Star Wars Kid-A Mustsee

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    P-Worm

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    This is way funny, but sad at the same time. He is called the "Star Wars Kid" and his "martial arts" video was uploaded on Kazaa without his permission and is now widespread throughout the internet. As compinsation, someone setup a PayPal account for donations and it reached over $4300! The donators have decided to buy him an iPod and a new Mac. Everyone needs to view this video.

    watch it here.

    Read about it here.

    Make sure you watch both videos and enjoy!

    P-Worm
     
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    MrMacMan

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    Wow, that is sorta mean, post a video get your ass handed to you in a lawsuit...

    But the links themselves are classic.

    He was obviouly trying for a good work out, Jedi style.

    edit: read Interview
     
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    P-Worm

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    I've decided I'm going to make a shirt with him on it. He's my new hero. Did you read the articles on Waxy.org?

    P-Worm
     
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    MrMacMan

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    yes.

    He seems like a nice guy, but it was kinda making fun of him, atleast the remix.

    Me and my friend have been making lightsabers and dueling for a while and have taped them, nothing like this has come tho... :eek: :(
     
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    Actually, this has and iPod in the story.

    There was an atricle in the (The Age) A3 section (Melbournians will know) and it talked about how there have been people teasing him etc.

    But there is a writer trying to raise money to buy and iPod for the kid.

    ------------Edit------------

    My mistake, it has already been mentioned.
     
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    kiwi_the_iwik

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    BRILLIANT!


    That kid has NOTHING to be ashamed of - whoever remixed the vid did an amazing job.

    Now that boy's gonna be a legend...
     
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    P-Worm

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    There's actually a Matrix remix that was done, but I can't currently find it. Anyone know where it is?

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    tazo

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    i saw both and am wholly unimpressed. what is so cool?
     
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    As they say, "If you don't get it, you don't get."
     
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    Star Wars Kid-A

    Anyone else click on the thread topic expecting to see some blend of George Lucas and Radiohead?
     
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    Foxer

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    Re: Star Wars Kid-A

    I thoguht I was the only who expected that.

    It would have been cool!
     
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    Haha, the last quarter of that video is the most outrageous because he's actually getting into it and keeps on slipping and falls down once or twice.

    After I read the interview I feel bad, but he's most likely going to get an ipod and maybe a computer out of this and I'm sure nobody will remember this kid a month from now. I'd humiliate myself like that if it meant I'd get a free ipod and computer. Who wouldn't?
     
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    medea

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    ah that poor little fat boy, seeing him prance around like that.....
    ah pretty funny though. some people can be so cruel.....

    oh yeah and I also only clicked on this topic because I thought you meant Kid A from Radiohead......
     
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    That version with the sound effects and text is priceless. I laughed so hard I was crying.

    I first saw the story of this kid on TechTV last week. He's become a national idol of sorts.
     
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    wdlove

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    I was expecting more information of Star Wars!
     
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    Re: Star Wars Kid-A

    yeah! ditto

    Man - that's funny stuff; i bet he's loving the publicity now. I'd do that and let half a million people see it if i got a free mac/iPod out of it!!
     
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    I wonder...

    I wonder if this is a better way to run the Indie Film Idea thread: shoot something, upload it, and let other people work on it however which way they want. Maybe even use bluescreen for most of the shots to allow people to add the backgrounds they want. Hmmm...
     
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    Re: I wonder...

    That's a novel idea. You do all the writing and directing and then let all the people with too much time and a lot of talent do the actual production without them knowing it. I like it.:)
     
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    ahaha. That is funny.

    Reminds me of myself.... except I don't think I look that stupid. :p ;)
     
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    Re: Re: I wonder...

    Actually, I think it would work better and be far more successful if based on a policy based on goodwill and trust and fun: people are simply asked if they want to help, anyone can participate, and those who did the work got credit for the amount of time and effort they put into it. And, should it get sold as project, people who contributed would get a piece of whatever the final amount was.

    They'd know they were helping out or at least trying to do so. But the final product would be owned by all the contributors. Sort of like the Open Source movement with software.

    I think that would only be fair. :D

    P.S. What would also be interesting is how many different versions of the same movie would be created as a result. :D
     
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    Re: Re: Re: I wonder...


    This is were the interesting parts would come from. In fact I think it would be good to provide several different versions of different scenes in your production to give the people that will edit and produce more options.
     
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    Poor guy, but you can never be too careful about leaving the tape in the camera after filming sonething like that.
     
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    Sol

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    Legal action justified

    I think the kid's family has every right to make this a legal matter. Imagine if somebody got hold of one of your family's videos or photographs and posted them on the internet so that people could call you fat or ugly!
     
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    Re: Legal action justified

    He's making quite a bit of money off of it. Besides there's no reason to screw with someone elses life by taking everything they have just because of your own insecurities. This country is way way too sue happy.
     
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    Re: Re: Legal action justified

    It certainly has a stereotype of being like that. The UK's starting to get that way now too
     

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