Sign In

Dazman

User Group
Trusted Members
Join date
21-Aug-2011
Last activity
13-Sep-2017
Posts
22

Post History

Post
#1107589
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Ady I’m late to the party but congrats for finishing ESB! I have taken a quick look at it and it looks really amazing. Holding off the whole viewing for R1 & OT marathon later this month/year. I haven’t watched the OT in years now so it should be as fresh as possible.

Q: I’m a little unclear about the BD – version: Will we have one BD-25 image for the movie itself and extras/making-of on the other BD-25 /DVD or all in one BD-25? I would prefer former way so you could maximize the picture and sound quality of the movie itself. Of course if the making of is mostly still pictures or SD video quality then it would probably not take that much space on the BD-25…

Post
#1107561
Topic
Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
Time

Worst director choice IMO. Good business decision for Kathleen cause they are in a hurry with this but terrible artistically.

Some of us loathed The Force Awakens for it’s lack of originality (and major plot holes) and some worried people are asking Rian in Twitter if Ep 8 is going to be Ep5 all over again. The first trailer at least didn’t have any shots resembling anything really new except for Luke’s lines. A good studio president would keep her ear to the ground about these things and hire people with some artistic vision and let them carve out something new. But no, she hires the One trick remake- man again.

Colin maybe had some original ideas and didn’t see the point directing something so closely aping old movies but Kennedy might have an exhaust port narrow view of ”what is Star Wars” so he got fired?

At lest I can have a twisted satisfaction of JJ trying to come up with explanations to his own mysteries he set up. It has been revealed recently what I suspected, that they had no plan about the story beyond 7. Jar jar just threw bunch of crappy mysteries to EP 7 and bailed leaving the others to sort it out. But now he has to deal with some of it. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he just copped out of them by ignoring some of the mysteries or answering them as vaguely as possible.

Only interest for me at this point in the new trilogy is seeing if they give Luke some badass scene using force in new big way. I’m not sure it’s in TLJ and I have no hope that JJ delivers that in 9.

If this sequel trilogy continues to play it super safe it has NO merits of it’s own.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1106489
Topic
kk650's Miscellaneous Regraded Films
Time

KK, I too have been enjoying your regrades greatly since I found them a couple of years ago. Not finding your work again was my main concern when TehParadox went down, so I’m glad you are still active on this forum. I would also be grateful for PM once you have a new base. Thank you!

Post
#1050338
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

About the X-wing engines : I remembered to watch for them the second time I saw Rogue One and on Eadu research planet when it’s quite dark they are red but on Scarif when it’s bright daylight they are pink. So I would hope that Adywan follows that logic, that way we can have it both ways and more people would be happy with the result. (Yes I like red more) =)

Post
#742061
Topic
Windu's Blue Lightsaber (Resources) [Updated 1/25/15 - EP2 AVAILABLE NOW] *** See First Post***
Time

Jackpumpkinhead said:

Also something I might include in this little package

This is just a test so it is really rough

If you could do that scene in HD, it would be a huge service to future edits. Those other Jedi are totally useless! Could you do that with original purple sabre too, please?

You are facing a mountain of work though, I think. I have tried to play around with that scene and rotoing mace out of the same colored robes in the background is a nightmare to get looking right. Maybe you have more rotoscoping skills than me though.

Post
#677476
Topic
Star Trek Into Darkness Bonus disc
Time

I am too perfectly happy with standard def behind the scenes features so that custom set looks very good and comprehensive to me. PM sent!

Now if someone would do the same for mission impossible 4's best buy exclusive extras I would be even happier. These exclusives are ridiculous for movie buffs, especially with retailers that don't even exist outside north america. These efforts are therefore much appreciated if/when paramount keeps pulling this crap on us.

Post
#667806
Topic
Aalenfae's PREQUEL TRILOGY (Heavily delayed - computer exploded)
Time

aalenfae said:

Hey guys! I know I said I wouldn't be posting, but I managed to get a hold of some software to do tests while I'm abroad.

http://vimeo.com/77598556 
Here's some random ideas I had for RotS.
Pay special attention to the beginning of the video, where I've edited the scene in such a way that we don't need the awful "ray shields!" scene. And Keep in mind that if I went this route, the battle droids and Grievous would be redubbed. 

That elevator scene is pure freaking genius! I hope you are ready for it to be borrowed for future edits (credit to you, of course =). That rayshield scene is such a lazy writing, heroes need to be captured so there's a random shield system installed into ceiling to capture them. Yeah sure...

I did some inspired editing and I think R2 being captured is pretty easy to solve: https://vimeo.com/77981391

This post has been edited.

Post
#667799
Topic
I have altered my plans pray I don't alter them further.
Time

Yeah, some HD source would be ideal. And I suggest you start with the villain change to see what can be done about that, because as someone who has been learning to do some effects work, I know that it's gonna be a lot of work for you. Looks like you are planning some ambitious changes!

 

Post
#667795
Topic
An Oblivion Fan-edit?
Time

I would be interested in seeing an not-so-predictable-cut of the movie, but I actually enjoyed this one in it's original form a lot for it's scenery, score and atmosphere. It was a positively surprising slow building movie amongst this summer's ADD - tent pole movies.

Post
#647498
Topic
Aalenfae's PREQUEL TRILOGY (Heavily delayed - computer exploded)
Time

aalenfae said:

bobgarcia74:
Well, Bob - I  think this is probably the next best option. However... it still doesn't explain why Anakin seems troubled over his actions. If he's cocky and gloating when he kills Dooku - which you nail perfectly in your clip - it's a little strange that 1 second later, he looks like he regrets it. It's okay for him to regret it later, but he should at least have a little transition time.  The suddenly-feeling-remorse-in-the-next-shot feels too awkward. The sudden remorse only works in the original context, and in a heat-of-the-moment context, I think. 

If there was somehow a way to get a transition period like... "My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count," then he kills Dooku. As Dooku crumples to the floor, Anakin lets out a spiteful, nonvocal laugh and gives a "See how awesome I am?" look to Palpatine before realizing what he just did, and feeling some remorse. 

But other than that... it would seem strange. Unless there's a better way to make Anakin kill Dooku in the heat of the moment.

Have you tried speeding up the shot of Dooku's saber landing on Anakin's hand? Maybe the next shot too where Dooku falls on his knees. Then they lock eyes and cut Dooku's scared stare little shorter than in original cut. Anakin cuts his head of and after that use Palpatine's line "You did well" but cut it before "...Anakin" so we don't see Anakin starting to turn too much towards Palpy. Then you show the remorse shot and cut to the space battle. That might work.

Post
#605073
Topic
Emanswfan's Prequel Trilogy (Ep II Opening Clips Now Available)
Time

emanswfan said:

Well, after a long time, I've decided to start work on individual edits of the prequels.  My goal is this is create really good versions of the films without having to butcher the films to the point of making it not Star Wars length like previous edits have done.  I will acheive this using new music, drastic rearragement, and some new vfx to acheive certain edits.

Right now I am in the rough stages of my version of Episode II: The Seperatist Rise. My goals are very similar to other edits, apart from:

  • More Deleted Scenes added (hugely improved HD quality, shhh...)
  • Less cut (only bad dialogue and stupity cut)
  • New arragement (Opening with Kamino, etc.)
  • Lots of new music from Clone Wars, The Old Republic, etc.

 

Preview Clips:

Fireplace Scene: https://vimeo.com/51874671 (audio cuts still being worked on)

Obi-Jango Fight Scene: https://vimeo.com/52621993 (new soundtrack only.  cues still being modified.  movie audio still being processed)

I don't believe that the fireplace-scene can be saved with any editing. It's horrible in every way and the worst scene in AOtC, maybe in the whole PT. I squirm in shared sense of shame every time I see it.

I think that thing is just best cutted. AOTC is the longest of the films and if you are incorporating deleted scenes you still have plenty of running time. Also the info in that scene is somewhat communicated in other scenes so it's not irreplaceable. 

Have fun with the edit! 

Post
#604427
Topic
Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
Time

After initial HOLY F**k reaction this might not be so bad. If fox has the rights to the existing movies and Lucasfilm keeps operating as independent unit then these excellent projects on this site probably can continue, which is the main priority to me out of anything SW-related.

As for new movies, the universe is large enough to tell new stories and it's interesting to see minimal Lucas influenced movies. Could be good. I don't think there is need to follow EU that closely though. I read the books up until first NJO trilogy when I was younger and never cared about them that much. Didn't they have like 3 new Death Stars in books. New republic was still using the same ships as rebellion. The EU didn't seem to have enough of it's own life. And lizards blocking the force..I think they should do their own thing with Ep. 7.

Post
#583673
Topic
Searching for Jedi
Time

Is there a version of RotJ that is colour corrected and includes the 04 end celebration and music combined with original Anakin ghost? I also like the beak on Sarlacc.

I really like the SE celebration as it widens the scope from just forest party with bears to interplanetary scale. But otherwise 04 version is unbearable. I currently don't have a version of Jedi I like to watch.

This has probably been answered somewhere but I can't find info about it after some searching.

Post
#525538
Topic
Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
Time

Hey guys, I've been following the conversation here and decided to register and give my two cents. I don't think this has been mentioned but cockpits seem to be transparent again in Hoth fight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsF6norzNg8&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

How can that be? They fixed that for the 97 SE but now it's there again. Is that because it wasn't fixed in the film which 04 master was made from? Or did they fix only part of the shots in 97? 

97 changes didn't bother me back then but the 04 dvds truly where sub bar. Something is horribly wrong when you grinch during some shots that used to be just fine. And really unnecessary changes as we all know. I could live with 97 version (if effects updated) but it has gone really messy now.

To the top