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RogueLeader said:

What? It’s a practical effect, he is on set?

I mean as in more realistic-looking, as if he is an actual creature and not a puppet. There’s nothing inherently wrong with practical effects, but sometimes they do look a little man-made rather than realistic, in terms of movements and surface (e.g. Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back).

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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IlFanEditore said:


I like the atmosphere effect and color fix on the Deathstar. But forround is still brown and lacks contrast. Jedi is full of these compositing problems. It’s a shame they never recomposited the effects digitally…

On my end, after many tries, I think I’m able to edit the rebel briefing without Luke’s late arrival. And also place him a bit higher up on the Resistance hierarchy.

I don’t want to derail IlFanEditore’s thread so I’ll only post it here if he’s interested 😉

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Yep, sure! Of course I’m interested!

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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I suggest you color-correct your Blu-ray source to remove the magenta and purple-violet tones, or if you feel unmotivated, probably use the Disney+ versions.

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Well, I’m actually color correcting the whole movie, as much as possible with my capabilities.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Crawl ideas?

Here’s my new crawl test.

*The GALACTIC EMPIRE has begun the construction of a new, dreadful space station, even more
powerful than the first Death Star. The Rebel Alliance struggles to survive.

With the support of his allies, Luke Skywalker has returned to TATOOINE, hoping to free his friend
Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba The Hutt

Meanwhile, EMPEROR PALPATINE travels to the Endor system to overlook the construction and master a
new plan to spell certain doom for the Alliance…*

Please, tell me what you think about it and what you’d change.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:

Crawl ideas?

Here’s my new crawl test.

*The GALACTIC EMPIRE has begun the construction of a new, dreadful space station, even more
powerful than the first Death Star. The Rebel Alliance struggles to survive.

With the support of his allies, Luke Skywalker has returned to TATOOINE, hoping to free his friend
Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba The Hutt

Meanwhile, EMPEROR PALPATINE travels to the Endor system to overlook the construction and master a
new plan to spell certain doom for the Alliance…*

Please, tell me what you think about it and what you’d change.

You forgot to put a period after “Hutt”.

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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OK, here’s my ROUGH outline of the Rebel reunion, a blueprint of what can be done with the existing footage.

Main changes:

  • Simple “I how you one” dialog right after leaving Tatooine, and we move to the rebel fleet
  • Luke comes in early with the generals
  • Luke is shown as part of the Resistance leadership.
  • Han’s team is already assembled

https://streamable.com/5lvil

Yes, sound it not seamless, Luke is missing from some wider shots, etc.
But it might be useful for IlFanEditore 😃

About the crawl I don’t understand “With the support of his allies”. Luke is supported by his friends.
There’s nobody else helping 😉

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That’s pretty interesting, even though I never disliked that scene the way it is originally shown.
I kinda like the fact that Luke is not a part of the high command, but that he comes and goes whenever he wants. It shows him as a different Jedi from the PT Order.

About the crawl… yeah, it doesn’t sound right. I agree. I wrote “allies” only because the word “friend” was alreay associated to Han. But I’ll change it.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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My problem with the reunion scene is that we get the hierarchy like this: Lando > Solo > Leia > Luke

OK, it’s like that from an operational POV (Achbar and Madine sort of explain it).

But it should be Leia & Luke > Solo > Lando.
Leia is the leader, but Luke is the only one capable of fighting Vader, so they are at the same level. Lando comes last just because he joined latter.
So having them enter the scene by this order makes more sense to me.

Another problem is that Han looks out of character by not having his shuttle crew ready. Luke can still come in and take the somebody else’s place.
And why does Han thank Luke for the rescue again ? Makes no sense since they had that conversation when leaving Tatooine. (if you count the deleted sandstorm scene, they have the same conversation 3 times 😉 )

Just stuff for you to think about on your edit 😉

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I see your points, and I’m thankful for it.
I’ll be sure to think about it…

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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New color corrections.







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EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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What do you think about it?

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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I love that have ‘de-blued’ the colour, and the force field on the Rebel hangar is a great touch! It feels like the real Original Trilogy 😃

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@IlFanEditore Here’s a suggestion: can you re-paint Darth Sidious’ Force lightning to match with the prequels and The Rise of Skywalker, like you did with the lasers in A New Hope?

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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FreezingTNT2 said:

@IlFanEditore Here’s a suggestion: can you re-paint Darth Sidious’ Force lightning to match with the prequels and The Rise of Skywalker, like you did with the lasers in A New Hope?

I’ll certainly try to work on them. Not sure about the results.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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I like the new colors and light effects 😉

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Thank you!

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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Excuse me, does anyone have (or know where to find) updated background images for this movie?
I mean, something like a new shield generator, or landing platform… something that looks more modern than the originals.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Here’s a single one, no comparison (the original is another edit, the one from telecine)

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I still haven’t started working on the final battle, but if I can make it look like this I’ll be satisfied.
Top: original
Bottom: edited



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EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Changed X-Wing engine color, added atmorphere to Endor and some sun-ish light.

Reduced blue tonality to space, and enhanced Falcon engine.

Reduced blue tonality and enhanced Palpatine’s eyes (more similar to TROS).

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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@IlFanEditore Can you edit the ships themselves so they’re much less obviously models/practical effects?

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.