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#1037897
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Prolonged Reveal)
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DigMod said:

Thanks Darth,

I used this weekend to create the base to render the final version. I think I’ve exhausted my skills and abilities in creating this edit so it’s time to release. Menues, a new trailer, and formats will take a bit, but it’s nearing completion.

Yay!

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#1037829
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a test clip of the SKB explosion without Poe or any “chipper” X-Wing pilots. I’ve added in a sound effect for the Falcon, since the music had to be faded over prior to that point. Unfortunately, I could not find an identical woosh sound for the X-Wings going by, and so I brought the audio level for the second shot’s wooshes down to approximately match. Altogether, it’s a slightly less punchy Falcon sound and less pronounced foley for the X-Wings compared to the original. At least, at this point.
If anyone is able to play this back and appraise it on a 5.1 surround system, I’d value that. I tried to closely mimic the pan from front to back as heard in each track in the original.
https://vimeo.com/200586466
Password: fanedit

And, Mala, thanks for the offer about the subtitles. That will come in very handy when the time comes.
And, Sougouk, WELCOME to our hive of insanity! We’ve got jackets. Or, at least, I remember ordering one 12 years ago and never getting it. Who was that guy, again? I just remembered that… FFS.

This is so good! With all the happy stuff gone, it really feels a lot more tonally consistent. Nice work Hal 😃

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#1037558
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Tyrphanax said:

Tobar said:

I’m sure he would have, had he been given more than four weeks to compose the score. I’d like to hear what he could come up with given a proper schedule.

Definitely agree. I was listening to the Rouge One soundtrack in the car the other day and it feels to me just like the movie does: a lead-in to A New Hope. Giacchino I think did a fantastic job producing a Williams-esque score that transitions into A New Hope in the time he had.

As for the Imperial March, I’m glad that he gave us the reference without outright stating it. In A New Hope, we had a very different Imperial/Darth Vader Theme and the Death Star’s motif and I was thrilled to hear Giacchino reference these throughout the film because to me, these themes represent a more consolidated and confident Empire that is in control (still evil but more low-key, refined, and bureaucratic. If you listen closely, you can hear some of the DNA of the Imperial March within the original Imperial/Vader theme, too), and the power and menace of the Death Star. For me, the Imperial March has always been the theme of a driven Empire, an angry Empire, which is what we see in Empire and Jedi. They’ve been knocked for a loop by the end of A New Hope and it’s time to take off the gloves of refinement and go to war, which is why I was very happy that Giacchino went back and pulled more from A New Hope when scoring the Empire as it’s a time before Skywalker and the loss of their superweapon; the drive we see in Empire and Jedi isn’t there yet, and so there shouldn’t be an Imperial March yet either.

Its reference during the hallway scene is perfect to me because it’s our first real glimpse at a driven Vader with the Empire behind him, so it makes sense to give us a hint of a taste of what’s possible and what’s to come.

+1

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#1037557
Topic
ROTJ is the best Star Wars film... discuss!
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wren597 said:

It had the best space battle of any of the Original Trilogy,

I don’t know if I’m the only one who thinks this but I actually have come to prefer the Battle of Yavin far more (particularly the revisited version). It’s much easier to follow, with superior tension and it is a really strong space battle when looked at in isolation. Return of the Jedi’s space battle is really awesome but I feel like it maybe has a little more flair and less substance than Yavin. But seriously, revisited takes it to a whole new level.

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#1036918
Topic
Are human verification surveys OK?
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Spuffure said:

I agree. How can I bypass it?

Years back when I was much younger I would search up hacks for games and I soon realized it’s all just a bunch of scams with no real hack. And now I just don’t play video games period.

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#1036912
Topic
ROTJ is the best Star Wars film... discuss!
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TV’s Frink said:

I don’t hate it but it’s by far the weakest of the OT.

+1. I think it is a good film with some of the best moments of the saga but it has some serious issues. Comparing ROTJ to the masterpieces that are SW and ESB is simply unfair. That’s how amazing those two films are in my opinion.

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#1036910
Topic
Since they already did digital Leia
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It has been many years since Peter Cushing passed away. Carrie Fisher’s just hit us and it hit us hard. And rightfully so. She was such a treasure to have in life. It would be too soon to recreate her. Even if the CGI was perfected, every fan would instantly be taken aback because of how recent her death would still be.

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#1036438
Topic
Machete Order? mmm
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joefavs said:

Personally, I’ve never taken to Machete order. Being deeply familiar with the films myself, I don’t derive any benefit from breaking the flow of the OT by jamming the PT in the middle for the sake of avoiding spoilers. If I were to have a marathon by myself or with friends who have already seen everything, I’d go chronological, likely skipping the PT or using fan edits. If I were introducing someone to the saga, say, to cram for VIII this December, I’d show them the OT and TFA in rapid succession, followed by R1 if they’re into it. If whoever I’m showing the films to in this scenario is interested in the prequels, I’d show those on their own day after the fact. I’d never force them on anyone, but I do think they’re worth a watch for new fans simply for perspective. It would be a mistake to muddy someone’s initial viewing with them, though.

Even knowing the Vader reveal, the prevention of that spoiler isn’t what I like about Machete Order. My favorite things is that you see the Luke’s story play out quite a bit in ANH and ESB, you get hammered with the crazy reveal. Then you see Luke’s father rise and fall to the dark side. And then both their stories come to head in ROTJ. It adds a lot more emotion when I view it in such order.

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#1036133
Topic
Machete Order? mmm
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Lord Haseo said:

If there was a scene similar to the one where Obi-Wan explains The Force to Luke it would be a truly seamless transition from Rogue One to STAR WARS.

+1

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#1035936
Topic
Rogue Zero - What was changed, reshot, etc in Rogue One?
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IP55 said:

darthrush said:

IP55 said:

darthrush said:

It’s nice to know that the reshoots added more Vader stuff and that the updated version of Rogue One didn’t cut out Vader possibly fighting on Scarif or anything. If they filmed him kicking ass on Scarif but cut it from the final version, I would be livid.

The re-shoots speak volumes, the original cut must have been even less coherent!

I actually kinda wanted to see Jyn and Cassian running from AT-ACT’s. I love the third act as is, but there is always that lingering curiosity of seeing those cut beach scenes.

I’d like to see a different edit of the entire film, parts just didn’t work for me, agree on third act, best part by far. The opening is confused and it doesn’t flow right imo.

Agreed. I loved the flashback but the scenes after that with all the planet hopping is really unnecessary.

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#1035926
Topic
Rogue Zero - What was changed, reshot, etc in Rogue One?
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IP55 said:

darthrush said:

It’s nice to know that the reshoots added more Vader stuff and that the updated version of Rogue One didn’t cut out Vader possibly fighting on Scarif or anything. If they filmed him kicking ass on Scarif but cut it from the final version, I would be livid.

The re-shoots speak volumes, the original cut must have been even less coherent!

I actually kinda wanted to see Jyn and Cassian running from AT-ACT’s. I love the third act as is, but there is always that lingering curiosity of seeing those cut beach scenes.

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#1035912
Topic
Machete Order? mmm
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GlastoEls said:

4 5 (3 R1) 6 7

I thought of doing this order but It wouldn’t work for me because at the end of Rogue One you see the scene of Vader that we all know about. By seeing this and then jumping into his redemption movie it’s a little jarring. I find that one of the strengths of machete order originally is lost if you add rogue one after revenge of the sith. Why, might you ask? I shall explain…

Vader is an absolute badass in ESB but it is a little odd to see him act so much more subordiante and emotional in ROTJ. Machete Order orignally dimished the effect of this because before ROTJ you get to see his fall and you feel the tradegy and sadness so then once ROTJ comes around, you kind of are more accustomend to seeing Vader being more emotional and on the light side after seeing such a tragic fall of a good guy. Of course this only works with fanedited prequels 😉

So my new solution would be the following order:

Rogue One, SW, ESB, AOTC (fanedited), ROTS (fanedited), ROTJ

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#1035907
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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RogueLeader said:

NeverarGreat said:

It would be pretty wizard if the whole battle looked like this:
Wizard Colars
Probably outside the scope of this edit though 😃

I know this is a gentle restructure, but this would be a nice to shot to have reinserted into someone’s edit too.

Agreed.

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#1035904
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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xfinity is driving me insane. We are on the 1 TB a month data plan. I swear to god that they’re way of measuring how much data we use is off.

Just check out this screengrab I took of me testing out this xfinity tool of estimating data usage. It measures how much data you would use in a month with your per-day stats you plug in. I put in 24 hours of web streaming per day, 24 hours of social media per day, 24 hours of streaming music per day, and 1000 emails checked a day, 0 hours for video games cause we got no video games in the household whether it be on a console or PC. With these absurd numbers I threw at the estimator, it only went up to 857 gb in a month. This is ridiculous. I have read a lot of online complaints about xinfity having an inaccurate data meter. I guess you could say I’m pretty pissed.

Imgur

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#1035615
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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natedeug said:

darthrush said:

ForceGhostRecon said:

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Maybe a different angle would work better? I think having the ship pointed directly at the planet is more intimidating… possibly breaking through the clouds with TIEs coming towards them.

The effect you did is very convincing and well done but I quite prefer the other angle.

I agree. At no other point in the series are ships that are that close to planets at a perpendicular angle to the planet’s surface. This kind of establishes the ships, while that close, are affected by the planet’s gravity in such a way that they have to remain parallel.

+1

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#1035268
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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ForceGhostRecon said:

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Maybe a different angle would work better? I think having the ship pointed directly at the planet is more intimidating… possibly breaking through the clouds with TIEs coming towards them.

The effect you did is very convincing and well done but I quite prefer the other angle.

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#1035267
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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imperialscum said:

DominicCobb said:

imperialscum said:

Sougouk said:

imperialscum said:

Sougouk said:

However, I really hated the CG Tarkin. The scenes with CG Tarkin, threw me out of the movie experience.
Unfortunately, he’s an important character and needed to be in the movie.
It sorta felt like a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Meets “Star Wars”, mixing Animation/CG with Live Action.

For me, Tarkin was one of the highlights of the film.

In all honesty, the CG of Tarkin is a good effort, but I just wish they didn’t go the CG route.
If there was a way to superimpose old Tarkin footage from Star Wars to match up with the scene.
I know that wouldn’t be perfect either, but they might’ve been able to pull that off a little better.
As long as they kept the scenes short.

Anyways, to each their own.

One this is for sure, CGI is way better than having a new actor (in terms of visual appearance). That never works, especially when it comes to well-established characters. I am pretty sure it will not work for Han Solo.

Well, if by “work” you mean he will not look or sound like Harrison Ford, then you are right. That doesn’t mean it won’t be good though. The worst thing they could have done for that film would have been to have the lead performance be a CGI Han Solo with an HF impersonator. I shiver at the thought of it.

I mean some things are difficult to make. Obviously they cannot do the same for the lead character as they did for Tarkin. But new actor is horrible choice for a character that is basically personified by one particular actor (i.e. Ford). In this case I prefer they do not do it at all (the film I mean).

Agreed. There could have been so many other options. Rogue One was a great pick for an anthology movie but a Han Solo one sounds like a train wreck. And the Boba Fett idea sounds even worse. I’d much rather wanna see an Obi Wan standalone or a Vader standalone. Or they could do an Old Republic trilogy once the sequel trilogy is finished.

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#1035237
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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imperialscum said:

Sougouk said:

imperialscum said:

Sougouk said:

However, I really hated the CG Tarkin. The scenes with CG Tarkin, threw me out of the movie experience.
Unfortunately, he’s an important character and needed to be in the movie.
It sorta felt like a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Meets “Star Wars”, mixing Animation/CG with Live Action.

For me, Tarkin was one of the highlights of the film.

In all honesty, the CG of Tarkin is a good effort, but I just wish they didn’t go the CG route.
If there was a way to superimpose old Tarkin footage from Star Wars to match up with the scene.
I know that wouldn’t be perfect either, but they might’ve been able to pull that off a little better.
As long as they kept the scenes short.

Anyways, to each their own.

One this is for sure, CGI is way better than having a new actor (in terms of visual appearance). That never works, especially when it comes to well-established characters. I am pretty sure it will not work for Han Solo.

Agreed. I’m ridiculously nervous for that movie in general. It’s success hinges on if we believe that the new actor on screen is truly Han Solo. I’ll wait for the trailer to actually get a good grasp on what the movie will be about though before I start getting too worked up 😉

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