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#1460236
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The Clone Wars: Refocused [up to s01e05 upgraded to v2.0]
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I think that works really well, very clever merge! The only thing that feels off to me is the transition to Anakin, mainly because we hear his voice clearly while he’s a hologram, it should have some distortion at the beggining of the line before cutting to him on his ship, I think.

Other than that it’s great, hopefully it will help make this feel like one congruent story, can’t wait to see how it all comes together. I just checked out your previous version with Supply Lines before you take it down, and the scenes with Master Di there did feel a bit removed from the rest of the action. Seems like Liberty on Ryloth will make for a much better pairing.

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#1460100
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

That’s how Ascendant handles it already.

Actually I believe amobex merged “you are a Palpatine” and “you’re his grandaughter” into “you are his grandaughter”. It’s a small difference but I think it sounds pretty good and actually adds back a bit more punch since “you are a Palpatine” was originally the big reveal.

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#1458637
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Not to mention Palpatine tricking Rey and Kylo into having them both come before him would just be a total rethread of TLJ. That might’ve also been a reason it was changed, though it’s not like this movie is afraid of rethreading old ground.

To be fair at least that made Palpatine’s retconned connection to both Rey and Kylo more sensible, if he had been secretly cultivating this dyad for years as his ultimate goal. Tough I prefer the idea that the dyad is something new that has formed between them sometime during or after TLJ, as implied by the change to Kylo’s line, and with that change it makes more sense that Palpatine wouldn’t know of it.

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#1456304
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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NeverarGreat said:

Burbin said:

NeverarGreat said:

I think the Biomes shot might work as-is, since the prior shot is of a very pink/red planet from space, and the forest and lava fields at the end of the shot trend a bit more yellow which transitions into the flyover.

I think even the planet has a bit more orange than the castle shot though, and even then I think it’s more important that the footage of the surface blends together, in that closeup of Kylo’s face you get a good look at the clouds above and they’re a mix of pink and yellow/orange, while on the castle shot they’re a more pale white and pink.

You may be right - the Biomes shot has now been adjusted accordingly to be slightly less pink.

Thanks for humoring my comments, the stuff you and Poppa have done with the new shots is nothing short of amazing. Same with Faraday & Sherlock’s work on the edited lines, fantastic work!

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#1456255
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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NeverarGreat said:

I think the Biomes shot might work as-is, since the prior shot is of a very pink/red planet from space, and the forest and lava fields at the end of the shot trend a bit more yellow which transitions into the flyover.

I think even the planet has a bit more orange than the castle shot though, and even then I think it’s more important that the footage of the surface blends together, in that closeup of Kylo’s face you get a good look at the clouds above and they’re a mix of pink and yellow/orange, while on the castle shot they’re a more pale white and pink.

Icecream2448 said:

I need to hear a direct comparison.

This one:

CaptainFaraday said:

Here it is.

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#1456210
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Looking at the added shots next to the Kylo footage I think the castle shot needs to be a bit more yellow/orange (compare the clouds on the Kylo close-up shot), while the TIE flyover shot is too yellow/orange and should have a bit more red/pink (compare to the forest wide shot).


sherlockpotter said:

https://streamable.com/gcxs7c

I don’t have the ear to comment on the technical side of things, but personally I think the version CaptainFaraday shared had a stronger delivery of the line, I feel like it made the line sound less breathy and gave it better emphasis.

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#1455727
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Yeah the motion of the TIEs seems like what’s best for the footage, if only it could be reversed without the smoke looking funky then it would work perfectly. Perhaps the documentary footage could help by breaking up the three shots? Alternatively (or furthermore), could the forest flyover be reversed so that that’s the one with the TIEs approaching the camera? The smoke there is much more static.

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#1455711
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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sherlockpotter said:

@Burbin, what does the back of the castle look like? Has it ever been shown?

It is shown from the back when Krennic lands on Rogue One, though it’s not shown entirely. Taking another look at MR’s shot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1urTlsaMGV7rcHt9I6HVLNyOqUQOZQfv0/view?usp=sharing
I agree it’s obscured enough that it could pass as the back of the castle.

I also hope Krennic’s shuttle can be removed, it’s a very distinct ship so it really does stand out.

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#1455690
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Burbin said:

If the forest is now meant to be behind Fortress Vader, doesn’t that mess continuity with the shot MR did that adds the castle behind Kylo as he picks up the Wayfinder?

I would think that would be perfect continuity, no? They’re going deeper and deeper into the forest to get the Wayfinder, and when he gets it you can see the castle behind him in the distance.

The front of the castle faces the edge of a large cliff. In MR’s shot you see the front of the castle towering in the distance so the forest would be somewhere below the cliff. Nev’s shot would place the forest behind the castle instead, from that perspective the back of the castle would be visible, not the front.

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#1455197
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I had been keeping up with MR’s updates on Youtube and it’s really unfortunate we might not get his shot of the sabers fizzling out on Exegol, it looked really good and I thought it was an ingenious idea. It really helped highlight the “end of the journey” aspect of the film, and gave the burial ending scene a much better context.

I thought it was a perfect fit for this edit since having both sabers “die” at the end feels like a natural conclusion to both the Skywalker saber being crackly and damaged, and to Rey picking Leia’s saber and finishing it’s journey.

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#1455139
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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CaptainFaraday said:

Also, thanks, Burbin!

Thank you for all the stuff you’ve done!

And good luck with the crackling saber RogueLeader, thank you for attempting to tackle one of the most elusive changes. That was the one thing that made V1 feel incomplete to me back when it was released, and it’s unfortunate to see how tough it’s been to put together.

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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
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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
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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