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Episode IX: A New Order (Alpha version released) — Page 3

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“Im looking forward to this”

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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This may seem a tad redundant, but how did you manage to rip the Disney+ quality in such high quality?

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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That is one problem. I used HandBrake to downscale it to 720p (as all my edits). But there seems to be a problem, because image quality decreased aswell, especially on Exegol (where there is heavier color correction).
I’ll have to find out some other way for a V2.

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Change of plans.
I’m trying to re-add the first Falcon scene, and use it as the opening of the movie. Then cut to Rey’s training.
Kylo will find Palpatine later, just after the meeting with First Order officials.
Problem is… I don’t know how to start the movie after the camera pans down post-crawl. I tried a linear soft wipe from the starry background to Falcon-in-hyperspace, but I don’t really like it.
Any ideas?

Italian faneditor.

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Maybe after the opening crawl, you could add a shot of the stars “jumping to light speed” in that stretched out way, and then cut to the theatrical shot of the Falcon in hyperspace. That’s what one TLJ editor did for a version of that movie where Rey finding Luke was the opening scene, and it worked really well.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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Thanks, I’ll try that. Do you remember which TLJ edit it was? Or the editor’s name?

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:

Change of plans.
I’m trying to re-add the first Falcon scene, and use it as the opening of the movie. Then cut to Rey’s training.
Kylo will find Palpatine later, just after the meeting with First Order officials.
Problem is… I don’t know how to start the movie after the camera pans down post-crawl. I tried a linear soft wipe from the starry background to Falcon-in-hyperspace, but I don’t really like it.
Any ideas?

Whatever solution you come up to for bridging the crawl with the hyperspace shot (I stand by Starkiller’s suggestion) I’m totally onboard with this. It would be strange for a Skywalker Saga film to not open with a starship. Even TLJ kept the tradition.

How do you plan to edit the First Order boardroom scene? Because half of the dialogue is about the fleet. Are you going to trim it, or pretend the FO knows about the rumored fleet and that encourages Kylo to go searching for it?

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Knight of Kalee said:

IlFanEditore said:

Change of plans.
I’m trying to re-add the first Falcon scene, and use it as the opening of the movie. Then cut to Rey’s training.
Kylo will find Palpatine later, just after the meeting with First Order officials.
Problem is… I don’t know how to start the movie after the camera pans down post-crawl. I tried a linear soft wipe from the starry background to Falcon-in-hyperspace, but I don’t really like it.
Any ideas?

Whatever solution you come up to for bridging the crawl with the hyperspace shot (I stand by Starkiller’s suggestion) I’m totally onboard with this. It would be strange for a Skywalker Saga film to not open with a starship. Even TLJ kept the tradition.

How do you plan to edit the First Order boardroom scene? Because half of the dialogue is about the fleet. Are you going to trim it, or pretend the FO knows about the rumored fleet and that encourages Kylo to go searching for it?

Actually, I’m going to state in the opening crawl that there are rumours about an old Imperial fleet hidden in the unknown regions. And that’s why the First Order wants to go there. It was snooker, if I remember correctly, who came up with this idea.
It’s not definitive, though, because I’ll have to manage the fact that Kylo talks to Rey about Palpatine, and I don’t know how to make the Resistance find out about him being alive.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Opening test.

https://vimeo.com/412439087
password:fanedit

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Thank you!
So… I have another problem here.

If the first part of the movie revolves around the FLEET, and not Palpatine, how can I make the Resistance find out about him?
Kylo finds Palpatine because he goes to Exegol, but how do Rey and the others do the same? I cannot keep it a secret, because Kylo tells Rey about Palpatine…
I need a scene which can be used to pass the info to the Resistance.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:
Color correction. I HATE colors in this movie. Everything is blue: Exegol, Kijimi, the opening with Finn and Poe, the Star Destroyers’ interiors. I want more diversity. Exegol will be more black and grey, just as the Star Destroyers.

100% agree. The entire movie seemed to have weird headache-inducing color contrasts.

JJ really made a poor decision to use repeating strobe lights of blue and white on Exegol. The flashing lightning was legit causing seizure warnings.

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IlFanEditore said:

Thank you!
So… I have another problem here.

If the first part of the movie revolves around the FLEET, and not Palpatine, how can I make the Resistance find out about him?
Kylo finds Palpatine because he goes to Exegol, but how do Rey and the others do the same? I cannot keep it a secret, because Kylo tells Rey about Palpatine…
I need a scene which can be used to pass the info to the Resistance.

Perhaps use the Palpatine speech from “Fortnite” to reveal the return of “the senate” to the resistance.

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Darth Sadifous said:

IlFanEditore said:

Thank you!
So… I have another problem here.

If the first part of the movie revolves around the FLEET, and not Palpatine, how can I make the Resistance find out about him?
Kylo finds Palpatine because he goes to Exegol, but how do Rey and the others do the same? I cannot keep it a secret, because Kylo tells Rey about Palpatine…
I need a scene which can be used to pass the info to the Resistance.

Perhaps use the Palpatine speech from “Fortnite” to reveal the return of “the senate” to the resistance.

Yes, that’s what I thought aswell. But I don’t know where to put it. The resistance meeting scene (the one “Somehow Palpatine returned, blablabla, secrets only the Sith knew”) is already used to make them find out about the Sith Fleet.
Anyway, I’m trying to re-arrange scenes to make this work. I won’t make any promises.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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It looks like bantha’s escrement, let’s face it, lol.
I’ll try something else.

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EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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I think I found an acceptable way to do this…
Opening: camera pans down to black. Then we just see hyperspace tunnel and the Falcon (shot from TFA trailer).

About the whole Palpatine… the first Resistance meeting is all about the fleet, not Palpatine. In the crawl there are infos about a rumored old Imperial fleet built by Sith Cultists (it’s way more believable to have the fleet being built during the times of the Empire, IMHO). No mention of Palpatine here.
Then, during First Order meeting, dialogue has been rearranged so that Kylo and the officials know about the fleet and that’s all. At the end, Kylo says: “My knights and I are going hunting for Exegol”. It sounds like a strange word: “Hunting”. But then we cut to Mustafar, so now the word makes more sense, considering that Kylo slaughters people.
Just after the encounter with Palpatine, I added the fortnite message. As background, I added a shot of Coruscant and another of Yavin IV, suggesting that this is heard all over the galaxy. And after that I placed here the short sequence where Rose, Poe and Charlie-From-Lost hear the message on the radio. This scene happens BEFORE the crew leaves for Pasaana.

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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I actually got the idea from him. 😉

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
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Final rendering has started.
I’ll release this the way it is now. I see there are more and more cool ideas about TROS around here. I love what snooker made for the ending with the Falcon, and I worship jonh for his Force ghosts.
I’ll eventually make a V2 with all those additions.
But now I just want this to be finished. In a couple of days, maybe tomorrow, it will be out. There are some video and audio issues, but I suggest you consider this edit as “some ideas” put here and there.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:

Final rendering has started.
I’ll release this the way it is now. I see there are more and more cool ideas about TROS around here. I love what snooker made for the ending with the Falcon, and I worship jonh for his Force ghosts.
I’ll eventually make a V2 with all those additions.
But now I just want this to be finished. In a couple of days, maybe tomorrow, it will be out. There are some video and audio issues, but I suggest you consider this edit as “some ideas” put here and there.

as soon as i finish the ghosts i send them to you !!! I look forward to seeing your edition!

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IlFanEditore said:

Final rendering has started.
I’ll release this the way it is now. I see there are more and more cool ideas about TROS around here. I love what snooker made for the ending with the Falcon, and I worship jonh for his Force ghosts.
I’ll eventually make a V2 with all those additions.
But now I just want this to be finished. In a couple of days, maybe tomorrow, it will be out. There are some video and audio issues, but I suggest you consider this edit as “some ideas” put here and there.

Nice! This edit sounds very interesting, based on everything you listed in the front page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Budu1ux09Rs

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Aaaaand, it’s released!

Again, this is just an Alpha version. MP4 conversion (needed for Sony Vegas) gave me some problems, so I’ll eventually remake all of this from scratch, and I’ll add all the cool clips other wonderful editors are making.
Don’t mind the Anakin’s force ghost. I stopped working on that when I heard that jonh was going to make the whole scene.

Still, I think there are some cool ideas here and there, and some nice music additions.
Major changes:

  1. Rey killed her parents and forgot about it
  2. Exegol is grey-ish
  3. Palpatine reveal not in crawl, he appears later.
  4. Opening revolves around a rumour of an old Imperial fleet in the Unknown regions.
  5. Palpatine’s message heard while we see shots from Coruscant, Yavin IV and Ajan Kloss.
    This is not my best edit, not at all. But now I can go back and finish my ROTJ, which is coming out even better than anticipated 😉

PM me for links if interested

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EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.