Story of Star Wars, The

 
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Story of Star Wars, The
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Original Release Date:
1977
Original Running Time:
121 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
51 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
“The Story of Star Wars ” was an audio LP following the adventures of Luke Skywalker during ANH. Now this recording has been visualized using movie scenes and images. Spectacular!
Intention:
1977... The time before VCR’s and the home video market. The best way to enjoy
Star Wars at home was to listen to the LP record “The Story of Star Wars”. This
album was a condensed version of the film containing the original actors’
dialogue, sound effects, John Williams’ musical score, and wonderful narration
by Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Roscoe Lee Browne. The album was quite
successful in its own right, achieving gold record status. Countless numbers of
young fans came to know this version of Star Wars actually better than the film
itself. If you were one of those kids that wore this album out on your parents’
HiFi, flipping along with the picture booklet exercising your imagination, this
is for you. This DVD is what you dreamed of having back then. The album’s audio
has been synced with a variety of video sources to create quite a different way
to experience Star Wars, an enjoyable one that will surely take you back...
Special Thanks:
Thanks to: Scotty Balls, Rebel11_38, Citizen, Darth Editous, ocpmovie, russs15,
Zion, and SKot for their direct or indirect help with the creation of this
project.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Editing Details:
This project was created entirely on a 2003 Apple 17″ iMac G4 1Ghz with 768M
RAM, running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. It took 5 months to make.

Software used:

Final Cut Pro HD 4.5
Still Life
MacTheRipper
MPEG Streamclip
DVD Studio Pro 3
LiveType
Cinema Tools
A.Pack
Compressor
Quicktime Pro Player
Photoshop 7
Illustrator CS
Apple DVD Player
ScreenCaptureGUI
MovieCal
Apple TextEdit
Apple Dictionary
HandBrake
Imandix cover (Virtual PC)
Cool Beans NFO Creator (Virtual PC)
QuickSFV (Virtual PC)

The vinyl capture mp3′s released by Scotty Balls are the foundation and
inspiration of this project. In order for the vinyl capture audio to sync with
dvd film sources, it had to be slowed down around 1.5%. This audio was then
synced to clips from the 2004 NTSC, Citizen NTSC dual layer, Darth Editous NTSC,
and GKAR PAL dvd’s. Where editing required, pans and zooms from still
screenshots were used, mainly in narration passages. Because pans and zooms were
necessary, the project’s aspect ratio had to be cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1.
To keep the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, black bars would have had to been added to the
pan and zoom shots. This additional reduction of image just did not work. There
was not enough of the frame visible once it was zoomed and had bars added. That
being said, The video quality is pretty good considering it’s, in effect, “blown
up” from the original 360 lines of resolution. The 2004 footage has been color corrected to help improve the bizarre dark blue cast of that release.

The audio is a great mixture of dialogue, alternate takes, sound effects, and
music that needs to be heard by all Star Wars fans. There are 2 audio
options available. The default is a hybrid vinyl/2004 dvd mix. There are
only 2 places where ’04 audio is mixed in: 1) When the troopers blast into
the Tantive IV, and 2) TIE fighter roar after Ben says “Ninety-Four” in the
cantina. The other option is the pure vinyl only. The default is really the
most enjoyable way to watch, but the other one’s in there too. Ending credit
and menu music clips come from the original soundtrack. Most of the ridiculous
SE video elements have been removed using the previously mentioned sources. This
is by no means an attempt to recreate an OOT version of Star Wars. Instead, it
is a unique way to enjoy Star Wars that you might have visualized while
listening to the album all those years ago. I hope many people enjoy this.
Cover art by MoveAlong (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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