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Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Light Saber Duel

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE MP3 HERE: CHECK OUT THEPIANOGUYS "YOUTUBE HITS" ALBUM at Follow us on Facebook here: Long ago in a galaxy far, far away... We bring you CELLO WARS! A result of 6 months of production...our most ambitious undertaking by far! Why Star Wars Cello? Because of our unending admiration of George Lucas, John Williams, and the most EPIC movies and film score ever created. The idea originated when Tel Stewart was editing THE CELLO SONG here: As a joke he decided to add light sabers to Steven Sharp Nelson's bow during the outtakes. Fans cried out for more. Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson storyboarded the song and the video concept while they were scouting locations for MOONLIGHT But it was Steven Sharp Nelson's son Eli (6) that was the true inspiration for the project -- his enthusiasm for Star Wars, light sabers, and watching his daddy wield one while playing cello fueled the project continually. We announced CELLO WARS on September 19, 2011 thinking we'd be able to deliver on our promise within a few weeks. We had NO IDEA. 70 days later, more than 7,000 frames, 72 audio tracks, 24 hours of filming through the night in front of a green screen, the most props and costumes we've ever used, several broken bows and strings, and over 1,000 hours of editing and rendering -- we feel like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE! Tel Stewart is THE MAN. He is the reason this worked. He is the man behind the green screen -- behind the editing bay -- behind all the cool effects. He had to edit every single frame in order to make the light sabers work (a total of over 7,000 frames)! We now have a Piano Guys Hall of Fame and he was recently the first inductee. We used the following John Williams Star Wars Movie Themes (in order of appearance) The Imperial March (Empire Strikes Back Theme) Duel of the Fates (From Episode 1) May the Force Be With You Star Wars Main Theme Cantina Band (from Episode 4) All FIVE melodies enter one by one at the end and stack on top of each other until all of them are being played at the same time. BEHIND THE SCENES COMING SOON... Original music composed by the AMAZING John Williams Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Starring Steven Sharp Nelson (as both Jedis) Al van der Beek as Darth Vader, & Paul Anderson as Chewbacca (Darth Vader and Chewbacca appear courtesy of Lusas Arts® and the STAR WARS films Costume Designer: Alison Morris (An AMAZING Costume designer!) Follow Steven Sharp Nelson on Facebook here: Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart All effects and editing by Tel Stewart