August 26, 2011
The Executive Bully, Daz, reveals all (or nothing?), regarding our current project, The Drift!
November 13, 2008
Acapella song combining the dialogue of Star Wars with the the scores of John Williams (i.e. not just Star Wars, but E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones etc.). The song was originally written and recorded by a vocal group called Moosebutter, and this lip sync video made by Corey Vidal has been very popular recently.
Please check out their website, with many more clever fun acapella tracks. At the moment, there’s a great Harry Potter one on their homepage, to the tune of Pretty Woman!
If you want to listen to more of their stuff, you can on their site (they say radio quality, but it’s pretty good), or support them by buying them in CD quality. There is also a page with all the lyrics too, so if you want to learn a song and lip-sync your own YouTube video :p you can.
Seriously, they’re very good. Great harmonies and clever lyrics. I’d like to see a video of them performing the track!
October 29, 2008
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Backyard, aka TESBY.
October 26, 2008
In the great tradition of the Star Wars prequels, Backyard Productions has produced its own ‘Battle of the Heroes’ music video, showing making of documentary clips, as well as previously unreleased footage from the film itself. The video can be seen on YouTube here.
October 10, 2008
Genius footage from Sesame Street which predates ‘Star Wars IV – A New Hope.’ You can hear why he got to play the voice of Darth Vader, despite his relative youth at the time (well… he was thirty eight). He was the first well known celebrity to appear on Sesame Street in 1969 (the pilot episode) and went on to appear in several others. He apparently recorded another alphabet for Sesame Street after his Star Wars role.
From IMDB: According to Jones, when George Lucas was trying to cast the voice of Darth Vader, his immediate idea was to cast Orson Welles. However, he felt that Welles was too well-known for the role. So instead he looked for an actor with a deep voice, “like Orson Welles” which is how he got cast. [Read more]
October 6, 2008
Justin Lee Collins went on an adventure to bring back the magic of Star Wars. Followed by a film crew, he travels around America and UK, attempting to get interviews with the actors from the Original Trilogy and bring them back together for a reunion. [Read more]
October 5, 2008
At last, FANFILMS – What are they all about?… has been released!!!
As part of his Masters Degree in Media Production, BYP’s Executive Bully, Darren Scales, has produced a unique 30 minute documentary on Fanfilms. Darren has interviewed fanfilm makers, professionals from the creative industry and media academics. Darren explores the world of fanfilm making, why people do it and what it is that drives the media’s interest in it. With some colourful and personal accounts from those involved in making fanfilms, including The Emperor’s New Clones, this documentary will appeal to all!
August 30, 2008
Here are some photos from our recent trip to Tunisia, in search of Star Wars locations. [Read more]
July 5, 2008
To everyone involved with TENCLO; your hard work is now in the hands of the producer of the REAL Star Wars movies. Second only to George Lucas himself, it doesn’t get any better than this!!!!!
Here’s what happened, in our Director / Producer Darren Scales’s words…
I was at the Star Wars “Celebration Europe” convention this weekend; and queued to see Rick McCallum.
So I was sitting down watching Rick at his guest appearance and plucked up the courage to ask him a question. “What happens to fanfilms that are sent to LucasFilm?”
He said, “You know that final scene in Raiders with the warehouse where the Ark is locked away never to be seen again….!” After the audience laughed, he went on to say “But hey, if you have a copy with you…” “As a matter of fact I do!” I hastily replied. “Well bring it up” gestured Rick.
So I ran down to the stage, shook his hand and gave him a copy of TENCLO. I can’t remember everything we said (I was so shocked), except for his parting remark… “I will watch it!” WOW!!!!
June 22, 2008
It’s a silly Star Wars dance competition, but it’s actually quite good. Recorded at the 2008 Star Wars Weekend Hyperspace Hoopla show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Not only that – they did it in 2007 too!