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Chapter & Scene Summary

The original Star Wars film is broken up into 20 scenes. Each students is assigned a scene that they will write their own script, direct, film, edit, compress and finally submit. Students will be relying upon their creativity and the skills they have learned this year. All the student's scenes are then combined and uploaded to the internet for the world to see...Enjoy!


Final Star Wars Video - Student Production
Spring 2018 (Mobile) (YouTube)
Winter 2018 (Mobile) (YouTube)
Fall 2017 (You Tube)
Spring 2016! (You Tube)
Winter 2015-2016 (You Tube)
Fall 2015
Spring 2013
Spring 2012

Script & Storyboard
Model Script
For students to reference.
Blank Storyboard
For students to use.

Gradesheet & Calendar:(Itinerary & Deadlines)
Star Wars Gradesheet & Calendar with Deadlines

Scenes
Printable Version of All The Scenes


Chapter 1: The Plans

leia

Team Members:

  • Scene #1: Tommy Baxter
  • Scene #2: Karolina Becerra

Summary:

The galaxy is in a state of civil war. Spies for the Rebel Alliance have stolen plans to the Galactic Empire's Death Star, a space station with a laser that is capable of annihilating an entire planet. Rebel leader Princess Leia is in possession of the plans, but her ship is captured by Imperial forces under the command of the evil lord Darth Vader. Before she is captured, Leia hides the plans in the memory of a droid called R2-D2, along with a holographic recording. The small droid escapes to the surface of the desert planet Tatooine with fellow droid C-3PO.

Original Video! (3:12)

Scenes:

  • Scene 1:
  • Leia’s spaceship is being chased and captured by the starship.
  • Leia’s spaceship is boarded by Imperial Forces. A battle ensures.
  • .
  • Scene 2
  • Leia downloads the secret plans to R2D2 who escapes in a pod.
  • Darth Vader wants the secret plans. They find and capture Leia, but find no plans.

 

Chapter 2: Luke

Team Members:

  • Scene #3: Brandon Burgess
  • Scene #4: Samantha Pecota

Summary:

The droids R2D2 & C-3PO are quickly captured by Jawa traders, who sell the pair to moisture farmers Owen and Beru Lars and their nephew, Luke Skywalker. While Luke is cleaning R2-D2, he accidentally triggers part of Leia's holographic message, in which she requests help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. The only "Kenobi" Luke knows of is an old hermit named Ben Kenobi who lives in the nearby hills.

Original Video (7:28)

Scenes:

  • Scene 3:
  • R2D2 & C-3PO are captured by Jawa traders and are sold to Uncle Owen & Luke (Owen and Beru are Luke's aunt and uncle. He lives with them).
  • Scene 4:
  • Luke is repairing R2D2 and sees the holograph of Princess Leia: “Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope.

 

Chapter 3: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Team Members:

  • Scene #5: Maryana Covarrubias
  • Scene #6: Yamil Gomez

Summary:

The next morning, Luke learns that R2-D2 has escaped to seek Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke finds him. Luke is attacked by Sand People, but Obi-Wan Kenobi appears and saves Luke. Obi-Wan tells Luke of his days as a Jedi Knight, one of a faction of former galactic peacekeepers who were wiped out by the Empire. Contrary to his uncle's claims, Luke learns that his father Anakin Skywalker fought alongside Obi-Wan as a Jedi Knight before he was betrayed and killed by Vader, Obi-Wan's former pupil who turned to the "dark side of the Force". Obi-Wan views Leia's complete message in which she begs Obi-Wan to take the Death Star plans to her home planet of Alderaan for her father to retrieve and analyze. He then asks Luke to accompany him and learn the ways of the Force. Luke initially refuses, but changes his mind after discovering that Imperial stormtroopers have destroyed his home and killed his aunt and uncle in search of C-3PO and R2-D2.

Original Video! (8:31)

Scenes:

  • Scene 5:
  • Luke searches for R2D2 & C-3PO.
  • Luke finds R2D2 & C-3PO, but is attacked by Sand People. Eventually, he is saved by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Scene 6:
  • Luke goes to Obi-Wan’s home and learns about his father, the Force and Darth Vader. Ben asks Luke to join him. Luke says no.
  • Luke returns home, discovers his Aunt and Uncle have been killed, so he returns to help Ben...and the adventure begins.

 

Chapter 4: Hans Solo

Team Members:

  • Scene #7: Silvio Nadalie
  • Scene #8: Monica Romero

Summary:

Obi-Wan and Luke travel to a remote town and meet smuggler Hans Solo in a bar. They hire Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca to transport them on their ship, the Millennium Falcon. They escape and go to hyperspace.

Original Video! (14:25)

Scenes:

  • Scene 7:
  • Luke, Ben, R2D2 & C-3PO, all travel to a remote town.
  • They meet Hans Solo in a run down bar full of violent characters. They contract with Hans to transport them to Alderaan.
  • Scene 8:
  • Storm troopers discover them and they narrowly escape into hyperspace.

 

Chapter 5: Death Star

Team Members:

  • Scene #9: Carolyn Wagner
  • Scene #10: Carolyn Wagner

Summary:

In order to demonstrate the Death Star's power. Princess Leia observes her home planet Alderaan destroyed by the Death Star, under the orders of the Death Star's commanding officer Grand Moff Tarkin Upon the Falcon's arrival at Alderaan, they find that it has been destroyed. The Falcon is caught by the nearby Death Star's tractor beam and brought into its hangar bay.

Original Video (4:45)

Scenes:

  • Scene 9:
  • Leia watches the Death Star destroy Alderaan.
  • An animation needs to be made of the Death star firing a laser and a planet exploding (Flash).
  • Scene 10:
  • Hans, Ben and Luke arrive and learn that Alderaan is gone and get sucked into the Death Star.

 

Chapter 6: Rescue Leia

Team Members:

  • Scene #11: Jessica Wiig
  • Scene #12: Jessica Wiig
  • Scene #13: Camila Zazueta Sanchez
  • Scene #14: Ciro Osorio
  • Scene #15: Jackson Pack        

Summary:

While Obi-Wan goes off to disable the tractor beam, Luke discovers that Leia is imprisoned on board and, with the help of Han and Chewbacca, rescues her from first the jail cell and then from a garbage collection pit. After several harrowing escapes, they make their way back to the Falcon. Obi-Wan is killed in a light saber duel with Vader. The Falcon escapes the Death Star but, unknown to everyone on board, the Empire has placed a tracking device on the ship to follow them to the rebels' hidden base on Yavin IV.

Origianal Video! (8:16)

Scenes:

  • Scene 11:
  • .
  • Ben, Luke and Hans hide and them sneak off the Falcon. Ben says he will venture on his own to turn off the tractor beam.
  • Scene 12:
  • They access the Control Room and find out that Leia is in jail.

    . Luke, Hans & Chewie enter and then attack the jail and learn where Leia is.

    • Luke finds and releases Leia.
    • They are trapped by storm troopers. A small gun battle ensues and they escape into a garbage shoot.
  • Scene 13:

Leia, Luke, Chewie and Hans are almost squished by the garbage compactor, but are saved by R2D2.

  • Scene 14:
  • Ben turns off the tractor beam switch. Ben meets and battles Darth Vader and loses.
  • Scene 15:
  • Leia, Luke, Chewie and Hans have a shoot out with the Storm Troopers, board the Falcon and escape.

 

Chapter 7: Rebel Base

Team Members:

  • Scene #16: Andrew Rayner

Summary:

The rebels analyze the Death Star plans, disclosing a vulnerable exhaust port leading to the station's main reactor. Luke joins the assault team, but Han collects his reward for the rescue and leaves despite Luke's request for him to stay.

Original Video (1:54)

Scenes:

  • Scene 16:
  • The rebels learn about the weakness in the Death Star plans.
  • Luke says bye to Hans Solo and boards his fighter with R2D2. Fighters seen flying away from the rebel base on Yavin IV.

 

Chapter 8: The Attack

Team Members:

  • Scene #17: Andrew Rayner
  • Scene #18: Anna Harrington
  • Scene #19: Anna Harrington

Summary:

The attack begins. The rebels suffer heavy losses after several failed attack runs, leaving Luke one of the few surviving pilots. Vader appears in a group of TIE fighters and attacks Luke, but Han returns in the Falcon and fires at Vader's wingmen, sending Vader's ship careening into space. Guided by Obi-Wan's voice telling him to use the Force, Luke successfully fires into the exhaust port, destroying the Death Star seconds before it can fire on the rebel base. request for him to stay.

Original Video! (6:28)

Scenes:

  • Scene 17:
  • Create clips of Rebel pilots, appearing to be in fighters, making runs on the Death Star.
  • Scene 18:
  • Create clips of Rebel pilots, appearing to be in fighters, being attacked by Imperial fighters and blowing up or crashing.
  • Scene 19:
  • Darth Vader appears and fires on Luke.
  • Han Solo should appear and fire on Darth Vader.
  • Eventually, Luke gets through and fires on the Death Star and it blows up.

 

Chapter 9: Awards Ceremony

Team Members:

  • Scene #20: Larry Fernandez

Summary:

Luke and Han are subsequently awarded medals by Leia for their heroism.

Original Video! (1:25)

Scenes:

  • Scene 19: Austin Zimmerman
  • Luke Han & Chewie should stand in front of the troops and are given medals by Leia. If you want, you can create a scene of Hans, Luke and Chewie marching in past the troops.
     

Questions? jharrington@sthelena.k12.ca.us