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Man its looking so amazing
this has come such a long way since the last version you made
simply wow

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SUPER IMPRESSIVE!!! I LOVE THIS DVD!

This is a super DVD man, it's super cool - PLEASE let me upload your final version!!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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First, I really am even more impressed with your latest shots!!!


Sorry to knitpick here, but I did notice one thing...

In your menus the font you used is adding extra connecting "wings" on the words EXTRA and on DVD-ROM when you use the letters in caps - if you use the lower case e and d you'll lose the wings

- Again, I don't mean to be picky but that has alwas driven me crazy when I see the extra wings on stuff

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Originally posted by: Rikter
SUPER IMPRESSIVE!!! I LOVE THIS DVD!

This is a super DVD man, it's super cool - PLEASE let me upload your final version!!


Of course I will RIK, you were the guy who supplied me with lots of the material right at the start of this project.

'Wings' now removed from the menu - thanks Rik.

J

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Jambe, did the guy I told you about ever help you out by giving you material he had?

And also, did you use any of the images from Blue Harvest?

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com

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Klowerk, I got the Kronkite visit to ILM and I've used a couple of shots from it. Thanks for the contact details.

I didn't use any images from Blueharvest. Where possible I tried to find higher res pictures.

Thanks again.
J

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Well it's nice to know you got the Kronkite visit.

Will have to send a blank DVD your way I think.

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com

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Damn - this is soooo good !

The first part of the QA has just been submitted to you Jambe, 3/4 of the way done, so the end is really in sight
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A quick review ...




Every Star Wars fan owes it to himself to see Jambe Davdar's Building Empire. It's superbly done, impeccably well researched and scholarly, and will teach even the most die hard fan of the film things about Empire that they would never have known otherwise.

Davdar has called this an "Audio/Visual Commentary" for the film, which describes it quite well. It's an edit in the vein of Deleted Magic (and a fine successor to it), in that you're watching the actual film as commentary, making of footage, and reams of information are thrown at you in a highly entertaining and enlightening manner. Davdar does not cut out any scenes from the film - he manages to have something to say about each and every single scene, which is fairly remarkable in and of itself.

The quality of the video is very good. It's mostly taken from the 2004 PAL DVDs and hasn't lost its quality as Davdar superimposes information over it. The film is indeed sped up, as many PAL DVDs are, but this is not that distracting in this edit and many won't even notice it. The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen, which results in many pan & scan "making of" shots being shrunk and cropped at the top and bottom, and cropped further as subtitles are placed over the bottom of the screen, but this is done tastefully and you never feel like you're missing much important information in the image.

What sets this film apart, and above and beyond any fan production I've seen including my own, is the quality of the research. Davdar just happens to know a lot about the film The Empire Strikes Back, and shares it all in this edit. Of particular interest are the crackly, poor quality sound excerpts from the rarely-seen Super 8mm version of the film, which contain alternate takes of many lines.

I saw Davdar's first edit, which was just as scholarly but a little bit sloppier, and felt that it was an excellent piece that needed a little bit of work. It's gotten that little bit of work - quite a few scenes have been improved, and the film has become the great documentary it was meant to me all along.

This is the ultimate supplemental disc for the Empire Strikes Back. Fire up your PAL-compatible DVD player and show it to all your friends. The film, as a side bonus, stands well alongside the Star Wars disc Deleted Magic, and I'm embarrassed and glad to say that on a technical level it's far superior to my own effort. It deserves to be a part of every fan's collection, displayed just as proudly as your preferred classic edition of the film itself.

Looking forward to Returning to Jedi ...


Oh, points too to Mark "Sluggo" Johnson, for his very eccentric-looking alternate crawl. Guy seems to have a hand in everything ...



And Jambe ... this won't surprise you, but I've still got a few notes for you. =)



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Thanks OCP for your kind review. With help from Meedermow I have been Qa'ing the project, correcting grammar, spelling and punctuation. The copy I sent you also had a couple of errors in it. I hope your notes reflect this and I look forward to any further points you wish to make. After I have received this email I will be finally releasing 'Building Empire'!

Thanks again
J

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Cant wait to check out the final installment!!
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Jambe, many thanks for your hard work on this project. I am looking forward to viewing it very much.

ocpmovie, I thought Deleted Magic was absolutely amazing so I can only imagine what Building Empire will be after hearing your words on it...


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Well, the day has finally come. My FINAL version of 'Building Empire' is complete. More details on page 1 of this thread.

Thanks so much to all those that helped and supported me on this project. I really do appreciate it. [[[[group hug]]]]

So, the first batch will be sent soon.

Could the following people email me with their postal addresses again please ('x' - denotes that address has been recieved). Please be sure to put 'BUILDING EMPIRE FINAL' as your email title.

Ocpmovie - x
Meedermow - x
Sluggo - x
Ash595 - x
Rikter - x
Baby Hum - x
Oojason - x
Rowman - x
Russs15 - x
Segaflip - x (via Russs15)
Moth3r - x
S7ven - x
Ell the Ewok - x
ReverendBeastly - x
Sky - x

DarthBoman
Klokwerk


If I've missed you off the list (I'm sorry!), please contact me. Also contact me if you can torrent this. I know some other members have contacted me before about PiFing and uploading, but I would be grateful if you could contact me direct as my PM's are a mess!

Thanks
JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Would I be able to get a copy? I can't even send a disc from down here in Australia because I'm broke! Stupid university expenses. :/

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com

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Send me your address. I will be in Melbourne, Australia in two weeks. Can you wait that long?

Are there any other Australians on this forum??

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Well done Jambe. To say I've been looking forward to this is an understatement. Can't wait til this turns up on Usenet/My Spleen.

Thanks again
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Jambe, Congrats on getting this finished. I'm really looking forward to seeing this as a succession to ocpmovie's great Deleted Magic. That was absolutely fascinating in itself to see, and by all accounts, your look at ESB is just as, or even more interesting. If anyone would like to PIF this to me once they receive it, please PM me. Thanks.
where have i been all this time ?
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I'm looking forward to this hitting myspleen or usenet as well.
F Scale score - 3.3333333333333335

You are disciplined but tolerant; a true American.

Pissing off Rob since August 2007.
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i will post this right away when i get it!
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Thanks guys for all the interest/support.

To those that have PM'd, sorry I can't reply - my inbox is VERY FULL!

Could you email me instead with the details above.

I still need some addresses (see post above)!

Thanks
JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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You lucky lucky people I have just sent out a copy to all those with an 'x' against them.

I've just realised Russs15 that I didn't enclose the extra copy for Segaflip. Are you able to sort out an extra copy for him?

JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/

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Hey, my name has an 'X' next to it. Hot dog!

I can't wait! Once Returning to Jedi is done, I'm gonna have me a marathon showing at SluggoCentral.
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Returning to Jedi will be a while yet mate. I am away for most of March and April and with no laptop I have no way to work on it.

Rest assured that in late April, May and June I will be working like crazy on it.

JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
Follow me on twitter @jamieSWB. Please support me at - http://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning/