Jedi Knight, Exile | Star Wars Fan Film (2012)





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Published on Jun 7, 2012

After Order 66, every jedi is a hunted exile. A lone jedi knight evaded his former clone troopers, but is now pursued by bounty hunters... Comment or like if you like what you see

This is one man Star Wars fan film. Apart from being the camera operator, I acted all 12 parts, wrote the story, directed and did all the editing work. Original purpose was simply to do small scene with one character with a lightsaber fighting others with blasters. Then I remembered I have for some time wanted to test set extensions, using matte paintings, proper tracking and putting 3d elements in my films, so this expanded into short story. As a random fact, a lightsaber fight was first VFX scene I ever did back in 2002. It was daunting task for a teenager.

Much of the inspiration was drawn from the original older trilogy, even though the events take place around Episode III. I was especially fond of the costume and prop design back in 70's and 80's. It was all recycled and you can see some bizarre things that don't stand out before you notice them. Some of Jabba's Guards actually only had mechanics coverall, furcap and old british holster attached to a simple leather belt. Check skiffguards.com for some interesting pictures from the set of the Return Of The Jedi. Thus, costumes of jedi/bounty hunters consist mostly of military surplus.

The Robe: Bundeswehr Snow Cloack dyed brown. (Varusteleka Oy)
The trousers: NVA Strichtarn trousers from their strichtarn field uniform (Varusteleka Oy)
Boots: Simply US style speedlace boots (Mil-Tec)
"Sleeves": Two shemagh scarves wrapped around my arms.
Bounty hunter's mask: Finnish M/61 gas mask, very similiar to the one I used in my military service. Interesting fact is, that the same ones were used to portray Space Nazis in Iron Sky (Once again, from Varusteleka)
Blaster & Lightsaber: Old toys digged from my parent's basement. The Mauser is airsoft-pistol.

Some of this stuff I owned already, so the budget for this film was less than 40€.

This time I used some resources from Scifi3d.com to save some time in 3d modeling. Here's credits for other artists;

Clone trooper model - Emilio Lorenzo
Stars background - Sean Kennedy
Coruscant planet image - Tobias Schmidt (Zorbi)
Coruscant background - Olivier Couston (Dr. Jones)
Coruscant City Block - Olivier Couston (Dr. Jones)
Deathstar image - Topa, Mike Lawson, Rasto Dubek, Fabio Allamandri, George Mezori
Darth Vader Model - Nick Pappas
"Contact flash" is made by Ryan Weiber and even though it is not much but lens flare that could have been made better with Andrew Kramer's Optical Flares, I used it for nostalgia reasons nonetheless.

Thanks to Scifi3d.com for all these resources

Shot with Samsung HMX-H200. Shooting was done in three days in three different locations, all in Helsinki, Finland. Editing was done in Adobe After Effects CS6 and Adobe Premiere, 3d elements were handled in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012.

DISCLAIMER: "Star Wars" is property of Lucasarts and this video is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by George Lucas, Lucasarts, Industrial Light & Magic or any of the right holders. This is simply product of fanart made in respectful manner towards original creations and is thus strictly non-profit as of the fair use. All rights belong to their respective owners. I hold no claim to any of the characters, ideas or locations owned by any of the said companies.


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