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Star Wars: The Clone Wars I-VI (Kane's Edits) - FINISHED!

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I would like to apologise for my original project falling through. You can imagine what real world events impacted my life and took all the motivation out of this hobby. But over this year, the urge to edit came back, admitidley with a different plan.

My Clone Wars edits will now take the form of 6 movies. They are shorter than the average Star Wars film but with my new focus on overall run time, this allows more arcs to be efficiently covered. To watch all 6 films will take you 9hrs 23mins.
Here are the edits I will be making:

ClONE WARS I (1hr 27mins) -
This is the 2008 movie with the Ziro/Padme subplot cut, taking 20 minutes of the runtime.

CLONE WARS II (1hr 27mins) -
The Geonosis arc uncut.

CLONE WARS III (1hr 30mins) -
This edit covers The Nightsisters arc and The S4 Maul arc. The edit only runs for 90 minutes after the less essential episodes where stripped down a bit.

CLONE WARS IV (1hr 54mins) -
This edit takes on both S2 and S5 Mandalore arcs. The S2 arc is edited in like a flashback after Pre Visla captures the Maul Brothers. This is the longest edit at 105 minutes with the S2 arc being cut down to 45 minutes.

CLONE WARS V (1hr 28mins) -
The Ashoka sobatage arc uncut.

CLONE WARS VI (1hr 37mins) -
The full final Clone Wars arc. I intend for this movie to be watched after ROTS, therefore I moved the Vader scene to the beginning. The rest of the movie will play out like a flashback.

The edits will use The Rogue One type scroll instead of the narration. Apart from that, I wanted to keep the look and feel the same.

Although all won’t be perefect, I did my absolute best with the footage I had to create the smoothest video/audio transtions.

Im leaving the film title as The Clone Wars I, II, III, etc. because personally, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a long enough. The numerals will simply show which installment of the movie it is.

I hope this something you guys would like to see.

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I would definitely like to see this!

When you’re done, please send me a link.

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Which software did you use for the editing and what compression?

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This sounds great! I made an edit like this a while back but it was quite a bit different than your take.
Your flashbacks idea is really interesting, and sounds like a great way to show the older episodes and how they connect to the current events.

Please send me a link when these are completed. : )

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Hey guys. Just Letting you know the credits have been finished. I used a bit of a cheat method but the creators behind each episode get their name on the screen.

To answer some replies:

. I am using Sony Vegas Pro for editing, which is more than capable for what I needed it for. I am editing them as Mp4 but my aim was to make them as losless quality as possible on my end. But of course when rendering it, I will aim to keep each movie 8GB or under; so compression might be nessecary.

. Expanded Universes- I noticed your edits down here! It was cool to see someone was on my wavelength. With regards to how I handled CWIV. It was the only way I can picture the S2 Mando arc fitting into one of the movies. Having that arc on its own wouldn’t be flashy enough (or long enough). I also tried all with intercutting it with CWI or CWII. But this way works best.

Another thing about The Clone Wars IV is that in order to keep the story Mandalore themed and to have Pre Visla capture Maul at the beginning. S05E01 (Revival) has been cut from the edits. It just breaks the flow too much. In the CWIV crawl, I give a small explination that the Maul brothers clash with the jedi a 2nd time and are now left for dead in space. I think the average viewer wouldn’t dive too deeply into it.

If anyone cares about what I’ve written for the text crawls, I’m happy to give some exerpts.

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Kanemedhurst said:

Hey guys. Just Letting you know the credits have been finished. I used a bit of a cheat method but the creators behind each episode get their name on the screen.

To answer some replies:

. I am using Sony Vegas Pro for editing, which is more than capable for what I needed it for. I am editing them as Mp4 but my aim was to make them as losless quality as possible on my end. But of course when rendering it, I will aim to keep each movie 8GB or under; so compression might be nessecary.

I’m glad you’re releasing them as MP4s, because only MP4s, MOVs, and M4Vs work correctly on my device. : )

. Expanded Universes- I noticed your edits down here! It was cool to see someone was on my wavelength. With regards to how I handled CWIV. It was the only way I can picture the S2 Mando arc fitting into one of the movies. Having that arc on its own wouldn’t be flashy enough (or long enough). I also tried all with intercutting it with CWI or CWII. But this way works best.

Yeah that makes sense. How I did it was creating an entire film devoted to Mandalore arcs (from seasons 2, 3, and the Lux Bonteri arc that features the Death Watch later on). But it is kind of hard to make it feel properly important or exciting since the film’s mostly just setup for Mandalore season 5.

If anyone cares about what I’ve written for the text crawls, I’m happy to give some exerpts.

I’d like to read them if you don’t mind! : )

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I think the text crawl is something I’m having the most trouble with. I’m terrible at wording things. But here’s what I’ve got down at the moment:

Episode I:
A Galaxy Divided! More systems have alligned with the Seperatists in their war against the Republic.
Crime Lord Jabba The Hutt also seeks help as his son has been kidnapped by a rival band of pirates.
Can the Jedi bring peace to these corrupt Separatist planets and to the Hutt Clan?

Episode II:
Seperatist Leader Poggle The Lesser has returned to Geonosis to counteract its Republic control.
Using the once-captured planet, he creates terrifying new droid factories to fight the Jedi’s Clone Army.
Can the Republic recapture Geonosis and shut down Poggle’s factories once and for all?

Episode III:
Showdown! Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi have clashed with Asajj Ventress in the Sullust system.
However, this battle will not go how Count Dooku’s prized assassin had planned it.
What lies in the future for Ventress, as she leads her ships into this galactic dogfight?

Episode IV:
After another clash with Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and Savage Opress were left for dead and stranded in space.
Heavily wounded, they are now in the care of Death Watch, an exiled group on Mandalore led by Pre Visla.
Why does this feared organization share a similar hatred for the Jedi and Obi Wan Kenobi?

Episode V:
Years have passed since Padawan Ahsoka Tano was appointed to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker for training.
Her skills far surpass those of her age and sometimes rival those of her master.
However, a plot is looming in the Underworld. What could it be? How will it change Ahsoka’s life forever?

Episode VI (Set after ROTS):
Before the rise of the Empire, the Republic struggled to end the fabled Clone War.
Jedi Generals were dispatched beyond the core worlds to fight for the Republic’s survival.
Commander Cody and the 212th were trapped on Yerbana, moments before the historic attack on Coruscant…

As you can guess, Each line is each ‘page’ in the crawl, theres enough time in the opening to make the crawl a tad long but I feel I just need some help tweaking a few lines.

Also after a few test renders. These babys wont take long. I’m just interested on knowing what file sizes suit people. In the test renders the movies where coming out from 10-12Gb. I’m wondering if people want them down to about 5-7Gb?

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Here’s my altered versions of your crawls. Some of these sentences I changed might be too long for a text-card crawl though.

Episode I:
A galaxy divided! The Republic fights to regain control of the galaxy as more systems join the Separatist cause.
Crime Lord Jabba the Hutt has unexpectedly requested aid from the Republic, as his son has been kidnapped by a rival band of pirates.
Hoping to bring peace to these corrupt Separatist planets and the Hutt Clan, the Jedi have accepted Jabba’s desperate request…

Episode II:
Separatist leader Poggle the Lesser has returned to Geonosis, retaking the planet from the Republic’s control.
Using the planet’s vast resources, he has created terrifying new droid factories to fight the Grand Army of the Republic.
The Republic now dispatches their armies to recapture Geonosis and shut down Poggle’s factories once and for all…

Episode III:
Showdown! Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi have clashed with Asajj Ventress in the Sullust system.
Ventress has received intense training from her master Dooku and has grown strong in the Dark Side.
Darth Sidious fears that Dooku and Ventress are planning to betray him, and has decided to remove Dooku’s assassin from the war…

Episode IV:
After another clash with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and Savage Opress were left for dead and stranded in space.
Though they were heavily wounded, the brothers were saved by Death Watch, an exiled group of Mandalorians led by warlord Pre Vizsla.
This feared organization shares a similar hatred for the Jedi and Obi-Wan Kenobi…

Episode V:
Several years have passed since Padawan Ahsoka Tano became the apprentice of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.
Her skills far surpass those of her age and sometimes even rival those of her master.
However, in the depths of Coruscant’s underworld, a dark plot is brewing that will change Ahsoka’s life forever…

Episode VI:
Before the rise of the Empire, the Republic struggled to end the fabled Clone War.
Jedi Generals were dispatched beyond the core worlds to fight for the Republic’s survival.
Moments before the historic attack on Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi and his clone forces were struggling to win a battle on the planet Yerbana…

And about the file size, either size is fine. I suppose 5-7 GBs would make them more easily accessible, but if it hurts the quality too much I’d just go for the larger size.

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Wow! That those alterations are a lot of help. Thank you very much!

I will either give more time for each card or add a 4th card to solve the sentances being a bit long. They do however sound a lot better.

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Kanemedhurst said:

Wow! That those alterations are a lot of help. Thank you very much!

I will either give more time for each card or add a 4th card to solve the sentances being a bit long. They do however sound a lot better.

You’re welcome! : ) I’m glad I could help.
Yeah, giving more time for each card would probably fix the sentence length issue. I’ve ran into that problem before on some of my old edits.

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Kanemedhurst said:
. I am using Sony Vegas Pro for editing, which is more than capable for what I needed it for. I am editing them as Mp4 but my aim was to make them as losless quality as possible on my end. But of course when rendering it, I will aim to keep each movie 8GB or under; so compression might be nessecary.

Is there any possibility you could/would render a file with near lossless compression, even if it is larger than?
If you worry about an upload with a high filesize, you could use resilio sync instead (if your internet connection is suffient enough). Do you know this application?

I like the crawl (revisited ones“.

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Ok gang, Star Wars- The Clone Wars I-VI (Kane’s Edits) have been released! After a year of planning and practising I’ve brought you guys a series I’m very happy with. Perfect for a prequel era marathon in my opinon. So yeah, PM me if you would like links.

Also, use this forum to discuss what you think of them. If anyone wants an in depth run down on any film feel free to ask on here to.

This show has been great to work on since I was 10 when the 2008 film came out and throughout the series I always wished the show could of released feature length cuts of certain stories. So I ended up doing that… at 22.

Now, I think I may start planning my next Star Wars project… after a short break 😉

Enjoy guys!

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Kanemedhurst said:

Ok gang, Star Wars- The Clone Wars I-VI (Kane’s Edits) have been released! After a year of planning and practising I’ve brought you guys a series I’m very happy with. Perfect for a prequel era marathon in my opinon. So yeah, PM me if you would like links.

Also, use this forum to discuss what you think of them. If anyone wants an in depth run down on any film feel free to ask on here to.

This show has been great to work on since I was 10 when the 2008 film came out and throughout the series I always wished the show could of released feature length cuts of certain stories. So I ended up doing that… at 22.

Now, I think I may start planning my next Star Wars project… after a short break 😉

Enjoy guys!

As per pm, appreciate your work (still have to watch them). New project? reb…?😛

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I haven’t quite decided yet. Maybe Rebels, maybe Mandalorian, maybe something with the Skywalker films. For now I’m gonna not worry too much.

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Hey everyone, I’m just asking everyone whose recieved their link whether the edits have downloaded properly.

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Kanemedhurst said:

Hey everyone, I’m just asking everyone whose recieved their link whether the edits have downloaded properly.

They did for me. Watched 3 episodes. Quite well so far with some little nitty nitpicks.

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That’s good. I completely understand the nitpicks since everyone’s got different ways of telling a story 😃

Aslong as is well overall I’m happy

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Kanemedhurst said:

That’s good. I completely understand the nitpicks since everyone’s got different ways of telling a story 😃

Aslong as is well overall I’m happy

as far as it goes those nitpicks are only technical^^

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Ah ok. Transitions?

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Kanemedhurst said:

Ah ok. Transitions?

Yes and title cards (too long for my taste - fast reader, but this can be fixed by myself). But you already mentioned if there no major errors to fix, you let it be as it is. I didn’t bother to mention the transitions in detail:)

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That’s fair to be honest- I just guess I made it easier for younger people or slower readers.

If anyone does want to add too, remove from, restructure or take inspiration from these edits feel free. If you do decide to share and host your versions, just do it in a now forum and give a small credit.

After all, it’s about us fans finding the best way to watch their beloved franchise 😃

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would like to get a link to this - thanks!!!