This has been posted all over the web this weekend, but in case there’s anyone out there in CDM Land who hasn’t already encountered it:

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Of course, apart from being a high dose of both Cute and Funny, there’s a CDMo moral to this story as well, one which I’m trying to take to heart this year: It’s all about the content. Your techniques and tools might be impressive, but if you don’t use them to create interesting things, your audience won’t be engaged. This video is obviously result of much time and love. It’s hardly an “advanced” animation, and yet it’s probably the most inspiring piece of work I’ve seen this week.

I’m currently wrapping up a music video, which I hope embodies my new ethos of faster, more effective creation. I’m planning for 2009 to be a prolific year, both for the things I create and share for this site, and things I create for Elsewhere (which I’ll probably share here anyway).

I hope others will join me on this little voyage. 2008 was a great year for CDM tips, so don’t be shy in 2009, get in touch if there’s something out there which is inspiring you, or if you’ve done something which could inspire others.