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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread — Page 298

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It’s okay but it’s playing near constantly

Hot take: The Force Awakens is in no way, shape or form a rehash or remake of A New Hope.
It’s no more derivative than the average sequel, and is certainly less derivative than the prequels.

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Interesting, I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the drums in that scene’s music.

It would be interesting to see which scenes it works well in with Dooku.
There’s the scene with Obi-Wan eavesdropping on the Separatist meeting.
Dooku speaking with the captured Obi-Wan.
Dooku, Obi-Wan and Anakin’s duel.
A few others but I’m not sure where else it would work.

At least adding it to a few places could add a nice motif for Dooku as well as make that other track not as overused as it is.

And I would definitely suggest trying to make the music more obvious in that Revenge of the Sith scene as well.

Also, nice catch noticing the similarities between that track and the Zod track. This wouldn’t be the first instance of Williams reusing his work. I don’t blame him though, considering how much he’s written and how a lot of his work goes unnoticed/underappreciated.

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Is it possible to make it so Padmé dies from Darth Sidious force draining her life force away?

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I don’t think with the footage available you could even imply that.

DESTROY ALL JEDI

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https://youtu.be/gPQd1iPQuRE?t=85

It’s played constantly and it sounds so bored with itself.

That’s not even a theme. It’s just musical noise, an apt description for the entire soundtrack of that film (not that there aren’t a few standouts).

I much prefer the music that plays during Dooku’s entrance in ROTS (though it was mixed so low it was practically nonexistent):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCLPAU_n2uA

That’s no better.

chyron8472 said:

Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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snooker said:

I don’t think with the footage available you could even imply that.

One could use the chanting from the Clone Wars with the fotage of Sidious putting his hand on Vader’s forehead and have one of the nurse droids say “Due to reasons unknown her life force is fading, there is nothing we can do.”

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I kinda like that, though it could be a bit better, and would of course facilitate a modified plot to work.

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“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”

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I’m really digging that Geonosis grade. 👌😥😥😥😤😤

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I like it !
EP2 looks much better with a more film like color palette.
It helps to make the CGI blend in.
Perhaps some gentle blurring will also help to remove the digital camera feeling …

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OutboundFlight said:

Original plans for Revenge of the Sith involved an opening montage showing all the battles of the clone wars. So, I did just that:

https://vimeo.com/294955682

This also works as a seamless transition from Ep 2-3.

Remove the Gungians and we can be friends. 😉

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I think that making Dooku’s saber purple and Windu’s saber green would enhance the ambiguity of Dooku’s character.

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4throck said:

Perhaps some gentle blurring will also help to remove the digital camera feeling …

Will do!

“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”

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Here’s some more.


“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”

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Nice, thanks for sharing 😃
Good to see that PM shot with a neutral tone (no blue)!

For my personal regrade I went for the 4K77 look, with added noise and subdued colors.




Also did the same to the deleted scenes and they look much better:

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For those of you playing with the colors of the prequel films, I stumbled across this video comparing Attack of the Clones with various pieces of its concept art, and what stands out to me is while the framing is occasionally almost identical to various concept pieces, the colors in the art pop so much more than the colors do in the final film, especially when compared side-by-side like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlEdb9YSL1I

A few things I noticed, in the art, the earlier Coruscant scenes seem a lot bluer, the Coruscant night scenes seem to have a lot more contrast, and Geonosis really leans into the orange-red color. The the way the concept art uses colors seems a lot more visually appealing to me. I know a lot might have to do with lighting as well, and it seems recent posts are going in the opposite direction with the colors. Maybe having more color makes it feels less real and more cartoony, but I would be interested to see attempts at going in the opposite direction with the colors and try to make them pop more.

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4throck said:

Also did the same to the deleted scenes and they look much better:

What’s this? A Prequel scene with an actual set?

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Maybe having more color makes it feels less real and more cartoony, but I would be interested to see attempts at going >in the opposite direction with the colors and try to make them pop more.

That’s an interesting direction to go in for TPM and AOTC. I don’t know if it’s feasible (you don’t want to over-saturate the skin tones and they share colors with Geonosis sand) but interesting. But ROTS builds itself up as a “tragedy”, which in general warrants less color.

Vader, a 7 in 1 edit of the entire Star Wars Saga

Maul, a clone wars edit

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RogueLeader said:
going in the opposite direction with the colors and try to make them pop more.

Nice video! The concept art is using colors to create contrasts and framing.
The film uses almost uniform colors for each scene, with little contrast.
I think it’s way it was lit, perhaps because of green screen.

What you suggest would require manual correction /painting of individual areas on each take… That’s time consuming!

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OutboundFlight said:

What’s this? A Prequel scene with an actual set?

Indeed, and the acting there feels much more natural than on the CGI sets.

On my personal edit of AOTC I decided to focus on Padme.
So I cut most of the Coruscant apartment scenes because of Anakin’s creepy dialog and went with the Naboo stuff.
The romance works much better that way, with Padme taking the lead, because she’s older and more mature.

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What’s this? A Prequel scene with an actual set shot on location?

FTFY

Even though they made heavy use of bluescreens, the Prequels used plenty of sets. In fact, isn’t a bluescreen room technically a set, since it’s built indoors temporarily for the sole purpose making a film?

Btw, while I appreciate shooting on location, this one doesn’t feel Star Warsy enough. It looks to much like a real-world home. The holographic frames are a painfully bad attempt to remedy this.

chyron8472 said:

Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?