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Return of the Jedi (My saga edit - Released) — Page 4

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Lol, nope. That’s like going to the moon…
Plus, I never minded the ships look that much.

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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Love your work so far. I’m looking forward to include this ROTJ edit in my saga marathons.
Do you plan to edit the obvious matte painting backgrounds in some scenes, like when Lando and Han discuss the Falcon at the hangar bay?
Also is there any way to add new ships to the background of some Rebel fleet shots? It would be pretty to see U-Wings, Hammerhead corvettes, Separatist cruisers or The Ghost.

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Knight of Kalee said:

Love your work so far. I’m looking forward to include this ROTJ edit in my saga marathons.
Do you plan to edit the obvious matte painting backgrounds in some scenes, like when Lando and Han discuss the Falcon at the hangar bay?
Also is there any way to add new ships to the background of some Rebel fleet shots? It would be pretty to see U-Wings, Hammerhead corvettes, Separatist cruisers or The Ghost.

First of all, thank you, I appreciate it.
Second… consider that the software I’m using is Sony Vegas, not After effects. So my possibilities are limited.
I changed the matte painting background at the beginning, replacing Jabba’s palace.
About the hangar bay I cut the shot of Lando going towards the Falcon, but as of today I kept all previous shots the way they are. If someone can find a better background, I can mask Lando and Han and add it to the shot. Problem is that I didn’t find anything online. I’d also like to replace some of the Endor backgrounds, but again, I didn’t find anything usable. Battlefront II shots are nice, but there is no clear image of the shield generator or the landing platform…
Finally, about the Rebel fleet. The only thing I could do would be to add some ships from the green screen youtube videos. I noticed that there is a U-Wing video, and also a Lucrehulk, and Hammerhead… I’ll try to add them somewhere. I didn’t find the Ghost.

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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About new mattes, the problem is that new art is mostly CGI and it doesn’t match with the rest.
If we had replacement paintings (could be based on CGI elements, but with the style needs to be hand painted) it might work.

Yet I’ve also looked everywhere for better backgrounds but there aren’t any…

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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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Subtle but good color correction 😉

The second image shows how uninspired ROTJ can be. Just look at that framing, with half the image showing… trees.
One think you can do to improve this is to crop and reframe shots, adding some minor camera movement or zoom.
Lucas does the same on the prequels so it’s fair game I think!

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Thank you.
I’m not sure I understand what you mean with that suggestion. Could you explain?

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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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I’ll explain better later, but you can check AOTC for good examples of digital zooming and panning 😁

OK here’s a good example of what I’m talking about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mDyGc68hpM

All the zooms and most of the pans on that video are digital. That is, they were added in editing to create dynamic and better framing. You can do the same with Jedi’s mostly static effect shots. Just don’t go crazy with it, zoom only up to 105%, it doesn’t need much.

(if you like the video please subscribe to the channel - it’s mine 😉 and it really needs a boost 😉 )

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Top: Original (telecine’s)
Bottom: Edited

Reduced blue tonality. Changed X Wing engine color. Added lighting.

Star Destroyer’s interior bridge recolored.

SD’s bridge recolored. Added atmosphere and sun-ish light.

Enhanced Ackbar’s skin color and white background.

Same as before. Reduced blue tonality in space and on the Death Star. Enhanced Endor color, added atmosphere and sun.


Less blue, more grey. Enhanced Palpatine’s eyes (more similar to TROS).

Still not sure about this. But for now I like Palpatine’s eyes.

Please, tell me what you think 😉

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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4throck said:

I’ll explain better later, but you can check AOTC for good examples of digital zooming and panning 😁

OK here’s a good example of what I’m talking about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mDyGc68hpM

All the zooms and most of the pans on that video are digital. That is, they were added in editing to create dynamic and better framing. You can do the same with Jedi’s mostly static effect shots. Just don’t go crazy with it, zoom only up to 105%, it doesn’t need much.

(if you like the video please subscribe to the channel - it’s mine 😉 and it really needs a boost 😉 )

I will certainly do that.

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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Updated changelist.

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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Not sure Added Lucrehulk, Hammerhead and U-wing to a couple of shots during the battle. They are from YouTube’s green screen, so I’ll keep them if they are at least bearable.

In the background and slightly blurred the should look fine. Try the fan film “Battle of the Dreadnoughts” for some extra battle footage…

Not sure Added a couple of shots from deleted scenes (probably the rebels firing from the Falcon’s turrets).

Yes, because those guys are seen behind Lando and then disappear. And if I’m not mistaken one of the dudes is seen on TROS firing the turret 😉

(I’d also recommend you add some of the bunker action, to make up for the trimmed Ewok action)

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Full trailer: https://vimeo.com/386570076
😉

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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Top work! Really liked it 😁
I’m surprised by the prequel feel. It’s the new color grading perhaps!

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It looks so promising! The color correction and enhanced visuals are seamless.

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Thank you both 😉

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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J.J. Abrahams?..i think too much lens flare…
but otherwise…some good changes…

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It’s just Endor’s sun.
Plus, some flares here and there give a more modern look, which ROTJ in particular needs, IMHO.

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 agree that ROTJ needs visual intensity. So anything done in that regard is good.
May I suggest adding some fog elements ?
There’s some decent green screen fog/dust footage that you could use for Endor. Perhaps alternate between sunlight and fog to show different places ?
As it is we get the impression that it was all filmed in the same small stretch of forest…

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I’ll try that 😉

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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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I’m just working on the faces.
Could you please tell me what you think?

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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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IlFanEditore said:

I’m just working on the faces.
Could you please tell me what you think?

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ughh…bad change…han should go to a doctor…

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Man, that was just a test -.-"
Do you prefer that red-ish face?

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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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Well, our bodies are made up of blood not olive oil. I’m only joking though, everyone has their preferences and I get the appeal of that particular look.

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That was actually too much yellow-ish, I recognize that, but the final version will have a skin color correction in some scenes.

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.