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The bridge scene is the next I will start working on. If I can nail it, the DH films will be where I want them to be.

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JJPotter said:

Trust me, that event continues to plague me, which is why on the preview of this new intro you will find a pretty good-sized watermark on it. I still find references to the guy that took my preview edits. They are still on YouTube and there isn’t much I can do about them. So I choose to move forward. I have enjoyed getting back into editing lately and I’m not going to let someone from the past take that away.

On that note, here is the new intro section that will be used on both Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the combined Deathly Hallows edit. The new intro includes the Dudley Redemption scene with green screens replaced. To accomplish this, I used Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI to upscale the footage to 4K and to smooth out some of the pixelation from the low res footage. This allowed for better masking of the green screen in some parts as well as allowing me to crop some of the green screen areas out completely.

I know that for some the intro will be way too long and the “flow” of it will have been broken by this addition. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, including whether to like this change or not. If you don’t like it, the current versions do not have this added in. To me, this scene is critical and should have never been cut. It had such an impact on me when I read the book the first time, so for v2.0 this scene will be there.

I also added sound effects when Hermione does the Obliviate spell as her pictures are removed from the frames. Some minor color tweaking was also done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB08tyNl2FM

Dude this looks incredible!! Please let me know when DH1 is done.

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Doctor M said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Did you ask JJP before posting?

Negative

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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heathen3017 said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Are these older ones, or newer ones?

v1.5 Edits

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Rikter said:

Doctor M said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Did you ask JJP before posting?

Negative

I hope that at the very least you credited him.
Good to hear that the Big D scene is getting better and amplified. Your 1.5v are my head canon of the HP movies universe.

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PodracingThisIs91 said:

Rikter said:

Doctor M said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Did you ask JJP before posting?

Negative

I hope that at the very least you credited him.

Well his name is in the title of the uploads… and in twenty plus years of uploading for the fans I don’t believe I’ve ever not gave “credit” - so I’m not sure why you would even ask.

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Rikter said:

PodracingThisIs91 said:

Rikter said:

Doctor M said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Did you ask JJP before posting?

Negative

I hope that at the very least you credited him.

Well his name is in the title of the uploads… and in twenty plus years of uploading for the fans I don’t believe I’ve ever not gave “credit” - so I’m not sure why you would even ask.

Because if you had been following the thread, JJP had deleted his files, stopped development and disappeared for a time because of sharing his content without giving credit or asking first.

Dr. M

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To be honest, I’m impressed. You did a great job. I can’t even imagine how much work it is and how long it takes. Harry Potter has been my favorite movie since I first saw it. Team Gryffindor forever, haha, even tho the harry potter house quiz said that I’m team Ravenclaw. I remember the first time I saw a Gryffindor scarf in a shop and asked my mum to buy it for me for days. And in the end, she did it. I’ve never been so excited in my life as I was then. SO yeah, I’m waiting for new videos.

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Rikter said:

heathen3017 said:

Rikter said:

Hey there Gang!!

I uploaded all of these to the squeedily spooch (the organ site - with closed membership)

JJPotter - the work of the gods!

Are these older ones, or newer ones?

v1.5 Edits

That doesn’t answer my question. I have no idea what the current release is… hence my question.

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JJPotter said:

On that note, here is the new intro section that will be used on both Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the combined Deathly Hallows edit. The new intro includes the Dudley Redemption scene with green screens replaced. To accomplish this, I used Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI to upscale the footage to 4K and to smooth out some of the pixelation from the low res footage. This allowed for better masking of the green screen in some parts as well as allowing me to crop some of the green screen areas out completely.

I know that for some the intro will be way too long and the “flow” of it will have been broken by this addition. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, including whether to like this change or not. If you don’t like it, the current versions do not have this added in. To me, this scene is critical and should have never been cut. It had such an impact on me when I read the book the first time, so for v2.0 this scene will be there.

Wow! now we don’t notice at all there was a green screen in the HP-Dudley scene. Do you plan to increase a bit the luminosity on the last 3 movies especially DH ? Because I think we lose so much of the picture/details with this much darkness 😦 (I know it’s from the original movie, but…). Maybe even increasing a bit the contrast too?

I 100% agree, this intro section is critical to the movie and set the start of this new adventure outside of Hogwarts.

It seems like we are gonna have “never-before-seen clips” in this “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” show airing the 1st of January.

Maybe if there are news scenes you could add them to the movies 😄

Source: https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/cast-members-feature-in-retrospective-for-harry-potter-twentieth-anniversary-return-to-hogwarts?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wwd_social

Thank you for all your work, I really appreciate it, and your movie is my go-to version now. I wish there was the french audio track in it to allow my french familly to watch it. Maybe I could sync the french audio myself, any cues how to do it? I could also translate into french the added scenes.

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papill6n88 said:

Wow! now we don’t notice at all there was a green screen in the HP-Dudley scene. Do you plan to increase a bit the luminosity on the last 3 movies especially DH ? Because I think we lose so much of the picture/details with this much darkness 😦 (I know it’s from the original movie, but…). Maybe even increasing a bit the contrast too?

There will be 2 versions of HBP and the DH movies, one original and one color-corrected to remove the tints placed on them. I did that when I originally released my edits, but chose not to release both after I pulled them and reuploaded them. Purists can watch the originals. Personally, I use the color-corrected ones because you can see so much more of the films.

It seems like we are gonna have “never-before-seen clips” in this “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” show airing the 1st of January.

If there are indeed new clips I will definitely see what I can do with them, but I won’t hold my breath. I thought they might release new clips on the 20th anniversary Max Movie blu-ray that was recently released. No such luck. Any new clips that I can fit into the first film would allow me to release my own personal edit of that film, which I haven’t done since there is already an extended version for the first 2.

Thank you for all your work, I really appreciate it, and your movie is my go-to version now. I wish there was the french audio track in it to allow my french family to watch it. Maybe I could sync the french audio myself, any cues how to do it? I could also translate into french the added scenes.

I likely have the French audio tracks for the main movies since I only use the UK versions of the films for my edits, but I doubt the deleted scenes have them since they are unfinished clips. I would have to check. That certainly wouldn’t be on my priority list though.

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I think they should just release new extended cuts of all eight movies on HBO Max already. I’ve been hoping to see an official DH two-in-one extended cut called The Deathly Hallows, released in a similar vein to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

“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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CamSMurph said:

I think they should just release new extended cuts of all eight movies on HBO Max already. I’ve been hoping to see an official DH two-in-one extended cut called The Deathly Hallows, released in a similar vein to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

I’ve been hoping that Warner Bros would do something like this, or even better, release even more deleted scenes that people haven’t seen yet, while also putting a little money into the unfinished VFX. You’d be spending even less money than over $50 million on reconstructing Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League. But, it seems like they’re not going to do anything special like that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Master Lawdog said:

I’ve been hoping that Warner Bros would do something like this, or even better, release even more deleted scenes that people haven’t seen yet, while also putting a little money into the unfinished VFX. You’d be spending even less money than over $50 million on reconstructing Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League. But, it seems like they’re not going to do anything special like that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone.

A man can dream, though. A man can dream. 😔

“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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JJPotter said:

papill6n88 said:

I likely have the French audio tracks for the main movies since I only use the UK versions of the films for my edits, but I doubt the deleted scenes have them since they are unfinished clips. I would have to check. That certainly wouldn’t be on my priority list though.

I cam maybe create the missing french subtitles for the added scenes and also sync the french audio track to your edits, starting with the 3rd movie first maybe? Let me you in PM. It will be for my own personal use first anyway.

“to release my own personal edit of that film”
What did you edit in those 2 extended movies?

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Good to see jj back in the game.

Forever in search of that one movie experience…

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papill6n88 said:

Me too!:

“‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Director Wants His Original 3-Hour Cut Released: ‘Put Peeves Back in’”
https://www.thewrap.com/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone-3-hour-cut-release-chris-columbus-comments/

Should we get #ReleaseTheColumbusCut trending, everyone? 😏

And JJ, I must applaud your efforts on removing the green screen from the “Dudley’s Redemption” deleted scene. Hopefully, there will come a time when the rest of the noticeable green screen layouts will be adequately erased from the picture, but this is a huge step forward! I will most certainly be using this, with a touch of my own colour correction, for when I decide to pursue a two-in-one condensed version of DH someday. 😃

“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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Doctor M said:

papill6n88 said:

Me too!:

“‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Director Wants His Original 3-Hour Cut Released: ‘Put Peeves Back in’”
https://www.thewrap.com/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone-3-hour-cut-release-chris-columbus-comments/

I’d love to see that cut of the movie, but once Peeves makes an appearance, you’re going to wonder what happened to him for the rest of the time Harry spent at Hogwarts.

Then again, what happened to Nearly Headless Nick?

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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I’d love to see that cut of the movie, but once Peeves makes an appearance, you’re going to wonder what happened to him for the rest of the time Harry spent at Hogwarts.

Then again, what happened to Nearly Headless Nick?

I had to look that up. Ghosts appear in Deathly Hallows 2, I just assumed John Cleese was there, but according to Imdb, once again, Chris Columbus was the only one to use the character.
Now I’m wondering if he shot Peeves scenes for Chamber of Secrets as well.

Dr. M

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Doctor M said:

I’d love to see that cut of the movie, but once Peeves makes an appearance, you’re going to wonder what happened to him for the rest of the time Harry spent at Hogwarts.

Then again, what happened to Nearly Headless Nick?

I had to look that up. Ghosts appear in Deathly Hallows 2, I just assumed John Cleese was there, but according to Imdb, once again, Chris Columbus was the only one to use the character.
Now I’m wondering if he shot Peeves scenes for Chamber of Secrets as well.

Not to derail the thread, but apparently the test screening for Order of the Phoenix had Peeves as well.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.