I tend to go pretty hard for DIY media, and there's one space in the DIY Media world that I don't talk about too much, and that's Fan Edits.
I think Fan Edits are super cool! Remixing commercial films in to new and different things, telling new stories with existing source material.
I'm a fan (heh), but if any of this stuff gets too popular, someone might get in some legal trouble.
But it's important to remember what modern copyright enforcement is keeping from us, so, let's talk edits.
There's a whole community of folks out there making fan edits of varying quality.
I tend to talk a lot about the Star Wars ones because it was Star Wars that first got me in to that space.
My favorite Star Wars fan edits are The Man Behind The Mask's War of the Stars. The first of two is here: https://mountaintown.video/videos/watch/4b646fc2-6edc-47c2-b7d6-01543ddd6731
The second War of the Stars (which is better than the first, but is very much a sequel to the first) https://mountaintown.video/videos/watch/8e3ebfa3-9b02-4399-a1ef-af741292ea1d
And, of course, the most infamous of the Star Wars fan edits is Harmy's despecialized editions: https://archive.org/details/star.-wars.-1977.-despecialized.-720p.x-264.-ac-3.5.1
Unfortunately, it's really hard to find a lot of these fan edits today.
Copyright enforcement crackdowns, the DMCA, and other overbroad laws have left us with this situation where most of these things are effectively lost.
The Internet Fan Edit Database at least contains information about many of the edits, so we can know *what* was lost, but that doesn't make it less lost.
I distinctly remember a battlestar Galactica, space 1999 mashup. I wonder if I can find that.
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