Sign In

The Last Jedi - Clean cut edition — Page 7

Author
Time

I guess I’ll be sending you another PM soon! Very cool to see this new FX work!

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Assuming the YouTube link I just saw on Reddit is the same as your V8 - in motion it doesn’t look entirely convincing to me. It feels like a 2D image pasted on instead of a three-dimensional part of the scene.

Love the idea, and this is proves to me that it CAN be done convincingly, but it’s not quite there yet. I’m almost thinking it needs to be done like some of the Blade Runner Final Cut stuff, where they filmed new footage that was precisely timed and matched movement-wise to the original footage - so film someone holding a screen-accurate ROTJ Luke saber prop hilt and moving it in the same ways Luke moves the saber in TLJ.

Or maybe a 3D model manually adjusted and tracked instead of trying to get a still image (or series of them) to work (assuming that’s what was done here).

Not trying to rain on your parade or anything, it just isn’t quite convincing enough for me.

I will say, though, the green blade itself looks perfect!

a trolling bantha

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Yeah, those two options are definitely more work, but that’s how I would do it.

You could get someone to wear a green suit and stand in front of a green screen holding a prop saber, the go through and try to replicate the necessary shots.

The hardest shots would be the quick movement ones, but honestly those work the best even in the method used above, because it is just so quick. It’s really just the close-ups that it really stands out, but luckily that would be easier to film.

But I think it works for those who want it. Doesn’t have to be perfect.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

stretch009 said:

This was an excellent edit, but I don’t know how much more I can take of the terrible Feminist agenda in these movies. The masculine Rey ruins it for me as well as the rest of the Leftist garbage in this movie. Great article here:

Link removed by moderator; no politics - thank you.

Great how badass Rey was in this edit. So pleasing after how she was portrayed in TFA

Author
Time

Cool… BUT HOW DO YOU GET IT?!

Use the force, move the Jedi Rocks.

Author
Time

Send the creator a private message, same way you get practically every project talked about on this site.

Click on their username and click “Start Private Topic.” When they respond, the speech bubble in the top right corner will be filled in.

a trolling bantha

Author
Time

quick progress update - I replaced all the source files to increase the quality of the edit overall and also got a better quality file from my VFX guy, so I’m rendering the new v8 right now (Luke’s ROTJ green saber and hilt included) - by the end of the day, v8 will be ready for those interested.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

ok, v8 is coming and there are a few changes - I’m very excited about this version because this is the end for me once it’s actually rendered. With these changes, this cut is pretty much right where I wanted it.

  • Holdo’s intro speech is added back into the cut - this is done for the sake of cohesion because she pops up later and we should know who she is. The speech is literally just her intro - the Poe tension is cut. This scene also let’s us know Leia is ok and recovering, which my cut also needed since we see Leia later in the cut but never SEE her recover - this bit of exposition is enough for me.

  • When Leia is brought back into the ship and drops her binary tracker device, we now see Finn pick it up - which we also needed in this cut.

  • Luke uses his green saber/hilt in the Kylo duel - which needs no explanation. 😃

Here is another dvd cover option:
TLJ-cover-dvd-v7-1.jpg

Author
Time
 (Edited)

v8 (green saber version) will be sent out this afternoon to the people who requested it. I have it at a place where I am really really happy with it. 😃


Not to be overly OCD about it, but is there any demand for a v9 reinstating the scene with Luke disappearing at the end (everything else about this edit will stay the same)? I didn’t like the way the scene felt in the original but now that I really like the way the movie plays out in this edit, I feel like it could work. I’m up in the air about it right now but considering based on feedback.

sb-dolby-worldwide-handout-13x19-v3-lg-use-this-one-cc3cc869a.jpg

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I can’t express in words how much I love this edit now.
The lightsaber replacements were brilliantly executed, and the video is finally in HD!
This is now my definitive cut, even more so than before.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I just reviewed it and I’m really happy with it now - I hope everyone enjoys v8. There is one scene where the old hilt can still be seen - i’m going to try to fix it tomorrow - if i can, there will be a v9 very soon. 😉

Author
Time

Hey! It’s amazing how quickly this edit progressed. It feels like it was only yesterday when this thread was made. If you wouldn’t mind, I’d really appreciate a link to this 😃

Author
Time

StarkillerAG said:

I can’t express in words how much I love this edit now.
The lightsaber replacements were brilliantly executed, and the video is finally in HD!
This is now my definitive cut, even more so than before.

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

Author
Time

I feel like you should reduce the number of versions slightly.
v6 should be v5.5, v7 should be v6, and the current version should be v7.
If you do end up fixing the saber continuity error, that should be v7.5.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

StarkillerAG said:

I feel like you should reduce the number of versions slightly.
v6 should be v5.5, v7 should be v6, and the current version should be v7.
If you do end up fixing the saber continuity error, that should be v7.5.

At this point, all the versions (files) are labeled already so it would become very confusing to change the version numbers retroactively. When v9 is finished, it will be the definitive Clean-Cut edit, so all these other versions can really go the way of the wind.

Author
Time

This is, for my taste, the best edit I’ve watched since ESBR.
You cut out everything that I didn’t really enjoy (even though I liked the original movie) and kept/added everything that I liked.
Rose and Finn being removed works pretty well here.
Everything is faster but it doesn’t feel out of place.
I also LOVED how you added the Luke/Leia in space scene.

Bravissimo, man! 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I’ve corrected the one scene with the old hilt… v9 is done, so i’ll render tonight and send out tomorrow … and I think this is the final cut 😃