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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released) — Page 341

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Delpheas said:

I was looking at Rey’s new saber in the final scene, and I was wondering if there was anyway that the framing of the jilt could be adjusted so that the whole hilt is in frame and then we see Rey actually ignite both sides of it?

There are hints throughout the film towards her having a saberstaff (when she’s training she pulls a stick to herself and uses it as a staff, and when she’s on the death star her vision has her with a saberstaff.) And it would be nice if that had some sort of visual pay off, even if it’s only in this final scene.

That’s a great idea. I think it can be done but the amount of time it would take to execute a good-looking scene would be way too much for a few seconds.

I was actually going to commission an additions scene of Rey building her Saber and merging Leia and Luke’s broken kyber crystals into one to give her the purple Saber but Covid has stopped that idea in it’s tracks.

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That idea is one that I would still love to see as the film needs it and I really like Rey having a purple saber at the end, since she should be carrying on Leia’s legacy of being something other than a Jedi.

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Exactly! Hopefully I can still pick it up at some point but the girl I wanna use as Rey lives in Florida and we’re still on a travel ban here (can’t even leave my city).

I’ve just invested in a pro 4k camera, Hans dice and Kylos gloves for a small extra shot in TROS which I’ll now have to do all myself.

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MR, that looks great! And dialing it up a little helps the audience notice the saber crackles now, for lack of a dedicated shot to clearly dwell on it, even if later scenes aren’t cranked to the same level.

And I don’t think I’d want to make Rey’s saber into a double blade, to fit in with material I hope to eventually see or read about that continues the story.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Movies Remastered said:

Yeah, I figured this was the first time seeing the effect so I ramped it up to 11. 👍🏼

Great decision! The more crackly the better IMO, especially in motion shots and such to make it visible. I think the extra crackle works very well with the more subtle version for longer close-up still shots

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sade1212 said:

Put the wreckage of the second Death Star in the background, implying it was somehow still spaceworthy and he just flew the whole thing to Exegol.

He found the battlestation fully operational.

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There’s a pine tree in this shot, so we’re fine:

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Movies Remastered said:

Yeah, I figured this was the first time seeing the effect so I ramped it up to 11. 👍🏼

Looks fantastic! I agree with Hal - since there’s not really an establishing shot of the blade being damaged, it’s important that the audience can obviously see that it’s been scarred from the last movie.

Can’t wait to see all of the new blade effects in v2. Huge kudos to everyone who’s been working on them!

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Hal 9000 said:

There’s a pine tree in this shot, so we’re fine:

Out of context, this is such a fantastic remark. I can’t stop thinking about a Star Wars fan pouring over the film to make sure there was a pine tree somewhere in it.

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Looks excellent as usual. Will say the mist is a really nice touch but a bit too obvious, would tone that way down. As well I kind of think the added blue glow is a bit unnecessary, sort of overpowering. But then I’m not sure how much of that is what you’ve changed for this and what you’re doing in general in terms of color correction, as I’ve noticed, color-wise, your clips look a bit different than the film.

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Hal 9000 said:

There’s a pine tree in this shot, so we’re fine:

When I see this kind of shot, even though I remember how silly the movie is, I can’t help thinking “hey, at least this movie looks good!😄 (I think it looks way better than TFA which is the least interesting looking SW in my book)

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DominicCobb said:

Looks excellent as usual. Will say the mist is a really nice touch but a bit too obvious, would tone that way down. As well I kind of think the added blue glow is a bit unnecessary, sort of overpowering. But then I’m not sure how much of that is what you’ve changed for this and what you’re doing in general in terms of color correction, as I’ve noticed, color-wise, your clips look a bit different than the film.

Yeah, I’m totally guessing the blue as I can only see primary colours. I made it pink at first thinking it was ice blue 🤣

I’ll give the other bits a toning down and give it another pass. Thanks for your help.

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I’ve gotta say, Movies Remastered, that it’s very impressive that you persist at this in the face of the additional challenges of colour. Well done, and good for you.

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Btw What happened to the epic Mustafar extended sequence in which Hal used the footage from some game? 😊

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CaptainFaraday said:

Hal 9000 said:

There’s a pine tree in this shot, so we’re fine:

Out of context, this is such a fantastic remark. I can’t stop thinking about a Star Wars fan pouring over the film to make sure there was a pine tree somewhere in it.

lol, to be fair I noticed it while watching a test clip once I had plugged in MR’s and Burbin’s recent FX tweaks.

Also MR’s recent footage looks fantastic. I agree with Dom about the mist but even so I wouldn’t have batted an eye.

And sometimes while I think the nuances of color correcting people get on about (“there’s a bit too much green in the highlights” and stuff like that) evade me, you’re pressing on with a challenge. Just out of curiosity, you’re saying with Leia’s saber you literally do not perceive a difference between the new and original footage?

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I can’t see the difference between a dark/navy blue and purple or blood red and woodland green. It’s a nightmare being a colour blind graphic designer.

Damn, just thought. I’m not sure if my source footage has the Skenera’s LUT added. Once these scenes are done it shouldn’t be an issue to switch them out if I make a mistake. (Be awake 25 hours and counting)

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Color blind like me, I get it. Lol.

I laughed about the excitement of a pine tree. Good times.

Do NOT self-destruct!

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Great work! And yeah I agree the mist and blue could be toned down a bit

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Will the sound of Luke’s crackly saber be changed to more closely match the chainsaw-like sound of Kylo’s?

(Apologies if the sound has already been tweaked. I’m looking at the footage muted.)

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but the new effects for the crackle saber are almost too subtle compared to what kewlfish was doing originally.

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