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So, jonh, you said Sebastian Shaw wasn’t working for the ghost scene… did you create a sort of WIP beta test, trying to paste his face on the ghost body? I’m really dying to see any sort of Shaw ghost in this, lol. Even an extremely rough looking, flat image of Sebastian Shaw on the ghost would be good enough for me at this point or something. Seeing as I’m probably the most anal about it, (and the one with the least amount of technical know-how on creating something like that) I’ll really take whatever I can get!

And yeah, Hayden does have more of an on-screen relationship and better established deceitment and betrayal with The Emperor, and that is more poignant and everything, I fully understand and admit that. But Hayden just does not personally do it for me in such an important scene as this, I’m sorry. I would personally rather the spirits not show up at all, rather than have Hayden there, especially beside old Luke. If I’m being really extreme. (Yeah, I’m one of THOSE purist guys.) But I know that’s just completely whining, and I’m sorry I keep kind of preaching to the choir about this.

Save the Sebastian Shaw Ghost! Save the dream…!

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Icecream2448 said:

So, jonh, you said Sebastian Shaw wasn’t working for the ghost scene… did you create a sort of WIP beta test, trying to paste his face on the ghost body? I’m really dying to see any sort of Shaw ghost in this, lol. Even an extremely rough looking, flat image of Sebastian Shaw on the ghost would be good enough for me at this point or something. Seeing as I’m probably the most anal about it, (and the one with the least amount of technical know-how on creating something like that) I’ll really take whatever I can get!

And yeah, Hayden does have more of an on-screen relationship and better established deceitment and betrayal with The Emperor, and that is more poignant and everything, I fully understand and admit that. But Hayden just does not personally do it for me in such an important scene as this, I’m sorry. I would personally rather the spirits not show up at all, rather than have Hayden there, especially beside old Luke. If I’m being really extreme. (Yeah, I’m one of THOSE purist guys.) But I know that’s just completely whining, and I’m sorry I keep kind of preaching to the choir about this.

Uh, +1. (Although I’d still rather have ghosts than no ghosts, since I have been acclimating to Hayden-ghost since 2005)

For anyone still following along or taking opinions on the Skywalker saber’s new effects, I am into Max Noise and Full Unstable as well, HOWEVER in the sample clip, I can feel the rhythm visually of when the effect loops back up the length of the blade. Something about the larger, bolder blade effects look a little more fan edit-y even though I prefer them and I think it’s because Kylo’s…randomizes (?) faster and has another pass (or two or three) of particle effects on top of the initial noise/irregularities.

Additional note, I’m around to send audition recordings for any editors trying to get more impression Kylo clips, if anyone reads this far. (PM) It seems to be a running ask for folks who want to amend Exegol and Kijimi dialogue!

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I’m fine with Hayden Ghost since it makes it feel more like something I could’ve seen in theaters. They would’ve never brought back Sebastian Shaw, but there was a lot of talk of Hayden coming back as a ghost. The edited version now feels more official than the official version to me.

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Hey everyone ! I’m done with working on the DS fight for the crackling saber and I don’t intend to modify the shots from now (but I can always share the AE files so that one can make the modifications wanted). All the shots are available here, now the only thing needed is to reunite them !

https://mega.nz/folder/m5oD3IqA#5znVQQ_9m8AQSDGGFTw6RA

I’ll try to share the Exegol sequence next week.

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Beyond awesome.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Luka Frik said:

Hey everyone ! I’m done with working on the DS fight for the crackling saber and I don’t intend to modify the shots from now (but I can always share the AE files so that one can make the modifications wanted). All the shots are available here, now the only thing needed is to reunite them !

https://mega.nz/folder/m5oD3IqA#5znVQQ_9m8AQSDGGFTw6RA

I’ll try to share the Exegol sequence next week.

This is absolutely insane. It’s incredible.


Not sure if this is something you would want implemented but watching your work on the crackling saber inspired me to make a few sounds to match it.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kO74VSZ_67MyuOdjI8Hpa3BJeSTawSpz?usp=sharing

There is about 7 different sounds.

What, no Turkey?!

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ThisIsCreation said:

Luka Frik said:

Hey everyone ! I’m done with working on the DS fight for the crackling saber and I don’t intend to modify the shots from now (but I can always share the AE files so that one can make the modifications wanted). All the shots are available here, now the only thing needed is to reunite them !

https://mega.nz/folder/m5oD3IqA#5znVQQ_9m8AQSDGGFTw6RA

I’ll try to share the Exegol sequence next week.

This is absolutely insane. It’s incredible.


Not sure if this is something you would want implemented but watching your work on the crackling saber inspired me to make a few sounds to match it.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kO74VSZ_67MyuOdjI8Hpa3BJeSTawSpz?usp=sharing

There is about 7 different sounds.

Password?

EDIT: Nevermind.

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@Hal 9000 I have a suggestion, have Palpatine scream when his body disintegrates, to reinforce the implication that he is unable to leave his body when the Force ghosts, according to you in the commentary, are trapping his spirit in his body so he would be unable to possess Rey.

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Hmm, I don’t think that’d be a good idea. The lack of a scream would probably communicate that point more effectively.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Not on my end of things. I’ve been super busy, but will implement the best solutions once they’ve been generated by others.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Replaced Kylo Ren’s line “I never lied to you” with “You were right” for more intuitive and precise continuity with TLJ even as the scene retcons it. In that film, it is Rey herself who supplies the information that her parents “were nobody.”

Kylo Ren clearly wanted to take credit for what Rey said.

(…though, I would suggest the line can be changed from "I never lied to you. Your parents were no one. They chose to be, to keep you safe, to “We were wrong.* Your parents did love you. They chose to keep you safe,” as well as changing the “sold” in “They sold you… to protect you,” to “left,” since I never saw Rey’s TLJ arc as about “being insignificant in general,” but more that she needed to come to terms with her parents being bad people and stop caring about them, the “nobody” part is there not to say that Rey is insignificant, but only there so she would no longer use any destiny or purpose to feed her internal lie that her parents loved her and thought she was valuable so she’d feel loved, happy.)

Removed talk about Leia (and possibly Luke, depending on one’s interpretation of the scene) having known about Rey being a Palpatine.

The Leia thing is there to show to Rey that being related to Palpatine doesn’t inherently make her worthless.

*Both Kylo Ren and Rey believed at first that her parents did not care for her and thought she was worthless, until he learned the truth from Palpatine.

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oah guys, the chat kinda died

“The greatest teacher failure is”
-Yoda

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What are we still waiting on for a v2? All I remember is that we’re pretty close.

Exsqueeze me.

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Afaik the crackle saber isn’t fully done. I think that’s it.

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Vader’s castle shots, Coruscant shots (may be finished, I don’t remember), crackly saber, and a de-blue effect for jonh’s Luke haircut.

Not to mention implementing those things and trying out a couple other ideas I can do on my own. Once the ingredients are there I’ll be happy to get it rolling when I can.

EDIT: It seems like jonh still had another pass to make on the Luke footage, too.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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What is left of the crackly saber? Really hoping for the Rey version to be released some day.

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Here’s something interesting, yet a bit irrelevant that I found out. In Japan, Episode IX is titled Dawn of Skywalker instead.

Noah Lawson

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Movies Remastered said:

Both myself and 21 Peasant finished the Vaders castle shots. Are their others? What was the Coruscant shot, didn’t Poppa finish those to?

Oh really? I remember watching a couple of clips of this, but I don’t remember seeing a finished version!

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I didn’t realize it was finished either. Could you direct me to download links for them?

I had/made some time this evening to tend to this project. I added the Death Star duel saber footage from Luka Frik, and the Coruscant shot. The latter needed an audio extension so I patched that. I borrowed DominicCobb’s idea to merge two sequences that were split of Rey landing on Exegol and making her way toward the Emperor. I removed Sith-eyes Threepio mentioning that the spot must be approached “from the Southern shore.” And I removed Rey’s mother calling her by name, which was easily done without issue. (I like the idea from TFA lore that Rey named herself, borrowing from the X-Wing helmet she had. If any future EU stuff depicts her name going back to birth, this won’t contradict it.)

I tracked the timing adjustments made to sync, so hopefully I can adjust the commentary, subtitles, and chapters without a bigger fuss.

Felt good to get this more in order. And although I don’t know when, there will come a Rey Nobody alternative version.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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The Dawn of Skywalker: Ascendant

Save the Sebastian Shaw Ghost! Save the dream…!