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And there’s no way to use the moment when Bo-Katan mentions Gideon on Trask/Imperial ship? Even using Din’s dialogue from another episode in the scene?

Around 26min mark you could use Bo-Katan saying “him” and swap it out for one of the times she says Gideon, and add Din saying he’s dead or something. They’re both wearing helmets, so adjusting the dialogue shouldn’t be too tough, and if Bo-Katan only says it with her helmet off, it shouldn’t be too difficult to replicate the sound of her helmet (not nearly as distorted as Kylo’s helmet, for example).

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JakeRyan17 said:

And there’s no way to use the moment when Bo-Katan mentions Gideon on Trask/Imperial ship? Even using Din’s dialogue from another episode in the scene?

Around 26min mark you could use Bo-Katan saying “him” and swap it out for one of the times she says Gideon, and add Din saying he’s dead or something. They’re both wearing helmets, so adjusting the dialogue shouldn’t be too tough, and if Bo-Katan only says it with her helmet off, it shouldn’t be too difficult to replicate the sound of her helmet (not nearly as distorted as Kylo’s helmet, for example).

Funny you should say that… I was just fiddling around with the scene where Bo Katan changes the terms of the deal and is talking about the darksaber. I’ve cut in Mando saying Moff Gideon is dead from the Siege and added “if Gideon is dead” in front of “I need to return to the ship with the foundling”. That scene then cuts to the Gideon transmission so its perfect.

I just need to find audio of Bo Katan saying “no, he’s alive”. I’m sure I can find that from TCW.

I’ll get a cut together tomorrow and share it… if it works then the first cut is done.

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Check Rebels too, she’s only in a couple episodes there. Let me know what episode if you find it.

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Having just finished your season 1 cut (so good! – left comments in that thread), I am really excited to see what you come up with here. Have you decided to go with one or two movies at this point?

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arabian said:

Having just finished your season 1 cut (so good! – left comments in that thread), I am really excited to see what you come up with here. Have you decided to go with one or two movies at this point?

The plan is for just one.

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So, in the end, you are gonna go with a bit trimmed version of 2x01 or you decided to use the version you shared hersome time earlier (with Mando obtaining the armor quite fast 😄)? Because I really love what you did there, it os brillant.

I guess that since you cut 2x4,2x7 would be cut as well?

And I am wondering how much of the Ahsoka episode you had to trimm? ☺️

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szopman said:

So, in the end, you are gonna go with a bit trimmed version of 2x01 or you decided to use the version you shared hersome time earlier (with Mando obtaining the armor quite fast 😄)? Because I really love what you did there, it os brillant.

I guess that since you cut 2x4,2x7 would be cut as well?

And I am wondering how much of the Ahsoka episode you had to trimm? ☺️

At the moment I‘m keeping the Krayt Dragon attack in. Without it the first act feels too short.
I‘ve trimmed part of the battle and I‘ve cut the return to the village. When Mando says he volunteered the village I then cut to the villagers at the sarlaac pit.

Yes, 4 and 7 are completely cut.

Regarding Ahsoka, in the current version I‘m only keeping the Mando/Ahsoka/Grogu scenes. The middle act is quite congested and having the village storyline in there doesn’t help. It also doesn’t really add anything to the story and worried that the lightsaber action takes away the impact from Luke‘s arrival.
I do have a version cut together where the opening scene is moved to the end battle if I change my mind!

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I don’t feel like her using lightsabers takes away from Luke, any more than Ben using a lightsaber in the cantina takes away from Vader showing up later.

This episode introduced Din to the concept of the Jedi, as well as serving as a warning to what they could be. This is Din getting a glimpse of what could become Grogu’s future. That’s fairly significant. Her reluctance to help and her prowess in battle feed into that insight. It all gives Din a choice of whether this is the path he wants for Grogu or not.

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JakeRyan17 said:

I don’t feel like her using lightsabers takes away from Luke, any more than Ben using a lightsaber in the cantina takes away from Vader showing up later.

This episode introduced Din to the concept of the Jedi, as well as serving as a warning to what they could be. This is Din getting a glimpse of what could become Grogu’s future. That’s fairly significant. Her reluctance to help and her prowess in battle feed into that insight. It all gives Din a choice of whether this is the path he wants for Grogu or not.

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JakeRyan17 said:

I don’t feel like her using lightsabers takes away from Luke, any more than Ben using a lightsaber in the cantina takes away from Vader showing up later.

This episode introduced Din to the concept of the Jedi, as well as serving as a warning to what they could be. This is Din getting a glimpse of what could become Grogu’s future. That’s fairly significant. Her reluctance to help and her prowess in battle feed into that insight. It all gives Din a choice of whether this is the path he wants for Grogu or not.

Ben’s use of a lightsaber in the Cantina is a single stroke. It’s an introduction to what a lightsaber can do. It’s a blink and miss it moment.
Ahsoka mowing down an army and then engaging in a duel is completely different. However, her brief attack on Din in the forest is very comparable.

As I said, I have 2 different cuts so I’ll see how they feel as the process progresses.

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Gotcha, their fight in the forest is important to keep.

I guess, the tension of Din being hired to kill her and her condition of taking the village are major moments in character development for me. I feel like it can be trimmed down, make it more guerrilla rather than one-woman army. It also sets up that his quest may fail, especially as Ahsoka is similar to Luke in TLJ in resisting the urge to pass on her knowledge. It heightens the unknown, seeing her as a stealth warrior, like a ninja. This is in contrast to Luke bombastically cutting down Dark Troopers that no one else could manage (Ahsoka fought soldiers that Din was just as easily dispatching). That contrast is still there, we’re just seeing more tug of war between Din and Ahsoka, and what they believe they must do.

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smudger9 said:

As I said, I have 2 different cuts so I’ll see how they feel as the process progresses.

You could always release both cuts if you are having a tough time deciding between the two. I know that I would like something that doesn’t sideline Ahsoka too much, but I get the struggle you’ve got going on.

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Frustratingly I just can’t get this Gideon survival reveal to work. Its close, but not quite there because of the jumpy audio meshing.

https://vimeo.com/503691165

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SWOTFAN25 said:

smudger9 said:

Frustratingly I just can’t get this Gideon survival reveal to work. Its close, but not quite there because of the jumpy audio meshing.

https://vimeo.com/503691165

That was pretty damn seamless to me. 😂

Thanks. It’s still not as good as I wanted. Bit more tinkering I think. And having drawn a blank on TCW and Rebels for the required additional
line for Bo Katan, I might have to explore Battlestar.

I need to make sure this little scene is right because it dictates the rest of the edit.

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smudger9 said:

Frustratingly I just can’t get this Gideon survival reveal to work. Its close, but not quite there because of the jumpy audio meshing.

https://vimeo.com/503691165

Yeah, you can definitely tell that the Moff Gideon has been editing in there from other sources. I have an idea, what if you don’t have her say “Moff Gideon,” but instead, just “Gideon?” It was the higher, quicker “Moff” that really threw it off.

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arabian said:

smudger9 said:

Frustratingly I just can’t get this Gideon survival reveal to work. Its close, but not quite there because of the jumpy audio meshing.

https://vimeo.com/503691165

Yeah, you can definitely tell that the Moff Gideon has been editing in there from other sources. I have an idea, what if you don’t have her say “Moff Gideon,” but instead, just “Gideon?” It was the higher, quicker “Moff” that really threw it off.

Already done! I’ve also modified the editing of that scene so that I can keep the frame on Bo Katan to avoid rapid cuts.

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21C Peasant said:

This is an edit I just put together to fully integrate Shamook’s Deepfake Luke into the Mandalorian scene.

If you download it, it looks way better.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Au-HC69I8V-IW7glUkiPBB9Kg3Cv8e2O/view?usp=sharing

Such an upgrade! Corridor Crew just released their crack at a better deepfake as well, and they started from scratch (!) for all his shots excluding the final 2 or 3.

The face is gorgeous on Corridor Crew’s attempt, but their actor is wearing a bulky, shiny-fake wig that isn’t styled right. I still think integrating Shamook’s work is the smart move if you can get your hands on the resolution you need, Smudger!

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The edit is starting to come together. Looking at a runtime around the 2h 25 region.

I’ll start posting some completed clips. Here’s the Tusken Raider meeting. I’ve trimmed down the speeder bike journey and cut the campfire scene.

https://vimeo.com/507569990

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smudger9 said:

The edit is starting to come together. Looking at a runtime around the 2h 25 region.

I’ll start posting some completed clips. Here’s the Tusken Raider meeting. I’ve trimmed down the speeder bike journey and cut the campfire scene.

https://vimeo.com/507569990

It looks good. Seamless. What software do you use, and how do you make the SW wipes?

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arabian said:

smudger9 said:

The edit is starting to come together. Looking at a runtime around the 2h 25 region.

I’ll start posting some completed clips. Here’s the Tusken Raider meeting. I’ve trimmed down the speeder bike journey and cut the campfire scene.

https://vimeo.com/507569990

It looks good. Seamless. What software do you use, and how do you make the SW wipes?

Thanks

I use Final Cut Pro. The SW wipes are basic transition wipes available in all editing programs.

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smudger9 said:

arabian said:

smudger9 said:

The edit is starting to come together. Looking at a runtime around the 2h 25 region.

I’ll start posting some completed clips. Here’s the Tusken Raider meeting. I’ve trimmed down the speeder bike journey and cut the campfire scene.

https://vimeo.com/507569990

It looks good. Seamless. What software do you use, and how do you make the SW wipes?

Thanks

I use Final Cut Pro. The SW wipes are basic transition wipes available in all editing programs.

OK, thanks. I thought you had mentioned that. Yeah, I don’t have a Mac. Cool. Thanks. I have SO many ideas for what I want to do for my “Comprehensive SW Saga.” I want to make a Rebels edit (2, maybe 3 movies from it), and 4-6 TCW movies, and also try my hand at some edits of all the SW movies (just little ones–except for RToS) and the two Mando seasons. It’s really exciting! I’m so overwhelmed by the talent here!

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arabian said:

smudger9 said:

arabian said:

smudger9 said:

The edit is starting to come together. Looking at a runtime around the 2h 25 region.

I’ll start posting some completed clips. Here’s the Tusken Raider meeting. I’ve trimmed down the speeder bike journey and cut the campfire scene.

https://vimeo.com/507569990

It looks good. Seamless. What software do you use, and how do you make the SW wipes?

Thanks

I use Final Cut Pro. The SW wipes are basic transition wipes available in all editing programs.

OK, thanks. I thought you had mentioned that. Yeah, I don’t have a Mac. Cool. Thanks. I have SO many ideas for what I want to do for my “Comprehensive SW Saga.” I want to make a Rebels edit (2, maybe 3 movies from it), and 4-6 TCW movies, and also try my hand at some edits of all the SW movies (just little ones–except for RToS) and the two Mando seasons. It’s really exciting! I’m so overwhelmed by the talent here!

If you’re on PC, I’d recommend Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, or Avid Media First as an editing app. Those are ordered in easiest to most complicated, though DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media First are free.

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i also would throw in the program „Shotcut“ also free

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The added “Moff Gideon” line given to Bo Katan still sounds rough. Can you pitch shift it down a few percent?