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Star Wars: REBORN - The Complete Saga — Page 4

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I think for a project like this the SE is perfectly fine. Especially when combined with the prequels, the new transfer is necessary for the OT to hold up. Plus, this version doesn't need the "nostalgic feeling" to it, since it looks like it's going to kick ass anyway.
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After seeing those trailers.......WOW. I can't even remember the last time I was this excited over a fan edit (oh wait, yes I do, Trooperman's SOTDS, but that's beside the point). You can bet all my friends will be hearing about this one. I've shown the trailers to a few people, and they have yet to get a bad reaction.

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Steve,

Do you plan on maiking any alterations to the ESB Emperor? Darkening the image or whatnot? I think a little work in that area could go a long way in making him less RotS and more RotJ-like.

EDIT: Okay I was just checking out your myspace (I don't have one myself), and I see "George Lucas" "Hayden Christensen" and "Rick McCallum." Now at first I assumed these were just people who used their names, but I do know of celebreties that use myspace. Reading their page its obvious that a lot of people THINK these guys are the real deal. Am I just being naive in thinking they possibly are who their name is?
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I don't think George has time to hang on MySpace. Hayden? That might be a different story...
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LOL!

I just put them there as a joke. Hayden's profile says he lives in London and Lucas and McCallum, they're probably fans just trying to look legit. Though I wouldn't put it past McCallum to have a MySpace. Kevin Smith's page is actually him, that's confirmed. The only other one who "may" be the real deal is Frankie Muniz. He contacted me and said he was a Star Wars fan and saw the trailer and loved it. His page looks..."possibly" convincing. You decide for yourself on that one.

There's actually, believe it or not, a lot of real celebrities who have MySpace pages. I've heard that the major record labels won't even listen to a demo unless you have a fan base built up on MySpace. And studios are using MySpace as a promotional tool now for films and TV series, so... I think as the money rolls in you'll see more and more on there.


Regarding the Emperor in ESB:

As much as I HATE how he looks in this scene, we've decided to go with it because it's Ian McDiarmid and it HAS to be Ian McDiarmid, period.

Now, we've tried a million different things to make him look different. We've tried darkening, shadowing, and fading. We've tried getting rid of the hood completely and only having his face. We've tried taking a closeup scene from ROTJ and creating a hologram out of that and placing it in Vader's holo-chamber. That didn't work. We tried changing the scene so he's talking to the Emperor on the viewscreen that he chokes Ozzel on, with just Palps' eyes showing. It was creepy, but it didn't totally work.

So, ultimately, nothing has worked to our satisfaction. So, for the trailer I just used the original. That may or may not change. I would LOVE to improve this some way, but man... This one was a doozie. It still amazes me how a stupid black hood can ruin the entire scene.

Johnny Ringo, I'll PM you about that audio question.

And CC, Nanner, Laserschwert, Adywan and Klingon_Jedi, and everybody else, thanks again for your comments!

--ID

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My computer is having issues with Rapidshare (the little 3 digit code I'm supposed to enter before I download won't show up), so do you think you could upload the ROTJ trailer to Filefront as well?

Thanks.

http://i.imgur.com/7N84TM8.jpg

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I think we could do that...

I'll post the link in a bit.

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Beautiful trailers, InfoDroid. The music is very well chosen to blend in the films and makes the originals seem "fresh." It gives a great feel of how the prequels should have been interpreted. Props, man!

Galatians 2: 20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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By the way, what's that music in trailer 1? I remember hearing it also in the trailer for "Star Wars - Heart of the Rebellion"...
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Hey, Nanner... Here's a link to the ROTJ trailer on FileFront, just for you.

Coov, thanks so much for the compliments. You know how much I admire your work, so that means a lot coming from you. Thanks again.

Laserschwert, I'm not sure if you're referring to the first trailer I made, ROTJ, or chronologically the first trailer of ESB. Haha... Damn the Star Wars timeline!

But anyway, just for anyone who may have missed it, for ROTJ I used one track all the way through called "Tarawa" from the Snow Falling On Cedars soundtrack by James Newton Howard.

For ESB, it was a little more complicated:

The very first thing you hear is about 20 seconds of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Then I used a stock orchestra and choral rise cue until Anakin wakes up from the dream.

It then goes to a track called "Hymn (choir)" from Immediate Music, which is a company that records music exclusively for trailers, on their CD (that they send to movie studios) called "Themes for Orchestra and Choir". You've heard their stuff on the trailers for Chronicles of Narnia, X-Men III, Spider-Man 2, and hundreds of others. You can't buy their music, but if you know where to look, you can find 'em.

Then there was a mixture of a few other orchestral/choral rises to get that chaotic, what Commander Courage refers to as "white noise" sound.

Then, it goes to another Immediate Music track called "Final Omen 2.0 (choir)".

More "white noise".

Then when the title comes up, it transitions to Lisa Gerrard (the chick who did Gladiator) in a track called "Shadow Magnet".


--ID

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Wow. Reading the names of those cues is incredible. That trailer is g*ddamned impressive. Nice work.

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Thanks, Mark! Nice to see ya. I like the work you've been doing for Trooperman's "Shroud of the Dark Side" logo and posters.

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Originally posted by: InfoDroid
Thanks, Mark! Nice to see ya. I like the work you've been doing for Trooperman's "Shroud of the Dark Side" logo and posters.


Yeah, me too. Forgot to mention that, but those posters you're cooking up are incredible. Thanks so much.

And this project is looking breathtaking and very original. I'm still in envy of your trailer-making abilities....

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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I know it's awfully soon to ask this, but...when can we expect to see an ANH trailer?

Sorry, I'm just really excited about this one!

http://i.imgur.com/7N84TM8.jpg

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Originally posted by: Trooperman
Originally posted by: InfoDroid
Thanks, Mark! Nice to see ya. I like the work you've been doing for Trooperman's "Shroud of the Dark Side" logo and posters.


Yeah, me too. Forgot to mention that, but those posters you're cooking up are incredible. Thanks so much.




Thanks, both of you!

I think an OT style poster would suit this project too-- the original Godfather posters had similar lay-outs. Maybe I can put together some cool elements for you, Steve.

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Originally posted by: Nanner Split
I know it's awfully soon to ask this, but...when can we expect to see an ANH trailer?

Sorry, I'm just really excited about this one!

Nanner, Haha... The "Star Wars" trailer will be out within 2 weeks probably. It's gonna be the hardest yet I think. But, I'm up for the challenge.

Originally posted by: mthaslett
I think an OT style poster would suit this project too-- the original Godfather posters had similar lay-outs. Maybe I can put together some cool elements for you, Steve.


MTH, actually, I've been bouncing different ideas around in my head for what I'd like to try. I know it's a little early to be talking about DVD covers, but I'm thinking of holding a contest for the best DVD cover art, just as inspiration, if nothing else. I'm trying to avoid all of that Struzan-inspired poster art where you have all the characters in a collage. It's just been done to death. I'd really like a look that's unique, something iconic.

I have three different ideas for possibilities that I'd like to see:

1) The first is, one symbol that represents the whole saga of Anakin and Luke in a very sleek, exciting, and compact way. Like the Godfather. Akin to that Special Edition "medallion" thing they were doing in '97. Or I also always loved These Covers. Simple, yet very effective. If we could do half of Luke's face at the top and the opposite half of Anakin's face at the bottom, with the Star Wars logo in the center, I think that'd look good.

2) The second I idea I had was to take the comic book versions of the episodes and create a cool cover for each of the three episodes using just the comic book art with scenes from the movie in little strips going across the top and bottom or sideways... where ever.

3) The third idea was ( and I know it's been done already, but) to make it look like Kenner action figure packaging, or I really loved those bubblegum card covers Coov came up with a while ago. THOSE were awesome. Something nostalgic that brings you back to having Star Wars in your life as a kid.

Here are links to the logos I've created so far. I'm no photoshop expert, but it's been getting us by. If anyone would like to venture out to try any of these concepts or something else entirely, please submit them. If your work is chosen, we'll put you on a short list of people to receive the edits from us personally as soon as they're done.

Reborn Logo

Revenge of the Ranch Logo

I'm no photoshop expert, but it's been getting us by. If anyone would like to venture out to try any of these concepts or something else entirely, please submit them. If your work is chosen, we'll put you on a short list of people to receive the edits from us personally as soon as they're done.

Thanks to all!

By the way, UPDATE on the Mace/Palps duel - TJ and I burned the scene to disc last night to see how the totally re-built soundtrack sounded on our surround systems. And we were VERY pleased with how it turned out. We'll be posting a short clip of that duel soon.

Stay tuned!

--ID

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Yeah..... It's a dead project, Nanner.



Sorry.



BwaHAHAHAHAHA! I'm kidding. Come on, Man. Holidays are a bitch.

And that new Superman Ultimate Collector's DVD Box Set has been keeping me busy.

But, don't worry. I'm working on the trailer for ANH right now, and soon after that's released you'll be seeing many more updates that have to do with the actual work that's being put into the film itself. Guaranteed.

Til then,

--ID

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Aww, shoot, I thought we were promised a clip of the Mace/Palpatine duel.
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Well, the sound mixing continues on that particular clip. It's there, and we're extremely happy with it...it's just not 100% locked quite yet.

But when it is, I assure you, you guys'll be the first to see it.

Perfection takes time.

--ID

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If anyone would like to venture out to try any of these concepts or something else entirely, please submit them


hm...thought i might take a crack at this.

keep in mind it's a very quick and nasty design i threw together. If you guys are interested I'll do some sketches and such.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1748/reborn1yu8.jpg
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That's an awesome idea, Johnny! I love the Vader helmet-shaped "R" design. I don't like the font. Maybe something more Star Wars-looking. But, yeah...cool idea! I'd love to see you build on it.

Thanks!


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yeah yeah - I don't like the font either...I just wanted to get my idea out there for you.

Glad you like it. I'll work on it and hopefully come up with at least a handful of directions for the design.