A point you have raised i find considerably interesting.
With regards to the destruction of Alderaan from within the view screen.
Although when you consider the explosion has a big jump cut in it. This may actually explain why there is a jump cut if the destruction was to be spread across 2 or 3 shots.
Perhaps the Laser forms the cone we then see the planet hit through the viewscreen being hit and the start of the explosion
Next would be a short reaction from Leia. Then cut to Space to complete the explosion.
So although we are merely talking about half a second or so.
I think it is the answer to the Jump cut.
Also it might go the other way around Space explosion. Leia reaction. Remainder of explosion completes in the view screen.
I might have a go at that. Where can I find the reaction shot?
You might be right. I would love to see any mockup you could do!
It’s weird but I have been thinking about this part recently… Anyway can you point me to the Leia reaction shot if possible?
Around the 1 hr 8-9 minute mark.
Of course now looking at it, she speaks so quickly that it might not fit but I was planning on combining the different angles of “You call yourselves humans” anyway. I’ll just have to silence her dialogue from the back.