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#1252523
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*<em>THE JEDI'S APPRENTICE: AOTC Edit Video-Breakdowns</em>
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But where’s the art in that? Where’s the soul of the film? Not that AOTC has much soul to begin with.

I think the art of most camera work is not to be noticed. I noticed it, I didn’t like it, literally could make it go away by pressing one button. Does it make the film better? Eh, not really it’s not really a worthwhile change.
Would I have done it if I was editing the original for its cinematic debut? Yes. Without a doubt. That’s why I did it. I hope that explains my point of view!

Thank you for your compliments!

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*<em>THE JEDI'S APPRENTICE: AOTC Edit Video-Breakdowns</em>
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Please just make on thread for all of your stuff. This isn’t Reddit. Trust me, I did the same thing when I first joined.

This is it. I added all my previous stuff in the description. The title is about my edit, not my individual videos. I even tried to get the threads merged but the mod hasn’t got back to me yet.

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Anakin's Nightmare revealed! (video breakdown)
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RogueLeader said:

EDIT: To give you some notes on your dream idea. I honestly would suggest trying to cut the initial shot of Anakin in bed, and just keep the final shot of him waking up, and see how that works.

I like that! But the scene transition would be bothersome. I need something to go from Yoda to Anakin’s dream sequence, it’s too unclear to go straight from Yoda to dream sequence. but I don’t know what to transition to. Do you have any suggestions? I thought maybe an establishing shot at night time of the building he is sleeping in, but would that be any better than how it is currently? What would that achieve?

I agree with the others that Vader, the Emperor and the Vader line need to be a lot more hidden and subtle, like as fans we will notice it, but I think there still be some ambiguity rather than just being totally obvious, especially if this was for someone hypothetically watching these movies for the first time in chronological order.

Agreed. I’ve got something in mind to make it more ambiguous.

I would also suggest adding a vague/blurry shot or two of actual Tusken raiders, and maybe one of their distorted roars, and maybe those images/sounds could transform into a nightmarish Vader and his breathing. I feel like since this vision is about his mother, it definitely should be more focused on what has happened to her, but with some small hints towards Vader.

I will try it out!

Also, while it doesn’t necessarily have to be the same, instead of just having the vignette around the edges, you could also try to replicate the dream effect from ROTS. Maybe if you can find some kind of smoky overlay effects, and then add a blur effect outside a circle of focus that is centerpunched on the screen. There also seems to be some sort of halo effect that distorts the colors, but I’m not sure what the best approach is to achieve that effect.

Yeah, I’ve got an idea for that. I don’t think I will try and mimic ROTS but I’m going to take inspiration.
Thank-you so much!

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#1246142
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*<em>THE JEDI'S APPRENTICE: AOTC Edit Video-Breakdowns</em>
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A thread dedicated to my edit of Attack of the Clones and my video breakdowns!

(after a brief time of silliness, everything will be posted here from now on)

Trailer thread:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Jedis-Apprentice-fan-edit-TRAILER-on-youtube/id/63105

Attack of the Clones Re-Edit: Making Anakin Cool Part 1
https://youtu.be/hsC7ZRe2DBE

Attack of the Clones Re-Edit: Making Anakin Cool Part 2
https://youtu.be/lDrJLAaUEJo

Attack of the Clones Re-Edit: “SAVING SHMI” Making Anakin Cool Part 3
https://youtu.be/nefY0Acsd-U

Making JAR JAR COOL? Attack of the Clones Re-Edit
https://youtu.be/RM0GO4Bgm_o

Episode II re-edit “FIXING DEX” Star Wars ATTACK OF THE CLONES
https://youtu.be/GDJwO6BvUWc

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#1246126
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The Jedi's Apprentice fan-edit TRAILER on youtube!
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Johannus said:

The idea of the blade changing briefly to red reminds me of a discussion on this site ages ago where people were debating whether to have Luke’s eyes turn red briefly as he is defeating Vader in RotJ. The thought was that it would show how close he was to the dark side before stopping himself and his eyes would return to normal.

Some people thought this was a good idea but some people thought the visual would be overkill as the scene shows what’s happening perfectly without this.

Personally I feel it is similar to the idea of “show, don’t tell” - but in this case it would be “don’t lay it on TOO thick”. Where the scene already portrays something I’d say let the visuals enhance it, but the problem with the prequels is many scenes don’t convey things in a particularly elegant way, so some visual assistance could be good, but could also be somewhat overpowering and cause the film to feel dumbed down.

Just some food for thought. I did like the trailer though and am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

I removed the scene where he talks about killing sand people. The deaths of the sand people are never mentioned again, he doesn’t talk about the way killing them makes him feel at all. So, hopefully, it won’t be laid on too thick. 😃

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#1246015
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Anakin's Nightmare revealed! (video breakdown)
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RogueLeader said:

Hey Cathy, really enjoyed your edit video you previously posted where we got to hear you talk about the changes you made to a particular Anakin/Padme scene too.

Also, I would suggest instead of making a new thread for each update or request for assistance, you should just have a single thread where you can post about your edit. That way you can just make new posts in that thread, and it will be easy for other people to keep track of all of your updates as well.

I was just thinking that. Is there a way I can merge the two threads or ask any moderators to do it for me?

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Scene breakdown video from my AOTC edit!
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Funcha said:

I love the amount of thought you put into the edit thus far! I really look forward to seeing more of your videos detailing your ideas. I’ve always thought there was a decent performance from Hayden Christiansen in this movie, once you edit out all the awkward crap that was in the script.

Thank-you! Positivity really helps! And yes, I agree. I really wish Hamil, Ford, and Fisher were invited on set to tell the new actors about Lucas’s strengths and weaknesses. I really feel like they must have treated him like he was a know-it-all which he really isn’t.

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The Jedi's Apprentice fan-edit TRAILER on youtube!
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SparkySywer said:

I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t very interested in this project, but that is an outstanding trailer.

I understand. “Wow Attack of the Clones re-edited AGAIN.” I completely get it. I’m mainly doing this for myself. Now it’s gotten to the point where I have edited nearly every scene, and I thought, 'it’s for to be worth showing people now, right? I must be doing something different enough to be considered original!"

Thank-you for your kind words about the trailer. I want to make my edit to that (if not a higher) standard.

Making a compilation of things I had cut out of the movie felt risky. Thanks again!

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The Jedi's Apprentice fan-edit TRAILER on youtube!
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NeverarGreat said:

The red lightsaber angle is quite interesting.

Everything you said here is very interesting. I have even already cut the line “Not again! Obi-Wan is gonna kill me.” So it would be so easy to have that happen narratively (he wouldn’t say that if he knew he needed to hide his lightsaber). My only problem is finding a reaction shot of Anakin with the appropriate emotions on his face. He needs to look at the lightsaber the next time we see him use it (on Geonosis) and have some kind of emotional reaction to the permanent change in color, either fear or confusion, I would say.

It would be very time consuming for me. I don’t know how others do it, but I’m going through frame by frame to change the color. I’m not saying I won’t do it, but I need to be certain it would be better than returning to its blue colour without an explanation before I even try.

Alternatively, his lightsaber could flash red several time during the last time he uses it, and then it is fair to say Anakin didn’t notice in the heat of the battle, meaning that reaction shot I was talking about isn’t needed.