Cello Wars: The Phantom Cellist


It appears that we’re in for a bountiful holiday season of Star Wars goodness. A few days ago, we showed you Elf Wars, a fun example of lightsaber wielding actresses locked in battle prior to an audition. Today, we bring you an excellent example of creativity, music, and fun.

Feast your eyes and ears on Cello Wars from The Piano Guys!

This was a production-in-the-making for several months, as The Piano Guys write in their YouTube description for the video:

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 felt like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE!

Source: Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel – Steven Sharp Nelson

And while fan encouragement pushed them through the production, it appears that their greatest inspiration came from closer to home:

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.

Source: Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel – Steven Sharp Nelson

Thanks Eli and the rest of Star Wars fandom for providing the inspiration to getting this done. I think you’re all in for a treat. Check this out…

If Star Wars doesn’t have the most creative and engaged fans in all of entertainment, then I just don’t know who does.

By the way, if you’re a fan of The Piano Guys (and if you’re not, you should check them out as they will likely win you over), it looks like they could use your help. Head over to their site and see if you might be able to help out somehow. Thanks!

The Piano Guys: http://thepianoguys.com/music/