a classy collection of Star Wars posters…
And one Wolverine
a classy collection of Star Wars posters…
And one Wolverine
I know this is an old thread, but I have recently run into this same problem trying to author and burn an AVCHD. I used meGUI with a presets for AVCHD and a file size limit for DVD-9 the encoded MKV was around 7.9gb. After running the MKV through tsMuxer the resulting folders were .5% over the amount the disc would hold. Obviously I need to set the size limit to something else, but what? I like the quality meGUI produces (even though it takes forever to encode) and the simplicity of the program, thus I haven’t used multiAVCHD. Is there any way to estimate the final AVCHD folder file size after encoding to MKV?
Oh boy, as soon as I saw the app I knew there would be a Solo fanedit that put Harrison Ford’s face in the movie. A lo’ and behold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEADJocGzX4 - A side note, shame Anthony Ingruber wasn’t cast
Yeah, wow! I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the trailer looks like. If it is good enough, hopefully someone does this for the whole movie. I am really bothered by this new guy
Sir Ridley said:
Illustrator is probably not a bad idea once you know how to format everything. I did it inside After Effects just so I could tilt and edit the text on top of the real crawl and line everything up.
So, specifics. My text is in a separate 4K composition where I do all the movement (excluding gate weave, getting to that later) and fading of the text. Apparently my focal length is 50mm. Don’t know how I ended up with that number, but it works. Although I have to stretch the text layer about 200%. Maybe 23mm and no stretch works just as well, but this is what I ended up with. 36mm film. Aperture 25,5.
The angle is -79,8 (for matching the TFA crawl). Since this composition is where I edit the text I also keep a guideline layer to see how wide the paragraphs should be. And on the text layer I have a bunch of effects. A yellow Glow, to make the text a tiny bit thicker. And then a Refine Hard Matte which makes it a bit thicker again and smudges out some details when it goes blurry in the distance. And then a 0,5% Camera Lens Blur which doesn’t do much. And then a Set Matte which adds that little gradient fade in the distance of the text. A Simple Choker which makes the edges a bit less soft and more contrasty. A soft red Drop Shadow which makes the edges of the text warm and cozy. And finally a Fast Blur that just softens everything a bit. Now, all this may sound like nitpicking (and it is), but have a look at this with/without effects image and you can see it’s not completely pointless: https://i.imgur.com/SvKgO9O.jpg
And then on to the composition where I put everything together. I scale down the text layer to 50%. And then for the gate weave I put a Transform effect on the layer (you could use the built in Transform property, but this way it’s easy to turn on or off). Alt-click the stopwatch for Position and type in the expression: wiggle(6,0.5). This gives the text a slight jittery motion. Aaaand that’s it. Sprinkle some film grain on top if you want.
TV’s Frink said:
I thought it was Fake News Gothic.
It’s real. The News, the Gothic. All of it.
Well…this is helpful! What version of after effects did you use? Also I was under the impression you also added a chromatic abrasion, and lense distortion effect to the crawl as well? Ive been tweaking the project I made in blender to mimic Adys crawl, (but his is also more of the PT style) and also give it that OT feel as well. But this helps to see your exact method. I may try and apply some of these principles to my project just so I can make a template that is more universal and accessible to the community.
TV’s Frink said:
I can’t wait until suspiciouscoffee gets back and see what y’all have done to his thread.
I literally just laughed out loud in public reading this!
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To make this change work you have to replace Ankin’s saber with Luke’s throughout TFA and TLJ.
No you don’t. Why would you?
If the whole idea is that Luke’s legend as a Jedi grew in the years after ROTJ, most people would be familiar with his green lightsaber anyway (he’s had that for 3 decades compared to a couple years with the blue one), so it makes more sense (to me) for his projection to use his green one rather than Anakin’s blue one.
In TFA and TLJ, his blue lightsaber represents the lost myth of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi that they need to find and bring back.
At the end of TFA and the beginning of TLJ, Rey offers Luke the lightsaber, in essence asking for his help to come back and save the galaxy. Luke refuses by walking away. Later, when Rey says that she’s going to go to Ben and Luke says don’t, she offers the saber once again, and he says no. So she has no choice but to got to Ben.
During the course of Rey and Ben’s interaction, she gives him the saber (albeit in a non-traditional way). She thinks he’s the person who will save the galaxy. But when she learns he wants to destroy the Resistance still, she tries to take the saber back. She can’t it breaks in two, and it seems she’s stuck, hopeless.
But then Luke shows up! He’s finally accepted Rey’s offer, he’s come back to face down the First Order and save the Resistance. So what lightsaber should he be using? The one Rey offered him.
At the end, Luke is dead and Rey is left with the broken saber. She asks Leia, despairing, “how can we build a rebellion from this?” Leia takes her hand that’s holding the saber and says “We have everything we need.” The clear implication: they’ll rebuild the rebellion, obviously, but also the Jedi and (potentially) the saber too.
I understand and agree thematically, but for me personally, I really wanted to see Luke ole greenie. It also gives away the surprise that it is just a projection. We saw the ANH saber destroyed (and so did Kylo). I am planning on not just color changing the blue to green, but am experimenting with replacing the hilt as well. Hopefully i can get it to look good enough to use for edits.
So is the 720 version in the folder now not v2.1?
“I must return to Alderaan to inform my people there will be no peace” Bail in Rogue One
I’d like to see him briefly on Alderaan as the planet meets its doom. I think that would add context and a human element to the tragedy.
You mean like this
Things have been pretty slow here. I’m finally recovering from 4 weeks of flu and bronchitis , which knocked me for six. So i haven’t been able to do much. But that is going to change in the next week…
Glad to hear you are feeling better Ady! I hear ya on that flu. That bug has been going around and it is nasty. We are all anxious to see what you are planning but not at the cost of your own personal well being, so get some rest and don’t over do it!
TV’s Frink said:
adywan just needs to paint over the Dug with a CGI version of me.
That would take too much time. I don’t think he could properly capture your condescending and sarcastic nature.
Why not stitch together the two scenes before and after they call Maz into one? I wish I had the script, but there should be enough there to show they need a specific codebreaker, and if you cut canto bight entirely, you don’t need to explain why they need to go there.
Finn: "No one can get in there, they scramble the shields code every hour."
Poe: “I think I know someone.”
Cut to Finn and Rose leaving on the shuttle. That’s all you need.
It’s all about the dialogue. I recall him just lifting his head up and then we cut to maz but if he says “I think I know someone” then you can cut straight from there to the radar blip and then you see them pick up Poe’s call on the ship that they found a code breaker. And then you have the scene of him stealing from the ship after that before they arrive at the supremacy. You could also cut down them sneaking around (iron joke, evil BB-8, jokes).
Good thinking Handman, I think that’s the best way I’ve heard yet to cut down Canto Bight.
You’re right about it being all about the dialogue, and unfortunately the dialogue isn’t there. Poe never says, “I think I know someone”. He just looks up and points at Finn. You may be able to lift some audio from another Oscar Isaac film though.
Hal 9000 said:
The scene I’m most hoping to remove from the film is Maz’s video game cutscene. It raises unhelpful questions, it’s extremely cartoony (or video gamey), and contributes to the uneven tone of the movie.
I’m not sure how it’d be done, due to the plot direction it contains. But that was the worst scene in the film.
The whole time I am involved in fan editing this movie, whether I end up doing an edit myself or just contributing here, I’m going to hear Kylo Ren berating me.
“You’re still HOLDING ON.”
yeah, i was thinking about this last night and how it would be possible. I think the only thing you can do is trim it heavily because, unfortunately, there is a lot of exposition that is needed to explain why they are going to canto bight and why they are looking for a code breaker with a “red palm bloom(?)”
Wow, that voice is really great. there is a bit of sync issue with it i think, but it is spot on as far as inflection and voice quality.
As far as PDFs of this set, because of my unique way of making this box, if I were to give out the PDFs I’m not sure you guys would make much sense of it.
I understand if you’d rather not share your finished project.
Even so, there are many of us on this site that love to tinker with designs.
Might you consider posting links to or directions on where to find the assets? The cover art images, logo pngs, and the font style/size used, for example?
And by the way, thanks for your “Work in Progress” guide on making custom boxes. I’m certain it will prove to be a big help.
Hal 9000 said:
The only saber ignition sound that I noticed was Luke’s on Crait and I was okay with it because it wasn’t even real.
For TFA, the sound was usually different from the other films, though consistent with itself. Odd. I just saw TLJ a third time and I just don’t remember the saber stuff well enough. I would recommend editing out ignition sounds that are distinct from how that saber sounded in. ROTS, ANH, ESB, or TFA. Especially sounds that are closely associated with other sabers. Exception being Crait, since if all other cases are correct, it’d just be another clue about what’s is going on.
From what I remember, I think the saber ignition sound in TFA is incorrect, at least when Finn first lights it up. The same sound is made in TLJ I believe.
On a side note, I think I might try and do a 3D replacement for Luke’s lightsaber at the end. To me it just doesn’t make any sense that his blue one would be the one he would project. I mean he hand built the green one and had it a lot longer than he had the blue. I may do some mock ups just to see if I can pull it off.
More on the deleted scenes
So excited to see the new version coming together so nicely! I would love if one of ya’ll could point me to a tutorial on how you do these effects. I am pretty fluent in Premiere but haven’t touched After Effects yet.
YouTube is pretty amazing. I know it’s a catch all for learning pretty much anything, but it is super helpful in finding out how to do stuff. Just search for something specific you are wanting to do and be sure to add “after effects” to it.
There’s no way to have the Revisited Saga in 4K, is there?
Not unless you wanna upscale it yourself
Darth Lucas said:
I’ve been mulling over how to make Luke’s death less sudden and stupid.
It might be kind of corny but I here’s how I see it playing out:]
How about the Luke death scene before Rey arrives on Achoo?
Well, turns out I may not get to those scenes this week. Got slammed with work that I’m gonna need to give my attention to first. If Ridley can get to them before me, that is fine. But I seriously doubt I will be able to even sit down to look at it by week’s end. Sorry guys
FYI, here is what we are going to have to work with for the deleted scenes
I’ll work on it tomorrow and let you know. Though the clips I put out will be 720 due to restrictions on my machine. But I think it will be fairly straight forward. I originally didn’t do it when I first removed his hood because it was extra work and didn’t think anyone would notice. But I should have know trying to get anything past the eagle-eyed viewers of this community. 😉
Just from memory things I’d like to see removed
Cut Domhnall Gleeson’s over the top acting. Let him sneer and piss Kylo off, but cut the near orgasm he has when he’s drunk with power. He’s not bloody Palpatine.
Cut the broom kid, and in fact cut most of that shit involving them. It reminded me too much of Phantom Menace.
Cut the decoder rings…is this 1992? We getting those in cereal boxes?
Trim most of the Casino stuff. I wasn’t bothered by it, but I feel it shifted the film’s tone, and sadly I didn’t care.
I don’t mind the little shit weasle muppets, just trim most of their attention stealing stuff. I kind of liked watching Chewie eat one.
Cut Kylo going emo with his helmet. I honestly think you could cut all scenes with him wearing it.
Find a way to trim the meeting of Finn and Rose. Maybe cut the stunning part if possible, and swipe to him telling Hispanic Han about their plan.
As stated before, trim droid nonsense.
Cut Super Leia…perhaps find a way to have the explosion, and a cut to her in the hospital bed. We’d pretty much fill in the gaps that she made it.
I agree with all of this except the helmet stuff. It’s part of his being teased and called out by SNOKE, and plays into his finally offing him
Hal 9000 said:
It’s not the kind of thing that strikes me as easy, but I am out of my reckoning. 😃
Ridley, don’t feel bad if it’s out of the realm of possibility.
I’m kinda surprised that you said that it’s not possible. I think it could be. I could have a go at it as well and try if that helps.
Just found this at deadline.com
There’s a lot of movie here, though. It runs 152 minutes and moves around a lot.
RJ: We shot a lot, man. Just like any other film, it came together in the edit. The editing is the completion of the writing process. We were not at all precious about this film. We tore it apart. We ripped stuff out. There’s going to be a lot of great deleted scenes. I’m not trying to sell Blu-rays here, there are just going to be a lot of deleted scenes.
And it’s not just shots of characters walking down hallways, either. There are entire sequences that got lifted out of it, which taken on their own are some of my favorite sequences in the movie. But for the good of the whole, they had to come out. We rearranged stuff. We were constantly messing with the intercutting between the plot lines. There are very few of the intercuts that are in there as written in the script. We ended up re-engineering a lot of it during the course of editing because that’s what the edit is for. All bets are off, and you just have to make the thing work.
So hopefully there will be a lot to play with.
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