These are the granddaddy of the fan-produced lightsaber battles that can be found on YouTube now in profusion. The RvD movies are both technically impressive, and subsequent improvement in home video effects makes all sort of things possible in 2016 that were prohibitive in 2003.
Anyway, here’s the thing: Fourteen-year-old Bricker Jr is a huge Star Wars fan, theater geek, and nerd-off-the-old-block and would love to participate in such a film.
But I have no idea how to help this goal along. A zillion people are choreographing and filming their own fight scenes, adding rotoscoping, and posting to YouTube. What advice can anyone give me for an awesome birthday present/ project for my kid?
(I will resist the opportunity to cameo and announce that I am his father.)