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Being a Star Wars fan since I was young, this Star Wars fan film is one of the major influences that inspired me to enter the field of digital media. Learning that kids sitting at home could create lightsaber duels with stunning visual effects made me start making my own Star Wars fan films, and I grew from there.
This is a image from a short film/tutorial created by Video Copilot. This group create some of my favorite visual effects and in addition give free tutorials on how they created them. Their website videocopilot.net had been a great resource for me.