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After being in the community for some time, i decided to give my contribution. If you need special effects work for your edit (or any kind of film work you can’t do it by yourself) request me. I cannot guarantee you that i will be able do it, but i’ll give it my best shot!
I already did some work for Hal 9000 and fishmanlee, but now i’m offering you all my services.

Here’s a list of programs i have acces to:

  • Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Audition CS6
  • Blender
  • Vegas Pro 13
  • ZBrush (didn’t had time to learn how to use it, but if you need, i’ll arrange time)

I still intend to buy some more, but for now i can do a lot with what i have, including but not limited to:

  • Audio and music editing and cleanup
  • Video editing
  • Rotoscoping
  • Various effects, including blasters and lightsabers
  • Integration of 3d objects into scene
  • 3d animation
    In resume, request me anything you have in mind and i’ll try it.

To request, please follow these rules:

  • Explain your request on this topic
  • Do not request an edit of any other franchise
  • If you request, please check this topic often. The updates will be all posted here!

Here’s what i have already done so far:

To acquire the original uncompressed version (usually large files), PM me and i’ll send you a download link.
If you have an idea on how to improve something i have already done, please share it, this way we can continually improve the quality of the shot!

Usually i do my work by the weekend, but any free time i have on the week will go to the requests.

So, go ahead, request your most insane edit idea.
Hopefuly, we can create amazing edits together.
Awaiting your request!

May the force be with you.

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My suggestion for you would be to look through the various idea threads and find ideas you think are interesting and doable try them and compile a compendium of options that people can just pull out of your archives and edit with.

Some of the ideas threads are :
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-legendary-Starkiller-Ranch-Thread/id/3886
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-ANH-SE-Redux-Ideas-thread-Radical-Ideas-Welcome/id/10131
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ESB-and-ROTJ-Wishlist/id/8826
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Prequel-Radical-Redux-Ideas-Thread/id/9911

At the moment most edits are reshuffling of currently existing material but if editors had an album of pre-rendered augmented shots that they could just drop in. It would really add to the diversity and interest of edits.
One little project that might interest you would be to finish some of the barely finished deleted scenes from ROTS. Some are more complete like the escape in the fuel tanks but some of them are little more than animatics with a bit of live action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Bingowings said:

My suggestion for you would be to look through the various idea threads and find ideas you think are interesting and doable try them and compile a compendium of options that people can just pull out of your archives and edit with.

Hmmm… ok, i think one thing that could be cool is to make the death star explosion on ANH different, this way, in ROTJ, instead of building a second death star, they could be rebuilding it. I saw this idea somewhere in the forum. You think thats a good start?

I’m still taking requests tho…

Also, the holographic message for Tarkin seems pretty simple to do, if you can send me a clip (with audio), i think i could do it.

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http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/517128#TopicPost517128

this is something I have wanted to attempt for a long time, but I don’t have the software or the computing power. You may be able to get a cleaned up version of the biggs/luke scene from team negative1. Also you could use some shots of the lars homestead from ATOC. This would definitely add grounding to lukes character, and his friendship with biggs.

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Can you please make Dooku’s saber yellow in AOTC and ROTS?

Not enough people read the EU.

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littlev87 said:

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/517128#TopicPost517128

this is something I have wanted to attempt for a long time, but I don’t have the software or the computing power. You may be able to get a cleaned up version of the biggs/luke scene from team negative1. Also you could use some shots of the lars homestead from ATOC. This would definitely add grounding to lukes character, and his friendship with biggs.

That’s an awesome idea, i could totally try, send the clips my way!

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Can you please make Dooku’s saber yellow in AOTC and ROTS?

Ok, i just need the clips.

The reason i need the clips is because i dont have the movies on my computer, besides, using limited clips makes my work a lot easier 😃
To share, please use something like 1fichier or Mega. Something free and easy.

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I Looking for sampled AUDIO that is not in the MP3 format, I am looking for uncompressed PCM or FLAC for SW blaster sounds, impact sound effects, and ship engine sounds particularly from the prequels to help incorp into to my FAN FIX of SW IV. Also looking for a tool that can extract *.ogg audio particularly from the pc video game the force unleashed. I would like to convert these files to WAV.

I am also looking for sampled light saber sounds that are sampled and mixed with the LFE track (5.1 mix) Note I could do this myself but I am running out of time for a Christmas release for my project.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Cool stuff that I’d like to see done:
-Grievous with Maul’s eyes
-The emperor in ROTS being thinner in the face (less puffy) and less purple. Sort of like Aalenfae’s version: https://vimeo.com/31342993
-Finish the deleted scene where Anakin kills a Jedi, rather than a bunch of kids
-Using the deleted scene in ROTS where Grievous kills Shaak-Ti, make a hologram of that rather than an encounter, this would be Maul/Grievous’ re-introduction, he sends the Jedi a hologram/recording of him killing a Jedi knight.
-This one would be quite tedious, but in the scene where Windu and other Jedi confront Palpatine, it would be cool to see the other Jedi float into the air and get force choked by Palpatine rather than have them stupidly and awkwardly killed in a lightsaber battle, this would make Palpatine seem way more powerful and make the scene much more intense.
-Show the “Republic cruiser” from the opening of TPM firing lasers inside the droid control ship and escaping, just like Anakin did except this time it would be Obi-Wan inside the cruiser rather than Anakin inside a Naboo starfighter

Some of this would be quite complicated and tedious, but I think these could be much better movies with these changes.

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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Smithers said:

-Grievous with Maul’s eyes

Like this test:
http://hundsdorfer.deviantart.com/art/Eyes-Test-571984366?ga_submit_new=10%3A1447442809

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-Finish the deleted scene where Anakin kills a Jedi, rather than a bunch of kids

That would be hard but doable, perhaps in the future!

Since no one has sent the clips yet, i’m downloading the films (dont worry, its not pirating, i have original copy’s) to start my work!

For now i’m focusing on littlev87 request and LuckyGungan2001 request.

I already sent a message to xxtelecine 7xx with a tip, but i’m also going to search for some high quality sounds.

I already checked some links that Bingowings shared, pretty cool stuff.

Smithers your suggestions are really cool but has you said they are extremly tedious to do, so i’m going to leave that to the future, i’m not saying no, i’m saying not now.

So for now i’m going to give more attention to more specific requests instead of full lists, but dont let that stop you from sharing your request, in time i’m going to try out your suggestion too!

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Cool!

Here’s the first one…Bob Garcia made a rough draft two years ago but he’s since disappeared. I can give you more details via PM if you’re interested.

https://vimeo.com/59467505

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hundsdorfex said:

That would be hard but doable, perhaps in the future!

Since no one has sent the clips yet, i’m downloading the films (dont worry, its not pirating, i have original copy’s) to start my work!

For now i’m focusing on littlev87 request and LuckyGungan2001 request.

I already sent a message to xxtelecine 7xx with a tip, but i’m also going to search for some high quality sounds.

I already checked some links that Bingowings shared, pretty cool stuff.

Smithers your suggestions are really cool but has you said they are extremly tedious to do, so i’m going to leave that to the future, i’m not saying no, i’m saying not now.

So for now i’m going to give more attention to more specific requests instead of full lists, but dont let that stop you from sharing your request, in time i’m going to try out your suggestion too!

Yeah I don’t have the clips either, sorry about that. I would talk to team negative1 about their cleaned up version of the luke and biggs deleted scene.

I think this is the thread where they posted it originally,

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/team-negative1-star-wars-1977-35mm-theatrical-version-release-details-and-updates/id/14590/page/97

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also I would like to point out, though I had a similar idea at one point, it is strictly Ray Afraid’s, and he deserves the credit.

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Quick Update 1

Here’s a rough cut of the Luke and Biggs idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5v0-_qnL1k&feature=youtu.be

I’m still waiting for a response from TeamNegative1. So what do you guys think?
The problem with this shot, is that Ben and Beru never stop talking, which makes it hard to include Luke and Biggs talking on the background. If you have a better solution than the one presented on the video, please share.

I’m still cutting Dooku’s saber. Funny fact here: i might have to start all over again, but i’m still not sure. You see, instead of making a new saber from scratch and then putting it over the original saber, i added a Yellow filter to the saber. Didn’t ocurred me at the time, that the filter will also affect ALL other lightsabers that get close to Dooku’s saber. So every time the blue saber gets close, the saber will start looking pink-purple colored. It actually looks (in my oppinion) pretty cool. Here’s a clip so you can see what i’m talking about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIhNC3_Pun8&feature=youtu.be

Note: I already did more frames, this is just a small piece of it.
If you want me to fix it, i’ll do it, but it will take more time.

I’m also working on Tarkin receiving an holographic message, i belive everyone knows what i’m talking about!
Here’s a small test:
http://hundsdorfer.deviantart.com/art/Test-572151899?ga_submit_new=10%3A1447516260
Any suggestions?

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I think letting owen and beru finish their scene first would work better, then maybe cut to an establishing shot of the homestead. Ideally the way I see the scene play out in my head, would be a shot of the homestead from a distance and a speeder comes into frame. Biggs jumps off and you’d here the two of them greeting one another. Specifically the lines you used from the scene inside tosche station. Then then wipe or fade, to show an elapse of time, to the part of the deleted scene where biggs says “I’ve missed you kid.”

The dialog prior to that part is entertaining and I’d hate to lose it, but i think with the robot going across the scene and them jumping down from the ledge it just doesn’t fit with the homestead’s landscape. Plus the shorter the scene the less rotoscoping is needed if you wanted to go as far as taking out the background to match the homestead scenery.

Also does anyone know if there was ever a score written for the biggs/ luke deleted scene, that could be added back in?

maybe you could use the part at the very end of the scene of biggs walking away. flip biggs so he is walking back toward luke and move it to the beginning of the scene. I dunno just throwing anything i have at it. I wish I could help with the work in some way, I have experience with video editing and effects, but its been years, not to mention, like I said, I don’t have the software or a capable computer.

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littlev87 said:

I think letting owen and beru finish their scene first would work better, then maybe cut to an establishing shot of the homestead. Ideally the way I see the scene play out in my head, would be a shot of the homestead from a distance and a speeder comes into frame. Biggs jumps off and you’d here the two of them greeting one another. Specifically the lines you used from the scene inside tosche station. Then then wipe or fade, to show an elapse of time, to the part of the deleted scene where biggs says “I’ve missed you kid.”

Also does anyone know if there was ever a score written for the biggs/ luke deleted scene, that could be added back in?

I’ll keep trying other cuts. As for the soundtrack, leave that to me 😃

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For now, i’m going to wait a response from TeamNegative1. A better version of the shot would help a lot with rotoscoping!

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Yes! That saber looks perfect! I will send the clips soon-ish.

Not enough people read the EU.

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Here’s the first test of Tarkin’s holographic message:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCaVKSk6gUM&feature=youtu.be

Its pretty much done actually, however, i still have to fix something here and there (reflexes and shadows).
So what you all think? suggestions on how to improve? please share them!

When its done, i’ll explain you can obtain the original uncompressed version of the shot, so you can use it on your edit!

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Vader looks at the hologram before it appears. Either it needs to appear in mid-air paused until Tarkin presses the button, so that Vader’s reaction is timed correctly, or his movements need to be retimed independent of Tarkin.

Other than that, it looks great!

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timdiggerm said:

Vader looks at the hologram before it appears. Either it needs to appear in mid-air paused until Tarkin presses the button, so that Vader’s reaction is timed correctly, or his movements need to be retimed independent of Tarkin.

Yeah still haven’t decided what to do yet…

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hundsdorfex said:

Hmmm… ok, i think one thing that could be cool is to make the death star explosion on ANH different, this way, in ROTJ, instead of building a second death star, they could be rebuilding it. I saw this idea somewhere in the forum. You think thats a good start?

I actually suggested this awhile back! This would be great to see, and could even be useful for 3-in-1 edits that other people have suggested.

I’d also like to see Dooku with a different color lightsaber. From what I understand, changing the color is the easy part, but the actual rotoscoping is what makes it so time-consuming. I’d recommend even making one or two other versions where he has a green/blue lightsaber as well, and you could add it to this edit database that is being suggested.

I’m wanting to improve my editing skills as well so I would be interested in helping you out with this endeavor.

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Hundsdorfex does great work, having contributed a few important shots to my edits. Not to carelessly add to the pile, but I know some people would have liked to see a variety of saber colors in the prequels, or thought it was weird for Sam F*%#%^ Jackson to be the only combo breaker.
One idea that was tossed around when starting my edits would alleviate this with a minimum of work involved. It would take two minor characters and give them their saber colors from the EU. During the battle on Geonosis, Plo Koon’s saber would be yellow and Ki Adi Mundi’s would be purple. We see both of these ignited prominently, and they don’t appear very much. And if you like, one or two other random background Jedi we see for one shot could have a yellow saber. The lady Jedi who had a red saber in the EU never has it ignited onscreen. (Ki Adi Mundi’s would need redoing in Ep3 as well. And one might want to give a yellow blade to one of the Jedi who accompany Windu to arrest Palpy.) For a minimal amount of work you’d have someone else with a purple saber, a few yellow ones, and keeping the majority as being blue or green.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.