Cool posters, how about an official poster now
I’m pretty sure the ones oojason posted are official posters…
Cool posters, how about an official poster now
I’m pretty sure the ones oojason posted are official posters…
Anytime Rey and Kylo connect add the skype ringtone before they start speaking and add this line Adam Driver says after Rey says “I really don’t want to do this right now…”
I think Hamill realized how much his first two statements have divided the fanbase. So now this is his third response… “I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. All I wanted was to make a good movie. I got more than that- Rian Johnson made an all-time GREAT one!”
So I think we can settle that he now he really has retracted his prevoous statements of not being down with the direction RJ was taking Luke’s character…
I just realized, this is the Star Wars film with the most swearing in it. Ranging from Ass to bastard. What next, shit?
The casino planet actually added quite a bit to the story and for what is to come. Little threads in the film that lead up to the ending and also showed that not everything is black and white (the resistance is dealing with the same people who deal with the first order). The resistance has now become the rebellion and is all but gone at the end of the film. Something that was said earlier on (and again later). “We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the first order down”.
Canto Bight is a planet where the rich and elite congregate in luxurious overindulgence while the rest of the inhabitants live in extreme poverty and slavery, including the children. Finn and Roses interactions with those inhabitants is a major factor here. they show the willingness to fight for freedom. At the end we see the children telling their story and then a single child use the force to grab the broom, he has the rebellion ring. The seeds of rebellion are planted. So Finn and Rose are that spark that will light the fire that will burn the first order down.
There are so many little details that are easily missed on a single viewing. I’ll write a proper review once i have seen it again. So far i liked it.
It is nice that they added this moral grey area for the fipm, but wasn’t that the whole point of Rogue One, showing how imperfect both sides are? It makes sense (and honestly I think they did this whole idea a bit better than R1), it just was the weakest link in terms of the overall story and pacing.
Speaking of which, thought this movie was great, guess I’m going with the public opinion as this is my new favorite Star Wars movie. I just really liked the fact it took so many risks. Even the scene with Leia, while pretty cheesy, still made me cry and felt completely unpredictable for me. The writing and structure of this film is something to be disired, but it is made up for, in my eyes, with the many risks in trying to stay unpredictable and add lore to the saga. This film is probably the best directed in my opinion, clearly everyone was 100% when they were trying to bring their A game to this.
The one thing I’m on and off about is the cinematography. Unlike The Force Awakens which had some really great framing, so moments felt a bit off in terms of lighting. It is really good lighting, it just felt way too exagerated. Also anyone else who saw this in IMAX 3D, where the hell was the expanding aspect ratio. Saw this in a li-MAX theater, but they still opened it up in Force Awakens. I thought for sure the Crait battle was going to be it or Snoke’s death scene. Idk, if someone could get back to me on that, that would be fantastic.
Anywho, really loved it. Had a bunch of problems (most have already been addressed), but it didn’t detract from the movie for me at all. Definetly needs a second viewing and can’t wait to discuss further with the peeps here.
Chris Stuckmann was totally right about fans are going to mixed. Exhibit A…
Jedit: I forgot to ask, anyone else worried they might be setting up some weird love square between Rey, Finn, Poe, and Rose? The way they ended those specific characters moments felt like they where setting up something…
Well, been a while since I touched this thread. I have worked on the edit as much as I could, but alas, life caught up with me. I’m gonna be extremely busy this December with many a college and family visit (not to mention a premiere for a pretty low-quality movie that anyone on this site would know nothing about 😉. But come January something might come out that’s not the full version, but it is something. I’ll keep you guys posted, and thank you so much for being patient with me. I know how hard it is to wait for cool stuff like this, but that’s what I love about this community. Everyone is just so darn humble with each other it warms my heart. Hope to hear from you guys soon and give something in return ❤️
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…
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.