My newest project in video and online media: a Star Wars parody! For the past few weeks, I spent some free time dubbing the voice of 9 year-old Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) of The Phantom Menace onto footage of Darth Vader (David Prowse) from Star Wars.
Little Anakin as Darth Vader: Star Wars Parody
While the video was originally meant to be less than a minute, I had too much fun with it and took it to the extreme. When re-editing the entire Death Star battle into a 3+-minute action sequence, my inner-child love of blowing things up in video games was released. From there, it became obsessive.
My main goal here, mind having fun editing something, is using the video as a new experiment in VSEO. While incorporating my old practice of keyword density, I’m slowly pushing out the video through social media, and seeing how it progresses organically.
Another thought was how YouTube would respond to my fair use of copyrighted footage. Within seconds of uploading as an unlisted video, it was immediately blocked by 20th Century Fox through some auto-recognize video tool. I disputed the charge, as it was a transformative work, and Fox kindly released their claim 7 days later. That’s it, really. Very cut and dry, though I know of others who did not see as kind of a result.
Check back here in a month to see the VSEO results and findings!
Video made with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Soundbooth and After Effects CS5.