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#1310720
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Return of the Jedi (My saga edit)
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Looking good 😉

(Don’t mean to steal the thread, but since this was discussed before…
I’ve been trying to make Luke start on Dagobah work, but the briefing/reunion scenes on the Rebel Cruiser are a problem. I need to somehow place Luke in the crowd and do closeups of him, but there’s very little footage available for this. So it might not be possible after all…)

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#1310062
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The Highly Suspicious Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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The concept art for Bespin had windows (see http://filmsketchr.blogspot.com/2014/12/freeze-your-at-at-off-with-star-wars.html ):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QwCX6z88f_g/VIH151hoH8I/AAAAAAAAxGo/3E7DSPtWOIo/s1600/besp07.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rQM2ot1J2Ks/VIH18Qkps1I/AAAAAAAAxHk/zWa9O5AbOOA/s1600/besp18.jpg

So on this regard the SE is not adding anything 😉

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#1308995
Topic
Return of the Jedi (My saga edit)
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I like your opening video. Just a few suggestions:

  • fix DS2 moving toward the left while the scene pans down.
  • add the shots of the shuttle approaching the DS2. These give scale and spectacle to the movie.

For the desert barge shots, your twin suns don’t match the light direction. Light is coming from the top right there.
And add some subtle shaky camera movement to all those shots. It’s a bit odd that the cameraman is completely static when they are going up and down dunes !

Jedi needs lots of small tweaks 😃

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#1308563
Topic
Return of the Jedi (My saga edit)
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More consistent = Luke starting on the Light side on Dagobah and then becoming Darker.

You see the darker Luke entering the palace. And the rest of the action… it’s borderline dark side.
The same with using the Ewoks later on, again a bit dark. And the going to Vader (killing the Emperor is still killing), etc.

This linear progression also makes the audience wonder. Will Luke return to the light side by the end of the movie?
For me opening on Dagobah kind of spoils it.
It’s as if Luke goes dark one day, light the next, then dark, … 😉

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#1307700
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Putting Jabba into star wars properly...
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I confuse the Fetts 😉

The homing beacon idea is good.
I think it would work best if we briefly saw Fett around the falcon. Even with Solo there there’s no problem.
Solo leaves in a hurry, so no time to search for the tracker.

Him latter being on the Deathstar also seems possible. We only need to see him there, no need for dialog.

Very interesting ideas!

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#1307691
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Putting Jabba into star wars properly...
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This is a good idea.
But I’d use Jabba’s dialog from the SE scene and add the shot of Jango in Jabba’s palace.
I’d also cut to Jabba after Han shoots Greedo. Jabba knows about his somehow, and sends Jango to pressure Solo one last time. Latter on we show Jango + thugs by the falcon (ending of the SE scene). Perhaps keeping of Solo’s dialog in the distance as Luke arrives.

So it’s the same story as the SE, but with no CGI 😁. Also a nice introduction to Jango.

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#1307373
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Dune radical edit ideas
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I actually love the Metropolis reconstruction with dubbed dialog, but that’s another discussion 😉

Looking at your list, perhaps you should try a “miniseries” format ?
Add those images/ narration as recaps/teaser and edit an “episode” for each plot point.
Repeat scenes if needed, perhaps to give different character POVs.
You might get something similar to Game of Thrones out of it…

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#1307372
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The Usual Sequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).
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In the context of TLJ, having a leader with an unconventional look makes sense.
She’s the antagonist of Poe. Poe is one of the heroes, so if you feel Holdo is out of place, that means that the film is working.
If the edit is trying to remove or tone down the Poe/Holdo conflict, then yes a more conventional look works best.

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#1306891
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Dune radical edit ideas
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Ronster said:
So here is a brief text to try and now set up the prologue narration…

Yes, text + narration might work. It’s uncommon but it might work here.

I’m looking at the Emperor - Battle for Dune cutscenes, and you have two fremen discussing Harkonen oppression there (second Atreides cutscene). Quality is too low to use the visuals, and there’s music in the background. But it might be usable.

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#1306890
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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All modern TVs come with a “calibrated” mode, usually called “movie” or “cinema”.
That’s quite close to calibrated settings, and unless you have measurement equipment (*), it’s as good as you will get.
If your TV is 1-2 years old it should be quite good really.

I have my TV set like this (movie), but with higher brightness that default for SDR. I see no problem with personal preference, as long as you keep the baseline in mind.

  • Yes, the correct white point will look yellowish. It’s usually even marked as “warm2” on many sets.
    But it IS the correct white reference.

You can check this even with no equipment.

  • Get 6500k (D65) led lamps.
  • If you have a window, look at an overcast sky.

Whites on the TV should match these references 😉