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#929236
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STAR WARS - Episode I : The Ancient Lore [TPM Remade]
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In the works for over two years now at Fanedit.org, i present Episode I; The Ancient Lore.

Episode I is the best-looking of the three prequels, with a lot of devotion put into them from both the crew, actors as well as the director himself before he went all ludacris on Digital Moviemaking. It is also the most dull of the three prequels, with little to no character motivation or even plot explanation. It had to be remade.

The Ancient Lore’s narrative does not resemble anything close to what you have seen before. It is completely new, and with that a completely new beginning.

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/////// VIDEO PREVIEWS /////////////////
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THE ANCIENT LORE’S TRAILER : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pa7CNSIMI

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BRAND NEW 7-MINUTE PREVIEW CLIPS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH7wznxvDVI

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/////// CHANGES & ALTERATIONS:: ////////
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  • There are many new visual effects, and many alterations to both audio (voice and alien language) as well as music and sound effects.
  • Appearances of Lord Sidious will have his hologram face hidden for start of the movie to create mystery. Voice altered when in hologram form, and new plot points given.
  • The Nemodians (Nute Gunray & Co.) now speak in foreign Alien language, to give of new and menacing voices, as well as completely new plot points for the story.
  • The Purple saber of Mace Windu will be removed in my trilogy, and given to Qui-Gon. It makes him more important, and fits his rogue style as he choses not to be on the Jedi Council. Mace Windu will get green.
  • Jar-Jar Binks has a new voice.
  • Battle Droids has a new voice.
  • Jar-Jar Binks will serve as comic relief, although appearances or voice from him that diminish an important character or story moment, will be removed or decreased.
  • Qui-Gon is the main character of the story. Obi-Wan and Anakin are sidecharacters that will get to shine a little bit throughout, but are part of a bigger puzzle to occur in the later entries of the trilogy.
  • Story narrative completely altered. The beginning of the movie in the Trade Federation Ship now takes place in the middle of the movie, and the story now starts with a Space chase, Naboo and the saving of the Queen.

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/////// THE PLOT IS AS FOLLOWS:: ///////
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Dispatched by the Jedi Council, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi is on a highly important mission to the planet of Meera in the Naboo system, to find and secure the Queen of Naboo herself, after having received intel on invasion plans from the presumed, Rpublic-friendly The Trade Federation. They are revealed to be co-operating with dark forces not known to the Jedi Council nor the Republic, having killed Senators, Queens and Politicians for years, overtaking their planets and intelligence.

As The Trade Federation is revealed to be creating Droid Armies - with one already in possession, the goal is to invade the planet of Naboo, control the Queen until she is no longer needed, and then execute her.

As the Jedi are soon to figure out, the Queen has just left the planet of Meera after finishing up political business, and is back on Naboo. [Now, this is where the edit picks up and we are brought right into the action after the opening crawl.] Unbeknownst to her this entire plot is in motion - though suspicious, but not before the communcation is shut down does she realize that her planet is under attack.

The Nemodians have gathered political supporters, systems, planets - and most importantly - techonology and intelligence - through the co-operation with Palpatine, aka. Lord Sidious, for years. Naboo is the movie’s target for invasion, because this is where Palpatine sees fit to create his Clone Army; Naboo has everything they need - the huge space travel gap between them and the Republic, and all the resources needed. But this plot is not known to anyone but the Nemodians and Palpatine himself, which is something they only discuss in great secrecy.

It is not before the defeat of The Trade Federation (the separtists) on the Planet of Naboo, that Sheev Palpatine realizes his recklessness and executes his plans far beyond the reach of the Republic, in the dark corner of the galaxy on the planet of Kaminoo, with the help of corrupted Master Syfo-Dius and Count Dooku - plotting for even more years to come - which is what leads into Attack of the Clones.[/SIZE]

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#767114
Topic
Star Wars : Episode I - The Ancient Lore [Episode I - REMAKE]
Time

Star Wars - Episode I: The Ancient Lore

Episode I is the best-looking of the three prequels, with a lot of devotion put into them from both the crew, actors as well as the director himself before he went all ludacris on Digital moviemaking. It is also the most dull of the three prequels, with little to no character banter or real character development. It has to be remade.

[The Plan]


Moving on from my Harry Potter Revisited franchise, It was time to rework one of my other childhood memories. One that lacked a good story and good surprises and villains. For those who know me by now, you know I don't do with only editing pace or lines or simple cutting. I really change everything. Mattepaintings, music, sound effects, visual treatments you name it.

The Phantom Menace will not resemble anything close to what you have seen before. There is a completely new narrative and structure to the story, and with that a completely new beginning, middle and end.

[PREVIEWS]

Master and Apprentice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jOSJ1st5nw&feature=youtu.be


The Hunt for the Sith Lord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhjb5IugDYg4


Nemodians talk to their Lord - Beta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryfJeaja6So

Qui-Gon - The Rogue Jedi Knight, saving the Queen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgjPxOgTLSI

[The Changes]

- There are many new visual effects, and many alterations to both audio (voice and alien language) as well as music and sound effects.
- Appearances of Lord Sidious will have his hologram face hidden, as well as his one real-life appearance with Maul, as well as voice altered and new plot points given.
- The Nemodians (Nute Gunray & Co.) now speak in foreign Alien language, to give of new and menacing voices, as well as completely new plot points for the story.
- The Purple saber of Mace Windu will be removed in my trilogy, and given to Qui-Gon. It makes him more important, and fits his rogue style as he choses not to be on the Jedi Council. Mace Windu will get green.
- Jar-Jar Binks has a new voice.
- Battle Droids has a new voice.
- Jar-Jar Binks will serve as comic relief, although appearances or voice from him that diminish an important character or story moment, will be removed or decreased.
- Qui-Gon is the main character of the story. Obi-Wan and Anakin are sidecharacters that will get to shine a little bit throughout, but are part of a bigger puzzle to occur in the later entries of the trilogy.
- Story narrative completely altered. The beginning of the movie in the Trade Federation Ship now takes place in the middle of the movie, and the story now starts with a Space chase, Naboo and the saving of the Queen.

The original thread is over at fanedits.org, so if you want to follow this closely you'll find my thread over there. :)

This post has been edited.

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#736102
Topic
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited]
Time

This edit is now finished.

Sorry for no updates. The main thread is over at fanedit.org, and that is where I've mostly kept my updates flowing.

Feel free to send me a PM for download link.

I might also post the link here, if there are no rules about this?

- Andreas

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#729041
Topic
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited]
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited]

This project is almlost finished after a two years old long process, though I am still open for suggestions and cover arts! It's not scripted in stone just yet!

Project started: October, 2012

The magic returns 11th of November 2014!

Harry Potter 1 & 2 are respectively out of date and non-consistent with the rest of the series. When Alfonso Quaron took over the helmet in the Prisoner of Azkaban he gave the series what they so desperately needed: a gritty, realistic atmosphere in an elsewhere magical fantasyworld. He grounded the series! I am literally here to take Alfonson's approach to PS and CoS as well as to touch upon the two movies with new sfx, music, effects and colors.

[1: Problems] The biggest problems with the two movies are useless scenes adapted from the book that just doesn't work in a movie perspective with its poor execution of storytelling (here, mostly referring to Chamber of Secrets) and the complete lack of pacing.

The movies need a more cohesive tone to both of them to follow along with the rest, as the tone of the first two movies are quite, quite different from the rest of the series. They resemble innocent fun and a bright, bright world with no worries but pure joy, yet the story is very dark. This is for many reasons very wrong. When you take into account that there is a dark story laying underneath it all that should be told as it is; dark, I find it a crucial step to develop a more gritty and realistic atmosphere to the Sorcerer's Stone and the Chamber of Secrets, as well as to clean and pace both of them up in terms of picture, sound and storytelling. With these problems away, the movies should deliver some great and gritty, well-paced adventure!

Let's remaster this magic!


[1.1] The Goal

My goal is to revisit these two movies, starting with the Sorcerer's Stone. I have six years of editing and effect experience to improve upon every single scene, until it is pitch perfect and fit with my needy needs, and add up with a continuity that is required for a series.

I will continuously update this post and thread with videos, pictures and information about the editing process. I will also ask for feedback, and I am always open for ideas and input. You are truly welcome to take part in this process with me!

[1.2] Videos and Pictures

The New Opening (V5 - 22.08.14):

https://vimeo.com/104131912

A trip to the Leaky Cauldron & Diagon Alley

https://vimeo.com/104514869

[1.3] Changelist

Spoiler:



Entire movie is color corrected to fit the visual tone of the rest of the series. All bright and golden colors are now absent and color palette replaced with a slight blue/green-darker one resembling that of Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire.

  • Much of the movie is re-scored and integrated with new sound effects.
  • Private Drive & the arrival of the three Wizards and Baby Harry is removed, leading to;
  • The entire opening is re-imagined and re-made to set a new tone and develop a more engaging story. Why start the movie with magic if the magic is not yet explored? We follow the eyes of Harry here.
  • A flashback-sequence to Grimmold's Place is incorporated as a nightmare to which Harry wakes up to (can be seen in the opening sequence up above, tho' this sequence is not yet finished).
  • Trimmed Dudley & Harry "going to the zoo" sequence in the stairs simply for pacing; Dudley doesn't run down the stairs and then back up again before starting to jump.
  • Soundtrack added to Harry & Vernon "Any funny business, any at all.." outside the car. This sets the tone for how Harry really feel in the company of the Dursleys and also how the audience should feel. He has been, and is being, treated poorly and this never comes across like i feel it should. Now I've changed that. It comes across through an emotional, yet very subtle soundtrack from Half-Blood Prince during one of Harry & Dumbledore's last conversations ("I can still see the small boy from the cupboard.."). This is also to strengthen that scene when it shows up five movies from now.
  • New soundtrack and sfx added to Zoo-Snake sequence, as well as a new glasswindow effect. This is the first time we see Harry use magic and to me it felt like it should be a gamechanger. Now it comes across like that in a very thematic way.
  • "There's no such thing as magic"-sequence is altered with music, tone and sfx.
  • SFX added when Owls gather outside Private Drive.
  • Hutscene altered with sfx, music, effects and toneset. As Harry's past is slowly revealed to him by Hagrid the tone develops properly with it. This scene is strictly beautiful now and very emotional.
  • Harry & Hagrid on train to London is reincorporated into the movie from Deleted Scenes. Scene develops both anticipation for Diagon Alley, a theatrical downplayed plot-thread ("I'd like a dragon") and comic relief (lady on the train listening in). Scene is golden. I might remove it due to pacing tho' but I'll first have to see the final product in its entirety.
  • The Leaky Cauldron/The Inn is better paced and much more amusing and thematic. One of the many problems of the theatrical was it's poor cinematography and tone in all the quiet places.
  • All overlong shots of both the Inn, Diagon Alley, Ollivander's Wandshop,Gryffindor Common room, The Great Hall etc have been altered and trimmed. There are some many weird, long shots in this movie. This is finally fixed upon now and helps give the movie a better-paced feel as we explore the world of Harry Potter.
  • Gringotts underworld scenes have been altered with sinister music. The theatrical score is too much on an upbeat opposite the color and tone set in this re-visitation, and therefore many such changes are necessary.
  • The Philosopher's Stone is now glooming slightly red from underneath the paper to make the object more significant and also give Harry's assumptions about "the object Hagrid took from vault 713" more meaning.
  • Olivander's wandshop is altered. This sequence, as Diagon Alley, has been re-colored throughly. A very important scene, maybe the most important and impactful scene of the series.
  • Olivander's Wandshop sequence has been changed. Harry now tries one more extra wand (3 in total) instead of 2 (theatrical). There is also traces of upcoming thematic themes, such as Voldemort's theme (from both GoF and DH) and Secrets of the Castle. All very subtle, but enough to help create the series thematic narrative.
  • Hagrid telling about Lord Voldemort is altered. Flashback-sequence heavily altered with a complete, new sfx and soundtrack as well as much new footage. And, of course, stars Harry's father which I deem crucial!
  • Harry & Hagrid "What happened to Voldemort?" - "I reckon he's still out there..," is removed. It is a big cliché and a big mistake to let the audience know the antagonist's fate this early on. It is ment to build suspense, but what it does is always to diminish it. The audience knowing nothing about Lord Voldemort's whereabouts, mostly assuming he's dead or gone for the movie, will give the reveal of his existence so much more impact and be so much more sinister.
  • Professor Quirell and Harry's handshake moment is removed. They meet, they say goodbye. The whole "not that you need it, eh, P-p-otter," was poorly executed and therefore very awkward. Also, a soundtrack is slighty added and altered to the scene to make the entire Inn (and subconsciously Quirell both) feel suspicious to the audience. Not anything obvious of course that would diminish the entire plot twist of the movie, just give it more sense.
  • Diagon Alley entrance re-scored with both music and sound effects. The brickwall opening a gateway to something Harry did not yet know of should be as intimidating as exciting, therefore the change. I still want the audience to feel what Harry feels as well as to keep track with the overall thematic tone of the movie now set, which is now grittier, yet still exploratory and wonderful.
  • Diagon Alley completely re-colored, almost scene by scene. The original had so many colors and awkward blooms I had to pick them off one by one.
  • Apparition-sound added a few seconds after Hagrid leaves screen at King's Cross "hold on to ya'r ticket, 'arry".
  • Entrance to Platform 9 3/4 sequence is altered.
  • Trainsequence is altered and trimmed. This scene is simply too long and we are on overdue. I might remove Hermione train-introduction as it is really not needed, but on the other hand some of the nostalgia will be removed. I feel like it's removing an organ from the movie. I am unsure about this scene still.
  • Neville losing his toad and interrupting McGonagall is removed.
  • Draco Malfoy introduction removed. It felt forced. These boys should not be rivals by some straight-forward dialog literally saying "chose the dark or light side, harry, and if light, we're not friends," but rather by showing it. The good ol' show, do not tell approach always wins as it does not take the audience for a fool.
  • ... Much more, but my hands are tiering. More will be added soon!

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