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#1130660
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Son of the Suns: Episode 1 and 2 as a single film. (FX help needed)
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Here is a list of FX changes that I’m not nearly knowledgable enough to achieve.

Remove Padme from the all of the Lars Homestead footage.

Also, when Obi-Wan sends his message to Anakin, I need the view from the windows to be changed from Tatooine to space as the message will now be received as Anakin and Padme return to Naboo.

Green or blue sabre for Dooku.

(Probably wishful thinking)

Place the wedding at the Lars Homestead.

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#1126957
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(NEW TRAILER)</strong>
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The Sun Rise as he exits the tent in infinitely better than the original. Great stuff!

I love the love binocular effect, however he is quite obviously not holding binoculars.

The first matte replacement is better that the original but needs a little work blending it with original image.

Really interested to see how your edits turns out, a lot of good ideas here.

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#1126134
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Son of the Suns: Episode 1 and 2 as a single film. (FX help needed)
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My proposed fan edit will combine The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones into one film.

Star Wars: Episode 1
SON OF THE SUNS

Without loosing any major plot points, I have trimmed The Phantom Menace down to roughly one hour, taking inspiration from the pacing of both The Clone Wars and Thor Ragnorak.

I’ve tried to create a sense of fun and humour through the cutting.

There is now no pointless exposition, repetition of information, and as few walking and talking scenes as possible. My goal was tell the story of the film as if through the eyes of a child who was repeating the experience of watching a Star Wars film.

In the first half (The Phantom Menace) the Jedi first appear after the Republic Cruiser is destroyed. This is a much stronger and iconic introduction.

There is no journey to the Gungan City at the beginning. Boss Nass is not a character in this film.

Anakin is not a slave.

He has already won the Pod race when the heroes arrive on Tatooine.
Instead of offering to enter the race, Anakin offers his race winnings to pay for their parts.

He doesn’t work for Watto. Watto only appears twice, first in the “Republic Credits” scene and again briefly telling Qui-Gon they have a “deal” after which we cut to Qui-Gon dropping the hyper drive at the ship for Obi-Wan to install.

I have have kept Qui-Gon testing the blood and the midichlorians.

The next morning after Maul arrives, Qui-Gon talks to Shmi about Anakin. “If he had been born in the Republic…” ending at “Can you help him?” "I don’t know.

I’ve tried to tie in as much as I can the arrival of Maul with the scenes talking about Anakins potential.
3-PO is still in the film at this stage, he was two scenes.

They leave Tatooine at the half hour mark currently.

Coruscant is streamlined.

No mention of the Queen being elected.

The Trade Federation do not have a seat in the Senate.

Malastare intervene still.

I’ve moved the conversation with Qui-Gon telling Obi-Wan he’s a “far wiser man than I” to the balcony at the Jedi Temple.

The crew return to Naboo.

The Queen and Anakin wait as Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Jar Jar swim to the Gungan City to procure their assistance.

The first time we see the Gungans in mass is when they emerge from the mist.

Jar Jar is a semi-capable warrior, though the Gungan’s don’t last long agains the droid army in this edit.

Anakin isn’t an accidental Pilot.

No celebration.

The Funeral Scene and Obi-Wan/ Yoda scene are in reverse order.

The final scene is Palpatine talking to the Senate, informing them that he plans to make a Clone Amry to counter the increasing threats of “The Trade Federation”. Essentially the beginning of the Clone Wars.

I’m currently refining the cuts to Attack of the Clones, so much of this is subject to change.

VFX assistance will be required for some of these edits.

TEN YEARS LATER

Anakin and Padme on Naboo, Anakin having had visions of his mother.

He tells her he knows he is violating his mandate to protect her.

Obi-Wan is suspecting the later batch of clone troopers, who have a new host. He meets Jango.

Anakin goes to Tatooine to Lars Homestead. (PADME will need to be removed from all the Tatooine footage).

Learns about his mothers disappearance.

His search for his mother is intercut with Palpatine Talking to Yoda “impossible to see…” and Padme’s arrival on Coruscant and the first assassination attempt.

There is no tusken camp slaughter at this stage, will most likely be used as a dream sequence.

Obi-Wan is contacted on Kamino about the attempted assassination attempt on Padme, and is ordered back to the capital. (Still figuring this out)

Anakin returns to the farm with her body, funeral, after which he is contacted by Obi-Wan. He returns to Coruscant.

Obi-Wan’s attitude toward Anakin is now somewhat more justified as he has already broken his mandate.

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#1105451
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Vader was ordered by the Emperor to make sure that the Death Star is operational, by the time the rebel fleet arrives.
He can’t leave. He must obay his master.
He might send some troups though, if he has any at his disposal mind you, since the legions are stationed on the Endor moon, waiting for the rebels.
Plus the Emperor knows that Skywalker will come to Vader, and he tells this to Vader exactly when he needs to. When Vader’s job is done on the Death Star, and has some time to kill before the rebels arrive.
So logically, Vader is not going anywhere.

I see what you are saying, especially in relation to Vader’s character as presented in ROTJ. However it is clear in ESB that Vader is undermining the Emperor and plans to betray him. (The Emperor informs Vader of there new enemy, who Vader has already been searching for.) I would personally do away with most of the “I must obey my master” type dialogue, I see Vader as a slave to the dark side more than to the Emperor himself. If Luke, Vader and Palpatine all have different intentions it makes for greater drama and tension. As well as this, I like the idea of Vader returning to Tatooine is what was meant to be the final chapter.

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#1104931
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Just thought I’d bring this across from the unofficial REVISITED suggestion thread.

I’ve read numerous posts in regards to removing Boba Fett from Jabba’s Palace during Jedi. While I understand the reasoning for this, I think it would be more interesting if he was their waiting for Luke to attempt a rescue Han.

After Luke arrives, Boba Fett can inform Vader that Luke is at Jabba’s Palace. I would probably place this after Luke has killed the Rancor, but before him and Han are reunited:

INT. DEATHSTAR. VADERS CHAMBERS

VADER sits in his mediation chamber. BOBA FETT appears on the view screen.

VADER:
What is it, bounty hunter.

FETT:
Skywalker is here.

VADER:
See to it that he remains there.

Vader leaves the Death Star aboard his shuttle.

Then I would place this after the barge explosion and falcon/ x-wing leaving Tatooine:

Vader can then arrive and enter through the main gates of the palace (mirroring Lukes entrance), however he snaps the necks of the guards using the force, and finds the palace practically empty. This would be after the barge explodes and skiff zooms away…

To me ROTJ has always felt a like a film of two somewhat disconnected halves, I think this would go a long way to remedying that.

Another idea for ROTJ would be to have C-3PO inform Han that the Ewoks were already preparing an assault on the Imperial base, therefore their weapons and traps are justified (I know this is something that bothers a lot of people.)

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#1102152
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Another suggestion for ROTJ:R would be to have Jabbas Palace over looking a mine, something along the lines of Fury Road. This way when Luke and co. kill Jabba, it is intact Luke who Anakin was dreaming about as child who came back and freed all the slaves. (If Adywan intends to retain the Anakin slave origin, though I suspect he won’t). Either way, I really like the idea of the visual.

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#1102149
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

I think that Vader going all the way to Tattooine only to find an empty palace would make him seem even weaker than he does in ROTJ.

Really, there only needs to be one scene:
Fett: "Skywalker is here. I can deliver him, but it may be in pieces."
Vader: "I want him alive, bounty hunter."
Fett: “As you wish.”

Then Fett’s actions during the sail barge scene would make more sense. He originally tries to hold him at gunpoint, and when that fails he tries to wrap him in cords, then when that still doesn’t work and realizing that Luke is too powerful for him to handle he goes for the kill.

I see where you are coming from, however I think it shows Lukes strength, not Vaders weakness. I also think it’s fitting given the prequels that Vader returns to Tatooine before he dies… As it is currently Vader spends almost the entire film waiting on Death Stars and Star Destroyers. I think if he leaves the Death Star it reinforces the idea that he want to use Luke to betray the Emperor, something that isn’t really followed up on from Empire…

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#1101648
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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I’ve read numerous posts in regards to removing Boba Fett from Jabba’s Palace during Jedi. While I understand the reasoning for this, I think it would be more interesting if he was their waiting for Luke to attempt a rescue Han.

After Luke arrives, Boba Fett can inform Vader that Luke is at Jabba’s Palace. I would probably place this after Luke has killed the Rancor, but before him and Han are reunited:

INT. DEATHSTAR. VADERS CHAMBERS

VADER sits in his mediation chamber. BOBA FETT appears on the view screen.

VADER:
What is it, bounty hunter.

FETT:
Skywalker is here.

VADER:
See to it that he remains there.

Vader leaves the Death Star aboard his shuttle.

Then I would place this after the barge explosion and falcon/ x-wing leaving Tatooine:

Vader can then arrive and enter through the main gates of the palace (mirroring Lukes entrance), however he snaps the necks of the guards using the force, and finds the palace practically empty. This would be after the barge explodes and skiff zooms away…

To me ROTJ has always felt a like a film of two somewhat disconnected halves, I think this would go a long way to remedying that.

Another idea for ROTJ would be to have C-3PO inform Han that the Ewoks were already preparing an assault on the Imperial base, therefore their weapons and traps are justified (I know this is something that bothers a lot of people.)

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#1101332
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Okay.

In regards to the “you served my father in the clone wars…” it’s too specific, it in no way implies “you served my father and a one hundred thousand other Senators during the clone wars” further more Obi-Wan served The Republic for thirty odd years before that.

I can’t even imagine why Lucas chose not to use Alderaan as a key planet in the prequels.

I always assumed that the Jedi and Clone Army would at some point come to aid of Aldeeraan, hence “you served my father during the clone wars…”

(I would have the opening battle in Revenge of the Sith take place in the skies above Alderaan. Palpatine could have be on a “diplomatic mission” to ensure Alderaans allegiance to Republic, when the planet is attacked by the Separatists and Palpatine kidnapped.

The contrast with the War Machines and the beautiful peaceful planet below would be much more striking and Coruscant features far to heavily throughout the films. The prequels are almost like a Bond film set entirely in London and MI6 headquarters.)

“Do you remember your mother, your real mother?” Again, pretty specific. Lucas himself has said that this line was included as “The Mother” was going to play an integral role in the prequel trilogy.

The character is just lying or misremembering?

That’s just making excuses for poorly thought out writing.

As for Tarkins’ line “you my friend are all that’s left of their religion…” Personally, and I know this is not how it was originally written (Vader was not intended to be Anakin at this point) I think it can be interpreted that Tarkin knows Vader was once a Jedi.

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#1099599
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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If Adywan intends to keep Padme and Anakins wedding I think it would resolve a lot of continuity errors it was shifted to Tatooine against the twin sunset at the Lars Homestead. That way we as an audience can assume that they spent some time there between AOTC and ROTS, became more familiar with the Lars family, and that Obi-Wan at some point sent for Anakin…

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#1021982
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Just a few suggestions for PT:R.

EP1

When the Queens starship is running the blockade, show the reactions of some handmaidens and troops on the ship, if possible even the Queen herself. I have always found it strange that she is barely featured in this sequence.

Show Anakin losing a race to Sebulba who cheats.

After R2 repairs the shield generator, he drops back down the shoot, we then show the Queens starship making the jump to hyperspace. Whilst in hyper space, Captain Obvious notices the hyperdrive is leaking the ships sub light engine cuts out resulting in them ending up in the Tatooine system.

Maybe have a few abandoned starships in orbit. I never got the feeling of danger on Tatooine that I did in the OT.

If the Pod Race is going to be left in, I would suggest either replacing the pods with T-16’s or Landspeeders (though I highly doubt that this is feasible), in which case I thinking removing the colour schemes from the pods and making them rusting and beat up would suffice. Obviously I would also remove the commentators.

Show the Sith probe droid seeing the Queens cruiser. It does in the screenplay.

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#926147
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STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE CLOAK OF DARKNESS (A FAN EDIT)
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Hi there,

I’m currently experimenting with my own fan edit of The Phantom Menace, titled “The Cloak of Darkness”. My goal with this edit is to make the film feel closer to the 1930 serials that inspired Lucas, remove some of the scope and vastness (this is chapter 1 after all), tighten the editing and give the dialogue scenes a sense of energy/ urgency, and attempt to foreshadow events of the following films as if they were planned in advance.

This is the new opening, (Password) fanedit

https://vimeo.com/162163244

In this clip I have re-written the opening crawl to be more personal similar to that of TFA, while trying to maintain an impression of the politics without them being the focus. They should be the back drop for the adventure, not the other way around.

*The crawl is a first draft. It still needs some work. Constructive criticism welcome.

Naboo is not a democracy until Episode II.
Queen Amidala is obviously a child.
Her parents are both dead, which I think helps tie her and Anakin together more convincingly.

*I’m sure many of the cuts/changes have been made by other fan editors.

A few of my intended changes require effects that are well beyond my very limited skill set.

“Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” -Elmore Leonard
“Never use the passive where you can use the active.” -George Orwell

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