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Episode I: The Eyepainter Fanedit * v3 1080p and 720p now online * (Commentary a WIP) — Page 9

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This sounds interesting. Can I get a link, please for v3?

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arabian said:

This sounds interesting. Can I get a link, please for v3?

Yes, you may!

In other news, I have a quick update. My family is going to be moving over the next 9 months. I will continue to work on the commentary track for as long as I can while I’m packing things. However, I think the inconveniences speak for themselves on this one. My apologies in advance. I will update everyone on the move as things go on.

I have altered Lucas’ visions. Pray I don’t alter them any further.

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Alright, it’s been a while. Time for an update!

The move is taking a lot longer than I expected. I will be moving to a friend’s place temporarily at the start of next year, and I’m planning on moving somewhere else in the summer of next year (provided things go according to plan). I haven’t forgotten my work on the prequels at all, but it’s obvious why things are a little hectic at the moment.

On the bright side, this move has given me plenty of time to mull over things while I’m preparing to pack up. And for that reason, I’ve been entertaining a few interesting ideas for what to do next. I’m still deciding which ones to commit to, but here’s one I’d like to try out in the future to whet everyone’s appetites.

After a lot of difficulties with LUT’s, I’d like to give a gigantic thank you to this video down below, as it completely demystified a lot of issues I’ve had with LUT’s:
https://youtu.be/A2OLQNSIJgU

After that YouTube video, I decided to try my hand at seeing if it brought the results I hoped it would.

Here’s what v3 looks like at present:
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And here’s what it looks like when I added a DCI-P3 Fujifilm 3513DI D55 LUT using the technique described in the video above:
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Although I do have my opinions, I’m curious to hear what others think about it. Keep in mind that the bottom example is the LUT itself. I haven’t done any color corrections to it at all, with the exception of adding a broadcast safe node and a node containing the Cineon film log Color Space Transform, as described in the YouTube video. So naturally, I’m not expecting it to be perfect.

And yes, I’m working on that commentary track. In fact, I recorded a few sound bytes this evening. I’m still on the pod race (and yes, you can blame the move for it taking so long), but I’m still here.

So, I think that’s everything for now. Things are a little on the crazy side, but I think once the dust has settled, expect some interesting developments to occur.

I have altered Lucas’ visions. Pray I don’t alter them any further.

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I was unable to watch your 1080p version of the phantom menace edit. However, I was able to watch the 720p v3. I liked how you used different types of film techniques in different shot angles to make it look like a artificial environment when they travel to different Star systems. By the way this looks like a great piece for its kind. Nice Work

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Eyepainter said:
And here’s what it looks like when I added a DCI-P3 Fujifilm 3513DI D55 LUT using the technique described in the video above:
Film Look LUT_1 78 2 T

Although I do have my opinions, I’m curious to hear what others think about it. Keep in mind that the bottom example is the LUT itself. I haven’t done any color corrections to it at all, with the exception of adding a broadcast safe node and a node containing the Cineon film log Color Space Transform, as described in the YouTube video. So naturally, I’m not expecting it to be perfect.

I think, despite missing cc, it´s way to blown in the highlights and to bright overall. The light source in the upper region and the entry on the right of this scene wouldn´t accumulate this much brightness. Hence, i don´t think this LUT works.

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I really like the LUT. Looks very natural, more like the OT. I’d be interested to see more demo shots with the same LUT.

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CMMAP said:

Eyepainter said:
And here’s what it looks like when I added a DCI-P3 Fujifilm 3513DI D55 LUT using the technique described in the video above:
Film Look LUT_1 78 2 T

Although I do have my opinions, I’m curious to hear what others think about it. Keep in mind that the bottom example is the LUT itself. I haven’t done any color corrections to it at all, with the exception of adding a broadcast safe node and a node containing the Cineon film log Color Space Transform, as described in the YouTube video. So naturally, I’m not expecting it to be perfect.

I think, despite missing cc, it´s way to blown in the highlights and to bright overall. The light source in the upper region and the entry on the right of this scene wouldn´t accumulate this much brightness. Hence, i don´t think this LUT works.

In my experience, most LUTs are imperfect. With many being either too dark, too bright, too low in contrast, or too heavily saturated in color. So an overly bright LUT like this one is normal. My central aim with this LUT is to give a more cinematic look to the film, and judging from EddieDean’s comment on the screencap looking close to the OT, it sounds like I’ve succeeded.

I have altered Lucas’ visions. Pray I don’t alter them any further.

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nmxuci5970 said:

I was unable to watch your 1080p version of the phantom menace edit. However, I was able to watch the 720p v3. I liked how you used different types of film techniques in different shot angles to make it look like a artificial environment when they travel to different Star systems. By the way this looks like a great piece for its kind. Nice Work

Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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EddieDean said:

I really like the LUT. Looks very natural, more like the OT. I’d be interested to see more demo shots with the same LUT.

You’re right. I should throw in more demo shots. I’ll get to work on obtaining some more screencaps (when I can find time in between moving boxes, of course) this week. Be on the watch. I’ll try to get 'em posted as soon as I can!

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Here are the demo shots as promised. One thing I should note beforehand is that I changed the color space settings, which changed the LUT somewhat. Here’s what it looked like originally:
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That pic was posted at the beginning of the month, and since then, I’ve been playing around with the color space options to see what the results look like. I changed the color science from DaVinci YRGB to DaVinci YRGB Color Managed. I turned off automatic color management and set the color processing mode to SDR Rec. 709. Then I changed the output color space to Rec. 709 Gamma 2.4, to bring up a LUT that looks like this instead:
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Besides that, and raising the midtone detail, everything else has been left untouched. I have placed the examples in the spoiler tag below. I don’t think anybody will mind, since everyone has seen the film, but because a few of the images contain spoilers, and because this post will get really, really long if I don’t, I’ve decided to place the demo shots in spoiler territory. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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This was a fun watch. I liked the crawl. Some things that I would have thought would feel too abrupt if cut actually worked well on screen. The jump to the Gungan City played decently as an added humorous moment. Maybe a musical element would emphasize that. Removing visuals of the podrace announcers works great. By removing a lot of the preamble to the race, the scene with Shmi telling Anakin to be safe was able to project more heart. Removing the Padme decoy ploy was a more surprising cut but narratively works. All in all it flowed well and it was coherent.

The blue elephant in the room.

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Mrebo said:

This was a fun watch. I liked the crawl. Some things that I would have thought would feel too abrupt if cut actually worked well on screen. The jump to the Gungan City played decently as an added humorous moment. Maybe a musical element would emphasize that. Removing visuals of the podrace announcers works great. By removing a lot of the preamble to the race, the scene with Shmi telling Anakin to be safe was able to project more heart. Removing the Padme decoy ploy was a more surprising cut but narratively works. All in all it flowed well and it was coherent.

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

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The first stage of my move begins. I will be starting work on the move tomorrow, where I will be moving to a friend’s place. I’ll try to get my computer back up and running as soon as I possibly can (I hope to get it all ready sometime next week). Then I can worry about what to do next for the move (and keep working on my fan edits when I have the time). So yes, I will be absent on this site for a bit, but I hope to return as soon as I possibly can!

I have altered Lucas’ visions. Pray I don’t alter them any further.