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Fixing the TFA and TLJ Deleted Scenes

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Alright guys, there’s gotta be someone out there brave enough to commit their precious time to making everyone else here happy. If anyone’s got the wherewithal to fix the technical issues in the TFA and TLJ, now’s your chance to speak up.

Issues in the various scenes -

  • All of the TFA scenes have timecode. I know some people have removed it in some spots. Be curious to get exact details of which scenes have gotten the removal treatment and where people can find them

  • The Unkar Plutt scene and the snow speeder chase have unfinished VFX which is almost certainly beyond the ability for fans to fix

  • I fear the same is the case for the preparing for lightspeed scene, though I am hoping I’m wrong about this

  • Would’ve thought that removing Carrie’s braid in her deleted scene was nearly impossible, but the Restructured edit proves it’s not

  • Telecine has apparently removed deleted scene time code, specifically the “Kylo Searches the Falcon.” Possibly also Sir Ridley.

  • Sir Ridley and Neverar also collabed on fixing/color grading the “Leia and the Resistance” deleted scene as well as a bit of the Jakku Message scene, but the dialogue was modified to serve the Restructured edit.

  • Many of the TLJ scenes seem to be beyond fixing (alternate opening, Paige’s gun jams, extended Fathier chase, the Phasma scene, and Rey and Chewie on the Falcon), but who knows, maybe there’s something to salvage

  • The jacket scene has a bit of rough compositing on Finn’s legs in the first shot

  • In the Rey hologram scene, BB-8 is missing his antennae in the first shot, and you can see the puppeteer arm in his last

  • Some rough compositing and backgrounds in the caretaker village plus unfinished Rey running effects (lightsaber too)

  • Various unfinished set extensions in the extended Supremacy incursion scene

  • Unfinished shot of Crait in the scene where Finn and Rose leave the Supremacy, plus tape and stuff below the window

  • Some unfinished shots from the Canto Bight b-roll

  • And also a lot of the music is temp or doesn’t flow into the following scenes, so I’m wondering how clean the center channel is on these

So what about it guys? What stuff can be fixed/already has been fixed?

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I believe Telecine was the first to remove a deleted scene time code, specifically the ‘Kylo Searches the Falcon’ deleted scene. He did a pretty good job, and I believe Sir Ridley has mentioned having a go at it as well for his own edit (correct me if I’m wrong).

I think Sir Ridley and Neverar also collabed on fixing/color grading the ‘Leia and the Resistance’ deleted scene as well as a bit of the Jakku Message scene, but the dialogue was modified to serve the Restructured edit. That’s all of the TFA deleted scenes I believe.

I can’t personally speak on what is possible or impractical, but if you don’t mind me interjecting, I would also consider which of these scenes are really worth the trouble.

I definitely think Ridley having a go at the Kylo/Falcon scene would be a nice addition to the film and doable. And you pointed out some details with some of the TLJ deleted scenes that I hadn’t noticed. I think fixing little errors in the jacket scene, BB8 message scene, the caretaker village sequence, and certain moments of the Supremecy Incursion might be worth the trouble for some. I’m not sure many of the unfinished scenes would be worth the effort, but maybe shots could be scavenged from them.

Regardless, I really like the idea of making a database of usable deleted scenes overtime as people edit them.

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RogueLeader said:

Regardless, I really like the idea of making a database of usable deleted scenes overtime as people edit them.

That’s the idea.

I personally wouldn’t include most of these scenes, but I figure it’d be easier for people who wanted to to check the status here rather than sift through the various edit threads in hope someone else has done something (also reduce redundant work).

…oh, and if anyone has “Kylo Searches the Falcon” without the timecode, go ahead and slide right into my PMs, please and thanks.

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Just to add to your list, I believe the exterior of the shuttle when Rose and Finn escape the supremacy is also unfinished. It’s not the most noticeable, but there’s tape and stuff below the cockpit window.

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Here’s the final version of the Leia and Kor Sella scene for TFA: Restructured:

https://mega.nz/#!fYkB3JqT!vuMKA13Sbr9KLtpdzn0WBOLG_tPBZJJ-x0tkG8IMhok

It was lengthened with additional dialogue and repeating part of a shot to make it function like a full scene.

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I’ll include “Kylo searches the Falcon” in my edit, so eventually I’ll be able to share my version of that. Same thing with some of the TLJ scenes, but I’m focusing on TFA for now.