing software: Vegas Pro 3 (back when it was “Vegas Video” and owned by Sonic Foundry)

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