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#1449885
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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smudger9 said:
The total write-off of the Razorcrest was an absolute pain. Including the repair trip to Nevarro completely derailed the story so it had to go. I then had to balance how damaged the Razorcrest got on arriving on Trask with the believability that a single Mon Cala could fully repair it. I thought a totally sea-logged ship was too much damage so I cut it. As for seeing the dripping crest in the background - I cut as much as I could and, again, if you hadn’t seen the full episode you probably wouldn’t realise that it was the Razorcrest in the background.

I certainly believe you 😃 And you made a good point regarding a viewer who never watched it and we watching it with more attention to detail. So it´s a fair change/compromise you´ve made.

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#1449669
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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smudger9 said:

CMMAP said:

So i´ve watched it today and have to say it´s near perfect execution, storywise and technically. Every choice smudger9 made, from my perspective, was right to tell the story of Din and Grogu to find the (a) jedi. Even if that meant, Ahsokas fight on corvus to liberate the village had to be cut. It doesn´t add anything to the story of grogu.
I loved the IMAX conversion idea when they´re fighting the krayt dragon, very neat!😃

Some suspension of disbelief is needed after Din landed the razor crest on Trask (water splashing of it and algaes.

What i couldn´t identify which luke skywalker deepfake you used, smudger9? It´s certainly not the original but looks a little bit different to the one from shamook?

Do you intend to release a bluray version of episode 2?

Thanks for the review. The Luke Skywalker footage is actually the original footage. I tried the deep fakes but couldnt get the quality to match up, making them inferior.

The Blu-ray version and cover art will follow this weekend.

Oh well, nevertheless it looks kind of different (the original luke). Sad to hear it didn´t match up but ok. In the future i might upscale the two episodes for myself and than i´ll look into integrating shamooks luke (even than it might be impossible).
But as said, great work really. It was a great star wars story to watch:)

Hooray for the bluray^^

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#1449626
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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So i´ve watched it today and have to say it´s near perfect execution, storywise and technically. Every choice smudger9 made, from my perspective, was right to tell the story of Din and Grogu to find the (a) jedi. Even if that meant, Ahsokas fight on corvus to liberate the village had to be cut. It doesn´t add anything to the story of grogu.
I loved the IMAX conversion idea when they´re fighting the krayt dragon, very neat!😃

Some suspension of disbelief is needed after Din landed the razor crest on Trask (water splashing of it and algaes.

What i couldn´t identify which luke skywalker deepfake you used, smudger9? It´s certainly not the original but looks a little bit different to the one from shamook?

Do you intend to release a bluray version of episode 2?

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#1448826
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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EddieDean said:

A REQUEST

This is a long way off, but now that I’m planning on incorporating Revenge of the Sith into my show, I’d better review some edited versions. So, if you guys have any recommendations for preferred edits, I’d like to hear them. I’ll gladly chop and change between versions, if necessary. Bear in mind, my priorities will be:

  • Adhering to franchise canon as closely as possible (rather than bending to match the OT or PT specifically, for example)
  • Compelling narratives (like Hal’s reordering of the events which lead to Anakin’s fall) which bend the plot without breaking it
  • Characterisation in line with TCW as much as the PT
  • A narrative which fits with TCW and the wider franchise, rather than anything too radical
  • Attractive additions and cuts which enhance the enjoyment of the story
  • 1080p+ video quality, including incorporated deleted scenes

Happy to review supercuts of ROTS/SOM too, if they’re more than just the two official release versions intercut chronologically.

Thanks in advance!

i´m a little confused: Will you incorporate actual visuals from ROTS into your quality cut?
I would be against that…

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#1447217
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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EddieDean said:

Noted, thanks djonesed and CMMAP. I’ll think further on these. What a tricky episode!

vranir said:

  • Instead of opening with Republic ships taking fire, open with the speeder bikes. Your opening crawl already said that the Republic fleet had been forced to retreat to a medical station. If you want an establishing shot, maybe use one that only shows the Separatist ships in orbit?

This point raises some thoughts that are worth discussion.

Obviously a common rule of storytelling is ‘show, don’t tell’, and it’s one that Star Wars famously breaks with its opening crawls. In my edit, for reasons I’ve gone into extensively elsewhere, I need to rely on opening text for a lot of reasons, so I also have to break that rule - at least in a way that this franchise uniquely permits.

…But do we think that was unnecessary? …but do you think this was redundant? Showing the blockade above the planet would certainly follow naturally (if that footage exists), but would it be an improvement on showing the retreat so we can “feel” it more than just being told it happened?

I’m also interested in thoughts on the general case, here.

I can see your point about the establishing shot and agree with your intention (even if i like a opening shot with the speeder bikes) and i do think showing the retreat rather than only telling us is vital.

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#1447212
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
Time

I watched your v2.0 of The New Padawan:
I liked the reworked episode very much with the exception:

  • After “the seperatist army is retreating…” we see the seperatist army is moving forward, seeing incoming reinforcements and just like that the battle is over in a glimpse of a moment. I find that very aprupt, is there any battle footage you can include there again?
  • technical wise the voices seem to be quieter than before? Is the center channel a seperate one? If so raise it
  • the transition between the music at the end of the episode and the credit music sounds off. They don´t fit together to make a smooth transition. Perhaps try a harder cut?

As far as the suggestions from “vranir” go:

  • i share the first two
  • about the 3rd and 5th i´m not so sure
    Personally i like the little nick nag between ventress and obi-wan, we get the sense they´ve met before
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#1446647
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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nlpearce said:

Dark Force Rising was EPIC!!! Two little things that bugged me though (I’m just being nitpicky):

  1. The maximum quality was 720p. Is there a 1080p version?

  2. The frame rate seemed off; it had a large, noticeable stutter every half second as if a 24fps source was being pushed into a 30fps container. It might just be my computer, but it doesn’t happen with any of the other episodes. Was it uploaded at 30fps or is there something wrong on my side and it’s playing correctly at 24fps but my computer is messing it up?

Keep up the work big man, I’m loving every episode and they’re put together better than most professionals. Cheers!

Did you played it through the google drive stream?
I´ve watched dark force rising v2.0 on my projector (downloaded it first)and didn´t noticed any stutter. But the experiences of others would be helpful to narrow it down.

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#1446535
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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I watched v2.0 of dark force rising: the polish nailed it for me. I even like the crawl intro, but if the other suggestion works better, why not.

Your two ideas regarding restructure are welcome. Especially for Ahsoka, as you mentioned yourself this way here absence for some episodes feels much more well rounded.

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#1441714
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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EddieDean said:

Here’s a preview of TCW:R’s new franchise logos, borrowing content from both Mandalorian and Bad Batch.

I prioritised elements of TCW, then the prequel era, then the wider impact of TCW, and finally the wider Filoniverse.

I thought it was a nice touch to end on Vader.

You´d had me at “…utter bull****” 😄
Nice order for the franchise logo and vader as the end - just perfect.

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#1440251
Topic
The Starlight Project Addendum: The Rise of Skywalker (Vestigial Ideas)
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Excited once you’ve finished your episode 7 edit. But i have a question, probably i don’t understand a certain story point:
In my head it seems a bit abrupt from kylo consumed by the sith spirit, losing to to rey on the ds and becoming redeemed at the han scene. Or is there a fair amount of time till this scene even happen?

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#1438920
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused [2 episodes upgraded to v2.0, 3/5 seasons released to v1.0]
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EddieDean said:

As you say Kalee I’m taking a little break! Though not a deliberate one to be honest, it’s just drawn out a bit longer than expected. Rest assured the gears will start turning again around the 19th!

Your longer break is well deserved, take your personal time.

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#1438801
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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CaptainFaraday said:

I’ve got the Sors Bandeam lines from Ross and I’m currently trying to integrate them into the Jedi Voices scene, however, I’m having difficulty because the audio mix is so dense at that point - the Jedi voices move across all the different channels, and have reverb and echo across some channels as well. I could really use some help from someone who’s good at separating music and voices from audio; I know it can be done with EQ tools, but I don’t have the technology or know-how to do it.

Alternatively you could ask danieldubb for assistance, he seems to be an audio engineer:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/pro-audio-engineer-looking-to-get-involved/id/81422

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#1438800
Topic
The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

CMMAP said:

I like the subtle correction, too.

What do you have in mind for a new grading?

It would be similar to what I did for ANH, with an approximation of a Technicolor look. Scene by scene regrading to give them a older, more filmic look and make the skin tones sing. I don’t want to do that for this version however since the governing principle is for changes to be less-noticeable whenever possible…

I would totally dig the technicolor feel, nice to hear. Could you share an example how it would look?
Do you intend to regrade it for the „starlight“ version? Or will you take a well deserved break after finishing this version?