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Thank you hinvention for your thoughts! The Kylo voice cutoff was - I’m pretty sure - part of the original, though with how much cutting and moving things around I’ve done, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that it was a mistake. I’d have to compare them to see.

EddieDean said:

A couple more loose thoughts, and responses to other feedback in this thread:

  • In TLJ, can we also please get a flash of sith eyes when Rey on Ach-To “goes straight to the dark”, to tie back to this?

That’s a nice idea!

  • Regarding the tracking device, could we maybe have a cutaway shot of the light turning on (maybe with a ‘turning on’ sound effect), and then when Han’s disabling it, can we do that as a cutaway too (with a ‘turning off’ effect), just to make that point last a little longer?

I’d have to find a view/shot of that area of the ship, and off the top of my head I’m not sure where that could be found. If that were to be found, we’d be in business.

  • On BMadden’s idea to retain the shot of the gang member being punched into the rathtar’s mouth: While I do enjoy that shot, I’d argue that the way the scene is cut now, with far less visible rathtars, still works better, to emphasise the ‘unknown fear’ aspect. They’re scarier in your imagination, and them being scary makes this scene more tense (and valuable) than if it’s more of an ‘adventure’ scene evading a clear creature.

That’s where I am on the shot - the longer we linger on/interact with the creatures, the less scary they are.

  • On the Jakku colouring, as I said previously I absolutely think that this current version of the film should be considered ‘complete’ and cinema-worthy. It’s certainly not broken anywhere, and the existing grade is fantastic. But if we are thinking about potential tweaks to the Jakku regrade, I’d perhaps retain more blueness in the sky so it’s less blown out, tone the white sand down just a little (so there’s just a hint of yellow-brown), and bring some of the remaining yellow-brown sand shots closer to the new white.

Definitely something to consider for the future, and I agree.

  • Counter to hinvention’s opinion, I thought that the changes to the dialogue about the Senate/Hosnian system being targeted really worked.

I agree that it’s not perfect, and if anyone else wants to try to improve the flow of those lines they are welcome to it, but I’ve reached the end of my abilities in that area.

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Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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I’m in for a marathon of Starlight, Rekindled, and Ascendant!
Can I get a link please? Thank you!!

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Wow some really amazing reviews of this Nev, I was already pumped to see this to say the least but now I honestly can’t wait to get some free time this weekend and give this the viewing it deserves. 🙌Well done for all the hard work and thank you once again for sharing this.

Will leave my thoughts and opinions bas soon as I get a chance to view👍.

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Hal 9000 said:

Let’s rent out a theater and have a marathon of Starlight, Rekindled, and Ascendant.

+1 this, all the way👍

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Atom-88 said:

Hal 9000 said:

Let’s rent out a theater and have a marathon of Starlight, Rekindled, and Ascendant.

+1 this, all the way👍

I mean, we could do this online via Discord at some point…

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Interested in checking this out! Can I ask you for a PM as well?

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I was wondering if the higher bitrate version is available yet. I’ve been trying to hold out for that, but my resolve is beginning to weaken.

Congratulations on completing your edit and thank you for this gift you’ve given to us all! I never thought I’d be this excited to see The Force Awakens again.

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Nev, I can’t recall but is there is some kind of sound that goes along with the activating/deactivating of the tracking device? I also wonder if the light could blink rather than stay static.

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May I ask for a link for this? Thank you in advance.

Also, is there any plex art or cover for The Force Awakens: Starlight?

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Well the hype looks promising, can I have a link to it please?

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DigMod said:

NeverarGreat, super excited to see this is completed. Would you be interested in getting it listed over at FE.org on IFDB? I can do the review if you’d like 😃

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I’ve only had a chance to check out the beginning so far, but I noticed some small visual glitches that I thought might be worth bringing up.

During the crawl, it looks like a grain layer has been applied to the entire frame, including the black letterbox bars. It noticeably lightens up the bars compared to the rest of the film, and you can see the grain pattern on them, which I found a bit distracting since they are not actually part of the filmed image. The grain also seems to get somewhat murdered by compression, even at the 30GB size. It’s more noticable if you artificially brighten the image. Here’s a comparison of your and Hal’s crawls with the brightness turned up in Photoshop to illustrate what I mean.


I also noticed compression artifacts in dark scenes seem oddly prevalent considering the filesize and I’m wondering if this has something to do with the color grading. (Again the images are artificially brightened here so it’s more obvious)

This is probably a case of the pot calling the kettle black since my edits tend to have some noticeable compression as well (especially in Episode II where I use second and third generation sources) but it seemed like you put a lot of work into this so I thought I would make sure you were aware.


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I just realized, is the link for the V1 small and V1 full quality the same link? For the workprint link I have theres only one 5GB file, not two.