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(Wishing to make my case on a star destroyer dimension issue in Adywan’s ESB®, I was asked to create a separate tread about it, so, there it is)
Hello everyone I’m savmagoett, I’ve been working on a fan project about scales in star wars for years, so I studied those a lot, and I think I got a good global view of the ship dimension in star wars (IMHO).
For me the main problem with discrepancies in such movies is that it’s very hard to tell what is right or wrong, everything is imaginary, so it’s more about facts that are in contradiction to each other, things that works and other that doesn’t. Only by having a global view at things we can tell what “version” is more occurring or makes more sense and then point out what should be change for more consistency or more logic.
My goal here is to propose a possible scale chart, giving an average dimension to each ship seen in the saga, that would work with most of the major “scale establishing shots” (as I call them) such as scenes with actors around ships, the blockade runner inside the ISD, the Falcon behind the ISD, the Falcon docked to the medical frigate, etc…
And therefore isolate as less shots as possible that needs fixing (and also given the possibilities of fixing we have).
To do so I will post some successive analyses of several ships dimension continuity, in order to come to a conclusion.
you can add your own counter-analysis of course…
I don’t claim there actually is scale consistency in the star wars saga, I just know it’s filed with discrepancies. What I seek is to find the best choices one can make (when it comes to fix things) to make the whole saga more consistent.
Here is my course of action in order to keep the tread constructive:
I don’t automatically reject data in general according to its kind or its origin (such as “official” scaling, or technical SW literature), but I don’t use it as gospel either, I use it as long as it argues a theory.
I don’t make statement without arguing it.
I try not to make use of generalizations like “all the SFX in that movie are crap so don’t look there”.
I don’t seek to find out what’s wrong or what’s right, <span>instead</span> I think each “scale establishing shot” is creating its own reality.
I don’t make assertions, I rather give my feeling on the matter.
(Please forgive my “frenglishness”)