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#640321
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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ray_afraid said:

The only holograms I can think of that aren't looking at the folks they're being transmitted to are Leia in Star Wars and Luke in Jedi and both of those were pre-recorded messages, not live transmissions. (I dunno how they work in the prequels.) I agree though that Vader looking up at veers is strange. It implies (to me at least) that on Vaders end Veers is a big, intimidating floating head like the Emperor. Seems that kinda thing would be reserved for the Emperor, not every commander or general.

 

The prequels are horrible about the holograms looking around and looking at who they are talking to. It makes zero sense. In ESB the various captains are the same size as Vader onboard the Executor. It makes sense that they are perhaps looking at life-sized holograms of Vader just as he is looking at them life-sized. Pre-recorded ones like Luke's and Leia's have them looking forward but not interacting. If memory serves, in the meditation chamber, the 'front-view' of the Emperor seems to be looking forward whereas the side view seems to have him looking down at Vader. With the Veers/Vader scene, I just think it makes sense that the shot be changed entirely or at the very least have Vader looking forward instead of looking up. 

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#640184
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I was just wondering if the Vader/Veers hologram shot will have Vader looking up or looking forward. Just like most of the hologram shots (excluding Leia's) throughout the entire saga, holograms are looking in the wrong direction. Just because Veers is higher in the shot does not mean Vader would be looking up at him. He'd be looking forward at his viewscreen or wherever his monitor of Veers is. 

Now, I realize the continuity problem with the Vader/Emperor scene when the Emperor is looking down at Vader but that cannot be helped at all. 

Thanks for releasing the clip btw. I asked you on facebook to release it on the 21st and you did a day better. Bitchin dude. Hopefully you'll see the post about Chewie and the snow blowing around him not matching the rest of the shots. You said it was a completed shot visually so maybe I'll have to fix it for my own satisfaction once you've done all the heavy lifting. 

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#636753
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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I liked most of it BUT (there's always a BUT) I'd have to say from a pacing and storytelling standpoint, splitting the Yoda scene up like that isn't very appealing. I watched it a couple of times as if it were the real sequel and it just doesn't work. It seems more like an excuse to show off some other clips rather than enhance the story. I'd go into more detail but I would run the risk of sounding rather rude and that's not my intent at all. I just wanted to throw that out since this edit seems to have promise. Just watch out for superfluous additions ala Uncle George.

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#584948
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I see all these new faces around here wondering if there will be the "Bring my shuttle" line and whatnot (thanks Cracked.com) and it dawned on me... I have read over 26,000 posts on this one thread alone for almost 4 1/2 years. Not to mention the couple of years before that for ANH:R. I wasn't here since the inception but damn it's been a long ride hasn't it? There is absolutely nothing Star Wars related that I've been anticipating for years except these edits. That's a strange feeling to NOT anticipate something Star Wars. I have my own edit that's been sitting on the shelf for over a year because I just cannot find the time to get back into it. A fan-edit, a true collaboration helmed by Ady (most work too), is the only source of SW that I care about anymore. That's kind of sad in a way.

My only fear is... what if Ady feels the need to stop before Jedi is completed? Then what? I honestly have no interest in Ady's edit on the prequels. There is no way he can make those even somewhat interesting to me. When he's done with Jedi, I'd like to see a collaborative effort to reboot the prequels. It's a shame nobody I trust with the idea has taken up the mantle. This is where I think the next logical step should be taken. Forget the idea of polishing a turd of the existing prequels. Ady I think honestly you have enough talented people (I include myself) that we all could get together and do a new prequel. We could do it with today's technology in the retro style, without all the fancy schmancy crap that litters the new films. I know you must have thought about it. I would do it myself if I had the same following as you. People are behind you because of your dedication to making the OT what it NEEDS to be. Well, you would have the same dedication but intensified ten-fold if you were to helm a project such as that. I alone have an extensive amount of knowledge and material to loan and would give an enormous amount of my personal time to such an undertaking. 

I dunno, just chew on that for a while. There are literally way too many people to count that would jump on board. We're all a little crazy when it comes to the OT. That's why we're all here right? We're the only ones who understand each other. 

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#577998
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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darthmunky said:

I haven't been on here in such a long time. Hows everything going? Is the May 2012 release date still a go?

Unless Ady has some super-duper secret surprise up his sleeve you can discount any hopes of it being released in May. He's said that if all goes well (which in his case it usually doesn't) then it will have a tentative release of 'sometime this summer'. Of course we can't hold him to that because his life is a big box of chocolates, as are all of ours. I commend him for actually following through and completing it because my own personal edit has been sitting on my shelf for a year and I have no idea when/if it will be complete. I found out that these things are very time consuming if your ambitions are high. An edit is one thing. A revamping is quite another.

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#577939
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Count me in. I think there are already quite a few recruits. From my count he has roughly 8k+ followers so far (at least on FB). It'd be so easy to turn that into 100k but I doubt this project needs that kind of publicity until at least the OT is complete. I've had to stop myself several times from publicizing ANH:R in a way I know would bring in tens of thousands of hits.

 

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#577867
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I think the text is just fine. One thing I like about the SW universe is that everything doesn't have to be explained. 

So... why is the text there? Who cares. It's there because it's there. There doesn't have to be a reason. First time viewers wouldn't be distracted in the slightest.

Oh, and congrats on the new pad Ady. Glad to hear a 'good news' delay this time around.

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#560012
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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In response to Tankgirl aka Nebula.... stop trying to sound intellectual. First off, your spelling and grammar are a dead give away that the persona you're trying to convey is inconsistent at best. Secondly, I haven't posted in this thread in over 3 years and I can tell you that I've heard some stupid shite come out of the minds of some of the fanboys and the trolls alike. You take the prize for dumbest thing this thread has seen in over 25,000 posts. That's quite an achievement. You my friend, make no sense and every single person on this thread realizes it. You know what I did with my criticism of SW:R? I went and made my own edit. Just the way I like it. You on the other hand, obviously upset at what Uncle George announced this week, come off like a 14 year old boy trying to make a name for yourself in the neighborhood. If you have something to contribute without being a lame and irritating child, please do so. If not, go make your own thread elsewhere, or better yet, your own edit. I'd love to see what you come up with.

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#525143
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Star Wars: A Renewed Hope (Moved to Facebook)
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Wow. I never came back to read this page until now. Looks as if I was right to leave after all. Apparently, two sentences taken out of context by one person is enough to make several people here get down and dirty rude and insulting. I do not apologize to those people. You are wastes of my time. The others who followed this, I only apologize for not updated elsewhere, not erasing the posts. I said on the very first post that I was an extremely personal person which is why I worked on this edit on and off for two years before even posting it. I found that without motivation, my schooling, work and family life would forever deny me the ability to finish this edit. I went ahead and posted here so as to get input and hopefully to know that others may have cared if it were ever completed (which is a very good motivator indeed).

 

The last post of mine, which was so cleverly quoted and then used to disparage me, was actually about something quite different than what you were made to believe. I had several days off work and found that I was bored at working on this edit for my own sake (a common occurrence). I figured I would spend the weekend and a few more days working solely on  ANY requested scene that some one person might have always wanted to see inserted or fixed or whatnot from ANH. I was going to use the 5 or 6 days to work, not for myself, but for you, hence the quote "Ask or you shall not receive." I also had made mention that I didn't want to choose from just one or two requests in case they weren't exactly something I either COULD do or if the idea was just absurd or something of that nature. No one had been responding to almost any of my posts, hence "If feels like I'm talking to an empty room". "Taking it elsewhere" was also covered since I said I came to this site for the sake of input and motivation. To say I came here for praise is asinine considering I said absolutely nothing of the sort in any of my posts leading to this one particular post. As a matter of fact, I pride myself on my good manners and ability to defer to others, which I felt I did with the utmost respect. 

I deleted the posts, as I knew I always would, the second my thread became anything less than positive and fun. After I had made the gesture of spending my time working to do a really cool scene for someone, the very first response I received, which has now been edited btw, was extremely rude and hateful. One is all it takes with me. My response was "No problem". I do not owe anyone anything. This has and remains an edit for the sole satisfaction of me and my son.  My edit is complete except for waiting for the blurays to come out so I can see what they have to offer. I will share the edit with those who want it, and judging by this thread, that number will be very few thankfully.   

The only edit I follow is Ady's. This is the first time I've been back and from what I gather he's still chugging away, 3 1/2 years later. I look forward to his release which will of course be a labor of love. I get that about him. Too bad some of you do not understand that about me. This is a labor of love so that the Star Wars my son grows up with will not include things like Greedo shoots first, falling Jawas or that a slight list to the left is what constitutes a maneuver. 

Oh, and to all the people who thinks this stuff is easy.... please, I'd love to see yours that you've been hiding from all of us.

~Steven

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#501813
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B-Wings in ROTJ, editing epiphany
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Well, I can say that you think a lot like I do.  However, as a filmmaker I can tell you that the inconsistencies are much less important than the overall feel of the battle. I do not agree with glaring inconsistencies that alter the story or somehow take the viewer out of the viewing experience. However, in this case I can accept the fact they switch everyone around and changed voices of the woman (never knew that btw).

I am doing my own edits "Star Wars: A Renewed Hope" and the entire 'Renewed' trilogy will come in time. The likelyhood of me skipping ESB and going on to ROTJ is very high. I am chomping at the bit to get a hold of that film. Unlike Adywan, I am not trying to perfect the films. His goals and mine are vastly different. I am basically trying to fix all the things that has bothered me and then make the 'Special Edition' we should have been treated to in 1997. So, that being said, when I get a hold of the Endor Battle it will be ramped up to the Nth degree. B-wings will make a bold statement in ROTJ: Renewed. I am fortunate enough to be a collector for about 30 years now and I have a little of everything. I have a B-wing, A-wing, 2 Y-wings, and several X-wings to shoot the live action with. The only thing i lack is a large TIE and a better SD for close up shots.  When I am finished the entire battle will be completly re-edited to accomodate the new shots.

Have no fear my friend. You will get your beloved B-wings into ROTJ finally as well as some secret surprises I have in store. I might need your insight on who is who as far as pilots go. I haven't finished 'A Renewed Hope' yet so I haven't really torn apart ROTJ yet. Keep up the good work and if you can somehow get the game footage in better quality let me know. I can't play my games on my new 64 bit computer so I haven't the ability to rip the footage.

 PS - As far as the original song in Jabba's palace, it will make a rousing comeback in my edit. I have already seen somebody (don't know who) re-edit the original footage with the CGI footage and the way it was done was seamless. They have done almost exactly what I'll do. I even have a way for Yub-Nub to make a comeback without losing the new score at the end of the film. Tricky of course but it works. I already did a quick mock-up last year and it totally works. Don't worry dude, I'm like Uncle George when it comes to tinkering with these movies but I, unlike Georgy Poo, understand the films and what makes them great. I am changing things just because I want to play around in the Star Wars universe but in the end, I want Yub-nub and B-wings and all the stuff I dreamed about as a kid to finally make it on screen.

Peace brother ~ Steven 

 

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#490698
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Bingowings said:

Hopefully once Ady is finished someone will build, animate and sympathetically return a Snow AT-ST back into the battle without the issues that Ady can't work around.

I just did a test shot last week on this very thing. A slow and painful process. It will work but I have to get the walking movements down better. I feel that not only should the AT-ST be in it but so should Imperial ground troops. This will absolutely be in my edit though I really wish Ady was doing it because I'd rather do other shots.

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#489886
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My SW Ultimate Edition (all 6 episodes) project
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I'm doing quite a bit of what you're talking about here for the OT. I am awaiting the BluRays to see if it will be necessary to redo the deleted OT scenes. If you look at my page you'll see some of the quick mock-ups I did. I have already planned ahead and made some background plates and such. The only scene that will be extraordinarily difficult is when Luke is actually inside Tosche Station. Not impossible, but very very hard to do convincingly.

I also suggest, as a community, we don't keep overlapping our work but instead build upon each other's. Ady already did a superb color correction for the first two, why go back and re-color correct? If there is something you don't like then cherry pick those and only do those scenes to your satisfaction. Proper color correction will only take months away from work you could be doing on something else.

I'm of the mind that anybody can remove things and switch things but that isn't really what I find interesting. It's when you improve upon it or radically change it for your own reasons that are great. No offense to others but when I see a list for an Ep. I edit and all it does is state all the things they are going to remove it just makes me go 'bleh' and move on. Ady upped the ante and basically perfected the OT. Now, with mine I'm going to do all the little things I've always wanted to see but didn't know how. My own little tinkering like GL but hopefully better. I can't wait until I get to Jedi.  The things I have planned for that are stupidly complex and will take a very long time to accomplish.

I say you should abandon the Prequels entirely. Those cannot be fixed. No matter how much you try. They can be made better but 'better' isn't 'good'.

I look forward to some mock-ups. Remember, some stuff you want to do may already be finished or in the works by others. When mine is completed I would hope you and others will take it and build upon it or cherry pick it your own edit (as long as proper credit is given of course).

Good luck and keep us updated.

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