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Close up of Natalie Portman opening her eyes?

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Bit of a long shot, but has anyone watched anything where there is a shot of Natalie Portman opening her eyes? (one eye in shot is also okay)

In my edit for Ep II, I am experimenting with the idea that Padme’s heart momentarily stops after she falls into the sand dunes, with Anakin bringing her back to life almost unknowingly.

https://vimeo.com/272236842
Here’s a link to an early version of this scene along with other edits. The scene in question starts at 6:49. The password is: star wars

I am going to add a high pitched buzzing after her heart stops along with three added shots: A long shot of Padme, zooming out and fading into darkness (done) a close up of Anakin’s fist closing to represent using the force (I’m thinking of filming this myself) and Padme opening her eyes to show she has been revived.
This fixes the plot hole of how Padme knows where the hanger is, as she has “connected” to Anakin before she says the line.

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I think that this is a fine idea and your execution is already off to a good start. It’s nice to see folks coming up with embellishments like this ten years (+) after the movie came out!

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Okay, so I found a close up of an eye that isn’t Natalie Portman, but I think it is close enough. I am colourblind, but I have checked with non-colourblind people. (opinions welcomed)

Here is a picture from the original video. As you can see, a reflection of a horizontal phone, as well as what looks to me like a window frame can be seen in the person’s eye.
The other image is my edit of it, that tries to make the skin tone accurate as well as remove the reflections. I added a “zoom” effect which helped smooth out “low pixel” looking problems created by the effects used to remove the reflections. As Anakin and Padme have just communicated via The Force, it makes sense that this is what Anakin is seeing, hence the slight distortion (it is canon that force communicating/visons can have strange visual side effects, such as Anakin’s visions in Ep III, and Rey and Kylo stating they could not see each other surroundings). I added the same “zoom” effect in previous shots for consistency.

https://imgur.com/gallery/BrUtEky

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I’m really looking forward to see how this will work. It’s a very interesting idea and I wonder if it kinda ads force sensitivity for Padme which was there before.

Green is not a creative color

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It sort of adds a connection to the whole “Leia, hear me” moment from Empire. Sounds interesting!

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snooker said:

It sort of adds a connection to the whole “Leia, hear me” moment from Empire. Sounds interesting!

Yes! Precisely! I’m trying to make it like that but ramping it up to Chosen One level!