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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released) — Page 229

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skenera said:

I tried to improve the Naboo shot: https://vimeo.com/445910295

It’s certainly promising. It still feel like it needs a bigger sense of scale by slowing down its movement and the speed of the smoke. I wonder how fast it’d have to be moving to have that apparent speed from the planet’s surface. I do like it a great deal, though.

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The star destroyer should blend into sky better like other shots.

I know you want to wrap things up with this edit, but I feel like its worth waiting until December, to see what else can be came up with and completed by then.

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Well once everything mapped out is completed and ready, I’ll move on it. Things may come up before then, and that’s fine. I know this edit won’t feature every good idea that will eventually emerge, but it’ll be a good starting point for anyone to carry forward.

Who knows? It’ll probably be close to December anyway.

To reiterate: I’m not planning to rush or skimp. Just smelling the retirement home.

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skenera said:

I tried to improve the Naboo shot: https://vimeo.com/445910295

Looked at it a second time. I don’t think anyone would’ve had a problem with it if it were onscreen in the cinema.

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In other words, it’s perfect. And I agree.

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I think there is still alot of things wrong with the Naboo clip…AND I HATE THAT THERE IS. I dont like being the all negative guy here. I will list the things that I think keep it from being on par with the rest of the clips below. Honestly kind of leaning more towards just editing it out. The amount of work gone into it is super impressive but the absolute last thing I want is to watch this back with friends and not be satisfied/cringe at it looking too obviously fan made. I have to say it, but I think the work done here is amazing!

-Comparing the quality of the landscape painting to the other clips its clear its not from the same movie. This wouldnt be so bad if our focusing point (the Star Destroyer) was of better quality, but sadly its not.

-The smoke coming from the SD has subtle blue outline against a lighter blue or even orange sky behind it.

-The blacks/darkest points in the image dont match with the depth of the SD. This could be fixed by shading the right side darker to give it more depth.

-Like others have been saying from the get go (and I hate repeating things that have already been said but might as well list it here anyway), everything still needs to be slowed down a lot more. Watch the coruscant clip, I think we want just a little faster than that…and that is craaazy slow almost unnoticeable.

-The smoke has two main tails to it but based on the direction of the falling SD the trails should be moving up and left. Instead they are only moving straight upward.

-Just like the SD needing some shadows on its right side the right sides of the smoke needs to be darkend a bit since the light is coming from the left (it cant all be the same shade, think clouds in the sky at sunset).

-The two plooms of smoke are too different in lighting to be right next to each other (left one has a bunch of shading where the right one has none. This can be fixed I think if you duplicate the smaller ploom and move it to the middle of the two (plooms) overlapping the larger one and darkening the right side like the other two (assuming you decide to start shading).

-I think the other clip worked so well because it is obscured by smoke and debris. SO, my idea is maybe add some thin wispy clouds for the SD to fall out of (more aesthetically pleasing/plausible), giving the SD some depth and weight and also giving the plooms of smoke somewhere to go since they are just extending houndreds of miles until off screen.

-The last thing I think that would help the visuals in fitting with the other clips is upping the contrast and saturation to match the rest of the movie because of right now it looks washed out and easy to find whats wrong. When the darks are darker and the color is more colorful your eyes are drawn to those things first rather than the low quality 1999 painting/model.

I hope these elements help. I want the best product we can give. I so wish I could just do what I’m saying instead of asking others to do it for me but I have to live with my current limitations, and just hope you guys understand where i’m coming from.

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That Naboo shot is the best one so far. Maybe a tad slower for the star destroyer and a little less opacity?

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Axios said:

I think there is still alot of things wrong with the Naboo clip…AND I HATE THAT THERE IS. I dont like being the all negative guy here. I will list the things that I think keep it from being on par with the rest of the clips below. Honestly kind of leaning more towards just editing it out. The amount of work gone into it is super impressive but the absolute last thing I want is to watch this back with friends and not be satisfied/cringe at it looking too obviously fan made. I have to say it, but I think the work done here is amazing!

I think you’re being too nitpicky. If this clip was in the theatrical movie, I wouldn’t have any problems with it. I think it’s basically perfect right now.

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Somehow it was done, maybe a little slower but it looks amazing!

JEDIT: would it be possible to have it move down frame so it can call like Bespin and Jakku? Not necessary just a thought

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jarbear said:

That Naboo shot is the best one so far. Maybe a tad slower for the star destroyer and a little less opacity?

Opacity drop and maybe even a little smaller.

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I think the smoke could blend a little better with the background (the edges seem too “hard” to me) but other than that I think it’s seamless and don’t think it would have looked out of place at all in the theater.

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To be fair, the Coruscant shot has the aftermath of a ‘Holdo maneuver,’ which is why it appears almost static as opposed to the other shots with falling destroyers.

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Clavis said:

Has anyone considered Tatooine replacing the Jakku shot?

https://vimeo.com/445980139

We’re about to go there anyway, and it’d be good to have a ST planet in there, too. Ideally, it’d be Kijimi, but there’s no footage to use.

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But we don’t have a shot that would allow us to include Kijimi, and it doesn’t seem like there are any recognizable shots of the sky that we could use. So I think that would be a dead end.

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I hate to say it but I’ve gotta agree with Axlos… the new Naboo shot is a bit strange. The smoke looks fake and the ship is falling too fast. It’s a good start though 😃

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For that sequence I think it would be better if it was arranged in order of the destroyers placement in the sky, so we would follow it as it falls to the ground.
Coruscant - Bespin - Naboo - Jakku.

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