A few typos and a repeated item on the ballot, but can't bother to take it back now. Oh well. Hope it's a useful way of doing the vote.
So I've decided now is the time to release the url to the new forum. It's simple, but I think it should meet the needs of the editing crew.
Still waiting on GoodMusician and Jaitea to register, and there's not much activity yet, but that's to be expected given busy schedules and not much to report yet. Hopefully the editors can make some tentative timetables so we know generally when to expect updates and to keep each other motivated.
I'm thinking of adding a single forum where guests can comment. However, I'm not sure how wise that is, because I hope people will keep most comments here. Let me know what you guys think. No one will be able to register without a passcode, but if desired, folks can at least say, "Good job."
And a final note: we REALLY could use someone willing to do a rough edit of the whole film for the editors to use as a framework. As the edit progresses, altered and fixed scenes can replace the old versions (i.e. emanswfan's improved deleted sandstorm scene could replace the BD version). This way we can also see how simple editing choices work, such as the altered Endor battle, the droids falling directly onto the skiff (assuming that passes the vote), the placing of Dagobah and Vader reaching out to Luke in the beginning, etc. It wouldn't have to be perfect, particularly sound-wise. I think it would simply be a means of visualizing many of the changes and pacing.
WHOEVER VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THE ROUGH EDIT AUTOMATICALLY GETS ACCESS TO THE NEW FORUM, for what it's worth to you. You'd get more input on the process and get earlier updates. Please, we really could use an editor to spare the special effects team the work of doing extraneous stuff and allowing them to focus on the actual effects.
I will do it!
That's so wizard!