People Vs George Lucas Documentary


Production Diary Archive

Back to the old ways, an interview with Ray Harryhausen!

By admin

Robert: Producer Anna Higgs and I had the absolute pleasure to interview the famous visual effects maestro/stop-motion wizard Ray Harryhausen at his gorgeous home in London today! We talked about visual effects over the last century, his influence on the current generation of filmmakers, and of course, George Lucas. Sitting next to him was the…

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Tokyo madness

By Alexandre

I’m apparently so obsessed and/or consumed with George Lucas that I dream of him almost every night. I took a nap this afternoon, and suddenly found myself in a humongous marble hall that clearly didn’t look anything like Skywalker Ranch, but yet was Skywalker Ranch. And George appeared to me as a kind of Mister…

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Around the world in 30 days–again!

By Alexandre

Another whirlwind month. A third trip to Los Angeles to interview more fan vidders, FREE ENTERPRISE writer/producer and Sci-Fi Universe/Cinefantastique editor/co-creator Mark Altman, and multiple Harvey and Eisney Award-winning Tony Millionaire–creator of the SOCK MONKEY and MAAKIES comics and, yes, of George R. Binks for STAR WARS TALES. Strangely enough, George R. Binks is listed…

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Delving deeper into the wonders and mysteries of fan filmmaking

By Alexandre

A whole month has passed since my last blog entry. That’s what happens when you’re having too much fun in the editing room. Chad has been laborious in terms of laying down the content, and we have a pretty solid arc for the first 40 minutes of our doc. I’m working on layering it with…

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PvsG does Philly, Antarctica

By Alexandre

All right, George Lucas fans, critics, and curious bystanders, this is it! September 30th is our official cut-off date for submissions, so if you’re still working on your skits, rants or animated shorts, consider this a friendly reminder that, well, our deadline is coming up. If you’re crafting a grand opus of Wagnerian proportions and…

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A trip down Modesto lane

By Alexandre

I spent the bulk of last week reviewing the footage we shot in California. After Comic-Con and before WorldCon (see my last two blog entries), we drove up to Los Angeles to tie up a few loose ends. We sat down with iconic fan filmmaker Kevin Rubio (TROOPS) and documentarian Dennis Przywara (STARWOIDS), staged a…

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Neil Gaiman weighs in @ WorldCon

By Alexandre

Robert and I left Montreal this morning, sleep deprived, and returned to Denver with an additional 150GB of footage from WorldCon. We’ve been on the road since Comic-Con, and there’s so much I want to share that I will have to retroactively write about Los Angeles, Marin and Modesto in my next blog entry. In…

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We let the Wookiee win!

By Alexandre

Two days ago, an adorable pot-bellied kid clad in Darth Vader armor told us (without hesitation, I might add) that there were but three Comic-Cons left. He had just watched the trailer to Roland Emmerich’s disaster flick 2012, and reached his own logical conclusion. For the sake of popular arts, let us hope he’s wrong!…

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Comic-Con, WorldCon, Frank & Son, here we come!!

By Alexandre

It’s official! THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS does Comic-Con, and boy, do we have surprises in store for you! Robert (our Director of Photography) will unfortunately miss the event, as he’s currently shooting the Tour de France. But he will be replaced (or should I say substituted, as he is truly irreplaceable) by maverick filmmaker…

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Ducks on a plane, part deux: Defending Howard

By Alexandre

It’s been two weeks since my last blog post. That’s because next week, the official post-production process begins, and with the film being the big priority and all, I really have to get my ducks in a row–no pun intended. Aside from sporadic production periods, the past few months were spent organizing 350+ hours of…

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