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#1401442
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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nl0428 said:

I know this has probably been decided now, but I think adding that shot someone made of the TIE fighters circling around Vader’s castle to the shot of them flying over the woods would be fantastic to add in.

This is my latest update to those shots for anyone interested.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ljyIlZ1PLpPmhSpuPNktDqtBWP2vZ_8O/view?usp=sharing

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#1399543
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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At the risk of annoying everybody, I put together another version of my tie sequence including a brand new shot of the ties with the castle in the background.

Please keep in mind that I’m doing this purely for my own enjoyment, not to try to impress anyone or to try to convince Hal9000 to include this in his edit. I’ll be putting this in my own personal edit, but if anyone wants to use it in theirs, that would be cool, too.

As someone in this community once said, “The best edit is always your own.”

Right on!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IMSGRFzOVEK4APG1WaHKGxVMY6odqZ74/view?usp=sharing

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#1399311
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Yes, it appears that the shot is already reversed and inverted.
If anybody is still interested, I think a good first step in making the castle appear more abandoned is removing the glowing “windows” of lava on the front of the castle.

I actually tried that at one point, but it made the castle look far less menacing.

Also, to my thinking, the lava would continue to flow regardless of the castle being abandoned. I can’t remember all of the other canon/non-canon stories about the castle, but I like to think of the beings that Kylo is fighting as cult members who likely are still inhabiting the castle as a dark shrine of sorts.

Just my thoughts.

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#1399305
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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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.

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#1387279
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AI Upscaling of Deleted Scenes and other content (Released)
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I’ve been comparing your ESB:R upscale to the original, and all I can say is WOW!

For anyone who wants the grainy old-school feel, this is probably not for you. However, if you’re looking for a clean modern-looking version, this is way better than the 2019 bluray disaster. Plus you get all the cool additions by Adywan.

Definitely worth checking out!

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#1383787
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Below, is my reasoning for the placement of the tie pilot shot. I tried things in different orders but it kept coming back to this (which, personally, I really like). Still, I don’t presume to think that there is any single correct sequence. If others end up using any of this, it will be cool to see all the different versions they come up with.

The ties come into formation by the end of the castle shot. The tie pilot stays in the middle of the forest fly-over shot because this is the drop zone. Before the shot, he has not scoped out the forest yet. After the shot, there is no implied space of time before the drop happens. To me, having him state that the drop zone is clear gives us a reason for the ties to be there in the first place, as well as connecting us to seeing the eventual troop drop.

I might give the other shot you mentioned with the ties coming at the camera a try at some point.

Thank you again for the great tip on optical flow!

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#1383024
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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If anyone’s interested, here’s an update, including a version with no tie pilot:

The ties come into formation by the end of the castle shot. The tie pilot stays in the middle of the forest fly-over shot because this is the drop zone. Before the shot, he has not scoped out the forest yet. After the shot, there is no implied space of time before the drop happens. To me, having him state that the drop zone is clear gives us a reason for the ties to be there in the first place, as well as connecting us to seeing the eventual troop drop.

Anyway, these are just my thoughts.

For now, this is my final sequence.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bqs5HPeYiG4iLGFXp0M0jGHyDevnHgR2/view?usp=sharing

This is the same scene with no pilot.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14zXGE6gbVi1kn5t5VCTQhpHEmjvjYYqW/view?usp=sharing

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#1382344
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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For anyone interested, this is my latest work on the intro to the Battle of Mustafar. This is a major improvement over my last effort to include Vader’s castle. To me, this gives clear context as to where exactly this scene is taking place (on Mustafar, near Vader’s fortress), because in the theatrical version, it is entirely unclear unless you have read the novelization.

The additional music is from the original piece that John Williams composed for the opening scene but was not used. I have already inserted this into my own edit of TROS.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QytQpa9svn-qF_8mZToQCvjjL5oXDc8f/view?usp=sharing