Some Fetty Goodness

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by micdavis, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Here is a series of photos I took while out in the desert of California in 1982.

    They look like I was close but in fact I was about 300 yards away on top of a huge sand dune with a really long lense and fast film.

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  2. Jango_Fett_Jr

    Jango_Fett_Jr Well-Known Member

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    Sooo cool, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Here is how far away I really was, with the zoom lense.

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  4. Trooper_trent

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    That is so sweet.
    How about a story behind the pics. Did you go there hunting it down or did you stumble across it. How did you know where to find the shoot and did you know it was Ep VI filming?
     
  5. micdavis

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    It's a long story.

    Short version.

    I found out about it. Went and found it. Made three trips out there totaling 12 days.

    Shot about 250 photos of which about 60 were worth keeping. Also a friend shot a few rolls of Super8 film (video wasn't cheap in 1982), then edited down to about 7 minutes.

    More pics to come. And these.

    *********EDIT************

    Sorry needed the web space.

    Movies gone bye-bye.
     
  6. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Thanks so much for sharing. This stuff is AWESOME...
     
  7. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    WOW. Taking pictures with film.

    You must be old :p
     
  8. TK9120

    TK9120 Sr Member

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    Very Cool. Always good to see pics like these. Thanks. :thumbsup
     
  9. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    I just love behind the scene stuff.

    Excellent.
     
  10. KevVader

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    Great pix Mic. :thumbsup ...I love the "behind the scenes" stuff.....
     
  11. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Sweet pics.
     
  12. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    You've done something that is rarely seen, you shared some valuable photo's, where so many would keep 'em to themselves.

    Thanks, it is really cool to see pics like these :love

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  13. kurtyboy

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    My jaw just hit my desk.
     
  14. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing...
     
  15. Gator Fett

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    Those pics are FETTASTIC.

    The last two pictures seem to support the idea that the battle damaged Jetpack was used in the flying sceen. The center tank appears to have a gouge in the middle, which matches up with the other picutures of the damaged pack.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Gator
     
  16. MegaPrime33

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    That pictures are awesome. If you have anymore, please post them..
     
  17. Star Wars Helmets

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    Those pics are superb - great story how you got them too.

    Thanks for sharing them here

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  18. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    Amazing shots - thanks for posting..



    Jeremy
     
  19. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Great pics, man. Thanks.
     
  20. FETTCLONE

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    Incredible shots, micdavis. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    When I go to work today I'm just going to be thinking of stunt-Fett all day. :D
     
  21. Darth Kahnt

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    All I can say is...

    WOW.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  22. DL 44 Blaster

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    COOOOL.. Having memories of being to an Original Trilogy set must be awesome. Thanks for sharing part of history :thumbsup

    Steve
     
  23. TomSpinaDesigns

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    Thanks mike.

    I know some people (like me. woo) got to see some of this at C3... sweet pics and flix..

    Thanks for sharing.
    Tom
     
  24. micdavis

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    Everybody is welcome.

    I did show the Super8 footage at C3 and did a little talk with Brandon and Tom when they did their fantastic bit on SW shooting locations.

    I don't mind sharing, but please remember sometimes the restrictions on sharing stuff are placed ON the person with the goods. You have to respect that or the "secret" stuff never gets shown.
     
  25. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    Too cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
  26. Jack Bauer

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    That's really great that you did that. Too bad we couldn't go back in time and do the same for EPIV, but noone knew that EPIV would be such a hit.

    Glad you got Fett stuff not just set stuff.

    COOL. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup
     
  27. Soundwave

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    Totally amazing stuff...is mind-blowing to think you were there and thanks so much for sharing.

    Awesome awesome stuff..
     
  28. Goldenrod

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    loved it. thanks for sharing. :thumbsup
     
  29. hyperdyne

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    simply awesome.
     
  30. Fetthunter

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    I've theorized that all along. It's not like LFL to spend extra money on a "minor character" (which Fett was considered at the time). They wouldn't spend money on an "undamaged" jetpack that was mainly shot from angles where the damage on the back wouldn't be seen for the flying shots, only to be replaced with a "damaged" jetpack for the skiff-to-sail barge-to-Sarlacc shots.

    IMO, anyway. ;)


    Mic, do you have larger versions of those pics? :)


    Thanks,

    J
     
  31. Tyler Durden

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    Actually, Fett, and the group of super commandos he represented, was intended to be a pretty significant group of characters. We know as early as 1978 a fullly fuctioning and painted suit was already complete. The suit included extending grappling hooks, flashing range finder and chest lights, and a jetpack with an almost entirely self-contained exhaust system.

    As such, at least three "hero" packs were already built prior to ROTJ. ILM did spend the money to build a stunt pack and the damaged pack for ROTJ. What they neglected to do was care about continuity. The ESB-style helmet seen some stunt scenes but not others further supports their continuity blunders.
     
  32. Boba Frett

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    Great stuff , thanks for sharing :)
     
  33. OldKen

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    nothing much to say other than YOU KICK *.

    thanks bro, like someone stated in one of the first posts, most wouldnt share.

    so thank you very much for this rare glimpse that Lucas would hate us to have. :D


    guess this is a dumb question, but is there anyway to save this without quicktime pro???
     
  34. Tyler Durden

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    Right click the link and select "save as." Worked for me. :)
     
  35. Fetthunter

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    Yes, but I meant that by 1982/83 Fett was back to being only a "minor" character. GL has said in several interviews that he didn't know the kind of fan backlash he'd get from sending such a minor character into the Sarlacc and "killing him off". :)

    Seems like I've seen pics of Fett in Jabba's Palace wearing the pre-damaged jetpack as well... :confused

    Anyway, cool pics nonetheless. :thumbsup


    J
     
  36. Tyler Durden

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    At that point, most definitely, yes. :D

    I think the pics of the damaged pack in Jabba's Palace were part of the SE additions.


    And yeah, these are the coolest pics I've seen in awhile. Thanks, Mic. :thumbsup
     
  37. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Great pics, I love seeing new Star Wars pics ..
    It's like finding gold...
     
  38. Darth Lars

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    In the first fly movie, it looks like there is a man with binocs looking straight at you. :lol
     
  39. Bobbywan

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    Very cool video.

    Thanks for sharing them.


    ~Bobby
     
  40. jedivigneri

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    To think you were there for the filming of the last good star wars movie ever... :) THANK YOOOOOO SOOOOO MUCH :) Did ya get a piece of the barge?

    Is it me or does it look like the squib they used doused harrison in sparks...looks like he was checkin to make sure he still had his ear at the end of the shot...AMAZING footage....... :)

    Were just passing through history...THIS IS HISTORY. :) curt



     
  41. WebChief

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    Wow, just seeing this today for the first time. Awesome stuff.
     
  42. voice in the crowd

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    Absolutely fantastic.

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  43. Darth Infamous

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    I raise my glass to you Mr. Micdavis. FANTASTIC stuff. Wow. :):) Thanks so much for sharing.
    Carl
     
  44. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Sorry need the web space.

    Movies going bye-bye.
     
  45. CTF

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    You do realise that he was on (or near) the ROTJ set and not ROTS? :unsure

    :p

    EDIT: And thanks for sharing. :D
     
  46. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    ah man, I missed the movies. :cry
    Mic can you email them to me?
     
  47. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Eve those short clips were 35mb each.

    They are bad enough quality as it is Super8 to Digital so shrinking them makes them unwatchable.
     
  48. LDR

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    Oh man i missed the movie to. Can someone please, please post a link to them.


    Very cool pictures.


    Please put the movies back up.


    Lewis
     
  49. MaxPlague

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    How in the heck did I miss this thread? Wow, very cool. A fan's dream to be able to peek at a Star Wars movie in progress. Too bad I missed the posted movies...if anyone cares to PM me a link I'd be much obliged. :)
     
  50. AndySertin

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