Here was an idea I had not to show the x-wing with the wings already up when R2-D2 beeps at the camera after Luke says “Red five standing by” Why? Because on the next shots the x-wings unfold and it no longer feels like Luke is part of the group that we see opening their x-wings to prepare for attack. So it’s almost as if Luke disobeyed Red Leaders orders to put the x-wings in attack and he just does what he likes. So I wanted to keep R2-D2 beeping as a character but lose the open wings before the order is given and feel part of the group in the next shots.
Make approaching the death star 3D and show the axis and that they are cutting across it “I’m going to cut across across the axis and try and draw their fire” This also gives a better sense of scale I think.
Show Lukes x-wing being cooked and lightning sound effect but use the better swoop up from the special edition also
very difficult color grading but color for the surface explosions is there!
effects idea and color grading for the deflection tower destruction.
It would be interesting to see Leia syringed?
You are giving me ideas about the torture scene now… Show the needle going through the white dress and emptying in close up?
I always liked the hologram ball of yours Bingo. but I thought it would be good to see a brief glimpse of a cloaked figure tuning out and the device switching off… Keep it secret!
This one is probably much more doable now than it would have been ten years ago :
Forgive the roughness of these mock-ups but (and I appreciate how difficult it will be) the helmets of the Rebel pilots need more than just an insignia colour change.
Ady recognised this when he changed the insignia from blue to red but the clean helmet squadron don’t appear in the battle so it’s still kind of odd that get such prominent screen time.
Yeah there must be a few cut pilots for those helmets…
Some more ideas…
Vader follows and leaves the trench
This is it!
The’re right behind me?1? More focus on action in the trench runs…
YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! Red Leader crash replacement.
Wedge hit / more spectacle
Proton Torpedo color change