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Little Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel - ThePianoGuys Fans

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Published on 21 Mar 2018 / In Film & Animation

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Long ago in a galaxy far, far away...

We bring you LITTLE CELLO WARS! Why a parody of another parody? Because we LOVE The Piano Guys (and Star Wars)! Their music inspires us and we listen to it all the time (literally). The idea to make this fan video came about a year ago, and Caleb started goofing off with After Effects to see if it was something he could finish. The music obviously was original, made by the amazing Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. The motivation to complete it came from the support and enthusiasm of many people, especially Steven Sharp Nelson and the other guys!

We announced LITTLE CELLO WARS on July 17, 2013 and started filming. Almost 70 days later, more than 5,000 frames, 4 days of filming in front of a green screen, and one month of editing and rendering - we felt like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE! Caleb had to edit every single frame in order to make the light sabers work (a total of over 5,000 frames)! He worked hard to make it look very similar to the original, even if that meant changing the background for 70 clips halfway through the editing!

The video was released exactly two years after The Piano Guys announced the original "Cello Wars". We hope you all enjoy!

It was an awesome project to work on, and is intended to be a 'thank you' to The Piano Guys. Your music is wonderful, and we are so thrilled to be able see you in concert!

Original music composed by the AMAZING John Williams
Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Steven Sharp Nelson: Electric Cellos/Vocals/Percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals/percussion
Starring Joel Cook and his Doppelganger (Jedi/Sith),
Jesse Cook as Darth Vader
Paul Anderson as Chewbacca

Costume Designer: Debra (Grandma) Cook (An AMAZING Costume designer!)

Special thanks to
THE PIANO GUYS!!!!!
Grandma for the use of her 'green screen studio' (basement)
Mom for the use of her camera (Canon EOS Rebel T2i), and for her unwavering support!
Isaac Sarver for the accordion

Video produced by Caleb Cook
All filming, effects and editing by Caleb Cook

Tel Stewart - Original "Cello Wars" (http://youtu.be/BgAlQuqzl8o) Director of Photography and Editor
TEL STEWART PRODUCTIONS: http://www.TelStewart.com, http://www.facebook.com/TelStewartProductions

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