Personally I’d like to see the first RO one (coming in through the clouds) with the TIEs. I like what poppa did with the Swedish forest footage but I dunno to me the shot still doesn’t quite match either the Mustafar we know or the one we see in TROS.
I agree this would be the best shot. Unfortunately, it’s also the most difficult to paint out the shuttle. I may be able to try that sometime, but I have a few things going on right now! Just in case, though, can someone send me the shot in prores (or something else sourced from the Blu-ray)?
If anyone has the the 4K ungraded HDR stream that might actually be the best source, at least for the color correction. I don’t think people have realized yet how much these could help editors (think of the day for night scene in Hal’s AOTC for example).
Question: the shot through the clouds is very symmetrical and will definitely be recognizable no matter how you present it. Given that it’s not from a saga film I think it’s okay to be reused, but I wanted to check!
Personally since it’s not a saga film I don’t mind it. Plus with the color and TIEs it should look different enough. Or you could say it’s an homage.
“That is the burden of all editors.”
Sadly, I don’t think this should be a consideration in whether something gets used. The work is always appreciated, and fuels ideas and discussions that lead towards a final decision, but if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. I learned a lot from my former boss. We spent an entire shoot day getting one shot, and in the edit room he decided to cut it without hesitation. It turned out we didn’t need the shot and he was right.
Yep, this is why directors and other production members typically shouldn’t be editors on the same project. There’s a certain objectivity needed.