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#1360669
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Yes to just leaving “Ghouls” alone. It sounds like it would take too much effort considering how minor a change it would be.

Doesn’t look like the most recent Vimeo link is live yet or it’s a bad link (never mind, it’s working now), but in the end, I’d prefer whichever plays the smoothest. For those of us who want the lightspeed skipping scene it wouldn’t be too tough to add it into the edit after the fact anyways.

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#1360628
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Cinefy said:

I think we could come up with a interesting dialogue change for the two stormtroopers commenting on the Knights Of Ren, maybe something in relation to changes or messages we wanna get across in the edit.

Heres some random ideas I thought of.

Stormtrooper 1: “Knights Of Ren”
Stormtrooper 2: “We don’t need help from those cultists”

Stormtrooper 1: “Weren’t those Snoke’s guards?”
Stormtrooper 2: “Not anymore”

Stormtrooper 1: “Snoke’s old guards”
Stormtrooper 2: “It’s been years”

Interested to hear anyone else’s ideas.

I really only brought it up because a) it felt like a quick fix, and b) the dialogue is (in my opinion) awkward and difficult to understand. In keeping with what Hal is trying to accomplish with this edit I think it would be best to either cut the line or leave it as is. I won’t be offended either way.

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#1360520
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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axlanian said:

Octorox said:

Yeah, I thought he was saying “Goals!” When I first watched it. I wonder if someone could just do an alternate line reading that’s more clear.

I can do an alternate line if anybody has a good idea for what to say

What’s easier - muting the line or replacing it? Because I honestly think the one stormtrooper could just turn to the other with unease without saying anything at all.

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#1359035
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie (WIP)
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I’d also love a link for a test viewing!

I like the idea of the Mudhorn already waiting outside the cave. I’m at work so I’ve only seen the clip on my phone with no volume, but I wonder if it would make sense to flip the shot of the Mudhorn roaring. It seems to mess a little with the 180-degree rule as it doesn’t seem to be roaring at the Mando.

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#1357890
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Octorox said:

This would be cool but I doubt it could be done 100% convincingly. Deepfakes can be uncanny but you can usually see the seams.

True, true, true. It would surely take significant effort for what amounts to only a few seconds of footage. I really only threw it out there with the hope that some deepfake expert might see it and be all like, “oh yeah, I can do that no problem!” It’s weird how I’ve seen such impressive examples of deepfakes while others really don’t hit the mark.

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#1357857
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Okay, so this is most likely excessive, but hear me out.

If we’re talking canon here, Rey’s father is less of an actual son of Palpatine, and more of a “son” in that he is a clone originally created to eventually house Palpatine’s consciousness. Since this edit is already emphasizing the cloning aspect of Palpatine on Exegol, it would be a real “chef’s kiss” moment if Rey’s father was deepfaked to have Ian McDiarmid’s facial features. It would also help remedy the fact that, because of how the theatrical movie plays out, we have all imagined old and disfigured Palps having sex with Rey’s grandmother and those thoughts are best kept in the recesses of our subconscious.

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#1357183
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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I’m only 18 minutes into the second workprint, but YES YES YES YES YES!!!

I’m convinced the restructuring that’s been done here is how the movie was intended to be edited to begin with. I have no idea how they mucked it up so bad. I know that the added footage from Dom isn’t final yet but even in its current state it’s an improvement!

Hopefully I’ll actually find time to finish this workprint (I only got 30 minutes into the first one you released). Excited to see what an extended opening on Mustafar might look like - could be the cherry on top!

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#1349860
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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poppasketti said:

I think that second one is mine! You can cut it for sure if you want. There’s also some other takes with different energy!

Either yours or mine…

To be honest, when I originally sent in my voice clips I thought Hal only wanted “For Skywalker” so I said that line in, like, 6 or 7 voices and called it a day. I’m more than happy to record something different for my contribution because I agree that too many "For Skywalker"s is a little excessive.

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#1348565
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a couple thoughts based on this wonderful clip LILLIAN02330 posted earlier: https://vimeo.com/421944019

Picture this:

Crawl

Pan down to TIEs approaching a destroyer (with some tiny specks beneath, subtly moving toward the planet

Aerial shot of a patterned lava flow, with a few troop carriers flying by, either above camera or very closeby underneath, overtaking the camera (could use the forest shot instead)

Troop carriers land, and troops emerge, heading into battle

Distant shot of a lava eruption with trees in the foreground

Kylo Ren is seen on a rampage, and scene goes on from there

This.

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#1346521
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The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie (WIP)
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Overall, this one was super well done! The amount of work you’ve done with this footage is immense and I can’t imagine it was easy. I’m genuinely curious to see how the pacing of this plays out once it’s complete - it’s almost art house in the way it takes its time and often lacks dialogue.

The one this that stood out to me was when Kuill and Mando are at the Razorcrest saying their goodbyes. Mando says that he could use a crew member with Kuill’s abilities and skills, but we never really get to see those skills in this cut. Perhaps he’s just referring to his ability to capture and tame wildlife? (That doesn’t seem to be a skill Mando would find particularly valuable). Maybe it would be possible to cut this part out.

Looking forward to part 3!

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#1343936
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie (WIP)
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It’s looking good! I only watched on my phone, but the edits seemed pretty flawless. As far as the ending goes, are you planning on having it flow into “act” 2? Because at this point it still feels like an ending of something.

As far as suggestions go, perhaps volume levels should be looked over again during the intro and transitioning into the episode footage? I’m no audio expert, but the fanfare was maybe a little loud compared to the Mando OST that follows it.

Also, in the crawl, maybe “law and order HAS” should be changed to “law and order HAVE” since you are referring to two subjects. Unless you mean the Law & Order TV series! One final suggestion would be changing “in a dangerous part of the galaxy” to “in a dangerous corner of the galaxy”. The word “part” just seems a little simple for lack of a better term.

Really looking forward to seeing how this project evolves!

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#1340355
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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poppasketti said:

https://vimeo.com/414395138
pw: fanedit

Gave this another shot…

Awesome! I only listened to it over phone speakers, but I’d appreciate a more obvious “t” sound between “just” and “Rey”.

I agree with you, Poppa - I expected her (and wanted her) to say “just Rey” the first time I saw the movie. It so beautifully allows her to remain a Palpatine while still acknowledging that one’s family line doesn’t define who you are. I think this could work for a Rey Palpatine OR Rey Nobody version. Even if none of the major edits decide to use this clip, I’d love a version I could insert into an edit eventually!

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#1339753
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Dom's (Possibly) Useful TROS Edit (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Even if you’ll let me and I end up using this sequence as you’ve edited it, I’d still include the medal shot, personally. But I don’t plan to remove it being given to Chewie.

Makes sense if you’re keeping the Chewie scene. Not the right thread, but do you have plans to make it play out a little better? Or maybe I’d like it more in the context of a fan edit.

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#1339738
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Dom's (Possibly) Useful TROS Edit (WIP)
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Oolala! Some of that music works suspiciously well… Super awesome work.

I’ll “third” refining Leia’s added line.

It’s probably been mentioned already but what’s your plan with Leia holding Han’s medal? I didn’t notice her holding it the first time I saw the movie, and after noticing it in subsequent viewings it still looked dumb. Especially if Chewy receiving Han’s medal at the end is being cut.

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#1338682
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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I was going over the most recent draft of the crawl, and while it’s very good, I have just one suggestion.

Original:
“A shadow has consumed the galaxy. To suffocate the spark of rebellion, the First Order has scattered and isolated those with the bravery to face the darkness.”

Grammatically, it feels a little weird starting a sentence with “to”. I think a brief edit to something like “The First Order has scattered and isolated those with the bravery to face the darkness in an attempt to suffocate the spark of rebellion” OR “In an attempt to suffocate the spark of rebellion, the First Order… Etc.”

Something like that. I hope I’m not being too nitpicky!

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#1338536
Topic
The Clone Wars Arc Edits [OPINIONS NEEDED] (a WIP)
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Kanemedhurst said:

I’m not too sure what you mean with the comment about the intro. Since Episode 9 just started with a different soundtrack and a title card. I’m planning to keep the intros reasonably consistent throughout the mini series.

I can always play with a variety of ideas whilst I’m editing these arcs together 😃

Sorry if my post wasn’t clear.

To my recollection, episode 9 begins with green text that says something like “Lucasfilm Presents…” with some music behind it. Then the classic Star Wars crawl begins but in a red font (probably a reference to Maul) and then fades into the typical announcer Clone Wars intro. None of us are really a fan of that last announcer part, but if you replaced it with a “Solo-esque” crawl at that point I think it would all look super great. In my mind, that was Filoni’s way of saying “these last four episodes are special and deserve a movie-like treatment.”

If that still doesn’t make sense, then don’t worry about it!! What you have going it great and I’ll be watching it regardless 🙂

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#1338469
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Just to add another opinion to the mix, I’m an advocate for doing a Shaw/Christensen hybrid, or an aged Christensen who’s the same age as Shaw. That way we still get Christensen, but don’t aggressively contradict the general opinion that Shaw is the proper force ghost of Anakin in ROTJ. Seems like a reasonable compromise.

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#1338462
Topic
The Clone Wars Arc Edits [OPINIONS NEEDED] (a WIP)
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I’m very excited to see where this all goes! Thanks so much for taking this project on.

A couple suggestions, if I may:

  • as great as your recently posted intro is, I think the unique intro introduced in S07E09 is a good way to go, especially since E09-E12 are being released in a way that suggests it might be released in movie format sooner than later. Those 4 episodes (once they’re all released) will stand alone as one coherent story and serve as a good blueprint in my opinion.
  • I noticed in your original post that you were thinking of including the “Without a Trace” episodes. In my opinion, these episodes have very little to offer other than bringing back Ahsoka. I actually temporarily stopped watching S07 during that arc because of how much of a let down it was. I’d rather see the Bad Batch for the sake of Rex, or neither.

As far as whether you choose to go with Option 1, Option 2, or a completely different direction, I’m easy.