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Hal 9000

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#1037142
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What happened to the Myth?
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I felt this way somewhat about TFA. It’s good, but… sort of paint by numbers. I’m hoping VIII plunges us back into the mythic realm of Star Wars at its best.

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#1037020
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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MalàStrana said:

You can be ! Thanks again for your hard work. So I guess you haven’t changed I-COD opening text crawl finally as you were thinking about ?

I did change the crawl a little. Final version reads:

Episode I
CLOAK OF DECEPTION
Mired by greed and corruption, the Republic is in decay. After centuries of peace under the guardianship of the Jedi order, a menace lurks in the shadows of the galaxy.

Attempting to capitalize on the government’s complacency, the nefarious TRADE FEDERATION has surrounded the small planet of Naboo with a blockade of deadly warships.

With the newly crowned Queen desperate for help, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights to settle the conflict. . . .

I was glad to find a way to have something about the Republic being in decay AND a ‘menace’ lurking. The “two Jedi Knights” part of the final paragraph never bothered me. It’s not technically correct, but it gets the point across. Specifying “a Jedi Master and his Padawan learner” or something similar would be too wordy, especially if this is Episode 1 and I’ve already thrown “Jedi order,” “Republic,” “Trade Federation,” and “Supreme Chancellor” at you.

natedeug said:

Thanks for this gift, Hal 9000. Your edits have renewed my interest in PT.

I would like to thank you for the kind words, and apologize for my work’s effect on you. 😛

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#1036651
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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I’m uploading Version 4.2 to the usual places this afternoon. This revision addresses primarily just the opening crawls. The receding STAR WARS logo no longer aliases badly, and the crawls have been spruced up as far as their look and their content.
Is this a very minor update? Yes. However, it will be the last. This project is baked and mastered in 1080p, with several scenes and components that are limited to 480p. Even if better quality version of the prequels are unveiled down the road, the current quality level would still be preferable for this project, due to the standard definition material used. As I recall my mindset and ambition three and a half years ago beginning on this project, I am extremely happy with the final product, and so I am setting it down for good.

Version 4.2, which I’m uploading now, is the FINAL release of this prequel fan edit project. I’m promising you all as well as myself! Thanks again to everyone who contributed, which is a very large group of fine people. Since FanEdit.info often takes a while to update its listings, those who want access to the DLC files may PM me, and I will provide links once they are uploaded.

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#1036210
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Could you post a clip? I’d be interested to see how it does with the music, before I get all my tools laid out again.

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#1036001
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

About the Maz’s castle attack scene, here are the changes needed (as I see it now):

• Lone Star Destroyer
• Alternate music and sound
• “They’ve found us”

Optional:
• Remove sunset TIE shot
• Regrade outdoor scenes to evening/sunset
• Change Maz’s line “Those beasts! They’re here.”
• Put back cool X-wing shots from trailers in the battle

I tried the Kylo shuttle idea, it looks fine but doesn’t really work after all, so I’m on board with only the Star Destroyer. I’ll revise my edits and see what we get.

Well said. This is where we are at in the process.

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#1035970
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Machete Order? mmm
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I’d be open to presenting the story thus far for a newcomer as:
Rogue One, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

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#1035966
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Kexikus said:

Now that we only have the Stardestroyer in the scene I think that my proposed music (heard in Sir Ridley’s mock-ups) is no longer a good choice for the scene. Instead we need something more menacing but not an action theme. Any ideas?

Also, I’ve thought about improving the Republic-Resistance-relationship. Maybe that’s outside of what this edit aims to do, but I think that the restructure allows to do this much better than the theatralic cut. So here’s what I think could be done:
First of all, the crawl could be written a little better in this regard to show that the Republic is not supporting the Resistance but instead hesitates to do anything.
Then in the briefing scene have someone ask: “Will the Republic send help?” and someone else (ideally Leia) would answer: “No.” Then 3PO would have his “Without the Republic fleet we’re doomed.” line and the briefing would go on.
And a little later, probably before the Falcon arrives at Starkiller Base we’d insert the Leia and the Resistance deleted scene where Leia sends Korr Sella to try and persuade the Republic once more. The one problem here would be that Korr would have to teleport to Hosnian Prime in order to be there for its destruction^^ So maybe that scene has to be placed earlier, but I don’t know where.

I’d be in favor of this. This project is a restructuring of the SKB plot, and so there’s no need to apologize for proposing suggestions related to it.
I’ve posted before about a née crawl, very similar to the original one, that includes a few political descriptors. The First Order rising “in secret,” and Leia “failing to convince the New Republic of this looming threat…”

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#1035869
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Name EPISODE VIII Thread
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MagicStingRay said:

“The Last Knight” I think is interesting. Seems to obviously refer to Luke, but what about Rey? Hinting at a possible Luke death. Or one of the Knights of Ren, or some other new character.

Or “The Force Hits Snooze” probably adds more continuity.

A “Last Knight” title would REQUIRE Episode IX to be titled something associated with sleep or morning.

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#1034983
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I seem to remember JJ Abrams commenting that the subset TIE shot makes no sense, but he liked it and used it anyway.

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#1034552
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yeah, I’m open to persuasion for removing “they’re here,” but I don’t see it as a necessary problem.

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#1034549
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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It’s true this edit is narrowly focused, but I don’t mind discussion of scenes and dialogue closely related. There was some discussion a while back about whether to remove, “Those beasts,” or, “They’re here.” I think the idea was removing, “They’re here,” avoids having it look like no one told Maz about the impending attack.

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#1034301
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I really like both approaches, but I think the lone Star Destroyer makes more sense.

Star Destroyer appears. Finn returns to Han out of concern for Rey. Rey tries to send BB-8 back, and spots TIEs. Apocalypse Now shot. Maz hands off the saber, sans “they’re here.”

In the end, its very similar to V1, without the TIEs. Just need to implement new music, though.

But, I’m very happy to let both approaches receive R&D, and see which seems most effective.

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#1034224
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Are you suggesting offscreen dialogue from the brown alien would explain why Finn turns around? I don’t get it.

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#1034148
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I like the Star Destroyer in the sky on its own. The patrons are surprised more than afraid, not being used to seeing such things in their day and age. The TIEs approach from another angle, with Rey still being the first to see them.

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#1033127
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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DominicCobb said:

Go for it. In the theatrical cut it made sense to have the down beat in between the Starkiller strike and the TIE fighter attack, but not here.

That’s a damn good point.

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