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#1454095
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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To me I find it harder to believe a shuttle could be found in immaculate condition with those huge wings and fin. I can headcannon that Vader’s personal TIE could’ve been stored in a more secure location which allowed it to survive the explosion (it’s still hard to suspend my disbelief on this but it’s better than nothing).

Also we see Kylo fly on TIEs a bunch in this movie, we see him go through two (now distinct!) TIEs, so it makes more sense to have Ben’s journey to Exegol be on a third and final TIE + the nostalgic imagery of Vader’s TIE right next to Luke’s X-wing feels more like the kind of thing they would’ve done for real for this particular movie.

I guess you could say it TIEs everything togehter… sorry.

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#1453630
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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sherlockpotter said:

Burbin said:

I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

On the other hand, Kylo was the only person who even went to Exegol (as far as we know), so all any of them would know is what Kylo told them. Why would Kylo, in his official report, say that Palps had “conjured” Star Destroyers if he hadn’t? I’ve always interpreted as Pryde being literal (not to mention, it’s the closest thing the original film offered to an explanation for the Sith Fleet’s existence).

Personally, I’m not super concerned about this either way. If Pryde/the script wants to say that the Sith Fleet was conjured…fine, whatever. It’s not the stupidest thing in the film by a long shot. But if Ascendant does want to downplay that whole aspect…like Chase said, it would probably be more in line with that goal to trim the line.

Like I said, Pryde only uses the word “conjured” as a retort to the other officer’s statement, if he had said “summoners and soothsayers” Pryde would’ve replied “they’ve summoned legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think there’s any implication Pryde is explaining the origins of the fleet. And there’s no talk of Kylo filing a report on his visit to Exegol, much less mentioning the word “conjured”, so that’s a leap in logic. All we can surmise from this scene is that Kylo told them about the fleet.

At any rate the official explanation isn’t that the fleet was “conjured up”, but rather simply built in secret, which IS the explanation the original film/script gives, earlier on Poe’s briefing: “His followers have been building something for years, the largest fleet the galaxy’s ever known”. This comes from the intel sent by Hux, so we can assume that’s what Kylo told them.

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#1453336
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

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#1453237
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Peonthegrate said:

I like the idea of the captain Hux, but it sounds tacked on for me with headphones at least. Maybe the captain part is too loud? Or some of the background noise could be amped up some potentially.

I agree, I think the music and ambience fade too quickly right before “Captain” and fade out completely right after “Hux”, making it seem almost like a comedic edit. Comparing to the original where the music fades out through the line.

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#1451920
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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He shared all the finished shots back in January

jonh said:

Hello! These are the shots in which it has been possible for me to change Luke’s hair, there are other shots in which it is impossible: a thousand generations … it is impossible, for me at least.
I have also lost two kilos of weight to Luke

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wxCRU-kV6rx8nPENzKqWPD3lBv0a2c4F/view?usp=sharing

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#1451794
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [FOUR episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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A few thoughts on the latest version of Malevolence:

  • On the opening text, is there any reason to specify that six medical stations have been destroyed in the Naboo sector? It would be more straightforward to simply state that “several have recently been destroyed”, since I don’t see the specific number becoming relevant in the episode. Also, to not use the term “destroy” twice in a row, on the previous paragraph perhaps you could change it to - “he has been targeting medical stations, killing thousands of wounded clones”.

  • That one clone trooper recognizing Ahsoka did feel odd, it could be rationalized that they know her because she’s close to Plo Koon, but still it feels odd that a clone trooper would recognize her this early on in the series, where this is presumably her first proper mission in the Clone Wars.

  • It also stuck out to me that Plo Koon and Ahsoka quickly move from their fighters to the bridge of the star destroyer, only to move back to the hangar at the end. Though I don’t see a way to avoid that and it’s not really a big deal.

Overall great job once again tightening this set of episodes, this works really well as a continuation of you episode 1, cementing the Anakin/Ahsoka dynamic before moving to other aspects of the series.

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#1448257
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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CaptainFaraday said:

Here it is without the lightsaber.

That’s really really good! I think the line sounding faintly altered for a split second to those with a sharp ear is a lot less distracting than an out of place sound effect. I doubt a regular audience would pick up on anything among the humming of sabers and lightning blasts. You really have to be looking out for it to notice anything, it’s still hard for me to hear it even playing it back over and over.

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#1447847
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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sherlockpotter said:

Hmmm…honestly, I think I prefer it without the sound. Just like how the music drops out at that point, I think the line has more weight when there’s nothing to distract from it.

I agree, the sound effect really seems to contest for attention over the climactic line, and at that point in the scene it feels odd to hear the sabre ignite and not see it. Like, if it was intended to be there originally, it would’ve been a medium shot that shows Rey igniting the sabre. Instead it’s a closeup of Rey’s face because we’re only supposed to focus on what she’s saying.

Personally I really liked the mockup some pages back that places the ignition sound as Rey swings the saber, that seemed to fit a lot more naturally to the scene, and it actually gives more punch to that moment instead of clashing with it.

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#1447475
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I think that works pretty well. That bit always felt awkward, the way Leia says “no” just feels like “I wish I could explain myself but they didn’t have the footage”, and then Rey’s response “it’s what you would do, if you were sill with us”, which doesn’t even make sense since Leia never went on adventurous quests. With this edit we still get Leia’s look of concern without the awkwardness.

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#1447236
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [FOUR episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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For the opening of Dark Force Rising I think showing the title after the shot of Anakin (option 2) fits best, maybe you could have the title music fade in as we zoom in on Anakin to make it blend more(?).

Man, what a big upgrade V2.0 of The New Padawan is! The way you further streamlined the episode makes it flow so much better. With the content you had to work with it’s amazing just how great it works, a most impressive salvaging work.

I really like opening on the space conflict above the planet before going down to the surface, I think it works great and feels more like proper Star Wars than awkwardly opening on some speeder bikes treking across a random city. I totally agree on the ‘show not tell’ principle, and on that note, I like the opening texts on principle as a way to give context to the episodes (and change it when needed), but I think some bits often feel redundant. In this case I don’t think is necessary to say that comunications have been cut off - the first line of dialogue in the episode is a droid saying they’re jamming their comunications, and we later hear from Yularen that they’re unable to reach them. So I think we get enough context from the episode itself.

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#1446229
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Hal’s Rogue One edit (a half-assed version of DigMod’s) (Released)
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I just checked it out and it looks like the issues have been fixed! The new colors are now consistent - there’s no seam when the clips kick in. I’m so happy to see my Shamook’s work finally realized and implemented, last time the wind on my sails was cut short since just as I was ‘done’ Shamook shared the source quality files and I realized I would have to do the whole thing again. But I’m happy we could get such a high quality source that really feels seamless across the board. Everything just worked out great, and I’m really happy it’s all done.

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#1445963
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [FOUR episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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I checked out v2.0 of Dark Force Rising. Trimming the Obi-Wan/Anakin bickering is a big improvement, and the removal of the clones on Yavin is totally seamless & makes things move along quicker.

I do miss the opening Yoda narration, and the beautiful animation that accompanies it, showing all the different Jedi Knights battling accross the galaxy, it serves as the perfect introduction to the titular Clone Wars. Without it the show starts on a boring shot of Palpatine’s office… it’s a major downgrade in my opinion. In this case I’d prefer higher quality over consistency, keeping the original intro instead of the blue text, the episode is very different in style and tone so it stands on it’s own anyway. The episode also ends with Yoda narration so it makes more sense to begin that way too.

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#1445123
Topic
Hal’s Rogue One edit (a half-assed version of DigMod’s) (Released)
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Hey Hal, I was able to download the new version. and I was dismayed to find that once again there’s a turn to a slightly more green tint when my clips kick in. All this time I thought something was going wrong during the render so again I tried out different output settings to no avail…

Well I think I figured out what’s going on. I thought to compare the newest version of your edit to the one I use as the base for my clips (V2) on a section that’s not part of my clips, and lo and behold:

That’s a screencap from V2 on the left, and the same shot from V4 on the right. As it turns out this is the source of difference in color. Don’t know if you made any conscious changes but something altered the colors from V2 to V3/4, which causes my clips to stand out. V3/4 is more red overall while V2 is more green, I don’t know which are the original colors (looking at screencaps and Shamook’s clips it might be the more greenish tone) but whichever the case, jumping from one to the other is noticeable.

I could produce a version of the deepfake clips that match your new colors if you’d like, I’d just need the clips of the Tarkin scenes.

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#1444789
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Hal’s Rogue One edit (a half-assed version of DigMod’s) (Released)
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I look forward to it! I was never 100% satisfied with the non-shamook sources I used but it was a compromise to make it work. This new version brings every shot to the same quality, and it even improves the quality across the board. I’m so glad Shamook actually came in with the original sources.

Also, whenever you get around to updating it, it’d be a good oportunity to remove the excised line “We find Saw. We find your father” that was left in the subtitles.