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#1156797
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Got rid of Randy Quaid’s character?

Honestly I don’t remember much about that movie except Randy Quaid was a drunk and Data was a dead scientist and the alien’s ship ran on Windows 95.

According to the sequel Data didn’t actually die, he was in a coma or something.

To stay a little more on topic, I thought Rose was alright - not the best character, but not the worst either. Hopefully she does more in the next movie.

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#1150249
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Batman Forever : The Tim Burton Cut
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I watched the Unofficial Directors Cut version - it works great as a proof of concept for just how good an official Directors Cut would be… just imagine all those deleted scenes properly restored and finished, they go such a long way towards fleshing out the story and Bruce/Batman’s character arc in the movie. Looking forward to seeing your version 2 of this one when you complete it!

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#1150013
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Batman Forever : The Tim Burton Cut
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ThatGuyWhoEdits said:

coinilius said:

Very interesting - I’ve always enjoyed Batman Forever and it’s great to see different fan editors tackling it! Looking at your YouTube channel, are you also working on an unofficial Director’s Cut of BR as well? Based on the previews, that looks like a very promising edit as well!

You mean BF right?If so then yes & it has been finished however i’m doing a updated version but if you wanna see my old version just go to my channel’s discussion & make sure to hit “Newest first” so you can see the link.

Whoops, yes I meant BF, not BR lol

And thanks for the tip - I had it as Top Comments rather than Newest First so it was just showing the Tim Burton cut link, will have a look at the Unofficial Directors Cut as well.

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#1149653
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Batman Forever : The Tim Burton Cut
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Very interesting - I’ve always enjoyed Batman Forever and it’s great to see different fan editors tackling it! Looking at your YouTube channel, are you also working on an unofficial Director’s Cut of BR as well? Based on the previews, that looks like a very promising edit as well!

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#1143607
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Ah, one of the “TFA was unoriginal and TLJ was too original” reviews. Lol.

Well, considering that long running fan favourite franchises are often going to be a juggling act when it comes to pleasing the fans and telling new, original stories that also speak to the core ideals of the franchise in question, should it really be that surprising that there are going to be a lot of reviews like that? It’s always going to be hard for the creators to get the balance of elements right and they’ll never please all of the people, all of the time.

Personally, I thought the Force Awakens was an entertaining movie but was also, yes, a bit unoriginal - but also that it was a calculated sense of unoriginal, IMO, as they wanted to show that this was going to more ‘Classic Star Wars’ compared to the prequels. It was ‘playing it safe’ so they could then go off and be more daring in the next movie (this one). Were they too daring? I haven’t actually seen the Last Jedi yet so I can’t really say, but I can understand the ‘too unoriginal/too original’ criticisms (although I wonder if it is really a case of being ‘too original’ or just that it did original things that the reviewers in question just didn’t like or wasn’t the direction they imagined the series heading?) In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing it soon.

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#890871
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Revisiting an old idea I had for a new opening to The Phantom Menace, plus some other half-baked ideas kind of thrown in as well…

https://vimeo.com/150149316

Password: fanedit

The main idea is that the opening of The Phantom Menace is drastically reduced, so that the movie starts with the invasion of Naboo and just goes quickly from there, moving the story along more quickly. My idea was to do something similar to the Lone Gungan Edition, removing the Gungans entirely apart from Jar Jar. The crawl would be rewritten, setting up that the Nemodians are invading, the young Queen, Amidala is in peril and two Jedi (and their faithful servant Jar Jar) have been sent to rescue her…

It’s been kind of mixed up now with another idea I was playing with - without sounding super-pretentious, it was to invoke the influence that Kurosawa and The Hidden Fortress had on the development of Star Wars and in particular the earlier drafts which Lucas dusted off as his basis for The Phantom Menace’s script. Basically it would take the Japanese dubbed version of The Phantom Menace, make it black and white, add some film grain, edit where appropriate and use subtitles to rewrite the story.

But I don’t really have the patience or skill to pull off an edit like that… still, I do think it’s amazing how much better just making it black and white and playing with the contrast can make the prequel footage look so much better…

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#889975
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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C-3PO could get dirtied up pretty quickly, basically once they hit Tatooine… before that he would have to be shiny though, if he was a protocol droid for either the Trade Federation or the Queen (though he could land in mud on Naboo and get dirty very quickly as well if he was coming from the Trade Federation).

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#889571
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Ah, yeah I probably saw Bingowings suggest that years ago - the idea got stuck in my head somehow and that is probably it! Unfortunately, it would be impossible all round but the results for the narrative would be very satisfying, IMO - and C-3PO being a Trade Federation droid that gets swept along with the Jedi could certainly be cool as well, although it would take more work to set up than just having him dragged along with the Queen. He just has to be looking flustered in the background of some early Queen scenes to establish that he is her protocol droid.

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#889291
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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An extremely radical and so-difficult-as-to-be-impossible idea for The Phantom Menace that has been bouncing around in my head for years now would be to not only remove Jar Jar from the narrative entirely through complex editing, masking and rotoscoping, but to actually REPLACE him with another character - namely, with C-3PO!

C-3PO would be a droid in Queen Amidala’s court that gets dragged along with her when they make their escape from the planet. He is placed down where the astromech’s are where he would still bump into R2-D2 and have the ‘how rude!’ line as R2 sasses him before shipping out to repair the ship. When the Decoy Queen is tasking someone to clean the brave little droid, she could instead give the job to C-3PO who would be all affronted by the very notion as it’s not part of his programming or duties. Instant ‘meet-cute’ for the two droids!

The protocol droid could handle a trimmed version of the one poignant scene Jar Jar has, asking Amadala if she believes that her people are going to die, however such an undertaking would probably work best if it followed something similar to the Lone Gungan Edition and excised all the other Gungan’s from the film as well.

Obviously such a feat would require not just scrubbing all traces of Jar Jar from the movie, but would also require filming an actor in a C-3PO costume to then edit into the scenes, as well as find a good Anthony Daniels impersonator to record new dialogue as well. And all the headaches it would no doubt cause for sound editing etc.

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#556838
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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The idea of starting with Ep II and using the Clone Wars cartoon series to create an entirely new Ep II is an interesting one, I think - obviously it wouldn't be an edit for everyone since some people might not take to the idea of switching between live action and cartoon, but there is certainly a potential wealth of material to draw from.

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#556217
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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daneditor said:


I didn't take the cues from another edit. I think (it's been a while since I edited it) I used "Anakin's Dream" from episode three for the race build up, which gave it a nice epic feel.

Your race day scene is interesting - I just don't like the TPM celebration music. At all.

Thanks for the comments and corrections :)  The music you used did indeed help create a more epic and moody feel for the scene - your pod race edit was quite an enjoyable one, which is no easy task!

 

At the moment I'm actually tossing some ideas around for an edit that cuts out the celebration scene AND the Pod Race scene!

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#555664
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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timdiggerm said:

I really would miss the Sith theme sped up if you got rid of that celebration.

 

So would I, which is why I thought using it somewhere else could be interesting - I have been messing around with a  rough outline of a TPM menace which would have no Gungan's in it except for Jar-Jar (like nightstalkerpoet's Phantom Hour and Yad's Lone Gungan), so the celebration scene would have to be removed in an edit like that.

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#554936
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The ethics of eating sentient-shaped confectionaries
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I had never heard the term mackerel snapper before either and it turns out I am one!  Must be an American thing?

 

Incidently, when I first saw the image of the gummi-feotus my first reaction was that it was ment more as an extreme anti-abortion message, rather than a pro-abortion message.  That was just my first thought, without reading anything about other people's reactions or what it was apparently supposed to represent.

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#554603
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Since the celebration scene at the end of TPM tends to be one of those things that ends up on the cutting room floor in fan edits, I got to thinking where else the rather catchy tune could be re-used so that it isn't lost:


http://youtu.be/PIJPOPkQ4Ag

 

So here it is used as an introduction to the Pod Race.  The Pod Race preperations have also been edited, based on edits done by Yads (who I think took his cues from another edit but I'm not sure) but rearranged to fit the new music.

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#554597
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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I agree with ben_danger - some good ideas in there as to how to restructure the Endor battle.  In this turn of events you can see the Ewoks as being more of a wild card in the battle; surprise and sheer numbers works in their favour to catch the Stormtroopers off-guard initially. 

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#554099
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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Indeed - trying to assemble the deleted material into a lower image quality edit is still a worthy idea. 

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#553637
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Which aliens/droids would you replace with Humans (or vice versa)?
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A bit off-topic but I am really in favour of the idea of replacing Jar Jar in TPM with C3PO :P

 

But more on-topic, I think that the lack of physical interaction made it harder to relate to the droids and aliens in the PT... instead of acting against something physical, the aliens and droids were more often added in later and you can really tell when the actors are just staring in the general but not wuite direction of the characters that are going to be placed in later.

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#552810
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Footage From Other Films/TV Shows To Be Used In PT Edits?
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MrInsaneA said:

coinilius said:

In the Lone Gungan Edition of TPM, Yads uses footage from Star Trek: Insurrection and Terminator Salvation to make the invasion of Naboo a little more dramatic. 

 

What footage, pray tell?

 

Shots of the Baku village at night being shot at while villagers flee (from ST:I) and shots of people being rounded up/herded/transported from T:S.  It really depends on personal preference how well you think the shots are incorporated, but it is a worthy effort. 

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#551750
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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After some tinkering with the Phantom Menace I put together a very rough mock-up of a re-staged scene where Nute Gunray tells Sidious that they have lost Padme - I wanted to move that scene from the control ship and onto Naboo, to show that the Nemodians have settled themselves in on the planet. 

Like I said, it's only rough and you have to ignore the presence of Darth Maul - pretend that he has been replaced with another Nemodian or something :P  In a final version I would also like to darken up Sidious's face as well, to play with the idea that maybe Sidious and Maul are the same character.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6e0nZy2VjQ&feature=youtu.be

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#545617
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The Phantom Menace - Spence Edit
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^I've been playing around with a rough edit of TPM for awhile now, and I used that same idea about Maul arriving during the sandstorm to help speed things up as well and I think it works quite well as a means of speeding up the Tatooine sequences.

 

Speeding up the entire movie was what I wanted to do, and to that end also cut out the original meeting with Wato - I cut from them entering Tatooine to the Feds talking to Sidious then back to Qui Gon on the radio to Obi Wan asking if there is anything on the ship they can barter with.

 

I also cut the entire opening down so that it went straight from the crawl to the Fed ships landing on Naboo and heading straight into the palace, but I don't think that idea would be useful for this edit, since the Fed stuff at the beginning is needed with the new Star Forge stuff Spence is adding.

 

In any event, I'm really looking forward to this edit :D

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#536247
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Rather than have the lights just flickering on and off by themselves, you should just have the lights off but have a 'flash' whenever the lighsabers connect with each other that momentarily lights up the room... might help sell the 'dimmed room' attack and the tension :)  

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