Hey, I’m honored that you guys are still talking about my shot with the ties flying by Vaser’s castle!
Just for general info, the shot of the castle is flipped, cropped, color corrected (obviously), and enhanced (because of the cropping). I also added a thin layer of smoke to the foreground so that the ties appear to fly through it.
I’m still toying with adding another shot at the end of the tie sequence with the castle further in the background.
I agree with those who feel that showing Vader’s castle as an establishing shot is vital. When I first saw the film in the theater, I had no idea the planet was supposed to be Mustafar. It looked like it from space, but then the trees threw me completely. Also, it’s important that we know that the wayfinder (I will always call it a holochron) is located on the grounds of the castle.
Anyway, I look forward to maybe seeing the shot in some other edits. It’s already been in my personal edit for quite some time.