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The Mandalorian Episode 1: A Vergence in the Force [Version 2 Released] — Page 2

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The new music is perfect! 😃 Though I’m still not convinced that he just walks into a cave for no reason… Perhaps you can have the Mudhorn roaring from inside when he walks past, so that he enters the cave to investigate?


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Chase Adams said:

The new music is perfect! 😃 Though I’m still not convinced that he just walks into a cave for no reason… Perhaps you can have the Mudhorn roaring from inside when he walks past, so that he enters the cave to investigate?

Good point.

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ExpandedUniverses said:

This looks great! But I have one question: are you keeping the forced “romance” with that villager from Episode 4? That was my least favorite part of the The Mandalorian series because it felt so out-of-place and unnecessary.

Yes, the village episode is mostly in there.
I didn’t like the episode when I first saw it, but it has grown on me, but its in the edit for a number of reasons.

  1. Its an important part of Mando and the Child’s journey.
  2. It helps with the pacing, providing a slower middle act.
  3. It develops the strong relationship with Mando and Cara.
  4. It provides weight to Manso’s decision to return to Navarro, risking everything.

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Chase Adams said:

The new music is perfect! 😃 Though I’m still not convinced that he just walks into a cave for no reason… Perhaps you can have the Mudhorn roaring from inside when he walks past, so that he enters the cave to investigate?

Yeah, this is a small problem. By cutting from the “walking between the cliffs” scene to the “walking to the mudhorn cave” scene I was hoping to imply that the cave was the only potential way through - the way is impossible without a Blurg mount!!!

I did add a “sigh” from Mando when he reaches the cave. Maybe I’ll ply with using a mudhorn roar.

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Great job with the new music between 1 and 2. I suppose Mando might have entered the cave to see if it was decent to use as shelter. I’m torn about The Child eating the frog creature due to its size. No way he’d be able to get that down. 😃

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I really like the idea of this!

My recommendation would to start it with him already on the job looking for the Child. You can set up that he’s searching for a 50 year old bounty in the crawl, have him land, meet Kuiil, then have your opening act action be the battle alongside IG-11. I’d cut down his hunting down the Jawas, maybe even find a way that he just returns to the stripped ship and then has to go deal with the mudhorn. I’d then try to transition as quickly as you can from the major elements of chapter 3 to the stuff from chapter 4, and maybe have him recruit Cara Dune before leaving (cutting out all of their other travels). Then you’re set back up for the third act.

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Don’t understand the problem with the frog scene.
I don’t mind a little exaggerated humour.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Not a fan of giving a crawl to non-episodic films. Feels like major misstep.

See I’m happy he’s doing an “Episode 7” version, cause this is my only canon after ROTJ lol.

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Further update.

Finally finished the transition between chapters 2 and 3.

This is (hopefully) the most difficult one - just 2 left now.

It required a complete rebuild of a 2-minute segment of the audio, then rescoring and then sorting out the transition into and out of the Kuill-IG reprogram scene.

Here is the 5 minute segment.

https://vimeo.com/428975097

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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The sound seems to be the trickiest part of editing this series and you’re nailing it.

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Chase Adams said:

The rebuilding of the sound mix you have done here is outstanding! 😱

Thanks!

jkimm said:

The sound seems to be the trickiest part of editing this series and you’re nailing it.

Yes, and the audio mix is an absolute bitch.

The centre channel is rarely “clean”, all indoor scenes have dialogue “echo” throughout all the channels and the music mix is sometimes different in the centre channel compared to the other 4 channels.
I miss the Clone wars with its perfectly clear centre channel.

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Third chapter transition done. This also required a small segment of audio reconstruction, but not a tricky as the last transition. I also re-scored Mando’s exit from Nevarro, to give it a more tense “escape” feel, rather than the triumphant score from the series.

I’ve then immediately cut in the Mando-Baby Yoda scene from Chapter 6 because its a hyperspace scene and fits with the “escape” from Nevarro.

https://vimeo.com/429443881

Just the Chapter 4 to Chapter 7 transition left… this one is a bit more involved because I’m adding in the space battle scene from Chapter 5 to add weight to Mando’s decision to risk everything by heading back to Nevarro. Once that’s done it will hopefully just be some tinkering left and hopefully someone will volunteer for a test viewing!

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Another fantastic transition. I’d like to check out the test viewing too.

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smudger9 said:

Further update.

Finally finished the transition between chapters 2 and 3.

This is (hopefully) the most difficult one - just 2 left now.

It required a complete rebuild of a 2-minute segment of the audio, then rescoring and then sorting out the transition into and out of the Kuill-IG reprogram scene.

Here is the 5 minute segment.

https://vimeo.com/428975097

All these are looking very promising. I had wondered how you would work in the IG-11 flashback bits. Where will the rest of that fit?

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The rest of the IG reprogram flashback has been cut. There is sufficient exposition in the conversation between Mando and Kuill to cut it out.

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Final transition is completed. This moves from the village episode into Chapter 7. Chapters 5 and 6 have been completely cut apart from the space battle scene from chapter 5.

I’ve added the space battle because… its Star Wars and otherwise there is no space battle in the movie, and it adds another “close call”, which gives more weight to Mando’s decision to risk everything by returning to Nevarro.

https://vimeo.com/431208933

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Excuse me for repeating myself: I’m so excited to see the whole movie!
This will probably my ultimate Version of the Show. 😃

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BandobrasTuk said:

Excuse me for repeating myself: I’m so excited to see the whole movie!
This will probably be my ultimate Version of the Show. 😃

Thanks. Hopefully it will meet your expectations. I’m about to do a full watch-through to check that it all flows.

Current Project: the Mandalorian EP3: A New Path (Book of Boba Fett Edit)

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Everything has looked great so far. Just curious what the runtime is at this point?