I was gonna put this in the Fan Edits category, but decided against it. Mods, feel free to move it (if you’re able to) depending which direction the discussion goes.
One thing I’m working on for my edits is changing the color of certain things to suit their thematic meaning. Star Wars is really inconsistent when it comes to color meanings. Good guys are blue and green (and occasionally other colors) for lightsabers, but their blasters are red in the OT. Bad guys are red for lightsabers and blasters, except the Empire and First Order ships shoot green, and the Sith Lightning is blue. It’s all over the place.
Since my edits are meant to avoid contradicting canon too much, and because I don’t have time to recolor everything frame-by-frame, I don’t want to change everything. However I am changing the following:
-I want to do something about the Jedi lightsabers colours in the Prequels, though I’m not quite sure what.
-The Alderaan Security Force troopers will shoot blue blaster bolts.
-The blue things in the Emperor’s throne room will be red. I’m considering making Force Lightning red when deadly (still blue when non-lethal).
The ship blast colors in the Originals was based on the Cold War tracers (red for the Americans, green for the Soviets). It was a bad decision to go with that in hindsight, but at around that stage in development lightsabers were still colorless, so it made sense.
How do you guys feel about the inconsistent colors?