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Hal 9000

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#1058177
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Legality, fan-edits, and more. Legality, fan-edits, and repercussions
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FanEdit.org has been around for a long time, and has always been very clear about warding off piracy. With my own projects, I’ve felt comfortable featuring my real name in the edit’s credits, along with my voice as commentary in a separate audio track. I always run the anti-piracy warning at the front of the movie, hard-encoded into the file itself, as well as repeated on any text or descriptions that come along with it. Given the track record FanEdit.org has had so far, and relative popularity as a hub for this sort of thing, I think as long as you respect the rules and maintain a consistent position against any of the obvious things that would make copyright holders angry, you’ll be fine.
And, if you are just talking about downloading and watching fan edits, you’ll be fine anyway.

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#1056877
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I’m afraid the gradual fade back into proper surround at the ending of the sequence will be inevitable; it sounds much more seamless this way than not doing so. However, I will not do this for the Snoke scene right beforehand, for the reasons you outline. I will, however, have the Left and Right channels (front and rear sets) gradually become less polarized instead, to have a similar effect without letting cats and dogs live together by having dialogue in all the channels.

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#1056782
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Here’s an updated clip of the SKB explosion. NeverarGreat has done more to pan the sound effects across the channels, to sound less centralized. He’s addressed the brief dip in the wind sound effect right as the music changes, as MalaStrana noted. As before, the audio during Rey and Leia’s hug very gradually fades from a stereo upmix back into the 5.1 soundtrack. Similarly, I’ve now very gradually crossfaded the audio in the two scenes prior to the Falcon scene from 5.1 to stereo, in preparation for the essentially-stereo SKB explosion sequence. It’d be a little mucky for a professional job, but it does help me ears better accommodate the new audio.
https://mega.nz/#!KZIFQLhS!2RjCIk8OTxvkInUT3wsYs5sUMmvvd3tfAfyIEZ4rrDY

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#1054892
Topic
What if every movie had a pre-crawl scene?
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ANH: A Star Destroyer’s sirens and lights go off, to signal Leia to pull over, but she decides to make a run for it.

ESB: Vader buffs and polishes his helmet.

ROTJ: Lando passes an awkward job interview with Bib Fortuna.

TPM: Yoda delivers a stern philosophical lesson as the camera slowly pans over to a toddler who isn’t paying attention, whom Yoda scolds as, “Obi-Wan!”

AOTC: Captain Typho makes obtuse predictions about how much danger Senator Amidala faces as they depart for Coruscant.

ROTS: General Grievous sits in the break room on the Invisible Hand, eating a hot pocket. His eyes water as he hacks and coughs after a piece is lodged in his throat.

TFA: Lor San Tekka plays a game of holochess with Death, loses, and flees. Death comms Kylo Ren.

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#1054890
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The go to definitive prequel cuts?
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Fun fact: I’d been drinking when I recorded Episode III’s commentary track, and have heard that same critique of it from a few people.

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#1054888
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I won’t be modifying the film’s opening logos aside from adding a silent disclaimer about fan edits. I prefer to leave the opening logos alone. I wouldn’t remove the fanfare from the older movies either. Sadly, from here on out, it’s gone because 20th Century Fox just isn’t the distributor.

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#1053331
Topic
The go to definitive prequel cuts?
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Check out listings on FanEdit.org for more detailed information on lots of edits, with ratings and reviews. Many are listed for download on the unrelated site, FanEdit.info. (Mine are listed there too, but the admin hasn’t updated the site in a while. If you decide to check mine out, PM me for links.)
There’s more prequel edits than you can imagine, but FE.org will help orient you to finding one that resonates with what you’re hoping for.

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#1053104
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Maybe they’d put out a bonus disc containing scenes and segments from the original versions that have been remastered, allowing an editor to recreate a mostly OOT. Maybe that would satiate those in the company who want to put it out and those who want to resist doing so for whatever reason, misplaced loyalty to GL or otherwise.

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#1052660
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Here’s a proposed implementation of NeverarGreat’s SKB explosion. He has isolated and recreated sound effects, and I’ve segued between this and the film’s soundtrack while adding music from the CD. His work was in stereo, so it has been duplicated into all channels save for the LFE track, leveled by ear against the relative balance of music and sound effects in the film’s soundtrack. When transitioning back to the film at the end, we first crossfade into an upmixed stereo version, then back into 5.1 in order to provide as smooth a transition as possible.

I do not have a 5.1 setup on which to monitor this, but listen to it track by track to compare it to the film itself in the hopes of getting it close to right. Please let me know if you hear any glaring problems.

https://mega.nz/#!HN4RhZ7R!zfF2L7uNt3dZckTgEc5Y5sMmTpwotz1Ofz54fdwv0dM

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#1052644
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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And I like TPM for that.
“Well, they better have the OOT in the vaults repaired by mid-April, or there’ll be hell to pay.” That quote’s a stretch, but I’m feeling pretty ‘Uncle Owen’ about this whole thing.

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#1051588
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Very interesting. I’m grateful for your continued efforts and am confident the end result will be solid.

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#1050668
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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The “hey” and chuckle both sound like great ideas. I can imagine showing L8wrtr’s TPM (to include the necklace), my AOTC, and your ROTS to an audience that might not be as receptive to Padme surviving the trilogy and might like to see more than one person’s take. In other words, this will be a great alternative edit to my own Ep3 for those who liked it aside from the ending, of which I’ve heard from many.

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#1050584
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Thank you for that explanation.
Just an idea: What if we follow Rey as she continues to run away from the castle and talk to BB8, see the TIEs and run off. Then Finn sees the Destroyer and runs to ask Han about Rey. Cut to (either sunset TIE shot or) Max’s basement where they are collecting the saber to search for Rey.

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