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#1200244
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A question for VIII Fan Editors
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Based on the amount of grain in the film there’s not a huge difference between upscaled 1080p and native 4K in this case, so just using the regular blu-ray should be fine.

A nice trick for unnoticeably upscaling shots is to de-noise it, upscale it and then apply noise again. I depends on the quality of the de-noising and upscaling algorithms, though.

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#1199528
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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RogueLeader said:

I had some thoughts about Rey and her parents that I wanted to share with you guys. I know this has been discussed before but I thought I’d give another perspective.

Does Rey’s vision in TFA contradict what is revealed about her parents in 8? In TFA we’re given the impression that Rey’s parents left the planet on a ship, but in TLJ, Kylo Ren tells her that her parents sold her for drinking money and eventually died poor on Jakku.
So did Rey just change the last memory of her parents as a coping mechanism?

It doesn’t necessarily contradict anything. The leaving ship symbolizes that “they left” but maybe they just went away to some other part of Jakku or maybe they went to the “drinking planet” and later came back poor and died. Who knows. But it’s an interesting discussion and there are many ways to handle this, of course.

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#1197617
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A Collaborative Star Wars Saga Edit
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jarbear said:

Yep that is an improvement. I think what sticks out is the moTHER part of it. The reason is the word goes up, which makes a “jump” to the next word/ original face of “once thought…” So if there is a way it sounds more like “YOUR MOther once that…” I think that may help it. So maybe a source that goes down on sounds/quotes with “ther” or “er” maybe is what’s needed?

I hope that make sense?

I updated my post after a couple of minutes with a new version, does this apply to the version that is linked now? Because it goes up on “MO” and down on “ther” (MOther). I feel like he should emphasize that word. But I adjust the intonation digitally so it can be shifted around.

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#1197298
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A Collaborative Star Wars Saga Edit
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jarbear said:

Ahh, it’s getting there, it just needs some tweaking to make it sound a bit more natural. I wonder too if using a data base of all vader quotes to get some letters/sounds that flow better to make it natural. It would need to be taken from ESB and ROTJ as opposed to ANH.

Yeah, still room for improvement. Using parts of other quotes might work, this is probably the best I can do using only the Bible reading.

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#1196784
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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RogueLeader said:

I’m just curious if anyone felt this would be a worthy fix, to rotoscope it out of the first half of the shot. It lasts about a second, so 23ish frames? In the previous shot with Rey and the dagger guard, you see them fighting in the distance behind Kylo Ren, and it would be cool if one could even make it look like Rey cut through one of them (maybe a flash and see it falling, for example) at that moment. In that shot she strikes both the left-hand dagger and the right-hand dagger, and if you had her cut through the left dagger, it also would be about 23 frames or less of work.

I’m not doing my TLJ edit for a while, but this is something I would do (unless someone beats me to it).

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#1196593
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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Thank you for commenting! I’ll try to answer everything.

• I’ve had second thoughts about replacing the main theme. I don’t feel strongly about it so it might as well be left as it is.

• I’ll try to not Lucas it up, yes. 😉 It’s mostly the desert bird where I add unnecessary digital effects, but I think it will look nice.

• I do love the shot of Kylo’s saber ignition. If I can fit it in it could be a nice addition.

• I do plan on cutting Rey’s arrival on Ahch-To and saving it for my TLJ edit. Originally I thought it should stay, but after seeing TLJ I felt the cliffhanger was unnecessary.

• I’m not removing any Snoke scene, just some dialogue. The Ben Solo reveal will be gradual but I will keep Han/Leia talking about him before Kylo removes his helmet for Rey, so at that point it will be clear who he is.

• Thank you, I might fine tune the island vision a bit, we’ll see.

• I don’t plan on removing Ren’s wrath.

• I don’t mind how Finn gets his name, I don’t see how it could be handled differently. I feel like that’s when he and Poe becomes friends, so it has a use. I don’t mind “that one heck of a pilot” either.

• I see your point about the X-wings, but I haven’t really thought about it and I think it would be too much work to change it, sorry.

• All changes from Restructured will stay, yes! 😃

Thank you for your interest. I still have a lot of work left, but there could be clips and perhaps a workprint cut coming up in the next months.

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#1195225
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A Collaborative Star Wars Saga Edit
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RogueLeader said:

Sir Ridley has mentioned that he was planning on making his scar look more like it does in TFA. So if he does, we will lovingly steal from him if he’s willing.

Yep, that’s the plan. I’ll probably upload useful FX shots I make separately so they can easily be inserted into other edits.

RogueLeader said:

This conversation has been pretty interesting here and I’d love to dive into it, but I am going to change direction a little. I decided to go ahead and get started on an edit or two. The first one I’ve gone with is, “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough”. It’s not perfect, but hopefully it’ll get the ball rolling.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1po2s1wzISp5bTV4K3UeN0znrlFQEmGe0

Seamless! Personally I don’t mind that Obi-Wan would lie about that, he’s hiding the truth about his father anyway. But if that’s too controversial then this edit would work well as a replacement.

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#1195223
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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So you’re saying they would have ships inside what is basically a gun barrel? That doesn’t seem very practical. If you want to convince anyone that the bad guys’ big death star like planet is in fact not a death star (but secretly it is) then I think you might need to redesign it or show it from a different angle. No trench, no big circular opening.

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#1195010
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A Collaborative Star Wars Saga Edit
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Sir Ridley said:

I would not remove Death Star II. It’s iconic, it’s something that’s a big part of Star Wars, like it or not. I mean, it’s even the logo for this website.

Yes, I agree it’s more iconic than DS I due to its more interesting design, but I can easily think of it as DS I while still under construction.

A crazy thing to do would be to restructure the whole original trilogy so that DS II is DS I under construction, and combine the final battles of ANH and RotJ. Not sure that would work out, but…

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#1194786
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Tobar said:

It’s a nice moment but I’m in favor of cutting it. They were standing right by each other in the map scene and then the very next scene she’s wearing a new outfit, so time has passed. You’re telling me Poe wouldn’t seek out the girl that Finn just almost died trying to rescue? And to top it off he’s in the front of the crowd that sends off Rey as she leaves the base.

I understand that it’s something that Rian wanted to include to make up for one of Abrams many slips but it doesn’t make sense in context. It’s something that should have happened in TFA, even the novelization of TFA had them meet at this time:

“The map.” Rey could only stare in wonder as her eyes wandered over a shining, resplendent portrayal of a substantial portion of the galaxy. “It’s the whole map!”

“Artoo!” C-3PO’s tone was that of a proud relative complimenting a member of his family. “Artoo, you’ve done it!”

Cheers and spontaneous embraces filled the room with so much joy that no one paid any attention to who was hugging what representative of whichever species. Rey and Poe were not excluded, though their sudden, tight clinch of shared excitement led to a moment of mutual awkwardness.

“Uh, hi,” the pilot mumbled. “I’m Poe.”

She nodded slowly, searching his face and finding that she liked it. “I recognize the name. So you’re Poe. Poe Dameron, the X-wing pilot. I’m Rey.”

“I know.” He smiled back, a little more at ease. “Nice to meet you.”

Which is now non-canon and a really weird slip-up for the Story Group to make.

Huh, yeah, that is a bit weird. I wonder if the meeting could be edited into TFA instead.

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#1194632
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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MalàStrana said:

Things happen between movies Adywan. Poe is right next to the girl who helped save his BB unit along with his new best pal Finn but he would wait until the ending of the next movie to say “oh, thanks by the way. Rey, right ?” Doesn’t make any sense. Not a huge continuity issue, but still it felt weird and forced at the end of TLJ.

In this specific case nothing could’ve happened between them between the movies. Maybe between scenes, but not necessarily. I see your point though.

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#1194581
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A Collaborative Star Wars Saga Edit
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I would not remove Death Star II. It’s iconic, it’s something that’s a big part of Star Wars, like it or not. I mean, it’s even the logo for this website.

As a general rule, I wouldn’t remove things people expect to see when they watch a certain Star Wars movie. That includes major characters, settings and plot points. Like, if it would be on the poster of the movie, leave it. Jar Jar, ewoks, DSII, Star Killer Base, etc.