Watch University Of Georgia Students Film An Elaborate Star Wars Tribute Video
A long time ago, in a galaxy known as Georgia, Bulldogs wide receiver Chris Conley embarked on an impressive quest to film a video homage to his favorite movie of all time: Star Wars. His journey began several months ago, when he Tweeted a call to arms for fellow local "jedi."
Well, that "epic battle" happened over the weekend on the Athens campus of the University of Georgia, where Conley hired friends and fans to shoot various Star Wars scenes in full costume. And because we live in the age of social media, Twitter blew up with amazing photographs involving Stormtroopers, UGA students and menís head football coach Mark Richt. You can follow along on the hashtag #StarWarsUGA on Twitter:
And hereís a fantastic shot of Richt being "arrested" by Storm Troopers on Georgiaís campus. Look at this!
What is this film all about? In an interview with Dog Bytes (via USA Today), Conley explained:
"My brother and I got into the games and into the some of the Star Wars history outside of the movies and Iíve just been a fan of it ever since. Iíve been a big guy who prides myself on remaining who I am regardless of who Iím around or how old I get. Itís something that I like and regardless of what people tell me, if itís frowned upon or not. Itís me."
Is this cool with George Lucas? Because that dude has legit Storm Trooper costumes, and he seems to be relying on some heavily trademarked visual elements. Conley and his crew might be hearing from the LucasFilm legal team some time real soon. Until then, he plans to release his "tribute" film in April. Are there any Georgia Bulldog fans reading this who were part of the shoot? If so, let us know how it went, and what the plot of this fan-video might be!
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