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CamSMurph

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#1450140
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Neerb said:

CamSMurph said:

Hal 9000 said:

^ MR appeared not to take it well when I hushed him about raising a sensitive subject about a now-banned member and expressed something to the effect of walking away, either temporarily or permanently.

Sort of an unintended parting gift from that other member, in effect. It sucks, and I hope he returns, but I don’t want to stall things indefinitely and would like to see V2 get finished sooner rather than later.

What exactly did he say? 🤨

Read through the past pages if you’re interested, it wasn’t too long ago. For his sake I don’t think we need to keep dwelling on this.

Right. For now, let’s just focus on the new changes and hope that MR will return to work full-time as soon as his computer issues are sorted. I’ve recently checked out a list of VFX-related changes he intends to make for The Last Hope, and it has left me quite hyped, to say the least. 😃

Where might I find skenera’s LUTs for the film? I’d like to try those out myself. ^^

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#1450119
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

^ MR appeared not to take it well when I hushed him about raising a sensitive subject about a now-banned member and expressed something to the effect of walking away, either temporarily or permanently.

Sort of an unintended parting gift from that other member, in effect. It sucks, and I hope he returns, but I don’t want to stall things indefinitely and would like to see V2 get finished sooner rather than later.

What exactly did he say? 🤨

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#1450078
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I went ahead and updated the OP with more current info. Here’s my thoughts and questions about what remains that is needed for V2, with an eye on what is truly required to complete it. I’d like to have it out in time for the film’s second anniversary, though ultimately it will just be finished when it’s finished.

  • Mustafar minute, mentioned in the post above this one.

  • The Youngling voiceover. CaptainFaraday was working on incorporating it into the mix, which in this case is trickier than it sounds. Absolute worst case, it is included but almost too subtle to notice, since it’s too cool to pass up.

  • Jonh only comes around once in a blue moon, and there are two things needed from him: the updated and improved ghost quartet footage and fixing some of the glitches as he gave Luke a haircut on Ach-To.

  • Cracked saber FX. I super hope I’m wrong, but it looks like MoviesRemastered may have left for good. If so, this will increase work for Luka Frik. The first part of the movie still needs this effect: the training scene, underground on Pasaana, Rey vs. TIE, and meeting Zorri. This is very time-consuming work, so it may be some time before it’s completed. If Luka could chime in, I’d appreciate his perspective here.

  • Removing Rey’s milky eyes during a brief shot during her vision sequence. I think Neverar said he would likely tackle this at some point. Not essential, though, so it could safely be omitted.

That’s it! There are a couple other things, such as the sabers fizzling out, that I would need from others and that I would include if I ever do but I’m okay with excluding if not.

Where did you hear MoviesRemastered may be gone for good? 😧

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#1449836
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Master Lawdog said:

Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

“You’re just a clone”?

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#1449672
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
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Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

I don’t know. I’ve never commissioned anyone to do VFX for one of my projects before. I’m hoping someone can help for my other projects as well such as Superman II and Spider-Man 3. Maybe even find someone talented at deepfakes too.

And you say you’ll be adding in some trailer shots as well. I hope to see some preview clips in the coming weeks so I can see how seamlessly they can be integrated into the film.

I’m planning on adding in three. I’ve already added in the shot of Ginny being disarmed by Greyback from the original teaser of Half-Blood Prince. I’m also planning on adding an extra shot of the Hogwarts shield breaking away and the moment with Voldemort grabbing Harry’s face from Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

How do you plan on making a smooth and effective transition to the last one?

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#1449666
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
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Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

I don’t know. I’ve never commissioned anyone to do VFX for one of my projects before. I’m hoping someone can help for my other projects as well such as Superman II and Spider-Man 3. Maybe even find someone talented at deepfakes too.

And you say you’ll be adding in some trailer shots as well. I hope to see some preview clips in the coming weeks so I can see how seamlessly they can be integrated into the film.

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#1449661
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

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#1448446
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Jar Jar Bricks said:

He probs got confused because you didn’t put quotes around “No one”. I think the moment works better with her declaration of being a Jedi as well.

I retract my previous statement, then. “I am a Jedi” works perfectly fine. With a little more fine-tuning, it’ll be pitch perfect and serve as a much grander ending to the saga overall. That, and the Phantom Four. 😃

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#1447370
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

And while I appreciate the work, I feel the scene as it is in V1 works better in the order it is. Just two bordering establishing shots of the Falcon.

And, if anything, I’d prefer to imply 3PO never regains his memory other than R2 verbally bringing him up to speed. I don’t think invoking prequel memories would be advisable or possible to pull off.

Agreed wholeheartedly. Leaving his memories “permanently” wiped would give his arc at least some impact.