June 1st update:
I have finished the frame isolation and compositing for the first scene. Early in the process I realized the original footage did not match the framing of the movie scene. This resulted in the crewmen and chewie being cropped before appearing in the scene as they both walk into frame.
If I was a lazy guy I would have simply cropped everything to match the video footage…
But, in keeping with the look and framing of the finished film, I matched the framing as best as possible and re-used footage to fill in the spots where the actors walk on and off the screen.
I put together this montage to show you what I mean:
At any rate, I am moving on to colorizing the rest of the footage of the close up with Lando, Chewie, Luke and Leia.
Here is what is done so far:
(Edit): sorry for the video looking so soft… the IMGUR site does indeed compress it down a bit. I can’t even see the light grain I added.
As always, any feedback is welcome.