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#1367176
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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JakeRyan17 said:

Tobar said:

Brewzter said:

Has it been considered to change all of the dialogue about Anakin’s saber to reflect that it’s his? For example, Maz’s line in TFA is fine: “That lightsaber belonged to Luke, and his father before him” but there are lines in TROS that call it Luke’s when it’s, well, not. Luke built his own. For example, when Rey tells Leia “I will earn your brother’s saber” could brother somehow be replaced with father?

Luke owned it for two films while Anakin only had it for one. It was definitely Luke’s just as it was Anakin’s before that.

I think it’s more that even when Luke used it, he treated it as his father’s lightsaber. Just as you’re making the connection that Luke used it for two films, Rey used it for three. If you instead wanna go by years, Anakin had that saber throughout the five years of The Clone Wars, Luke had it about 2-3 years, and Rey had it for a single year. With that, then we have Anakin building it and using it for longer than Luke and Rey combined, and Luke building and using a different saber for 25-30 years.

With all of that, I understand re-emphasising the lightsaber as Anakin’s rather than Luke’s, especially with Kylo’s desire to obtain it as part of his devotion to Darth Vader (as it was Vader’s first lightsaber as well).

There was someone quicker than me with a response🙃

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#1366955
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DYXClJjB2VzkdhqqPwdpsv47BMceznCD/view

Lots to do but a look at some updates. Diplomatic tv, de-aged Dooku at council and pyre, added saber flicker to all sabers, Sidious and the younglings, and changed saber clash look. Still experimenting with color grading on various scenes, like ATOC arena (trying to get a more natural look, but also trying to bring out the darker tones other than just upping the black levels.). I also added a glow to sith eyes and experimenting with a build up of energy in Old Seev before he fires his lightening. Also greyed his skin some and sharpened his wrinkles some. Not really working on the other two right now, just scenes that appear in the trailer for conceptual purposes.

First of all, nice concepts that you got for these specific scenes.
De-Aged Dooku looks good, palps sith eyes very nice (a bit to bright in my opinion), awesome space shot of Naboo with the city lights (but what is the greenish glow?).
The explosions at 1:31 are inadequate, meaning it doesn’t fit to the rest of the scene it feels very c-edited. But I assume you’ll be working on that.
Personally I don’t like the approach with the „building up energy in his face and eyes when shooting“, stands out to much.

I’m looking forward to your project:)

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#1366346
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Star Wars Episode IX: The Last Hope (Help Wanted Finishing This Edit) (WIP)
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Movies Remastered said:

Thanks. I actually lost the whole project about a month ago but managed to finally recovery the files a few days ago. I’m now only 6 fx scenes away from completion but I can’t find anyone with the level of skill to finish them.

Looking for someone with 3d camera tracking and element 3d skills if you know anyone?

Relieved to hear that, even if I can’t provide the help you need for the last effects.

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#1365600
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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About which idea from aydwan regarding Anakin you talking about?
I am always between keep anakin, his last shot - vader mask coming down and breath - and removing him completely as I like the thought of someone who doesn’t know who Vader is to get the surprise at the same time as Luke in the movie.
But then wonderful and chilling scenes like Ashoka vs Vader in rebels would be obsolete.

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#1365405
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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Very interesting project and I quite like your synopsis.
What is your idea to remove Anakin as Vader?
Regarding cut out Yoda,I don’t think it works. Maybe the puppet is not ideal, but good enough I think. Your point „he is too old to fight“ in the comics or in Clone wars animated I think, there is a explanation: he is using the force to have the ability to fight, making his body more resilient.

Love your visual improvements!

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#1365375
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:
And so the Palptine speech we have without music isn’t actually McDiarmid? Even so that may be the best bet: use it to recreate idir’s dialogue choices and start the scene with it playing to replace Poe’s opening lines. Idir’s version feels much better than the original dialogue.

I think the link from idir‘s post is the original file and McDiarmid: Here’s the broadcast with no music (with SFX)
https://youtu.be/Fmu08wCZJr0

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#1365370
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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idir_hh said:

Oh I agree. Personally I’m leaning more towards IIFaneditor’s concept, except I would change the dialogue so that it goes like this.

“what’s the message?”

-holographic/transmission sound-

“At last the work of generations is complete, the day of victory is at hand, the day of the sith.
Send the fleet to the galaxy…let it burn.
The Final order begins”
“Yes my lord”

All that transpired regarding the rise and fall of the repulic is addressed as the work of generations. Same reaction shots, more context to the story. Spy plot is teased. Best of ALL, no half arsed introduction from Poe.
A few birds with one stone, if you ask me.

That is dope.

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#1364694
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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LesPaul32 said:

Posted this in Hal’s thread a few days ago but didn’t get much traction - on reflection this probably belongs here anyway…

One of the biggest fourth wall breaking moments of TROS that still really rubs me the wrong way on repeat viewings is the now-infamous “somehow, Palpatine returned” line.

I’ve tried to trim the line to give it a more dramatic punch, without being as clunky and tension-killing as it is in the final cut. Poe now simply says “We’ve decoded the intel from the First Order spy, and it confirms the worst… Palpatine.” Palpatine’s presence (in any form, alive or dead) will always be a terrifying, bone-chilling threat to the Rebels and Resistance - why would they need to speculate on if he’s actually alive or not? Surely even just discovering an old contingency plan would be enough to evoke the same exact reaction?

With the original “somehow” framing, this moment has a predominantly speculative tone. Unfortunately, this speculation swiftly becomes pointless and irrelevant as the moment doesn’t actually lead to anything new being revealed to the audience. With this very minor cut, the “The Emperor is dead” & “Dark Science, Cloning, Secrets only the Sith knew…” etc. lines become independent responses that aren’t necessarily factual to the canon of the film, but are instead just pieces of frantic back-and-forth chatter amongst individual characters. In the final film these lines seemingly only serve to act as heavy exposition to try and (poorly) spell everything out to the audience. This cut hopefully makes this exposition-dump of a scene just that tiny bit less of a, well, dump.

Hopefully this also goes to somewhat preserve a casual viewer’s curiosity regarding Palpatine’s exact means of resurrection, something which in my opinion the theatrical cut otherwise abruptly shoo’s away with the “Somehow” framing. “Has the Emperor truly returned, or is there more to it?” - This is a question and mystery that the audience should have in the back of their mind throughout the majority of the runtime, all the way up to Palps, Ben and Rey’s final confrontation, where the exact nature of his existence and plans all begin to click into place and are fully revealed.

signed.

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#1364692
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Movies Remastered said:
That was the point of removing it. I’ve added visions of Exegol in TLJ but I wanted Palp to be a new threat and not manipulating anyone until TROS. I thought it weakened the story on all sides trying to shoehorn Palp into “the shadows”

Ok, then we are on different sites on this one. Certainly palps return in general was a surprise but one of the very few things I liked about TROS is that they gave him some substance being in the shadows, confusing kylo and pulling the strings. Otherwise, like in your case is comes out of nowhere. Did you moved his appearance further back in your edit since the little zoom view? This would work at least for me, but to appear in the first quarter of the movie undermines the new hidden threat from him. In my opinion.

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#1364562
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Movies Remastered said:
I cut the line entirely. I felt it undermine Snoke and I now just have Palp saying “I made Snoke” and the next scene you see is Kylo walking past the clones. It flows much better that way and doesn’t crap on the other movies.

Interesting and certainly a good choice. My only concern is that we are missing the impression of kylo being manipulated by palps from the beginning (being haunted by his grandfather in e7 and e8).

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#1360862
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GAME OF THRONES - FILM IV
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Anjohan said:

Film IV, A Roar for Vengeance, is completed.

This was a tricky edit. A very tricky edit. On one hand, the Stark heritage line has gotten very complicated with the death of our two main characters - first Ned Stark, and then Robb Stark. In a cinematic sense, you always need one or more main characters to lead you through the story’s emotions and feel what they feel, by of course having empathy with them and an understanding of what drives that certain character that you root for. Having killed of the two main characters that lead us through the grand picture of the story has left the fourth film in a difficult position. But luckily, I love a challenge - and I am very proud of this fourth entry.

The natural progression for me was to now set up the new puzzle pieces and make it clear very early who are now the new main characters and why. Jon Snow, and Tyrion and Jamie (from their respective representative sides of the story; The Starks and the Lannisters) was undoubtebly the way to go, to maintain a red thread all throughout from Film I and onwards. To suddenly keep focusing on a lot of the different plots and main characters throughout Westeros would of course be enjoyable - as the world is so rich, but in my opinion it would worsen this as a film franchise and undermine the main story and main conflict. Having Tyrion and Jamie - two characters that we now LIKE and empathize with drive the Lannister side of the story, and Jon Snow drive the Stark Side of the story, is in my opinion the way to go to keep the narrative strong, rich but also simple. And a world as rich as Game of Thrones, simple means “followable”.

We also keep a focus on the Arya, Daenerys, Sansa, Bran and Theon side of the story - tho’ in a strong narratively and sustainable way. We have to respect the richness of the world, and the upcoming significance and reward of certain plot points and character moments. Stannis is still very present through dialogue, but he keeps a backseat in this film as well due to the lack of forward momentum and overall importance to the story. His role is much more significant in Film V and VI.

Watched it last night and you did a fantastic job! The musical composition is awesome, Much better then before. Your font choice, great.
Minor thing (me personally):

  • the title of this “episode” should be displayed earlier. Now it comes in at ~7 minutes and it felt strange

What do you plan for the end of the fith/sixth film? There are great scenes in season 8 (like theons death, tyrion freeing jamie), could be hard to integrate them if you want the NK to win.

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#1360572
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GAME OF THRONES - FILM IV
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Anjohan said:

All things ive thought about for a long time, but it still dosent satisfy me.

I might have Dany fly straight to the Red Keep after The Loot Train to settle the Cersei arc BEFORE the battle at winterfell. That way, the night king gets to be the deserved final foe of the story, and we can focus on what really matters.

I will for sure release the last two seasons/edits with two alternate tracks, one with the LOTR score and one with the original GOT, for others to enjoy my alternate ending.

I will come back to this matter when I’ve finished season 6. Then we will have some good discussions.

The idea of daeny flying to the red keep after looting, is a very good idea. Had seen an edit with that approach and it works realy really great, killing cersei as she´s standing at her balcony and looking in agony above kings landing.

Your approach with the alternate tracks is great, there are really great orchester pieces in the last two seasons.

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#1357683
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The Lion King (1994) - 35 mm
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Dr. Cooper said:

I’m just going to quote myself:

Dr. Cooper said:

VintageMan94 said:

So keeping on asking where to find links doesn’t make sense. It had to be limited and the limitation is “donors exclusive”. And since it’s already fully funded I’m not taking further donations for this one, because I’m not intending to “sell copies”. I know it might be frustrating for some, because they just didn’t find it in time, but that’s what it is right now.

Unfortunate, because i also stumbled upon these now but fully understandable!😃 Thank you anyway for this preservation.

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#1357475
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GAME OF THRONES - FILM IV
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ExpandedUniverses said:
It’s an unpopular opinion, but I personally like the ending and think “Mad Queen” Daenerys was heavily hinted at throughout the series. But I know a lot of people dislike the ending, and I know it’s not for everyone.

Me personally, don´t think this is a necessarily bad ending (except bran as king), it is how it´s done (storytelling, plotarmor, pace and of course things like “daeny kind of forgot about the iron fleet”).

Your suggestion could work, but what to do about major side characters like varys or littlefinger? It is tough to integrate them without beeing killed, they would become just background characters.
The night king could be killed by bran, also. @almightycutie did a fairly good approach on this in his “GoT Redeemed” edit by simulating the nk breaks aryas neck and bran pass into her to let the dagger drop and to stab him.
Also removing plotarmor for jamie, sam, brienne. He edited these faces and aryas into the funeral.