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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released) — Page 562

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CaptainFaraday said:

It’s kind of incredible how little footage and how few images there are of Sebastian Shaw out there, considering he was a well established actor of stage and screen and also played arguably one of the most significant characters in modern film.

He may have been one of those actors who was either not well known in the mainstream media, with the exception of playing old Anakin Skywalker, or perhaps someone who preferred the actor’s life instead of the celebrity’s life. Many actors like that try to stay out of the spotlight.

It’s a real shame that he’s being erased overtime with younger generations watching the Special Editions who only see Hayden playing Anakin all the time.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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The resurgence of Shaw interest always makes me happy!

Save the Sebastian Shaw Ghost! Save the dream…!

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It is also possible that we could take some images of a younger Shaw and apply some aging effects from something along the lines of FaceApp.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Guys, woudn’t be better to discuss this in the TROS redux thread? Since HAL already said that he has no interest in adding Sebastian Shawn in the mix.

the dark side of the force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural

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Sorry about that, oviniboy. By the way, I just reached back out to Speaking of AI yesterday to see how his Adam Driver AI model is coming along.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Could I have a link to the cut, I love what it sounds like! Would be an interesting watch as well!

#TROSFAN

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I’m very much interested in a Shaw ghost! Just not sure it’d actually make it into the edit. But it’s probably going to be better for all involved to move it to the general TROS thread.

But I’d very much like to see that idea be realized!

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Hal 9000 said:

I’m very much interested in a Shaw ghost! Just not sure it’d actually make it into the edit. But it’s probably going to be better for all involved to move it to the general TROS thread.

But I’d very much like to see that idea be realized!

I agree.

By the way, Hal. I know you said you prefer it to be Hayden since you think that’s how they would’ve shot it. However, if they did shoot the actors for the ghosts in The Rise of Skywalker, they would’ve used Ewan McGregor for Obi-Wan (possibly in old makeup) since Alec Guinness is no longer alive.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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I don’t know about that, they might’ve done more or less what we did for Kenobi.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Hal 9000 said:

I don’t know about that, they might’ve done more or less what we did for Kenobi.

They may have also attempted to have Ewan McGregor wear performance capture dots to recreate Alec Guinness like they did with Guy Henry to recreate Peter Cushing in Rogue One.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Someone managed to recreate Sebastian Shaw’s appearance using Tobey Maguire as a template and faceapp noting that they have a similar hairstyle and head shape, maybe that would help for future attempts? https://m.imgur.com/t/faceapp/Xn1rp99

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moripro2311 said:

Someone managed to recreate Sebastian Shaw’s appearance using Tobey Maguire as a template and faceapp noting that they have a similar hairstyle and head shape, maybe that would help for future attempts? https://m.imgur.com/t/faceapp/Xn1rp99

That was me, but aside of that picture, I didn’t do anything else
I can see some potential, though

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ELAYEM said:

moripro2311 said:

Someone managed to recreate Sebastian Shaw’s appearance using Tobey Maguire as a template and faceapp noting that they have a similar hairstyle and head shape, maybe that would help for future attempts? https://m.imgur.com/t/faceapp/Xn1rp99

That was me, but aside of that picture, I didn’t do anything else
I can see some potential, though

I know this discussion should be moved to another thread, but potentially taking footage of Tobey Maguire’s head and using some sort of image manipulation or deepfakes to put Sebastian Shaw’s face onto him and change the hair and clothes to Jedi robes could work.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Hal 9000 said:

If he has his prequel memories this whole time why wouldn’t he restore them before?

If the sort of montage we could create was what was in the movie I’d have rolled my eyes.

I’d rather see some internal data with some symbols rather than cheesy footage

Filmic Crossroads, Daniel L. Isidore

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Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Master Lawdog said:

Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

“You’re just a clone”?

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

“You’re just a clone”?

It’s for when he points his lightsaber at Palpatine before he says “What could you give me?”

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Apparently other people don’t like the idea of Kylo saying “You’re just a clone” because it may lead the audience to believe that this isn’t the real Palpy. But that’s kinda countered by Palpy’s new line, “Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you.” So yeah, I hope he can do that one line for us. It’s a nice diss by Kylo (even though it isn’t entirely true). Even if Hal doesn’t want the line in this edit I would absolutely put that in my personal version of 2.0.

Tragedy of Vader - A Novelization of The Rise of Skywalker
Tragedy of Vader - A Novelization of The Last Jedi

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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Apparently other people don’t like the idea of Kylo saying “You’re just a clone” because it may lead the audience to believe that this isn’t the real Palpy. But that’s kinda countered by Palpy’s new line, “Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you.” So yeah, I hope he can do that one line for us. It’s a nice diss by Kylo (even though it isn’t entirely true). Even if Hal doesn’t want the line in this edit I would absolutely put that in my personal version of 2.0.

And include the line in the fan editor package on Drive.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.