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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!) — Page 21

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yaoberh said:

Hi!
These fanedits are amazing. I remember watching your V1’s back when you first did them.

Do you by any chance still have the new edits you did?
Thanks in advance

PM sent.

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I haven’t ever seen any fanedits but I’m looking to start with these prequel edits! Any chance I could get a PM also?

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MathiasOne said:

I haven’t ever seen any fanedits but I’m looking to start with these prequel edits! Any chance I could get a PM also?

PM sent.

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Well, I’m toying with doing a V6 for Episode I. Episode I occupies a strange spot in my heart, and I’d like to reincorporate some bits and pieces. In a parallel to Lucas, in all likelihood, having children may shift my sensibilities!
I’m not promising anything right now, but if I proceed, here are my ideas for changes. Feel free to suggest anything else or share feedback.

  • Maybe add a “roger, roger” to the commander droid responding to a hologram of the Neimodians, in order to include one somewhere (and possible do the same elsewhere if there’s another spot where a droid takes an order from the living being, but not the first ‘treaty’ scene which is already cut out)
  • Reinstate Jar Jar sticking his tongue out at Qui-Gon in Watto’s shop
  • Reinstate Jar Jar snatching apples with his tongue at dinner ( https://youtu.be/2df6x2YEeu8?t=33 )
  • Put in truncated “it’s working, it’s working” scene
  • Ditch the ‘morning before the race’ deleted scene in light of the previous change
  • Maybe put back in “let’s go left” and “I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick”
  • Add “when in trouble, gungans go to sacred place” as voiceover as they approach the Gungan shelter area (idea from MalaStrana)
  • I might edit the podrace completely differently, ditching the musical score I added. I did it originally in 2006 and was fond of it, but it might be better without it and not edited specifically to fit the music

My color correction needs are very simple, but does anyone feel like making a LUT I can use to just tidy up the image overall? Just to tone down the red from the BluRay, and whatever else would make for a good universal setting to apply to the whole film.

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Wonderful that you’re considering doing V6! Only thing I’m not really in favor of would be reinstating the Jar Jar sticking his tongue out moments, but it’s your edit, you do as you please. I think swapping the “Dawn Before the Race” deleted scene for a severely trimmed “it’s working” scene (possibly take inspiration in L8wrtr’s?) would be amazing. Anyway, great plans!

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Hi! I’m trying to download your edits via Google Cloud and it won’t let me get Ep1. Also, the folders for Ep2 and Ep3 seem to be empty. Are there alternate methods to get the full resolution files?

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That’s a little unnerving; those folders shouldn’t be empty. Could you perhaps send a screencap of what you see?
I know sometimes it will restrict downloads for a while if it is too popular. They’re available on myspleen, if you have an account there.

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Hal 9000 said:

That’s a little unnerving; those folders shouldn’t be empty. Could you perhaps send a screencap of what you see?
I know sometimes it will restrict downloads for a while if it is too popular. They’re available on myspleen, if you have an account there.

Here are screenshots of what I see: https://imgur.com/a/EupPdVX

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force_smash said:

Hal 9000 said:

That’s a little unnerving; those folders shouldn’t be empty. Could you perhaps send a screencap of what you see?
I know sometimes it will restrict downloads for a while if it is too popular. They’re available on myspleen, if you have an account there.

Here are screenshots of what I see: https://imgur.com/a/EupPdVX

Google is now letting me get Ep.1. The other two folders still appear to be empty.

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Hal 9000 said:

Well, I’m toying with doing a V6 for Episode I. Episode I occupies a strange spot in my heart, and I’d like to reincorporate some bits and pieces. In a parallel to Lucas, in all likelihood, having children may shift my sensibilities!
I’m not promising anything right now, but if I proceed, here are my ideas for changes. Feel free to suggest anything else or share feedback.

  • Maybe add a “roger, roger” to the commander droid responding to a hologram of the Neimodians, in order to include one somewhere (and possible do the same elsewhere if there’s another spot where a droid takes an order from the living being, but not the first ‘treaty’ scene which is already cut out)
  • Reinstate Jar Jar sticking his tongue out at Qui-Gon in Watto’s shop
  • Reinstate Jar Jar snatching apples with his tongue at dinner ( https://youtu.be/2df6x2YEeu8?t=33 )
  • Put in truncated “it’s working, it’s working” scene
  • Ditch the ‘morning before the race’ deleted scene in light of the previous change
  • Maybe put back in “let’s go left” and “I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick”
  • Add “when in trouble, gungans go to sacred place” as voiceover as they approach the Gungan shelter area (idea from MalaStrana)
  • I might edit the podrace completely differently, ditching the musical score I added. I did it originally in 2006 and was fond of it, but it might be better without it and not edited specifically to fit the music

My color correction needs are very simple, but does anyone feel like making a LUT I can use to just tidy up the image overall? Just to tone down the red from the BluRay, and whatever else would make for a good universal setting to apply to the whole film.

I’m a fan of re-editing the podrace and swapping the “before the race” scene with a trimmed down “it’s working, it’s working” scene. I like the idea of adding in one roger-roger. Not sure that I’m a fan of reinstating those JarJar moments or Anakin lines.

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Does anybody still have the upscaled deleted scenes DrDre did a few years ago? (They were part of the ‘prequel fan editing care package.’

I have the scenes I previously used as ProRes, but I don’t see to still have the original mkvs of all of them. I would like to potentially look at various podrace snippets, but don’t have it. If anyone still has those mkvs, please PM me.

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I have the Care Package as uploaded to the Spleen if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ll be home in a couple hours and can throw what you need from it on my Google Drive.

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I would like those as well if you wouldn’t mind to PM as well Ash.

I also didn’t realize DrDre made those upscaled deleted scenes.

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Thanks! I just need the TPM deleted scenes. You could reseed the myspleen torrent, unless RogueLeader also wants to get them.

I’m thinking particularly of Sebulba flashing his vents toward Anakin, to tie into the earlier mention of this, but am unsure if the quality difference will allow it.

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Sorry, I fell asleep as soon as I got home last night! It’s uploading now, but I did also start reseeding the Spleen torrent. I’ll have a Drive link shareable in about 3 hours though.

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Hal 9000 said:

Well, I’m toying with doing a V6 for Episode I. Episode I occupies a strange spot in my heart, and I’d like to reincorporate some bits and pieces. In a parallel to Lucas, in all likelihood, having children may shift my sensibilities!
I’m not promising anything right now, but if I proceed, here are my ideas for changes. Feel free to suggest anything else or share feedback.

  • Maybe add a “roger, roger” to the commander droid responding to a hologram of the Neimodians, in order to include one somewhere (and possible do the same elsewhere if there’s another spot where a droid takes an order from the living being, but not the first ‘treaty’ scene which is already cut out)
  • Reinstate Jar Jar sticking his tongue out at Qui-Gon in Watto’s shop
  • Reinstate Jar Jar snatching apples with his tongue at dinner ( https://youtu.be/2df6x2YEeu8?t=33 )
  • Put in truncated “it’s working, it’s working” scene
  • Ditch the ‘morning before the race’ deleted scene in light of the previous change
  • Maybe put back in “let’s go left” and “I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick”
  • Add “when in trouble, gungans go to sacred place” as voiceover as they approach the Gungan shelter area (idea from MalaStrana)
  • I might edit the podrace completely differently, ditching the musical score I added. I did it originally in 2006 and was fond of it, but it might be better without it and not edited specifically to fit the music

My color correction needs are very simple, but does anyone feel like making a LUT I can use to just tidy up the image overall? Just to tone down the red from the BluRay, and whatever else would make for a good universal setting to apply to the whole film.

I am excited for a potential V6 of this film! Just this last Saturday I had my “belated” Star Wars day since I was out of town the first weekend in May and played this and “Approaching Storm” edit. Everyone thought Approaching Storm was beyond fantastic but a bit conflicted with this due to some of your editing choices.

I would add at least one “Roger Roger” since it is one of those fun/funny quoting lines like “Boba Fett?!”
Also, reinstated “It’s working” scene is like the “Roger Roger” quote. If there is a way to trim it to keep the theme that Anakin is capable and not just such a lucky kid would be ideal. The use of the deleted scene is pretty flat and boring and visually odd with Kit.

I’d be ok with Anakin’s comments during the space battle, so far in this edit he is portrayed as being capable, and less like Inspector Gadget, and those comments WITHOUT the whole “auto pilot thing” doesn’t take away from his character. He is still a kid, and my goodness, he is pretty calm!

As for the pod race, I would agree with that. My group of buddies did think the music wasn’t right and seemed off.

I admit I am not sure with the reinstating some of the Jar Jar stuff. Maybe the apple thing, but the sticking tongue out may be a bit too much? It may depend if you still keep the electrocuting tongue part in the “working, working!” scene.

However, I do applaud your efforts and still think you do a mighty fine job on your edits.

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I’m always gratified to hear TAS being well received! It’s the only one of the three I’m not planning to give a V6.

Thanks for the feedback! I could always omit the tongue gag in Watto’s shop but keep it in the dinner scene.

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TAS is probably the “best” one since it it improves the original movie considerably. My buds kept thinking "why didn’t they (LucasFilms) use those deleted scenes in the first place?! Also Anakin as a character was greatly improved and the relationship between him with Obi and Padme much, much better. The only way you can “improve” on is if someone with uber skills can perfectly upscale the deleted scenes to 1080 and fill in the technical gaps/visual effects… But, I don’t think that is going to happen or is possible. 😉 So I agree, you do not need to do a new version at all.

I agree with your assessment, I’d try that approach with the tongue. The dinner scene isn’t too bad, but the Watto scene was too goofy. The dinner scene’s tongue at least goes along with Jar Jar’s style since it mimics the scene involving the critter on a stick thing and Sebulba.

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Hal 9000 said:

Thanks for the feedback! I could always omit the tongue gag in Watto’s shop but keep it in the dinner scene.

That’s exactly what I was going to suggest.

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I’d be interested to see a preview clip but honestly I don’t see the tongue working in either scene. It creates tonal whiplash and distracts from the drama present in the scene.

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Hey ChainsawAsh, would you mind sending me a pm with a link to your google drive?

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The audio is rough, because I don’t want to sort out the intricacies unless we like where this is going. I wanted to try to re-include only Jar Jar getting his tongue caught in the energy (without any other clowning around), and this is the way it seems the scene has to be in order to make that work. Unfortunately, there’s a necessary shot of him wildly dropping the wrench in reaction to Anakin calling for him.

https://vimeo.com/336833977
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