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#1428769
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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axlanian said:

Okay, trying the timing again for 3PO in the hangar. Is this still too manic?

https://vimeo.com/547274471

I tried doing “It appears I am a Resistance spy” but the beginning R of that “Resistance” is so slurred with the “D” right before it that separating it always sounded terrible. If anyone’s got a source for a clip of him saying “Resistance” quickly enough that it would fit here, I think it would fit the memory-wipe stuff better if we’re able to keep the “It appears”, but I just don’t have a good source for that key word.

Not too sure this new Threepio line is working for me. To my ear, it sounds choppy, and the intonation at the end almost makes it sound like it’s in reverse, haha! I’m sure you’re doing the absolute best with what’s available, and maybe in the context of the movie I wouldn’t think twice about it, but just thought I’d add my two cents.

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#1402010
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Watched this again last night and there were a couple of colour-related issues that stood out to me.

The first is that Ghost Luke is de-blued significantly in certain shots and less so in others. Does anyone else notice this, or am I seeing things? Is there any chance this can be made more consistent in V2?
The second is that the added shot of Leia looking at Han’s medal is quite bright compared to the very dark room she is located and subsequently lies down in. In my opinion, it stands out as a result. Perhaps a colour adjustment would help it fit in better?

And finally, the Lando/Jannah moment is still incredibly awkward to me. My wife, who had not seen TROS since opening night said, “huh…? What is that supposed to mean?” immediately after it happened. I’ve come around to all of your other changes/decisions and love what you (and the OT community) have accomplished overall, but I struggle to identify what is gained by keeping this scene.

Eagerly anticipating V2!!!

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#1400804
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)
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So, I saw in the Ascendant thread that you’re putting out a updated version of this that addresses some video issues. Does that have anything to do with the occasional white “flicker” on the far right side of the screen? I’m watching Restructured right now and am wondering if it’s an issue with my download or something more.

Also, I haven’t noticed this in prior viewings, but the color seems… Off. Everyone’s face looks a little too red. Has this been brought up before?

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#1397777
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Released)
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Now that I’ve started watching through the Saga again, I figured I’d leave reviews on IFDB this round. Here’s a quick quote from my review regarding audio editing:

Audio editing, however, loses a point and gets a 9/10 for the music cue used during Anakin and Padmé’s first kiss. My wife, who is watching these edits with me and spends more time looking at her phone than the TV, said “oh, that was weird. It was obviously cut short.” Normally she can’t tell the difference between puppet Yoda and CGI Yoda, so for her to notice this audio edit means I have to take note of it 😉 Perhaps a slower, less dramatic piece of music could fill that moment and make the transition less jarring.

Just a thought - take it or leave it. TAS is still one of your most effective edits, in my opinion.

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#1393016
Topic
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - Saga's End Edition (4K VERSION 2 WIP)
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Huh, this actually sounds really good! You’ve made some really creative edits and I’d love to see how they play out. Bummer about cutting the Poe/Zorii flirting scene, though… I always thought Oscar Isaac was hilarious in that moment. But I guess it makes sense since it looks like you’ve removed most of the romantic aspects of their relationship.

I’d love a link!

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#1391199
Topic
The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I’m gonna send out a slight update to ESB to offer an audio track featuring Temuera Morrison voicing Boba Fett.

There will still be an audio track to select with the original voice, but I think it’d be worthwhile to have this as another option.

This was something I was gonna ask about so it’s awesome that you’re already on it! Will it be a seperate file or do I need to download the entire movie again?

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#1385537
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Figured I’d share my downloading experience of TROS: A - the download limit has already been met which seems a little crazy since it was just uploaded… you folks in the UK must have jumped on it quick! Usually when this happens I make a copy to Drive (as mentioned by others) and we’re good to go but it doesn’t seem to be working this time.

Just wanted to affirm dgraham414 that he isn’t completely crazy!

I’ll keep trying, though.

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#1383341
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 1: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 29mins) [Version 2 Released]
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Finally finished watching this edit after having kept up with your progressive workprints back when you started this whole thing. What a wonderful way to watch Season 1! I may be in the minority here, but certain aspects of Season 1 (specifically episodes 4-6) were either painful to get through or just didn’t add anything to the story. Fortunately, your edit fixes most of that!

As far as feedback goes, most of the editing was seamless. Yes, the introduction of the mudhorn is a little rough, but it doesn’t look like anyone has any better ideas of how to pull that off.
Random thoughts:

  • Maybe the Trandoshan fight could be cut? I feel like that chunk of the movie has too many action pieces strung together as cool as that moment may be. We also already have enough examples of other bounty hunters trying to capture the child so it wouldn’t mess with anything.
  • Some moments in episode 4 are super cringey but I understand that the 2nd act is crucial to the story. Is there any dialogue/jokes that could be trimmed to make it more bearable? And for what it’s worth, I’m also a huge advocate for trying to pull off Neverar’s idea of Mando receiving the transmission before he leaves the planet a la some vfx magic.
  • One final thought is that Kuiil’s death happens a little too quickly for my taste. If I remember correctly, it’s drawn out slightly more in the original cut. Perhaps you could still show the stormtroopers capturing the child and flying away, and while the camera pans over Kuiil’s corpse (RIP) you could add some audio of IG-11 emerging from the ship to pursue the imps!

Sorry, this is a long post for something you may very well be content with and don’t want to alter any further. Regardless, thanks for your work on this and I’ll definitely be following your Season 2 thread closely!

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#1370019
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

Workprint 5 going up! Same link.

Hell yeah. I can’t remember if previous workprints were in 1080p, but I appreciate that this one is. I plan on actually watching this one all the way through - the first time since I saw it in theatres. I’ll provide feedback if I end up having any, but damn, I’m mostly just excited to watch this.

Just wondering, is the original post fully up to date?

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#1360669
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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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
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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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
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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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.