Today is part 1 of a multi-part mini-series we’re doing to coincide with the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Today we look at three specific lessons filmmakers can learn from the missteps of the prequels and the re-mastered original trilogy.
Yes, I know. The issues that Star Wars fans have had with these films have been beaten to death. But in this week’s “Short Ends” episode, I want to look at three aspects of these films from which filmmakers can glean valuable insight into the making of their own films. We hear from Write Bros. partner and Dramatica co-creator Chris Huntley; Loyd Calomay of Red 5 Studios; film genre journalist and founder of Etheria Film Night Heidi Honeycut; and frequent show guest JD Cochran.
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Music in this Episode
Music from today’s episode is courtesy of Song Freedom and also curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. Click here to see the Song Freedom mixtape with all the songs. Here’s a list of songs used from Song Freedom:
- “Main Title”
- “Helga Stella”
- “Can Can”
Scott Joplin’s “Original Rags” was used from FreeMusicArchive.org. Public Domain.
Here’s the “Jive Walkin'” video I reference in the funny deleted “scene” at the end of the credits.