I’ve synced them to the latest version with the removed holochess bit. I’ve sent the PM.
I downloaded the video and I see the improvements you made! There was a “off” masking of Rey previously, but now it’s a lot smoother. Nice work!
I also took your feedback and made her a bit sharper at the end. Thanks!
Thanks everyone for the kind words! I’m as amateur as it gets but I’m inspired by the fantastic work being done here, I’m glad I could add to it.
Also, Hal, I’ve updated the spanish subtitles with fixes to some typos and also synced to V5. I see you’ve already added them but you can update them if you’d like.
Thanks! It was your comment that made want to check that scene.
I’m done with what I think would be the final version. Added motion tracking, altered the masks some more, plus a buch of other tweaks.
I exceeded the upload limit on Vimeo so I can’t show a preview.
But I guess I’ll just share the download for the clip here for anybody who wants it 😃
I’ll give it one more look tomorrow and post a download link.
The background is already blurry, I just added a bit more to better match Rey’s. Here’s a frame comparison:
And here’s a new version with a more cleaned up mask:
I did cut out a few frames at the end from Rey’s footage, but I think only having Rey’s hovering head in the back would be awkward, I like the way the shot frames all three characters (Finn, Rey & BB-8) before Han say’s “fugitives, huh?”.
At the beginning of the shot the attention is on Finn, who’s in focus in the center of the frame, then as Rey walks in the background she slowly pulls the attention, and before she comes into focus we cut to Han. Han’s actually looking up at Rey when he says “fugitives, huh?”, which is why I felt the edit made it feel like she teleports into place. With this version we’re also looking up at Rey at that moment so it feels natural.
I added a bit of blur to the background to make her blend better since she’s very blurry.
Yeah it feels pretty natural. I’d like to give it another pass though or it will bug me forever, but I’m glad you’re liking it!
I think you can get away with it since it’s pretty blurry and it goes by pretty fast.
I did a full frame by frame masking, might need another pass. Also removed blue hue from the hologram on Rey & extended door frame behind the pipes so it looks like she comes out of it.
Let me know what you guys think:
If only there was anything in the film that implied Lando was looking for his long lost daughter, that scene would have a clearer subtext.
I’ll give it a shot
How about adding Rey walking in so that she doesn’t suddenly appear in the next shot?
Would it be possible to show both sabers fizzle and fade as they destroy Palapatine? Just in the final moments of the “All the Jedi” bit, then fade out completely on that final shot where Palpatine and the Sith Throne blow up? It would work great as the final payoff to the added crackly saber and RogueLeader’s idea to make it even more unstable (in the literal sense of dealing with malfunctioning sabers, having them finally “give out”). And it would show that both sabers have broken down and “finished their journey”. Would make the ending scene make much more sense.
I’ve finished all the Tarkin shots using the sources I listed before. Here’s a compilation of all the clips:
derpfakes’ work is good but unfortunately the framerate on his deepfakes is off and it skips every other frame, so I used a combination of Jarkan and derpfakes for a shot on the first Tarkin scene. I originally tried using derpfakes’ Leia shot but like I mentioned it skipped frames, so I used Shamook’s and added a subtle fade to remove that flicker on the face (I actually did a bunch of small edits and fades on a few Tarkin shots too).
EDIT: I should also mention I gave the mask on Shamook’s deepfakes a slight bit of opacity, which let some color bleed through and helped with blending them with the other sources.
Shamook’s footage is of much higher quality but I matched the rest as best as I could. The only shot I didn’t find a deepfake for is when Tarkin arives on Scarif and says “Lord Vader will handle the fleet…”, but I still masked over his face on that clip and edited it slightly to match the rest of the footage (slightly smoothed, changed the color a bit). It’s a medium shot so it doesn’t look that bad.
If anyone wants the link of the full quality clips they can PM me, I’ve sent them to a few people who’ve asked.
Hey Hal it seems you’ve mistakingly updated the original post with the description from Labyrinth of Evil instead of Cloak of Deception.
Even if it’s subtle, it would work great to tie things together if they match visually.
Well that particular scene is already very blue, maybe just using the grey Exegol LUT at a certain percent could mimic the way it looks on Ascendant?
Hi, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks trying to implement the deepfakes into the original film on my spare time, Shamook’s work actually fits pretty great! I encountered no issue with the framerate, the bigger issue however is that the video doesn’t include every shot from Tarkin in the movie. I’ve used other deepfakes for the missing shots but the quality is not as good as Shamook’s.
Here’s a preview of all the work I’ve done so far:
For the first Tarkin scene I used a couple of shot’s from derpfakes video here:
For the scene on Jedah I used one shot from Jarkan’s video here:
and three shots from birbfakes video here:
For the second Tarkin shot I used a lot of trickery (spent two days on it) to overlay a frame from the third shot made by Shamook, so that both shots matched. I also altered the colors on the Jarkan and birbfakes footage to match the surrounding Shamook shots, and made Tarkin’s eyes more blue to match Shamook’s aswell.
Personally I think it looks way better. The CGI has aged very poorly, even back in 2016 many found it bad. The deepfakes are way more lively and they actually look and feel like Peter Cushing/Carrie Fisher.
It’s a bummer that there’s been no response from Shamook so far, it would be great if we could get those missing shots from him so that the quality could be completely consistent. But I do believe what’s available is enough, and far better than the original CGI.
Exegol already seems to be caught in a constant thunderstorm until Palpatine is vanquished, if someone could make a convincing edit of rain pouring down as Kylo first enters the Sith Citadel the connection would be settled. Otherwise it still works since there’s still a storm in the background and as Kylo enters the planet.
Another thing, maybe you could hide the face of the random dude Kylo impales in the vision, and mute his voice. That way, because of the shape of his helmet, he could pass off as a memeber of the Alazmec cultists on Mustafar. The overhead shot in the vision with Kylo surrounded by dead people is very similar to the shot on Mustafar after the battle is over. Also on that same shot, for a brief moment after a lightning strike, you can see the silhouette of a building far in the background that was never explained (or maybe it’s supposed to be Luke’s Temple, it’s not clear), that could be replaced with a silhouette of the Sith Citadel. Then it could be rationalized as the vision taking place in the middle of the storm with the Citadel in the background, while in TRoS we’re at the Citadel with the thunderstorm in the background.
The vision could now be interpreted as an amalgamation of Kylo searching for and finding Exegol, reuniting with the Knights of Ren, and hunting after Rey. Paired with Palpatine saying “it is unavoidable… it is your destiny”.
Yes, I mean, we never get more context on that bit of the vision, so why not make it look like Exegol. Specially since that’s where you already added the Palpatine lines, and we see the KoR, who don’t become relevant until TRoS. We never see heavy rain on Exegol but otherwise it looks similar.
How about adding a snippet of the Knights of Ren motif from TRoS when they appear on Rey’s vision?
Color correct that bit to make it look the way Exegol looks on TRoS Ascendant?
I much prefer your version jonh. It’s much more subtle and seamless like sade1212 said. Judging from this teaser it looks like a cool fan project, but not something that would fit inside the movie, much like SC 38 Reimagined.
Kylos saber is like that to signify the rage inside of him.
Kylo’s saber was supposed to mirror his unstable nature, being torn between the light & dark sides. Rey struggles with a similar inner conflict in TRoS, so it makes sense for her blade to mirror this aswell. It also plays into the connection between Rey and Kylo, it foreshadows Ben taking on the saber, it fits with the damage inflicted in TLJ. It’s honestly mind-boggling they didn’t think to do it in the original cut.