Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Creativity doesn't always happen in sleek rooms with designer furniture. In fact, as design magazine Makeshift proves, it happens when something is needed but not a lot is available. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Justin Levinson
Published: Sept 2012, Makeshift

Casey Pugh, a co-founder of Vimeo and Boxee, wanted to make a feature-length film.  But he didn’t want to do it alone. He had become enamored by the concept of crowdsourcing, and decided to use the methodology to recreate one of his favorites, Star Wars. After cutting the movie into 15-second clips, he put a call out on his blog asking fans to pick a scene and recreate it. Contributors employed an immense variety of techniques to produce the 473 scenes: noir, stop-motion animation, Western, and even instant-message chat. [read more]


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