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ALIEN : VIRTUAL WORKPRINT V2 / EXTENDED WORKPRINT (working title) — Page 4

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DestronTC said:

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

i will suggest 1280 x 536 without black bars.
the file isn´t as big like 1920 x 1080.
at 3m from tv you don´t see a different.

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

there are 2 different vesions off them.1 from vhs and 1 from laserdisc.

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DestronTC said:

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

Any chance I can get the link to the Mega upload to check out your edit? Thanks!

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Guys, I am so glad to see some activity here! I could watch raw footage of this film and be entertained; that you are making this effort to cut it together into something with a narrative flow is spectacular! Onward and upward! Looking forward to seeing this. And if there’s a way I can watch it, PM me? Thanks!

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Hey folks.

Wondering if its still possible to mayne download this completed project?

I’m new here but your Alien Workprint project brought me here.

I have sent a PM? But it seemed more like a PM thread?

I’d be happy to donate to your efforts Mr DestronTC

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Lukas33 said:

Hey folks.

Wondering if its still possible to mayne download this completed project?

I’m new here but your Alien Workprint project brought me here.

I have sent a PM? But it seemed more like a PM thread?

I’d be happy to donate to your efforts Mr DestronTC

hope he will make a v3 😃

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I really enjoyed watching this cut, DestronTC. You’ve done a nice job stitching this together. I enjoyed seeing so many of the obscure ship miniature footage, also.

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Work on v3 has begun, being built from the ground up! I Re-ripped and re-encoded all my elements in high quality and perfect 23.97fps! I’m already up to the transmission scene (which is now longer than before by a few seconds).

v3 will be much higher quality than before, and will include more alternate/additional video and audio. There will be two versions, 1080p and 480p. It will also have a 5.1 soundtrack to account for any deleted scenes that include surround sound. I’ve never done a 5.1 mix, nor do I have any way of testing such a track, so I may need some help.

The main source is the Blu Ray laserdisc regrade by PDB https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Alien-Aliens-Color-Regrade/id/17002

All the other sources are the same as they’ve always been. I highly doubt I’ll be using any of Giger’s Alien. I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

Work on v3 has begun, being built from the ground up! I Re-ripped and re-encoded all my elements in high quality and perfect 23.97fps! I’m already up to the transmission scene (which is now longer than before by a few seconds).

v3 will be much higher quality than before, and will include more alternate/additional video and audio. There will be two versions, 1080p and 480p. It will also have a 5.1 soundtrack to account for any deleted scenes that include surround sound. I’ve never done a 5.1 mix, nor do I have any way of testing such a track, so I may need some help.

The main source is the Blu Ray laserdisc regrade by PDB https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Alien-Aliens-Color-Regrade/id/17002

All the other sources are the same as they’ve always been. I highly doubt I’ll be using any of Giger’s Alien. I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

can’t wait

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DestronTC said:
I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

why not?
if it makes the scene longer and more interessting…
i´ve done this with my star wars project…
sure,it looks not so good but more is better…

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benduwan said:

DestronTC said:
I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

why not?
if it makes the scene longer and more interessting…
i´ve done this with my star wars project…
sure,it looks not so good but more is better…

I’d either have to crop it an insane amount or set the 4:3 picture within the 2.35:1 black bars. I’d be willing to do the latter, but I don’t think anything in Giger’s Alien was shot with the main cameras as footage for the film itself. If there is anything, I’d put it in.

I, too am using a lot of 4:3 stuff in the Star Wars edit I’ve been tinkering with, but I judge the two by different standards for whatever reason. I’m also putting some of the goofier shit in my Star Wars edit, like Han biting the medal at the end, and Leia handing Luke a beer in his X-Wing.

Could always change my mind tho shrug

Currently up to editing the egg silo.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:
I’m also putting some of the goofier shit in my Star Wars edit, like Han biting the medal at the end, and Leia >handing Luke a beer in his X-Wing.

😦 that aren´t missing scenes…
never would insert this…

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Not doing a 5.1 track now. Saying I wanted to was jumping the gun a bit and I’d like to try that on a less intensive project first. I’m just gonna focus on making sure a stereo track sounds good. Having the 5.1 threads to mix with is extremely advantageous though.

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

Work on v3 has begun, being built from the ground up! I Re-ripped and re-encoded all my elements in high quality and perfect 23.97fps! I’m already up to the transmission scene (which is now longer than before by a few seconds).

v3 will be much higher quality than before, and will include more alternate/additional video and audio. There will be two versions, 1080p and 480p. It will also have a 5.1 soundtrack to account for any deleted scenes that include surround sound. I’ve never done a 5.1 mix, nor do I have any way of testing such a track, so I may need some help.

The main source is the Blu Ray laserdisc regrade by PDB https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Alien-Aliens-Color-Regrade/id/17002

All the other sources are the same as they’ve always been. I highly doubt I’ll be using any of Giger’s Alien. I don’t like the idea of incorporating the 4x3 handcam footage never shot as part of the film into the movie itself.

I just finished watching your V2. Great job. Had a few fun suprises along the way, no idea there was so many extra scenes I had never heard off. I was really caught off guard for that part on the Derelict which we see those Space Jockey’s drawings displaying the Alien’s life cycle. Incredible. I noticed you placed the egg morphing scene before Ripley activated the self-destruct. Was it because if it was placed after it, the scenes would go over the 10 minutes until detonation?

Hope everything goes well for your v3. I really appreciate what you are doing. ALIEN is a movie I can always have it longer. 10/10.

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Collective thanks to everyone who’s sent me good feedback!

I put the cocoon scene where I did because that’s where it is in the script, and it makes way more sense there. I don’t know why it was placed after Ripley sets the countdown in the director’s cut…

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

Here’s something new to v3…

Alternate bits of Ripley and Parker’s argument. Color correction isn’t final but probably fine. I also wanted to test the 1080p grain overlay on top of standard def footage. It actually did a lot less than I thought it would.

Grain ver. https://mega.nz/#!AkdXUAQR!QSd2MG743bQP41olokBUjg9u50IOAAFsF8f197BGjm0

No grain ver. https://mega.nz/#!4odTGKob!K8LPbyOSCrUPcQd1xV-hKGAV8xvhZOOEJSjlKI-PSvA

i´m not disappointed.wonderfull…😃
release time? 😉

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Lol no clue man. So far I’ve got the beginning to the Kane’s condition scene about 90% done. Although I’m well aware the main death scenes and cocoon sequence are gonna take up like half of the overall time I spend on this thing…

sry m8

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Really looking forward to v3 Destron. Your previous versions were expertly edited and much appreciated by Alien fans. Keep up the good work.

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Nah, no version is on MySpleen. And the footage in that video is from the cut that I posted on YouTube haha

sry m8

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DestronTC said:

Nah, no version is on MySpleen. And the footage in that video is from the cut that I posted on YouTube haha

so much to do with your alien and star wars projects…😃
how do you come along with these?
do you finish your quest 😉 ?
some news?

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Kinda on hiatus but it’s always in the back of my mind… Oh how history repeats itself

sry m8

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How close are you from getting this done it sounds so good 😊