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In pictures: Star Wars fan film
Actor/director Shane Felux spent three years and $20,000 to make his own Star Wars fan film, Revelations. He built the cockpit of a space ship in the film in his basement.
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Actor/director Shane Felux spent three years and $20,000 to make his own Star Wars fan film, Revelations. He built the cockpit of a space ship in the film in his basement.
Frank Hernandez stars as smuggler Declan in the production.
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Cast and crew made the film in their own time. More than 200 people were involved the production as a whole, including a main cast of five and scores of extras.
Blue screen work to superimpose special effects and detailed backgrounds was used in much of the film. More than 30 digital artists and animators worked on the production.
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Blue screen work to superimpose special effects and detailed backgrounds was used in much of the film. More than 30 digital artists and animators worked on the production.
The film recreates the look and feel of the official Star Wars films. Many of the locations will be familiar to fans, including this shot of a landing pad on Coruscant.
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The film recreates the look and feel of the official Star Wars films. Many of the locations will be familiar to fans, including this shot of a landing pad on Coruscant.
Director Shane Felux also plays Jedi Knight Cade.
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The plot of Revelations centres on the last few Jedi Knights yet to be killed by Darth Vader and takes place between Episode III and IV of the official films.
 The film is available only for download. Star Wars creator George Lucas has given his blessing to fan films, as long as they are not made with any commercial intent.
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The film is available only for download. Star Wars creator George Lucas has given his blessing to fan films, as long as they are not made with any commercial intent.
Shane Felux, Holland Gedney and Gina Hernandez
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Director Shane Felux said his cast gave two years of their lives to their film. "I'm very proud of the cast and crew," he said.
George Lucas says he plans no further Star Wars films. But movies like Revelations show that fans are only to willing to carry on.
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George Lucas says he plans no further Star Wars films. But movies like Revelations show that fans are only too willing to carry on.




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