Windermere Makes Star Wars History

It isn't every day that students have an opportunity to collaborate in a massive crowd-sourced project like The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made, shot-for-shot recreation of the Star Wars classic.

The project selected 480 fan-made segments culled from over 1,500 submissions and integrates a wide-ranging mash-up of styles and filmmaking techniques, including live action, animation, and stop-motion.

In April/May 2013, 51 students from Windermere teacher Colin Kam's Info Tech 10 class created almost a dozen 15 second clips. Three of these submissions made the final cut.

"All of the students worked hard and had fun applying what they have learned in class," says Kam. "I wish to recognize all the students that were involved in this global project for their creative efforts."

You can watch the Windermere stars in the final compilation here:

Time in compilation

Students involved



Grade 12 students Jason Ly, Andrew Wang and Gordon Zhou with grad Joshua Corpuz

This scene was shot in Windermere's Room 305W with a green screen effect


Grade 11 students Jared Alejandro, Manuel Andaya, Nabee Begh, Karan Bharati and Jacky Cen

This scene was shot outside Windermere's building


Grade 12 students Chris Antal, Vina Duong, Jessica Ho, Jordan Ramirez and Nicolas Vasiu

Scene was created using Flash Professional

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