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.
- 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.
- New music tracks.
- 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.
- More modern intro with 20th Century fox and Lucasfilm’s logos.
- New crawl.
- Tatooine has an atmosphere.
- More saturated Tantive IV’s engines.
- Diminished the blue tonality after the Star Destroyer’s engines appear.
- Enhanced Star Destroyer’s engines and lasers.
- Color correction inside the Tantive IV and enhanced 3PO a little bit.
- New track during the battle.
- All lasers repainted.
- Rogue one’s Imperial March to introduce Vader, and also at the end of the scene.
- Improved Tatooine and sky’s colors.
- New track during 3PO and R2’s dialogue, which is shortened.
- Enhanced blue laser shot by Jawas to R2.
- Shortened scene inside the sandcrawler.
- Enhanced Leia’s hologram and the environment around it.
- Another Krayt dragon call (don’t remember if it’s the original… it’s the one heard in Revisited).
- Obi Wan does not say he doesn’t remember ever owning a droid.
- Restrucured scene inside Ben’s hut, more in line with Revisited.
- Recolored and enhanced lightsaber.
- 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”.
- New track during the Death Star meeting room.
- At the beginning of the scene, the center sphere shows the hologram of the galaxy, then shuts down.
- A part of the Blu Ray Mos Eisley’s entrance is kept. Just the overall view.
- Added shot from Despecialized Edition (color corrected) to remove the Ronto walking in front of the camera.
- Darkened Cantina.
- The yellow lamps on tables are blue now.
- One of the aliens is watching Imperial propaganda holonews.
- Enhanced Ben’s lightsaber.
- 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).
- Color corrected Death Star control room, and new track.
- No Jabba scene.
- Just like in Revisited, recolored droid near 3PO to make it look like it’s not R2, which appears later.
- Repainted stormtroopers’ lasers.
- New track during escape.
- Recolored Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.
- Again, new Tatooine atmosphere.
- Recolored Millennium Falcon’s engines and Star Destroyer’s lasers.
- Han does not say he knows a few maneuvers, because he does not make any of them.
- 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 Rogue One’s track.
- Millennium Falcon’s interior recolored, more in line with the blue and yellow tones from TFA.
- New track during Luke’s training.
- New Hyperspace tunnel.
- Added hyperspace lights inside the MF’s cockpit, and the tunnel itself outside.
- Added energy barrier in the Death Star hangar.
- Removed any mention of Ben being Vader’s former master.
- Shortened fight in the detention area, and shortened trash compactor sequence.
- Not sure Completely restructured lightsaber duel, to create a sequence similar to the “Return” cinematic trailer for The Old Republic.
- Enhanced MF’s arrival at Yavin. New engines and music track from Rogue One.
- Not sure Hologram inside the Yavin IV “control room”.
- Color correction and music tracks during the battle.
Don’t expect anything too revolutionary. I’m just working with Sony Vegas…
- CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
- SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
- KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
- THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085
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