Star Wars: Forced Humor
Uploaded: May 04, 2018
May the fourth be with you.
Written and directed by Jeremy
Randal as Jedi
Jeremy as Dark Jedi
Costume design by Jeremy
"Killers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Behind the Receiver
I had the idea for this video back sometime in 2017, maybe 2016. Originally it wasn't going to be a comedy sketch, but more of a spoof where the Jedi walks in, says an opening line to the Dark Jedi who then force chokes and stabs him. However back when I had the idea I knew I didn't have the necessary skills to make the video the way I wanted.
But then I started doing weekly sketches and I remembered this idea. Of course I had to add on to the original idea to make it a sketch and I also added some dueling in there because it's awesome. After I wrote it I then just set it aside for a while while I made other videos because I still wasn't ready for this one. So after even more time I decided that I'd use this sketch for Star Wars day because it fell on a Friday and that was just perfect.
We shot the video on a Saturday afternoon behind our church. I originally wanted to film it in a warehouse, but I was unable to gain access to one, so we went for a parking lot. We started filming around two and were done by four o'clock, which is really fast for a sketch, but we had to be, because right as we were packing up the equipment it began to rain.
This sketch involves more special effects than any we've done before and consequently took me far longer to edit. My favorite effect to do was the force lightning, mostly because it's one of the effects I've been wanting to do for years, along with the beheading effect used in our first Skyrim video.
I think my favorite shot in the video is the first one, because it's so close to my original idea, only better. The difference is that when I first thought of the idea I pictured having the camera looking over my right shoulder and the video being filmed in the family room in our house. I'm glad the location changed.