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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP) — Page 221

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Octorox said:

I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up. I think it needs to act as clear visual shorthand for “it was broken, now it’s fixed, but imperfectly” and I think the kewlfish version accomplishes that.

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Octorox said:

I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up. I think it needs to act as clear visual shorthand for “it was broken, now it’s fixed, but imperfectly” and I think the kewlfish version accomplishes that.

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Octorox said:

I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up. I think it needs to act as clear visual shorthand for “it was broken, now it’s fixed, but imperfectly” and I think the kewlfish version accomplishes that.

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SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
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Okaaaaaay guys

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Octorox said:

I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up.

Who do you think is going to be watching this, LOL.

Seriously though, it’s kind of a jump to describe the suggestion as being too subtle for a thing I’m comparing to the V-hold on a TV being broken. That’s not a subtle thing. It’s just not constant

I’m not saying the effect, as-is, is bad. It looks very good, especially considering it’s placed right next to the professionally done effect that is Kylo’s saber, and it blends right in. But I’m saying maybe it shouldn’t look exactly like Kylo’s saber - it should be broken in a slightly different manner. Maybe not as constantly noisy and crackly, but more of a rolling, wave-like fluctuation.

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Broom Kid said:

Octorox said:

I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up.

Who do you think is going to be watching this, LOL.

Seriously though, it’s kind of a jump to describe the suggestion as being too subtle for a thing I’m comparing to the V-hold on a TV being broken. That’s not a subtle thing. It’s just not constant

I’m not saying the effect, as-is, is bad. It looks very good, especially considering it’s placed right next to the professionally done effect that is Kylo’s saber, and it blends right in. But I’m saying maybe it shouldn’t look exactly like Kylo’s saber - it should be broken in a slightly different manner. Maybe not as constantly noisy and crackly, but more of a rolling, wave-like fluctuation.

I think that’s fair, it would be relatively simple to possibly make that change… I could do an alternate version that might look a bit more wavy or looks slightly different than Kylo’s in some and see what everyone thinks

EDIT: Also, Hal I loved the sound effects I’ll get you a ProRes version of the clip soon

Clips - for Editors folder -https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mfEISVdMldOKuSNjcjYO2QSggvqI_7-Y

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Circling around back to the discussion of how the LUTs looked when applied to the film.

During the Death Star fight, Kylo’s saber looks more orange than red in many of the shots. This doesn’t seem to affect Exogol or Kijimi to an extent that matters, but on the Death Star it is VERY orange.

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Just gonna hop in and say I prefer as crackly as possible lol. No subtley! 😃

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I saw that snooker had posted recently in the ‘going away’ thread, so it’s possibly she may be gone for some time. This leaves us with a slight problem related to the Naboo shot. I don’t know if anyone else with the skill would want to try to improve upon it. It may be good enough as is, even if able to be picked apart in some ways. If so I can send the raw clip that she sent me.

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Hal 9000 said:

I saw that snooker had posted recently in the ‘going away’ thread, so it’s possibly she may be gone for some time. This leaves us with a slight problem related to the Naboo shot. I don’t know if anyone else with the skill would want to try to improve upon it. It may be good enough as is, even if able to be picked apart in some ways. If so I can send the raw clip that she sent me.

After checking the OP again it seems like we now only have three tasks that have not been assigned to anyone… Might be a good time to give a quick recap of what still needs to be undertaken… Any takers??? 😃

  • The completion of snooker’s Naboo celebration shot.
  • Coruscant added to the establishing shot of the destroyer during the conference scene.
  • Vader’s castle added to the close-up of Kylo on Mustafar.

The list is short guys, we’re closer than ever!

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Not that I would be able to do it, but what is the general idea for the Vader’s Castle shot?

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And the castle idea is not necessary, but to add a faint silhouette over Kylo’s shoulder of the castle in the distance as he retrieves the Wayfinder.

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For the castle stuff, I think my idea of a sign behind Kylo can say “Vader’s Castle 2.2 miles and Darth Cupcakes 3.1 miles” would work so well!

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I’d quite like to see the Castle.

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idir_hh said:

I think I might have found the perfect spot to sneak in Vader’s castle!

You can literally grab the silhouette of Vader’s castle from the deleted scene here:
https://i.redd.it/gcrk2oz4zr451.jpg

And mask it into the the background of this shot here:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVHT9DpU8AAVtHG.jpg

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Hal 9000 said:

Oh yeah, and if anyone so inclined wishes to add a distant Vader’s castle to the reverse shot when Kylo picks up and looks at the Wayfinder, I won’t try to stop you.

One can mask this landscape into the background of that shot:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/75/c1/1b/75c11b8ae85a1c727c5b20b081beff2a.jpg

Showing that Kylo Ren’s slaughter happened below Vader’s Castle, perhaps even where Anakin fell at the hands of Obiwan.

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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Hal 9000 said:

Well, here’s the scene with a temp audio clip for Palpatine. Could select a different portion to use, but having the static conclusion to prompt the crowd reaction seems to work.

JEDIT: https://vimeo.com/442206729

This is already pretty good but I think it can be improved further, due to:

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If there were ten seconds more footage we could get most of the message in, ideally.

I agree with you here. Maybe this is one instance in which one could actually either reuse 2 or 3 seconds of an ealier (or later) shot. Do that three times and we got it. For example, we could simply add a still image of the C3PO-shot later (“Exogol does not appear…)” as C3PO has no facial expressions anyway, same for R2.
Gives them both a little more screen presence (as they are part of the “party” of these movies) AND gives us a few previous seconds.
Maybe the same can even be achived with Maz (the shot from this scene later), which would establish her presence as well.

Everyone listening to the message, that is the idea here right?

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I don’t care if “day of revenge” in Palpatine message gets cut

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Crackle saber is looking good! but small changes:

I hate to be overly picky and critical but well I guess thats why were here

0:36 I know this may be alot to ask but is there a way to make the blade less obviously uniform?

0:44 In this shot the blade looks too thick. The angle doesnt, help but the original clip survives this problem.

1:27 the end of the blade has very obvious “half opacity” spikes jutting out from the blade’s tip (I’d say be careful of just removing them alone without tweaking the sides, cause it might cause the rest of the blade to become to thick and not long enough).

1:53 there are spikes jutting out way to far from the blade at a distance.

I truly appreciate all the work you’ve put into this!

I wouldn’t be opposed to another “differently cracked” concept for the skywalker blade either, especially if its less uniform of an effect. I do like this effect too! Another option would just be interesting.

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I also had another question for HAL. Is there a reason I’ve missed for why the Naboo shot has to be in the final version? I mean I AM ALL FOR IT IF IT LOOKS UP TO PAR believe me, but forgive me my doubts I am skeptic that it will get there. Regardless of that is there something I’m missing for why it needs to be in the final product?

Appreciate the work that went into the shot regardless!

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Axios said:

I also had another question for HAL. Is there a reason I’ve missed for why the Naboo shot has to be in the final version? I mean I AM ALL FOR IT IF IT LOOKS UP TO PAR believe me, but forgive me my doubts I am skeptic that it will get there. Regardless of that is there something I’m missing for why it needs to be in the final product?

Appreciate the work that went into the shot regardless!

I’m not Hal but I believe it’s being pursued due to this being the conclusion to the whole 9 film saga, yet that victory ending only shows one sequel planet and two original trilogy ones, completely ignoring the prequels which started this story chronologically, and Naboo (and coruscant) are both very important to this big story and seem like good choices to be added into this finale scene of planets

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The real reason for the Naboo shot is to be able not to have to chop up the music and shorten the sequence. People have provided insight and critiques of what snooker was able to do so far, though she has since expressed a desire to leave the forum for at least a while. So, now I am uncertain if it will be worked on further.

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