Sign In

The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie — Page 3

Author
Time

jkimm said:

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

2h 36mins

I was hoping to get it down to 2h 30mins but haven’t quite managed it. Mainly because its difficult to cut much out of the village episode without it feeling rushed.

I’ve also now removed the Baby yoda eating scene after your suggestion.
https://vimeo.com/431615493

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

Cutting an entire series down to that time is very impressive. I’m glad you cut the baby yoda scene although others may be a little upset. 😄 Do you think the work print will be available to view soon?

Author
Time

jkimm said:

Cutting an entire series down to that time is very impressive. I’m glad you cut the baby yoda scene although others may be a little upset. 😄 Do you think the work print will be available to view soon?

And the nice thing is that despite all the cuts, it still has a lovely pace to it. The only slight issue is walking straight to the Mudhorn cave, but cutting the Jawas was a key thing to do for pacing. I’m going to try tinkering with that scene to see if I can add a small line of dialogue.

I’ve completed a full second watch- through and made most of the adjustments, so the first print should be ready for a couple of test viewers within a week. The only tasks remaining are a touch-up of the opening pan shot and changing the closing music.

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

Since it should be in the classic Star Wars film-style: Will there be Star Wars end credits in typical blue writings and font? 😃

Author
Time

BandobrasTuk said:

Since it should be in the classic Star Wars film-style: Will there be Star Wars end credits in typical blue writings and font? 😃

Of course!

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

Would be great if there was some dialogue to help explain the cave scene but not a deal breaker for me.

Author
Time

The final piece in the jigsaw… the closing scene and iris-out to credits.

https://vimeo.com/433395764

Total running time weighing in at 2h 31mins.

I now just need to do a technical check of the audio channels and transcode a 720 version for a couple of test viewers.

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

jkimm said:

Looks good but is there a particular reason why you didn’t have the Razor Crest jump to hyperspace before the credits? Here’s a rough version:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Slg79VVlnPngh1XhYUtnrtXZ_DUOhsgy/view?usp=sharing

A couple of reasons.

  1. I didn’t think that a blank space image made a good iris-out shot… it looked better with the Razorcrest in full view.

  2. Having the Razorcrest slowly moving through space fits with the long, slow journey ahead of them.

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

I haven’t been following this, but I’ll look forward to making this my method for preparing for season 2!

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

Author
Time

Episode 1 is done. I have DM’d the three users that were interested in a test viewing. The final version looks like being ready to go by the end of July!

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

So, I’m tinkering with a few scenes that I’m not 100% happy with. First up is the Mudhorn.

I’m trying to cut it together so that the Mudhorn is already out of the cave when Mando walks into the Valley. Here is a rough cut. Let me know what you think

https://vimeo.com/433644892

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

I’d also love a link for a test viewing!

I like the idea of the Mudhorn already waiting outside the cave. I’m at work so I’ve only seen the clip on my phone with no volume, but I wonder if it would make sense to flip the shot of the Mudhorn roaring. It seems to mess a little with the 180-degree rule as it doesn’t seem to be roaring at the Mando.

Author
Time

I’d like a link too, if you’re still sending them. If not, I can wait for the final release.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

Author
Time

So here is my finished Mudhorn scene edit with the cave cut out. It works a lot better than the previous cut and removes the issue of the Mandalorian entering the cave for no apparent reason.

https://vimeo.com/433819754

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

I tried that originally. However it takes a lot of zoom to cut Mando out and that accentuates shaky cam.

I’m happy with the current cut. It’s certainly better than walking into the cave for no reason!

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

AbramPT said:

I’d also love a link for a test viewing!

I like the idea of the Mudhorn already waiting outside the cave. I’m at work so I’ve only seen the clip on my phone with no volume, but I wonder if it would make sense to flip the shot of the Mudhorn roaring. It seems to mess a little with the 180-degree rule as it doesn’t seem to be roaring at the Mando.

Thanks for the tip!

StarkillerAG said:

I’d like a link too, if you’re still sending them. If not, I can wait for the final release.

I have three volunteers already and I’m hoping that will be sufficient. Thanks for the offers.

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

In the final stages now. Feedback coming in from the test viewings and some minor adjustments being made.

Running time now down to 2:29:49… Finally made it under the magic 2h 30mins!

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force

Author
Time

Previews look great. Can’t wait to see the finished product as this has been the best thing to come out of the Disney Star Wars era (IMO)

Author
Time

just a correction to the end titles preview: There’s no “h” in Jon Favreau. Also, the directors credits should probably be all on the same card instead of split over two.

Also, it’s a thing I see a lot around here, but I feel like aiming for a runtime for the sake of hitting the runtime instead of letting the runtime be whatever it is naturally when you feel the pacing is perfect is a practice that only makes sense when you’re a studio actively trying to squeeze out as many screenings as possible.

If you’re fan-editing, and it’s never going to be in a theater, there’s no real reason to aim for runtime benchmarks for the sake of nothing other than hitting the benchmarks. Usually this concern goes the other way (people refusing to cut a movie under a certain runtime because then it’ll be “too short” despite the fact “too short” doesn’t mean anything in the abstract like that) but if you feel like you had the pacing really solid a couple edits back and the only reason you pushed it to go shorter is just so you can say you pushed it shorter, I’d suggest maybe re-thinking that inclination and really giving that longer cut a rewatch to see if it really does just feel better at the prior length.

Anyway, I’m very glad to see you’re back to fanediting and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this project turns out.

Author
Time

Broom Kid said:

just a correction to the end titles preview: There’s no “h” in Jon Favreau. Also, the directors credits should probably be all on the same card instead of split over two.

Also, it’s a thing I see a lot around here, but I feel like aiming for a runtime for the sake of hitting the runtime instead of letting the runtime be whatever it is naturally when you feel the pacing is perfect is a practice that only makes sense when you’re a studio actively trying to squeeze out as many screenings as possible.

If you’re fan-editing, and it’s never going to be in a theater, there’s no real reason to aim for runtime benchmarks for the sake of nothing other than hitting the benchmarks. Usually this concern goes the other way (people refusing to cut a movie under a certain runtime because then it’ll be “too short” despite the fact “too short” doesn’t mean anything in the abstract like that) but if you feel like you had the pacing really solid a couple edits back and the only reason you pushed it to go shorter is just so you can say you pushed it shorter, I’d suggest maybe re-thinking that inclination and really giving that longer cut a rewatch to see if it really does just feel better at the prior length.

Anyway, I’m very glad to see you’re back to fanediting and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this project turns out.

Thanks for the spelling Correction.

In terms of having a target runtime, the reason I use it as a guide is because I’m editing TV episodes into a movie. It gives an indication of whether there is too much or too little material to produce a movie. Over 2.5 hours suggests there is too much being crammed in, and 2 separate movies is a better option. Throughout this edit I felt I’ve been pushing things to put it into a single movie.

I agree the feel and pacing is more important, but in my experience sitting down to watch something over 2.5 hours is challenging, no matter how good it is!

Current Project: The Mandalorian Episode 1 - A Vergence in the Force