Yeah, personal video/editing technology has improved a lot, even just in the past ten years. With enough patience and ingenuity, I think we could be capable of a lot.
I think a big thing is just deciding what exactly we want to accomplish.
For example, one goal we might have is to make the prequels look and feel more like the originals. So how do we do that? We need to define what gives the originals that look and feeling, and then lay out what we can do to the prequels to replicate that. Retrofying the prequels is one idea, and we’ve seen that is doable in certain ways through a variety of past mock-ups.
Some might say reshooting certain scenes might be called for. I would first want us to try and articulate why we feel it would improve the film, or bring them or in line with the OT.
For example, one recent idea I had was shooting new shots for Anakin Mustafar massacre to make him kill more Jedi on screen instead of just killing the Separatists. Like Zerome mentioned, trying to match the quality and cinematography would be important to try and make it seamless. I would personally think trying to copy the exacts same shots that we’re replacing would be the best way to do that. Don’t make the cinematography ‘too flashy’ compared to the rest of the movie.
I would love to see how Ady can make his new footage be seamless with the rest of ROTJ:Revisited. I think that would be a great example to learn from for future editors as well.
I think once we clearly define what we think that OT-style is, and how the PT is lacking that, it will be easier for us to approach what we can work on to help bridge that gap. FX, music, color, film grain, there are a lot of different things that might contribute to that.