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Another Hobbit fanedit (Peter Jackson Edition)

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So for my next fanedit, I went into this thinking, what if Peter Jackson was more focused & had enough time to think on making The Hobbit films. My plan is to create two 2-3 hour movies from the whole Hobbit Trilogy. This is what Peter Jackson was originally planning ending the first film with them meeting bard. While the concept sounds very similar to The arkenstone & JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit fanedits, I have two very distinct plans. I’m keeping part of the Legolas subplot & all of Radaghast subplot in (but removing all the silly/ridiculous elements of them) as fan service for LOTR fans. I’m also making a 3D cut of the films, seeing as that was a pivotal part of the film making process. I plan on color correcting them to remove green tints and make them more intune with LOTR. The 2D edit will have some grain on it as well (with possible digital dust specs as well). I also am going to have a DTS 5.1 mix with both films. I have my first cut of the first movie done, and am curently syncing hd footage with color correction to them. The first film should be out in around two months time. One thing I do need help with is uploading to myspleen so I can get my killing joke edit on there and eventually get this one on there as well… I cannot wait to share this with all my “fellow” LOTR and Hobbit fans! 😀

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Hello, quick update. So I’m on my second draft of the first movie and currently finishing up my first draft of the second one. Audio is a bit of a pain in the second one, but given a couple of weeks, it will sound better. I plan on doing a test screening in the coming months were I can get feedback from personal friends, and then, I will release my third and final draft to the fan edit community (in 2D). To keep you guys content for a couple weeks, here is my latest (and best) version of how the new color correction will look! I’m so excited 😃 !!!

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/203509

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/203510

*the picture is a little on the purples side of things, but it will be improved!

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Ok, so I got some good news and bad news… Good news is that everything is going according to schedule and I am almost done fixing audio issues and visual issues for my test screening! I also figured out a way to make the films match the LOTR films that I’m pretty sure no one else mentioned, but giving it that film look by not only adding grain, but blurring the picture a tinge. Bad news, I’m pretty sure that the release of this edit will be delayed as I found the color grading featurette on Fellowship’s extended edition, and I really want to match what they did (not fully, but partially). What I have in mind will take some time to finish, so I’m not sure if it will release near the end of spring or the end of summer, but I will know as soon as I do more tests. But I can release what I have once I feel confident enough for it to stand on its own. Hope you all have a pleasant day!

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Sounds interesting. Loved the LOTR trilogy (after having read the books all my life) but found I couldn’t bring myself to really even like The Hobbit trilogy. I wanted to like it but they threw so much filler in there along with overly extended and over the top action sequences (along with a lot of silly and unnecessary stuff as well) to be able to fill it out for 3 movies that I ended up quite disliking it and despising PJ for being a sellout in trying to milk the LOTR movies success and popularity.

The Hobbit should have been one long movie or two medium length movies at the most. And it should have been able to exist and succeed on its own rather than riding on the coat tails of LOTR and been purposefully tied into the LOTR in to many overly obvious ways that weren’t needed. Watching The Hobbit movies just felt like I was watching a crappier version of LOTR rather than a completely separate story that simply exists in the same world with some of the same characters and a very vague / obscure link to the events in LOTR via the one ring.

Anyway, keen to see what you do here 😃

.Val

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I do plan on not having Peter Jackson as the main title. However, I do not agree that the versions of The Hobbit we got were Peter Jackson’s versions (even the extended cuts). I feel they are WB’s and New Line’s version. It is all due to this feature on the bonus features that made me feel lots of sympathy for Peter, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20vA9U7J2qQ , At least, that’s my two cents on it.

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Deloreanhunter12 said:

I do plan on not having Peter Jackson as the main title. However, I do not agree that the versions of The Hobbit we got were Peter Jackson’s versions (even the extended cuts). I feel they are WB’s and New Line’s version. It is all due to this feature on the bonus features that made me feel lots of sympathy for Peter, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20vA9U7J2qQ , At least, that’s my two cents on it.

Hmm…I see maybe it was not all PJs fault in the end. Shame he didnt have the time to do it properly like LOTR and shame WB and the production companies felt they had to milk it for all it was worth (in creating 3 marathon movies from 1 normal sized book).

.Val

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Just had a quick look at your screen comparisons and I don’t know if it’s just my untrained eye for editing but the first lot look like they are quite a bit darker and the second lot of comparisons look like you’re adding A LOT of grain. How does it appear when actually viewing the film?

.Val

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I’ve still been tinkering with the video correction and it’s going to be better. The one in the screenshot comparison is artificial grain, but I’m planning on looping some natural grain I aquired a while ago, it just will take some time to do that. I’m currently focused on finishing my school year and getting the main editing done for both features.

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Just came across this randomly in my YouTube travels and found it quite good. Bit like the RedLetterMedia analysis on the prequels but without being feature length by themselves 😉

Thought it might be an interesting listen for yourself OP while on the matter of trying to fix The Hobbit movies with your edit. Below is part 1 of 5:

https://youtu.be/TijkFnT8D-U

.Val

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