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Producing a Spoof: An Edit That I Used to Know

Body paint themed music videos first showed up on my screen with the reminder that I am not a robot... which was a relief to hear again. But that meant that when I saw the video by Gotye, I felt like I was seeing a video done by somebody that I used to know.

And now, I've finally had a chance to watch The Star Wars That I Used to Know:

This is an excellent parody. They really knocked it out of the park. But the editing was off at several points. Not really far off, but enough to be painful. In fact, it's so close, it's a little more noticeable than had it been off by a few seconds. Instead, the cuts come 2 to 5 frames too early. Going back and watching the original again confirmed that the edits there flowed, but the parody felt like it skipped and jumped around a few times.

Still well worth the watch! But notice how a cut just a moment too early can snap you out of a an otherwise really great video.

 ~Luke Holzmann
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