Uploader's Note: I was not involved in the production of this short film and do not take credit for any work shown here. I uploaded to share to the public (You guys and gals). This particular video has been converted into a more suitable format for YouTube. Usually I upload the raw videos, but the raw file did not playback so well. The quality in this one is a lot better I believe. The action in this film pars or even exceeds the popular Star Wars films. With martial art choreography implemented along with lightsabers, this is one fight you cannot miss. Enjoy!
Date Released: October 2002
Short Film Title: Art of the Saber
Studio Name: Ho Brothers' Productions
Director: Clarence Ho
Cast: Cary Ho and Calvin Ho
Editor: Calvin Ho
Cinematographer: Clarence Ho
Special Effects and Sound Editing: Cary Ho
Martial Arts Choreographer: Calvin Ho
A light saber fight sequence with the flavor of a Hong Kong martial arts action movie. This short is set in a dense forest, where a young man, willing to leave his loved ones behind to help fight in the Revolution, clashes with an enemy in a battle where only one will remain standing. Music by Denez Prigent and a monologue extracted from an authentic Civil War love letter written in 1861, help to set the tone for this movie.
Taken from FXHome.com
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This film is dedicated to our parents for their undying love and support, and for always putting their children first.
Denez Prigent - Gortoz a Ran - From the movie "Blackhawk Down"
Hans Zimmer - Honor Him - From the movie "Gladiator"
Monologue created from the excerpts of the Civil War love letter written by Union soldier, Captain Sullican Ballou, to his wife Sarah on July 14, 1861. He was killed in battle one week later.
This movie is based on characters and situations created buy George Lucas
Special Thanks from the Creators: Thanks to all those who took the time to e-mail us comments and suggestions regarding our proof-of-concept, from which, we used in the development of "Art of the Saber". We greatly appreciate your praise as well as your interest in our project, and we hope you enjoyed this short film as well.
Notes from the Creators: For those interested in the creation process of the movie, it took four days of filming during the early summer of 2002 in a small woods in Maryland using a Sony mini DV camcorder and several plastic lightsabers. Editing was done using Adobe Premiere 6.0 and special effects were added using AlamDV. Obviously, we are not actors nor film students/professional film makers by any stretch of the imagination. We simply thought creating a short movie would be a fun project. It was.
Website: http://www.artofthesaber.webhop.net/ [When I checked, site was down]