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Stream of the Month - NovemberAll things Jedi
The hype and marketing has already begun on the next installment of the Star Wars story. As the release date approaches, fan-boys across the galaxy are sure to be looking for as much information as they can.
The first trailer for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, was released recently, and the Apple QuickTime Trailers site has it for all to see. "Breathing" is available in several streaming bit rates depending on your connection. But be warned, in order to get the uber-version of this trailer, youll have to have QuickTime Pro installed.
If the trailer isnt enough, you will definitely want to check out the fan based theforce.net website. Not only does this site contain tid-bits of gossip and actual news about what is going on in the Jedi-verse, they have a huge section devoted to fan films. This growing site showcases work by some very talented (and not so talented) fans of Lucas work, and youre able to see all of them via your computer. If Troops and Dual ring a bell, then youll find them on this site.
If watching fan films and reading the latest gossip isnt enough, TFN also offers a twice monthly newscast that is a must see for fans and professionals alike as it shows how good quality productions can be made on a limited budget.
For the official word on all things Jedi, you must visit StarWars.com. The LucasFilm, Ltd. marketing juggernaut goes all out on this site with official photos and behind the scenes production notes on the making of the new film. The must see streams for this site are the mini-documentaries that George Lucas has authorized to be made. Lucas did the same thing with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and these streams a perfect for fans and movie buffs alike to get a look at what goes into making a major motion picture. Currently up to installment seven, there are plenty of features to keep you occupied for a while.
Stephen Schleicher is a well known writer, visual effects artist and media guru! You can see more of Stephen at
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