4 - 30 - 2006 :   The Force is Back!

After a bit of an absence from the Internet, Star Wars: Macbeth has returned with a new home base and a remastered media section. As a self proclaimed Star Wars geek and middle school teacher (yes, it has been almost TEN years since we first made Macbeth!) I felt that the force had to go on. I hope you enjoy the new site - it is pretty much the same, but with a few new suprises.

 

"Star Wars : Macbeth" is a seventeen minute video production that follows the lives of three brave scots in their quest for the throne of Scotland. George Lucas meets William Shakespeare in an odyssey that spans from the high school cafeteria to the high school gymnasium. Did I mention they had lightsabers?

Created for an english project in February of 1997, "Macbeth" received rave reports from Glen Ridge High School, and its creators decided that it was worth putting it up on the 'net. We've digitized the entire video with Quicktime, and made it availiable in several different size and quality ratios. Download it if you have the bandwidth, or just check out the trailer! We enjoyed every aspect of production, from the script, to the "elaborately" staged battle scenes, all the way to the special effects and the premiere of our video in English class, three long and hard weeks later. For more information, go behind the scenes. Find out what the heck was going through our heads!

What? You don't know what Macbeth is? Didn't you at least read the Cliff's Notes? Oh well. Visiting a great MACBETH site should get you up to speed. And I know you've at least heard of Star Wars. For more info on both of these topics check out our links section.

This site is full of information on how this video was completed. We've also got sections dedicated to news, biographies, special effects, and the entire video is available for download. Use the links at the top of the page to navigate the site, and if you have any questions, contact us!

Yoda's advice for the budding filmmaker

If there's one thing we learned from "Star War : Macbeth" it's that this kind of stuff can be a lot of fun. None of us were actors, it was our second video production, and we had never attempted anything like this before. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it immensely. If you have a video camera lying around, and better yet some editing equipment (pretty cheap for computers nowadays), go experiment. Be your own director. Go Hollywood... use a skateboard for dolly shots, or a fishing rod for special effects. Its fun... and when you're finished you can show it to people and watch as their eyes light up. So if you're even vaugely interested in film, and you're at an age when you've got so little responsibilities that you actually have time for this stuff, take advantage of it - you may discover a talent you never new existed, or a passion you never knew you had. Surf the 'net, check out some links on film. You don't need the Force - just some friends and a video camera. Browse the site, download a bit, write back to us, and most of all - have fun!

AriZonA PICTURES and NS PRODUCTIONS present BIEN CONCEPCION DONALD FITZ-ROY MICHAEL MCKOY
STAR WARS: MACBETH
RAYMOND PEREZ   ROBERT FULLER   CARL ERIK FISHER   and   REBEKAH HEINZEN   music by JOHN WILLIAMS
sound and music mix DONALD FITZ-ROY   edited by BIEN CONCEPCION   screenplay by MICHAEL
MCKOY and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE   directed by BIEN CONCEPCION and DONALD FITZ-ROY
executive producer BIEN CONCEPCION

Content & Design by Don Fitz-Roy & Bien Concepcion | Last updated 4/15/2006
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