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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [DRAFT AVAILABLE] — Page 23

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I would also love a link, please.

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This all looks and sounds so amazing and I was wondering if anyone could also supply me with a link as well?

Thanks again and I can’t wait to check this out!

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Hey guys, I took a look at the draft, it’s really good, I really enjoyed it!

But I was wondering, unless I missed something on this thread (it’s rather long), I was thinking about the the black screen at 01.53.06 when Yoda says the children must be hidden. Is that a placeholder for a scene or is that on purpose?

Because if you need ideas to fill that gap, may I offer a suggestion? Perhaps a take of Tantive IV could be used, since Yoda, Obi-Wan and Bail are inside that ship. It could even be taken from other films. We can see the Tantive IV at 01.21.44 on this cut, and it can be seen over Scarif on Rogue One. I’m positive it makes appearances in other films too. Some image tweaking could make one of those recycled scenes look original.

If you have other ideas for that bit, just ignore me.

Good job, NFBisms! Really well done.

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Hi! I am loving that changelist, can I have the link, too?

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Even though it’s just a draft, I would still like a link to the edit.

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”

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Any news on the project? 😃

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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I haven’t done anything with this for a while. I felt like I needed to step back after getting pretty burnt out, but once I did it was hard to get back into - well, Revenge of the Sith of all movies. Hell, I’m not even as into The Clone Wars as I once was.

I don’t recall if I’ve said it publicly here, but I realize that a lot of what I was doing was experimental and ambitious. It didn’t always work as a cohesive whole. The project basically became a canvas for every individual idea that came to mind. At some point in the whole process was probably as good as I was going to get it, but those versions are long gone, and the current available workprint is chock full of partially-realized ideas and radical changes that need editing themselves. It’s not something I stand by anymore, and I can’t find the time or motivation to “fix” any of it to my liking. If I even like this movie anymore. Or rather, even want to in the way I hoped I could.

That said, my return to this isn’t off the table. I’m sure once the Kenobi ball next year starts rolling, I will be a slut for Star Wars again and my inspiration will come back. Would absolutely be starting from scratch since I have a much better computer than the laptop I edited this on initially, but I’ve redone and resourced some of the most essential changes to this three times over already. I could probably do them again, and better with all I’ve learned in the time spent away from this.


JEDIT: Rewatching some of my clips, and it’s not as bad as I remember, and I am proud of what I was able to do with this movie, but it’s still not something I would commit time to fully polishing at the moment

It’s probably the most radical full edit of Revenge of the Sith (that doesn’t change the film stylistically or tonally) you can find, so I’d still give it a shot if you’re interested. I do feel like Anakin, Obi, and Padme are genuinely different, more relatable characters here than they are in the theatrical, if you can get past some of the jank and pacing problems that accomplish that.


RETURN OF THE JEDIT: So yeah, I did say something like this before:

NFBisms said:

I guess I should probably be more open about this; I haven’t been working on this at all since April/May.

I’m still sending out links to the workprint, (just sent a few today actually) but it’s looking less likely than ever that I’ll ever go back and “finish it.” I use quotations because for the most part, I think I’ve more or less done what I wanted to do. But the audiovisual quality, as well as an array of minor issues, really hold it back for me from being final final. It’s like 720p stereo, and color graded by an overzealous 22 year old.

I don’t know. I’m too burnt out now to revisit it, even to just walk back one line of added dialogue or fix a 3PO line overlapping itself. And I don’t want to lose another day of access to my computer to export a higher quality file that I’ll end up wanting to tweak again and so on and so forth. The way this project was set up is also a nightmare in the first place. I’ve grown so much as an editor since I started, and this was pretty early on in that journey. I’ve basically been fighting my past self to even get the more recent stuff out.

So, forever “unfinished” unless I change my mind when Star Wars Ep X comes around. But that’s not a huge deal because it was basically done anyway. I just wish that it was available in a way people could use my choices for their own edits. I really do.

I want to thank Hal, snooker, Mithrandir, Artan42, Octorox, sade1212, RogueLeader, IlFaneditore, Delpheas, etc, etc for contributing a lot to this project and helping me out. (God, I’m leaving out so many rn) And thanks to basically anyone who watched any of the thousand versions or showed interest. This doesn’t exist without all your contributions to the fanediting community in the first place. Sorry I couldn’t keep loving Star Wars.

Less harsh on myself but more conclusive about it, versus today where I’m harder on myself but more open to returning. That said, don’t hold your breath

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Even if this edit in and of itself isn’t a polished masterpiece, it had loads of fresh ideas that were legitimately exciting and interesting - you’d have thought after 16 years of fanediting effort, ROTS would be stale and ‘done’, but this edit showed that it wasn’t, and demonstrated some of the fun things that can be done with slightly unorthodox techniques like splicing in voicelines from other movies. Like you, I imagine once I see what Obi-Wan Kenobi does with referencing and recontextualising this movie, I’ll go running back to Premiere and start chopping stuff up again, haha.

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I will be a slut for Star Wars again and my inspiration will come back.

Yes.

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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idir_hh said:

I will be a slut for Star Wars again and my inspiration will come back.

Yes.

Had to laugh real hard and a little bit of sobbing, because it´s true. We can´t let go, we are like anakin.

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I’ve seen quite a few edits of RotS and this one, however unpolished you consider it to be, is still my favourite.

I certainly wouldn’t say no to seeing a new version in the far future, possibly based off of something like the The NumeralJoker’s extended/upscaled version.