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#1117951
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That’s a nice idea. Personally I don’t think that exposition needs to be there, but using that deleted scene for such a thing is something to consider.

If the scene would be used to explain the lack of panic and the no-violence policy I think it would have to be stated more clearly than in your example dialogue, though.

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#1116801
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yeah, I’d also like to have it done before TLJ, that should definitely be doable.

That trailer, just … wow. It’s a lot to process.

NeverarGreat said:
By the way Ridley, what music was used for the last part of the Maz’s Castle video?

The last part, inside with Maz, is using pieces from “I Can Fly Anything”.

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#1116173
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I think she just runs because she’s overwhelmed and needs to be alone for a moment, and when she calms down she can think of an actual plan for leaving. With this in mind I think the scene works as it is. When she stops in the forest she doesn’t have a clear plan, just a feeling that she wants to get away. Before she has a chance to think any further BB-8 shows up, and she tells him she’s leaving. Then when she sees the attack she realizes she can’t leave her friends behind.

Your idea removes the “leaving” part, which I guess might make it easier to accept that she then goes back with BB-8 without much motivation (before she knows about the attack), but I feel like the point of her running into the forest in the first place was to show her strong urge to leave. So if we remove the idea of “leaving” the running away might seem even more random.

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#1107345
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

😃

I did another version of the Resistance Briefing scene, further tweaking Leia’s mouth movements (as usual) and giving 3PO this line: “Oh my! Without the Republic fleet, they’re doomed!”

How do you go about changing mouth movements?

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#1107331
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

DominicCobb said:

The one awkward thing there that stands out for me is the re-editing of the Kor Sella scene. Any particular reason for that?

The original editing of the scene had Kor Sella smiling in reaction to Leia’s line ‘Not all the senators think I’m insane’. While that may be a humorous exaggeration, it doesn’t seem like a joke. After her reaction, Leia then says ‘…or maybe they do. I don’t care.’. This seems like the punchline to me, which is why I put her reaction here. It also gives the scene some room to breathe, otherwise it would cut too fast back to Finn and Poe. Of course, this change meant that I had to find some other shot of Kor Sella between Leia’s lines, so I took the only moment where she wasn’t talking and slowed it down as much as I dared.

Yeah, this is good. I’m not fully convinced by the new little reaction you made, I might tweak it a bit when I put in my FX parts. But putting Kor Sellas smile at the end is definitely the right thing to do.

MalàStrana said:

By the way Sir Ridley, have you been given second thoughts about some changes you want (or don’t want) to implement into your own edit ?

My plan hasn’t really changed. I will use most changes from Restructured v2, whatever they turn out to be in the end, perhaps apart from the changes to the Starkiller explosion scene. In v2 the plan seems to be to cut out Poe’s happy line but somehow keep the score intact by reediting and remaking parts of the sound mix. I’m happy with my simpler solution of cutting Poe’s line and sacrificing a bit of the score. And besides the v2 changes I will add my own changes, listed in my project thread. I will keep my thread updated if there’s any news!

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#1107323
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That’s good (the briefing scene)! I see some small issues. It needs BB-8 foley, “any word from the republic” sounds a little odd around the “the” (perhaps someone could record a new line?) and the shot of Leia saying “no” could perhaps be better (maybe slightly animate the mouth to an O shape) but otherwise it seems like a good way to do it.

The deleted scene works great! Needs some work in the audio department (and visual, of course) but I like what you’ve done.

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#1105665
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Finn’s line will be changed to “They’ve found us!”. 😃

I’m not sure about the sun thing, I think it was discussed but I don’t remember what was said exactly. It might be good to adjust that shot somehow.

Nit picking is fine. Maybe not everything can be changed, but it can be considered.

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#1105531
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Nice! I’m not home for a few days so I can’t have a look until Monday, but this sounds promising.

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#1105268
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

Sir Ridley said:

If Adywan is still interested in fixing errors there’s a small one that stood out to me. The rain sound effect on the exterior shot of Yoda’s hut sounded a bit loud and “robotic” to me, like it was played in a big metal box. I watched it in stereo, so it might be an issue that appears when the surround sound is downmixed into two channels. If the same rain sound is played in different channels but with a slight delay this might cause a strange robotic echo effect.

That bit wasn’t touched. It the same on the Blu-Ray

I see! Thanks.

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#1105159
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Amazing amazing edit. You have to admire the dedication and skill this took. It was a joy to watch and perhaps an even bigger joy to follow the making of. Thank you.

If Adywan is still interested in fixing errors there’s a small one that stood out to me. The rain sound effect on the exterior shot of Yoda’s hut sounded a bit loud and “robotic” to me, like it was played in a big metal box. I watched it in stereo, so it might be an issue that appears when the surround sound is downmixed into two channels. If the same rain sound is played in different channels but with a slight delay this might cause a strange robotic echo effect.

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#1103096
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I can only speak for myself, but I’ve been busy with other things lately so I haven’t finished my contributions yet. Hopefully I will find the time for it in the coming month.

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#1095644
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I’m working on the Leia effects (time code and braid removal) as well as the Maz sequence. The Maz sequence is mostly done, I just need to complete the sound mix. The Leia scene is more time consuming, so if that one is skipped for now V2 could probably be released earlier. I don’t mind finishing it though.

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#1083657
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

https://vimeo.com/221674605
password: snackbar

I still think Ackbar’s, and I can’t put enough quotes around what follows, “lip sync” works better without reversing that shot.

The reversed shot feels better, the turn to camera makes sense. Actually I think the “lip sync” for the line works well in this case, the odd thing is that his mouth moves a bit before the line. And the pause before he speaks feels like it’s a bit too long, half a second maybe. I feel like it breaks up the rhythm of the conversation, but it’s not a huge problem.

Anyway, the mouth movement before the line could be removed by inserting a still image of his closed mouth on top of the video, since he keeps his head pretty still during that part. I could do that.

Hal 9000 said:

Anyone have access to halfway decent and/or isolated 3PO and BB8 gyro/motor sound effects?

I just came across this video, there’s a lot of motor sounds here that could be extracted:
https://youtu.be/W6h4bV4_hxQ

Here too:
https://youtu.be/dVvWngFHHMk

And here’s a small pack of C-3PO sounds:
http://www.tk409.com/c3po/sounds.zip

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#1083495
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:
How’s the timecode removal going? I only ask because the deleted scene is the last major thing I need to do right now.

There are a few tricky parts left, but it’s doable once I find the time to work on it some more.

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#1083477
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sougouk said:

The voice was pretty clear amongst all the soundfx in the other surround channels. Though, I did notice a bit of extra soundfx from the Center channel. I don’t know how to build surround sound audio, so not sure if the Center channel can have other sounds when no speaking is present.

At least in this movie the center channel has the dialogue, sound effects that should be heard from the front and even a little bit of music.

Hal 9000 said:

Here’s my best attempt at implementing a revised X-wing sequence with Ackbar. Same as before, not perfect, but I don’t think anything stands out in a bad way.
https://vimeo.com/221590694
password: radio

That works nicely, I just think Ackbar’s voice should be processed to sound more radio like.

Glad to see everyone’s busy with interesting ideas! I’m currently trying to finish the Maz’s Castle sequence with a surround mix.

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#1078757
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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MalàStrana said:

By the way you’re not going to revisit (or remove) Ren’s wrath ? I consider this scene very silly and DigMod had an interesting - albeit not perfect - on it.

I’ll think about it, but it will probably stay. If it can’t be changed seamlessly I’d rather leave it as it is, even if it’s a bit silly. I don’t really have a big problem with it.

EddieDean said:

Sounds fantastic. This’ll probably become my archival version. I don’t think TFA needs much changed at all - I totally agree with HAL9000’s reshaping of the Starkiller firing, and NeverarGreat’s R2 database scan. Other than that some gentle trims to the humour make sense, but beyond that it’s just the Rathtar sequence which I never enjoyed.

You’ve said you’ll cut down the Rathtars - is this the version that I think appeared in HAL9000’s thread where they effectively release the Rathtars then just escape from Han’s ship, with none of the running around in corridors?

It’s similar to that version (DigMod’s), yeah. Rey and Finn don’t run into the Rathtars.

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#1078732
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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Edezio Enk’or Valorum said:

When I first saw the clip I was like ‘‘oh, the sand is moving’’, but then I remembered the island part of the video. Quite beautiful Dune Sea, I like the clip and I dont think it needs more editing imo.

And just curiosity, theres no way to modify the line of Poe ‘‘Our work here is done’’ to a sadder tone? The idea has been stuck in my mind for a while, but I dont know if by editing the audio, cuting it in middle of the phrase could work, or even if theres something like that on other Star Wars source, like the Lego shorts or something, that would be my only suggestion.
Looking foward to the edit for sure, waiting! 😃

Thank you! The moving sand illusion is something I really loved about NeverarGreat’s concept.

I don’t know if it’s possible to change Poe’s line, really. And the triumphant music and his smile is part of it too, so you’d have to change all that as well.

Paden said:

Sir Ridley said:

Here’s a clip of the island Force vision, based on the idea by NeverarGreat:

https://vimeo.com/218781507

Password: fanedit

That was great! Pity the sun wasn’t in the same position prior to the fade.
As Edezio Enk’or Valorum says the sea fading up looks just like sand blowing!
Cool 😃

Cheers, Paul

Thanks! I guess the sun is just part of the vision, but yeah.

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#1078718
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The Force Awakens - IMAX Edition - Help needed!
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I’m interested in helping. I’m working on a fan-edit of The Force Awakens and I would like to include the IMAX sequence in the best possible quality, so for that purpose I would do the things you’re looking for anyway. I don’t have adywan’s recreation though, I guess you have a copy?

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