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 see the finished edit. Watching it will be like a video Where’s Waldo for video/tech geeks.

On par with the awesomeness displayed in the video is the Star Wars Uncut website, which makes great use of the Vimeo API to create a super slick, seamless experience for contributors and viewers. Fan-sourced projects are getting more and more ambitious, so for monsters such as this, having an automated website do all of the heavy lifting for you must make the process considerably smoother for creators.

Which isn’t to detract at all from the ridiculously time-consuming edit that Aaron Valdez (of Wreck and Salvage (previously on CDMo)) must have been through: