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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released) — Page 605

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Thanks for posting that screengrab with the graphic, Burbin. It definitely helps understand what you’re seeing.

I think the reason you’re seeing that, for me, there was a lot of haze/mist in the shot that naturally would remove contrast from the objects in the scene, giving what would be black that light bluish tone. To me the shot always had haze completely over the X-wing, but the top of the tie fighter was peaking through the mist. I’d have to check but I think it was like this on the original shot since the two ties have similar profiles.

I’ll have to double check and see, though!

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I think I get what you say, that the parts with more mist would make things more blue and vice versa. Though I think the coloration of the whole scene is more or less consistently blue (even if less so with the LUT), not just the heavly misty parts. Even something that should seem to have a warmer tone, such as Ben’s face on the close up moments prior, still shows as very blue under the same test.

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Just listened to the commentary track!
Great work everyone < 3

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Burbin, I see what you mean! If I have a chance I can make a tweak, but the next few days are very busy for me so we’ll see (and Hal is already rendering).

Snooker, great to hear from you! Hope you’re doing well!

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I’d… I’d say let’s let it go. 😃

And snooker, hearing that you enjoyed the commentary makes me feel happy. Hope you’re doing well.

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

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Any posters for Plex?

“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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There’s an “iTunes” cover included. I’d imagine that’d work best.

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

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Oh well, I agree it’s not a huge deal, like I said. I didn’t expect the V2 reissue would come so soon so I thought I’d mention it in case there was time. Still, It’d be nice to have a tweaked version handy in the case any updates come down the line.

Anyways, thanks for considering my feedback, poppa, all the stuff you pulled off for Ascendant is quite amazing! You have a power I don’t understand and could never have, so I feel kinda bad critiquing it.

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hah, I also noticed the slightly red tie thing while watching, but didnt say, because I thought it was just something to do with my screen 😟

reylo?

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Well, if poppasketti does want to tweak it, I can sit on it and have it in place for any future revisions. You never know if there’ll be a V3 someday. As it is, it really doesn’t look like anything that would have seemed out of place if it had always been that way.

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

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Maybe it’s rusted a bit from being in the sunken Death Star for thirty years, idk. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “What a piece of junk!”

Poppa’s just got mad attention to detail.

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New version of the large 1080p form factor is now available, with the other two encoding now. When all are done, then I’ll update the torrents. (I’m not going to bother with the DVD5.) So that’ll probably come tomorrow or a day later.

And I know I’ve said it before, but this Williams theme will always be associated for me with our time together working on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPyWz2J7ng8

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

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No need to feel bad, Burbin! Feedback is always welcome! Unfortunately it’s a super busy week for me, so don’t know when I’ll get to it, but yeah if there’s an eventual V3 or V2 update, it should be done!

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Hal 9000 said:

New version of the large 1080p form factor is now available, with the other two encoding now. When all are done, then I’ll update the torrents. (I’m not going to bother with the DVD5.) So that’ll probably come tomorrow or a day later.

And I know I’ve said it before, but this Williams theme will always be associated for me with our time together working on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPyWz2J7ng8

God, I love that theme.

Thanks so much for your hard work, Hal! (That explains why you didn’t want to wait and re-encode it again. 😉)

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Would it possible to get the link once the new versions have all finished encoding? Much appreciated

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PM sent.

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

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So, apparently Tiktok of all places has a C3PO AI text-to-speech voice available to play with, along with a Stormtrooper and Chewbacca voice. Sample:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rv9EcW2TC9fCRJgC9_uYJWkrCp8XYXGZ/view?usp=sharing

If there were a Kylo Ren voice it would have been a great boon to Rey nobody edits, but maybe C3PO could be used for something else? I know some people had hope it were possible to create an edit where C3PO’s memory is not restored.

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Omg that is seamless. No more scouring the EU for C-3PO lines ever again. Anthony Daniels’s voice will live in eternity.

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Could I also get a new link please?

This looks so amazing, you’ve all out done yourselves.

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Holy crap. We could potentially make 3PO never getting his memory back work with this.

I think this would work for little bits and pieces, but I think you can see that you won’t get any emotion out of these lines. This would work best for filling in important exposition for an edit.

EDIT: This could be used for the dagger idea we had awhile back as well.

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3PO bolts upright, eyes red.

“This dagger is a pathway to the dark side of the Force. It’s weirder must surrender to their own inner darkness to allow it to lead the way to the Wayfinder… … Only this blade tells.”

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

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RogueLeader said:

Holy crap. We could potentially make 3PO never getting his memory back work with this.

I think this would work for little bits and pieces, but I think you can see that you won’t get any emotion out of these lines. This would work best for filling in important exposition for an edit.

EDIT: This could be used for the dagger idea we had awhile back as well.

I was actually thinking of Artoo restoring his Prequel memories.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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Hal 9000 said:

3PO bolts upright, eyes red.

“This dagger is a pathway to the dark side of the Force. It’s weirder must surrender to their own inner darkness to allow it to lead the way to the Wayfinder… … Only this blade tells.”

Exactly. And we can make however many iterations as we want to see what sounds right, since it’s all digital. Then we could even apply some distortion to it, but the key thing is that it’s Anthony Daniels’ voice.

Not that we will add anything else to Ascendant, but I never imagined we would’ve gone to Fortnite AND Tiktok for edit assets…

I like the idea of R2 telling 3PO about their past adventures, rather than just restoring his memories. This was the proof-of-concept I did awhile back for this idea. We don’t have to use it for Ascendant, but this might be relevant again now that we have this software available.

https://vimeo.com/434479633