Tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will be talking Fan Films.  Joining the crew on the show are Dr. Peter Coogan and author Clive Young, as everyone runs down some of their favorites.  To get you in the mood, we’re presenting a selection of some of the films we’ll discuss on tonight’s show.

RYAN WIEBER VS. MICHAEL “DORKMAN” SCOTT

What began as a friendly rivalry between two effects artists explodes off TheForce.Net’s FanFilms Forum and into the real world in a lightsaber battle royale.

Originally created for the forum’s lightsaber choreography competition, this fight to the death will decide once and for all who is truly most skilled with a saber.

There can be only one.

For even more fun, check out Ryan vs. Dorkman II, after the jump.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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6 Comments

  1. Ricco
    February 24, 2009 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    While the physical aspects are not very demaning I have choreographed sword fights and it takes a heck of a long time to get the timing right, I’m impresed!

  2. mugsgame
    February 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    “Not in the glasses, asshole.”

    “No horse play by the lathe!”

    “This isn’t as fun with our clothes on.”

    “Now that there are two openings, maybe we can both join the Trench Coat Mafia”

    “The sideburns are strong with this one”

    “You just cut off my girlfriend!!!”

  3. Matt
    February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am — Reply

    Very impressed by the choreography

  4. Armin
    February 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    RvsD2 is one of the best fan-films I know, mostly because there’s no dialog in it, which is the field in which most fan-films start to stink. But here, it’s just a nice little violent dance.

    This was actually a demo for their reels as FX artists, and it surely paid off: Ryan’s working for an FX house now and does 3D work and comping for “Heroes” (as seen in the Making Off that they showed as lead-in to the season premiere), and Scott works in the FX-biz as well and has a blog about Movies, Filmaking and FX and Atheism (what a great combo) here: http://dorkmanscott.wordpress.com

  5. Dez!
    February 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    First vid “No longer available” – FYI.

    D!

  6. February 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    Clap! Clap! Clap!
    Better than the original

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