*******geeks.pirillo**** - *******live.pirillo**** - I am addicted to LEGO. I have been since I was a kid. I'm also addicted to Star Wars! So, it was a no-brainer that I would rush to buy myself the LEGO Death Star. However, this thing is just huge, with a bazillion pieces. BrickCon is coming soon, and I want to get this built before them. Do you want to help me? *******chris.pirillo****
Darth Vader has some trouble with his wingman during the Death Star dogfight
Shoop da whoop!
I herd U leik Mudkips?
Imma firin mah lazer!
(If you do not know about these memes, try searching around ;)
I did not rip this from anywhere (except for the original movie, plz don't sue me oh, holy Lucas!)
The Mudkip and Star Wars clip was copied from a strange and magically legal place. I then edited the footage from the film into the pieces that I wanted in After Effects
and placed the voice clip where I wanted it. I imported the mudkip clip, and used masks to cut out the head. I then animated the layer, loosly following Ackbar's head. I wrote a dopesheet from the audio clip, to make the lip-sync easier. Exported a still frame from both the scenes of the death star, then used these in flash to place the animation, done frame by frame over a green background that I keyed out in After Effects. Added a little movement to make the face follow the motion of the death star. Also added a little extra lazer with the "beam" effect. That's about it...
Think I finished it in around 2 hrs.
Can also be found in this video:
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Watch the season 4 premiere of THE UNIVERSE with the new episode "Death Stars" on Tuesday, August 18th at 9pm/8c. For most, it's the deadly centerpiece of the film Star Wars. But in truth, real death stars are in the final stage of life before they explode into supernovae and, occasionally, the biggest blast in the universe--the gamma ray burst (GRB). One death star, named WR104, lurks 8,000 light-years from Earth and some believe its GRB arrow is aimed directly at us. A death star galaxy named 3C321 is a terrifying vision of what could one day befall the Milky Way galaxy: a companion galaxy's black hole is hammering it with a constant blast of high-energy particles, wreaking havoc with its celestial bodies. Nearby, Death Stars Eta Carinae and Betelgeuse burn through their fuel supplies as they hurtle toward extinction--and possibly a violent ending that's too close for comfort.
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the 13-17 year old winner of the lego star wars movie making contest
For those interested in how I made it:
I shot the background video on a 1/3-chip DV camera (TRV25). The Star Wars vehicles are either 2D stills found on the internet, or video I roto-scoped out of the movies, which I then motion-tracked and composited in After FX. I used the trapcode particular plug-in for some steam and smoke effects, and did basic sound design and assembly in Final Cut.
Military force was authorized yesterday minutes after the E.T.'s 48 hour deadline had passed. The E.T's were given an ultimatum to stop their whale poaching and leave Earth or face military action.