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Very neat! Luke's wink at 1:37 makes me happy. 

 

;-)

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Harmy said:
Here's a preliminary version of the end celebration scene:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXCvPXpSYHc</a>


Looks (and sounds) really good. :-) Thanks for all the hard work you're putting into this!

ROTJ was on SpikeTV last nite, and I saw the SE finale again for the first time in a long time. I had forgotten what a chopped-up mess it became. Why they wanted to shorten Luke & Leia's hug, edit Luke's wink, etc., is beyond me.

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Mielr said:

 


Harmy said:
Here's a preliminary version of the end celebration scene:

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXCvPXpSYHc" title="www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXCvPXpSYHc">[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXCvPXpSYHc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXCvPXpSYHc


Looks (and sounds) really good. :-) Thanks for all the hard work you're putting into this!

ROTJ was on SpikeTV last nite, and I saw the SE finale again for the first time in a long time. I had forgotten what a chopped-up mess it became. Why they wanted to shorten Luke & Leia's hug, edit Luke's wink, etc., is beyond me.

 

+1 Looking at this and the SE makes this so much better. What a chopped up mess the SE is indeed. Great work and I can't wait till the final product.

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I got misty eyed. Yub Nub is so much better!!!

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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hey harmy,

how is this coming along?  i know i should probably just wait for you to post updates but i'm just so anxious about this one.  after all ROTJ was the most screwed up of the OT by the 04 editions

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Yeah, the 04SE of Jedi has what is perhaps the worst SE change change ever. Hayden Christensen as Anakin's ghost for me is far worse than even Greedo shooting first. And of course they added Jar-Jar :-/

But I find the 97SE of Jedi to be the least offensive of the three. Sure, there's Jedi Rocks but to be honest, the original dance number isn't that great either and all the other changes I find less bad than those made to the other films. But still, the original is better.

Now to the progress: I'm still waiting for the last three clips from DJ. Meanwhile I started working on colour correction - I sort of applied one general setting, which seems to improve it over all and now I'm going through it and tweaking it where needed. And I also still need to erase the hardcoded subs from the HD footage.

All my exams for this year are more or less successfully behind me, so I can now focus on the edit, so all in all, if I get the clips I need soon, I could be done in a two or three weeks.

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Harmy said:

And I also still need to erase the hardcoded subs from the HD footage.

Can you take bits from the 04 or GOUT and puzzle in sections of frame bottoms just big enough to cover the subs?  For the most part, you're going to be re-applying the correct subs over them so in the end, the slight dip in quality for that small percentage of the frame won't be that noticeable.

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Yeah, of course, that's the way I did it with the Greedo scene in STAR WARS and that's how I'm gonna do it here too. (Using the 04DVD of course, as it's the same master, so it's pretty easy.) The hardcoded subs are really low in the frame though, so the new subs won't cover the area but as it's at the very bottom of the frame, it not really noticeable at all.

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Harmy said:

Yeah, the 04SE of Jedi has what is perhaps the worst SE change change ever. Hayden Christensen as Anakin's ghost for me is far worse than even Greedo shooting first. And of course they added Jar-Jar :-/

 

  

I have to agree with you about the Christiansen ghost.

I remember back in 04 when me and some members of my family sat down to watch the “new improved” DVDs of the trilogy, my Mom, who’s in her 60’s and not near a fan of Star Wars as myself, saw Hayden Christiansen’s ghost pop-up at the end and she just yelled - WHAT???!!!

Never forgot that.

Her outrage was palpable..

 it was just this gut reaction…. ;)

 

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Just seeing the colour correction you've done so far to this film is all I need to see to know this is gonna be good.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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Harmy said:

Sure, there's Jedi Rocks but to be honest, the original dance number isn't that great either...

Lies!  Lapti Nek is amazing! XD

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Harmy said:

Yeah, the 04SE of Jedi has what is perhaps the worst SE change change ever. Hayden Christensen as Anakin's ghost for me is far worse than even Greedo shooting first. And of course they added Jar-Jar :-/

 blu ra set come september

 100% Harmy, if it wasnt for this inclusion into the movies i might have bought the new blu ray set.

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As I said in the SW DeEd thread, I'm pretty close to finishing the workprint of Jedi now that DJ sent me the last few clips I needed (thank you very much DJ, I really appreciate all the help). I'd like to finish the WP first and then while that is out there and I'm waiting for reviews, I will start working on SW DeEd v 1.2. That should allow enough time for Jedi to be checked properly before the final release (I'd really really like to avoid doing another version of that, so the more people checking the workprint the better) and prevent me from working on two things at once, which I'm doing now and it's not ideal.

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this thread is in need of a bump.

how are things going with this one harmy?

"I will laugh my ass off a hundred years from now when the only version of STARWARS people remember are harmys despecialized editions.  They will project it on a 20' by 40' screen with perfect quality."

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I'm currently battling with the Jabba subtitles and I can't say I'm winning. There aren't really any technical problems, it's just slow and boring work. If someone wanted to help me and make all the subs into photoshop .PSD files, so they would already be in the correct position within a 1280x720 frame, it would seriously speed up my work.

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I'd love to help harmy but i don't have expensive software like photoshop.  could it be done in mspaint ;-)?

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@Harmy

PM!!

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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Here's a little something for you guys. My thanks go to everyone who offered help with the subs but as you can see, I'm making good progress. I found a good system of making the subs in photoshop and have all the subs as PSDs now.

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can't wait for this harmy...i'm literally at the edge of my seat.

 

especially seeing as how ROTJ gets the least amount of attention around here.  I kind of understand this though since it's widely reguarded as the black sheep of the original trilogy however as a kid it was my personal favorite.

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Harmy said:

Here's a little something for you guys. My thanks go to everyone who offered help with the subs but as you can see, I'm making good progress. I found a good system of making the subs in photoshop and have all the subs as PSDs now.

 Wow! ...Love the upconversion on the Lapti nek.

Much better than that  "Jedi Sucks" song...

Sy looks so round, so firm... so fully-packed!! She's much hotter as a puppet! ;P 

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Lando Lakes said:

Harmy said:

Here's a little something for you guys. My thanks go to everyone who offered help with the subs but as you can see, I'm making good progress. I found a good system of making the subs in photoshop and have all the subs as PSDs now.

 Wow! ...Love the upconversion on the Lapti nek.

Much better than that  "Jedi Sucks" song...

Sy looks so round, so firm... so fully-packed!! She's much hotter as a puppet! ;P 

Well that wasn't disturbing in the least....

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If ANH and ESB are cinematic 9s, Jedi is a solid 7.2. Given that I can't believe how psyched I am about this. I'm balls deep in Jedi now, I'm balls deep in Ewoks. You could make anything awesome Harmy. After you finish with Jedi, you should try fixing Sarah Jessica Parker's face.

HARMY RULES

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Rob said:


you should try fixing Sarah Jessica Parker's face.


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