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Could you give me an example of something you think would work better in a different order? I’m not cutting any footage out, but if you think things could be reordered, I’d love suggestions.

And yeah, it’s 100% not Goldsmith, clearly some temp. But if I could find out what it was and find its source (because it’s covered with on set audio). I may restore it because i think its kinda interesting.

sry m8

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The quick shots from 2:11 to 2:13, and then 3:25 are just different views of what we’re already looking at (or about to look at), and they don’t vary in size or angle enough to create a sense of space and continuity. Intercutting with more shots of Brett might work, but I’d suggest dropping those 5-frame snippets of jelly-covered jaws - it’s like we’ve suddenly slipped into stop motion!

I have to say I do like the cut at 2:18 as it’s terrifically matched, though counter to the editing rhythm of the rest of the film (Scott and Rawlings were far too restrained for such flamboyance!)

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Sorry for the late reply.

I tried to see what I could do in terms of rearranging shots in Brett’s death, but any alterations I made only served to make the scene more awkward.

And while I agree getting rid of those short closeups of the alien’s face, the object of this cut in my mind has been to keep all the footage I can, above all else.

For an update, not much. Things have been progressing steadily. But it’s just obsessive little polishes I keep making.

sry m8

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Puny update: all the previously interlaced footage (including the majority of the chestburster scene I showed before) is now non-interlaced because I figured out how. So that’s good.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

Puny update: all the previously interlaced footage (including the majority of the chestburster scene I showed before) is now non-interlaced because I figured out how. So that’s good.

what do you do?

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benduwan said:

DestronTC said:

Puny update: all the previously interlaced footage (including the majority of the chestburster scene I showed before) is now non-interlaced because I figured out how. So that’s good.

what do you do?

I ripped my alien dvds to a folder with WinX DVD ripper, and then ripped the scenes from there with handbrake with the deinterlace filter on.

sry m8

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I am really looking forward to seeing your finished product, DestronTC. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read and seen so far.

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some news about this?
would it be different languages or only english?

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Okay

Basically, I stopped working on it again. I made the entire thing in a 30fps timeline in vegas because I didn’t know when I started how framerates and interlacing and stuff works, but now I do. And it began to bug me so much I put it down. I have to start over.

I do have a version mostly done on my desktop. Its just the fps.

I’ll finish it one day. Probably with the BD as the main source.

sry m8

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HEY, so story is, like I said in my previous post from two hecking years ago(!!!) I totally finished the Alien Uncut edit.

I just always hated it because the framerate is a not very consistent 30, the quality isn’t what it should be, and it’s a ridiculous 20 gigabyte file. I made the damn thing when I was just starting to get into video editing and I had no idea about anything.

That being said, from what I remember I was always happy with the way it was cut. I got all the shots just where and how I wanted them.

So I was skimming through some old hard drives randomly and decided “what the hell?” I’ll upload that Alien edit I did so many moons ago. When I rewatched it, all the problems I mentioned above really didn’t bother me as much as they once did. I also re-encoded it to a much nicer file size for you guys.

If anyone is still interested in this ridiculous behemoth, I hit up a 'spleen mod yesterday, so hopefully I’ll be putting it there.

I still maintain that I might go back and redo it from the ground up one day, but I thought everybody should at least see it as it is now.

I’ve always felt bad about not releasing this edit or going back to give it another shot. It makes me so sad - the amount of fan projects I see on this site that just drop off and never get finished with no closure at all, and I didn’t want mine to be one of those.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

HEY, so story is, like I said in my previous post from two hecking years ago(!!!) I totally finished the Alien Uncut edit.

I just always hated it because the framerate is a not very consistent 30, the quality isn’t what it should be, and it’s a ridiculous 20 gigabyte file. I made the damn thing when I was just starting to get into video editing and I had no idea about anything.

That being said, from what I remember I was always happy with the way it was cut. I got all the shots just where and how I wanted them.

So I was skimming through some old hard drives randomly and decided “what the hell?” I’ll upload that Alien edit I did so many moons ago. When I rewatched it, all the problems I mentioned above really didn’t bother me as much as they once did. I also re-encoded it to a much nicer file size for you guys.

If anyone is still interested in this ridiculous behemoth, I hit up a 'spleen mod yesterday, so hopefully I’ll be putting it there.

I still maintain that I might go back and redo it from the ground up one day, but I thought everybody should at least see it as it is now.

I’ve always felt bad about not releasing this edit or going back to give it another shot. It makes me so sad - the amount of fan projects I see on this site that just drop off and never get finished with no closure at all, and I didn’t want mine to be one of those.

I’m really interested in seeing this to see how much more you have expanded it over my edit.

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Ay, while waiting for word from myspleen, I’ve uploaded it on Mega for shits and giggles, PM me if you want the link.

sry m8

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just finished watching DestonTC’s cut of Alien and it’s amazing. I must congregate you on this. I will PM you a rough cut of mine asap.

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Hey thanks, and radical can’t wait to see it.

sry m8

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so,a good job so far.
i didn´t know some cuts.
there are some things that should be changed.
the movie has many artefacts and jumps. no realy enjoyment for watching.
you should use the bluray as sorce and convert it to 1280x536 (without black bars).
you can do a higher bitrate.
Alienuncut1979 and DestronTC,you are members of myspleen?
there are many sources from alien.
if you need somthing maybe i can help.
i own :
the 2 disc century cinedition from AvP 1 and alien 1 - 4 as dvd.
the 1 disc from AvP 2 as dvd too.
the bluray 6 film collection from alien 1 - 6.
the bluray alien anthology (1 - 4) facehugger 8 disc collection.
all german releases.

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Alienuncut1979 said:

just finished watching DestonTC’s cut of Alien and it’s amazing. I must congregate you on this. I will PM you a rough cut of mine asap.

can i watch your version too?

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Yeah, I mean the bad quality and jankiness is the main reason I have distaste for it. I would like to go back and remake it with the BD at some point in the future, but I mentioned all that before.

I was tossing this idea around in my head. Maybe two versions: 720x480 to match low quality behind the scenes footage, and one in 1920x1080, but with a high quality 35mm grain plate over all the sub-hd footage to give it some fake detail. I believe Harmy’s Despecialized Editions did the same thing. Maybe, maybe not. Just an idea.

I mentioned all the sources I used in the readme, but it really just boiled down to anything and everything that came on the 6-disc Anthology BD, and the alternate audio track from the 1999 Legacy DVD.

In all the stuff you mentioned owning, is there anything special that isn’t on the BD set that could be used? Besides Giger’s Alien, that is, which I can get off the 'spleen.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

In all the stuff you mentioned owning, is there anything special that isn’t on the BD set that could be used? Besides Giger’s Alien, that is, which I can get off the 'spleen.

Have you though about using any of the footage from the Alien Makers DVD series?

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cosmicjazz said:
Giger’s Alien, that is, which I can get off the 'spleen.

Have you though about using any of the footage from the Alien Makers DVD series?

I’ve skimmed through those but never watched them completely. Never saw any footage in them, is there any?? That’d be bonkers.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

cosmicjazz said:
Giger’s Alien, that is, which I can get off the 'spleen.

Have you though about using any of the footage from the Alien Makers DVD series?

I’ve skimmed through those but never watched them completely. Never saw any footage in them, is there any?? That’d be bonkers.

Yes there is more Nostromo footage

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DestronTC said:

In all the stuff you mentioned owning, is there anything special that isn’t on the BD set that could be used?

i don´t no if there sources you not know.
somtimes are releases different with the extras.