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A New Hope: The Reimagined Cut | SC 38 Reimagined + Rogue One + Hal 9000 + Adywan (V1.1.1 available, V2 WIP) — Page 3

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G&G-Fan said:

Just curious, is your copy of SC 38 downloaded YouTube or do you have the uncompressed file? Since I support FXItInPost on Patreon I have a high quality copy for my own edit.

I used the uncompressed 4K copy from their Patreon. 😁
So obviously the 4K copy of my edit would be the best experience.
And I wasn’t able to get the link out when I said I would because I suddenly got busy with my current job, and I noticed I turned the film grain a bit too high in the SC 38 Reimagined scene in my edit, so I had to go back and edit that a bit. But now I’m good, and I have to watch my edit all the way through again to make sure there aren’t any errors. I hope to have links out within 2 days, 3 days tops. Also, I did a reaction to S2E1 of The Mandalorian, so that’ll be out on YouTube soon if anyone is interested. ☺

And one last thing… there won’t be a 1440p copy of my edit because Davinci Resolve doesn’t have that option, and the 4K copy will be h.265 because the h.264 version had a lot of artificats. (I looked it up, and apparently the artifacts are from the video being super duper sharp.)

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TestingOutTheTest said:

Do you plan on adding changes from this edit to yours?

Dude! This edit sounds awesome! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this one before! I’ll have to give it a watch because it sound’s like something that would be perfect to work with!
Right now though, my plan is to do my 4K77 + SC 38 Reimagined edit (where I’ll be giving SC 38 Reimagined a 1977 vibe.) after finalizing v1.1.1.
But I definitely will do a V3 with that edit you linked!

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TestingOutTheTest said:

Do you also plan on replacing the opening shot of Tatooine in A New Hope with the one from The Mandalorian?

Comparision, for the shot in question:

https://starwarsviscomp.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/tatooine-mando.jpg

https://starwarsviscomp.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/anh-tatooine.png

I would love to do that! Thanks for the idea. I’ll have to learn some things in order to do that, but what this whole edit has made me do is learn.

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v1.1.1 is finished and availble! Here are the changes:

-Replaced the Rogue One HDR footage with 4K footage from YouTube, since I couldn’t color correct the HDR footage to my liking. (It was brought to my attention that Vader’s lightsaber looked orange in v1.1)

–I color graded the interior shots of the Tantive IV in the Rogue One intro to match Hal9000’s color grading.

-I increased the film grain for the Rogue One intro and for SC 38 Reimagined

-After Obi-Wan says, “Come here, my little friend. Don’t be afraid.”, there was a pop noise while R2 was responding to him. I swapped the audio in that specific part with audio from a different copy of ANH. Apparently this popping noise wasn’t my fault, as it was present in Hal9000’s Custom SE before I did any editing.

-There was small pop noise right before Vader’s line, “Her resistance to the mind probe is considerable[…].” I fixed this as well.

-Fixed a couple of shots where Vader and Obi-Wan’s lightsabers were overly bright.

-For v1.1, I had an issue with the meeting room audio since in v1, the audio was desynced. I ended up replacing Hal9000’s audio with audio from a different source, just to make things sync up. This was unfortunate, because Hal had added a low, bass-y sound while Motti is being choked, and this force-choke sound is consistent with the rest of the franchise. In v1.1.1, I was able to put Hal’s audio back in.

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One thing, but Obi-Wan’s skin is grey-ish in specific parts in the SC38 duel. There are also the “flashing” blue-ish lights (which look out-of-place) during the entrances of Vader and Obi-Wan respectively in the aforementioned duel.

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TestingOutTheTest said:

One thing, but Obi-Wan’s skin is grey-ish in specific parts in the SC38 duel. There are also the “flashing” blue-ish lights (which look out-of-place) during the entrances of Vader and Obi-Wan respectively in the aforementioned duel.

Yeah, there was no way I’d be able to edit out those flashing blue lights unless if I was doing some frame-by-frame photoshop or something of the sorts. I toyed with the idea, but realized I’d be biting off more than I could chew. I do agree that it looks out of place, but you gotta work with what you got. I know some people edit those particular shots out, but if you’re going to use SC 38 Reimagined, you really need those shots for consistency; Obi-Wan puts up his hood in one of the shots, and the other one is Obi-Wan walking up to his starting posistion in the duel. If you were to cut out the former, Obi-Wan would suddenly have his hood up. If you were to cut out the latter and replace it with his approach in the non-reimagined/original version of the duel, then you would be stuck with the inconsistency of the wall being different behind him in the next shot he’s in.

As for the grey-ish skin, I know what you mean and know what shots you’re referring to. The biggest offenders are when he’s thrown into a wall by Vader, and, subsequently, when he gets up. The shots there were very red, and I’m assuming it’s because FXitinpost wanted to drive home the fact that Vader is winning. Because the shots were very red, that meant having to sacrifice a lot of the redness in Obi-Wan’s skin color. Now, I could end up fixing this by coloring the specific areas where there’s exposed skin, but I’m a novice and still have much to learn. But for now, that’s as good as I’m going to get it.

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G&G-Fan said:

I mean, what’s wrong with a lot of red?

Btw I do wanna say that I do think this is my favorite implementation of SC 38 into ANH, you did a good job.

Thank you! 😃 That means a lot!
Yeah, there’s nothing inherently wrong with those shots being red (I actually really liked that FXitinpost made that decision to make the color much more red. I only noticed it after taking a crack at color grading everything.), but I just wanted to make everything as seamless as I could in my edit. The next part after Vader and Obi-Wan cross their blades is non-reimagined footage (the part where Han and Chewie approach the hangar), and the walls are their normal, greyish color. I tried both options (one where the Reimagined shots retained their reddish color, and one where they don’t), and I found it to be more satisfying and seamless to tone down the (very apparent) redness. A small price to pay for salvation. (Are we allowed to reference non-Star Wars material here? lol.)
I even color graded Hal’s footage (specifically the footage surrounding the fight) as to not sacrifice too much color in the Reimagined shots. Kinda had to strike as much of a balance as I could.

I did also color grade more of Hal’s footage; in all of the shots during and after the Padme’s Funderal song (up to the Falcon escaping), I desaturated and toned down the color and added some vignetting to the shots, since at that part of the Reimagined fight the colors are supposed to be desaturated. Hal’s footage was super colorful compared to the colors in the ending of SC 38 Reimagined.

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Hey, this sounds really cool!

I’d love to check it out.

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Wow, this edit looks like fun! Could I also get the link to the latest version? Thanks a bunch and keep up the good work 😃

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kenobeat said:

Wow, this edit looks like fun! Could I also get the link to the latest version? Thanks a bunch and keep up the good work 😃

Thank you! Link sent!

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This sounds like an awesome project and like a lot of hard work! Thank you! I would love to take a look at it if you would be so kind to share the link.

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I’m also interested to see how you incorporated the FXinPost Vader Obi-Wan duel. Send a link my way when you get a chance!

I am no Jedi

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BenWildlander said:

This sounds like an awesome project and like a lot of hard work! Thank you! I would love to take a look at it if you would be so kind to share the link.

Link sent!
And it sure was a lot of hard work, especially since I’m not that experienced! Lol. I only started getting into video editing earlier this year.

I really want to take a class on Davinci Resolve (the program I’ve used for V1.1 and V1.1.1) to improve my skills (particularly my color grading and color correcting skills) for this edit. I’m really enjoying all the features this program has.

For V2, I’m going to experiement with the Foley tools/function in Davinci Resolve because I want to replace all the sounds in SC 38 Reimagined with sounds from the OT. I will be using very little (if not, none) of the sounds in SC 38 Reimagined. That means different music as well.

I also will be adding lens flares to the entire movie (tastefully, and not how J.J. Ambrams did it for Star Trek), since I can’t imagine myself editing all of the lens flares out in SC 38 Reimagined frame-by-frame in Photoshop. Also, it’ll be another great learning experience. 😊

sonofabinadi said:

I’m also interested to see how you incorporated the FXinPost Vader Obi-Wan duel. Send a link my way when you get a chance!

Link sent!

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Since you are adding lens flares, and considering how SC38 has better-looking visual effects than 99% of ANH, do you plan on editing ANH to improve the visual effects?

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TestingOutTheTest said:

Since you are adding lens flares, and considering how SC38 has better-looking visual effects than 99% of ANH, do you plan on editing ANH to improve the visual effects?

I think mostly what I would need to do would be make Luke’s/Anakin’s lightsaber look more modern (like Adywan did), perhaps add burn marks on the walls where blaster fire hit (or ricocheted), and add some particle effects in various spots. I replaced FXitinpost’s non-reimagined footage with Hal’s footage, so I don’t think I’ll have to make the blaster bolts bolder and thicker. I don’t want to have to do more work if I can avoid it.
Though, I’ll definitely need to change the blaster bolts’ look if I decide to include the Rogue One Vader hallway scene in V2.

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TestingOutTheTest said:

Also make the lightsaber look “3D”, like in the Disney trilogy.

Yeah, definitely. The lightsaber does look flat in ANH.

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TestingOutTheTest said:

Do you plan on editing ESB and RotJ?

I really love Adywan’s ESB Revisited and I think that’s a perfect edit of ESB. The only thing I would change in his edit right now would be Boba Fett’s voice because he edited Jason Wingreen’s voice back into the movie. (Jason Wingreen was the original voice of Boba Fett.) I would replace that voice with the SE version, which is Temuera Morrison’s voice (just for the sake of canon).

However, that’s not really much impetus for an edit. I’ll do a reimagined edit of ESB:R when FXitinpost releases their Cloud City Reimagined fight. I’m waiting until then because I would need to see what the aesthetic of the fight looks like, so I have something to go off of when making the movie match up to the reimagined footage.

And as for RotJ, I haven’t thought about it. I do really like the deleted scenes of Moff Jerjerrod, and it’d be cool to find a way to edit them into the movie (and make it work). Though, I’m sure someone has done that already.

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Y’know how I said I don’t know how I’d be able to change Obi-Wan’s skin color from greyish to his normal skin color? Well… Davinci Resolve 17 just came out and there’s a new masking feature where you can isolate someone’s skin and change the color of it without changing the color of the background. Great timing for me! And also, there’s a new tab where you can add digital effects.