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Get ready for "Star Wars - Shroud of the Sith", a radical fan edit of "The Phantom Menace" — Page 10

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The Ritty said:

Midichlorians are real people - get over it, they’re just movies lol

Why do people insist on just removing all the things they didn’t like. Midichlorians? Took that out. Jar Jar Binks? Edited him out. You can’t betray Lucas’ vision for his movies. So many people get this wrong. Just cutting stuff out doesn’t make the movie any better. Like so many fan edits descriptions just remove jar jar - he’s a main character.

Now, I haven’t seen this cut cuz I won’t watch anyone else’s but mine but I can tell just by reading what people ‘did’ to the films. Why are people so obsessed with nonsense like midichlorians? You know why no one mentioned them in the original trilogy? Cuz it was just yoda & obi wan left. Seriously, why even bother with that explanation. Who’s got the time. Luke’s the only ‘jedi’ left. Who’s got time for all that science crap after 900 yrs. What Yoda and Ben said is still true. The force is all around us - binds us, err penetrates us… That’s all true of the ‘scientific’ explanation of midichlorians. I’m fine with the bacteria explanation. F

I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade lol or be a d-i-c-k. People just cut stuff out they hate or do silly things like edit all 3 prequels into one movie or redo effects and sound…do you get paid to do this? No. Who cares if you fixed effects and edited the sound and blah blah blah

If you didn’t FIX THE MOVIE, it’s doesn’t matter. You should service Lucas’ vision and try to help make it better. The STORY comes first. That’s all that matters, not trying to prove hpw amazing you are or take over someone else’s baby. Remember that.

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If you take out the midichlorians, then Anakin doesn’t exist. Plus they’re referenced in all 3 prequels.

“A Virgence you say?”
“It is possible he was CONCIEVED by the midichlorians.”
“You’re speaking of the prophecy of the chosen one?”

Take out the midichlorians and all this has no meaning. Just sayin 😉

Sir, you are wrong in so many ways. First let us address how cutting out small things can really help:

For example, let us look at Jar Jar stepping in shit. It’s dumb, not funny in the slightest, and distracting. So when a faneditor cuts that out, it removes the dumb, unfunny, distracting moment. Since most people do not like dumb, unfunny and distracting things in a movie, this cut therefore improves the movie. This basically applies to all small trims that are made to the prequels by faneditors. Sorry that you had to have this explained to you.

Return of the Jedi: Remastered

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Don’t bother arguing with the troll. He’s here just to piss all over the place.

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If they’re being sent out; I’d love an invite, too.

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The Ritty said:
Why do people insist on just removing all the things they didn’t like.

Um, I’ve watched part of your edits and you’ve done the same thing…

The Ritty said:
Now, I haven’t seen this cut cuz I won’t watch anyone else’s but mine…

This is a very sad statement. Collaboration brings about innovation and fosters excellence. It also opens up closed minds to new perceptions and directions. I’d recommend learning from these amazing editors by watching and learning from them. Your own personal edits will improve if you do.

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Wait, so he’s not simply an anti-fanedit Lucas fanboy? He’s a fan-editor who’s basically popping in to say that his fan-edit is the only right kind of fan-edit and everyone else should just pack up their toys and go home?

That’s even worse!

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With my first post, this lowly lurker also requests a PM for the aforementioned screening…

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I’m being completely honest by saying that I have expressed interest previously but I know I’ll never get around to watching it.

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One thing’s for sure, the words ‘invite’ and ‘screening’ always seem to lure out us lurkers. I too would like to check this out.

reylo?

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The Ritty said:

Midichlorians are real people - get over it, they’re just movies lol

Dude this is just a fanedit, holy shit.

The Ritty said:

Why do people insist on just removing all the things they didn’t like.

Because they can, really. It’s a fanedit, if they think something improves a movie, that can do it.

The Ritty said:

You can’t betray Lucas’ vision for his movies. So many people get this wrong. Just cutting stuff out doesn’t make the movie any better.

We can do whatever we want.

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You know why no one mentioned them in the original trilogy? Cuz it was just yoda & obi wan left. Seriously, why even bother with that explanation. Who’s got the time. Luke’s the only ‘jedi’ left. Who’s got time for all that science crap after 900 yrs.

Who asked? The problem with midichlorians isn’t that it’s not in the OT, it’s that they’re bad.

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I’m fine with the bacteria explanation.

OK, and other people aren’t. Tough.

The Ritty said:

do you get paid to do this? No. Who cares if you fixed effects and edited the sound and blah blah blah

The creators do. It’s a hobby.

The Ritty said:

Midichlorians are real people - get over it, they’re just movies lol

You should service Lucas’ vision and try to help make it better.

We can do whatever we want.

The Ritty said:

The STORY comes first.

Dope.

The Ritty said:

That’s all that matters, not trying to prove hpw amazing you are or take over someone else’s baby. Remember that.

Nobody’s doing either of those. Bad day?

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If you take out the midichlorians, then Anakin doesn’t exist.

Why? Anakin could have just been a kid, not some kid who was conceived by midichlorians.

The Ritty said:

Plus they’re referenced in all 3 prequels.

Factually incorrect. Not mentioned in Attack of the Clones. Either way, irrelevant.

The Ritty said:

“A Virgence you say?”
“It is possible he was CONCIEVED by the midichlorians.”
“You’re speaking of the prophecy of the chosen one?”

Take out the midichlorians and all this has no meaning. Just sayin 😉

Dope. So take that out, too.

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Still very much looking forward to an invite for this.

… please

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Progress report ? I need to know!!!

“I will call this one BOHIJ”
-Chris O’Neil

“Heh Funnie Scream”
-The Boys From Oneyplays

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I almost didn’t click on this thread because I didn’t think I could possibly be interested in another Episode I fanedit as I’ve seen so many. Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me and I’m so glad it did. This sounds so interesting and I’ve really enjoyed the clips that you’ve posted. I never would have thought of including Dooku in TPM, but you completely sold me on it. The new color grading is fantastic and I think the voices for the Neimoidians are great and definitely improve the characters. And I don’t think anyone else mentioned it, but I loved the music you used for the scene that introduces Watto and Anakin. If you pull this off the way you want, I’m positive it will be my favorite Episode I fanedit.

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Progress update: I’m getting a new microphone to re-record the Jar Jar and Nass dubs, as the quality in the cuts I’ve made prior to now is a bit wonky, and I simply don’t like it. The perfectionist in me is having trouble showing an unfinished product. However, I do want to show you guys what I’ve done so far in a relatively cohesive manner. So what I’ll be doing is releasing a screener with a placeholder voice for Jar Jar, Nass, and the Gungans. I’ve made something that is fairly close to what the end result will sound like, so I’m happy enough to release it for previews. I’m rendering the cut as we speak, so your patience will be rewarded soon.

Thanks again for waiting. You guys are awesome. I’ll release it with a disclosure explaining any differences the cut may or may not have with the final version, and any concerns I have with the cut that I’m hoping to get opinions on.

Everyone who has commented here and/or PM’d me will receive an invite.

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Sheepish said:

Progress update: I’m getting a new microphone to re-record the Jar Jar and Nass dubs, as the quality in the cuts I’ve made prior to now is a bit wonky, and I simply don’t like it. The perfectionist in me is having trouble showing an unfinished product. However, I do want to show you guys what I’ve done so far in a relatively cohesive manner. So what I’ll be doing is releasing a screener with a placeholder voice for Jar Jar, Nass, and the Gungans. I’ve made something that is fairly close to what the end result will sound like, so I’m happy enough to release it for previews. I’m rendering the cut as we speak, so your patience will be rewarded soon.

Thanks again for waiting. You guys are awesome. I’ll release it with a disclosure explaining any differences the cut may or may not have with the final version, and any concerns I have with the cut that I’m hoping to get opinions on.

Everyone who has commented here and/or PM’d me will receive an invite.

In the words of Shimi Skywalker when she sees Anakin all grown up “now I am complete”

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“I will call this one BOHIJ”
-Chris O’Neil

“Heh Funnie Scream”
-The Boys From Oneyplays

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Been following this post for a while but haven’t had the need to speak up until now. I’d love an invite when you send them out! I’m really looking forward to this edit.

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I too have stumbled upon the project. To say this looks like the best “Star Wars: Episode I” fan edit is saying little. ABSOLUTE CONGRATULATIONS! I cannot wait to see it. By the way… is this still coming along?

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I have been following this FanEdit since the early beginning of it, and to be honest, I have liked all of the changes, specially the Podrace, i dont know how, but, your version really grows on me, I really like it, with the little piano keys on the music and the dark tone at the end, I want to see this FanEdit really soon. Another great aspect of this project is your idea of Jar Jar slowly learnig basic, is just…fascinating (I have commented about that specific idea of the edit with my gf and she really loved it, she is waiting for this edit too 😄 )

Keep it up with this great FanEdit Sheepish (I love your profile pic btw 😛 )

I don’t really care if it’s in the shape of a movie, or a cartoon tv-series, or if it’s on videogames and books. Neither if it’s canon or legends; I love all my Star Wars (yes, even the prequels).

“Laugh it up, Fuzz ball.”

Oh wait, no, not all of it, don’t count the Holiday Special on it.

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As soon as any previews are released I would be incredibly interested in seeing them!
Looking forward to the finished product!

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Okay, slight progress update. Sorry to be bouncing in an out sporadically, but the delays in production are for the greater good (I hope).

While I had every intention of posting the screener for you guys (I know, I know), I had a pretty profound bit of inspiration that I decided to incorporate into my edit, which in turn, postponed the screener and gave me a fair bit of work to complete.

As those of you following this thread will know, I’ve been replacing certain music cues throughout the film. Well, truth be told, I was unhappy with a few of the pieces I had chosen. Something was just…missing, tonally, from the film. I love Williams’ score, but I wanted to try and recapture the lightning of the OT. And intertwining Williams’ work with that of other non-Williams Star Wars composers just didn’t work as organically as I had hoped. Even sprinkling in pieces of music from the OT seemed to leave a weird taste in my mouth, at times. I wasn’t sure if it was just “editor’s fatigue” of working with the same scenes over and over again and getting tired of the sounds, or if I was realizing that my initial plan was failing, creatively.

I’ve been discussing this with another editor (who we will call “Joe” for conversation’s sake), and he was able to articulate to me what the void was that I couldn’t quite explain. 70’s John Williams is a different composer than 90’s John Williams. And by that I mean, sprinkling bits of 70’s JW Star Wars into 90’s JW Star Wars was jarringly noticeable. It wasn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, but I felt I could do better. After all, I want this to be as definitive of an edit (at least, according to my own taste) as possible, so I decided to explore other musical options. I wanted to recreate the Star Wars feeling, without delivering a carbon-copy of A New Hope’s soundtrack, but with bits of TPM sprinkled in (which is what it was turning into).

So Joe recommended I listen to a few soundtracks composed by 60s-70s era John Williams, from some of his lesser-known films. The idea was that around the time of A New Hope, John Williams had composed pieces of music that very much had that retro Star Wars feel, but they hadn’t gotten the exposure of his more popular films. Well, I followed Joe’s advice and stumbled across some great gems of music that I have since decided to use in my cut of Episode I. And I’ll say, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve found. I’m hoping that the older music, coupled with the new color grading and film grade, will help give Episode I the tone I want. I’ll post a clip soon (I really will, I promise) to show you what I mean.

Also, I tend to think ahead quite a bit, and I think for my Episode II, I’ll be using bits of Williams’ Dracula score for the Dooku scenes. I’m sure someone has had the idea before, but I think it would be really cool. I may try to hint at the Dracula score in the Dooku scene I’ve added in Episode I, but I haven’t decided yet.

Anyway, the edit is still coming together. Piece by piece.