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The End of the Jedi (2-in-1 of Ep. 8 and 9) (V1 Released) — Page 2

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CMMAP said:

  • Reys orange eyes should emphazise that she got help from Luke or her dark side? Love either way, but if it is the first one, maybe you can accquire some line, where Luke says he´ll help her (whilst she´s lying on her back and looks up in the sky). I feel the line “the force will be with you always” isn´t enough for the viewer, to jump to the conclusion he helps her, even if you show him exhausted afterwards.

The way I think about it is that Luke helps by giving her the energy to fight, but the only way she can defeat the emperor is by letting go of her allegiance to the Jedi and using both the light and dark side together.

There are a lot of reasons why this makes sense for her character arc and the story I am trying to tell here.

Having that come through in the film is definitely the challenge, but in the spirit of showing rather than telling, I like the imagery of the red eyes and Luke falling over from exhaustion rather than dialog that is more explicit. Unless the dialog is just right, it tends to break the immersion.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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So, i watched it in full. Other than my two notes, i’ve to say it works really well.

  • 33:15, odd change of scenery from exegol to the force talk of rey and kylo. But that’s me, i think it is possible to get used to it
  • luke destroying the supremacy is a really nice idea, but i not sure it works narrative wise because in the last battle on exegol we never see her (of course we know she still exists in your edit up to this point) and suddenly luke is attacking her through the force. My thoughts though

Regarding your question with encode settings: i think most of the bigger editors use always „crf“ of 18 to 20 and two pass (if there want to achieve a non-noticable compression regarding picture quality) rather than vbr.

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CMMAP said:

So, i watched it in full. Other than my two notes, i’ve to say it works really well.

  • 33:15, odd change of scenery from exegol to the force talk of rey and kylo. But that’s me, i think it is possible to get used to it

Yeah I noticed this is a little abrupt. Maybe I could find an establishing shot to put in here. Of Rey walking, or the island at night.

  • luke destroying the supremacy is a really nice idea, but i not sure it works narrative wise because in the last battle on exegol we never see her (of course we know she still exists in your edit up to this point) and suddenly luke is attacking her through the force. My thoughts though

I could try to find some way to add a clip of the supremacy into the battle over exegol, but it will be hard to get the background to look like it’s actually on exegol. If I can’t get something that looks close to seamless I would rather just live with the inconsistency, rather than adding in a new problem.

Regarding your question with encode settings: i think most of the bigger editors use always „crf“ of 18 to 20 and two pass (if there want to achieve a non-noticable compression regarding picture quality) rather than vbr.

Thanks, maybe I’ll experiment with this next time I render it out.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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On Fanedit a month of two ago, they requested that you touch up your VFX before releasing. Were you able do any improvements for this release?

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skyled said:

On Fanedit a month of two ago, they requested that you touch up your VFX before releasing. Were you able do any improvements for this release?

No changes have been made since then. This is regarding the scene where Luke meets with Leia’s ghost on the Force Plane. Mainly because any further improvements to the VFX in this scene will likely take skill beyond my own. Also, I am pretty happy with this scene as it is.

If anyone here is interested in working on improvements to this scene please contact me. I think the main thing that could be improved is the rotoscoping.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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Peregrine said:
Thanks, maybe I’ll experiment with this next time I render it out.

Which program do you use for encoding or do you use the build-in encoding from your video editing program?

Unfortunately i’ve no skills in editing, vfx etc but if anyone would be able to add the supremacy to exogol would be dope.

Your editing on reys eyes is impeccable, btw.

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May I please have the link to this?

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I actually like the cut from exegol to kylo force conecting Rey.
palpatine was literally just talking about her then the dark fades to her. Works really well in my opinion.

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Great edit! It flows really well although I found the Luke and Leia force connection came across a bit like a ruff deleted scene, the idea of that scene is brilliant and would work really well but the visual effects are kinda jarring to be honest.

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Crossvader said:

Great edit! It flows really well although I found the Luke and Leia force connection came across a bit like a ruff deleted scene, the idea of that scene is brilliant and would work really well but the visual effects are kinda jarring to be honest.

Thanks for the feedback!

Any insight into what made the VFX jarring would be helpful. Was it the lighting, rotoscoping, editing, background, or something else? What aspect was most distracting?

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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Can I please get the link?

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Here is the clip I mentioned above, where Luke travels to the Force Plane to meet with Leia.

https://vimeo.com/524015706

The VFX in this clip took by far the most work in this edit. And because I’m very new to VFX they still look kinda rough. I think the rotoscoping stands out as being the worst part. I used the rotobrush in after effects, which worked, but was very finicky because the background is basically the same color as the characters, so it was hard to separate the two. Any help with this aspect would be appreciated.

Also I think it’s a cool moment between our characters where we see Luke feeling some regret in not being there for Leia, and using that as his motivation to take action and finally commit to burning down the old jedi tree.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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Hi! This sounds very promising, could I please also receive the link?

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I really like the outline of this - can I get a link also?

Thanks!

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After watching it now, I can highly recommend this cut! Really well done. Personally, I like the subtle little cuts the most, for instance the thrown room scene where the whole thing with Snoke “feeling Kylos every intent” is gone, making the whole process far more impactfull!

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sinapellido said:

After watching it now, I can highly recommend this cut! Really well done. Personally, I like the subtle little cuts the most, for instance the thrown room scene where the whole thing with Snoke “feeling Kylos every intent” is gone, making the whole process far more impactfull!

Thanks! That specific edit was actually taken from Hal’s edit and I believe it was originally made by Popasketti. It is definitely one of the best edits I’ve seen. It makes that scene so much better.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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This sounds really interesting. Could I also get a link please?

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Peregrine have you tried adding a colour filter to the entire Luke Leia scene? A bit like they used in lord of the rings like a blue or yellow to make the effects blend in with the footage! Just an idea.

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Also you could try to make it so it’s night time a little like the scene in black panther if it’s dark it might help with the blending the characters into the scene

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Good idea, I will do some experiments with color correction in this scene. I am also slowly working on improving the masking edges, so that should help too.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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You have my curiosity, can I get a PM?

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Its really well done but In my opinion it creates many more problems then it fixes

first I think you forgot to remove a scene because all of roses scenes are removed except the one where finn asks her if she wants to come along and thats the only time she appears in the movie so I don’t know why you left it in

also for the scene with luke and leia I think it would have been Better if you had it take place at night with the moonlight illuminating them, that way the vfx would be less distracting because its darker you would’nt be able to see them as clearly and would also hid the rotoscope errors. And this way it would fix the weird lighting when luke arrives (because it doesn’t look like they were in the same place) and just in general they would fit in a bit more because the lighting would be closer to how it was in the original scene.

I would also have kept at the very least the start of the resistance storyline from last Jedi where Finn wakes up since last time we saw finn he was unconscious and in critical condition so it would probably be better to still pay that off.

I would also put all of the Palpatine stuff after ben kills Snoke since putting it before kinda doesn’t make sense and it ruins the scene where he kills Snoke for me

and the only other thing I feel like writing about would be that you should have added ether a body hitting the floor sound or a neck snap when Ben is choking Hux so his disappearance from the rest of the movie is now clear to the audience

also I don’t know if removing the force heal was a good idea since now Ben’s arc feels unfinished and this combined with removed Rey being Palpatines granddaughter makes Palpatines plan make absolutely no sense

and I think that you should have kept the scene where Rey tries to exile herself since now that she killed Ben its more justified, and her getting Leia’s saber from Luke answers the question on why she isn’t using it at all

and I understand added the orange eyes when Rey kills Palpatine but it creates a massive plot hole where she kills Palpatine in anger like he wanted yet his essence doesn’t enter her and I think you could have kept the voices of the other jedi helping Rey since it gave the scene a little more something

other problems I have would probably be harder to fix like now the knights of Ren and captain Phasma now being Mia and Finn getting no real story arc at all and that one old general just showing up out of nowhere.

its still very well done and I couldn’t do better it just creates too many flaws for me to say its the definitive way to watch them

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All of your points are well taken and I appreciate the extensive feedback!

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first I think you forgot to remove a scene because all of roses scenes are removed except the one where finn asks her if she wants to come along and thats the only time she appears in the movie so I don’t know why you left it in

Actually she has 2 other scenes with dialog later in the film so its not totally out of place. I left it in for pacing and it sets up the fact that she is “…studying the specs of old destroyers, so we can stop the fleet…” implying that the emperors fleet are old imperial ships, which I like.

also for the scene with luke and leia I think it would have been Better if you had it take place at night with the moonlight illuminating them, that way the vfx would be less distracting because its darker you would’nt be able to see them as clearly and would also hid the rotoscope errors. And this way it would fix the weird lighting when luke arrives (because it doesn’t look like they were in the same place) and just in general they would fit in a bit more because the lighting would be closer to how it was in the original scene.

Agreed. I’m currently working on improving this scene, so I’ll see how it looks with a nighttime setting. Probably will work better.

I would also have kept at the very least the start of the resistance storyline from last Jedi where Finn wakes up since last time we saw finn he was unconscious and in critical condition so it would probably be better to still pay that off.

I could do this, but I think it would make the film worse overall. The main problem is there is nothing for Finn to do for the first half of the film, so just having him wake up at the beginning and then disappear for an hour wouldn’t be good. Instead, I think it makes sense that he has healed up because considerable time has passed since the end of TFA.

I would also put all of the Palpatine stuff after ben kills Snoke since putting it before kinda doesn’t make sense and it ruins the scene where he kills Snoke for me

I’m curious how it ruins the scene for you personally. It definitely changes the implications, but I think it’s more interesting because now Kylo knows Snoke is a puppet of the emperor and he decides to kill him anyway, defying the emperor in the process. So it’s trying to tie the two characters together. I originally had it the other way but got suggestions on fanedit.org to change it this way and I think its better. It also improves the pacing by getting that exposition scene out of the way earlier.

and the only other thing I feel like writing about would be that you should have added ether a body hitting the floor sound or a neck snap when Ben is choking Hux so his disappearance from the rest of the movie is now clear to the audience

Good idea, i’ll try this.

also I don’t know if removing the force heal was a good idea since now Ben’s arc feels unfinished and this combined with removed Rey being Palpatines granddaughter makes Palpatines plan make absolutely no sense

One way to view my edit is as a “what if?” scenario, where force healing doesn’t exist. Then Ben would have just died on the death star, wouldn’t have been redeemed and couldn’t be there to save Rey at the end. Which makes his death even more tragic, because we know what we lost. The conclusion of Ben’s arc is his tragic death.

I agree that Palpatine’s plan makes no sense but that was equally true in the theatrical cut. Palpatine’s plan is still pretty much the same in my edit (“kill the girl!.. wait actually bring her here so I can make her the emperor… OR if that doesn’t work, I’ll just suck out her life force instead” -Palpatine). I tried to improve it by cutting some dialog where he explains his plans outright.

and I think that you should have kept the scene where Rey tries to exile herself since now that she killed Ben its more justified, and her getting Leia’s saber from Luke answers the question on why she isn’t using it at all

True, this would be nice, but it doesn’t work because Luke is not dead yet in my edit.

and I understand added the orange eyes when Rey kills Palpatine but it creates a massive plot hole where she kills Palpatine in anger like he wanted yet his essence doesn’t enter her and I think you could have kept the voices of the other jedi helping Rey since it gave the scene a little more something

The orange eyes are tricky, because it’s open to a million interpretations. My intention was to show that she is using the dark side and the light side together, which is the only thing that can defeat the emperor once and for all. So she uses her anger but she doesn’t let it consume her like Palpatine thought it would.

Also importantly, I removed the line where Palpatine explains “my spirit will pass into you”. So it can be seen more as simply a sith ritual where he is trying to turn her to the dark side by using her anger, instead of an actual spirit transfer which has never happened in star wars up to this point.

other problems I have would probably be harder to fix like now the knights of Ren and captain Phasma now being Mia and Finn getting no real story arc at all and that one old general just showing up out of nowhere.

Personally I’m not a fan of the Knights of Ren and Captain Phasma so I don’t miss them much. The general does kind of pop out of nowhere, but he has hardly anything to do in my edit anyway.

In my edit Poe and Finn are unfortunately reduced to minor characters, because their arcs don’t fit into my story. I resolve Finn’s stormtrooper arc by having him talk with Janna about stormtrooper life and why he believes in the force now (that was his only real character moment in ROS anyway). And Poe and Finn get together at the end so that’s my token of good will to them as characters. I was even contemplating throwing in a funny slideshow at the end… “Poe and Finn go on to get married and start a family together, and move to Jakku to settle down.”

its still very well done and I couldn’t do better it just creates too many flaws for me to say its the definitive way to watch them

I agree that it might not work as a “definitive cut” for most people because of how much it cuts, but I think it definitely presents some new ideas and hopefully it’s a fun watch!

Thanks for your thoughts!

Holy Yoda this is a long post! haha

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.

“To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke

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“I could do this, but I think it would make the film worse overall. The main problem is there is nothing for Finn to do for the first half of the film, so just having him wake up at the beginning and then disappear for an hour wouldn’t be good. Instead, I think it makes sense that he has healed up because considerable time has passed since the end of TFA.”

what if you kept the resistance arc but remove Po’s plan to save the resistance so that it adds to the urgency of Rey trying to get Luke to join the resistance and we would’nt spend a lot of time with them it would just be like minute long scenes sprinkled in-between luke and reys story and add the deleted scene where po gives finn the jacket back since it would add another nice moment between them and also reinstate the salt planet scene since its a much more fitting end to lukes storyline and this way you can keep the scene were rey exiles herself and also all of the jedi voices. and this would fix the plothole where luke is alive and kylo knows where he is yet never does anything about it . and you could keep the scene with leia you would just have to make them both force ghosts.

“I’m curious how it ruins the scene for you personally. It definitely changes the implications, but I think it’s more interesting because now Kylo knows Snoke is a puppet of the emperor and he decides to kill him anyway, defying the emperor in the process. So it’s trying to tie the two characters together. I originally had it the other way but got suggestions on fanedit.org to change it this way and I think its better. It also improves the pacing by getting that exposition scene out of the way earlier.”

since I still beleave snoke was in some way a independent being with his own thoughts (I don’t even think he knew about palpatine) having kylo learn that snoke was made by palpatine while snoke is still alive ruins the scene where kylo kills him because now that we know he was a puppet it does’nt feel like a big deal it does’nt feel like he just betrayed his master now it just feels like he was trading one out for the another. also I did’nt like it because it did’nt really effect anything for another like 30 minutes of movie and if there is still supposed to be a time gap between the last jedi section and the rise of skywalker section then that means that kylo learned that the emperor is alive but does’nt do anything about it for years. if you had it after snokes death the realization that palpatine made snoke would feel more like a big twist like oh my god snoke was just a pawn this was all part of his plan

“I agree that Palpatine’s plan makes no sense but that was equally true in the theatrical cut. Palpatine’s plan is still pretty much the same in my edit (“kill the girl!.. wait actually bring her here so I can make her the emperor… OR if that doesn’t work, I’ll just suck out her life force instead” -Palpatine). I tried to improve it by cutting some dialog where he explains his plans outright.”

I think his plan made some sense in the original, tell kylo to kill rey knowing he would’nt do it and would bring her to him so he can posses her and if that does’nt work kill her myself I don’t think he knew about the force dyat thing being able to heal him.

“Also importantly, I removed the line where Palpatine explains “my spirit will pass into you”. So it can be seen more as simply a sith ritual where he is trying to turn her to the dark side by using her anger, instead of an actual spirit transfer which has never happened in star wars up to this point.”

I saw a video about how the sequel trilogy is a remake of the Dark Empire comic series which is a divisive comic but I kinda like it and there palpatine’s plan was to posses leia’s baby so It kinda was a thing in star wars before and if anything it makes a little more sense in rise of skywalker then it did in dark empire