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#1159126
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Eliminating the Map MacGuffin in TFA
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Erm, not sure on the possibilities with the given footage, but I guess it would be possible to trim here and there to make it appear Kylo had been sent to track “The resistance’s top pilot” Poe down(?)

That probably screws you later when (like the DS plans in R2) the McGuffin becomes BB-8 though.

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#1158575
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Daxtreme said:

Has anyone here tried looking into a radical edit that would invert the structure of TLJ? It was first proposed by Detective on fanedit.org, I simply went into more details and fixed the incoherences. Btw I absolutely agree with everyone here concerning the editing. It’s atrocious and my main negative with the movie. Definitely something to fix.

Anyway, like I said the edit is radical so bear with me until the end here. It’s also quite unique.

It would go like this, and it would require some minor TFA editing as well:

  • We would open with an action setpiece – Hoth 2.0 – along with a suitable crawl. No Finn, no Rey, rest is the same (except no rocks blocking them). Luke projects and the Resistance escapes.

This makes a lot of sense, though probably unfeasible with the actual footage we have. I’d add have LEIA unblock the escape rocks with the Force, with or instead of Rey.

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#1148299
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Can you post a cutlist from v1.2 to v1.8?

Ug. Numerous minor trims. Stuff like Hux saying “trooper” instead of Stormtrooper (as it flowed really weirdly). Raptar scene now excised using some rearranging, and some footage from The Star Wars Show. Plutt probably redubbed since 1.2.

Can’t remember what was what version now tbh, sorry. Prefer to just edit by feel as I watch, if that makes sense!

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#1148179
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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jkimm said:

Hi,
Can I get a link to your fanedit of TFA? I thought the Heir to the Force edit was pretty well done but it looks like you made even more interesting adjustments. Thanks!

Sure. PM me for a link please. Note: it’s currently up to version 1.8

I am 98% happy with it, with just a couple of small tiny editing issues I’d like to fix at some point I noted on last watch, but otherwise this is (obviously) my go-to TFA now.

I am still up in the air on if I want to move all the island stuff to TLJ or not. As is I quite like the end with the music replacement I have done.

Please let me know what you think however!

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#1144387
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I need to watch again but as a few have alluded to, I think I’d like to lose the canto stuff by not having Finn wake up until much later in the movie. Tie his eventual wanting to get in the escape pod with Poe’s mutiny (which wouldn’t be a timewaster but actually focused concern instead).

That way Rose is introduced and Finn and her make it to Crait as necessary. It seems to work in my head but, yes, I need to see again!

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#1142543
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Agree wholeheartedly with many of the above.

Again, alas, I think Phasma is expendable (I removed her completely in my TFA edit and think I can do without much effort here).

I 100% believe Del Toro’s character was originally envisioned for Lando. The whole Canto stuff seems so separate it may end up on MY cutting room floor too.

And yes, knock the goofiness (milking…) down a few percent. Humour is fine, but don’t beat a joke to death.

Many characters are shortchanged but I’m not sure how to rectify that without missing footage potentially.

There IS a lot of good in this movie, just perhaps too many balls in the air. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and have a play.

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#1094896
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Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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Sounds good. Actually seems quite similar to the edit I have done, though I think I’ve been more savage with the opening - after crawl, we start on the prison rescue of Jyn so there’s no great time jump.

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#1057322
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EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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I think so. How do you post a screengrab here??

Anakin Starkiller said:

liambrazier said:

I have used captured footage of Star Destroyers overhead in my TFA fan-edit (replacing the Starkiller blowing up planets than Finn and Han are looking up at). Works well for a lot of subtle ship/space/landscape stuff - the faces on a lot of the human characters are a bit off though imo.

But they’d be Imperial Star Destroyers instead of First Order ones. Is it too far away to tell?

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#1055747
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Clone Wars - The Brazen Fanedit
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Not sure if many have tackled this 2D series from 2003ish previously. I’ve always loved them as perhaps my own person favourite SW thing chronologically pre-Rogue One. And with Genndy’s Samurai Jack back on our screens it seemed an apt time to revisit.

This fan edit excises some elements, including Yoda and Padme. My reasoning is I picture this as a sort of accompanying piece to the OT, a glimpse into what the hell Old Ben was on about in that hut of his. A sort of war diaries thing I guess. I like the Yoda reveal in Empire, and Padme barely features here anyway but Anakin does have some great character building progression of his own.

Lots of trims, some juggling of scenes. Added a more traditional intro and crawl, tidied up some transitions etc.

Res is dictated by source; 853 x 478
Runtime: 1hr47m

PM me for a link if interested.

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#1055263
Topic
EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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I have used captured footage of Star Destroyers overhead in my TFA fan-edit (replacing the Starkiller blowing up planets than Finn and Han are looking up at). Works well for a lot of subtle ship/space/landscape stuff - the faces on a lot of the human characters are a bit off though imo.

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#1055261
Topic
What if every movie had a pre-crawl scene?
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Though not impossible, I guess the issue with this in SW films is the crawl kinda explains the important info you need to follow the main story at the point you join it. As Rogue One showed with its flashback opening 20 mins.

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#1021941
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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After excising heavily the rathtar scene as per suggestions in 1.2 I wasn’t happy with the pace of the remaining.

While this section I feel can never be perfect, alas, I went back and started from scratch on it for 1.3.

Now the setup is mostly intact up to the rathtar behind the door gag.

Then the Guavian gang arrive and have a little subtitled discussion with Han (using footage with the Scottish guy replaced with another helmeted one, and the audio lines from the kanjiklub).

Finn and Rey scramble about under the floor and do the whole wrong fuses bit.

You see the rathtar cages open, Han do his ‘bad feeling line’ then a hurried montage of the gang being attacked lit only from their blasters.

Then Han, chewie and Bb8 leg it to the door, there’s the shoot out, they get on the flacon with Rey and Finn, the remaining gang catch up and shoot at falcon. Falcon blasts out of hanger at lightspeed.

End scene.

I think it’s the closest I’ve gotten to a fair compromise with this scene. I’ve had to comp out the other gang in some shots, and un-mirrored one or two others. Chopped and changed a lot.

If anyone else has suggestions for improving this I’m all ears!

1.3 with this new scene will be uploaded today. As ever, PM for link.

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#1020678
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Some ideas:
-The music for the title card for ROGUE ONE felt odd. I like to change it into some JW type of music.

-The planets names should be removed.

-Maybe try to extend the ending of R1 (Maybe see Leia walking on the Tantive with 3PO and R2 and cuts to the planet Tatooine seen from a pilot’s window) since the ending was sudden.

Ooh, would be nice to see Tantive over Tatooine, then the camera pan UP to the exact starfield that opens New Hope (basically a reversal of that opening) maybe(?)

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#1020641
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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Daxtreme said:

I don’t understand the problem people have with titles for planets.

It’s the same with GOTG, it helps us know where we are, why not let it in?

I am very much in agreement that Rogue One is the new Episode III

If only there were worthy episodes I and II as well 😛

I’d have to check with another viewing but it seemed for most they verbally state where we are planet wise, rendering the text unnesecary.

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#1019915
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Version 1.2 is uploading as I type.

Hopefully addresses most of the points people have brought up (even some of those mentioned that were actually just present in the actual film I’ve attempted to correct here).

In reference to what has changed from 1.1 to this;

  • Crawl redone to be more accurate
  • Recoloured the odd twilight shot of BB-8
  • Unkar re-RE-recorded and dubbed
  • Audio fixes
  • Rathtar sequence re-jigged
  • Maz castle music reinstated
  • Extra shot of castle monsters cleaned up (included by request of one of the actors in that scene)
  • Some scenes moved around for narrative sense
  • More mirrored scenes corrected
  • Load of other tweaks I didn’t bother to document - there’s a new Star Wars movie out!

Regarding some of DigMod’s questions above;
Snoke I think actually appears earlier in my cut than original(?) - not certain when Maz discusses him??
The only change to the ‘Force Vision’ bit is the removal of the repeated little Rey’s scream.
The first explicit reveal is the melted Vader + Grandfather moment.
And yes Poe doesn’t learn Finn’s name until they meet again at the base. There’s no ‘naming’. Finn tells Poe his name through replaced audio in the “that’s my jacket” scene.

PM me anyone interested in this new, improved cut.

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#1019145
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Cheers for the feedback! Very easy to overlook things after a while. I’ll take a good look at these in due course - some already addressed in the next version but some great pointers nonetheless.

On first glance the below grading is untouched - it’s present in the actual film!

DigMod said:

0:09:03 - The regrading feels really off here. I’m assuming you were going for twilight here. This is difficult as the previous frames were extremely dark and during night.

Great first draft. Looking forward to continuing efforts 😃

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#1018820
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Thanks for the feedback! ANY help with grammar is always appreciated (I am terrible at it).

It’s created from scratch in Ae and yeah, it’s timed to match JJ’s so will look at New Hope to compare.

The link I sent out is NOT a 15min preview though, it is the entire 2hr edit. If you are having issue downloading from Dropbox please PM me again and I’ll send an alternate link.

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#1018772
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Hello all! Had some great feedback on 1.1 thus far, and really appreciate the kind words and suggestions from those that have watched already.

A new 1.2 pass is in progress fixing

  • some overseen continuity lines.
  • a further re-re-cut (no) rathtar scene. They are never even mentioned now.
  • more dialog trims here and there (mainly to subdue some of Finn’s sometimes OTT deliveries).
  • tweaked audio levels.
  • moved scenes about to intercut between Rey escaping Starkiller and the guys lowering shields until they meet.
  • Hux no longer infers the Illenium (sp?) system is being targeted.

Do feel free to post here any other fixes you’d like to be considered, or errors you notice.

Still to do this pass is redub Unkar again, and correct spacing on crawl.

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#1016679
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Depheros said:

I agree that Phasma added nothing to the plot, I didn’t like the character at all. Looks like a good change list. I’m definitely interested in seeing it!

Really hoping she gets some sort of arc in the next two. Seemed a very clear last minute edition unfortunately. Surprisingly simple to edit out.

Hardest scene to work out was lowering the shields at Starkiller base - while not perhaps a perfect solution I have tried to shape something at least that makes sense.

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#1016367
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Off the top of my head here are some of the larger changes;

  • new crawl (leaving destination of map to unfold during the film).
  • Finn is just his name, Poe doesn’t name him.
  • Redubbed and subtitled Unkar.
  • Moved and recoloured TIE Apocalypse Now shot.
  • No Phasma (glimpsed once during the big Hux speech I believe, otherwise she’s gone).
  • Heavily reworked rathtar sequence (no Scot or Kanjiklub, or rathtars!) with new subtitles.
  • Moved and rejoined sequences.
  • New music in Maz’s castle.
  • Shouting “Traitor” is left for Kylo at end, trooper here majorly edited.
  • Moved some Snoke scenes around.
  • Starkiller firing moved to end (as others have done here also).
  • Composited in some captured Battlefront footage of a Star Destroyer with TIES over Takadona.
  • Kylo searches Falcon reinserted.
  • Muted/re-cut a lot of 3PO.
  • Un-mirrored some shots.
  • Restructured shield down sequence by moving some scenes and incorporating some TFA ad footage.
  • R2 unveiled near close.
  • Dialogue and pacing cuts (lots and lots of these actually - some tiny).
  • Rescored end with trailer music (epicness).
  • More I am probably forgetting…

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