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#1379041
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LEs7My_LAI0pAcPnr0-aqJMUlb23CM-9/view

Comparison between original edit and slowed down edit.

The wide shot of Theed from a far will need to be redone though as the time stretches fudges my mask keyframes and precomposing it causes the effect to become see through for some reason even though opacity is to 100%. Idk why so im just going to redo it, its a short scene anyways.

Way better. Good effort 😃

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#1378562
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

adywan said:
Just checked out your trailer. Very nice work there.

Hey, thankyou very much for your time and input! The project files are at 23.976, i just render the trailers at 24fps. Great to know about slowing down the clips. I worried i would get jumpy elements slowing them down, especially since when i use rotobrush it wants the framerates matching. Frame blending i didn’t think would solve any jumpiness. Also good to know about the elements timing vs physics and scale. I definitely see the difference in the clip you provided (which, thank you for. Especially with how busy you are) and will have to look into that plugin and try it out. Ill apply the percentages you provided and definitely get those fixed then. Once again, i greatly appreciate the input. Still feel very noobish but really want these to be the best they can and cant express enough the gratitude for the advice or critiques to get these there.

Always great to see someone with real evident expertise can and is giving advices like that. Thank you adywan. Best feedback possible for this great project.

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#1378050
Topic
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) in 4K (Released)
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Tackel said:

RogueLeader said:

Wow, this is pretty interesting! What was your process for upscaling the cartoon?

I used a new program that came out this year called Video Enhance AI. It’s based off of the Gigapixel AI upscaler, only for video. It’s worked like a charm, and even has given some great stills from the Holiday Special beleive it or not.

Took it a while to do both Volumes, since its basically two movies, but it worked out great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj6C4UxDg3s Their showcase video looks like smoke and mirror BS, but it actually works like that.

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#1377530
Topic
Idea: Luke as an impostor clone in The Last Jedi
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ExpandedUniverses said:

If you don’t like this idea, why waste your time commenting and telling me that my ideas are dumb? It’s not like this edit’s ever going to be made anyway——and even if it was created someday, you could just not watch it.

Mate, you should stop taken other opinions as personal critiscm/playing down your ideas. He just stated what he thinks of it. A thread is for discussion. Have a look at HAl´ s thread for episode IX.

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#1377158
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
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I assume the intention by szopman is, as it was mine, to feed you with feedback, so you can grow on this, if you’re in to editing on the long run and become better. To see things that work or didn’t work narrative-wise as well as technical.
You’ve said in your opening post that your just beginning and at least for me, that was taken in consideration before applying feedback to you.

Your new project idea for episode viii sounds promising and fresh, so I encourage you to do it. Think about using another video software. use audacity for audio edits, if the software isn’t sufficiently enough.

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#1376016
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

SparkySywer said:

Skybatman said:

Where you will launch these edits ?

Theaters near you!

Lol I wish!! Im not sure yet where ill release the movies tho haha Open to options from those with experience though

If your internet connection is sufficient enough, my recommendation would be „resilio sync“. It is working like torrent sharing with the exception that people do need an key, which is generated by resilio if you share the folder. Popular other options would be mega or google drive.

Good to know. I see some people post on vimeo or something but not familiar with it. For now i just use Google drive but i’ve heard they have download limits

With Vimeo I’m not familiar either, but I think it is no worthy option due to compression of the files and loss of quality. Google drive does have download limits yes, mega sync would be my second recommendation. Resilio sync is widely used over at the forum of team negative 1 - thestarwarstrilogy (4k77-83) and it is working great, people do share files long after they’ve been uploaded, especially star wars related files. It would be an appropriate place your great work.

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#1375973
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
Time

TheAlaskanSandman said:

SparkySywer said:

Skybatman said:

Where you will launch these edits ?

Theaters near you!

Lol I wish!! Im not sure yet where ill release the movies tho haha Open to options from those with experience though

If your internet connection is sufficient enough, my recommendation would be „resilio sync“. It is working like torrent sharing with the exception that people do need an key, which is generated by resilio if you share the folder. Popular other options would be mega or google drive.

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#1375720
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
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ExpandedUniverses said:

Like the previous films, the scenes you’ve mention don’t exist. Ventress doesn’t appear at all between “Witches of the Mist” and “Massacre”, and her appearances prior to that are all still serving Dooku so there’s not really anything I could add in between those episodes. There’s also no scene of Ventress boarding the transport.
I think it can just be assumed based off of dialogue that Ventress has been gone for a while, and also the fade-to-black transition that Ventress left Dathomir to find a transport.

Of course it can be assumed, there is nothing wrong with that. It just felt kinda odd, for me personally. Since there is no source material to change this, this is way.

Well, his scheme is forcing his apprentice to betray his loyal assassin. I think that both Ventress and Dooku would view that as an evil scheme. And Dooku wouldn’t have betrayed Ventress without Palpatine’s orders, so Palpatine really did cause this whole series of events.
Anyway, I’m not planning on changing the crawls anymore —- I have to rewrite the whole thing, record it in the crawl creator, crop the crawl video to proper aspect ratio, then remake the whole film in iMovie —- which would be a lot of trouble over one phrase. And that’s not even mentioning the hours of rendering, checking the audio synchronization, uploading to the folder, and finally writing out a post to let everyone know about the changes.

So we just have a different opinion of an scheme. We agree to disagree.

Technical criticism: you’ve to work on your audio transitions, there are to hard. Is there any chance you can do such things in iMovie?

  • 0:22:55/56; 0:44:10; 1:05:04; 1:26:23

Did you watch the updated version? The transitions should be fine in that one, especially since I remade it solely for the purpose of fixing the transitions lol 😂

I’m pretty sure I watched the updated versions so far, cause I downloaded them this morning.

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#1375633
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
Time

This morning I had time to watch episode III. The amount of story you’ve chosen is sufficient and connects with the scenes, though this whole arc is relatively straight forward.
Story wise two things occurred to me:

  • the time ventress returns to dathomir and tells mother she needed time before returning - it is kind of odd because the plot is fast paced and we’ve no sense how long she has been gone, so leaving and the second return happens right after each other. My suggestion would be to fill in something, is there any footage usable?
  • at 1:26:22 ventress is leaving dathomir after mother told her, she have to follow her own path now, ventress is kind of left desperate in the Woods (wide shot from above). But 1:26:23 she suddenly travels to a new planet with a ship. Is there any footage of her acquiring this ship?

In retrospective I feel the last paragraph of the crawl should be changed. Yes, Palps orders Dokuu to kill ventress, but is it really a „evil scheme“? In my opinion it bloats the role of palpatine in this, even though he just orders a kill once without any further deep planing.

Technical criticism: you’ve to work on your audio transitions, there are to hard. Is there any chance you can do such things in iMovie?

  • 0:22:55/56; 0:44:10; 1:05:04; 1:26:23
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#1375561
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
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szopman said:

ExpandedUniverses said:

szopman said:

Any chances of uploading it on vimeo? 😀

Sorry, probably not. I don’t have a Vimeo account, but I’ve seen they have a history of taking down fanedits from their website. I don’t want to risk any copyright trouble with these fanedits, so I’m just sharing them discreetly via private messages on here.
Are the MEGA links not working for you?

Yeah, for some reason its not working 😔

Do you know resilio? If ExpandedUniverses grant me permission, I would share it with you.

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#1375435
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
Time

ExpandedUniverses said:

Also, I wanted to ask if you enjoyed CORRUPTION ON MANDALORE? You gave a pretty good review of PATH OF THE PADAWAN, so I just wanted to see if you felt the same way about this installment.

It was worthwhile to watch, the story seemed fluent except at one point if I remember correctly: doesn’t have the timestamp at hand but as we hover over the Jedi temple and than cut to padme, ashoka and anakin walking. Is it inside of the Jedi temple? The cut doesn’t feel like it is the case.
It would have been nice to see some training of the clones („bad batch“), but this would have been something for the first episode.

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#1375099
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
Time

As before i´ll mention technical aspects of your edit, since content wise it is and should be your own thing.

Your additions and corrections for episode I are working so far.

Episode II - Corruption of Mandalore

  • Crawl --> maybe without the exclamation mark. SW never used this kind of thing, but if you want to keep it, just do so

  • Transitions:
    –> 0:22:49 - too abrupt
    –> 1:04:30 - perhaps use an audio fade out/fade in to the next scene
    –> 1:46:25 - hard abrupt cut
    –> 1:48:12, 1:48:12 - same here
    –> 1:49:18 - use a audio fade out or fade in
    –> 1:50:47, 1:53:44, 1:57:14, 1:57:54 - same here