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Collaborative Fanediting: An ROTJ Proposition (BACK ON TRACK WITH EMANSWFAN AT THE HELM--SEE POST 1488 OR OP FOR A LINK!)
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30-Mar-2012, 8:37 AM

Johannus said:

I agree with this.  As I said I already made changes to scenes based on how I thought it worked best, in some cases disregarding the vote.  But with the battle in particular I find it very hard to know where to start.  I had the idea before of trying to extend existing shots then add some of the new ships in there (like my B-Wing test video), but that didn't seem to go down that well, which suggests either adding new shots with the new ships, in which case they could go anywhere and do anything, again a very wide scope and I think the biggest thing to keep in mind in that case would be how the film flows.  Or alternatively the ships could just be added in the backgrounds of existing shots, which though possibly easier to do, might lead to them becoming barely noticable to anyone who isn't told they are there.  This would fulfill the subtlety I think we wanted, but it would also seem a bit of a shame after spending the necessary time rotoscoping.

Do you think it could be worth making a rough storyboard of the battle so we can have a better idea of how people think the new shots would work or would that be unnecessary?  Am I the only one that finds this sequence hard to imagine properly?

I think a story board would be a good idea... I can offer a couple of suggestions for you to think about; it would seem to me to crank up the tension we could see quite a few rebel ships destroyed. (Possibly add the additional fighters cock-pit shots). Generally I think the more subtle approach may be easier...

However I would also suggest it would also make sense for the battle not to turn until the Emperor is killed... At that point things turn around. I'd also suggest a more fitting end for the Executor; perhaps have one of the Mon-Calamari ships ram the whole bridge section?

I'd still be a huge fan of having the Emporer arrive on a Super-star destroyer... I did like what Spence's idea (though not seen it) with having The Emporer, Vader and Luke there instead of on the Death Star.

Anyways, a few thoughts ;-)