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Anakin Starkiller

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#1067872
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EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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doubleofive said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Funcha said:

I think the idea is interesting, but in execution I don’t see how you could integrate any of the video game footage into any of the films without the switch being incredibly jarring.

What makes you say that?

The difference between film quality CGI/models and video game CGI is still rather large. Say nothing of the live action people and environments to CGI.

The movies already have plenty of CGI (the more recent, the more CGI), and it looks fine. As long as you’re not using CGI humans, but even then, Leia looked perfect in RO.

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#1057245
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EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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liambrazier said:

I have used captured footage of Star Destroyers overhead in my TFA fan-edit (replacing the Starkiller blowing up planets than Finn and Han are looking up at). Works well for a lot of subtle ship/space/landscape stuff - the faces on a lot of the human characters are a bit off though imo.

But they’d be Imperial Star Destroyers instead of First Order ones. Is it too far away to tell?

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#1054619
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EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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Due to its photorealistic graphics, I think it’s a valid source for new OT footage. Just make sure not to show any human faces, or anything furry (Chewbacca) to stay away from the Uncanny Valley. That scene of Vader entering Echo Base through the main doors would be a neat addition to TESB, and some footage from Endor would help draw some attention away from the Ewoks and onto the Rebels. Any battle footage could also help show that the Rebels aren’t all humans. Vader landing on Mustafar could be put alongside footage of his tower, if one can see a reason for it. I think there’s loads of potential.

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#1054614
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If every Movie had a post credit scene
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TPM: Dooku discussing a clone army with Kaminoans (would make sense if Dooku were in the movie).
AOTC: The scene between Dooku and Sidious.
ROTS: A ~8 year old Luke sees Obi-Wan and asks Owen who he is. The two walk offscreen as Owen describes him as a crazy old hobo.
ANH: Yoda looking up at the sky, like HAL suggested, minus mumbling.
TESB: A shot of the interior of Jabba’s Palace at night, slowly panning towards a carbon-frozen Han Solo.
ROTJ: A hand covered in a black glove reaches into the funeral pyre and grabs Vader’s helmet.
TFA: Luke’s island, as suggested by Marduk and, in a way, DigiMod.

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#1044437
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Rogue One - Rescored
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A lot of the music in the movie felt like fan film music. What do I mean by that? It’s music that’s different enough to avoid copyright infringement, but similar enough that you what it’s supposed to be. Like that Imperial theme that’s not quite the Imperial March, but sounds an awful lot like it. The thing is, they have the rights to the songs, so there’s no need to do that.

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#1038397
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Replacing the opening crawls with CW-style newsreels
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So I remember in a debate over whether or not the spin-offs should have crawls, someone mentioned that even with the additional need for context, an opening crawl is and always was a lousy exposition device. Of course it was originally meant as an homage, but I think we have to look past that and ask ourselves if crawls are really good moviemaking. That said, I don’t want to sacrifice the brilliant opening fanfare and clever pan down (or up, in AOTC’s case) from the stars. I remember that as a little kid, I didn’t know how to read yet, so I had no clue what it said. Normally, my dad would read out loud for me. You’ll notice how all the young-child-targeted Lego SW specials always have Tom Kane do his CW narration over the crawl. Here’s what I came up with. The movie starts the same, with the fanfare and SW logo. Then cut to a CW-style newsreel with the text usually contained in the crawl being delivered through voiceover. Once that’s done, you cut back to the starfield and show the episode number and title. I’m not sure how well it’d work, but it’d be worth a shot. The thing is, you’d need footage for the montage. ANH would be extremely easy thanks to RO. I was thinking ESB and ROTJ could use footage from EA Battlefront, given that the graphics of the game are practically photorealistic (so long as you don’t show humans or fur). The Prequels would be harder. Maybe that Darth Maul fan film for TPM? You’d have to rewrite the crawl to better match the footage, but that’s pretty much a given, since no one goes into a SW movie to read about politics. Maybe there’s some CW fan films out there to use for ROTS. I really don’t know what to do for AOTC, maybe some footage of Christopher Lee? What about TFA? It would be neat to see the Second Jedi Purge, but you’d need new footage for that. What do you guys think?

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