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Return of the Jedi (My saga edit - Released) — Page 5

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Skin color is hard. I’d try to match Han from TFA. That way it won’t be subjective.

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EDIT RELEASED

PM me for links, if you’re interested.

Personal thoughts:
First of all, I came to hate the visual quality of the original ROTJ. I dislike most of the coloring, and how many things look oddly out of focus.
Regarding the edit itself, it’s not perfect, but I hope it’s at least enjoyable. Without a doubt it’s been the most challening edit of mine so far. There are many things I’m satisfied with, and some others I’m not.
I hope to get some feedback from you.

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:

EDIT RELEASED

PM me for links, if you’re interested.

Personal thoughts:
First of all, I came to hate the visual quality of the original ROTJ. I dislike most of the coloring, and how many things look oddly out of focus.
Regarding the edit itself, it’s not perfect, but I hope it’s at least enjoyable. Without a doubt it’s been the most challening edit of mine so far. There are many things I’m satisfied with, and some others I’m not.
I hope to get some feedback from you.

Also IlFanEditore:

Plus, I never minded the ships look that much.

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.

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@IlFanEditore says that he doesn’t really like the visual quality of Return of the Jedi, yet he’s fine with the fact that it is very easy to tell that the ships are practical effects.

FreezingTNT2 said:

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

IlFanEditore said:

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

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.

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snooker said:

What are you talking about TNT???

My reaction to everything he posts.

My preferred saga experience:
TPM/AOTC/ROTS (Hal 9000 edits), ANH/ESB/ROTJ (Despecialized), The Mandalorian.
May the midichlorians be with you.

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FreezingTNT2 said:

@IlFanEditore says that he doesn’t really like the visual quality of Return of the Jedi, yet he’s fine with the fact that it is very easy to tell that the ships are practical effects.

FreezingTNT2 said:

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

IlFanEditore said:

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

they immediately clarified what they meant:

IlFanEditore said:

First of all, I came to hate the visual quality of the original ROTJ. I dislike most of the coloring, and how many things look oddly out of focus.

They didn’t mention the ships. ‘Visual quality’ can be read in different ways, but they specified what they were talking about.

I’m a girl!!!
Champions of the Force

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I loved this edit! The new color grade/ visual effects really gave it a new feel. Palpatine’s eyes are my favorite. The new music was great. There are some cutting issues in the first act at Jabba’s palace, though. Thank you this will be my go-to from now on!

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Jimmy Chips said:

I loved this edit! The new color grade/ visual effects really gave it a new feel. Palpatine’s eyes are my favorite. The new music was great. There are some cutting issues in the first act at Jabba’s palace, though. Thank you this will be my go-to from now on!

Thank you man!

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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As snooker and others pointed out, I meant some of the coloring and the odd backgrounds out of focus (mostly on Endor’s ground).
I don’t really mind the ships. On the contrary, I like most of those shots. And I love this puppet Yoda (just to give my opinion from another post which I read). The lighting on his face while he is dying is something you cannot achieve with any level of CG.

Sorry if I was misunderstood. Not being native english speaker, sometimes it can happen.
PS: TNT, instead of filling everyone’s post with odd suggestions, you could always try to make your own edit. Just saying…

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:

PS: TNT, instead of filling everyone’s post with odd suggestions, you could always try to make your own edit. Just saying…

+1

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Updated definitive 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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Finished watching yesterday, and my overall impresion is pretty positive, despite a couple of rather minor issues and further suggestions.

What I liked most was the overall color grading, especially for Tatooine and the Death Star. The added lighting for Endor gives the space-set scenes a much more interesting and pleasing look more in line with the prequels. There’s a couple of times, though, where the planet outline seems to show through objects, first through the Executor and then through the Tydirium shuttle when it descends to Endor. Were those intentional?

The rest of the visual changes were for the better. Jabba’s palace looks great, as do the new saber sparks, the recolored engine lights, Palps’ brighter eyes and the enhanced Force lightning. The new Rebel ships and the hint at the Wayfinder make for good fan service.

Right now is too noticeable the scenes with the Rancor’s keeper crying were cut, due to a rough audio transition. Maybe you could add some background noises to blend the shots better. The music transition from the first “Han in carbonite” shot to the jazzy tune at Jabba’s palace could also be smoothier.

I liked most of your musical tweaks. The prequel music when the droids arrive at Jabba’s place was fine for me, even if a bit too prominent. The tenser music when the droids get inside and Bib Fortuna shows up fits better in my opinion. The action music for the speeder bike chase also sounded pretty great and I was glad the awesome sound design for the speeder bikes didn’t get lost in the midst of it. Also, that somber music that accompanied Palps, was that the Anthem of Evil from Episode 9? It was one of my favorite music changes, foreshadowing Rise of Skywalker, and is also a call-back to a Sith motif that first appeared in Episode III and was re-used by your edit (when Obi-Wan talks to Luke). My other favorite re-score was the triumphant Force theme when the Tydirium departs the rebel fleet.

Honestly I prefered the original score for Yoda’s passing. Yeah, I understand why it might be seen as a triumphant moment, but the bittersweet rendition of Yoda’s theme in the original conveyed Luke’s mood better. Also during the transition from Luke’s X-wing in space to the swamp on Dagobah, a very short bit of the Imperial march remains, that needs to be corrected.

Greetings! May the Force be with u!

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Wow, thank you!
About your criticism, I have to entirely agree with you.

  1. Endor’s outline is not always perfect. That’s because of how I masked the atmosphere, and the feathering…
  2. The music and audio in the first act are not that smmoth.
  3. And also Yoda’s theme… after releasing it and watching it some more times, I don’t love the new music, exactly because it’s too triumphant for a death scene.

Thank you again for the comment 😉

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.