Collaborative Video Project ‘Star Wars Uncut’ Returns To Remake ‘Empire Strikes Back’

By Megan O'Neill 

Back in 2010, former Vimeo developer Casey Pugh premiered Star Wars Uncut’s remake of Star Wars IV: A New Hope.  The Star Wars Uncut project was a collaborative video adventure that divvied up the entire movie into 15-second clips, which were claimed and recreated by fans and then stitched together into one crazy-awesome epic homage to the original film.  Now, Casey and Star Wars Uncut have returned to remake Empire Strikes Back and you can be a part of it.

Katie Armstrong announced the new project on the Vimeo blog this morning.  “We’re thrilled to announce that Star Wars Uncut has just launched the next chapter of this amazing saga: Empire Strikes Back Uncut.  Participate, will you?  Yes, mmm.”

To participate, head over to  The original Empire film has already been sliced up into 15-second chunks and you can go through to claim the scene that you’d like to help recreate.  You can pretty much do anything you’d like with it (as long as it’s representative of the goings-on in the original)—stop motion, live action, “droid-delivered hologram”—anything goes!

Need a little inspiration?  Check out the full 2-hour original ‘Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut’ below to see what sorts of things participants came up with last time.

Are you going to contribute to the next Star Wars Uncut project?  Which scene would you most like to recreate?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.