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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released) — Page 568

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sherlockpotter said:

Can we please keep the Shaw discussion to the other thread from now on? Hal vetoed the idea months ago, and has several times since.

I understand. Someone just asked me a question and I responded to them. Let’s move onto other topics like you said, Sherlock.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Here is a list of unused music by John Williams that could possibly be added back into your edit, Hal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKtn8GXL_g8&list=PLWZBlPcT9yJgBixwC3IWLBEZ4_ZqbB4-i&index=20 (This can be used as Kylo Ren is exploring Exegol. DominicCobb originally used the Opera house music from Revenge of the Sith in his edit, and then went with this instead.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQrRMkZR8k&list=PLWZBlPcT9yJgBixwC3IWLBEZ4_ZqbB4-i&index=7 (Someone mentioned a while back ago that the music used for the speeder chase sequence was from Battlefront II. I don’t know if that has been debunked or not, but here is the track that appeared on the soundtrack release.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Q-2LTFIOk&list=PLWZBlPcT9yJgBixwC3IWLBEZ4_ZqbB4-i&index=22 (DominicCobb had said that they re-used music from The Force Awakens when Finn and Poe give their speech as the Resistance takes off. I don’t know how true that is, but here it is on the soundtrack release.)

Also, if the space shot were to be added into the film, here is the extended version of The Force/Rey’s theme that is used at the end of Ascendant. I’m sure many may know this comes from the end credits music from The Force Awakens.

https://youtu.be/cUBUlKgsNK8?list=PLWKXJQUwVcfexiFdxZDrFGCx7RGbsuQUV&t=447

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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That b roll footage has massive potential. Most of my favorite parts of v1 were the bits that improved the pacing, which in my opinion is the worst of the theatrical cuts many issues. The little bits added with d-0, the crew on the falcon at the end, and the shuffled order of scenes at the beginning, added sooo much to the pace. I think some of the passana and resistance base bits here could be very useful in particular for smoothing out those respective sections.

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Oh, and this is just a nitpick suggestion, but it’s always irked me that during the big resistance pep talk at the end, it doesn’t cut to rose when they mention that “some of us have lost family” or whatever they say. I always thought that would be a tasteful acknowledgement of paiges sacrifice.

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I don’t really feel that adding musical score where there wasn’t any would help the film feel calmer, so I don’t gravitate toward doing that. And extracting dialogue to the resistance takeoff in order to use a different recording of the same piece would seem to do more harm than it’d be worth.

And I am open to ideas or mock-ups based on Sherlock’s compilation. I might be able to play around with it some, but we’ll see; I don’t have much free time and energy at the same time right now.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Random thought of the day: would it be possible to replace Luke’s “Leia knew it, too” with “I told Leia” so as to preserve the surrounding dialog? I ask this because it’s definitely plausible for Luke to have manifested to Leia either by voice or Force ghost in the year following TLJ. Definitely still implausible for her to have come up with that on her own, though.

Tragedy of Vader - A Novelization of The Rise of Skywalker

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She knows. Somehow… she’s always known.

Edit: this is just a ROTJ joke, what are the two below posters agreeing with?

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Just out of curiosity and I’m sorry if this has already been asked or suggested earlier in the thread but Hal have you thought of changing the name of TROS to something else? similar to your PT edits.

Once again sorry if this has already been asked.

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I would not want to change the title. I think all three titles for the sequel trilogy fit their respective films pretty well. With the prequel‘s, this was much less the case, and I inherited a tradition of people retitling the movies left and right.

I would prefer to avoid bringing Leia‘s knowledge into things. This way it can still comport with future expanded universe stuff, and avoid the issue altogether.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Another question I forgot to ask. Are Anakin and Leia’s sabers still going to spark and short out right before Rey drops them and dies?

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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If MR gets them to where he’s happy with them and gets me the clips, but he’s technologically out of commission right now. If he can’t though, it’s something I’m considering “welcome but not necessary.”

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Hal 9000 said:

If MR gets them to where he’s happy with them and gets me the clips, but he’s technologically out of commission right now. If he can’t though, it’s something I’m considering “welcome but not necessary.”

Still?!? 😧

“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:

Hal 9000 said:

If MR gets them to where he’s happy with them and gets me the clips, but he’s technologically out of commission right now. If he can’t though, it’s something I’m considering “welcome but not necessary.”

Still?!? 😧

He needs a new PC and don´t have the necessary money for it right now due to covid.

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As depressing as this sounds, I think my editing days are done, which sadly includes working on this project. I simply don’t have the time and energy to even keep up with the threads here any more - between the various increasing responsibilities of Real Life, which are unfortunately only going to continue to increase from now on, I barely even get time to sleep any more. I haven’t even been able to finish editing the Godzilla movie I was doing for my son, let alone any of the Star Wars stuff I was working on.

I’m not trying to be a downer, I just know that there are people here on this project waiting on me for things, and it seems silly to keep saying “yep, I’ll get to it!” when I actually probably won’t. I’ll make a concerted effort to make time to export the files I’m currently working with so the people who’ve asked me for them can pick up where I’m leaving off, and I’m still going to hang around the forum when I can. I’m excited for V2 of Ascendant.

“It’s like rhymetry. They poem.” - Leorge Gucas

TROS Novelisation: The Faraday Edit, The Last Jedi: Stoic Edition, Revenge of the Sith: The Faraday Nudge, ROTS Ultracut: Order 66, Godzilla Vs Megalon, Godzilla Vs Gigan, The Light Rises, Faraday Junior’s Star Wars

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What bbghost said. No one can ask more of you than that. If you can export what you’ve got so far that would be greatly appreciated.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Sorry to hear that Captain, please take care of yourself and family.
All the best
Atom-88

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Take care, Cap! You’ve done far more than most of us, glad to hear you’ll still be hanging around 😃

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

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Totally understood, life gets crazy man. Appreciate your contributions.

Now we will need a new apprentice. One far younger (Not married/hectic job/taking care of home/major responsibilities/etc.) and more powerful (Lots of time on his|her hands/Video editing wizard/etc).

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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jarbear said:

Now we will need a new apprentice. One far younger (Not married/hectic job/taking care of home/major responsibilities/etc.) and more powerful (Lots of time on his|her hands/Video editing wizard/etc).

🤣🤣🤦

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Faraday, collaborating with you on the puppet show has been one of my favorite experiences as a member of this site. If it wasn’t for your enthusiasm and your art, I probably would’ve never worked on it.

Hope you pop in when you can still Faraday!

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Hal, this edit is awesome and I’m so glad I came across it! TROS is so frustrating in many ways, and I love seeing some of those nagging issues fixed here.

I tried to catch up to date on this thread as best I could, so I apologize if I’m treading on ground already covered on an older page - are there any plans to modify the music transition to end credits? The shift was a little jarring when I heard it the first time, and I’m wondering if there’s a way to smooth it out some more. If this hasn’t been brought up, might it be something I should try testing out in Audacity?

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Yeah, the only edits that stick out to me are the music to credits transition and the part where Finn appears where the lightspeed skip convo was cut. Which is pretty impressive considering how much has been changed but worth noting I guess.