The latest big-name content producer to team with Eyespot Corp. for authorized online mashups of video clips is a biggie — George Lucas’ Lucasfilms, which will release a treasure trove of Star Wars clips for fan mashups Thursday at Starwars.com.
While Eyespot co-founder David Dudas emailed us Wednesday night to say a press release was on the way, we were already reading the deets of the deal online, in a story set to appear in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal.
Quickly: There will be about 250 clips, some as long as a minute in length, and mashups can be shared and embedded elsewhere (all details courtesy of the WSJ story). Eyespot will monitor videos to help keep things clean (no nudity, profanity, etc.), and of course there will be pre-roll advertising. (Silly photo courtesy of the Starwars.com site, which has had authorized still-photo mashups for the past year.)