Ziggy was also heavily involved, not just yourself. “That watermark is stuck there, for now” is what you said in regards to potentially using their footage, although granted you also mentioned that you’d probably need an agreement with them, but I believe you only said that because you also acknowledged it was their commissioned property, not for use elsewhere.
There’s absolutely no scummy behaviour from them. They are creating NEW scenes, not editing footage that belong to a studio, and are accepting donations in helping to do that. All of the profits go towards the new stuff for the film and I believe it’s absolutely okay for them to make the finished product only available to the people who helped first. It’s the least they deserve. I’m sorry, but fan films like Spider-Man Lotus or Vader crowdfund, even though the subject matter is copyrighted, but when it comes to this, you just want to spin it as scummy.
In sharing their content, you’re in more of a legal breach than they are, my friend. And that goes for anyone who was involved.
All I’m saying is that I’m kinda sick of being in this forum and seeing FDSW’s name dragged through the mud or insulted or scoffed at every single time it comes up. Once again, they’re not scumbags, they’re fan editors like everyone here.
They may be treated like dirt from the people on this forum but I’m sure we’ll be seeing their VFX turn up in different edits that pop up on here eventually.