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#1170213
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Reedit "Super Series"
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MalàStrana said:

If I’m not mistaken, is it really Octorox edit or the once very hard to find The Blackened Mantle before Octorox indeed managed to share on the spleen ?

(very interesting 3-1 edit… only if you don’t speak japanese 😃

It was an older 3-in-1 edit of mine that used that approach for the prologue called “Rise of Lord Vader”. Unfortunately I was never fully satisfied with that edit and don’t even have the files anymore.

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#1156371
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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I love it all in theory but in addition to the First Kill line sounding out of place, the stuff from the video game is also clearly voice actors Mat Lucas and James Arnold Taylor, not Hayden and Ewan. The Mat Lucas line sounds almost like it could pass as Hayden but the James Arnold Taylor bit sticks out to me because I’m so familiar with his Obi-Wan voice.

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#1143708
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I loved the Yoda scene, but I agree that Yoda looked a little off somehow, like they made him extra muppety to invoke nostalgia. I think some color correction of his skin tone along with some Adywan-style facial movements could go a long way to improving his look. I still think he looked way better than CPY though.

Overall I loved this movie, and I think every plot line is integral to the themes the movie is trying to convey. Even most of the humor, as goofy as it was, worked for me. It’s a bit overly long so I could see some trims, but I wouldn’t be on board for fundamental changes to the storyline or characterizations.

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#1143136
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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ChainsawAsh said:

Octorox said:

Can we stop talking about TLJ in this thread (with the exception of how it impacts this edit)? There are other threads where you can talk about how much you didn’t like the movie. If Hal or Neverar or Ridley wants to do a TLJ edit they will talk about it in the ideas thread and eventually make a new thread when it’s allowed.

Agreed. I was only talking about it in the context of stuff that could possibly be pulled from it for a TFA:R V3, but I tried to keep it spoiler free. Apologies if I crossed that line for any in my posts. I’ll refrain from here on out.

Don’t worry. My post wasn’t directed at you ^_^

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#1142771
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Can we stop talking about TLJ in this thread (with the exception of how it impacts this edit)? There are other threads where you can talk about how much you didn’t like the movie. If Hal or Neverar or Ridley wants to do a TLJ edit they will talk about it in the ideas thread and eventually make a new thread when it’s allowed.

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#1141983
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I just want to say I watched V2 in full on my TV and sound system tonight and I was pretty impressed by how it turned out, everything feels pretty seamless.

The only major things I noticed were some of the slowed shots during the rescue sequence after the lightsaber battle, and Snoke’s “fire the weapon” line being kind of drowned out by the music.

Awesome job!

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#1141907
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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I always assumed you plot a precise course beforehand and then the navicomputer does the work of executing that course, including any turns and changes in direction you had input, but you’re right that it’s not clearly defined in the movies. However, it seems to me like characters rarely exit hyperspace to change direction when traveling from point A to point B. I can’t think of a single example in the movies.

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#1141887
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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NeverarGreat said:

Even when I first saw the movie, I thought that the journey to Luke should have been longer. After all, the map shows a lot of twists and turns, so I imagine there would be some obstacles and pit stops on the way to that remote island. With that in mind, here’s a very rough idea of how this could be implemented:

https://vimeo.com/247210517
Password: rey

There’s not nearly enough footage for this to be feasible yet, but perhaps by the time this trilogy is over I can revisit the idea 😉

This doesn’t make sense to me. If they have the the complete map, they would be charting a route through Hyperspace to avoid these sorts of obstacles. As romantic as it is on paper, It would make no sense for Rey to exit Hyperspace at any point during the journey.

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#1140182
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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If there’s going to be a V2.1, it would be cool if you guys could get the “any word from the republic?” line during the briefing scene working. It’s a little weird that it’s not acknowledged.

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#1138186
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I prefer the Snoke music to the other music tbh. I think it transitions into the next scene quite nicely and it doesn’t kill the momentum for me.

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#1136416
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

It’s subjective, of course, but that line doesn’t really work for me. Feels off in delivery and wording.

Fair enough, but I think there needs to be some acknowledgement there that the republic is taken care of. The way your current version launches right into talk of firing at the resistance feels too quick, there’s no bridge.

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#1135966
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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MalàStrana said:

thebluefrog said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uu2edqdbiI

The unfinished “Amendments to the constitution / Palpatine’s Machinations” scene is actually usable now that these guys showed how it could be edited.

Maybe even darkening the shadows would help.

Oh brillant scene it is ! Does it exist in better quality that could match the other deleted sequences (it’s from the bluray set, so might be ?) ? If so I would love to see it integrated in an extended cut 😃

I like that scene as well. The quality is okay. The main thing that keeps me from using it is that the masking of actors in front of the Coruscant skyline is really atrocious. I did include a scene in my Episode II edit with some poor masking but this is even worse imo.

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#1135965
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

JEDIT:
I’m glad people like the Starlight mockups. I’m a big fan of keeping the focus on Rey as much as possible, and trying to imply that she’s learning over an extended period of time through Ren’s interrogations. Even though the discussion has moved on a bit, I had made this mockup just this morning:
https://vimeo.com/244699807
Password: rey

I feel like the transition from the first Rey scene to the briefing room is too quick for a wipe. It would honestly be better as a straight cut. Personally, I think the wipes really only work well with establishing shots and long takes, where they can really luxuriate.

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#1135962
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Hmmm… that ordering is probably the least problematic way to include the Republic/Resistance tension you brought up, though I share your reservations about it, but it might be okay to be away from Rey for a while if it sidesteps the other problems.

Meanwhile, here’s an earnest attempt at an earlier, alternate solution to this problem:
https://vimeo.com/244748972
password: snoke

JEDIT: NeverarGreat, that clip contains some interesting ideas. I like how you have Rey gradually discover her abilities, and build tension as Kylo Ren stomps toward her cell.

This looks good, with the exception of the audio transition into the Snoke scene sounding pretty rough.

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