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#1420959
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Revisited (Released)
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CMMAP said:

Oh boy, you’re golden and a blessing 😃 Now i’ll wait for the 4k master, i can wait that long.

Haha! 😄

Goblet of Fire Revisited will be released first, and then DH Revisited. I would recommend you to watch the 1080p 15 gig first, as the quality should be quite satisfactory. But of course, if you want to wait many more months - you are very so welcome!

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#1409424
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited] (Released)
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Anjohan said:

PodracingThisIs91 said:

Great news! I downloaded and it’s great to see the deepfake. Sometimes looks perfect, but there’s some scenes where Voldys face is a little bit unsynchronized. You can “see through” his face and Quirrel’s head. Nitpicking I would add that now that the keys test is gone, it makes a bit of a blooper, where Harry’s clothes are perfectly fine in one take, and ruined in the next one. And he has cuts and dirt in hands and face. I guess if the scene after Ron falls from the plant was cut it could go for “the plant did it”, but Hermione and Ron are perfectly fine and clean, though. All in all, looking forward to watch your whole saga ones DH is finished (no hurries). I watched your V1 of the first 2 movies before PoA was finished and loved them both.

Great catch, about the clothes! I did want the audience to assume the plant did it due to the blood on Harry’s head in the following scene, but you are right - his clothes are teared up as well. That actually passed my radar.

It might be worth a continuity error for better pace. Im not sure.

I could also, as you suggested, cut the scene earlier, because as I watch it back now, it’s first when they all are down there and talk that they step into a more full angle with more light on them.

What do you guys think? 😃

Oh, and which Voldy shot did look a little transparent? I can’t seem to find the one you mean, except for perhaps the one angle in which Harry’s started to melt quirells hand. That one was tricky.

Edit: Fixing the Devils snare scene now. Keeping it plausible that the plant teared Harry’s clothes.

Edit: Softened and fixed the kinda transparent angle of Voldemort, that I could find.

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#1409412
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited] (Released)
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PodracingThisIs91 said:

Great news! I downloaded and it’s great to see the deepfake. Sometimes looks perfect, but there’s some scenes where Voldys face is a little bit unsynchronized. You can “see through” his face and Quirrel’s head. Nitpicking I would add that now that the keys test is gone, it makes a bit of a blooper, where Harry’s clothes are perfectly fine in one take, and ruined in the next one. And he has cuts and dirt in hands and face. I guess if the scene after Ron falls from the plant was cut it could go for “the plant did it”, but Hermione and Ron are perfectly fine and clean, though. All in all, looking forward to watch your whole saga ones DH is finished (no hurries). I watched your V1 of the first 2 movies before PoA was finished and loved them both.

Great catch, about the clothes! I did want the audience to assume the plant did it due to the blood on Harry’s head in the following scene, but you are right - his clothes are teared up as well. That actually passed my radar.

It might be worth a continuity error for better pace. Im not sure.

I could also, as you suggested, cut the scene earlier, because as I watch it back now, it’s first when they all are down there and talk that they step into a more full angle with more light on them.

What do you guys think? 😃

Oh, and which Voldy shot did look a little transparent? I can’t seem to find the one you mean, except for perhaps the one angle in which Harry’s started to melt quirells hand. That one was tricky.

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#1409320
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited] (Released)
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UPDATE - V3 RELEASED

Version 3 is now released. If you have my Google Drive link, there is no need to request a new link as the version in the directory is the one updated.

Please enjoy! 😃

Top-of-the-head changes:

  • GoF-Voldemort on the back of Quirell’s head.
  • Some minor movement added to certain “dull” shots (read: too many static shots). This has been done to a great degree in V2, so in this version a tad more.
  • A few tweaks to the opening intro. Better snow and clouds.

- Surround added ontop of the Stereo track, as to create a very, very impressive stereo soundtrack, in which the audio levels have been manually edited throughout the entire, full runtime. Dialogue and sfx is now clearer and more impressive than ever before, and even on my 9.1 surround sound home cinema, there is not much difference to an ordinary, channeled audio soundtrack.

  • Replaced three bad shots with a lot of noise with 4K shots of replaced scene. I wanted to do the same with a Hagrid/Harry scene, but it was just as bad on the 4K version as the HD one…
  • Improved color grading to a couple of scenes.
  • More color as Harry discovers Hogwarts, and gradually getting a tad more ominous and dark as the film progresses.
  • Fixed freeze frames from V2 version.
  • Improved black backgrounds. Due to the film being shot on film, and a 1080p master as the source, there is only so much I can do.
  • Removed the Key chase scene in-between the Devil’s snare and the Chess game. Structurally, this works so much better. Fluffy is the first challenge, the Chess challenge the second (at a staggering 6 minute runtime) and then Voldemort at a solid 7 minutes as the third challenge. It flows better, feels better - and also, the Key Challenge is awkward from start to finish. Bad CGI, no stake - and no importance to Harry’s arc.

… more.

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#1408330
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited] (Released)
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Darth Muffy said:

Hi Anjohan, glad to hear your update is coming along and with deepfakes too!
When do you think we will be seeing this much needed magical version?

Ive been editing in silence as to not put too much pressure on myself in these dark and difficult times, so the updated version of the film is actually right around the corner. 😄

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#1407380
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Revisited] (Released)
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chrisvilla said:

Anjohan said:

PMs sent.

Sorcerers Stone will get a new update soon, a sort of V3. Framrate issues, some improved video quality at select scenes - usually dark scenes that had way too much background noise to my liking. And a few more tweaks.

Excellent! Thought the framerate thing was me, but then other videos were ok. Question, is it just my setup that has a visible lightening at the top and bottom edges or is just a side effect of colour corrections etc…?

Prefer the flow of this edit to the theatrical, can’t wait to check out your improvements.

Thank you, my friend! This is another one of those things that will be fixed. I dont know what has caused it, but it is indeed slightly annoying.

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#1395572
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Having just watched TROS, Star Wars the episodic saga is just over. The episodic saga is just emotionally and visually and artisticly ruined. Over. Done.

I havent watched the Original Trilogy in over three years now - a record for me. I just have no feelings left for OT and ST. Knowing the fate of Luke, Han and Leia, and the lack of importance to their actions, has just totally killed so much joy. Oh my… Im actually just offended and pissed of.

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#1395569
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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ROS FIRST IMPRESSION & ASCENDANT REVIEW

So I hadnt watched Rise of Skywalker until yesterday - through your edit, except for the first 30 minutes on a shitty camrip when the film came out. I was prepared for a shitshow beyond belief in an epilepsy-inducing first 30 minutes. It was… not a shitshow anymore. It was okay. It was paced better. Annoyances were removed. I don’t remember the original coherent flow of scenes, but I believe there were changes made. The film felt better. However, one thing that cant be undone and that is the only thing to really ruin the first act of the film is the inclusion of Palpatine. I will not go into details as this is not a review thread for the film, but oh my. What a disaster to bring him back. Not to mention what an insult.

As for the rest of the film, it feels like a Indiana Jones movie with the treasure hunt. I am glad you edited the horrible “They fly now” from the trailer, and to be fair the only part of the film I really enjoyed was actually all the stuff on the Lando-planet and up until they arrive on the planet with the random new woman character. It was the only place in the film where I actually got to listen to character conversations and world building without being rushed to another setpiece. And the Chewie death was heartbreaking, although I realized the second after he didnt die because I havent heard nothing about that on social media. But the way these scenes played out did give the film some stake and build some character for Rey. Too bad they did a cop out - once again.

As for the Third Act… I dont know what you have done here or not done here - but I suspect you’ve done a lot of fixing up on horrible lines and silly antics, but the third act is just disgraceful nonetheless. Everything is non-sensical and disappointing. Sidious is a meme, the Star Destroyers are plot devices concocted out of thin air without any logistic reasoning behind it, Kylo Rens character arc is at this point butchered and so is the sequel trilogy to be fair. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that the Original Trilogy is worse off from this ST, due to the very fact that this is now all globally canon and stuck in most people’s head’s. I did get a slight goosebump from important Jedi characters showing up at Rey’s confrontation with Palpatine, but it died out at the reminder of what I was actually watching.

Conclusion and thoughts

What you have done here, HaL9000, different from your other edits, is that you have taken a piece of broken glass and been told to glue it together without glue. The first 30 minutes are objectively better and intruiging, and the first half of the second half - until the new-woman-character-planet, is the best part of the film.

I think fanediting is a gift for us mere mortals to use to improve upon something that has a lot of potential. This way, we can give ourselfs and our common fan brothers and sisters an improved and perhaps even completely new experience. In my subjective perspective of this film and this edit, I must be honest and bold enough to say that this is the only Star Wars film that can not be fixed to do just that. There is not enough (good) material. Hell, I used 40 minutes after watching your edit trying to look for deleted scenes or extended cuts to come with ideas, but all I could find was a video on YouTube with extended trailer shots and behind-the-scenes pictures.

I applaud your work having enjoyed Attack of the Clones and ROTS fanedits a very lot, as well as improved versions of TFA and TLJ, but here I think we all must just acknowledge that Disney stole our money and won.

Thank you for your efforts!

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#1393723
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Lord of the Rings: A Hobbit's Tale [The Hobbit Remade] (Released)
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antani said:

Well…watched it two times already and what can I say…

An amazing edit! It so flawlessly travels throu scenes, combining the three movies with such a great pace.
Althou second time I watched it almost fall asleep in the Riddles in the Dark scene. It seemed longer compared to the time separated for the other scenes. But as we know its an important chapter so maybe there was little to trim from!?

Overall a really great project! A fresh new take on the movies and must watch for every one who thinks of himself as a fan!

Thank you so much, my great, great friend! This means a lot! It always does. Great feedback like this is what inspires faneditors to create great edits!

Thank you, antani!

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#1393677
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STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014] (WIP)
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NotTheDri0ds said:

Was finally able to see v1 of this edit, gotta say it’s one of my favorite TPM edits! The Trade Federation were actually pretty intimidating in their early speeches, and I really liked the rearranged opening (which sadly seems like it’ll be nixed in v2). Most of the Sentence mixing is also surprisingly well, and the addition of Dooku ties things alot better.

My biggest issues were probably in the latter half, (especially the final battle), some of the rearranged parts felt a bit odd, a few plot holes came up, and some minor inconsistencies in what was seen before (Sidious suddenly not having his face blurred in the latter half), as well as the occasional shoddy grammar or weird subtitled line, and a fair amount of overlapping music sorta took me out at times sadly. And a really, REALLY minor nitpick: the subtitles aren’t in the font used in ANH, or the theatrical versions of the PT.

I really look forward to v2, seeing as almost all of my big issues look like they’ll be tweaked. Despite it all it’s probably one of the most impressive, and one of my favorite TPM edits!

Also I really dig Qui-Gon’s new purple saber.

Thank you so much! All of this will be sorted.

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#1393676
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STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014] (WIP)
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CMMAP said:

Anjohan said:

TAL V2: As promised.

I did promise you all a V2 after some reflecting and analysis, both on my part and the audience’s. I also promised you 5.1 audio channels and to listen to feedback. This has been the priority.

I can therefore announce that V2 is officialy in the works, and that a great deal of major decisions have been made:

  • The major re-scoring is heavily trimmed down, and as much of The Phantom Menace OST that i can keep, I will keep. This does not include score additions that made the film better and that was greatly liked - such as The Invasion of Naboo.

  • ALL bugs, errors and weird scenes will be removed and/or fixed.

  • The additional scenes with Maul in the forest, killing Jedi, will go. Too fanfilm-y. The scene with him talking to Sidious MIGHT be kept. Let’s see how it looks once worked upon.

  • The new scenes that DID work, like the opening - Maul talking to hologram Sidious on Tattooine - the ending battle sequences, The Invasion of Naboo etc. will obviously be kept. These made the films a lot better, and were changes that were indeed a welcome one.

  • I’m open for adding back in some deleted scenes.

But most importantly, I’m very much opening The Ancient Lore feedback stream again; so do come with suggestions, and loads of them, if you please. 😃

My goal is still to make this into the best, and most radical, The Phantom Menace film there is.

HAIL Anjohan!

What do you use as a source?
I think Bobson Dugnutts Theatrical Reconstruction is phenomanal in all aspects.

My source is the original Blu-Ray. If i were to switch my source, I would definitely have to re-do a lot of the edit, which I dont find necessary with my newest color grade.

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#1393674
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STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014] (WIP)
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CMMAP said:

Anjohan said:

Space Medievalist said:

Anjohan said:

I am in full works still, Sorry for the long delays!

I will not scrap my original film structure! It works surprisingly well, and having tried to go back to its original TPM form just felt… well, boring to be honest. The original film is just poorly paced and the main character is not at all obvious anymore (Qui-Gon).

Wait will you do the other PT movies or just this one?

I have no idea if I will tackle them, though I do have ideas for EP II. Focusing more on the loss of Qui-Gon is one of them. The other is that the Kaminoians (rly don’t remember their names) do speak a foreign alien language as to make them more menacing as well as the plot more engaging. This way I can also better connect Dooku into the story. Coruscant would look less CGI and have less intense imagery.

Perhaps it would be an option for you to work together with The AlaskanSandman:?
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Prequel-Trilogy-Revised-concept-trailers-released-WIP/id/70831

I did a quick look at all the different pictures he posted on the first page and the cutlist, but It looks like he has set himself on a journey of a lot of work - and, that often leads to fatigue. I don’t think I have it in me to kinda re-do TPM to that visual magnitude he’s set himself.

I have enough doing my own visual and audio alterations to TAL than to set my mind on another task, but I think if someone would sometime take both our edits and combine them into something else could be quite neat.