Not long from now, in a galaxy that looks surprisingly similar to your garage, you might be the director and star of a scene from Star Wars. And thankfully, George Lucas isn't involved in any way.
The site Star Wars: Uncut has decided to crowd-source a remake of the film by chopping it up into 15-second increments. Using the social video site Vimeo, people can sign up to download one of 472 15-second chunks of Star Wars: A New Hope and re-film it however they choose. Once complete, all 472 Vimeo clips will be stitched together in sequence to re-create the entire film. The results are already rolling in, and they're awesome.
Be honest: Even you don't want to watch your home videos (raw footage is just not compelling). The good news: Home video-editing software is getting more powerful and easier to use, and the latest digital camcorders (don't even consider analog) are designed to transform you into a production company of one. Here's what to buy.