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Bobson Dugnutt

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#1370223
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Info Wanted: questions about... The Goonies - Extended
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Has anyone got another VHS recording of the TV cut? Specifically the shop scene as the recording I’ve got at the moment is terrible quality and is blown out. I’m looking into getting the footage upscaled, and can’t do it with what I’ve currently got.

goons

And if anyone does want this extended cut, I’ve got an edit in the works combining the DVD and VHS footage into the Blu-Ray for an extended cut. More info here

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#1369731
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Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (Released)
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G&G-Fan said:

I would’ve really liked if you had kept the “You still have much to learn, that’ll never hold” “Ok, I still have much to learn, let’s go” thing in the whole edit, I really love that exchange. You could’ve just cut the shot in space with unfinished CG and I think it would’ve worked fine.

Sadly it doesn’t work as there is a gap between them walking through the fuel tanks as it’s at ankle height, and then they’re submurged up to their necks, the continutiy doesn’t match up and I can’t figure out a way to cut around it.

If anyone finds a way to do so, I’d happily include it in a workprint of sorts

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#1369711
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (Released)
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Turns out I messed the audio up more, but it’s now fixed again. The same link should work as normal with an update file.

Here are those almost 8 minutes of unfinished scenes that I fixed up as best I could with some audio work and mild visual fixes. Some can’t be used and other definitly can be. Is a workprint cut with some of the scenes something that is desired?

Roger

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#1369485
Topic
Falling Into Darkness: The Making of Episode III (Released)
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I’ve found another featurette and now the running time is topping 2:51:41, and I’ve got to ask; is this release better done as a single feature, or as a chapter structre detailed earlier for ease of watching as I know many people can feel like almost 3 hours is a bit of a slog.

I’ve scrubbed through it again and cleaned up somethings and I’m assuming it’s ready for a final release and completion is nearing.

Did any of the previewers have feedback before I finalise this?

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#1368809
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

I’ve gotta be honest, I really don’t notice anything different with the newest version of the Shaak Ti scene…
It still seems like everybody’s voices are coming from the right channel.

I don’t know what the hell happened with the channel mapping, but I finally fixed everything. I’ve updated the original folder with the fixed audio track now, and I guarantee it’s fixed this time.

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#1368718
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v1 (Released!)
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I’ve gotten the DTS to sync up and am now uploading a 32gb copy of v1.1 to Mega. I’ll leave it on overnight and hope it’s done by the morning.

After this will be starting on the Puppet Yoda version and getting that all to fit in with the BR, which may be a pain to do but we’ll see.

EDIT: I just noticed a missing shot as the Trade Feds approach Naboo. Looks like I’ll be rendering out another copy…

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#1368437
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The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v1 (Released!)
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jzilli said:

Bobson Dugnutt said:

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise.

No, I believe the cinema DTS is different. I have it. I’ll PM you.

Is it synced to anyone’s own project or anything else for that matter? I can’t seem to get it to work with my project. I’m assuming it’s still synced to a 24fps timecode or something for that matter.

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#1368418
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v1 (Released!)
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Thanks for all the kind words about v1, the Palpatine office shot is my only annoyance with the project. I’ve experimented with adding 35mm grain to the BR so that it flows a little more smoothly, and so that the mild waxiness is toned down.

https://vimeo.com/446995177

With a v1.1, I’ll be putting it out in 5.1 using the track included with ZigZig’s LD, which I’m assuming it’s the Cinema DTS as I don’t have it otherwise. A larger bitrate would also be included, somewhere around 35gb or larger. Grain would also be added as mentioned to allow everything to mesh together.

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#1368166
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Workprint "Remastered" (Released!)
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benduwan said:

why you don´t use DrDre´s color correction tool?

I didn’t want it to match as it should have a unique (somewhat) colour timing. Plus, it’s very time consuming to match every shot up. I colour matched one shot and then adjusted it so the whole film looked a bit more uniform.

Also, this is now uploaded and can be accessed via PMs.

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#1367357
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Bobson's Theatrical Recontruction v1 (Released!)
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I’ve restarted work on this project armed with a few new sources and the newest Blu-Ray. I’ve also used the BR footage to fit the theatrical podrace, instead of dropping the bonus feature straight in. The only remaining footage is 2 short shots of the crowd and Watto. The new BR also includes hard-coded subtitles, which are close enough to my recreation for me to be happy with.

CHANGES

  • Used HDTV opening titles and crawl as the BR was recomposited
  • Replaced portions of the Jedi speed effect with the HDTV
  • Replaced the Trade Fedaration approaching Naboo as the shot was redone for the BR
  • Podrace has been restored to its theatrical edit, cutting a lot of the new footage done for the DVD
  • Air Taxi sequence added to the DVD has been cut, an extended shot of Qui-Gon, a new shot of Palpy’s office and another extended shot of Anakin and Jar Jar from the Laserdisc has been added
  • Human Senate Aides replaced with Laserdisc shot
  • Coruscant sunset replaced with HDTV shot
  • Naboo bridge removed with lasersics shot

I’ve rendered out a v1, with the CG Yoda as a test. I’ll upload it if there is is intrest for anyone.

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#1367053
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Workprint "Remastered" (Released!)
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Another Revenge of the Sith project, as this one tackles the leaked workprint. The file that has been floating around for years is the original 2.35:1 video squashed into 1.33:1 for ease of space in the mid 2000s. However, it’s just about unwatchable these days along with the poor contrast and washed out look, so in the same vein as my AOTC Centropy “Remastered”, I wanted to make the original file into something viewable in contempary times, but it’s no where near perfect HD quality, hense the “remastering”

I got the original file, which was in this 4:3 file

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So I stretched it back to 2.35

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And coloured it, using the blu-ray as a guide to where it should look, but not trying to match it completely

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The colour is obviously not accurate in anyway to the BR, but of course it will differ in some way.

I’ve also resized it into 720p, just so there isn’t any lost detail.

A few more screenshots

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I’ll be uploading this soon enough, for those who are interested, you will be able to PM me for it

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#1365798
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Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

I was wondering if you were able to fix those audio issues I mentioned? I really enjoyed the edit besides that.

The audio for the Shaak Ti scene was only in the right channel for some reason, which was carried over from the PAL DVD, so i just moved it to the centre instead. An updated version is avalible at the same link provided.

J0E said:

Send help…

My Spleen, it’s not there…

I need help finding it…

Please, I think I’m dying…

I’m not on the Spleen as it’s been shut for years, but if you wish to get the edit, please send me a PM.

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#1365113
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Bobson's Theatrical Reconstruction (Released)
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ChainsawAsh said:

Yep, I was just gonna ask that too. You can probably take it wholesale from Schorman’s older theatrical reconstruction and just mux it in, assuming frame counts are the same.

I haven’t got Schorman’s own recontruction or the Cinema DTS Track, but this is synced to the HDTV version so realistically you could sync it up pretty easily.

sade1212 said:

I knew about the clone voices, the roofs and the wipe, but what’s the Jedi Temple change? I can’t see anything different between HDTV and the 2020 Bluray.

It’s been re-rendered as the lighting is different or something to that effect. It’s unnoticable but none’s DIF tool picked it up and the Blu-Ray looks a lot lighter. Same with the lighting on Obi-Wan in some random shot

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/7KYKWNNX

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#1364778
Topic
Falling Into Darkness: The Making of Episode III (Released)
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I’ve now fixed any audio issues present throughout and it’s ready for viewing. PM me if you would like to see a preview and potentially provide feedback.

Preview file is 720p, 3000kbps and 3.60gb.

Final runtime is 2:46:11. I wouldn’t mind cutting some things if anyone sees anything worth dropping as it may be a tad long.

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#1363989
Topic
Reorganising Star Wars Fanedits
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Fated-Dualist said:

Yeah… when the mods see you posted it on FE in the ‘OT Renegades Voyeur thread’ - where the old clique congregate to take pot shots at this site - before posting it on here… this reads like a wind up.

I apologise to everyone as I shouldn’t of posted it over there first or at all, I wasn’t aware there was a feedback section over here and I should of looked more thourghly.

 

ooj has already been through the ‘Toys and Memorabilia’ forum and sorted that out - including a new Index for it. As he has done for the ‘SW Preservation’, ‘SW Fan Edits’ and ‘Fan Edits’ sections. He is due to start work on Preservations soon too (it looks like he already has).

Threads have already been relabelled as ‘Ideas’, ‘Info’, ‘Info Wanted’, ‘Help Wanted’, (unfinished projects) - with more added to ‘discussion /idea thread’ index or sections, ‘Help: looking for…’, or a mix of each depending on the thread content. Finished project threads have been left alone - so it is easier to distinguish what is a project - and what isn’t.

I have noticed this tagging of threads as of late, and I have to say its a step in the right direction, I’m a big supporter of this idea, as I mentioned in my post.

The Index threads seem to have been updated and added to - and even unfinished projects with useful information have been added to the ‘discssion / idea’ sections. ooj says they may be of interest and help others loooking into projects for the future, and record the efforts on here - even if they weren’t finished or released.

The ‘markdown’ posts which were all over the place on here have been removed (for the most part) - as have many double and triple posts.

Multiple request threads for ‘where are the Despecialized Edits?’ have been merged into a mega thread, along with ‘how-to and help’ questions - and are no longer prevalent through the forums here.

I know Harmy has tackled this sort of thing, other threads still share similar issues such as Smudger9, DonKamillo, Hal9000 and even this small thread about upscaling deleted scenes consists mostly of requests. I know there is still a lot of clean up that is done and it’s amazing that the mods clean up a lot of messy threads, but the amount of posts dedicated to requests to PM instead of PMing often strangles discussion.

Bobson, if you’re being genuine and not taking the piss, then I am truly sorry and deeply apologise. Though you may want to have a look around again at the things you have issues with. Posting that on FE, and then this on here… reads like you are taking the piss out of the mods on here. The timing of this, especially as ooj was apparantly the mod a few people now at FE had issues with (and still takes jibes & digs at) - and just so happens to be in the process of finishing up a re-organisation of the Fan Project forums… sucks. That’s not even taking into account you saying ‘this is something that I’ve had on my mind for a while now’…

I’m also deeply sorry if my post did not come across as genuine, my timing was awful and I regret that sincerely. I don’t have any problems with any mods and I don’t associate with any group that takes the piss out of them. I didn’t know that they were nearly at completion of a re-organisation and I look awful now for mentioning something they should do while doing it.

I’m not even sure why I bothered typing this up - it’ll likely lead to arguments, division and old wounds - sorry mods! (please delete this post if you wish)

Me neither, I don’t want to argue with anyone here either. I apologise for my tone as it came across as hyper critical

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#1363890
Topic
Reorganising Star Wars Fanedits
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This is something that I’ve had on my mind for a while so I thought I’d type it up. I think the Star Wars fanedits and preservations needs a bit of a clean up and reorganisation.

There’s a lot of threads in both categories, well over 1,000, as there are a lot of users, but it means everything is mixed in together. Ideas for edits, edits in the works, completed edits, inactive and unfinished edits and requests are all put together, meaning it can be a pain to navigate at times.

A lot of threads end up becoming simply request chains with everyone asking for the same thing over and over for years while the edit is in development and after its completion. It clogs things up and stops discussion. I’d propose that we make a separate section simply for requests and trying to minimise that kind of post as many people sign up just to request popular works such as Adywan, Harmy and Hal9000, even though there are detailed guides by now on how to get your hands on them. People often double up and makes posts in threads and threads of their own to ask for them with the ever popular Markdown default text as they don’t bother with a body text. Also I think it should be more common to ask through PMs as those posts really clog things up. This is the one thing that drives me up the wall more than anything as I open a thread looking for some legitmate discussion, and find a chain of requests.

I’d like to split the ideas/in the works edits from the completed edits, but I don’t know how viable that is. Beacuse I can rarely tell if an edit is done or not based on the title and first post. It often takes some digging for me to see if the edit is official done and released, or still needs some work done. There is often just a jumble of new TROS or TLJ edits and it’s hard to see what their status is if any as many edits have one post and then are subsequently abandoned/ I know there are index threads, but everything is still mixed in together. The new IDEAS tagging is pretty good as now I can telling something is just a conception and I feel this is a good step in the right direction.

I do caution against too many subcategories though, since there is no real search, people won’t know where things belong, so either we will get lots of duplicate posts, or else topics will just go dead as less eyes get into the various sub-forums.

Sorry for the garble, but I felt it should be said over here instead of FE where I had originally put it.

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#1363494
Topic
Revenge of the Sith - Bobson's Theatrical Reconstruction (Released)
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I mean it’s pretty useless, there aren’t that many changes are there? And you’re right.

Main source is the 2020 1080p Blu-Ray with patches of schorman13’s HDTV Pres. v2 as I generally prefer the look of the newest release.

CHANGES
00:00:00 - Prequel Era Fox and Lucasfilm cards inserted as 2020 removed the “News Corperation” and added the Sequel Era Lucas card
00:33:18 - Bottom half of Jedi temple has been revised, replaced with HDTV shot and wipe
00:38:05 - Coruscant sun, more intense, now dulled slightly
00:48:28 - Kashyyyk roofs revised with moss, replaced with HDTV shot
00:53:12 - Coruscant sky is brighter in 2020, now dulled slightly
00:59:30 - Clone voices removed when they enter and attack the droid forces on Utapau, was a 2011 change thats been reverted with the HDTV audio
01:23:01 - Another Kashyyyk building roof color change
01:35:33 - Mustafar screen revised to be brighter, replaced with partial HDTV shot
01:40.26 - Brightened sqaure power window over Obi-Wan has been removed with HDTV shot
02:02:19 - Theatrical wipe restored, I mean it was restored on the 2011 BR, but it’s still of note

Thanks to none for his work on the DIF 2004 v 2011 and 2004 v 2020 of all six films which helped find some new changed that otherwise wouldn’t of been found.

poster

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#1362394
Topic
Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p) (* unfinished project / WIP *)
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G&G-Fan said:

Wow, this sounds incredibly ambitious and I am looking forward to it, especially the ROTS scene of Yoda communicating with Qui-Gon and the ROTJ scene with Darth Vader in his meditation chamber trying to reach Luke. I’ve never seen anyone try to restore these scenes. Would it be possible to get a preview of them?

ROTS is done as you can read further here

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Revenge-of-the-Sith-Expanded-Edition/id/73948

And ROTJ would be a long way off, not sure what film I’d tackle next though, but ROTJ is ambitious