STAR WARS PROLOGUE TECHNICAL DETAILS
Media : NTSC dual-layer DVD
Audio : English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Video : 16:9 enhanced w/original 2.35 letterboxed frame
N Discs : 2
Length : ??? minutes
Region : All
Subtitles : N/A
- Audio Editing : Adobe Audition, Hypercube, Sonic Foundry, Vegas Pro
- Video Editing : AfterEffects, AVISynth, Paintshop Pro, Photoshop, Vegas Pro, VirtualDub
- Story boards : Womble MPEG Video Wizzard
- Burning/ripping : DVD Decrypter, ImgBurn
- MPEG-2 encoding : MainConcept 1.5.1, TMPGEnc Plus 2.5
Notes : The Prologue uses a new, high-definition transfer for all EP1 footage, resulting in a NTSC DVD that is superior to both the original PAL and NTSC Phantom Menace discs. Viewers will notice increased detail, decreased film grain and none of the edge enhancement artifacts that plagued the original NTSC DVD transfer. The original NTSC DVDs are used for all EP2 and EP3 footage because picture clarity is as good or better than the PAL discs--due partly to the latter's anemic MEPG-2 encoding. Audio quality is superior to anything available on a PAL disc.
File. Official Teaser Trailer 10.7MB (MQ MP4 Encode)
YouTube (low quality)
Note. This file is also available as a torrent. Try either mininova.org or btjunkie.org and search for "Star Wars Prologue Epic Prequel." If you are new to torrents, I recommend the uTorrent client. It is lightweight, free, and fairly easy to setup and use.
Page 01. Early Jarjar removal screenshots.
Page 03. Discussion about 'ghosting' Qui-gon.
I started this thread to share some early progress in my own project. The Prologue is my replacement for TPM, AOTC and ROTS. The goal is to cut A prequel from the original DVDs. It is 'epic' in the LOTR sense; the new DVD will span 13 years, depict several battles and likely have a running time of about three hours.
The immediate motivation behind the Prologue is to better serve the original trilogy, not to improve or revise the prequels. I feel that each of the prequels has some good material intermixed with nonsense filler and superfluous silliness. Collectively, there is plenty of material for an intelligent and fun movie.
More specific goals include:
1. Reducing JarJar to an incidental character;
2. Restoring information control and secrecy;
3. Removing annoying acting and alien banter;
4. Correcting post-production AV sync flaws.
The Prologue begins with secret clone order 66 and then follows Ben, Yoda and Senator Organa as they scramble to make sense of what happened. A reference to Qui-gon at the end of E3 is used to arc the story back 13 years, at which point elements from TPM and later AOTC are introduced into the movie. The Prologue eventually resumes where it began, but by tracking instead the events of Anakin and Palpatine.
Aside from the opening crawl, I want to avoid introducing new and useless elements. The goal of most of my rotoscoping techniques is to REMOVE elements. However, in some cases it will be necessary to add or alter music and sound elements.