screams in the void said:
Just watched it and very much enjoyed it ! Your opening logos were fantastic…very slick and professional looking and sounding .I love what you did with Endor , it really does feel like a more alien world now .The overall tone of this edit is much more serious and now I am on board with many of the music choices you used .I think it would have been cool to use a line from the novelization for one of Jabba’s subtitles , " I was killing your kind when being a Jedi meant something " . Your edit gets his attitude of disdain for Jedi across, but I think the novel line would be much more of a direct way of doing it. Am I mistaken , or did you add in some foley effects like footsteps etc in some parts ? The opening scene feels much more ominous now and I like it a lot .The only thing that took me out of this a bit was the gray in the Emperor’s throne room . I think I see what you are going for…the tone does enhance the glow of the Emperor’s eyes and the colors of the lightsabers and the lightning…I just think you overdid it a bit . I don’t think you should change it back to the way it was originally shown, but maybe put a little bit of the blue tones back in . As it stands now, it reminds me a bit too much of Sin City and in pushing the gray tones , it makes all of the characters in the scene almost devoid of color .I liked the subtle enhancement of the Death Star explosion and the kind of " gaussian blur/dreamlike"color effects of certain scenes .I think it was a good choice to get rid of the dance number in Jabba’s palace …It helps with the tone you are going for .I also prefer the more reddish glows on the x-wings to the purple you used and would love to see Sebastian Shaw’s force ghost re-instated . Another cool thing would have been to clean up the editdroid laserdisc footage with Yoda with the line," Obi-Wan would have told you long ago, had I let him " and insert it into this edit .Your musical choices in this sequence did help make it feel new and exiting though .In fact , I thought the music you used in much of this edit helped give everything a greater sense of urgency .Sorry to ramble . just giving my overall thoughts and hopefully,constructive criticism .Overall, I really did enjoy this . Thank you for sharing .Out of curiosity,are you planning on doing further edits to this ?
So… first of all thank you so so much 😄
- That line from Jabba would have been cool indeed. Unfortunately I haven’t read the novelization, so I didn’t know about it 😦
- I know that many people don’t like (or at least not entirely) the tone in the Throne room. Personally I enjoy it more than the original, mostly because that’s just a tower in space, and space isn’t blue. But I totally get your point. If I’ll revisit this again, I’ll probably reduce the black-and-white a little bit.
- I also get the X-Wing engines and Shaw’s force ghost. De gustibus non disputandum est. My intention was to give a feel of a more cohesive saga, giving the engines kinda the same color they had in Rogue One, and keeping Christensen as a way to connect the saga. But again, I totally get that many people don’t like it, so no problem 😉
About a V3, right now I have no plans about working on it. I want to revisit the prequels (I rewatched my edits of Ep I & II and they look awful). But I think sooner or later I’ll come back to this, for sure.
Thank you again 😃