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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant — Page 168

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What shot exactly for Rogue One do you have in mind?

And man, this is shaping up to be the Hal/sketti collab I heard a few people hoping for.

(As I’ve said many times, this is y’all’s edit. I’d guess less than 25% of this stuff was my idea, and most of it was executed partially or entirely by you guys, even if I recreated or pulled the trigger on much of it.)

(When this is all over and the day comes when Final Cut Pro 7 is forever beyond the pale, I will have a private ‘tears in rain’ moment for all I’ve learned about 5.1 audio mixing from a finished film source.)

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I guess the shot of Vader’s castle where Krennic’s ship flies through the clouds/smoke.

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Here’s a super quick mock up of another way of doing it like StarkillerAG suggested. No music though for now.

https://vimeo.com/432714067

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Looks great, exactly how I envisioned it! I wouldn’t make any more changes, beyond the addition of music of course.

My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a super quick mock up of another way of doing it like StarkillerAG suggested. No music though for now.

https://vimeo.com/432714067

I like this a lot better. Although I think the nature/establishing shots were a good idea/effort, they kind of took away from the “smokey forest” vibe and the rapid/violent opening reflective of Kylo’s frantic rage.

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I still am quite fond of the Battlefront shots that Kewlfish and Movies Remastered worked on, with the color corrected backgrounds and recolored bolts, but otherwise that’s just about perfect I think!

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Watching it again, I noticed that the foliage in the Battlefront shots is quite different, with big ferns and other things we don’t see in the original film footage. I’m not sure if that could be addressed. Otherwise it might be best to play it safe and just use the flyover.

EDIT: It’s really just the one shot of the transports landing, and in hindsight maybe it’s not that bad.

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How much of that footage do you have? Is there more than those couple seconds?

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Hal 9000 said:

What shot exactly for Rogue One do you have in mind?

Yeah, Knight of Kalee is right, I was thinking of the very first shot from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7bSg2T6H9M

It’s been brought up before, but looking at it again, the lighting of the shot is very different and probably wouldn’t match the forest shots.

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IlFanEditore said:

Hal 9000 said:

Hey, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. It’s probably good you haven’t been following the thread closely, since you can provide a fresher reaction

#2 is all thanks to DominicCobb, btw.

#4 is from poppasketti.

#5 has had some discussion, and the idea is that the dagger is the one whispering to her to nudge her in the right direction. It may not be clear enough to really be viable. I guess we are still indeterminate if it is truly viable to replace the Goonies moment.

I had watched your workprint 1, and it was nice already, even though there were less changes.
Again, I had some things to do in these days so I just read that you released your V2. To me there were no issues like rough cuts or else. The first act has a much better pacing.
I also noticed, but that’s personal, that jonh’s ghosts scene gave me a quite different feel while watching the whole movie. I mean, at first it was only a single scene, but now it really feels like something that should have been there from the stars. It also connects the three trilogies better than anything else (Ben from OT, Anakin from PT, Luke from ST).
I also liked the subtle DOF motive during the Death star duel.

Oh, and about the Dagger. I’ll have to rewatch the scene. At first I didn’t get your intention, but that’s probably because I was trying to notice every change (I’ve watched TROS countless times for that awful edit of mine, like I’m sure many of you have). To enhance your point you could maybe add some whispers as Rey is holding the Dagger in front of the Death Star? It could work with 3PO’s like “Only this blade tells”. Tells. Like, literally.

EDIT I think some parts of the Mustafar sequence could be used. The wide shot with TIEs looks ok to me. The volcanic eruptions look too real-world IMHO, while the shot of stormtroopers getting out of the transport too animated. But I like the landing (not the last frames when the camera inclinates).
That’s such a great work though. There are just very minor issues for me and I’d totally watch and enjoy any edit with those shots.

I just rewatched the Dagger/Death Star scene. You actually added some whispers, right? I didn’t notice them at first, lol 😄

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I’ve had a talk with the incredible Bobson Dugnutt about his progress on Luke’s force ghost and fortunately, he has informed me that at some point today he’ll be posting a preview clip of what he’s done so far. Hal, I would hold off on exporting anything final until Bobson has wrapped this project up because believe me, you’ll want to include this in your edit if he can pull it off!

Also, It’s worth noting that from what I’ve seen, Skenera’s LUT applied to Bobson’s test screenshots works beautifully together!

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Yes, I didn’t have it on my list but I was hoping someone could make Luke a little less blue after jonh finished with his hair, if he hadn’t already.

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Here’s a first pass of the D-O squeaky wheel FX shots:

https://vimeo.com/432752963
pw: fanedit

I still have a bit more clean-up to do, particularly on BB-8’s second shot.

Movies Remastered helped with the clean plates! Thank you!

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DAMN, dude!

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Lots to go through! Haha!

I admit my eye can see things well, and the BF footage sticks out to me because of both lighting and movement is not natural. Specifically when the troops are “out in the open.”

That being said, the shots of t he landing ships and the troopers inside it are ok since it removes the issues of lighting and “people” movement.

Now for what poppa did with the squeaky wheel stuff, that’s looking very promising, good work!

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I don’t think those stormtroopers move or look any more fake than the clones in Episode II.

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Knight of Kalee said:

I don’t think those stormtroopers move or look any more fake than the clones in Episode II.

Yeah but that’s not the point. What matters is how well it fits in with the rest of the movie.

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Anyway, I’ve been around here for just two years, but I think TROS has been the most group-working SW edit so far.
And that’s amazing 😄

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Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Hal 9000 said:

I think it looks pretty good. It’s about the first thing we see in the movie, anyway. Would just the shot of the TIEs in the forest be enough, though?

That TIE forest shot just feels comforting and nice. Like paintings with Star Wars stuff added. https://www.somethingawful.com/photoshop-phriday/star-wars-art/1/

What if there was a way to add the transports into the shot with the tie fighters, cut to the transports landing and only show the quick glimpse of the stormtroopers exiting the transport instead of them running outside cuz it clearly gives away that its video game footage when you see them outside shooting

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Could possibly be done with audio, having the upcoming transports be heard a second or two before we cut to them. Maybe.

It’s such a short shot, I don’t see any issue myself with the troopers running.

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