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#1499184
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Mando EP3: A New Path (A Book of Boba Fett Edit) [RELEASED]
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smudger9 said:

CMMAP said:

I think stalling Kenobi for now is the right choice, especially if you take into consideration that there will be some amazing vfx shots released at the end of the year (supposedly).

Who is releasing those?

PixelJoker95, her is his YT https://www.youtube.com/c/PixelJoker95/videos
and as i catched it a collaboration with MoviesRemastered.

They log their work over at the subreddit r/fanedits

Also here is a de-aged Anakin: (downloadable via gDrive)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhPmdlUuwOI

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#1492517
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:

Some people have reported trouble downloading the file. I think this is due to too many requests but I really don’t know.

I’ve tried moving the file in and out of the folder, so please try again if you had/have any issues. Thank you.

As long as the most of them tried to downloaded without being logged in with a google account, than it’s for sure the download quota. Google explains this in their faq.

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#1492515
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OLD BEN: An Obi-Wan Kenobi Fan Edit [ON HOLD]
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Phase3 said:

Would you consider an alternate ending to the show?
I was thinking about the following:
During the second duel between Obi-Wan and Vader, instead of Obi-Wan walking away, getting into his starship and going to Tatooine, what if it’s Vader leaving Obi-Wan for dead, and leaving the planet first?

In ROTS, Obi-Wan left Anakin for dead on Mustafar. How about Vader now does the same to Obi-Wan?
It could be carefully edited like this:

Vader’s helmet is sliced open /
“Goodbye, Darth” /
Delete the extra shots of Vader walking slowly with no dialogue /
Vader kneels down and yells “Obi-Wan!” /
Use the shot of Vader’s hand slamming into the ground /
Flipped shot of the ground breaking, so that it matches correctly with where Obi-Wan is & where the camera angle should be /
Obi-Wan falls /
Rocks fall down on top of him straight away - no further input from Vader - no need for him to be standing at the edge /
Relocate audio used earlier for the overhead shot of Vader “Did you truly think that you could defeat me? You have failed” /
As Vader speaks, do a slow, steady zoom-in on Vader, so it’s a bit different to what was shown in the episode /
Vader leaves the planet (would need to find a good shot of Vader’s shuttle flying in space) /
Obi-Wan has the visions of Luke and Leia, inspiring him to go on / Obi-Wan frees himself, leaves the planet, and goes into hyperspace (no visions of Luke whilst in the starship, to accommodate the removal of the awful Tatooine sequences in the sixth episode).

What do you think?

I think it defeats the purpose of the line in EP IV. Therefore he would’ve been the victor of the last encounter which defeats „…i was but the learner…“. So it’s wether a question of canon or non-canon editing.

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#1491385
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:
Crude lighting test. Testing out various methods for getting the light from the sabers to light up the person more than just recoloring them. I want the light from the sabers to look like they are really lighting things around them up.

Im also toying around with the idea of making this whole scene darker with the red emergency lights flashing (So on Obiwan in this pic, it would light his face up from the Left and the saber from the right.) The lights would be flashing though and the room would mostly be pretty dark.

One. This makes the saber fight here look much cooler, and gives a dark “Hallway” fight like Vader and Luke, but slightly dif.

Two. A couple deadly Jedi just broke lose of your plan to kill them. Ship is going into emergency lock down mode.

Three. It looks more realistic and more like the Sequel trilogy.

The way you planning and executing the lightning fits nicely. Keep it up this way 😃

(Yes at some point this will be done to the original trilogy. Ill probably just use Adywan’s version to do the small changes I want. Mostly just to complement his already done work and blend it with sequels and prequels)

That would be an absolute dream😍

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#1490499
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

CMMAP said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tKsIV4xjGf63wbkbkHTKDHLNUZMBi7sQ/view?usp=sharing

A look at Quigon and Obiwan meeting Jarjar. First the original, then the Revised, then a quick couple examples done as wipes from original to Revised to see a quick comparison.

This just looks great. The detail brought to light and hidden by the original color grading is astonishing.

The grading is all over the place through out the movie. Here I tried to bring out the yellow from the sun on the leaves in the highlights while also getting rid of the teal, but in the shadows i pushed the greens and blues slightly. The Field battle at the end Is going to be the biggest pain. Ive already tried a few scenes through out the movie and those during the climax need the most work. Ive got some promising results, but I think some vfx is still going to be needed. Like masking out sections of the background to add atmospheric haze. Specially with all that smoke after the battle’s been raging.

You do color correction on shadows? Damn, this is the extra mileage. I usually do WB—>CC to my liking in the highlights sometimes the mids and leaving shadows balanced on all colors —> contrast adjustment.

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#1490302
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tKsIV4xjGf63wbkbkHTKDHLNUZMBi7sQ/view?usp=sharing

A look at Quigon and Obiwan meeting Jarjar. First the original, then the Revised, then a quick couple examples done as wipes from original to Revised to see a quick comparison.

This just looks great. The detail brought to light and hidden by the original color grading is astonishing.

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#1490057
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Darth Raditz said:
With the final duel here, I have a lot more problems. On top of taking place in a much safer environment, Vader is beaten by Obi-Wan AND basically absolves Obi-Wan of having killed Anakin Skywalker. By not killing Vader, Obi-Wan’s no responsible for all the people Vader will kill in the future. You have to do something to address it.

This is the problem of this series to begin with. How would one tell this kind of story given the frame from the OT? I can’t think of anything worthwile.
The „Obi-Wan inflicted enough pain to his former friend“ argument is one i can live with.

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#1489987
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:

https://streamable.com/ebtorm

https://streamable.com/enn3rl

https://streamable.com/3f4fw6

I’m not totally pleased as of yet and I will need to re-watch it when my brain has had a break, but take a look and give pro’s and con’s and feedback. Also I’m not sure how you guys feel about the Piano Theme getting a second chance, but I think it fits for the ending. I could also just leave the scene alone. I like the duel tho’.

Going to bed now. Nighty-nighty!

I generally liked what you did here with the duel 😃 The sad piano installment is a little hit and miss for me. Regarding Obi-Wan it fits good, Anakin not so much. I personally feel this scene (where Anakin embraces the dark side again) could be scoreless or the last bits of Anakins dark deeds (from 2:11 onwoards). This way you have some orchestral music with a sad undertone as well as something dark. In that way it hit’s harder for me (subjective) as it reminded me of the rebels episode where Ashoka met Vader/Anakin in the temple and saw who he truly was despite having a feeling who could it be.

In general it came to my mind, that this edit could benefit from a grain template to hide the not so good cgi and tie in more with your plans for ANH edit as well as your prequel edit.

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#1489151
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:

https://streamable.com/otm6f2 (something more with soul and first time we see Obi-Wan properly use his saber again; feel-good)

https://streamable.com/vsc492 (emotional AOTC connection -> upbeat feeling -> darkness takes over, shots will be deepfaked before release)

I think you did all the right choices here. The battle with this music feels like star wars 😃

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#1488342
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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Fullmetaled said:

CMMAP said:

[Fullmetaled said:](post/id/1488309]
Can this fix bad hdr grades like evil dead 1 and 2?

It depends all on the colorist and his monitor setup. The program which is used is secondary. What does it help when you have the best tools but don’t know how to use them?

I was asking because I’d love to see evil dead 1 and 2 and maybe ghostbusters 1 and 2 with better hdr grades.

Then you‘re in the wrong thread buddy.

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#1488112
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:

Good to hear, guys. Then we’ll keep it that way.

Second attempt at the line WITH Obi-Wan added. If the “Obi-Wan” still feels out of place I can remove it. To me the line feels more complete with it, but to each their own.

https://streamable.com/uv5jsn

A suggestion as i still have the feeling the rescue is kind of slow and vader could do anything. Given the source material i think cutting the shot of the approaching droid (0:05 - 0:06) could further enhance the pace.
Despite that, your choice tries to get the most out of the source.

Second update:

Also, this is a scene i did after ep 2, and the intention is to build The Force theme throughout the film. It starts very light and unfinished, and by the time Obi-Wan becomes his former self the theme grows stronger with him.

This is also the first time in the film I use a Prequel score, to build some suspense and adventure as Obi-Wan embarks on his new oath to protect the second child (35th minute in film structure).

https://streamable.com/6wnzw2

Really like that rescore 😃

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#1488070
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:
I see your point, but I won’t do that. I think it diminishes Vader’s abilities if he is unable to get Kenobi in this situation. He extinguished the flames ten seconds prior to the second fire. In my eyes, if Vader actually really want to get him in this scene, he is - as far as I’m concerned - highly incompetent, which I don’t want him to be. He could extinguish the fires. He could force push or grab the droid. He could’ve summoned the three Inquisitors through the force to immediately hunt down Obi-Wan and Tala in their obvious route of escape through the canyon’s, listening and sensing for Obi-Wan’s screams in agony and presence. He could do a high leap over the flames. He could even throw over some of his own Stormtroopers if necessary. And on and on it goes.

Perhaps the line is not the best fit, but it does clarify - imo - that he is disappointed and will proceed his hunt when Kenobi has regained some of his confidence. The kill would not be a satisfactory one - as of yet.

I agree with your assessment, given how the original episode plays out. They could and should‘ve written this scene different, you wrote down all the possible scenarios.
So we (you) have to work with what was given and therefore your choice makes the most sense.

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#1487799
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Artan42 said:

You have to. I don’t know if episode 4 can be saved. It’s bad bad. No underwater security? Darth Vader now speed walks? Snow speeders just hover oddly? vader doesn’t kill failures? Obiwan thinks a trench coat for a disguise will work? I literally cannot think of one salvageable moment? What if Obiwan let the water come in and they will escaped through the water?

Either way it would be convinient and/or bad writing. How so? Obi-Wan doesn´t have the opportunity to look for a better disguise (per your argument) because the writers deem it to be that way. So your rhetorical questions running nowhere.