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Petrovelly said:
Ships animations are done in Blender (cycles engine). Planets are created from the combination of several NASA/Google Earth images in Photoshop. So they are basically 2D objects. At the end I mix it all in After Effects, apply some filters to make it look more like a movie and that’s it.

Nice Blender work, I’m also a fan of it. If you stick to simple camera and model movements, it will blend nicely with the original where needed.

I like your option to composite the scenes and not do it all in 3D.
That makes it look like the original. You are on the right path !

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snooker said:

I think I hated it?

+2 😉

Obi-Wan doesn’t want to fight at all, and just does it to buy some time (and become a force ghost).
The fight is dull by design, at least I always saw it like that.
Changing this makes no sense regarding the character.

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I’d like to announce that from now on I’ll be using SkyMaster’s cleaned and upscaled version of the ‘4k77 DNR’ 😃 It is incomparably better than the official Blu-Ray release.

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looks fantastic

Assimilate THIS!

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I actually don’t hate the new Vader / Kenobi battle sequence. I agree that not all of it would fit when integrated into A New Hope; however, there are at least a few shots that I think would be worthwhile to include.

I saw this mock-up on another thread and you can get a feel for what I am talking about:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yyvEBmTmjtLDrvKjLj5BFlouKwlxz1n3/view?usp=sharing

“The Ziggy Edit” — A Conceptual Fanedit of Return of the Jedi

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-The-Ziggy-Edit/id/17844

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Still doesn’t work for me. The style of the cinematography changes too dramatically. Shaky cam, zooms, the angles are all entirely different from any other shots in the sequence…

a trolling bantha

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Now THIS is the quality!

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That’s wonderful. While I’m still sticking with BluRay sources for my projects, it’s great to have the unadulterated OOT presented perfectly with home video sensibilities. Can’t wait for it to hit the 'spleen.

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Came to say hi since so many people messaged me in Deviantart page! Keep up the awesome work man!

-Angel

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ForceGhostRecon said:

I’ve edited/cleaned up Scene 38 for anyone interested:

https://vimeo.com/335231783

That’s a hell of a lot better. Just needs some color grading adjustments to both the new and original footage, to get it to fit together and up to standard. That blu-ray footage looks god-awful, I wish the original guy had at least regraded it.

Still, I think if it were to be put into the the actual film, I would still tone down the over the top elements of the new footage.

You’re making me think some of this might be useful for an edit after all.

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“Angel?..Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time”

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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emanswfan said:

ForceGhostRecon said:

I’ve edited/cleaned up Scene 38 for anyone interested:

https://vimeo.com/335231783

That’s a hell of a lot better. Just needs some color grading adjustments to both the new and original footage, to get it to fit together and up to standard. That blu-ray footage looks god-awful, I wish the original guy had at least regraded it.

Still, I think if it were to be put into the the actual film, I would still tone down the over the top elements of the new footage.

You’re making me think some of this might be useful for an edit after all.

It is a pretty cool fan film, but I don’t think this could be seamless at all with the existing footage. Maybe two or three shots (Obi raising his saber to his face, the quick Obi spin, Vader killing Obi), but it still would stand out like a sore thumb imo.

At least for this Remastered edit, I think at most he could modify the existing footage. Maybe he could add blue/red saber glows to the duel, more cuts on the walls, maybe the nearby damaged lights could flicker off to make it look a little more dramatic, maybe he could add the saber reflection in Vader’s eyes when he says “You should not have come back”.

If the intention is to make some dated parts of the film be more appealing to a modern audience, those might be ideas that could be implemented without just totally replacing big chunks of original footage.

While Petro is replacing original ship special effects with new visual effects, I think it still works because there is a clear separation between space and non-space shots.

But he may want to use that, or he’s mainly focusing on just the ships/lasers and stuff.

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Imagine the Star Trek TOS remastered versions replaced the fight scenes with Matrix-style battle royales.

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Angel said:

Came to say hi since so many people messaged me in Deviantart page! Keep up the awesome work man!

-Angel

Oh, hi Angel! Thanks! I really like your work on Deviantart 😃

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I just wonder what can be done about the tinny quality of the dialogue. I feel that ages the film the most in comparison with the others. In Empire and Jedi, you can feel Vader’s voice in the room, but in Star Wars it’s not so much. Ady did some good work on his voice if I remember, but everyone else still sounded like they were speaking into a can.

EQ might help a bit, but I don’t know if that would remove the tinny. Some might be tempted to add reverb, but instead of putting the toothpaste back in the tube, that’s just squeezing out more toothpaste.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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EyeShotFirst said:

I just wonder what can be done about the tinny quality of the dialogue. I feel that ages the film the most in comparison with the others. In Empire and Jedi, you can feel Vader’s voice in the room, but in Star Wars it’s not so much. Ady did some good work on his voice if I remember, but everyone else still sounded like they were speaking into a can.

EQ might help a bit, but I don’t know if that would remove the tinny. Some might be tempted to add reverb, but instead of putting the toothpaste back in the tube, that’s just squeezing out more toothpaste.

I think it is the difference between on set audio versus ADR. Or it could just be changes in technology. Even though the on set audio does sound tinny, I always felt it made everything feel/ sound more realistic. There was an editor on this site, I think it was snooker, adding more of the “room noise” to the prequels.

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Petrovelly said:

Angel said:

Came to say hi since so many people messaged me in Deviantart page! Keep up the awesome work man!

-Angel

Oh, hi Angel! Thanks! I really like your work on Deviantart 😃

I’m taking partial credit for messaging him to come to the site 😃

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SWOTFAN25 said:

Petrovelly said:

Angel said:

Came to say hi since so many people messaged me in Deviantart page! Keep up the awesome work man!

-Angel

Oh, hi Angel! Thanks! I really like your work on Deviantart 😃

I’m taking partial credit for messaging him to come to the site 😃

i’ll take a little bit of that ‘credit’ too since I posted the deviantart link 😉 i’ve been following his stuff for a while- glad he’s here!

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A handful of years ago he was a fairly active member, but so was I as well.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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Tantive finale look. You should expect the animation to come next week.

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Wow, just wow.

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

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