Stephen Colbert's Jedi Videos
Posted on August 26, 2006
Stephen Colbert is making use of the popularity of user generated content and user videos with his Jedi Video Editing challenge. Colbert created a video featuring himself fighting with a lightsaber in front of a green screen. The challenge asks amateur filmmakers to do something creative with the video. You can see several of the videos that have already been made here on the Colbert Nation website. The video (screenshot above) created by someone using the name weirdhat is particularly good. Some videos have also been placed on YouTube. It also helps that Lucasfilm has been very supportive of Star Wars spoofs and parodies and recently helped get them back up on YouTube after they had been removed by mistake.