Low-Budget, High-Creativity Tribute: Star Wars Uncut From 15-Second Fan-Made Clips

If it’s not already “viral”, I’m sure it will be soon. Less than a year ago, Casey Pugh – then a developer at Vimeo – invited people to join him in remaking Star Wars, 15 seconds at a time. The final scene was completed on the 25th of February, and they’ve just released “The Escape”, a teaser from the project. Star Wars Uncut “The Escape” from Casey Pugh on Vimeo. This has so much awesomeness going on, I just don’t know where to start. There’s so much inventiveness, creativity, and pure fun displayed in this trailer, I can’t wait to …

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Apple ][ Music video – low tech done right.

Yes yes, I know its a faux pas, but I am posting a link I found on Diggs video page. This music video is created solely on an Apple ][ in Basic. No, you don’t need your 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro portable monster to create compelling work, this is proof. What low tech and highly compelling videos have you made or seen? We’d love to see them. I think this one works particularly well. Well done! Update: Heres the official home for the video, in quicktime format.

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Casiotone For The Painfully Cloned: A Free VL-1 For Your PC DAW

The VSTi Emulation We’ve All Been Waiting For! The Casio Tone VL-1 Emulator is a Free PC VSTi that accurately recreates the sound, feeling, and most importantly the cheese of the venerable Casio VL-1. You remember that Volkswagen commercial with that “da da da” song? Have you ever heard someone sing a cheesy ballad at an open mic with something that resembles a keyboard calculator? If so, you’re already familiar with the VL-1 sound. Digital, harsh, synthetic, but with lots of character. Casio Tone VL-1 Emulator [Windows VST] The VST version is scarily good. It doesn’t just playback the VL-1 …

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Balloons as Speakers and Microphones

Here in the blogosphere, we only care about up-to-the-minute technology, right? On the contrary. We still find these talking balloons pretty damn cool. (via a huge post on the MIT Media Lab from Make:blog — go ahead, waste the rest of the afternoon) State-of-the-art 1995 technology, so get cracking: a piezo sensor mounted to the front face of the balloon lets the ballon's aluminized mylar body act as both microphone and speaker. In layman's terms: the balloons can talk to each other. (Don't say "I invented talking baloons" and expect to get far in academia, though. The proper term, as …

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