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#1086159
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Things are progressing very nicely now. Wampa body is completed and all that is left to do for the costume is the adding the detailing, like dirtying and adding the ice etc. The costume is pretty big and bulky, as you can see from scale of the mannequin head compared to the body in the one photo.

Work has started on the wampa cave set so filming the very final shots for ESB:R shouldn’t be very far away…

The end is so close now…


Croweyes1121 said:
Hey, Ady. I’m a MASSIVE fan of your work. It’s truly unbelievable. A while back, you posted some images of your Falcon model work. On Facebook, I replied only with ::smh::, just trying to indicate my awe with the detail you were putting into it. I don’t know if that got misinterpreted as annoyance or something, but ever since, I’ve been banned from the Revisited FB page from making any comments. PLEASE remove the ban! I’ve tried reaching out to you through twitter but have been unsuccessful. I never meant any disrespect to you or to the project. I hate not being able to comment or say anything in support while others speak so disrespectfully about every delay. I don’t know what I did, but I’ll rectify it if I possibly can. I hope you read this. 😦 Thanks.

I’ve just checked the name you sent me in your PM and your name is not showing up on the ban list. Have you tried a different browser?

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#1081247
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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ImperialFighter said:

But I still have several queries that your latest clip throws up -

  1. Before you film it, will you be trying to brush the hair on your version’s head in a manner similar to the tousled, mussed-up look of the original one? - I know it can’t be exact, but the original puppet looked excellent in that regard.

  2. And are you still intending to heavily coat the hair with ‘icicles’ like the original has? - that’s one of the best details about that original puppet, I reckon.

  3. And are you going to ‘dirty down’/add a little ‘dried blood’ under it’s bottom lip to your version, as seen in the top 2 shots above? - again, I think that’s a nice additional detail there.

All the detailing, like the “dirtying up”, the added ice and the styling of the fur will be done shortly before filming commences. The reason for this is that this head will end up being handled quite a lot while i finish the costume and this type of work could easily get spoilt in the process.

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#1080839
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Ronster said:

I think it looks brilliant spot on really but… not trolling at all (no pun intended) Where are his Ears?

He has ears. I just didn’t make them like the pointed cats ears in the original. I’m not going for an exact match of the original.

The video was shot at a low angle, not just to mimic the first shot of the wampa, but also because its on the mannequin torso which, when on the workbench, its about a foot or two taller than me. . But you can’t see his ears in the low angle shot in the original either.

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#1080322
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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A quick video of the mouth mechanism test of the Wampa. A bit shaky but i’m trying to film it while working the cables. The jerkyness you see when the mouth closes is down to the fact that the head is just placed upon a mannequin and not strapped on, so there is a lot of movement (plus i really need both hands to work the temp cable grip). But it’s looking like the Wampa will now make the final cut. Just need to get the suit completed now.

The Wampa is the final thing left to do. The falcon hangar has been completed and is in the editing timeline. So we’re almost there…

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/1707762455905996/

EDIT: Damn, you beat me too it. lol

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#1071216
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Editroid said:

Adywan said he’d give us a major announcement by the end of April.

[Adywan on Facebook said:]

Because there won’t be much to update you on in the mean time, the next update will be mid to late April (apart from maybe some pics of the hangars). But that will be an update you won’t want to miss 😉

That’s the last update i made in March. Where does it say it will be a MAJOR update? If you think it’s going to be a major update, then you may just be disappointed. But then again…

😉

But getting Revisted finished is pretty difficult when a certain person constantly messages me on facebook ( 12 messages in the space of about half an hour and demands that i answer them), so maybe dial down the messaging so i can continue to work on it and get this thing finished.

Tantive3+1 said:

And it’s already the end of April…

There’s still another day left yet 😉

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#1069924
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Editroid said:

Lando interacts with the other characters during the final scene on Endor. I don’t think it’s even possible for him to be killed off.

Who says i’m even keeping the celebration at the end? Chances are that the Ewok dance party won’t survive the cut. A bit like Lando 😉

Plus, he’s not even in the new films, so killing him off will be easy

😉

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#1068899
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Machete Order? mmm
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imperialscum said:

Mocata said:

Having to sit through the prequels after the cliffhanger in Empire… now that’s something you need hospital drugs for.

Exactly. I do not see why would anyone want to put shit in the middle of the best sandwich.

I guess sitting through that sh*t would help make ROTJ seem like a movie of the same quality as eps 4 & 5 😉

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#1063871
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The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
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Papai2013 said:

The IMAX aspect ratio was 1.44:1. It’s impossible to crop a 2.35:1 footage to 1.44:1. Do you realise how ridiculous the shot would look?
Is it possible that the entire IMAX scene was not in 1.44:1/1.90:1 (LIEMAX)? Maybe this BB8 shot was in 2.35:1, but it was so short and it was a fast scene that you didn’t notice the aspect ratio shift? I mean I’ve read in many forums that people failed to notice aspect ratio shifts on fast shots of partially IMAX filmed movies.
Even if this shot was in Full/half IMAX, I doubt it was a cropped shot. Because a zoom-in of a scope shot would look too big and bad on a giant screen.

I think, if you plan on doing a final version, please at least consider using the uncropped anamorphic shots. Those BB8 shots were done with 2.35:1 locked shots. There’s virtually no information left on the top and bottom. So, there is no way those shots could be opened up on an IMAX scene. The texture of those shots look very much like ones from anamorphic lenses. There is more grain, which won’t be the case with the IMAX scenes in the first place.

I have just got back from the Imax showing of TFA at Cineworld for the mini Imax festival they were doing today. I can confirm that the none Imax shots for this sequence are indeed cropped & zoomed so that the whole sequence is opened up all the way through. It does NOT swap between ratios. So The Imax recreation i did is correct

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#1063197
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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rodneyfaile said:

The surprise they are going to announce at Celebration could be a lot of things.

A new blu ray release of the movies with special packaging and new special features
4K blu rays of all the existing Star Wars movies
3D versions of all the Star Wars movies released in theaters
Original Unaltered Trilogy

I just have a feeling they are going to make an announcement and it’s going to be a letdown for me. I want the Original Unaltered Trilogy, not more of the special editions.

I have a feeling it’s likely to be a 3D saga theatrical run or 3D saga Blu-Ray set.

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#1063192
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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MalàStrana said:

Well to me it’s the cheapest looking SW of the entire series (R1 included) with some questionable CGI (Falcon on Jakku, some shots of the troopers geeting killed near Maz castle that are more or less the same quality of PT clone troopers) and empty production value (the resistance base, very lazy set…), so I don’t think the size of the print would change anything 😃

But maybe I’m harsh with modern CGI and I tend to be more tolerant for older movies.

Except that the troopers being killed at Maz’s castle were real stunt people in costume, not CGi.

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#1062634
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Just adding the finishing touches to the Rebel transport hangar ready for filming tonight. A bit more snow to add to the floor in places and then finalise the lighting of the set. It’s lit by the daylight coming through the window in these pictures and will look a lot different one the proper lighting is sorted and the smoke pumped into the room.













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