Robert Hranitzky’s unboxing parody “E-11: Standard Issues – Star Wars Fan Film,” has nearly a million views on YouTube and it’s easy to see why. Written, directed and created by Hranitzky, with the help of family and friends, “E-11” is no ordinary Star Wars fan film.
Jayse Hansen remembers exactly where he was when he realized what he wanted to focus on as an artist. It was 2005 and he was at a design conference listening to fictional user interface (FUI) pioneer Mark Coleran describe how he created FUI for films like Mission Impossible, Alien vs. Predator and The Bourne Identity. Watching intently as Coleran presented his screen designs for mini spy cameras, holo tables and FBI forensic labs, he thought: “That has to be the best job ever.” Though he knew nothing about how to get started, he knew he wanted in.