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JasonN's PT FanEdits (Attack of the Federation, Twilight of the Republic, & The Black Knight Rises) ** Revised V3 Cuts In The Works

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Lately, I've been reading the e-book version of The Secret History of Star Wars (http://www.secrethistoryofstarwars.com) and thinking a lot about the Prequel trilogy and what they ultimately mean towards the original SW films. In going over these thoughts, I've realized something important about my previous attempt at a SW Prequel fanedit, Shadows of the Old Republic:

I'm not really as satisfied with it as I thought.

Don't get me wrong, I do like some of the work that I did on that edit. However, as a narrative work that details the events prior to Star Wars, I think that that story does work better as a series of films... abit, ones that could be greatly improved over it's original "Lucas" forms. Therefore, I've decided to go ahead and create my own versions of The Phantom MenaceAttack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith

FanEdit Information
Type of Fanedit: True Fanedit
Intention With This Edit: To combine the best aspects from other TPM fanedits along with my own concepts/edits to create a definitive version of "The Phantom Menace".
Original Titles: Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
New Title: Star Wars: Attack of the Federation
Original Runtime: 133 minutes (2 hours, 13 minutes)
New Runtime: 106 minutes (1 hours, 46 minutes)
Time Cut: 29-30 minutes
Time Added: 1-2 minutes
Software Used: Sony Vegas 7 (video editing), Adobe Photoshop CS2 (image editing), Bahaus Mirage (compositing), Adobe After Effects 6.5 (compositing), Sony Sound Forge 8 (audio editing), Sony DVD Architect 4.5 (DVD authoring)

Major Cuts/Edits/Changes
01. Added a new title crawl (developed from an After Effects "Star Wars title crawl" sequence originally created by Taolar)
02. Major cuts/edits to Jar-Jar Binks, Anakin, Padme, the Gungans, and the Trade Federation
03. Removed all references to midichlorians, Anakin's virgin birth, or the Chosen One prophecy
04. All scenes featuring Sidious's now has his face from under his hod removed and his voice has been altered/lowered to conceal his identity
05. All Battle Droids' voices have been removed (with the exception of one scene, where the voice is needed for plot purposes)
06. Removed dialogue redundancy throughout the film
07. No "Planet Core" sequence (both first and second parts)
08. Removed a lot of redundant dialogue by Ric Olie (aka "Captain Obvious")
09. Took out the Viceroy's "Now there are two of them!" line followed by his croony's "We shouldn't have made this bargin"
10. Removed Jar-Jar's redundant scene with Padme cleaning R2
11. Removed Jar-Jar stepping in sh*t
12. Added in Watto humming the "Cantina theme" in his first scene in the film (audio taken from Magnoliafan's "Balance to the Force" edit)
13. Added Watto shouting "You break it, you buy it, eh!" line to Jar-Jar (audio taken from Magnoliafan's "Balance to the Force" edit)
14. Added the deleted scene of Anakin beating up Greedo back into the film - it now serves as Anakin's character introduction to Qui-Gon
15. Removed the "Jar-Jar antics" at the Skywalker table
16. The Pod Race has been patterned after Slumberland's cut (with a few additional tweaks/edits of my own)
- No two-headed alien "sports announcer" commentary
- No scenes of Jabba the Hutt
17. Added the deleted scene of Qui-Gon cutting down the probe droid back into the film
18. No mention of Queen Amadala being "elected" in the Senate scenes
19. Anakin does not talk after the "No Sir" line during the Jedi Council's testing
20. Took out Qui-Gon's description of Obi-Wan to the Jedi Council to "sell" them on making him a Jedi Knight
21. Numerous cuts to the Battle of Naboo sequence (Gungan army, Padme's group, Anakin in space)
22. Padme's "Get to your ships!" line has been replaced with the voice that was used in the TPM trailer
23. Anakin's ship is no longer on autopilot (now pilots of his own choice)
24. Removed Qui-Gon asking Obi-Wan to train Anakin at his death
25. Removed Obi-Wan's "I gave Qui-Gon my word" line to Yoda on training Anakin at end of film (Obi-Wan now decides to train the boy on his own)
26. Corrected the bad match-cut of Anakin turning his head at Qui-Gon's funeral 
27. Added "Faneditor's credit" to the end credits


FanEdit Information
Type of Fanedit: True Fanedit
Intention With This Edit: To combine the best aspects from other AofC fanedits along with many of my own concepts/edits to create a definitive version of "Attack of the Clones".
Original Titles: Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
New Title: Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic
Original Runtime: 142 minutes (2 hours, 22 minutes)
New Runtime: 90 minutes (1 hours, 30 minutes)
Time Cut: 54-55 minutes
Time Added: 4 minutes
Software Used: Sony Vegas 7 (video editing), Adobe Photoshop CS2 (image editing), Bahaus Mirage (compositing), Adobe After Effects 6.5 (compositing), Sony Sound Forge 8 (audio editing), Sony DVD Architect 4.5 (DVD authoring)

Major Cuts/Edits/Changes
01. Added a new title crawl (developed from an After Effects "Star Wars title crawl" sequence originally created by Taolar)
02. Major cuts/edits to the Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Jango, Shmi, and Count Dooku characters
03. Tried to edit the Obi-Wan/Anakin relationship to be more akin to a elder brother or friend relationship (much less of this constant "my young padawan" or "yes Master" crap)
04. Jar-Jar only speaks twice in the film
05. Re-edited the "Zam Chase" and "Hiding in Alien Bar" sequences 
06. Edited Zam's final lines to include subtitles about the Kamino System (eliminating the "toxic dart" subplot)
07. Removed the "Dax's Diner" sequence
08. Removed the scene of Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Mace Windu walking in the Jedi Temple
09. Removed the scene of Obi-Wan, Yoda, and the younglings training
10. Added the deleted scene of Obi-Wan talking with Mace Windu before leaving for Kamino back to the film
11. Tried to refined and streamlined the Anakin/Padme relationship into an actual romance
12. Added the deleted scene of Anakin meeting Padme's Family back into the film
13. Boba Fett is not a clone of his father, Jango Fett
14. Jango Fett's helmet now has a voice modulator
15. Re-edited Obi-Wan's space fight with Jango in the asteroids
16. Completely removed the "Shmi Skywalker captured by Sandpeople/Anakin turns to the Dark Side" subplot - Anakin now arrives on Tatooine to find his mother already dead and buried
17. Removed Jar-Jar's speech to the Senate
18. Completely removed the appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the "Droid Factory" and "Coliseum" battle sequences
19. Added the deleted scene of Padme facing Count Dooku back into the film
20. Re-edited the fight sequences of the "Droid Factory", "Colosseum", and "Geonosis Battle" scenes
21. Count Dooku is no longer "Darth Tyranous" and has absolutely NO connection to the Sith - he is still a Jedi (abit a rebel Jedi) in my Prequel fanedits
22. Re-edited the duels between Obi-Wan/Anakin and Count Dooku
23. Dooku's lightsaber has been rotoscoped purple instead of "Sith red"
24. YODA NEVER FIGHTS COUNT DOOKU
25. Added "Faneditor's credit" to the end credits 


FanEdit Information
Type of Fanedit: True Fanedit
Intention With This Edit: To combine the best aspects from other RotS fanedits along with many of my own concepts/edits to create a definitive version of "Revenge of the Sith".
Original Titles: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
New Title: Star Wars: The Black Knight Rises
Original Runtime: 140 minutes (2 hours, 20 minutes)
New Runtime: 101 minutes (1 hours, 41 minutes)
Time Cut:  44-45 minutes
Time Added: 4-5 minutes
Software Used: Sony Vegas 7 (video editing), Adobe Photoshop CS2 (image editing), Bahaus Mirage (compositing), Adobe After Effects 6.5 (compositing), Sony Sound Forge 8 (audio editing), Sony DVD Architect 4.5 (DVD authoring)

Major Cuts/Edits/Changes
01. Added a new title crawl (developed from an After Effects "Star Wars title crawl" sequence originally created by Taolar)
02. Major cuts/edits to the Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Mace, General Grievous, and Palpatine characters
03. Tried to edit the Obi-Wan/Anakin relationship to be more akin to a elder brother or friend relationship (much less of this constant "my young padawan" or "yes Master" crap)
04. Count Dooku is no longer "Darth Tyranous" and has absolutely NO connection to the Sith - he is still a Jedi (abit a rebel Jedi) in my Prequel fanedits
05. Dooku's lightsaber has been rotoscoped purple instead of "Sith red"
06. Removed the subplots of "Jedi not being able to marry" and "Anakin keeping his marriage to Padme is a secret"
07. Re-edited Anakin's post-nightmare talk with Padme to heighten their relationship and remove poor acting
08. Removed scene of General Grevious arriving on Utopa and speaking with Sidious
09. Edited the "Jedi spying on Palpatine" subplot to better reflect the Jedis' suspicions of Palpatine, increase Anakin's anger toward the Council, and remove any mention of the "Chosen One" prophecy
10. Added the deleted "Plot to Destroy the Jedi?" scene back into the film
11. Trimmed the "Opera House" scenes a bit to remove Anakin being caught about spying on Palaptine and to remove the dialogue regarding midiclorians
12. Added the deleted "A Stirring in the Senate - Bail's Office" scene back into the film
13. Re-edited the "Mace VS Palpatine" duel (along with the following "Anakin's choice" scenes) to remove redundant elements and increase drama
14. Re-edited the "Order 66" sequence to include the Clonetroopers attack on the Jedi Temple and Anakin's encounter with the younglings
15. Rotoscoped Yoda's lightsaber to be purple
16. Removed Obi-Wan/Yoda's attack on the clonetroopers outside the Temple
17. Added additional children screams to the audio during the hologram playback of Anakin attacking the Jedi Temple
18. Completely removed the "Yoda VS Sidious" duel from the film
19. Re-edited the final battle into a single duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin
20. Removes Padme "losing the will to live" reference
21. Padme now gives birth to only Luke
22. Cut and re-edited the "Birth of Darth Vader" sequence to remove overtly 'stupid' plotpoints
23. Replaced the shots of the WIP Death Star from Vader's final scenes and replaced it with the planet Coruscant
24. Film now ends with Padme, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan/Luke sequences
25. Added "Faneditor's credit" to the end credits

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It sounds interesting.  I can't say much more othere than that at the moment, as I haven't seen it yet (my internet is acting up and I can't view youtube atm).

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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Those that have seen my previous "Shadows of the Old Republic" edit will probably remember this edit - Obi-wan's space battle with Jango's Slave-1 (still one of my favorite edits that I've done):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwyUh0UD94

Now this scene was not part of my "Shadows" edit (since it didn't really work within the context of that edit's story), but this is when Anakin is denied the rank of Master on the Jedi council and is tasked by Obi-wan to find out the truth behind Palpatine - I've edited it to further develop the Jedis' suspicions of Palpatine (also added the deleted scene "A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?" back into the film, although I'll probably change the scene transition to something better), ro increase Anakin's anger toward the Council, and to remove any mention of the "Chosen One" prophecy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GyXLdj6mOg

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that rotoscoping is really good. how do you do that? there is a video on youtube in which someone has rotoscoped anakin with a red saber. looks amazng, but its only available in low-res youtube quality, so i'm considering doing my own if i do an edit of ROTS.

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JasonN said:

And here's the finished "Obi-wan/Anakin VS Count Duku, round 2" from EP3, where I've completely rotoscoped Duku's lightsaber from "Sith"-red to purple (since he's still a Jedi and is not a Sith in these edits):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dis36Z-I4iI

 

I would have preferred green but whateva

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ben_danger: The method I used for the clip shown was to go in frame by frame and paint the lightsaber a different tint by hand. The program I used was Bauhaus Mirage (the predecessor to TVPaint), which is kinda like a mix between Photoshop and After Effects. Granted, it's not the fastest method, but it gives me the best and most accurate results (using vector masks in Vegas was a lot quicker, but the final image isn't as good-looking in my opinion).

Octorox: I thought about making it green, but for the Twilight of the Republic (AofC) edit, I kinda wanted Dooku's lightsaber to be a different color than either Anakin's or Obi-wan's. Because of that, I carried over the same purple lightsaber over to the The Black Knight Rises (RotS) edit to maintain series continuity.

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vaderios said:

How about this?:

Its more menacing and its cool to have a sith (apart from Mr Vader) 

 

Eh... no, I'm perfectly fine with Sidious and Vader being the only Sith in the plot.
(I'm mean, they're suppose to be like a secret society, right? Wouldn't be much of a secret if every enemy turned out to be a Sith, I think...)

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So after much debating, I've decided to make my version of TPM (which is called "Attack of the Federation") a part of these edits continuity. This edit is my attempt to take the best aspects of the various TPM fanedits out there (Phantom Editor, Slumberland, ADigitalMan, Magnoliafan, ect) and combine them into one great version:

EDIT: Added the cutlist to the first post of the thread.

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And this is a quick editing test that I just rendered out to get opinions on, but this is Dooku's escape from Twilight of the Republic (AotC) WITHOUT FIGHTING YODA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xvpf3uaMeA

I havn't rotoscoped Dooku's lightsaber nor have I composited Yoda out of the final shot, but I having trouble deciding whether or not I should at least include Yoda's force duel with Dooku or if the sequence works better without Yoda in the scene at all, so I wanted to hear what others think of it.

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I like the idea of painting Sidious' face completely black,
this way he really looks like a phantom, as the original title of the movie proposes.

So I prefer the "Mysterious Identity of Sidious" test edits to the "updated Sidious scene".

But  Sidious' neck sould be painted black, too!

Master Qui-Gon

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Master Qui-Gon said:

I like the idea of painting Sidious' face completely black,
this way he really looks like a phantom, as the original title of the movie proposes.

So I prefer the "Mysterious Identity of Sidious" test edits to the "updated Sidious scene".

But  Sidious' neck sould be painted black, too!

I still have some further refining to do on Sidious's "shadow face" - I've been busy most of yesterday and today editing the Pod Race and beginning of the Naboo Battle.

 

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Awesome clip!

Much more intense with less shit!

Good work!

 

-Angel

Edi are you going to rerotoscope the part when the blue color of anakin's saber is washed up?

–>Artwork<–**

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I like this idea of meeting Anakin at the fight.  Flows much better, and forshadows a dark side.  However, as it stands, it's a rough cut from JarJar to the fight.  Maybe a fade-in of the sound effects from the kids "cheering" it in might fix that, or at least show Jar-Jar letting go of the fish

However, with the Sidious face being less visible - unfortunately, at this moment, it just seems like a cheap blur . I hope I don't sound harsh, but if you want that you'll need to make it a bit more realistic.  I can actually still see his mouth moving under the blur.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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The "Sidious" composites tests are an older version - here's an updated version of the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmUhvT_A9g

(and yes, I'm aware that his face is still visible in the reflection on the table - it has since been removed from the final composite)

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JasonN said:

The "Sidious" composites tests are an older version - here's an updated version of the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmUhvT_A9g

(and yes, I'm aware that his face is still visible in the reflection on the table - it has since been removed from the final composite)

I'm thinking that we should see Sidious's "sith eyes" there in the darkness.

 

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Octorox said:

I'm thinking that we should see Sidious's "sith eyes" there in the darkness.

Eh, no - the whole point is of those edits to keep Sidious's identity (and face ) a secret until the third and last film of the trilogy (The Black Knight Rises).

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Shoud not call episode 2 to Dawn of the Clone wars instead?

 

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JasonN said:
Octorox said:

I'm thinking that we should see Sidious's "sith eyes" there in the darkness.

Eh, no - the whole point is of those edits to keep Sidious's identity (and face ) a secret until the third and last film of the trilogy (The Black Knight Rises).

 

I don't think he was referring to a feature that would identify or allude to it being Palpatine, but rather just wanting to see some evil looking eyes (akin to some sith) peering through.  Either way, I dont think it makes a difference, though from your test shots, the last was the most realistic/believable, and this had no eyes at all.  So I say leave them out.

ThrowgnCpr’s edits on Fanedit.org

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ThrowgnCpr said:
JasonN said:
Octorox said:

I'm thinking that we should see Sidious's "sith eyes" there in the darkness.

Eh, no - the whole point is of those edits to keep Sidious's identity (and face ) a secret until the third and last film of the trilogy (The Black Knight Rises).

 

I don't think he was referring to a feature that would identify or allude to it being Palpatine, but rather just wanting to see some evil looking eyes (akin to some sith) peering through.  Either way, I dont think it makes a difference, though from your test shots, the last was the most realistic/believable, and this had no eyes at all.  So I say leave them out.

precisely. We never even see Palpatine with the sith eyes anyway. I just mean some glowing jawa style sith eyes under the hood.

 

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Octorox said:
ThrowgnCpr said:  

I don't think he was referring to a feature that would identify or allude to it being Palpatine, but rather just wanting to see some evil looking eyes (akin to some sith) peering through.  Either way, I dont think it makes a difference, though from your test shots, the last was the most realistic/believable, and this had no eyes at all.  So I say leave them out.

precisely. We never even see Palpatine with the sith eyes anyway. I just mean some glowing jawa style sith eyes under the hood.

No, I'm fully aware that he meant Sidious's "Sith" eyes and not Palpatine's: I experimented with having "Sith eyes" in the black cowl a long time ago and, to be perfectly honest, it looked pretty damn stupid with just the eyes and no face (and I don't ever want to associate the look of the Jawas with a dark lord of the Sith like Sidious).

I'm very happy with how the cowl/hood currently looks (with the inside just descending into blackness) and have no plans to change it further.