This thread is intended for feedback on the ESB restoration from 35mm. The intention is to restore to a pretty clean print, the kind you would see in the first few weeks of the print run.
For the most part, compositing dirt and other foibles of the 1980 35mm release are going to be left in, including cue-dots, splicing glue and dirt in the elements that are common to all prints, variations in black levels and grain (during comps particularly) yet maintaining the level of grain that would be visible during projection.
The intention is to have the experience of viewing the print in 1980, as close to possible as it was.
I will likely be creating a slightly cleaner version with comp dirt and glue splices removed, and levels adjusted scene by scenes to remove the pink ships and brownish composites and varying black levels, and having a consistent grain, but that will be once this is done.
The samples posted so far have not been colour adjusted, and I am working in P3, so they may look a lot darker to you if you are viewing in Windows/OSX on a standard monitor or TV.
Please keep this thread to feedback, the other thread is for general discussion.
Reel1 is here https://infinit.io/_/jQdcNqd, it is around 75% restored, it still has some large blobs, flicker, missing frames and threepio hasn’t been done yet, but otherwise it is a reasonable indication of what I am shooting for.
Let the feedback commence!
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