Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I threw together a quick edit of the fight between Mace and Palpatine if anyone’s interested. Curious what you all think: https://vimeo.com/358177808
-The idea was to make Sidious seem more menacing/monstrous, and to cut the parts of the fight that seemed unintentionally humorous or weird.
-I used a black screen in between very short shots to let the audience imagine just how Palpatine kills three Jedi so quickly and violently, and (hopefully) create something of a horror-like atmosphere
-Added the beating drum from the very beginning of the movie throughout the fight. I’m thinking of it as a motif representing Sidious’ machinations behind the war.
-I also darkened the whole scene as soon as they start fighting to try to show that Sidious’ power with the dark side is affecting the Jedi throughout the fight, making the atmosphere dark and heavy. The brightness goes back to normal when Mace kicks Sidious in the face, showing that his concentration and therefore his powers have been disrupted.
I was thinking that, if it works in this scene, I might try to apply similar edits to the Yoda/Sidious fight—cutting almost all of it with black screens in between very short shots and darkening the whole thing, with those ominous drums beating in the background. Or maybe someone with more editing experience would want to——my work is clearly sloppy as I’m using iMovie and I barely even know how to use that!