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I’ve just watch your edit, DigMod. It did not fit the cutlist in this thread, Cassian’s informant scene and the scene of Bodhi with Saw’s rebels were completely cut. And it worked. The first half of the film that I didn’t like before really came to life in this version. First, a new viewer could follow what the hell was going on, unlike the theatrical cut. Secondly, contrary to what I thought, Cassian’s character development worked really well. Congratulations, this is a great version of the film.

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Thanks Dr. Krogshoj. I’m not sure if I ever updated the OP in this thread. I’m mainly over at FE.org
Glad you liked it, even with the few surprises from the cutlist 😃

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marduk666 said:

Hey Digmod, I’m sure I suggesed this already, but the shadows of the Empire Main theme goes soooooooooo F’N good with the opening scene, I had put this theme to an early copy with one of JackPumpkinHeads crawls, and it flowed so well, I fell in love with it. I re-pourposed it to go with your crawl intro. did it real quick, ain’t got much time this weekend so it could defintetly be tweeked to work better but this gets the idea across. I hope you watch it. has a nice peacefull intro, then just enough Imperial march to let you know this guy is an agent of the empire, like everyone wouldn’t know already. Hope you like it. https://mega.nz/#!MWZn0RJB!PP5TXCfJu_KhsXboex72aur1F8rfYK-RGJroYlIRT08

Beautiful opening Marduk666

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Hi everybody. I’m looking for subtitles for this fan edit. They were proposed 2 pages ago by @MalàStrana , but they are no longer available to download. So:

  • Could somebody please repost them? (english and french would be ideal for me)
  • @DigMod , could you please add them to your OP?

Thanks in advance!

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Jose Hidalgo said:

Hi everybody. I’m looking for subtitles for this fan edit. They were proposed 2 pages ago by @MalàStrana , but they are no longer available to download. So:

  • Could somebody please repost them? (english and french would be ideal for me)
  • @DigMod , could you please add them to your OP?

Thanks in advance!

PM sent

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one69chev said:

Jose Hidalgo said:

Hi everybody. I’m looking for subtitles for this fan edit. They were proposed 2 pages ago by @MalàStrana , but they are no longer available to download. So:

  • Could somebody please repost them? (english and french would be ideal for me)
  • @DigMod , could you please add them to your OP?

Thanks in advance!

PM sent

could i also get a link?

many thanks

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I just checked my link for this edit and Mala’s .srt file was added some time ago. If you need the subtitle file just fill out the edit request form again and you’ll be able to get it. Thanks again Mala!

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Wow, I’m surprised you never shared this before. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone attempt an alternate ending where they survive.

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It never really got beyond concept mode in the past. I recently rewatched Odyssey: A Star Wars Story and saw how I could pull it off with the new footage. There’s about 5-10 seconds of video and audio taken from that fanfilm to help add the footage needed to pull it off. I messed around with it a bit more and found a way to get Jyn and Cassian visually into the U-wing by repurposing some footage I’ll be removing from the film as they descend the tower. I’ll upload another draft when I get a bit of time to work on it today.

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DigMod said:

I just checked my link for this edit and Mala’s .srt file was added some time ago. If you need the subtitle file just fill out the edit request form again and you’ll be able to get it. Thanks again Mala!

Are you adding any footage (ie. Odyssey) to your base non-survivor cut that could throw these subs out of sync?

I’m interested in translating them to Brazilian Portuguese, and I can start work on it depending on whether or not the runtime will be the same. If you are, I’ll wait for V2 to come out - if not I’ll do it right away so you can include them in V2 (if you’d like, that is).

What do you say?

Big fan of your edits.

Cheers!

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theprion said:

Are you adding any footage (ie. Odyssey) to your base non-survivor cut that could throw these subs out of sync?

I’m interested in translating them to Brazilian Portuguese, and I can start work on it depending on whether or not the runtime will be the same. If you are, I’ll wait for V2 to come out - if not I’ll do it right away so you can include them in V2 (if you’d like, that is).

What do you say?

Big fan of your edits.

Cheers!

Thanks for the kind words theprion! I wasn’t planning to add any shots to the base version of this edit. I am working on redoing the intro effects as well as removing some further segmented shots that would slightly change the timing of the edit. I’ll hopefully have a V2 done by the end of the month with those updates.

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Subatomic said:

Love your list of edits and looking forward to watching.

I’m surprised no one mentioned it on this thread yet, but, Any plans to replace Leia and Tarkin with the deepfakes? https://screenrant.com/rogue-one-cgi-tarkin-leia-video-deepfake-better/

Yes. I’m currently finishing a survivor edition of this edit that has the Tarkin and Leia deepfakes. Thanks to Burbin for sharing the hi quality Shamook files. For Leia I’m using derpfakes as it’s more realistic looking. Hoping to have that done this weekend. I’ll announce it in a new thread and will let everyone know when it’s up on the spleen and available via zippyshare.

I’ll also be making a revision to the base edit of Rise of the Rebellion that will feature the deepfakes but without the team surviving.

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Ha…I should know not to think I’d be able to carve enough time out to attempt and finish the edit this week. I did come up with this new poster for the survival edition. Both will have the deepfake Tarkin and Leia. I’ve been watching Hal’s thread and some of the new ideas. Think I’ll have to go and take care of the Krebnic “Fire!” issue pointed out by Burbin. Here’s hoping time allows for the finish line this month.

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Well, with the Cassian Andor series coming out it will be good to have him survive the movie instead of knowing his fate will be him dying.

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Agreed. While I like the realistic fact that none of them would have made it off the planet, I would have loved to see more of their characters in parallel stories and offshoots from the OT. Glad Andor is coming out to give us more of Cassian’s story.

Currently downloading Burbin’s color fixed deepfake files. After a/b-ing the shots, there is still some residual green in the shadows that is there. I suppose I could do some more intensive color correction, but I’m hoping Burbin’s work can be a plug and play and help this get one inch closer to finished.

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The survival cut is pretty much done. I’m going to try and throw together a trailer for it and then upload. Here’s the final edit list (is any edit list final?). I’ve also included most of the awesome ideas presented by the editors in Hal’s thread. I tried to tag them here. If I forgot you please call me out so I can credit you properly. Here’s the updated list.

  • Custom Crawl
  • Pan down to Krennic’s shuttle flying under the rings of Lah’mu
  • Removed Saw opening up hatch to find Jyn
  • Removed Rogue One Title card, now hard cuts to Jyn waking up as if she was dreaming
  • Removed planet card intro on Cassian’s introduction, it now does a downward pan wipe
  • Edited Informant scene to have the stormtrooper kill the informant instead of Cassian
  • Cropped Jedah planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Added iris wipe transition to Jyn’s rescue
  • Cropped Yavin and Rebel Alliance planet cards to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed scene of Draven telling Cassian to kill Galen Erso
  • Removed second Bodhi scene where he meets Saw
  • Inserted Shamook’s Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Removed Bor Gullet
  • Removed Cassian’s lines “We find Saw Guerrera we find your father” as they are approaching Jedha (editing credit to RogueLeader and Burbin)
    “There’s a piece of clunky out of place dialogue that seems to be adr’d in. When we first get to Jedah, and Jyn wakes up from her dream, Cassian walks in and does a bit of chat with her: “That’s Jedah… or what’s left of it…” then he walks away while Jyn looks out the window, and yet even though Cassian walked away and his back is facing the camera we hear an awkward piece of unnecessary exposition: “We find Saw, we find your father.” I think the scene would flow nicer if that line is removed. Plus it’s an awkward thing for Cassian to say after endearing small talk since he was tasked to kill his father if they found him…I just think it’s placement and delivery feel off. It just feels like exposition that was adr’d in for anyone that was checking his phone during the rebel briefing scene. Doesn’t feel like the scene was shot with that piece of dialogue in mind and so it would flow better without it. And it would also flow better into the following scene, only having Cassian address Saw until here -
    “What’s with the Destroyer?”
    “It’s because of your old friend, Saw Guerrera.”” - Burbin
  • Added tie sfx to transition from K2 to Jedha pan shot
  • Removed Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba
  • Added Battlefront Imperial track to Rebel ambush
  • Removed camera cut to Jyn when K2 joins them in the city to create seamless continuous scenes.
  • Shortened Chirrut’s acrobatics to remove his “is your foot alright?” line and human shield antics
  • Removed the cut to Jyn and Cassian to connect the continuous shot where Baze fires at the stormtroopers
  • Removed Chirrut’s “are you kidding me? I’m blind” line
  • Inserted Shamook’s Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Cut Draven’s confirmed orders to Cassian to kill Galen (editing credit to Burbin)
    “If we’re removing the first conversation then it would make sense to keep the information from the audience all the way so that we find out alongside Jyn. Either have those orders looming over as we go along the adventure, or keep it as a mystery as Cassian becomes more and more agitated until Chirrut tells Jyn that he senses he’s about to kill. I’m fine with it either way.”
  • Color corrected Vader’s eyes during his meeting with Krennic
  • Reordered post Jedha scenes (edit credit to Jarbear and RogueLeader)
  • Cropped Edu planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed Krennic saying “FIRE!” when no one will confess to sending communications from Edu (editing credit to Burbin)
    “One thing that’s always bothered me is when Krennic orders the Death Troopers to execute Galen’s team, he yells “Ready, aim, fire!” and then Galen steps in and says “Stop! It was me!”. Now, the Death Troopers don’t strike me as the type to hesitate following orders so truthfully Galen should’ve been shot down for stepping in. I wonder if the “fire!” could be trimmed so that Galen steps in before Krennic can finish the command.” - Burbin
  • Rescored Rebel Alliance meeting with Force theme
  • Removed Bodhi’s stuttering when asked who is stealing the imperial ship
  • Cropped Scarif planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed close up of Jyn’s face and her taking out the Kyber crystal when waiting for the code to go through (used later to establish that she’s safe on the U-Wing)
  • Inserted Shamook’s Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Cropped scene with R2 and 3P0 to remove them from the shot and reworked surround track to eliminate their dialogue
  • Removed Baze running with troops through the water (to be used later)
  • Removed U-Wing drop ship approach scene with Chirrut and rebels in view (to be used later)
  • Removed Chirrut death
  • Inserted trimmed version of Baze taking out the Death Troopers. It now runs along side Chirrut’s faith in the force scene as if Baze has developed faith in the force as well. I think it’s pretty powerful this way
  • Trimmed Baze getting shot. He now walks calmly forward to protect Chirrut and takes all of the Death Troopers out (cut the last trooper with the grenade) and then calmly looks back at Chirrut as he approaches the lever.
  • Removed Rebel soldier death that dies covering for Bodhi
  • Removed Bodhi’s death
  • Rescored Star Destroyer collision (Scrambling the Rebel Fleet & airplane collision/crash sfx)
  • Inserted Shamook’s Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Added Bohdi calling up to the fleet asking for an immediate evac
  • Added Corellian Corvette flyby sfx & Admiral Raddus saying “Blue Squadron get Rogue One!” after he says “All ships prepare for jump to hyperspace”
  • Added scenes from Odyssey: A Star Wars Story (rebel troops running, storm troopers firing, rebels entering transport)
  • Color corrected Vader’s eyes when he is watching the Rebel fleet be massacred
  • Repurposed and color corrected previously removed scenes to have a U-Wing transport pick up the survivors (U-Wing approaching to drop off troops, Jyn and Casian entering the elevator, Jyn looking at the kyber crystal, Chirrut, Baze and rogue one crew on the imperial transport)
  • Created U-Wing leaving Scarif shot
  • Inserted Removed shot of Jyn holding the Kyber crystal and repurposed shot of rogue one crew
  • Layered/Masked Chroma Keyed U-Wing jumping to hyper space from Yavin over the top of star field to have rogue one escape
  • Added RotJ opening shot of shuttle leaving the star destroyer; added two tie bombers escorting to match following scene;; added the Profundity; masked edges to have star destroyer enter into view infront of Profundity; added sfx to bridge scene
  • Trimmed Vader’s awkward hand gesture of choking rebel soldier and then motioning to fling him to the side. (it just looks too fan filmy for me)
  • Inserted Derpfake’s Leia deepfake
  • Fixed audio volume transition into credits
  • Added custom edited/fanedited credits
  • Added grouped name credits to shorten credits and have them end on the the musical finale (the original doesn’t for some reason)
  • Added custom title cards to ending

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“Custom Crawl (this will be my Episode III of the prequel trilogy, so it indicates that)”

What’s your Episode I and II of the prequel trilogy?

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Hey DigMod, it’s great to learn of the progress made on RotR v2/ Survivor Cut. Really looking forward to it.

I just recently saw v1 again and wondered how do you feel about some points, specifically:

  • Isn’t Jyn saving the little girl in Jedha a little too cheesy? I mean, the place looks like another wretched hive of scum and villainy and when negotiations go aggressive, there’s a crying little girl in the midst of crossfire… Not just conveniently a little girl, but of all of the alien populace, a human at that. R1 makes its point in having sympathetic anti-heroes in a journey for redemption and this by-the-book selfless feat just makes Jyn a tad more predictable way too soon in the movie. Surely her own childhood traumas of abandonment are pretty obvious by then for the audience to need this kind of unsubtlety. Also, it makes for a strange cut that Jyn’s hair is all messed up after the blast but is back to pristine in the next shot.
  • Right after that Jyn guns down a trooper without as much looking his way…
  • In the alley fight, Jyn goes berserk and batons up about five armored troopers. The movie sticks again with the conventional hero archetype - has to be kind, has to be physical. Even though its guerilla warfare going down.
  • K2 slides in and out too conveniently during Jedha. It’s okay we get to learn how much of a rebel he is the first time, disobeying Cassian and shadowing the team all along. But then he turns off the defiant/protective attitude when Cassian orders him back to the ship a second time, and right when they are about to be captured once again… he turns his back and consents, to be seen again only when apocalypse hits (and it wasn’t a plan to get to Saw because he was just “standing by as you requested” while folks would hopelessly be Bor Gullet’d).

These bothered me to some degree and I thought of sharing. Would like to know what you think of it.

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Figured I’d update the crawl as many had indicated that they felt the ending was a little ambiguous.

RISE OF THE REBELLION

The EMPIRE’s reign of fear has spread across the galaxy. Imperial forces occupy all regions of space. Hope and freedom are beginning to fade.

The REBEL ALLIANCE has formed from the last remnants of the Republic to resist the Empire. Little do they know that the Empire has secretly begun the development of a new super weapon.

Obsessed with power, Director Krennic seeks the defected scientist, Galen Erso, to finish this dreaded weapon that threatens to envelop the galaxy in fear…

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theprion said:

Hey DigMod, it’s great to learn of the progress made on RotR v2/ Survivor Cut. Really looking forward to it.

I just recently saw v1 again and wondered how do you feel about some points, specifically:

  • Isn’t Jyn saving the little girl in Jedha a little too cheesy? I mean, the place looks like another wretched hive of scum and villainy and when negotiations go aggressive, there’s a crying little girl in the midst of crossfire… Not just conveniently a little girl, but of all of the alien populace, a human at that. R1 makes its point in having sympathetic anti-heroes in a journey for redemption and this by-the-book selfless feat just makes Jyn a tad more predictable way too soon in the movie. Surely her own childhood traumas of abandonment are pretty obvious by then for the audience to need this kind of unsubtlety. Also, it makes for a strange cut that Jyn’s hair is all messed up after the blast but is back to pristine in the next shot.
  • Right after that Jyn guns down a trooper without as much looking his way…
  • In the alley fight, Jyn goes berserk and batons up about five armored troopers. The movie sticks again with the conventional hero archetype - has to be kind, has to be physical. Even though its guerilla warfare going down.
  • K2 slides in and out too conveniently during Jedha. It’s okay we get to learn how much of a rebel he is the first time, disobeying Cassian and shadowing the team all along. But then he turns off the defiant/protective attitude when Cassian orders him back to the ship a second time, and right when they are about to be captured once again… he turns his back and consents, to be seen again only when apocalypse hits (and it wasn’t a plan to get to Saw because he was just “standing by as you requested” while folks would hopelessly be Bor Gullet’d).

These bothered me to some degree and I thought of sharing. Would like to know what you think of it.

Thanks for these ideas. For me, Jyn saving the girl is an essential scene. It’s a physical representation of her story and helps us understand her motives. With the new adopted edits from the OT community the main focus is on trust, trust to do what is right. This scene shows her moral compass and unwavering drive to do what is necessary and right.

I’ll agree that Jyn going berserk is a little over the top. I kind of like it though, if nothing more than Cassian’s “oh wow, she’s something else” moment when he sees how independently capable she is at taking care of herself. It shows the start of his connection to her. I also like the K2 scene for a similar reason. It’s the right amount of brevity in a tense situation and shows how Cassian is reliant on these two characters. I fear that the necessity and import of Jyn and K2 would be diminished with the removal of those two scenes.

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I see. But I think Jyn having a moral compass intrinsic of her character is less interesting than building a moral compass along with the rebel cause she grows to embrace, either from the Alliance/Saw as a stand against universal oppression, or from her father as an emotional bond. To fight the good fight, as you put it, strays from her being an anti-hero whos yet to redeem herself to a full-fledged hero whos righteous from the beginning - which contradicts the fact she’s a convicted criminal by the start of the movie, not a freedom fighter.

But I can get behind your take on Cassian’s reliance on the duo. I never saw it that way, with Jyn being the protagonist, that those scenes add to his characters’ development, so I can see the point. I didn’t think of complete removal though, just some tweaking to address those perceived issues. I might have a go at it someday.

Thanks for the thoughts, good to be a part of the conversation!