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#1173245
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4K Blu-ray vs. Blu-ray Differences
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What are the differences between normal blu-ray file sizes and 4K blu-ray? Are 4K blu-rays ripped and edited the same way normal blu-rays are? Do they require different software or a much more powerful editing rig?

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#1170198
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Star Wars: Firestorm (The Last Jedi Fan Edit)
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ChiefWamsutta said:

@EvenSteven Three Things:

1-- What were you going to name the movie?

2-- Would you be willing to consider opening the movie as Rey makes her way to Ahch-To.

3-- Would you be willing to add ~2 sentences of dialogue to Snoke that gives him some backstory?

  1. Star Wars: Firestorm is the working title. The poster will have the text “The Last Jedi Fan Edit” at the bottom. The title crawl will say Episode VIII FIRESTORM.

  2. DigMod already has his edit with Rey going to Ahch-To. In my edit, the opening to the movie is staying the same with the First Order Fleet attacking the Resistance Base. The only major change in the beginning footage is the removal of the Hux/Poe prank call and the BB-8 whack-a-mole scene.

  3. I am not adding any new lines or footage unless the deleted scenes are amazing AND they don’t have timecodes. I am considering using music tracks from Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Battlefront for certain scenes. The biggest changes to this particular edit are the opening crawl, a quick Canto Bight, color-corrected Yoda, and a new ending shot with Luke.

The Last Jedi already feels bloated and my main concern with the Firestorm edit is to mainly stick to the story and action scenes. I can’t really plug in all the plot holes and dangling threads left by this movie. That job should be handled by a different edit and a far more experienced editor.

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#1169890
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Sir Ridley said:
If you don’t feel like learning After Effects someone else (like me perhaps) will do that scene eventually. But you could try anyway, I think I have an idea of how to do it so I can give some tips if you’d like.

Tips would be highly appreciated! I want to learn After Effects.

It would be funny if I finished Firestorm and the credits went:

Edited by EvenSteven
All the Difficult Stuff by Sir Ridley

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#1169832
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I was thinking about color-correcting Yoda’s force ghost. Comparing a screenshot of him in TLJ to the end of ROTJ shows that the new movie went with a dark blue filter and no transparency. This makes him look a bit chubbier than he should.

I’ve never used After Effects before so I don’t know if I will have to go frame by frame or if there’s template settings that could be applied for each camera shot. I’m also considering leaving the moments with Yoda and the burning tree alone because the silhouette of the fire against Yoda looks cool. Maybe I’ll do the whole scene for the sake of consistency.

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#1169227
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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A question for editors in this thread: How many edits of The Last Jedi do you think there will be in the first year after it’s out on video?

My guess, there will be 2 or 3 “Canto Bight-less” cuts within the first week, 3 or 4 polished edits in the first month, and then about a dozen total in the first year. I know The Force Awakens has 4 edits in two years but I’m curious how much The Last Jedi will influence the fanedit community.

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#1168951
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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darthrush said:
[Handman] You can cut pretty much all but one scene from Canto Bight, where DJ’s character is first introduced.

Or you just have them leave for Canto Bight, and we see them next on the way back already with the codebreaker when Poe calls. No need to see anything of Canto Bight.

Is that what you guys are planning to do? Cut Canto Bight but keep the codebreaker? Are you going to have the scene where DJ is telling Finn about arms dealers or will you cut right to Snoke’s Star Destroyer?

I was thinking about keeping the initial visit to Canto Bight where they look around a bit, they see the real codebreaker, and then get arrested. No preaching about animal cruelty and bad rich people. I’m debating whether or not to cut the scene after DJ picks the lock and then they go right to the escape ship.

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#1168713
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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OutboundFlight said:
How about cutting Finn and Rose (almost) entirely from the movie? Move Finn waking up shortly after Holdo assumes command. Finn’s “where’s Rey?” cuts to Rey arriving on the Supremacy. Canto Bight and the Hyperspace tracker, all gone. Besides just cutting a poor subplot, it also simplifies the story considerably by letting us focus in on the arcs of Rey, Kylo, and Poe.

I know it sounds great to cut out that entire B-plot, but there’s a few problems with it. Like Handman mentioned, DJ needs to betray the Resistance to the First Order. Second, there’s Leia’s tracker that Finn picks up so Rey can fly to Snoke’s Star Destroyer. Third, Finn and Rose have to fly back to Crait in the used First Order ship. So, having them just appear in the final battle without the Canto Bight plot would be jarring from a viewer’s perspective.

Admittedly, it would be interesting to see Finn kamikaze the Death Star laser without any previous footage of him besides waking up. And then out of nowhere, a random girl from two hours ago bumps into him.

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#1167814
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I’m still concerned about this movie after reading about all the production issues. The visuals in the trailer look cool. I’m not buying Alden as Solo but I can set my doubts aside when I watch the movie. I also hope that the trailer music isn’t the same style as the final film.

I wonder if there will be a subplot about Lando shaving his beard.

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#1167330
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Episode IX Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em> - (TLJ SPOILERS IN HERE)
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  • Luke comes back as a Force ghost to annoy Kylo Ren and give snarky advice to Rey.
  • Leia dies off-screen after time passage. Her death is mentioned in the opening crawl and she is mentioned fondly in dialogue.
  • Rey loses a fight…actually, no. Rey wins. It would be out of character for her to lose a fight at this point in the sequel trilogy. She could lose a limb.
  • Hux betrays Kylo Ren by making a deal with the rebels. He wants more power but gets killed before he can use it.
  • Fake out with Snoke’s death. It looks like he’s alive for a minute but not really.
  • Rose wakes up and stays as technical support on the new Rebel cruiser.
  • Finn and Poe develop their bromance on a mission on a forest-type planet. BB-8 tags along.
  • Force ghosts of Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin face Kylo before the final fight (sounds like fan fiction, but it could happen).
  • The Millennium Falcon gets destroyed in the final space battle, Chewie goes down with the ship (and a few porgs).
  • Kylo Ren loses an arm or leg in the climactic lightsaber duel.
  • Kylo turns to the light side but dies anyway.
  • Rey decides to teach the ways of the Force as a neutral path instead of light or dark.
  • C-3PO has a black arm now.
  • R2 beeps.

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#1165084
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Ron Howard’s state the obvious narration for the events of every Star Wars movie starting with Solo. Or as it’s being called in China, “Ranger Solo.”

Every Star Wars is rereleased with the new narration and subtitles hard-coded on screen whenever a droid or character wearing a mask speaks.

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#1165077
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Star Wars: Firestorm (The Last Jedi Fan Edit)
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ElectroDroid said:

Are you trying to retcon Rey’s parentage or more like just edit it out of the movie?

Edit it out. I may end up leaving the cave scene intact. But then there’s the scene where Kylo tells Rey that her parents were nobodies and “sold [her] for drinking money.” The scene comes off like hasty, cheap dialogue and left many in the audience (including myself) feel it was lacking.

If her parents really are nobodies or if JJ Abrams changes his mind in Episode IX, finding out the parents are nobodies in this movie adds nothing to The Last Jedi’s story. It’s part of Rian Johnson’s message that Jedi can come from anywhere, but the parentage reveal (or lack of one) feels cheap for those hoping for answers. I do plan on keeping the part of the scene where he says “you’re nobody, but not to me” because of the tentative connection that Kylo and Rey have and her temptation to the dark side.

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#1164385
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Sir Ridley said:

Good idea, but if the only thing we know is that Luke got his saber back we’re gonna wonder why he doesn’t have his saber.

In Force Awakens, we never see Luke accept the lightsaber. Even in The Last Jedi, we know from watching that Luke throws it and Rey picks it up again to practice with later. Perhaps the saber toss scene is not needed. Rey just holds onto the blue one.

As for the humor, it doesn’t feel right to remove every joke, quip, sight gag, and gesture. The movie should be tonally consistent with moments of levity, not a joyless slog.

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#1164235
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Making a PERFECT Crawl
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Sir Ridley said:
I could make an After Effects template as well.

A template would be a godsend in the coming months. I can already see myself trying to make my own crawl, spending days tinkering with After Effects only to have a crawl that’s little more than plain paragraphs with yellow font.

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