This is all coming together really nicely. It’s amazing what one guy can do that a multi-billion dollar corporation can’t.
Well, thank you for that, man, appreciated. Wouldn’t stand the chance without the brilliant suggestions, contributions and support from you guys tho. This is a shared effort by far.
Too much to bother to list what I’ve done. Tell me if we’re getting near something or not.
Not finished product.
#Jedit: Uploaded right one.
I like it, I understand it’s not finished but I can definitely see with the finishing touches how it’ll flow and I think works great!
Quick question: from a post above you were mentioning that you could be looking at lowering the music a bit in the mix and raise it as the movie goes. What were you thinking of using for that?
I’m a mixing engineer, and the only thing I can think of that would help is running through Dialogue Isolate from iZotope - not sure if you were thinking of other techniques?
I can’t do quick turnarounds, but can do some work during weekends in case you need some dialogue isolated or something else cleaned/fixed 😃
I will simply remake the soundmix for necessary scenes. It’s within my abilities and I’m good at it having done many new soundmixes for my Game of Thrones film edits for example, but it’s very, very time consuming.
I have never heard about this dialogue isolation tool tho’. Is it free? And does it remove music in its entirety? If so… neat.
How’s this idea?
In the beginning of the film when Obi-Wan decides to give Luke the toy, we cut in the last part of the series where Obi-Wan approaches Luke and says “Hello there!”. We then hear Owen’s voice “I thought I told you to leave us” etc and cut to a suitable shot of Owen at the homestead. “Walk with me”, then wipe to the “He must be trained/Like you trained his father” scene (perhaps change background to suggest they are still somewhere else on the farm). We don’t see the toy being returned, so it’s implied Luke still has it. Then obi-Wan continues his adventure, and we don’t see the Lars family again…
Until, at the very end after saying bye to the Organas at Alderaan, we cut back to Obi-Wan packing up his cave. He rides his animal… and we then see him check on the farm with binoculars (scene taken from first episode). He sees Luke playing pilot, implied to be because of the toy he got at the beginning. Obi-Wan then rides away and meets QGJ.
This would of course means losing the “battle” of the Lars homestead entirely, but if Reva dies by Vader’s hand it’s ok anyway
Hmm, I like the idea to a certain degree. It is fitting to kind of end with Luke before all the Leia stuff happens, so that we can solely focus on here. But! The sad thing is that Obi-Wan’s mission is in its entirety all about protecting Luke - so the film starts with Luke, and ends with Luke, is symbollic and most likely the most fitting way for it to end.
Thank you, lads and gals. Once you seal the entrance I think it is easier to seal the exit (as far as believability goes), but if you seal both - then we’re definitely at a good place.
Here’s the updated Entrance and Exit, with alterations suggested by you community members:
The idea here is to remove the underwater communication (as a few of you didn’t like), and to improve the character and motivation of Haja. So their dialogue continues as we transition to Obi-Wan following Haja’s instructions, down and into the sewers/underwater.
Here’s the updated Escape, with a new door and a few tweaks (door needs to be adjusted and probably a little slower):
#Jedit: I’ll respond to posts up above soon. Need a break.
The only thing I’d say is on the exit the trumpet stab coming in twice sounds odd to me - but I’m not sure everyone would notice. I’d remove the second one between the two (unsure if you have it available to remove, if not it could be tried by targeting the trumpets in the spectrum as it’s a sustained note, so easier to identify. Not sure what would be left though - again if you want to send over the audio part I can give it a stab)
Which trumpet stab? Could you pinpoint the exact time? I’m confused. I’ll look into it when I know what you mean.
Question, when will this be released?
Can be within 3 days, 10 days or 20 days. It all depends on how good the final product becomes before I feel confident in releasing it.
I feel like https://streamable.com/ngan0x is vastly superior to the mud that the writers made us trek through in the show. Well done! The only small off-putting thing in the episode is how the lightsabers didnt feel like lightsabers and felt like rods instead of plasma/lasers.
Thank you for that.
I do agree that the sabers have some issues, but it’s one of those things that starts working when you’re used to. I do think about tho, from time to time, if I will bother to re-do all the lightsabers. But that would have to be for a V2!
This is something I put together in the other Kenobi redux thread, just in case it could be relevant to this project in some way:
I was one of those suckers who was actually really excited for Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) because Deborah Chow and Kelley DIxon’s work on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad fuckin’ rule. Needless to say, that was a bit misguided.
So I took a crack at editing the show to be closer in tone and style to what I expected out of BB-verse alumni.
I don’t think I’m going to do the whole show, but it was just a fun little experiment. The edit isn’t supposed to be like BB/BCS fwiw, just approaching the material with some of the storytelling philosophy I learned from them.
At the very least, Deborah Chow’s sensibilities as a director were still conducive to being arranged in this way so at least some of my excitement wasn’t unfounded
This is really great!
Anjohan: I hope that you use this in your edit! 😉
I second this, its really good.
Yes, it’s very, very good. We’ve talked about on the previous page. I suggest you read my response there. Thank you ❤️
How’s this idea?
In the beginning of the film when Obi-Wan decides to give Luke the toy, we cut in the last part of the series where Obi-Wan approaches Luke and says “Hello there!”…
We then cut to the “Kenobi: A Star Wars Story” title card 😂