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#1057739
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Custom Slim Case DVD Box Set (Complete Trilogy)
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I have been visiting this section of the forums for a while now and have been amazed by some of the great work that has been accomplished. Seeing all of the tender love and care you all have put into creating your own custom boxes/covers for the Star Wars franchise (mainly the OT) has inspired me to make for myself my own custom set. I have also been working on my own edits of the prequel trilogy. So to go along with my edits I have made my very own box set that will eventually be part of a “Complete Saga” Set that will include the PT, OT and ST when all have been released.

The technique I have used is the same that Ronwlim has been using to make his sets found here: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ronwlims-custom-bluray-casesbox-set/id/47474/page/4
which he got the idea here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QvlNLE0Iw

To construct the box I used black conservation board which I bought from Hobby Lobby that was 1/16 thick, but you can use any black core mounting board a suppose. After measuring the sizes I needed I then used a sharp Olfa knife to cut the board down to size. I then glued all the pieces together with superglue.

After designing the artwork, I used Elmers Craft Bond spray adhesive and applied the art to the box.

any and all comments or critiques would be appreciated

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I haven’t finished the cover for ROTS yet so the picture shows my temp cover and the blank case will be extras/special features which I have not designed the cover to yet either. Though, any ideas would be much appreciated. If anyone would be interested in the files, let me know.

I will be updating this post as I finish the other 2 boxes and art work

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#1056371
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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chyron8472 said:

Snaketibe said:

chyron8472 said:

Snaketibe said:

You say your ‘interest in the Revisited project has long since fizzled out’, and yet you still find the time to troll this forum with your worthless opinion. And your opinion is worthless on this forum if all you’re doing is posting here to complain about the fact that the project is taking longer than you personally would like it to, that you would rather Ady did something different to what he’s actually going to with regards to releasing it, and to grumble that you’re no longer interested in the project.

If you don’t like it here, why don’t you leave?

Oh, shut up. I hang out in other threads here. I’m not trolling; I just have an opinion, and decided to convey it. I did say “Ady can do what he wants.” It’s his project, not mine. And the forum exists, not just to follow projects, but to have conversations about them.

I don’t have to leave just because you take personal offense for no reason.

And I’m not “entitled.” I just wish I had something to tide me over because I really don’t care about any OT SE edits other than this one, nor any offical releases post-GOUT, so the only SEs that I acknowledge at all are what Adywan is doing with them.

Damn it, I make one negative comment and you guys are ready to throw me out an airlock. Grow up.

Well before I do ‘shut up’ (thank you for that, by the way. Very mature)

You’re welcome. Nice to know people aren’t allowed to show indignance when you jump down their throats.

I would point out that it was you that claimed in your first post that your ‘interest in the Revisited project has long since fizzled out’

Yes. I only pay cursory attention to it once in a great while. I follow it on Facebook, but you know how that can go when things show up on your news feed that you only partially pay attention to.

and then in your second post that you ‘don’t care about any OT SE edits other than this one’.

Okay. No, I don’t. I refuse to watch the official Blurays, particularly Jedi; and I pay zero attention to any other OT edits, primarily because Ady set such a high bar for ANH:R. I don’t need to watch a version of Jedi with no Ewoks.

HD restorations of the OOT on the other hand: I’m all about that. Yay, Harmy.
Well… there is the Ridiculous Saga, but I don’t count that because it’s not serious.

Can you make up your mind please?

I can have once been super excited about Revisited but not have had significant interest in it in recent years, while still wishing for something. I imagine a lot of people, who don’t know about (or bother with) downloading fanedits or preservations, have similar feelings about waiting for official HD versions of the OOT to come from Disney.

Good things come to those who wait.
I don’t know why there are so many people on this forum that act like heroin addicts that haven’t had a hit in the past few days. We are in the home stretch. Believe it or not there are things that are more important than Star Wars and the revisited saga. Everyone just chill and take a breath. This is supposed to be fun.

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#1054420
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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stealthboy said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

stealthboy said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:
Won’t this process leave white edges from the paper of your finished box is all black?

Because I’m a perfectionist and you are right that it would leave white edges, I carefully use a black marker to color the paper edges 😃.

As am I! I am working on my own custom box using the “Make” method with spray adhesive. Does the masking tape cause any issues when gluing the actual art on the box?

I used paper tape so I’ve had no issues.

I was thinking of using super glue to glue the chipboard together to make the box, then wrapping the artwork around it. This way I will avoid any issues with the art sticking to the tape or there being a visible area where the tape is.

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#1053870
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AVCHD Authoring Help
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I recently finished an edit and successfully burned a dvd9 of my edit. But after reading online that the quality of an AVCHD is much better, I am seriously considering remaking my DVD to fit this format using DVD9 discs. However, I have absolutely no experience with this format. I have been using DVDLab Pro to make DVDs. I have been unsuccessful in finding a tutorial or sufficient information on creating an AVCHD disc with motion menus and such. My question is this:
What is the best program to use for authoring an AVCHD disc with motion menus. I would like for my disc to look as professional as possible. I was looking at Tmpgenc Authoring Works, but free/cheap is nice too!

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#1053667
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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stealthboy said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:
Won’t this process leave white edges from the paper of your finished box is all black?

Because I’m a perfectionist and you are right that it would leave white edges, I carefully use a black marker to color the paper edges 😃.

As am I! I am working on my own custom box using the “Make” method with spray adhesive. Does the masking tape cause any issues when gluing the actual art on the box?

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#1051789
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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stealthboy said:

dgraham414 said:

So how exactly are you making the boxes themselves sturdy? Me friend and I just made two of your Star Wars boxes but the slip cases that the blu-ray cases go in are very very thin and fragile and honestly I’m afraid I’m going to break them. So for the Indiana Jones one how did you make it so sturdy?

I use a thick cardboard stock called Chipboard. Got some 12x12 black pieces through Amazon. It’s a little over 1mm thick. I cut pieces to size and use paper tape to construct the initial box. I then print the artwork onto photo paper, cut, and use a spray adhesive to attach it to the chipboard box. I’m sure others have a different process, but this works for me.

Won’t this process leave white edges from the paper of your finished box is all black?

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#1050745
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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This seems like a really interesting edit. I have been slowly working through editing the prequels myself and I may use some of your ideas for my edit. I would be interested in checking it out! Go ahead and hit me with and unsolicited PM 😀

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#1044040
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Willrow-Hood said:

Has anyone considered giving this a shot? https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/5s8kjz/rey_sees_darth_vader_in_her_force_vision_how_i/ This would be a perfect addition to te visón scene if you ask me.

Honestly I think this would take away from Kylo’s appearance in the force-back. Also, the main point of this edit is a “gentle restructure” of scenes, not to heavily edit the entire movie. But nice idea none the less.

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#1044039
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

I’m glad the crawl is appreciated! 😃

Jackpumpkinhead said:

so did you use these same type of techniques for your crawl?

I don’t know exactly how it was done for TFA but I used the same software and got a close match so it’s probably similar.

Basically it’s just a text layer in 3D gliding past a simulated camera with depth of field, and then there are small adjustments like blur and a slight gate weave motion added.

The prequels just had perfectly sharp steady digital text, but TFA emulated the old analog OT crawls for nostalgia, so I did that too.

Looking into my blender project, I have found a few effects that may be able to mimic some of these same effects…all but the gate weave, that would have to be done manually. But chromatic aberration, depth of feild and slight blur can all be achieved within blender. I may do some tweaking to my project files to mimic some of these characteristics of the original Crawl. I have already made a few small changes to the project for a 2.0 version. Maybe I will have 2 different project files, one with all of the analogue effects and one that leaves things clean. I will probably post in my original thread any changes I make so as not to clutter this one.

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#1044037
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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darthrush said:

ray_afraid said:

Adding a K-2 droid to the background of a scene in the Death Star isn’t at all “adding random nonsense” like Lucas did.
You could say that the battle droid Ady added to the sandcrawler is closer to that kind of tinkering, and even that isn’t the same at all. These small changes can help thread the galaxy together.

+1. I consider this a very good suggestion. Might be hard to pull off but I have quite the faith in Ady.

+1 this idea as well. I think it makes sense and would add to the continuity of the universe.

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#1043291
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

Hal 9000 said:

Haha, gorgeous. Yes, I would love to have you render out yours, even after tinkering with mine for so long. When someone with power tools offers to help, put down your hand tools. I would, however, request using the same font for the title as the theatrical version of TFA.

No problem! 😃 I’m changing it back to the theatrical font now, it’s probably for the best.

I watched a presentation by the guy in charge of graphics and holograms on TFA and he mentioned how they carefully mimicked the original crawls by replicating lens distortion, film gate weave and other things digitally.

Pretty interesting if you’re into that kind of stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFvSgg2-Yo

But of course it’s even cooler how they did it originally, by filming actual back lit text.
http://gagarin.tm/statics/images/post/gallery-1432667442-ep4-bts-13904866909.jpg

Anyway, I’ll tweak it just a bit more and then I guess I’ll try a render.

so did you use these same type of techniques for your crawl?

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#1040262
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I personally feel that ending on leia and watching the falcon leave is a better ending. i would rather just not see luke until TLJ

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#1040076
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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think i am okay with the crawl, though i think the only thing that i would change is instead of “desperate for her brother’s help…” i would make it “desperate for help…” but whatev’s

Dominic the SFX are really well done i like it a lot.

also where are we with the “Its the first order THEY’VE FOUND US…” vid/audio??

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#1040075
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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think i am okay with the crawl, though i think the only thing that i would change is instead of “desperate for her brother’s help…” i would make it “desperate for help…” but whatev’s

Dominic the SFX are really well done i like it a lot.

also where are we with the “Its the first order THEY’VE FOUND US…” vid/audio??

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#1039511
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal
I understand about the crawl, I was just throwing it out there. Are you planing on releasing a list of changes?

Also, I hope you don’t mind that I use your edit to make my own edit in the future?

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#1038972
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s another revision of the crawl that I rather like. This one will probably be what I go with.

Episode VII
THE FORCE AWAKENS

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen in secret from the ashes of the fallen Empire.

Failing to convince the New Republic to combat this emerging threat, General Leia Organa mobilizes a covert RESISTANCE to gather allies from the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Desperate for her brother’s help, Leia has sent her most trusted pilot on a daring mission to Jakku, where a clue has been discovered to Luke’s whereabouts…

I like this crawl, my only critisisms would be is that the middle paragraph seems to read as though it is in the present, where all of the other crawls sounded as though they were happening in the past, until the last paragraph.

Also, I’m not a big fan of the crawl using first names and saying that she is desperate for her brothers help. I think just saying that she is desperate for help, and calling her “General Organa” and Luke just “Skywalker” would fit better with the OT.

But I do like the mobilizing a Resistance bit, and calling Poe her most trusted pilot.
Just my 2 cents

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