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Bobson Dugnutt

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#1432664
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The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v2 (WIP)
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J0E said:

WOW that looks incredible. Did Zig’s 35mm scan come out already or did someone else get their hands on a print? Either way I’m hard. I haven’t watched this film proper in ages with the exception of the version I got from you almost a year ago. I’m in eager anticipation of this. Keep up the good work my dude, TPM deserves more love from the fan restoration community.

Puppet Yoda this time around or CGI?

Zig’s 35mm scan hasn’t come out yet, this is a seperate scan that’s been done by different people.

I still don’t love the film, I think its a boring mess of crap but I think it’s important that it’s preserved in some fashion.

CG Yoda still for this project, cleaning up the Puppet Yoda will take a lot more time.

Speaking of cleanup, here’s a comparison with the first 4 35mm shots

https://vimeo.com/556018126

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#1432162
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The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v2 (WIP)
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Work has restarted on this as I now have a 35mm scan of the theatrical cut, and am now using it as a source instead of the HDTV version. I’ve cut the 2019 Blu-Ray to line it up with ZigZig’s laserdisc, and am using the 35mm scan to fill the gaps, of which there are 9.

Here’s a look at a bit of the work I’ve done on the 35mm, trying to make it look a little closer to the Blu-Ray, but of course there’s still some grain and scratches that prevail since this is the raw scan with no cleanup.

Top is the raw scan, then my colour/cleanup, and then the Blu-Ray.

rawscan
corrected
bluray

Here’s the clip in motion

https://vimeo.com/555008278

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#1432130
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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stevepaynter said:

So with everything you’ve learnt with that deleted scene in removing timestamps do you think you will ever tackle the Finn and Phasma fight scene from TLJ?

youtu.be/UzeIb-TZo_I

This is the best the scene can be for now, as there is missing footage from the start of the scene that makes continuity tricky, as well as the unfinished VFX towards the end

https://vimeo.com/554969352

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#1432124
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The Last Jedi - Expanded Editon (Released!)
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CaptainFaraday said:

I’m echoing the sentiments about how important the Phasma scene is, and how great your cleanup of it looks. Unless I’ve missed it somewhere, what’s left to be done on that scene before it’s ready for inclusion?

The unfinished VFX leaves a lot to be desired. The only thing that doesn’t work is the transition into and out of the scene as there is some footage missing on either side.

Colour work and tracking marker removal is pretty much done though.

before

after

Here’s the last cut of the scene that I worked on. This is how it stands at the moment in my Workprint of the film.

https://vimeo.com/554969352

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#1430961
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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I got curious about how cropped the Falcon cockpit shots really were since I knew they were about 9% smaller on subsequent releases, so I compared the most recent Blu-Ray to the raw footage from the “Celebrating 40 Years of Empire” video and my god. There’s more image left out than there was left in.

cockpit

George must’ve really hated how open they made that little set.

Here’s how it could of looked, cropped to 2.35:1. A little more spacious, but not overly.

fixed

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#1429730
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The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)
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darth_ender said:

I just love how you extend these movies! Looking forward to this!

I hope one day you’ll take on ANH. I know there’s a lot of black and footage but I hope you wouldn’t let that hinder you from incorporating it in too!

I definitely am going to look into doing an extended/lost cut of the original Star Wars after this. I’ve collected up all the unused footage in my Star Wars: Leftovers project, so everything is basically ready to go.

Work on the TPM edit has just about finished as I’ve recut the Podrace grid sequence to be mostly true HD footage now. Expect a recent soon-ish…

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#1424608
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The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)
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I had a closer look at the scene, trying to cut it in and honestly it’s not terrible but it’s clear that the scene isn’t all there. The colours are a real pain in the ass to get to match the final film though.

orig
trig

I also used the theatrical audio from ZigZig’s laserdisc, as the chanting “VOTE NOW” works a lot better in the scene than the revised DVD incorherent yelling.

Here is the scene in it’s current form.

Roger

This is the extended Coruscant establishing scene with an extended shot from the DVD Deleted Scenes, and a new shot of Palpatine’s office from the Theatrical Shot, borrowed from a recent 35mm scan. The next shot of Anakin and Jar Jar is also from that scan.

Palpy

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#1424243
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)
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TPM

Another addition to my own Expanded Series of films, as I tackle the first of the Prequel films.

  • Added the Gungan bongo about to go over a waterfall as the Jedi and Jar Jar escape
  • Added Anakin, Padme and the droids looking over the Pod the morning of the race
  • Extended version of the pre-podrace grid sequence, an extra line from Watto sourced from the Theatrical Cut is also added
  • Extended Podrace Lap 2 (this needs a bit of work combining the Blu-Ray/DVD Extended versions)
  • Added Anakin having scuffle with a Rodian that is refered to as “Greedo” (although I’d like to avoid that personally with new subtitles)
  • Added Anakin visiting Jira before leaving Tatooine, as Maul’s probe droid watches them, explaining them running in the final film
  • Added alternate shot of Palpatine’s office from the Theatrical Cut
  • Added a few extra shots of the Maul fight in the Theed Generator

There’s still a few additional shots of the Naboo fighters I haven’t had the chance to look at how they’d fit in, including the spinning fighter. If there is anything else I have forgotten, please do let me know.

Scenes to be included in a workprint

  • Added 2 droids seeing the Jedi arriving on the Trade Federation ship, commenting on their importance
  • Extended version of the Podrace wager between Watto and Qui-Gon
  • Extended duel with Maul and Qui-Gon on Tatooine
  • Added alternate version of Padme and Panaka telling the Nemodians they’ll have to explain this to the Senate (now in the Throne Room during the climax)
  • Added Ric Ollie in the hanger questing the pilot who blew up the Trade-Fed ship, as Anakin lands

The only thing I don’t think I’d include in a workprint is the Bail Antillies/Organa scene since it confuses things a little with Jimmy Smits.

Current runtime is 2:22:36 compared to the Blu-Ray’s 2:16:11. I still need to look over the Extended DVD Lap 2 compared to the Blu-Ray and work on combining them in someway as it’s a big mess of what goes where. So the runtime will probably be longer by a minute or 2.

CLIPS

Roger

Here’s the extra Duel shots, taken from the Deleted Scenes documentary on the DVD and upscaled to HD. The score used is not final as I can’t quite get the right section of the track to line up, as well as the Lightsaber SFX not being there.

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#1421189
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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EvantheKidDS said:

  • Adding on to re-watching ESB:R, I’ve also noticed that the video format/dimensions were 2.35:1.
    CinemaScope Format, a real win for me (I’ve grown to like that format). Will that remain in the
    upscale of ESB:R, ANH:RHD, and ROTJ:R?

The aspect ratio has now been changed to 4:3 to suit George’s original intended vision

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#1419897
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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I’ve just finished uploading the entire docu-series to Youtube, as I’ve now finished the whole project. Also I don’t think I mentioned I settled on “DUELING WITH FATE” as a final title.

Final runtime, is 4hr 58min (including the unused footage epilogue)

I’m happy to render this out as one full file, or in parts and upload it elsewhere if anyone wants it that way.

Adjustments

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#1419709
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Star Wars: Leftovers - A Collection of Raw Footage and Deleted Scenes (Released)
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I’ve gone back and made a minor update to the project, adding a few things I had forgotten from The Making of Star Wars. I’m using willarob’s HD Upscale since it looks arguably better than the 2 16mm scans that have been done. The post-credits scene from Empire of Dreams has been added too “may the force go with you” as I had forgotten it existed.

An alternate audio track has been created too, with no added score in places, so for scenes with no production sound, it will now be silent. The default track still includes John Williams in these silent areas though.

The same link will now work with the updated version.

Also as always, please send me a message instead of posting in the thread.

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#1415393
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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Here’s just a few bits and pieces that I couldn’t fit in anywhere else from the sources I was using. There is still so much more footage out there though through interviews that sadly can’t go through. Hopefully roughly 5 hours is thorugh enough though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvG3APtwkvU

Also, does anyone have title suggestions? I was considering Dueling with Fate, or something to that effect. Something reminicent of Falling Into Darkness: The Making of Episode III would be good.

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#1415135
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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Anyone still keeping tabs on this?

Anywho, here’s the last part of the series, all about the hype and anticipation around the film’s release

https://youtu.be/DInEeMNgcBc

I still plan to collect up some of the unusued clips from here and there and collate them into somewhat of a bonus video, but for now I need to go back through and polish anything. The final total runtime is 4hrs and 39mins. Hopefully this is indepth enough for all you TPM Fans out there.

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#1414809
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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Part 11 is Sound and Music, and Part 12 is Editing and Deleted Scenes. It seems like the final part will cover the release of the film and some of the hype surrounding it. There’s a lot of other odds and ends and some interviews that don’t fit anywhere so I may make a seperate bonus feature with all of these tidbits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca0QGBQ5Swc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOAvdV-xPog

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#1414033
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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Part 8 is about Coruscant (briefly) as it moves onto costuming and touches on what an Assistant Director does on a Star Wars set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCwv8PbI_lg

A shorter Part 9 covers the climactic Gungan/Droid battle. There was a lot of work here to merge two different VHS recordings with different framerates and subtitles, as well as upscaling it and editing it together with some other footage from the DVD/Blu-Ray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIbHU5BjRsI

Full running time right now is 3hr 27min. Final length I have to assume is around maybe 3:50, maybe more.

It seems light Part 10 will be lightsaber dueling and training, while Part 11 may be editing and deleted scene talk. The final Part 12 I’m thinking will be about wrapping up the film, some final interviews and the release of the film with some early Episode II talk about what it could be.

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#1413405
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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I’ve been going back through and updated the VHS footage of the film and the interviews with HD footage. Even the interview footage not avalible elsewhere has now been upscaled to HD with Topaz.

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I’ve also gone back and moved around some footage in the Podracing segement and adding some new footage.

Here’s how it all looks now.

https://youtu.be/JZbX-rKimAI

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#1409606
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DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)
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At this point, it might have to be a mini-series of some sort, as the first 7 parts add up to about 2 hours. I still have Coruscant, lightsaber fights, Maul, editing, etc. left to go. I feel this thing might run up to maybe 3:10 at least, but that’s just an estimation.

Here is Part 7, which is all about Tatooine. Runtime is 23:47. Originally I included Watto and Sebulba in here, but I’ve now moved them back to Part 6, of which is all about digital characters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJC2GEATZU