I posted this on another thread yesterday…
A fake workprint would be fun actually. Like a scratchy, flickering 8mm black n white movie-ola cut. With all the footage cut back in and old WW2 newsreel/film footage used for the FX shots, with the odd “FX missing” intertitle and rough splices instead of smooth wipes. That would be a blast to watch. Kinda like this…
Been thinking since yesterday it would be a lot of fun to put together. But I’d need help from everyone sourcing all the footage that could be used.
I need links and suggestions to extra snippets of material that could be used. Obviously all the BR deleted material would be used but what other footage exists from documentaries and bloopers and the like that could be used. Post me YouTube links that I can rip, or just tell me where in my SW boxset I should look to rip the footage.
I also need suggestions for old “temp/animatic” footage from vintage WW2 films for the FX shots. The dambusters and 663 squadron are a start. But I need specific shots that closely match the framing and movement of the original FX. Ships would have to be consistent I imagine…
Lancaster bomber = the falcon
Spitfire/hurricane = x-wings
Bi-planes = Tie fighters??? (Because of the double wing similarity) or German WW2 fighters???
What the hell would a star destroyer be… zeppelins???
I could also use b&w scans of matte paintings to represent the death star and planets.
Also how would the opening credits look. A static text intertitle?
I’m thinking, chop it down to 16:9 ratio (Rather than full widescreen), to give it a more immediate and warmer feel but more importantly this will also mean that the old 4:3 WW2 footage wouldn’t need cropping so much.
Just ideas for SW/ANH for now please. But if it comes off I’ll be doing ESB and ROTJ for sure.
Post me links and screenshots of your suggestions!!
Also check my new PT Star Wars:Reborn edit at:
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