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EddieDean said:

Goddamn. These just get more and more impressive. Seeing this made me think, though - what are you planning to do with the narrative of the films? Whose narrative fanedit might yours be closest to? (I know you specify a lot of changes in your OP but I’m wondering about your narrative approach/goals, etc)

Oh, and please tell me you’re cutting the scene in Ep1 when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon use force speed to escape the Droidekas, which isn’t used again in Star Wars, and especially not used when Obi-Wan needs to move fast through the closing forcefields to get to Qui-Gon to save his life.

You also mention that your plan for Ep2 is to have Padme remain Queen. I’d vote against this for two reasons - Firstly, that many other sources refer to Padme as a senator, most notably the Clone Wars (which people are especially into since it just had its finale, which works really nicely with Ep3); and Secondly, that Leia being a princess still works because she’s adopted by the royal family of Alderaan, making her legally the daughter of Queen Breha Organa.

Dont know what im doing about the force run. Personally never had a problem with it. Though i wouldn’t say what Luke does is the same. He does a force jump akin to what Obi does while fighting maul to get back on the upper balcony. Though Luke does jump kinda quick. It wouldn’t be hard to cut from the Droids shooting at them to the Alien on command deck announcing they had entered the air ducts, but again. Nothing decided on this yet.

And ill consider the Padame thing. Im not real beholden to the EU as i don’t know much of it. (I only read the Dark Empire series, and one of the Legends of Jedi one. Dark Horse days though). Like Ady, i want the movies to kinda be their own thing, not needing to read books, comics, play games, etc to understand the story. Though where i can, i am adding things like the diff colored sabers. So we’ll see. Thematically i like the idea of Padame being a queen. Making her and Anakins relationship even more forbidden. Queen vs peasant/slave/bastard/jedi. In everyway, it was not meant to be, but they loved each other and fought for that.

Muclunkey!
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idir_hh said:

EddieDean said:

Oh, and please tell me you’re cutting the scene in Ep1 when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon use force speed to escape the Droidekas, which isn’t used again in Star Wars, and especially not used when Obi-Wan needs to move fast through the closing forcefields to get to Qui-Gon to save his life.

Correction: Luke uses it to escape the carbonation shaft in ESB.

Personal note: PLEASE DONT

I could try for the flip side, and try to include more of it. Try and do another jedi or two do a quick dash, Like maybe Mace when he beheads Jango

Muclunkey!
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

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Skybatman said:

Where you will launch these edits ?

Theaters near you!

Lol I wish!! Im not sure yet where ill release the movies tho haha Open to options from those with experience though

If your internet connection is sufficient enough, my recommendation would be „resilio sync“. It is working like torrent sharing with the exception that people do need an key, which is generated by resilio if you share the folder. Popular other options would be mega or google drive.

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CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

SparkySywer said:

Skybatman said:

Where you will launch these edits ?

Theaters near you!

Lol I wish!! Im not sure yet where ill release the movies tho haha Open to options from those with experience though

If your internet connection is sufficient enough, my recommendation would be „resilio sync“. It is working like torrent sharing with the exception that people do need an key, which is generated by resilio if you share the folder. Popular other options would be mega or google drive.

Good to know. I see some people post on vimeo or something but not familiar with it. For now i just use Google drive but i’ve heard they have download limits

Muclunkey!
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

SparkySywer said:

Skybatman said:

Where you will launch these edits ?

Theaters near you!

Lol I wish!! Im not sure yet where ill release the movies tho haha Open to options from those with experience though

If your internet connection is sufficient enough, my recommendation would be „resilio sync“. It is working like torrent sharing with the exception that people do need an key, which is generated by resilio if you share the folder. Popular other options would be mega or google drive.

Good to know. I see some people post on vimeo or something but not familiar with it. For now i just use Google drive but i’ve heard they have download limits

With Vimeo I’m not familiar either, but I think it is no worthy option due to compression of the files and loss of quality. Google drive does have download limits yes, mega sync would be my second recommendation. Resilio sync is widely used over at the forum of team negative 1 - thestarwarstrilogy (4k77-83) and it is working great, people do share files long after they’ve been uploaded, especially star wars related files. It would be an appropriate place your great work.

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With Vimeo I’m not familiar either, but I think it is no worthy option due to compression of the files and loss of quality. Google drive does have download limits yes, mega sync would be my second recommendation. Resilio sync is widely used over at the forum of team negative 1 - thestarwarstrilogy (4k77-83) and it is working great, people do share files long after they’ve been uploaded, especially star wars related files. It would be an appropriate place your great work.

Thats really good to know, thank you very much!

Muclunkey!
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You might have fixed this already after the release of the trailer, but Qui Gon’s saber blade has always looked too short to me in the forest after they land on Naboo. I have fixed the shots myself on After Effects, so I can show you what I mean:

This same problem comes up later in the end Theed battle of the movie as well, Obi’s sabre especially looks half the length it should be on some shots. So if you agree I’d like to see these fixed in your edit. I can probably get you my AE files (if you used AE for sabers, can’t remember) to tinker further and speed up the work if you want. =)

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Dazman said:

You might have fixed this already after the release of the trailer, but Qui Gon’s saber blade has always looked too short to me in the forest after they land on Naboo. I have fixed the shots myself on After Effects, so I can show you what I mean:

This same problem comes up later in the end Theed battle of the movie as well, Obi’s sabre especially looks half the length it should be on some shots. So if you agree I’d like to see these fixed in your edit. I can probably get you my AE files (if you used AE for sabers, can’t remember) to tinker further and speed up the work if you want. =)

If you can just show me which specific scenes, i can fix the rest. Its easiest just to use my pre-exiting ae files. I can just extend my rotoscope. I also use vc saber underneath my rotoscope to allow some of the flicker to come through. So its a mix. On top of that though, there is a saber glow thats been put in on people, various things altered, flares, sparks, insects, and different things depending upon the scene.

Muclunkey!
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Sure. They are 3 shots, from the Jedi lighting their lighsabers in the end Theed battle to entering the big sliding hangar doors. This part is the worst I think:

So many issues with lighsabers in this movie when you start really paying attention. VC Saber is the Video Copilot Saber blugin right? I have to look into that flicker effect…

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Dazman said:

Sure. They are 3 shots, from the Jedi lighting their lighsabers in the end Theed battle to entering the big sliding hangar doors. This part is the worst I think:

So many issues with lighsabers in this movie when you start really paying attention. VC Saber is the Video Copilot Saber blugin right? I have to look into that flicker effect…

Yep. Its got a lot of controls if you prefer it to rotoscoping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reSXGxkyr0k

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hey! i’d love to know what you’re using to de-age Dooku or what methods you’re using?

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vicioust1000 said:

hey! i’d love to know what you’re using to de-age Dooku or what methods you’re using?

He luckily hasn’t changed too much since doing Gremlins 2, the approximate age gap in TPM to AOTC. So i used a couple adjustment layers that are tracked to his face. One of them is just a camera lense blur at 10% applied to his forehead, bags under eyes and cheeks. Layer turned down to 70% opacity. Just enough to soften his features some, while allowing some of the wrinkles to come through.
The other adjustment layer is for the hair. Applying a filter at a moderate percentage of 56% to darken up some of his hair while applying a curve and bringing it down. I also applied a black and white filter. Layer is masked and tracked to his hair. Layer opacity set to 57%.



(was toying with grain levels thru Supercomp, but will probably just use the way i was doing before.)

Muclunkey!
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New scene from Anakin looking at the sunset.
A younger Count Dooku in TPM.
Is this … the ultimate version of the prequels?

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TheAlaskanSandman said:

Skybatman said:

New scene from Anakin looking at the sunset.
A younger Count Dooku in TPM.
Is this … the ultimate version of the prequels?

Another dreaded “Special Edition” lol Gotta include some random creatures walking past the screen and blocking out everything

Make sure you edit the Trade Federation doors to be three times larger on the outside than they are on the inside as well then.

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Artan42 said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

Skybatman said:

New scene from Anakin looking at the sunset.
A younger Count Dooku in TPM.
Is this … the ultimate version of the prequels?

Another dreaded “Special Edition” lol Gotta include some random creatures walking past the screen and blocking out everything

Make sure you edit the Trade Federation doors to be three times larger on the outside than they are on the inside as well then.

Replace Palpatine’s “I am the Senate” with “I personally see myself as the embodiment of the authority of the Senate.”

Death of the Author

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Don’t forget adding a musical number for the Coruscant club scene in AOTC and a praxis effect to the Droid Control Ship when it explodes.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Cd0vQMXyfinIOVZFN9j1k23n-qerINc/view

Just a quick teaser. Ive gotten to using Red Giants Lense distortion and Kingpin tracker for some of the hard to track scenes and things are working good. Still lots of battle damage to add and tweaking to the Supercomp’ed layers and effects. Don’t wanna show too much tho till im able to get a good trailer up representing the new changes.

Muclunkey!
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Buddy, you are pushing forward the potential of all amateur editing. Incredible work.

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TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Cd0vQMXyfinIOVZFN9j1k23n-qerINc/view

Just a quick teaser. Ive gotten to using Red Giants Lense distortion and Kingpin tracker for some of the hard to track scenes and things are working good. Still lots of battle damage to add and tweaking to the Supercomp’ed layers and effects. Don’t wanna show too much tho till im able to get a good trailer up representing the new changes.

Sooooo good

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EddieDean said:

Buddy, you are pushing forward the potential of all amateur editing. Incredible work.

Thank you very much! Its very encouraging to keep pushing for the best i can do on these and every ones critical input has been greatly appreciated. Keep pushing and nit picking!

For any one interested, i am sharing on the op post what software im using along with a youtube link showing the software. If you’re learning, jump right in. Im a noob too in many ways 😃

Muclunkey!
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