So, last week I saw a video on YouTube that contained mostly all of Yoda’s lines from the whole 6 episodes of the Star Wars series. This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE8PieLJttY
After watching it, I thought, I wonder if someone has edited his lines to adjust the syntax to a more standard format. Not that there was anything wrong with what was done in the movies of course – that’s who Yoda is. Surprisingly, I could not find it. So, I dropped the video into FinalCutPro (FYI – the new Final Cut Pro on the app store is NOT Final Cut – thanks for the shitty upgrade to iMovie Apple) and edited away.
Here’s the result. Yes, the audio sucks. Get over it.
After trying to upload to YouTube (thanks for nothing Content ID) I put the video on Vimeo and posted a link to Reddit to r/StarWars. And then went on my way through the weekend.
Then, Sunday, I noticed a bunch of views. Looks like a few sites picked it up.
Pretty cool…but wait….
On Monday, one of my favourite sites, BoingBoing.net (the directory of wonderful things) posted my video. Now THAT is pretty awesome.
I’ve always said that you cannot make a viral video. But you CAN make videos that make you laugh, or look at something differently or invoke an emotional response. And that’s my only reason for doing this. It was a fun idea. And looks like it hit the mark. In 4 days, about 200,000 views.
As Yoda once said “Do, or do not. There is no try” – but that is completely wrong when it comes to making a video. You never know what will work and what will not. You just need to DO and TRY. Disagree? Let me know why.
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