It’s getting close, I’m thinking about releasing a v.1 around November to see the intial reaction or what needs more tinkering (but just the regular 2D version with only green removal and partial desaturation). I’m very close to being done with There and Back Again, but I’m still having trouble with the first movie’s transition between AUJ and DOS, but it is coming along slowly but surely. Senior year might make this a pain but i’ll push through. I have seen Kerr’s version which I was impressed by some of the changes and plan on crediting him in the end credits. Same with the guy from JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit version (which I really recommend checking out). But hang on till november cause that is most likely when it will come out (if not earlier if everthing works out 😉 )
It does look pretty amazing Dre. Sorry that the discussion on kk650 board didn’t go so well. If I have one comment, the shot of Indy running away from the Hovitos and the pan american plane shot, the sky (mostly the clouds) looks a tad bit bright for my eyes, it could be my monitor, but to me they look bright. Everything else looks fantastic with just the right level of yellow that I can appreciate over both the bluray and the 35mm print!
kk650, do you have any information of what the actual film print of Fellowship looked like? If not, I remember someone on OT.com saying that the extended blurays were closer in color to the actual film print, but they still had a long way to go because of that green tint and they were more like 75% accurate, might be a good place to start. Idk, something to look into for your regrade, if you’re interested…
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Adywan, I must say you have improved so much from your days of the original star wars revisited, not just as a faneditor, but a filmmaker as well. This is 100% the best version of empire strikes back I have seen and the best fanedit I have ever watched. I got really choked up when I saw the in memoriam for your mum and dad, it shows how much time and effort you have put into this project. Thank you so much for your hard work into a project that I hope to god this gets the recognition it deserves. You deserve a long earned break for your troubles. Hell maybe this will be the turning point for disney to give credit where credit is due… Anyways, I wish you the best and hope to see your work again in the future!
I’ll see what i can do about the edges, i was planing on making a separate video where the parchment changes for every frame and detailed lines are a little more faded. (The parchment layer is more of a style choice that hones more to Alan Lee’s and John Howe’s style, and to cover up the animation so it looks less like artifacts)
So after a long time messing around I finally have a comparison for you guys,
So for the LOTR color all I did was lower the contrast, saturation, increased the brightness, and removed the green blanket covering through the whole film
For the animated version, I layered three animation filters, an old parchment filter, and more messing with the brightness
What I am interested in hearing from you guys is, should I leave the original colors in for the animated version, remove just the green blanket, or have the exact same color correction from the live action version in the animated version?
Reminding me of something…
I did some messing around over the weekend and I thought to myself, everyone who talks about how overusing the cgi in The Hobbit makes it look like a cartoon. So why not make The Hobbit segments into a cartoon? If all works well, I imagine I will be releasing 4 versions of the movie (The one I have been working on (2D, 3D) and the cartoon version (2D, 3D)). So far the results have been pretty great with the cartoon style being similar to that seen at the beginning with the red book. It blends the cgi elements well enough that everything looks like it shares the same space. Just something for now…
Going off needed quite a few photos for references, in theory, could you just use one large high res photo that has multiple frames in it to get a quality lut out of it?
Oh that is beautiful, looks extremely professional and like a criterion set!
I can confirm that. I actually own the first box set (though still trying to find my copy of jedi, which is giving me a bit of stress)
Oh man, those Technicolor shots are giving me shivers Dr. Dre, I think the only prescription I need is the whole theatrical edition with that color timing. My only question now is, will it be able to create luts ?
I’m curious what would happen is you took the Lord of the Rings colors and placing them on The Hobbit’s colors. Would the color palette and contrast change or would it just be the color palette. Idk what I’m talking about at this point, I’m just interested to see what would happen.
I’ve still been tinkering with the video correction and it’s going to be better. The one in the screenshot comparison is artificial grain, but I’m planning on looping some natural grain I aquired a while ago, it just will take some time to do that. I’m currently focused on finishing my school year and getting the main editing done for both features.
He usually has them uploaded on tehparodox, but recently has had difficulty keeping some of the links up. You might want to get on that soon
I really like these covers, but the one criticism I have is the credits are very small and could be enlarged to fill the empty space, other than that, this is a fantastic set you have here. Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into this!
I do plan on not having Peter Jackson as the main title. However, I do not agree that the versions of The Hobbit we got were Peter Jackson’s versions (even the extended cuts). I feel they are WB’s and New Line’s version. It is all due to this feature on the bonus features that made me feel lots of sympathy for Peter, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20vA9U7J2qQ , At least, that’s my two cents on it.
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I know it’s a bit late in the process, but if you want some new music for the edit, you should check the shadows of the empire soundtrack. I would also recommend the force unleashed soundtrack for more variety, but it doesn’t sound as professional or thought out as much as this one does, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Lac1g3VJ8&index=2&list=PLk7tRLsSzeqPq23hOkoSp7XS6NN1wiouI
I downloaded and watch it today and it was fantastic. Quality work dude. My only complaints are the grain on the logos (particularly the 20th century fox logo) looks weird and the red of vader’s lightsaber at the end seems too desaturated and pink. Everything else though was extremely well done! I do wonder dreammaster, are looking into Harmy’s lpp scan of Return of the Jedi or at least, what your thoughts are on it?
Ok, so I got some good news and bad news… Good news is that everything is going according to schedule and I am almost done fixing audio issues and visual issues for my test screening! I also figured out a way to make the films match the LOTR films that I’m pretty sure no one else mentioned, but giving it that film look by not only adding grain, but blurring the picture a tinge. Bad news, I’m pretty sure that the release of this edit will be delayed as I found the color grading featurette on Fellowship’s extended edition, and I really want to match what they did (not fully, but partially). What I have in mind will take some time to finish, so I’m not sure if it will release near the end of spring or the end of summer, but I will know as soon as I do more tests. But I can release what I have once I feel confident enough for it to stand on its own. Hope you all have a pleasant day!
Hello, quick update. So I’m on my second draft of the first movie and currently finishing up my first draft of the second one. Audio is a bit of a pain in the second one, but given a couple of weeks, it will sound better. I plan on doing a test screening in the coming months were I can get feedback from personal friends, and then, I will release my third and final draft to the fan edit community (in 2D). To keep you guys content for a couple weeks, here is my latest (and best) version of how the new color correction will look! I’m so excited 😃 !!!
*the picture is a little on the purples side of things, but it will be improved!
Little update, I bought the vudu hdx version and I have come across something interesting. They managed to obtain a copy with the image opened up to 1:85:1 seeing as the original was 2:35:1. So new plan going forward, I’m going to make three versions, one with 2:35:1 setting, one with 1:85:1 setting, and a changing aspect ratio one (for select mudical sequences and important scenes, basically an IMAX version).
Ok, so I just want to put this idea out there and while I have multiple projects going on, I think this will be short and sweet. So I’m currently read The Great Gatsby in class, and the film is a guilty pleasure of mine, so I decided to rewatch it. It has aged quite poorly, but only because of the dated music. I also saw some problems with some of the weirder editing choices (as Baz Luhrmann does). My plan for this edit is to add better music to fit it, but here is the catch. I’m going to make four sources, which you (the downloader) can mix and match with mkvmerge or other apps. The four sources are two different video sources (2D & 3D) and two 5.1 DTS audio sources (one that has age appropriate music that fits the time more appropriatley. The other will use electro swing which I will personally prefer more. This version will be much more intune with the atmosphere that balances the book & movies styles, and certainly make those party scenes quite lively in that way that only Baz Luhrmann can achieve). I hope you enjoy the idea, while I finish up v.1 of my two parter Hobbit fan edit (just finishing color correction and video syncing). Then I will focus on preserving Beyond the Sea. This Gatsby edit should be a piece of cake compared to two three hour fan edits and a preservation. Btw, this is the album I plan using for the electro swing audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nD-8euqNN4
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