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The Jedi's Apprentice - My AOTC Fan edit - trailer on youtube

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQLJ_T0SnHs

My trailer, with what I want to achieve in my edit in the description.

Here, I want to write what I wanted to achieve with the trailer itself.

The opening shot of Slave I heading to the planet is entirely new. I made it from compositing images from Star Wars as well as unrelated images together. I wanted to show you the differences I have made, what I have added.

Next, we see a gloved hand block a reed-like snorkel. This is from the Bounty Hunter video game TV advert. I added multiple layers of fog as well as color corrections. I wanted to make sure it felt creepy and that the fog was realistic. It is thicker in the background than the foreground.

The next shot is of Obi-Wan and Anakin. I wanted to have them as the first people we see, as my edit of the film focus more on them, compared to then the first clone battle, like the original edit of Attack of the Clones does (the battle scene is cut short, and the line “begun, the Clone Wars has…” is removed).

The shot of the forest is from the planet that Jango goes to at the beginning of the movie. What happens on that planet, is the beginning of Sidious’s plans. The sun setting represents the coming of darkness, the fade from Anakin to that shot creates a connection between the two of them. Along with Vader’s theme and Palpatine’s voice over, I wished to suggest this movie will focus more on Anakin’s journey to the Dark Side.

The shot of Anakin in pain was originally physical. In my edit, it is emotional. After falling off The Republic Gunship, Padmé is near death. for a brief moment, Anakin finds he is able to use the force to communicate with her. Her heart stops. Feeling her passing is the emotional pain you see him in. Clutching his fist instinctively, he unknowingly brings her back to life. I filmed the shot of the hand, especially for this edit!

The recolorings are pretty simple.

I desaturated the first shot since they are lit in a warm white light and the background lights are blue. It didn’t feel like they were actually in the enviroment. By desaturating I hoped to make this less jarring.

Then there’s the shot of little Boba holding his dad’s severed head. I just wanted to make it more dramatic. As if the darkness reflects his emotions.

I wanted to make the battle “pop” by increasing the saturation just a tad.

Edit comparisons
I really struggled to think of a way to show what I have done in a quick pacey way. These comparisons, along with the total time of the scene both in the original and my edit was my end result.

Deleted Scene
Pretty standard to say you have edited deleted scenes back in, right? (thank-you to Hal9000 for making the upscale I used)

Things I cut out
This was a hard one. How do I show how different my edit is, where the majority of the differences are by cutting things out? I have done a lot to this edit, but cutting stuff out is a clearly in the lead in terms of changes. I could show the new cuts and transitions, but I felt like casual fans wouldn’t understand what dialogue and scenes were cut. I decided to make a compilation of the bits I cut from my edit that I thought would be mildly amusing to see assembled as if they were a trailer for the original film. I understand that it is weird dedicating a whole section to things not in my edit, but I felt this was the best way to show you a large chunk of my edits.

Red Lightsaber
In the canon, lightsabers become red when you pour your dark side emotions into them. I want Anakin’s lightsaber to flash red as he kills the sand people to show that. In Ep III, I will have it flash red more than once. The voiceover in this shot is supposed to be ironic. Like Obi-Wan’s warnings come too late, mainly, I just thought it sounded cool with the visual context.

Feedback welcome!

 

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Cathy said:

I really enjoyed creating the nightmare sequence. Do you like what I have done?

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

 

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Cathy said:

Let me know what you think!

Part 1: https://youtu.be/hsC7ZRe2DBE

 

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Cathy said:

Bit of a long shot, but has anyone watched anything where there is a shot of Natalie Portman opening her eyes? (one eye in shot is also okay)

In my edit for Ep II, I am experimenting with the idea that Padme’s heart momentarily stops after she falls into the sand dunes, with Anakin bringing her back to life almost unknowingly.

https://vimeo.com/272236842
Here’s a link to an early version of this scene along with other edits. The scene in question starts at 6:49. The password is: star wars

I am going to add a high pitched buzzing after her heart stops along with three added shots: A long shot of Padme, zooming out and fading into darkness (done) a close up of Anakin’s fist closing to represent using the force (I’m thinking of filming this myself) and Padme opening her eyes to show she has been revived.
This fixes the plot hole of how Padme knows where the hanger is, as she has “connected” to Anakin before she says the line.

 

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Cathy said:

Hi, sorry for two posts asking very similar things, but does anyone know of a upscale or just a less compressed version of this scene?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYwZn9D-OTw

I have been messing around with trying to fit it in to EpII

 

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Cathy said:

Hi! I’m doing an extensive re-edit of Attack of the Clones, the details I want to put on later, but in short, less of Anakin’s poetry, less of Jar Jar, less set up (Komino is found much quicker), less pointless action (fights and battles shortened), and less continuity errors.

I’m sure many of you are aware of Yoda’s missing cane in his battle against Dooku. And when it re-appears, it is much further into the room then where it looks like it should have fallen (Yoda chucks it down behind him, and it appears in front of him by several feet). So even if you place a still image of it laying on the floor where he drops it, he doesn’t pick it up anywhere near the same place.

I am going to attempt to green screen a cane into the first few frames of this shot, it will hopefully look like he has just stopped holding it, then roll it will drop and roll out of shot towards the center of the room: http://customstarwars.x3.hu/holokron/levitacio_yoda.jpg

I’m thinking of making a clay model of the cane which I can experiment with either live-action or stop-motion and see what works best.

My question is: does anyone know if this continuity error has been fixed before? Or does anyone have a Yoda cane with a bit of screen accuracy for Ep II they could film on a green screen?

 

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Cathy said:

Hi, I have posted before about a “two-part trilogy” for the prequels, (thank-you to all who replied) and just generally making ep II to my liking. I really like this scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXHk1HoGAlo

The easiest way would be to download it but YouTube’s compression destroys video quality. Are there any high-quality downloads for this scene? If not, does anyone know which disc (I assume) this is taken from? Please also specify the country or DVD region if you know it.

Thank-you in advance!

-Cathy

 

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Cathy said:

Hi! I wondered if any of you were able to send me a HQ version of the “God, That’s hot!” line spoken by Anakin in the bloopers from the DVD. I don’t expect an upscale, but just one that hasn’t been further compressed.

The clip, from YouTube, for clarification: https://youtu.be/gqzlHhF5XTM?t=157

 

Hi! I’m still relatively new to this site but I’m sure I saw a topic or something about requesting Sfx for fan edits, but I can’t find it anymore? Has it been removed?

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It’s really old and hasn’t had much activity in a long time.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I think that this is a fine idea and your execution is already off to a good start. It’s nice to see folks coming up with embellishments like this ten years (+) after the movie came out!

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Okay, so I found a close up of an eye that isn’t Natalie Portman, but I think it is close enough. I am colourblind, but I have checked with non-colourblind people. (opinions welcomed)

Here is a picture from the original video. As you can see, a reflection of a horizontal phone, as well as what looks to me like a window frame can be seen in the person’s eye.
The other image is my edit of it, that tries to make the skin tone accurate as well as remove the reflections. I added a “zoom” effect which helped smooth out “low pixel” looking problems created by the effects used to remove the reflections. As Anakin and Padme have just communicated via The Force, it makes sense that this is what Anakin is seeing, hence the slight distortion (it is canon that force communicating/visons can have strange visual side effects, such as Anakin’s visions in Ep III, and Rey and Kylo stating they could not see each other surroundings). I added the same “zoom” effect in previous shots for consistency.

https://imgur.com/gallery/BrUtEky

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I’m really looking forward to see how this will work. It’s a very interesting idea and I wonder if it kinda ads force sensitivity for Padme which was there before.

TPM ROTJ ESB TFA TLJ TROS ROTS ANH SOLO RO ATOC
TFA:R https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/TFA-A-Gentle-Restructure-Released/id/50117
TLJ:R https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Last-Jedi-Rekindled-Released-V3-UPDATE/id/61939
TROS:A https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Rise-of-Skywalker-Ascendant-WIP/id/71835/page/1

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It sort of adds a connection to the whole “Leia, hear me” moment from Empire. Sounds interesting!

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There is tons of stuff out there online you just have to look for it.

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snooker said:

It sort of adds a connection to the whole “Leia, hear me” moment from Empire. Sounds interesting!

Yes! Precisely! I’m trying to make it like that but ramping it up to Chosen One level!

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Yeah, I’ve always thought that that blooper would be amazing. I haven’t seen it in high quality anywhere, though.

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It’s a golden rule of fan editing to own the source material. AOTC can be had for around five bucks or less on Ebay these days.

I did spot this at my local drugstore recently. 😉

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SilverWook said:

It’s a golden rule of fan editing to own the source material. AOTC can be had for around five bucks or less on Ebay these days.

I did spot this at my local drugstore recently. 😉

I have the source Material on Blu Ray, but the British release doesn’t have any deleted scenes. I’m not trying to avoid buying it, I’m trying to avoid buying it multiple times.

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NeverarGreat said:

No idea where to find a higher quality version, but out of curiosity, where were you planning on incorporating this scene?

I am making a new opening which incorporates the live action sequence from the trailer.

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The red lightsaber angle is quite interesting. Does the saber stay forever tainted? I assume not, since you say that it will happen several times in Episode 3. But what if it was a permanent change? This would be a really interesting dynamic from a storytelling perspective, as Anakin would have to get rid of the saber before any more Jedi see him using a tainted blade (and he does). It’s potentially even more interesting in Episode 3 since that saber in ANH is blue. I imagine an effect where the blade starts flickering between its original color and red when a person is on the edge of the Dark Side, and it could do this several times in Episode 3. But it is never permanently tainted, implying that Padme is telling the truth and Anakin hasn’t turned fully evil at any point.

Finally, how interesting would it be to have Luke’s green saber turn red in his final fight with Vader, and have this be part of his realization that he must turn away from it now and throw away this symbol of violence?

You probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm.
Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Workprint V3 Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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NeverarGreat said:

The red lightsaber angle is quite interesting.

Everything you said here is very interesting. I have even already cut the line “Not again! Obi-Wan is gonna kill me.” So it would be so easy to have that happen narratively (he wouldn’t say that if he knew he needed to hide his lightsaber). My only problem is finding a reaction shot of Anakin with the appropriate emotions on his face. He needs to look at the lightsaber the next time we see him use it (on Geonosis) and have some kind of emotional reaction to the permanent change in color, either fear or confusion, I would say.

It would be very time consuming for me. I don’t know how others do it, but I’m going through frame by frame to change the color. I’m not saying I won’t do it, but I need to be certain it would be better than returning to its blue colour without an explanation before I even try.

Alternatively, his lightsaber could flash red several time during the last time he uses it, and then it is fair to say Anakin didn’t notice in the heat of the battle, meaning that reaction shot I was talking about isn’t needed.

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I find the “red saber” aspect hokey, but then again, I’m not the biggest fan of established lightsaber colour symbolism to begin with.

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I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t very interested in this project, but that is an outstanding trailer. Who would have known that putting the Imperial March over Jar Jar talking would work so well?

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SparkySywer said:

I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t very interested in this project, but that is an outstanding trailer.

I understand. “Wow Attack of the Clones re-edited AGAIN.” I completely get it. I’m mainly doing this for myself. Now it’s gotten to the point where I have edited nearly every scene, and I thought, 'it’s for to be worth showing people now, right? I must be doing something different enough to be considered original!"

Thank-you for your kind words about the trailer. I want to make my edit to that (if not a higher) standard.

Making a compilation of things I had cut out of the movie felt risky. Thanks again!

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This was very good! You’ve managed to make some of those real bad lines kind of work in a new context.

I’m excited to see the final product.

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I love the amount of thought you put into the edit thus far! I really look forward to seeing more of your videos detailing your ideas. I’ve always thought there was a decent performance from Hayden Christiansen in this movie, once you edit out all the awkward crap that was in the script.

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I’m not sure how you plan to address it, but I always thought the initial kiss scene seemed awkwardly placed. After a huge amount of sexual tension is clearly established, the next scene is them together laughing and frolicking around happily like the previous scene never happened. If I had just been quasi-rejected by the love of my life, I’m not sure I would be quite so cheerful hanging out any longer. Ha! The tonal shift seems a bit jarring to me.