Friday, March 27, 2015
Watch This: Fantastic 'Tie Fighter' Star Wars Fan-made Animation
The latest Star Wars fan-flick doing the round is a fantastic animation from filmmaker Paul Johnson. Produced by Johnson over "four year's worth of weekends", it's a labour of love- and an astonishing achievement to boot. In a neat twist, it's made from the point-of-view not of the Rebel Alliance, but the evil Empire (who everyone knows are way cooler anyway). Stylistically Johnson has taken his cues from 80's sci-fi anime- and done a bang-up job of it. It deceptively tricky to capture the anime easthetic and have it feel authentic- and many talented western animators have fallen short. Here it's pulled off brillinatly- and not just any anime, but it particularly captures the feel of the 80s variety. It's sure to give fans of retro anime flashbacks to Robotech/Macross or Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers).
Johnson also produced some pretty extensive project materials detailing the character's backgrounds, and made it available to download alongside the official poster art and soundtrack.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Labels: 2D animation, anime, CP, news, shorts, star wars, Web & Independent Animation, web animation,
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.