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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released) — Page 87

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Seconded. The color timing is great, too; you can see all those blues and pinks in the explosion. Ginge, who saw the Technicolor screening, will know what I'm talking about. Look at Peter Gaultney's camcorder clip of the DS explosion scene, or even the Moth3r widescreen telecine, you can see tones that aren't usually apparent in the explosion because of the different timing of the various video releases.

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Yeah, I used the explosion from DJ's Blu but colour timed it to look more like the one in the Empire of Dreams doc, which had nice vibrant colours but was heavily cropped and incomplete.

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Yup, all those little details seem to be there. If you were tell me that shot was lifted and restored from the technicolor print... I'd believe it. It's above and beyond what I expected was possible with that shot given the materials Harmy has to to work with. This was always one of the more offensive shots in the SE for me. It's such a crucial shot in the film and for it to be re-arranged and hampered with digital nonsense is just criminal. The SE made it look like the explosion of Praxis (the Klingon moon) at the beginning of Star Trek VI (not surprisingly, the same guy who did the explosion effect worked on both films). Now, this shot is restored to it's former glory and looks even better than in V1... thanks Harmy!

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The Megaupload link doesn't work for me right now. Am I alone in that? Would love to see the DS explosion with all the nice stuff you guys are saying about it.

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doubleofive said:

canofhumdingers said:


I think it looks great Harmy! Oh, any chance someone could post what it looks like in the SE, as I don't even know what was changed for that shot!
Everything. Which is why this article upset me so much:

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8920/ilmsad2.th.jpg

Fixed! :)

 

Anyway, the death star explosion looks very good. Good job!

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Harmy, you have been turning shots out  like crazy.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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This was a quick one, I just used the template I had for v1.0 and tweaked it :-)

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I am almost afraid to ask but was you giving the shot of the stormtroopers knocking on doors another try? I know it was a real bitch the last time.

 

Troy

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I did get rid of the lighter patch on the ground but that was all I was able to do with it. I just couldn't get rid of the shake in the background.

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I wanted to ask because you redid so many shots that I thought were fine and made them even better. I just wondered about that one.

Thanks for giving it another shot. How many more you got to go? Hell I can't think of anything else.

Did you ever color that orange laser blast yellow that shot Luke in the leg?

Death Star blow up looks real good.

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And I think there are about 5 shots to go, I'll have to check my list later.

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Harmy,

 

Thank you so much for all of the hard work. Your versions almost brought tears to my eyes the first time I watched them. I have been looking for something like this for literally years.

You probably know this already, but I wanted to tell you I noticed (after seeing it pointed out in some YouTube comments) some SE effects at about 51:23, just after the door-knock scene. While Ben and Luke sell the speeder, birds can be seen flying around in the background through the archway. In the original version, this is just a solid blue area.

This may already be on a list of fixes somewhere, but I couldn't find one, so I apologize. If such a list exists, I'd be thankful if you could point me to it so I don't bother you needlessly again.

 

Thanks again, and take care.

Darth T.

 

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Darth T said:



You probably know this already, but I wanted to tell you I noticed (after seeing it pointed out in some YouTube comments) some SE effects at about 51:23, just after the door-knock scene. While Ben and Luke sell the speeder, birds can be seen flying around in the background through the archway. In the original version, this is just a solid blue area.

This may already be on a list of fixes somewhere, but I couldn't find one, so I apologize. If such a list exists, I'd be thankful if you could point me to it so I don't bother you needlessly again.

 

Thanks again, and take care.

Darth T.

 


If I remember correctly, Harmy ran into difficulties tracking the shots and the effect didn't look good.

What’s the internal temperature of a TaunTaun? Luke warm.

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https://picasaweb.google.com/109609428403596349302/HarmySStarWarsDespecializedEditionComparisons#5615986825652673058

In 2.0, will you do anything with Luke's lightsaber in this scene to match all the other shots (which you say came from Adywan's version)? From looking at various sources like the Technidisc SWE, the Moth3r telecine, talking with mverta, etc., I think it's supposed to be a more saturated blue than it is in 1.0. I'm pretty sure that the color variation from shot to shot was almost negligible on the original prints, so even though no official transfer has every shot looking the same shade, I'd think it would be closer to how it looked in cinemas originally if it were the same shade of blue as all the other shots in DE 1.0.

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hmmm..the ds explosion link isn't working. damn

"I will laugh my ass off a hundred years from now when the only version of STARWARS people remember are harmys despecialized editions.  They will project it on a 20' by 40' screen with perfect quality."

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oops.double post

"I will laugh my ass off a hundred years from now when the only version of STARWARS people remember are harmys despecialized editions.  They will project it on a 20' by 40' screen with perfect quality."

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Thanks for the reply.

I guess I had it in my head after watching the YouTube clip that the ships were still in there. I just rewatched it, and saw they were indeed gone already. Your new matte is a definite improvement. The shade of blue does not bother me nearly as much as the ships flying around. Thanks again for your work and for taking the time to get back to me, and sorry for the confusion.

Is there a list somewhere of the stuff you're planning to do for 2.0? I'm a little late to the party.


Darth T.

 

P.S.- In addition to your awesome edits, it is also awesome that you are so accessible for questions. Thank you.

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All of your recently released shots look mind-blowingly good Harmy. You're certainly taking the idea of a hybrid to its fullest potential. Fantastic job! I can't wait to see 2.0.

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Hey Harmy, that megaupload link is just of the new Death Star shot, not the five shots.

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Odd, I only get the Death Star explosion shot when I download from that link.