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I honesty think the transition to end credits sounds and feels right, moreso than letting the cue play out longer. Only other thing I could think of is mixing in the transition to credits from another film to get a little tiny bit more of a build up “bum buuuuuuuh” before it kicks in. I think it’d take ingenuity from someone else to do, though. But as is, I really don’t have a problem with it and I think it certainly could have been what was put out and I doubt anyone would’ve commented. At least not by that point in this movie.

And yeah, Finn and the lightspeed skipping. It’s… I think it’s the best solution, and a cleaner removal of the offending sequence.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I have an end credits transition I was working on. Just having some export issues over here, so…stay tuned, I guess.


And Cap, it’s been a pleasure. Hope we’ll still see you for some of the discussions at least!

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^ I’m open, Sherlock.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Is the “Captain Hux” ranking still being kept in with Faraday’s efforts ending?

Also, I meant to have this out weeks ago, but here is a sample pitch as to how we could try getting the line, “You’re just a clone” into the film.

https://streamable.com/c5p8nw

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Master Lawdog said:

Is the “Captain Hux” ranking still being kept in with Faraday’s efforts ending?

Also, I meant to have this out weeks ago, but here is a sample pitch as to how we could try getting the line, “You’re just a clone” into the film.

https://streamable.com/c5p8nw

Is that the same line SpeakingOfAi sent? Cuz it’s even rougher than I remember.

Yes, it is.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Sorry … it’s really rough.

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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I was never part of the Captain Hux team, but I remember thinking there was one version of it that sounded good. I’d have to dig around to find it though.

Thank you for the kind words everyone! I’m surprised and touched. Working on the puppet show was a highlight for me as well, and I’m so happy that I was a part of it. I’ll definitely hang around and read threads when I can, and I can’t switch off the part of my brain that comes up with Worst Edit Ideas, so I’ll be around even if I’m not super active.

I haven’t been able to export the audio files yet, but, it’s on my to-do list and I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to do it next week.

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

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sherlockpotter said:

Original ending for comparison: https://streamable.com/15r2vd

Potential new version: https://streamable.com/asygmi

I mainly tried to smooth over the pickup note between Rey’s Theme and the End Credit fanfare. Oh, and shoutout to bbghost for helping me find the correct music clips!

BOOOOO. Booooo. 😂 (it’s been a while was that in the original soundtrack?)

I do think this transition is a bit cleaner. Has a nice punch on that first note of the credits. Good work!

Edit: after listening a few times I think what I like about the new version isn’t so much the punch of the first note of the credits but the last swell of violins from Rey’s theme. It feels a little longer and rises to a bigger crescendo, which I think is appropriate for the last note of the Star Wars saga.

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sherlockpotter said:

Original ending for comparison: https://streamable.com/15r2vd

Potential new version: https://streamable.com/asygmi

I mainly tried to smooth over the pickup note between Rey’s Theme and the End Credit fanfare. Oh, and shoutout to bbghost for helping me find the correct music clips!

This made me nearly cry. This and an edit where Rey is not a Palpatine but still declares herself a Skywalker and we see her parents may have actually worked for me in terms of accepting the trilogy as its own thing without as much bitterness. Your edit here shows me that and so much of what could’ve been a decent conclusion to the trilogy.

Same with whomever it was that had the children’s puppet show have a figurine of Luke to foreshadow Rey taking the name.

Credit to everyone though. Amazing work!

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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poppasketti said:

sherlockpotter said:

Original ending for comparison: https://streamable.com/15r2vd

Potential new version: https://streamable.com/asygmi

I mainly tried to smooth over the pickup note between Rey’s Theme and the End Credit fanfare. Oh, and shoutout to bbghost for helping me find the correct music clips!

BOOOOO. Booooo. 😂 (it’s been a while was that in the original soundtrack?)

I do think this transition is a bit cleaner. Has a nice punch on that first note of the credits. Good work!

Edit: after listening a few times I think what I like about the new version isn’t so much the punch of the first note of the credits but the last swell of violins from Rey’s theme. It feels a little longer and rises to a bigger crescendo, which I think is appropriate for the last note of the Star Wars saga.

The music is different. Originally they straight up used TFA’s music leading into credits, same recording even.

If people prefer Sherlock’s tweak, perhaps if he sends it along I can implement it.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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poppasketti said:

sherlockpotter said:

Original ending for comparison: https://streamable.com/15r2vd

Potential new version: https://streamable.com/asygmi

I mainly tried to smooth over the pickup note between Rey’s Theme and the End Credit fanfare. Oh, and shoutout to bbghost for helping me find the correct music clips!

BOOOOO. Booooo. 😂 (it’s been a while was that in the original soundtrack?)

I do think this transition is a bit cleaner. Has a nice punch on that first note of the credits. Good work!

Edit: after listening a few times I think what I like about the new version isn’t so much the punch of the first note of the credits but the last swell of violins from Rey’s theme. It feels a little longer and rises to a bigger crescendo, which I think is appropriate for the last note of the Star Wars saga.

I think poppa is referring to the booing of the screenwriters, Hal. Which was totally in the original version, poppa; I don’t know what you’re talking about 😂.

But yeah, you’re exactly right - I added a bit of crescendo and extended the ritard a little more. I didn’t want to be excessive with it, but does it all sound properly balanced to you? Does it need a bit more?

EDIT: To be clear, the music in the theatrical is the Jedi Steps music from TFA. Ascendant uses a variation on Rey’s Theme. I kept the same Ascendant music here; I just tweaked the transition from that piece into the end credits. The exact frame on which to place the cue is up to Hal - I’m just focused on the music itself right now. Does the music flow seamlessly between the two pieces?

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sherlockpotter said:

poppasketti said:

sherlockpotter said:

Original ending for comparison: https://streamable.com/15r2vd

Potential new version: https://streamable.com/asygmi

I mainly tried to smooth over the pickup note between Rey’s Theme and the End Credit fanfare. Oh, and shoutout to bbghost for helping me find the correct music clips!

BOOOOO. Booooo. 😂 (it’s been a while was that in the original soundtrack?)

I do think this transition is a bit cleaner. Has a nice punch on that first note of the credits. Good work!

Edit: after listening a few times I think what I like about the new version isn’t so much the punch of the first note of the credits but the last swell of violins from Rey’s theme. It feels a little longer and rises to a bigger crescendo, which I think is appropriate for the last note of the Star Wars saga.

I think poppa is referring to the booing of the screenwriters, Hal.

Right you are!! I do think I remember hearing that when I saw it in theater the first time 😆.

I think it does sound well balanced! Maybe the first note of the credits is very very slightly too loud? Hal would need to mix it in with the sound fx anyway.

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If Sherlock is able to export it as music only (and get far enough info the credits to let me find a good edit point to segue back into the main source), I shouldn’t have an issue baking it in.

Or… what’d be ideal is to export the outgoing Rey’s theme and incoming end credits music separately, each synced to a reference video file for sync. I can then recreate the finessing of the original easily enough. (Like making the music fit the 5.1 soundtrack and blend with sound FX, but use your transition to credits.)

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Chiming in to say that I prefer Sherlock’s edit for the end credits music as well.

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Sherlock’s edit smooths over the gap I was noticing - the timing of the music score itself worked for me, but there was an audible shift between sources, so it didn’t sound 100% seamless. Sherlock’s version sounds perfect to me, flows very well as one piece!

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So based on the status, is it possible V2 could be ready around November or December?

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Seems unlikely due to the crackly saber which has a handful of sequences remaining.
I could put out a workprint that would be viewable, omitting changes that aren’t complete.

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Hal 9000 said:

Seems unlikely due to the crackly saber which has a handful of sequences remaining.
I could put out a workprint that would be viewable, omitting changes that aren’t complete.

Honestly I think the wait is worth it, we all want whats best for the edit so it can be in the best shape possible.

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Hal 9000 said:

Seems unlikely due to the crackly saber which has a handful of sequences remaining.
I could put out a workprint that would be viewable, omitting changes that aren’t complete.

I’m sure all ideas for changes are already finalised, but:

When Ben and Rey have the “nod” moment, and the Skywalker sword is passed between them - perhaps the blade could stop being crackly.

The Last Jedi and the breaking of the Kyber crystal could then represent the Dyad breaking apart. And their coming together on Exegol could show it healed. The crystal being two that are one again, just like Ben and Rey.

Would certainly cut down on some of the shots to update.