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Offline Anatim

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An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« on: November 12, 2016, 09:58:13 AM »
Saberproject, the first German website about lightsabers and show team is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!
For our celebration we invited the great Nick Gillard, known for his work as stunt coordinator of the Prequels and his cameo role as Cin Drallig in ROTS.

So we hang out with him for a weekend, had an exclusive "master class", where he showed and teached us some valueable things. He told us a lot of interesting stories and we recorded a 30min interview with him, which you can watch here.
Starting with his early career we follow his work in movie business. Did you know that he also worked on Indiana Jones, Superman and Alien and turned down Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter?
Of course we asked a lot about Star Wars and lightsabers, too. There is some great insight into lightsaber choreographies, the seven or better nine forms of lightsaber combat and much more.

Enjoy this in-depth talk with this down-to-earth guy!

Additionally you can find a short report and pictures of our celebration-weekend here:
Nick Gillard visit at our 10th anniversary - Saberproject - Everything about



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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 10:56:06 PM »
Awesome interview!

Very informative about the man, his career and his philosophy on lightsabers and lightsaber fighting which has some good lessons for all of us...BRAVO!!!
To DREAM the IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. To FIGHT the unbeatable foe. To BEAR with unbearable sorrow. To RUN where the brave dare not go. To RIGHT the unrightable wrong. To LOVE, PURE AND CHASTE, FROM AFAR [-sigh-]. To TRY, when your arms are too weary; to REACH the unreachable Star!... This is my Quest; To follow that Star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far...

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 07:59:52 AM »
Thanks!
I especially like the part where he talks about the nine(!) forms of lightsaber combat and the whole idea behind it.

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 05:14:20 AM »
I enjoyed this video too. Most interesting development of lightsaber fighting is due to precuels and this man made a great job.

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 12:58:39 PM »
Great interview! Thank you for sharing. Nick Gillard seems to be one of the more well adjusted former Star Wars contributors.

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 02:30:52 PM »
Excellent work guys!
I loved the interview.
 


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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 04:02:19 PM »
Wow
This interview is great!!!
good job guys!!!

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 05:50:16 AM »
Thanks to everyone!
Did you keep watching it to the very, very end?:D
We added a little easter-egg, which was Nicks idea.

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 02:51:27 PM »
He's such a cool guy. Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: An interview with Nick Gillard, master of lightsabers
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 04:52:40 PM »
Thanks for posting the vid! Gillard is a really laid-back dude- really nice to hear his thoughts specifically.

 

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