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Star Wars: The Last Skywalker Awakens - a sequel trilogy 3-in-1 edit (v2.5 Released) — Page 2

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Hey! This cut looks to be right up on my wheelhouse, would you be so kindly as to send me a link? Thanks!

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Just to keep things on track:

I’m intending on putting together a V3 of this edit with some minor changes and fixes, re-adding some of the Resistance’s escape from D’Qar as it has been pointed out (and I agree) that it feels a bit rushed and out of nowhere that they’re just on ships all of a sudden after Rey’s departure.

I’ll also be incorporating some of the other stuff from V3 of Hal9000’s TRoS Ascendant such as Leia’s purple saber (will still be leaving out the force ghosts) and the crackling/broken Skywalker saber, among a few other changes.

Thank you all for your interest so far!

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Version 2.5 is done and uploaded now, mostly reintroducing some small parts back into the TLJ portions of the film for clarity and pacing, as well as a couple of fixes. Will be sending PM’s out today!

This is where I’ll be leaving things until V3 of TRoS Ascendant is up and I can incorporate some of the changes from that back into this edit.

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Please can you pm the link for this?

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Watched first half of 2.5 finally:
Awesome work as ever! Took me some time to get ready for part of a “marathon”.

I adored what you did bringing space pew pew Poe back at early episode VIII.

Is it possible though, at 1:46:22

Instead of seeing Leia saying:
“You did it Poe, now get your squad back here so we can get out of this place”.
Then seeing Poe’s face fighting in his X-wing.

Could we:

  • Have Leia saying “You did it Poe”.
  • Cut to Poe face and if possible isolate Leia’s voice, filtered as a radio com link, saying:
    “Now get ][ back here so we can get out of this place” while Poe’s face is showing.

The “your squad” seems to be is his lonely bum in your awesome cut, until we see more small fighters in the background.

Or… is it some kind of “one man army” joke?
Or… is squad just another word for arse? 😃

Actually maybe leave it as it is, now that I typed it, it sounds funnier that way.

Tomorrow the second half!
Thanks again for the amazing work 😄

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Jul Dylan said:
The “your squad” seems to be is his lonely bum in your awesome cut, until we see more small fighters in the background.

Heh, good catch! I did play with this a bit and ended up deciding to put the cut where it is because that was where it cuts back to Poe in his cockpit in the theatrical, making Leia’s voice sound like it’s coming in over his comms. What I imagined it as is: Leia’s saying “great job, you bought us enough time to get all the transports back, so now we don’t have to bring your bombing squad up to continue the attack on the dreadnought” and instead of doing what TLJ Poe does and ignoring her he just… follows orders, heh.

I’ll make a note and see if I can’t have a bit more of a play with it for V3, though! Thanks again for your suggestions 😃

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could I get a link? or should I maybe just wait until you’re finished V3 at this point?

I’ve been brainstorming how I’d personally edit the sequels and a radical 3 in 1 edit seems like it’d work best, so I’m really curious how others have tackled that approach

also, out of all the clips from this fan edit I watched, what stood out to me the must was your edit of A Jedi’s Fury over the Rey vs Kylo duel, even if it’s a simple edit in the end it really captures the raw emotion of that duel and fits a lot better than any of the other choices of music I’ve seen used for that fight, like Duel of the Fates or whatever

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Thanks newmaker! Yeah the other edits that have used cues from DotF I think are generally implemented alright but don’t fit the intensity of the scene for me, rather than hedging I just decided to go all in. I’m glad you think it worked out.

I’ll PM you a link to V2.5 as it may be some weeks away before TRoS Ascendant V3 is out and I can implement changes from that, as well as building a new title crawl which is something that needs doing before this project is “complete.”

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Updates! I’ve worked out a new opening crawl that I am pretty happy with.


Episode VII

THE LAST SKYWALKER AWAKENS

Luke Skywalker has vanished.
In his absence, the sinister
FIRST ORDER has risen from
the ashes of the Empire and
will stop at nothing until
Skywalker, the last Jedi, has
been destroyed.

As the peaceful New
Republic struggles to fight
this resurgent menace,
General Leia Organa gathers
her allies and leads a brave
RESISTANCE. She is
desperate to find her brother
Luke and restore hope to the
galaxy.

Searching for clues to Luke’s
whereabouts, the First Order
has intercepted Leia’s most
daring pilot on the desert
planet of Jakku…


It borrows from both the theatrical TFA crawl and Hal9000’s one for Restructured, but I realized recently that I also need to give a drastically different impression of the Republic (or the New Republic, as it’s called in other post-ROTJ canon stuff now) than in the theatricals or even the other fan edits I’ve drawn from.

Throughout this edit there’s virtually no mention of a central government or wider political context at all. TFA hit the reset button with Starkiller Base and it’s mentioned by Hux offhandedly at the start of TLJ but other than that the Sequels largely ignore any political implications (which was to their benefit, just imo). I’m simply following through with that and excising it from the context of this story entirely.

The line “the peaceful New Republic struggles to fight this resurgent menace” attempts to do this and bring the perception of the state of the galaxy in line with the new canon books, wherein the government almost completely demilitarised after the formation of the New Republic. This is basically why they’re of no help, and Leia is left going “oh shit there’s a big dark side-y army spreading across the galaxy and we have no way to stop it” and doing her own thing.

It also helps focus the First Order’s intent on Skywalker and eradicating the Jedi, for the time being. The whole take over the universe thing seems implied in their mandate by being a big evil fascist army.

At least that’s how I hope it will all come across. I’ll see if I can work that Hux line in TLJ to remove mention of the Republic or change it to something else. I will also likely keep tweaking at the title crawl endlessly, too (and hopefully fix that irritating bug with the commas).

Also, I have also begun working on subtitles! Turns out five hours of film is a lot of work to caption! I’m about 10% of the way there, so, progress nonetheless.

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Still just thinking out loud here as I ponder some of the changes for the eventual and final V3: I’m considering cutting the music that I’ve added from the Pasaana scene entirely. I’m pretty happy with how it’s put together, but I think the scene might still be more impactful as a quiet scene underscored only by Kylo’s TIE and Rey’s breathing.

Removing the music will make this the only real “music-less” action scene in the film, as I intend to leave the RotJ cue over the Death Star fight. If anyone has thoughts one way or the other I’d love to hear them.

Pasaana Confrontation

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May I have a link too,
Thanks!