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Star Wars - Episode IV: The Heir of Skywalker (V2 in development)

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PREMISE
The first version of this edit was meant to be able to watch the saga in “episodic” order (I to VI, or XI) while keeping the main plot twists intact (Anakin becoming Vader, Luke and Leia being brother and sister, mainly). But right now I’ve decided to give up on this. Basically everyone knows about these plot twists, and there’s no real, effective way of achieving this. Yeah, we can have Anakin not be Obi Wan’s apprentice, or have the audience believe he dies on Mustafar, but every change of this kind somewhat “ruins” the movie they are in.
So, for V2 this will be a more “classic” edit. I will concentrate on the visual aspect, color correction, some FX additions, new audio (I still want the saga to feel cohesive on this, so there will still be music tracks from other movies) and some cuts here and there.

SOURCES:

  1. Despecialized edition
  2. Telecine’s SFX for some blaster shots.
  3. 2019 version

OVERALL CHANGES:

  1. Complete color correction. I want it to be more in line with Rogue One and to keep a consistent look in the whole saga as much as I can. Less red and more yellow on Tatooine (similar to The Mandalorian), Falcon’s interiors in line with TFA (blue in living room, yellow/green in corridors), different colors inside the Death Star (dark blue corridors and meeting room, grey/black in the laser control room).
  2. New music tracks.
  3. Enhanced engines, lightsabers, etc.

COMPLETE CHANGELIST:
to be added shortly

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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New crawl.

THE SON OF SKYWALKER.

Nineteen years have
passed since the death of
Anakin Skywalker. The
GALACTIC EMPIRE rules
with fear.

Having fought a desperate
battle over the planet of
Scarif to steal the secret
plans of the Empire’s
ultimate weapon, the
DEATH STAR, the Rebel
Alliance hopes to use
them to find a weakness
in the dreadful station.

Princess Leia Organa,
daughter of Senator Bail
Organa, tries to escape
with the plans, closely
followed bu the Emperor’s
right hand, DARTH
VADER…

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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Frame comparisons.

TANTIVE IV

TATOOINE

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EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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Death Star hologram and Dantooine search.

https://vimeo.com/347608775
password: fanedit

This is the clip which I already posted in the Radical Ideas thread.
It still needs work on the hologram, and the Dantooine search will be shortened, but that’s it.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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And here’s the edited blaster bolts (with new music track).

https://vimeo.com/348356611
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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I like the Dantooine addition, but maybe exclude the close-up of the trooper helmet and replace it with an exterior shot
of a rebel base, then show the troops searching. The planets and the troops searching actually mesh really well with the original. Good work! I’m looking forward to seeing more

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Thank you! Yeah, the close-up has already been removed. I just need to find a shot for the base exterior…

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:

Death Star hologram and Dantooine search.

https://vimeo.com/347608775
password: fanedit

This is the clip which I already posted in the Radical Ideas thread.
It still needs work on the hologram, and the Dantooine search will be shortened, but that’s it.

Fantastic

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OPENING CLIP.

You can see the new crawl (any suggestions welcomed) and the color correction (Tatooine, its atmosphere, the engines).

https://vimeo.com/353548434
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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I loved it, the color looks great and the crawl content, with references to R1, is too. Good luck with the project!

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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Thank you so much 😉

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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Do you plan on adding the Obi-Wan vs. Vader fan remaster (SC 38 Reimagined) to your edit?

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.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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At the moment… nope. 😄
I’m sorry, I quite enjoyed it, but it looks way too different. Maybe I will add one or two shots of Vader, but nothing from the actual duel.
I’m considering to have a whole different cut for the duel. If I manage to make it work, I’d like to have something similar to the “Return” cinematic trailer from The Old Republic.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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Thank you for criticism.
Right now I quite like it, it looks less flat IMHO, so at least for now I’ll keep it.

What is it that you don’t like?

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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I still can’t consider it as bad… I find it more in line with the PT and ST.
Anyway, you guys are surely more expert than I am.

What do you think about this?
http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/DLGZWNNX

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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I have to agree that the first grade of Threepio was excessive. I do think that the second one was a step in the right good.

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LUKE’S LIGHTSABER CLIP.

https://vimeo.com/344824428
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.

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LEIA’S HOLOGRAM CLIP.

https://vimeo.com/354013432
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
PM me for links if interested.