As this edit is drawing to a close, I thought I’d share everything that’s been going on as I haven’t really been around the OT for a while.
If you don’t know, I’ve been working on various Kenobi edits since episode one dropped. I wasn’t too impressed straight out the gate but OMG! by the final episode I was given enough material to seriously do some great changes. I’ll post various links below to the progress over the past month but a quick rundown.
I’m working on 3 different edits for this series…
- 2 part mini series
- 3 hour movie that people have asked for, using the original Reva arc but cutting out all the fluff.
- 2h 30m edit where Reva dies.
This is the info for the 2 part mini-series but I’m now thinking of keeping it as a 3 hour movie as I managed to find a way to fix the awkward transition I had midway…
Intro art here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/vlu77z/the_official_title_for_mr_upcoming_kenobi_edit/
Teaser trailer here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/vq29rj/old_ben_kenobi_teaser_trailer_by_movies/
My main goal was…
Give Ben more PTSD and show how much he has sacrificed for the children. He also came across very weak and the fact he gave up using “the force” while at the same time giving up his life to “look after the boy” just didn’t make sense either. So now, He’s just haunted by his trauma and only weakened after his first fight with Vader.
Change Reva completely. Her arc was confusing and her motives felt very strange. I’ve now made her much darker, created far more tension everytime she’s on the screen and her final arc hits a little shy of Vader dropping the “I am your father!” line in ANH. I get goosebumps everytime!
I’ve also removed Reva fighting Owen for this edit and replaced it with a full on Tusken attack.(Hence the title name) It’s only a small scene but I feel it adds another danger level to living on Tatooine plus a farmer fighting an Inquisitor didn’t feel right.
Tusken Raid VFX day to night VFX collab with @Skenera and @Acbagel test image here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w3j473/kenobi_update_if_youre_interested_in_seeing_how/
I’ve also removed most of episode 4, Leia getting kidnapped again was just filler so I’m replacing Tala’s ship with Vader’s shuttle and repurposed some scenes from that episode to make Vader more threatening.
Quick VFX test imgage of Vaders Shuttle, collab with @Maddog here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w01rod/vfx_test_images_for_old_ben_kenobi_cut_this_shot/
Final design images: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w4frtw/a_big_shout_out_to_the_hard_working_mr_team_this/
Just a fun poll asking for feedback: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w5kkxm/tuskens_raiding_the_homestead_new_vfx_teaser_poll/
5 second Tusken tester as a result of that poll: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w6rxhh/owen_shot_first_kenobi_spoiler/
Quick colourgrade test on final night scenes here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w60gsf/colourgrade_test_tatoonine_has_3_moons_theres_no/
Qui-Gon audio test to help motivate Kenobi: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/w7n0mi/quigons_motivation_kenobi_spoiler/
A great little collab with an editor called @PixelJoker95. Image preview here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/wf3rmz/as_im_still_waiting_on_one_more_vfx_shot_i/
Full change list is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/vsrvkw/old_ben_kenobi_tusken_raid_edition_2_part/ (While waiting on new VFX collab work I’ve obviuosly been doing more tinkering. I’ll update after the release 😃
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