Fan uses 48 floppy disks and a 1984 Mac to recreate 'Star Wars' trailer – and it's epic
Artist painstakingly hand draws every frame in two-minute video.
With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" due out in theaters this December, fans are left with plenty of time on their hands to dissect every morsel of information that has come out about the film. Others are watching the teaser trailer over and over again in the hopes of uncovering the plot of the movie. And then there's Wahyu Ichwandardi.
The Indonesian artist, who is based out of New York, spent three weeks recreating the trailer. But what makes his remake interesting is how he did it: He used a 1984 Apple IIc and an old bitmap program called Dazzle Draw. His two-minute video was only 6 megabytes (the cell phone in your pocket likely can hold 32 gigabytes). But for Ichwandardi, using the 33-year-old computer forced him to store the file on 48 floppy disks.
Here's a video of how he put it all together:
And here's a video of the finished product:
Perhaps Ichwandardi didn't get the memo, but ironically, it's been the modernization of consumer-friendly video editing software that has made it possible for fans to recreate their favorite film sequences. For example, in the past year alone, an Israeli actress and her friends paid homage to Gal Gadot with a frame by frame remake of the "Wonder Woman" trailer. And a father of a three-year-old has staged some magnificent photo recreations of his daughter in famous Disney movie scenes.
As for the latest "Star Wars" installment, American director Rian Johnson and his longtime friend Ram Bergman, an Israeli producer, are currently putting the finishing touches on the movie now. It will continue to explore the teacher-student relationship of Luke and Rey, as well as include some of actress Carrie Fisher's final work.
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