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The ANH:SE Redux Ideas thread (Radical Ideas Welcome). — Page 66

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For reference, here’s a cap of the only time ANH shows us a head-on hyperspace tunnel:

Anyone know how Adywan produced his version? His looks like this, granted, he replaced the earlier tunnel shot also:

I wonder what your version would look like, snooker, if the white center was shifted downward, even if it means zooming into the tunnel somewhat to make it fit, and maybe blurring it to compensate. I don’t know; it’s hard to say without having it in front of me to screw around with.

JEDIT: I will say, in ROTJ the center of the hyperspace tunnel appears as Adywan depicted it: toward the bottom of the window. It’s hard to show in a screenshot, but you can see it as they revert to realspace since the stars center toward the bottom of the cockpit window.

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After spending some time trying to layer various hyperspace tunnels over one another, I can’t come up with anything that looks better than the clip Ridley just posted. You’d only need to use the top half of the frame, zooming and centering the white center at or just below the end of the Falcon’s cockpit.

Another question is whether the earlier hyperspace tunnel shot in ANH needs to be adjusted to correspond.

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I’ll definitely post how that version of the tunnel looks later. I can’t believe I forgot about that one!

Gone fishing

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Ridley’s clip will be best, I suspect. Would you be willing to modify the earlier shot of the Falcon in front of a hyperspace tunnel as they arrive where Alderaan used to be to correspond to it? I hate to ditch the original effect wholesale, though, but continuity would be more important.

Here’s the best I was able to do, which isn’t an improvement over that clip. Better not to watch it at all:
https://vimeo.com/user19320109/badmockupime

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Hal 9000 said:

Would you be willing to modify the earlier shot of the Falcon in front of a hyperspace tunnel as they arrive where Alderaan used to be to correspond to it?

Yeah, sure!

Gone fishing

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Using the Battlefront tunnel element:

https://streamable.com/3l4ci

For the center location of the vortex, I used Force Awakens to guide my placement.

Colors inside the cockpit are still a heavy WIP, and I’d like some help with that to make it match Force Awakens.

Also, I’m only done with the masking that you see in the shot. Shit’s time consuming 😦

Gone fishing

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snooker said:

Using the Battlefront tunnel element:

https://streamable.com/3l4ci

Nice! That definitely works, good job. The video quality of the vortex looks a bit blocky from the YouTube compression, perhaps an alternate source can be found (4K maybe?) or some radial blur could be added to smooth it out. I also feel like it could use some stabilization (it feels a bit shaky) and some grain to match the film footage. Also, there’s an issue at the end of the clip, the vortex jumps to a new position for a few frames.

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snooker said:

Shit’s time consuming 😦

I bet it is! But, it looks phenomenal. It’s a very clean mask with no noticeable blurring, and the new background seems to fit in very well.
Strong approval!

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From my thread:

ZaneFlare92 said:

Something that came to mind watching that recent lightspeed footage from inside the cockpit and watching Adywan’s. I notice you see the blue lighting effect from the lightspeed light lighting up the cockpit. Watching Adywan’s edit I notice how he also applied it on the shot Han say’s “Stand by Chewy here we go, cutting the sublight engines.” It would be cool tp see that effect continuity.

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I’m still trying to perfect the color correction of the people inside the cockpit. I don’t like how I’ve currently got it, but matching it with Force Awakens is pretty difficult.

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I appreciate your attention to detail, though I think it need not be a 100% match given how stylistically different TFA and ANH portray similar things. Obviously, I’m happy to give feedback and try to be as hard-nosed as I would be if I were doing it myself.