Evan Atherton of the Office of the CTO (OCTO) and a teammate of mine has made a fun great movie. Evan is probably one of the most ardent Star Wars loving fans I know. Evan has created a movie about Star War's loveable droid R2-D2 called "Artoo in Love" using much of the technology we use in the OCTO group. From using high end video cameras like the RED to custom built R2-D2, UAV, and a robotic arm that has been taught to draw. The film is not only told a story of using technology, but a technology love story.
Here are some great behind the scenes photos:
While I don't want to lose Evan to film directing and making it is apparent he has the talent in the film and production. Look out Spielberg and Lucas, a Mechanical Engineer is making great movies and on your heels.
Gizmodo published a great article on the project film as well: