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Star Wars - Episode IV: The Heir of Skywalker

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FULL TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/365259942

I will go back to my Episode III edit (Rise of the Dark Side), but right now I started working on this one.
The main purpose of this is to create a main saga which is watchable in episodic order.
In order to do this, in the prequels Anakin is NOT Obi Wan’s apprentice, and in Episode IV there will be no mention about Vader being Ben’s former apprentice.
Vader is just a Jedi who betrayed the Order, but at this moment we, as audience, believe that Anakin is dead (showed in Episode III and in this movie’s crawl).
When Ben says that Vader killed Anakin, we know very well that this is a lie, but we accept it because we realize that Ben could never tell that to Luke.

The other two overall changes will be on the visual and musical sides.
I’m not a professional editor, and I only use Sony Vegas, but wherever I can I will change the look of the scenes (colors, backgrounds, blaster bolts, lightsabers, etc.). I will also add/change music in order to give the feel on one single cohesive saga.

SOURCES:

  1. 2011 Blu Ray
  2. Despecialized edition
  3. Possessed’s ANH edit (for some SFX)

OVERALL CHANGES:

  1. 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. Tatooine is more saturated, as is 3PO. Darker Lightsabers, purple/pink X-wing engines, etc.
  2. New music tracks.
  3. Remove any mention of Vader being Obi Wan’s apprentice. If we watch the movies in episodic order, Vader must look like another of Palpatine’s apprentices, just another villain after Maul, Dooku, Grievous and Anakin.

COMPLETE CHANGELIST:

  1. More modern intro with 20th Century fox and Lucasfilm’s logos.
  2. New crawl.
  3. Tatooine has an atmosphere.
  4. More saturated Tantive IV’s engines.
  5. Diminished the blue tonality after the Star Destroyer’s engines appear.
  6. Enhanced Star Destroyer’s engines and lasers.
  7. Color correction inside the Tantive IV and enhanced 3PO a little bit.
  8. New track during the battle.
  9. All lasers repainted.
  10. Rogue one’s Imperial March to introduce Vader, and also at the end of the scene.
  11. Improved Tatooine and sky’s colors.
  12. New track during 3PO and R2’s dialogue, which is shortened.
  13. Enhanced blue laser shot by Jawas to R2.
  14. Shortened scene inside the sandcrawler.
  15. Enhanced Leia’s hologram and the environment around it.
  16. Another Krayt dragon call (don’t remember if it’s the original… it’s the one heard in Revisited).
  17. Obi Wan does not say he doesn’t remember ever owning a droid.
  18. Restrucured scene inside Ben’s hut, more in line with Revisited.
  19. Recolored and enhanced lightsaber.
  20. Obi Wan does not mention Vader being his apprentice, nor Vader being a former Jedi. When Luke asks about his father, Ben just says “Darth Vader helped the empire… and murdered your father”.
  21. New track during the Death Star meeting room, and enhanced blue lights.
  22. At the beginning of the scene, the center sphere shows the hologram of the galaxy, then shuts down.
  23. A part of the Blu Ray Mos Eisley’s entrance is kept. Just the overall view.
  24. Added shot from Despecialized Edition (color corrected) to remove the Ronto walking in front of the camera.
  25. Darkened Cantina.
  26. The yellow lamps on tables are light-blue now.
  27. One of the aliens is watching Imperial propaganda holonews.
  28. Enhanced Ben’s lightsaber.
  29. Han shoots first (I masked the superior part of the shot to keep it static, so that Greedo does not shoot and Han’s face remains still).
  30. Color corrected Death Star control room, and new track.
  31. No Jabba scene.
  32. Just like in Revisited, recolored droid near 3PO to make it look like it’s not R2, which appears later.
  33. Repainted stormtroopers’ lasers.
  34. New track during escape.
  35. Recolored Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.
  36. Again, new Tatooine atmosphere.
  37. Recolored Millennium Falcon’s engines and Star Destroyer’s lasers.
  38. Han does not say he knows a few maneuvers, because he does not make any of them.
  39. Whole new Alderaan’s destruction. Clips taken from Rogue One, Man of Steel, some YouTube videos showing Earth being hit by an asteroid and a clip of the Death Star shooting against a planet. New Endgame track.
  40. Millennium Falcon’s interior recolored, more in line with the blue and yellow tones from TFA.
  41. New track during Luke’s training.
  42. New Hyperspace tunnel.
  43. Added hyperspace lights inside the MF’s cockpit, and the tunnel itself outside.
  44. Added energy barrier in the Death Star hangar.
  45. Removed any mention of Ben being Vader’s former master.
  46. Shortened fight in the detention area, and shortened trash compactor sequence.
  47. All the Death Star wall lights are enhanced, and they change from white to blue based on the area, to give more diversity to the massive station.
  48. Completely restructured duel. New tracks from PT and Rogue One. The gang leaves the DS with the MF while Ben is still fighting Vader, and they don’t see him dying. Alternate sequence between the actual duel and the Tie Fighters scene.
  49. Enhanced MF’s arrival at Yavin. New engines and music track from Rogue One.
  50. Not sure Hologram inside the Yavin IV “control room”.
  51. Color correction and music tracks during the battle.

Don’t expect anything too revolutionary. I’m just working with Sony Vegas…

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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OPENING SHOT COMPARISON

Here’s what I’m talking about.
No new visual effect, just color changes.

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/DLYPPNNX

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Sometimes the CC is less visible.
http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/JB12CNNU
(Mostly on the Tantive walls and on 3PO)

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Frame comparisons.

TANTIVE IV

TATOOINE

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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IlFanEditore said:

What is it that you don’t like?

It’s really oversaturated. You might want to turn the saturation down a little bit.

Myself, the boy, two droids, and no questions asked.

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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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:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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LEIA’S HOLOGRAM CLIP.

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

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber