Harmy's Star Wars: Despecialized Edition v2.5 - Video Sources Documentary

The Despecialized Edition v1 has been my defacto copy of Star Wars for a couple of years now. This version 2 is simply stunning.

Too bad people have to go through all this just to watch a film as it was originally released.

CLICK "SHOW MORE" TO READ THIS DESCRIPTION FOR RELEVANT LINKS AND IMPORTANT NOTICES! How to download: http://pastebin.com/PYvJGkRE This video and the "Despecialized Edition" fan edits of the Star Wars original trilogy were made by the user known as "Harmy" on the OriginalTrilogy.com forums. You may download this video featurette in its highest quality at the following link: http://uloz.to/xg5L2HSA/sources-doc-n...

Robin Williams Is Free

Evan Rachel Woods' tweet about Robin broke me.

My kids watched Aladdin just over a week ago. They are young enough to be afraid of the snake Jafar turns into so it hasn't been on high rotation. But the girls were up for it and we watched. My wife and I thought about how great William's was as the Genie.

This past Tuesday (12th) the pastor announced Williams' passing. (Since we were at camp in the Muskoka's internet was spotty at best). Our pastor had a hard time keeping it together as he began talking about Williams and his depression. Everyone was shocked. Stunned.

The room where the really little kids watched videos and played had Aladdin running almost non-stop for the next 5 days. It was hard for me not to see bits this movie and feel really sad for Williams' family. The final scene where the Genie was set free gave me a real good lump in the throat.

On the way home today, we got some internet access and my wife started reading some twitter comments from the actor's friends and colleagues. She pointed out Woods' tweet and we cried.

I look forward to my kids discovery of Robin Williams' life's work.

The Last Starfighter - Behind The Scenes

This post is inspired by this post from io9.

But I don't have the time at the moment to read that huge post. So, I'm gonna leave this here for others with similar schedules.

The Last Starfighter is a 1984 science fiction adventure film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war. It also featured Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Norman Snow and Kay E.

The original trailer for the best movie ever

'The New Disruptors' Talks To Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood

From the excellent Podcast "The New Disruptors" is a talk with cartoonist Lucy Bellwood:

Lucy Bellwood is a Portland cartoonist who started her working life with a crowdfunding campaign. She's a member of Periscope Studio, a loosely affiliated working space and collective of which I've interviewed other members. True Believer was the outcome of her Kickstarter project, and she's built a career from there.

Why should you listen? Well, Lucy created a Kickstarter before she graduated college. This launched her career in comics. She now works for herself telling her stories.

This is a model all artists should all be following.

If you're reading this and you're a student of animation or comics and illustration, think about getting together with some friends and making what you want. Even if you haven't graduated, do it in the summers between semesters. Keep it manageable and have fun.

Start building your future ASAP. If you want to make comics or cartoons or films, and you're just learning, get started building your audience now. And let me know where I can find your stuff!