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ALIEN: REVISITED movie edit (* unfinished project *) — Page 4

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The colors throughout the movie are more naturalistic.  I specifically meant those particular scenes (since those were the ones that stood out to me, and not in a good way), but the rest of the film seems to retain the overall prior color timing (nothing like the blue tint running throughout the entire play of EMPIRE).

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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From my point of view the colors and brightness are far more natural, barely any tinting that I could see other than maybe the exterior planet scenes, but those are in a storm, so you'd expect as much. The overall look reminded me a lot of Aliens, which prior to this release always felt like it had a totally different visual feel.

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I'm 100% supporting that you fix that awkward jump-cut with the Ash head. 

Also, maybe a more realistic explosion of the Nostromo would be nice.

Oh, how I would love to see a Final Cut of Alien.

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That's the intent.. it may take a long while for me to get there, but my angle is to enhance FX work, but along the lines of only doing something that could be conceiveably done in the early 1980s.

I figured a trick to redo the Nostromo explosion while retaining the horizontal visuals...

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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Per previous post, this may be a while, since I still am in the process of wrapping my brain around After Effects and all the other programs...

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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It's going to be a while.  I'm kind of bashing my head against a wall trying to figure out most of the After Effects stuff, so right now I'm in the middle of the editing phase.

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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I suggest finding help on the internet if you're having a hard time...

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Ziggy Stardust said:

I suggest finding help on the internet if you're having a hard time...

This thread is not about internet porn.

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TV's Frink said:

Ziggy Stardust said:

I suggest finding help on the internet if you're having a hard time...

This thread is not about internet porn.

Unfortunate as it is to say, that is still on topic...

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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Okay, it's been a while, and this is still being worked on.  But I thought I would post this up as something interesting I found on youtube...

Alien Teaser Trailer - Prometheus Style

 

 

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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perfectlovehere said:

Did you make that? Looks cool if so good job!

Agreed. That's definitely a nice trailer.

I'll be interested in Alien: Revisited whenever it eventually comes to fruition.

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I was thinking about the cocoon sequence the other day.

Most people (including Ridley) feel it breaks the pacing of the piece to have her slow down to have a conversation with Dallas.

What if when she is trying to find Jones she hears not Parker and Lambert but instead Dallas groaning on the speakers.

She finds him and kills him only to hear Lambert screaming.

That way the ending would be almost the same as the theatrical cut pacing wise.

I'd keep the cat box being smacked by the Alien.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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If I had the money (and talent) to actually shoot a few extra scenes, here is how I figured the cocoon scene could have fit in:

(1) after she sees Lambert and Parker dead (and does the disgusted grimace), she collapses/sits on the floor outside the Parker/Lambert death room in the hallway, muttering under her breath "what am I going to do now?" (or something to that effect). 

(2) To the left foreground of the screen image (with her going out of focus) you see an intercom and start to hear moaning, which starts muffled and low but starts to pick up.

(3) insert close up of Ripley looking up (on her eyes). This shot could be borrowed and manipulated when Ripley comes up the ladderwell later on.

(4) close up of the intercom (from the side) with Ripley entering the right, pressing some buttons.  On the intercom is a screen, which she toggles a display of the ship.  Using similar FX to the photo machine Deckard uses when scanning the photo in BLADE RUNNER, she sees the location of the sound coming from the landing leg on the other side of the ship (in the starboard engine).

(5) camera moves/swings slowly from left to right, starting from the left side of a corridor. When it reaches the mid point (looking straight down the corridor), you can already see Ripley more than halfway down running (so when the shot starts, you can hear her running down the corridor away from us, with the camera swinging around just to glimpse her running away).

(6) insert edit of the scene from the dvd (with Ripley being a bit more emotional), where you then edit her heading to the engine room to set the self destruct after this scene.  Movie progresses as normal.

While it is not necessary, I always felt that Ripley and Dallas (per a previous version of the script) were lovers, and not long at that.  With her having to kill Dallas (and knowing that there are definitely no other survivors), it would cement her determination to survive (which is what I assume is the point of the different acting in the cocoon scene on the blu-ray - it ends with Weaver/Ripley with a look of determination on her face) and her figuring there is no other decision left to be made.
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Okay, now as far as the edit is concerned... I cannot say it is dead (as in I will never do it), but it won't be any time soon.

 I am just having a really bad time wrapping my head around Adobe and Vegas and I just don't know if I have the ability to do this.  I am still working on it, and recently acquired a 3D model of the Nostromo from this guy:



There is also this, and this.

And this:

Cinematics of Nostromo landing gear - Improved

I have no idea what to do with it, but I have it.  Like I mentioned in a previous post, I will be focusing on a KILL BILL edit (titled KILL BILL AGAIN) and a WIZARD OF OZ edit using the DARK SIDE OF THE MOON / WISH YOU WERE HERE / and the PIGS song from ANIMALS to create a proper Pink Floyd alternate sound track using the blu-ray rips on the web for the video.  This will at least get me feet wet, as the WIZARD edit will be primarily audio editing, and the KILL BILL edit will be much the same (mostly new music, some color timing alteration [specifically when the Bride attacks Bud at night - the scene will have a more 80's blue-grey hue] and an FX scene at the very end).

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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On the other hand, and to be fair, the term "Revisited" was used long before Adywan and the popularity of fan edits. Anybody remember "The Matrix Revisited" DVD that came out shortly after the original Matrix DVD broke sales records? It was a disc made up entirely of bonus material for the movie (since the original DVD didn't contain much, compared to other DVDs coming out around that time).

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** ALIEN: REVISITED movie edit **

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is this.....................dead?

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For the moment.  Between personal issues at home and me just trying to wrap my head around editing programs, this is going to be a while, at least for myself.

         

 “You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

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Kurgan said:

On the other hand, and to be fair, the term "Revisited" was used long before Adywan and the popularity of fan edits. Anybody remember "The Matrix Revisited" DVD that came out shortly after the original Matrix DVD broke sales records? It was a disc made up entirely of bonus material for the movie (since the original DVD didn't contain much, compared to other DVDs coming out around that time).

This remains one of my favorite movie docs ever to this day.  Even had a great soundtrack with a full version of every song in a "jukebox" extra feature.

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And while of course it is true that adywan does not own the term "Revisited," it seems a bit silly for anyone who comes after him to use it.  Stubborn, even.