The recent death of the legendary Eddie Van Halen sent shockwaves through the galaxy, and even our favorite little scavengers on the Star Wars planet of Tattooine were affected by the passing of their favorite guitarist.
YouTuber Thomas J. Yagodinski has made his own fun tribute to Eddie Van Halen by using classic stop-motion animation to create Star Wars JAWA playing Eddie Van Halen’s masterpiece, “Eruption”.
Hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of photos were used to painstakingly create the video, movement by movement, shot by shot, frame by frame. Talk about a unique and creative way to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist!
“Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was a virtuoso, innovator, intergalactic legend,” the Jawa declares. The guitar used in an actual official 1:4 scale, 10″ EVH Mini Guitar.
The creator states, “A Jawa Plays Eruption: A Tribute to Edward Van Halen is exactly that!! This was an extremely FUN way to pay respects to a musical Legend and to also challenge myself to recreate Eddie’s amazing solo, frame by frame via stop motion animation. Is it perfect? Of course not, that’s impossible and nothing ever is 🙂 The Jawa is a stop motion puppet I fabricated and the guitar is the 1:4 scale (10 inch) Mini Guitar that I further customized. The set……well, that’s from/for something entirely different!! Hope you have as fun watching as I had creating 🙂 🙂 :-)”
On his Instagram account, Yagodinski shared a behind-the-scenes look at some of what it took to make this fun tribute.