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Star Wars - The Vader Confidential Edits - Episode I Completed and Available! — Page 4

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Did you solve your Vegas problem with the extra frames?

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I think the biggest problem with the PT is that one, Padme dies earlier then what the OT made it sound like. If it were up to me, i would've had her hide on Alderaan and have her die a short time later and then Bail Organa takes Leia in.

And two, GL didn't take in to consideration that their are new fans that won't be surprised that Vader is Luke's father because he spoiled it in the PT.

However, GL did that due to fan requests asking, "Will we see him in the suit in the movie?"

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TV's Frink said:

Did you solve your Vegas problem with the extra frames?

Alas I have not as of yet :\

I also need to figure out how to do some minor special effects. I need to remove Obi-Wan running towards the dueling Qui-Gon and Darth Maul ina couple of scenes as I've re-ordered that fight so that Qui-Gon and Maul are never caught in the shiled door passage, only Obi-wan is. He's super small in the fram so I can't imagine it will be too terribly difficult.

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Pagz said:

Hope you all dig.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SnpZLqzYP8

Interesting dialogues. Like i said again it hurts me to listen Japanese and have constant subs in the movie. The nemoidians have some screen time and the subs could make the movie feel like its not star wars. Only Greedo and Jabba got subs in OT.

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What do you all think? Should I pursue this path?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZGvPKm8ZKU

Interesting path indeed. If you tighten up a bit the editing so the shots are not changing so amazingly fast then there you have it. Other members did some valid points indeed.

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what do you all think?

The saber looks out of place compare it with the not so vibrant blue saber of ben(obi).

If you want to take this concept try to match the aesthetic of the original painting/poster. Maybe you want to erase darth molto from the BG because he is not even a threat. Just a villain that we see him far later in the movie. I could suggest to add some trade fed ships at least to show that they have a major place in the edit.

 

-Angel

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Perhaps it's my love of subtitled films, but I don't find they bother me at all. But you know how it is, different strokes and all, which is pretty much the reason fan editing exists at all ;)

I like your idea about the trade fed ship, I'd been trying to think of something that could fill that void. Here's another attempt:

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Fair enough :)

You may proceed

 

-Angel

 

PS: Smudge a pit the tip of Ben's saber so it follows the painting and it like more like painted.

Same goes to Luke's saber that is way to edgy ;)

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The edit is 99.999% complete. Th video edits and audio are all locked down. The rotoscoping is finished. All that remains is the opening crawl. I've been having some problems rendering it, but I'm getting some help on that front shortly.

I'm pretty happy with how it's shaping up. It'll be nice to finally sit down and watch the whole thing.

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I wish you could have taken a leaf out of Jason's book and obscured Sidious' face in some way but that's not diminishing my interest in seeing another set of idea combinations tried out.

We seem to be in the middle of another project surge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Episode I is complete and available for download. PM me for the link :)

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Watching this right now, and I have to say I am quite impressed with how this turned out.  On top of that, I'm pleased with your intention for the PT and preserving the secret, something I am hoping you can successfully pull off.  Keep up the fantastic work!

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I'm about half way through.

The Japanese Feds actually work rather well but I think Jar-Jar really needs to be dubbed into plain English.

Some of the subtitles are really good and add depth to the plot and the characters but some of the subtitles are so long that I didn't get a chance to read them and 'there's too many of them' (more of a problem in the first two acts).

Star Wars films usually have some subtitled aliens in there but this edit is playing more like a novel.

Dubbing Jar Jar into plain English would make it less of a reading experience and more cinematic.

Having Maul called Vader works fine (he can't be the same one that Obi-Wan talks about in ANH but it adds a layer of obfuscation which could pay off later).

Sidious is sadly still obviously Palpatine.

Employing some means of obscuring his face (either by leaving his cowl empty like JasonN or having a hint of the prune faced Emperor to be) would make the flaw in the original film disappear.

Some of the edits are very rough.

Sometimes the beginnings or ends of words have frayed off and ambient sound suddenly appears out of nowhere. The music cues are similarly choppy at times.

Sometimes the characters look as if they are responding to something that hasn't happened (the scenes in Anakin's home specifically stand out in this regard).

Jar-Jar still steps in the poop but cutting the almost all of the Padme/Anakin introduction really works, as does intercutting the Jedi and Jar-Jars' entrance into the city right into the invasion. I'm not sure how they could have pulled that off with Binks' stealth skillz but in terms of pacing I didn't miss any of the Gungan City stuff.

The picture is a bit on the fuzzy side but it played well enough on my laptop.

As a workprint I'd there is a lot to enjoy so far but if I were you (which I am not) I'd keep working on this one before moving onto the next.

I'll post some more when I've finished watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Further to my previous comments it might sell the idea of the Federation having a prior claim to the Gungan homeworld if you (or someone who may assist you) altered the statues at the Gungan sacred space to look like the Neimodians.

Perhaps someone like Bob Garcia (who has helped others with their edits in the past) could give you a hand with this if you are not able to do this yourself.

Similarly The Cutter might be able to assist you with ironing out the problematic music breaks.

It might be possible to remove See-Throughpio from the pod race celebrations as well (he could stay as the flag holder as he could be taken for just a random droid).

It might help to further trim Anakin's approach to the Federation ship as the shot makes the ship look rather small (when it's meant to be a threat) and the line about the auto pilot taking them there sounds more like something Ric would say than genuine dialogue.

The line about switching the auto pilot off gives us the necessary information but sounds like real dialogue.

As you have taken the shield gate closing on Maul and Qui-Gon away (which creates a few continuity errors which you may get help with) you could experiment with swapping the current shots of Maul behind the shield at that point with some of the more mocking and menacing ones of him staring down the kneeling Qui-Gon.

It might also make Jar-Jar seem more proactive if you added a line about Jar-Jar having an idea while hanging onto the bomb cart (making out that he released them deliberately).

You still get the comedy of him trying to dodge them but that plays like Han charging at the stormies in ANH and then having to run away again later.

It's a good edit but by improving the picture quality (the DVD colours are really ugly perhaps an adjustment would give your edit added vibrancy) and ironing out some of the rougher edges it could be so much more and it's definitely worth the extra effort.

Well done for getting this far so quickly (i know it can not have been easy) and thank-you for sharing it with us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M