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The EditDroid, Rise and Fall -Preview 2-

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Uploaded on Nov 15, 2008

This is a preview of the documentary 'The EditDroid: Rise and Fall'

See the whole documentary at www.editdroid.com

Synopsis:

In 1983 when George Lucas was making Star Wars movies,
film editing was a long and time-consuming process.
Lucas set his team the challenge of improving the editing stage of filmmaking
and after spending 40 million dollars
and three years of hard work they created the EditDroid.
This machine not only developed, but also changed the way
we make and edit films forever.
About 30 EditDroid prototypes were made in total and then they disappeared.
Lucas sold the patent of the idea to a small company called AVID
and the rest is film-making history.
Today AVID is one of the most common and secure editing machines
we have in film-making and is used all over the world.
In 2005 Bruce Gray and Tom van Klingeren set off from Amsterdam
to see if they could find out how the EditDroid came into being
and what happened to the ones that were made.
Could there still be an EditDroid buried deep in the archives
of the LucasFilm Company on Skywalker Ranch?

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