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#1120847
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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Hey guys!

Unfortunately my goal of having a full preview finished before the the end of the month will be impossible.

This is due to various setbacks that have caused me to miss out on much time I have to work on the edit (don’t worry, I’m not dying).

In place of the preview, there will be a full trailer released (probably) next month. I have decided to do this in order to give me a chance to work on other parts of the film (because working on only one section for that long was driving me mad!)

Here is a little preview of a shot that will be in the trailer:

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#1118306
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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At some point, while the Queen’s ship is travelling through Hyperspace (after the opening battle), Obi Wan and Qui Gon will have their discussion (originally at the beginning of Phantom Menace). This conversation will also include elements of the conversation that takes place later on in the movie (When they land on Naboo for the second time).

I need this conversation to take place somewhere because it is one of the only things in the movie that establish Obi Wan’s character.

Progress is getting there! I’ve finalized the sound effects of the droid fighters and several more shots in SFM have been completed.

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#1117353
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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That’s actually the scene that influenced my opening scene the most (Hero ship chased by fighters cut off by massive ship)

The problem is that that music is too recognizable to me. It would pull me out of the movie instantly.

I will definitely use it as a temp track, though.

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#1116156
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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Bingowings said:

The Sith are not a real presence in this edit, so explaining them can come later in the trilogy. They might get mentioned, though.

The Separatists want Naboo because it is the home world of the Supreme Chancellor, making it the most influential political power in the Senate. They were hoping to have the Queen’s cooperation in order to use her to rally up more systems to their cause. There will be an exposition dump scene where the Nemoidians (Re-dubbed and subtitled) will discuss specifics and perhaps talk to a mercenary named Maul via hologram. This would sort of take the place of the conference scene in A New Hope.

Qui Gon will explain the force to Anakin, therefore explaining it to the audience.

Palpatine is the leader of the Republic, that’s all we need to know in this movie because he has a very minor role, only creating the Army.

The Republic isn’t dying just yet, it’s just becoming more corrupt. To help visually show this, Republic ships will be a cold Imperial Gray.

Thank you for the help!

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#1116094
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Bingowings said:

That’s a great backstory, however that’s not something I see happening in my edit.

In 1977, all of the backstory that people needed was that some rebels stole some plans. That was it. I don’t want viewers to have to read a few paragraphs of backstory before starting up the movie. I want all the viewer needs to know to be in the crawl, which would mention the Separatist Alliance, the Republic, and two Jedi rescuing the queen.

Also, 3PO and R2 contribute nothing to the plots of any of the movies. They are fan service for fan service’s sake (in my opinion)

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#1116038
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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Jeebus said:

In the film there will only be one Doughnut ship, and he will be on the bridge of it most of the time. He will also be in the conference room, where he talks to the queen about the Republic needing to start over and such. He’s sort of going to be playing the Tarkin role to the Nemoidians Vader? If that makes any sense.

I’m not certain if I want Dooku to know about Maul, though. I sort of want the Separatists and the Sith to be separate entities. I think it would be cool if the first time we see Maul it’s him attacking Qui Gon. I’m not sure.

Dooku is gonna bail at the start of the final battle, though. He’s going to do what Tarkin didn’t and evacuate.

JEDIT: Thanks for the kind words!

jarbear said:

Clones aren’t gonna be a part of my trilogy at all because I can’t think of a way to make Obi Wan serving Bail make sense without that being a separate event. “Clone” Armor will be present in the trilogy, it’s just that it will be precursor Stormtrooper armor.

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#1116033
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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ChainsawAsh said:

Sounds intriguing and super ambitious! Do you have plans for what you’re going to do with II and III (assuming you’re going to do them as well)?

Thank you for your kind words!

Episode II would have nothing to do with Clones, as the Clone Wars aren’t happening. It would probably start with an Acclamator Star Destroyer in space which is suddenly attacked and destroyed by droids. This would kick off the action of the plot, with Obi Wan investigating the last known location of the ship, which turns out to be Geonosis. Meanwhile Anakin is hanging out with Beru and Owen on Tatooine, he learns that his mom has been captured, that whole thing happens. Then the Geonosis Colosseum scene would happen except without 200 Jedi showing up. Obi Wan would finally confront Dooku, and Dooku escapes again. Anakin and Padme marry on Tatooine.

Episode III would start with the chancellor being captured by Dooku as a means to end the war. Anakin and Obi Wan rescue him, kill Dooku. The war is over. Then the rest of the movie would have Palpatine influencing Anakin without needing to mention his wife. I would also fix the bit of continuity with the OT where Obi Wan says “I haven’t gone by the name Obi Wan since oh before you were born.” by adding a timeskip after Anakin turns of a few months probably.

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#1116030
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(Help Wanted!)</strong>
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Hello!

I have been watching fan edits for a few years now, and I have tinkered around with editing in the past, but this is my first full-length project!

STAR WARS: Dawn of War is my upcoming fan edit of THE PHANTOM MENACE.

My edit won’t be the traditional “Cut poop jokes and Midichlorians” edit (Even though those things are getting cut). This will be a complete re-imagining of the film from nearly the ground up. The taxation of trade routes isn’t being debated. Chancellor elections aren’t happening. The Galaxy is on the brink of total war.

The SEPARATIST ALLIANCE is unhappy with the Galactic Republic, claiming that it is becoming more and more corrupt under the leadership of CHANCELLOR PALPATINE.

In an effort to become powerful enough to overthrow the Republic, the Separatists are recruiting systems into their alliance. Naboo is one system that the Alliance have had their eyes on because of its strong political influence in the senate. After rejecting Dooku’s offer, his forces invade the planet, forcing the Republic to send two Jedi Knights to rescue the queen and escort her to safety on Coruscant.

During the escape, Dooku contacts the worried Queen, offering one more chance to join his Alliance. She declines. Just before her ship makes the jump to hyperspace, a droid fighter destroys one of the ships engines, sending her and her crew into the Outer Rim.

They make an emergency landing on Tatooine, traveling into a city in the hopes of finding the parts that they need. There they meet Anakin, an slave with a dream of seeing the stars. He becomes fast friends with Qui Gon. After Qui Gon purchases the parts, he runs away with the slave boy in order to enlist him into the Jedi Order. They’re attacked en route to the ship by a masked figure with a red lightsaber. The ship takes off and makes its way to Coruscant. On the ship, Anakin meets Padme, a handmaiden to the queen.

Anakin is accepted into the Jedi Academy. Palpatine convinces the senate to create a Grand Army of the Republic to fight the Separatists across the galaxy. Soldiers are enlisted or volunteer into the service. The Republic sends its army to Naboo in order to reclaim it. A strike team of Nabooians is sent down to the surface while the attack on the Separatist Command Ship is carried out by the Republic Navy.

Dooku escapes, Qui Gon dies, Maul is killed, the day is saved!

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MAIN GOALS OF THIS EDIT:

The movie starts with the Queen escaping the Separatists attack on her home world, escorted by two brave Jedi Knights. This cuts out boring negotiations and Gungans from the plot. Poor line delivery will either be cut or dubbed. Scenes on Coruscant will be heavily cut or re-purposed.

In the Phantom Menace, the primary antagonists are the Trade Federation. This is a problem because they don’t remain the antagonists throughout the trilogy. To remedy this, they will become the Separatist Alliance. To help reinforce “inter-connectivity”, Dooku will become the main villain of this edit. Using deleted scenes from Episode II, he will taunt the queen as she makes her escape from the Naboo system, on the brink of complete invasion.

Of all of my problems with the Prequel Trilogy, the only thing that irks me more than the dialogue is the technology. In the original trilogy the hologram of the DS II is the most advanced non-weapon tech we see, yet in the Prequels we see holograms and hovering stuff everywhere. To make the Prequels seem more like they take place many years before the Originals, the Naboo ships will no longer be extremely polished and the display screens will show dots and lines! Instead of making OT tech comply to the prequels, prequel tech will comply to the OT!


(The above image is from a test animation of the final battle.)
Using Source Filmmaker and models from Battlefront 2, all (space) battle scenes in the film will be remade to fit to my story and plot.

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Other Edits:

-Yoda will not appear, he might be mentioned.
-Qui Gon is not Obi-Wan’s master. They are both Jedi Knights.
-Color correct the entire film to feel more like the OT.
-Apply grain to the entire film
-3PO and R2 won’t appear

-Currently I need voices to dub over secondary exposition characters such as Ric Oile and Sio Bibble. If you are interested, shoot me a PM!
-I need help coming up with a concise opening crawl.

I’ll need more and more help later as I finalize the script

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So far I have story-boarded the first 15 minutes of the film and I am beginning to animate the escape sequence.

Thanks for reading!

Extremely early opening clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnBXZxVgQzs

P.S: Here’s a proof of concept of the “old technology”

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#1108735
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ANH - Skyhopper scenes
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I don’t know if any were planned. The shooting script for A New Hope doesn’t mention the skyhopper being flown, and all of the previously available drafts are drastically different from the final product, so we can’t be certain.

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