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#1140553
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

And I’ve identified the shots needing new slow motion from the crying Rey/Falcon escape.

So, while you’re looking at retiming, there’s a certain shot that is in the theatrical release that is clearly in slow motion and it bugs me every time I see it.

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It’s at 1:57:20 in Restructured V2. The shot of Rey standing over Kylo when she beats him. Look at the falling snow and it’s clearly in slow mo. There isn’t a way to retime that, is there? It stands out to me every time and bugs the crap out of me.

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#1140544
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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adywan said:

Anjohan said:

TIP: Remove Rathar sequence entirely. Proof of point, this took me five minutes to edit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=736lH16Szns&feature=youtu.be

It does nothing to the story, it destroys pace, it gives us deus ex machina’s, it gets Chewie shot within his first five minutes back into the movie, we are introduced to two silly gangs that serve nothing to the story or the characters and the CGI for the rathars is not particularly good or interesting.

Just watched it and its going to create some problems if you cut the complete Rathtar sequence. For one, why would Rey be copilot when Chewie is perfectly healthy? There is no way Chewie would just lie back, on the bunk, while Han is trying to escape. Then later why does Chewie suddenly have a bandage on his arm if he wasn’t injured? You also have Finn following Han with rey and then he is suddenly back in the hold area. Why did he just suddenly stop running along with Rey and Han when he is obviously after some answers? (you can also see that they run right past the cockpit). It’s a very harsh jump cut that doesn’t work i’m afraid.

I agree 100%. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the Rathar sequence, but it has too many important elements necessary for the story.

The ONLY change I would make to the sequence is to shorten the amount of time that Finn is being dragged away by the Rathar. I always thought that was a little far fetched because all the other dudes were eaten almost immediately.

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#1140336
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

As we look to Ridley retiming additional shots that had to be slowed down using his technological alchemy, we should take a look at the Starkiller explosion scene. Any shots between, “It is time to complete his training” and the shot of the Falcon and X-wings where they formerly jumped to lightspeed are potentially slowed down very slightly. NeverarGreat carefully matched the necessary length of the music track.

Personally, I would prefer having the shots be slowed over not having them at all. Seeing the pilots’ reactions to Starkiller base firing, seeing the people in the Resistance control room, etc. is all critical to the emotion in the scene. For the last part, when the Falcon flies away, I had no issue with that whatsoever. I would rather have the slowness than not have the scenes.

Well, the light coming on is at least connecting Threepio’s weird line to the actual thing that happens at the end. That’s the idea anyway, an elegant, simple solution that does not involve much modification of the original film.

Obviously, the whole plot point is pretty weak. But I think this is a good workaround.

I’m real proud of the final product, and really will be once we get it produced. 😉

It’s great work! You should be very proud!

Let us know what your family thinks of it.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried burning it to Blu-ray yet. I’ve experienced some technical hurdles trying to share it with my family, so we just watched the MKV via connecting my computer to the TV. Trying to burn it has been a nightmare… ended up buying Toast Titanium Pro just for the capability, but it ended up with all sorts of framerate issues. I’m going to convert it via Handbrake to an MP4 and burn that, but I was really hoping that I wouldn’t have to do that because I don’t want to affect the image quality.

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#1140058
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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My only quirks with it that I felt could use a couple changes…

Some of the dialogue is a little quiet with the new music additions. Specifically, I only found two places this was the case:

  1. When Han says, “Where’d you get that?” in Maz’s castle when she hands out the lightsaber.
  2. In the new Snoke scene after Han’s death when he says, “Prepare the weapon.”

Maybe just duck the music down slightly? Other than that, I think this seemed great.

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#1139567
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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And yes, I hope to be able to begin uploading the BD50 version tomorrow, if all goes well. Mp4 and DVD to follow once they are encoded, which takes time.

Thank you for doing this. The BD50 would be the priority, I would say. Maybe start the upload while you sleep or something. I can only imagine how long it’ll take to upload.

(Also, I’m totally a lurker that has just been following along this whole time. It’s been great to watch you all work!)

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#1127994
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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Just wanted to chime in to say that I’m really looking forward to this fan edit. There is really only one other one out there for TFA right now and it cuts WAY too much and feels sloppy. Your ideas for this one sound very much like what I would like to do myself, but simply don’t have the time for these days.

If you need any help or suggestions, feel free to bounce them off of me.

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#1103075
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Quick question: is there a fan edit of The Force Awakens that doesn't reveal Kylo Ren's parentage until the end?
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I don’t know if it would even make sense on second thought, but I thought you could have (maybe) kept Kylo’s helmet on and his parentage a secret until the scene on the bridge.

You’d be thinking “oh shit, is Han going to try to fight him?” Then all would be revealed with “Take that helmet off” “What do you think you’ll see if I do?” “My son”.
Would have been a much more powerful scene top to bottom.

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#1099625
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I didn’t find it confusing.

I was never confused by that line.

I think you guys are underestimating how confused newcomers are to the series when that line is spoken. At this point in the franchise, we only know of one Skywalker: Luke. We haven’t even heard the name other than when referred to with Luke.

While I don’t like all the changes in the Special Editions, editing the line to, “The son of Anakin Skywalker must not become a Jedi” makes it so much easier to understand. The whole line should have been rewritten, frankly.

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#1099617
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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One thing I’m not a fan of is a line that was changed in the hologram scene with the Emperor.

On the original (pre-Special Edition), Palpatine says, “The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi.” This line was a little confusing to viewers because he had just got done saying, “We have a new enemy: Luke Skywalker.” It made me (and others) think that Palpatine was talking about the son of Luke Skywalker… like, what?

So on the Blu-ray release, one of the better changes (in my opinion) was that George Lucas went back and adjusted the line so that Palpatine says, “The son of Anakin Skywalker must not become a Jedi.” Makes this make so much more sense.

Adywan changed the line back to the original — why? I actually preferred the version on the Blu-ray release, and I think new viewers to The Empire Strikes Back would appreciate it as well. It is a confusing line.

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#1059170
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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There are several pretty good examples of opening crawls that people have made on YouTube. All of them were made before the film came out though, so the content in the crawl isn’t accurate. Still, it gives a good idea as to what it could visually look like.

Here’s a pretty good one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I1MFq0UAwA

I don’t like the idea of changing the color of the text or sticking “A Star Wars Story” anywhere in there. All Star Wars crawls should look the same, regardless if it’s a video game or a movie — yellow text on a starry background, with the same, classic Star Wars theme playing. No exceptions.

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#1057253
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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The Aluminum Falcon said:

Possibly also remove “A long time ago…”

Absolutely not.

Every piece of Star Wars media — the video games, the novels, the comics, you name it — has had “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”

The fact that Rogue One didn’t have an opening crawl was an insult enough, but I got over it. Getting rid of “A long time ago” would be an insult to the franchise.

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#1057250
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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Jackpumpkinhead said:

i re-did the opening title cards with new music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=878xGMyjHPA

Visually, I think a new title card would be great. I liked the last one you used, but I would prefer something that said ROGUE ONE, and then underneath, “A Star Wars Story.”

Regarding the music, I’m going to have to disagree here. The theme that plays on the Rogue One title card is, in fact, the Rogue One theme — it is played at a few important times in the film, and I really don’t think it should be removed from the title card.

Just my two cents.

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#983582
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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DigMod said:

Kexikus said:

ziggyonice said:

The complete landing scene (including Leia hugging unknown Rey while Chewie is in the background walking…) should have been removed; following shot to be “sad Chewie and the others mourning”

I wonder if it would be possible to have Chewie hug Leia in the end by using their earlier hug at Maz’s place and moving it to the end of the film after SKB has been destroyed.

I wondered about that myself and I think it should be possible. IIRC Leia is wearing the same outfit, so “all” that needs to be done is to rotoscope the hug and add the base as a background.

I attempted this, but it is a bit difficult due to the amount of smoke in that scene. I’m sure there are some master rotoscopers here that could pull it off though.

Regarding the insertion of having Chewie hug Leia at the end of the film… I don’t think the smoke from the Maz Temple scene would be a problem. When Rey and Co. return to the Resistance base, there is smoke in that scene much as there is in the Maz scene. So I think it would be doable.

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#983305
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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The complete landing scene (including Leia hugging unknown Rey while Chewie is in the background walking…) should have been removed; following shot to be “sad Chewie and the others mourning”

I wonder if it would be possible to have Chewie hug Leia in the end by using their earlier hug at Maz’s place and moving it to the end of the film after SKB has been destroyed.

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#921997
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What are your thoughts on this guy's suggested change to The Force Awakens?
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I was pleasantly surprised by this idea: instead of Starkiller Base preparing to fire on the Resistence planet at the end of the film, have it fire on the Republic (Hosnian) — and be successful in doing so. Could add more depth to the end of the film.

Take a look at his reasoning:
https://humaniterations.net/2016/03/26/how-to-fix-the-force-awakens/

I just wonder how it would work as a fanedit — cutting out the scene showing the attack and instead moving it later in the film and not screw up the story too much.

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#913401
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Episode VI: Return of the Jedi — The 'Ziggy' Edit
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Lord Haseo said:

Watched it and liked some of the changes while I didn’t like others.

Would you mind sharing what you liked / didn’t like? I am open to making improvements.

Lord Haseo said:

But when the “No…NOOOOOOO” thing happened I had to shut it off. Sorry man.

Man, you just shut it off at that point? There’s a whole new ending that I put together after that scene. Ugh, I’ll remove the “noooooooo.” Very few people seem to like it, and if they’re just going to shut the movie off at that point, then I guess that tells me it’s a bad idea to keep it in.

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#891556
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Thinking of putting an Auralnauts scene in my TPM edit.
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“I thought there was a bar here,” and Panaka replying, “Yeah, my bad” is a pretty hilarious scene and could probably fit in a realistic fanedit.

Seperately, my favorite line has to be Qui-Gon’s “Hello, ladies!”

I love how close to accurate the voiceovers are.

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#882581
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Longtime lurker here chiming in. I love Adywan’s ‘Revisited’ work. I know this thread is “unofficial,” but I did want to chime in an idea here. I recently released my own fanedit of Return of the Jedi (read the thread about it here) and played around with a lot of different ideas.

Here’s a GIF of one scene that I edited, that I think would do well to be implemented in ROTJ Revisited: http://i.imgur.com/3dYzKaZ.gif

It is officially Star Wars canon that Anakin disappears into the Force (a la Obi-Wan and Yoda), although it happens off-screen. Just a thought.

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