You won’t believe this Star Wars short was made by fans

And all without the use of CGI

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Before it became a galaxy conquering titan, Star Wars was a shoestring operation.

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George Lucas dragged his crew out to remote, inhospitable locations and had to rely on good old-fashioned brainpower to create stunning visual effects, rather than fall back on powerful computers and CGI.

These fans probably sympathise.

Produced by Blood Brother Cinema, this tribute to the original trilogy was shot over two months in the freezing ice fields of Alberta, Canada. Temperatures hit -30 degrees C. To make things even harder, they dedicated themselves to using old-fashioned visual effects like stop motion, working almost entirely without computers.

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But you know what? The work clearly paid off, despite being a comparatively small operation. It’s like Yoda said: size matters not.