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#1402553
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A thread for reporting any spam seen on the site...
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How stupid, to pollute such a beautifully thought out and well-written thread with this shit:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/star-wars-is-surrealism-not-science-fiction-essay/id/82402/page/1#1402533

Edit:

“There is another…”

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/An-Index-and-Help-Thread-for-Beyond-the-Original-Trilogy-/id/71576/page/1#1402536

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#1402245
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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Sorry for the double post, but an issue I had with mostly the Death Watch episode was that you started getting a little desperate and used individual model art of things and people that still had text on them. 😉 I would recommend only sticking to full depictions of stills from the episodes similarly to what The Mandalorian does. Keep in mind that not every line of text will need its own piece of art, you could probably fade 2-3 names in and out on each and it would save you a lot.

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#1402241
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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EddieDean said:

Holy shit, that’s amazing. I mean, if you fancy doing that 250-300 times, please be my guest 😉

If I was going to commit to doing that many, I would definitely make each of them way more subtle than that.

Speaking of which, I have several other ideas on how to polish up those credits a lot more. But I’ll take another good look at them again and get back to you on that. 👍

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#1402234
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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Many people will be aware that the concept art used in the Mandalorian end credits is ‘brought to life’ ever so slightly with animated components.

I’ve been playing around with having this same style of effect feature in EddieDean’s TCW interpretation of the credits:

https://streamable.com/6awcej

What does everyone think of this quick test, does something similar to it have any potential for this edit?

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#1402208
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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RogueLeader said:

I also noticed the whole Bail moment at the end as well. I wonder if that shot of Bail could be color-graded to better match the rest of the scene? And yeah, if a different effect could be used on that Anakin shot to slow it down, perhaps optical flow in Premiere, or maybe if could be played with in After Effects, could make the slow motion less noticeable. I understand why you’ve added this moment, though, since otherwise we get no resolution from Bail.

The Bail moment is understandably, very tricky. I have no idea how to make it convincing though. On the subject, I wonder if any more content from Cat and Mouse is salvageable, I really like the whole Trench and Yularen subplot. He’s one of the few constantly threatening villains in Season 1 and 2 that is actually able to prove themselves. Plus, he does make a return later down the track. It would be nice to give him the proper setup. By the way, PM sent EddieDean!

Also RogueLeader, ‘Chade’ 😄

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#1402202
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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After finishing work and sitting down to watch all four episodes, I have some notes I made throughout I’d like to share!

I am aware that many of these points will have been raised before, but I just wanted to throw out a whole bunch of random thoughts I had about the episodes.

OVERALL:

The use of the very ‘Burying the Dead’ sounding Samuel Kim music in the opening titles - Whilst this is fantastically fitting music that ends up actually working perfectly with the custom opening, I can’t help but think that the use of such a unique sounding piece made famous by it’s inclusion in the series’ final scene may actually take away from the beauty/specialness of that moment. I dunno, maybe it’s just me but I would much prefer to preserve that music for such an emotional climax to the show.

I also would strongly recommend that you use four fullstops at the end of the blue text. This will better match the ALTAIAGFFA text and the opening crawl texts in the saga films. 😉

I love the idea of occasionally including cold opens for some episodes, I hope you can end up pursuing this.

I wonder if anything can be done to better bleed the opening titles music into each of the first scenes. The music to music audio transitions of the opening scenes seemed to be a recurring issue.

THE NEW PADAWAN:

In the cold open when Pre Vizsla says the line “What are you?” There seems to be some remaining background noise layered into it. It was a little jarring on first watch.

It seemed odd to me that our first shot of space was an abrupt cut to mid laser-fire between ships. Is there a better way to bridge this with any additional shots?

Not an issue at all on your part, so no offence intended, but I really dislike the bizarre moment during the lightsaber battle when Asajj tricks Obi and Ani into falling through the floor. It just feels pointless and staged and serves almost zero purpose to the duel and her escape. The entire confrontation would be tightened and generally benefited by its exclusion. Again, just my opinion.

There was a very weird audio issue during the added Bail Organa message to Obi-Wan when the hologram voice effect disappears for a sentence or two. The same thing happens later when Obi-Wan is talking to Anakin, but this time it’s an inconsistent comlink voice effect. I would be more than happy to help fix this if I was provided with the right files.

There’s a rogue frame right after Obi-Wan says “The show is about to begin”

Right after Admiral Yularen speak to Yoda about taking a ship, the audio becomes very quite for a second, then the audio transition gets just a little messy.

The Bail thank you moment at the end still seems a just a bit too awkward, I understand this has been discussed, but the way it stands now may need some work. Also worth noting is that the way the shots are edited after he talks to Anakin make it clear that he’s not actually there with them.

THE DEATH WATCH:

After Anakin says “Sounds romantic” the door closes and strangely it makes no sound at all even though every other door does.

I have more but I’ll need to double check some things first.

CLOAK OF DARKNESS:

Unpopular opinion alert!
I strongly believe that this episode should just be excluded altogether, it has very, very few redeeming qualities and is just overall quite bland. It also seems to add very little to any character’s stories and seems like it would turn people aware from the show quickly since it’s been placed so close to the start.

MALEVOLENCE:

Rogue frame after the Kaminoan says “It is our only hope”

The last note the battle-droid makes whilst humming a tune is still heard. (I think???)

The cut after the medical droid on The Twilight talks is abrupt. It could use an extra shot sandwiched in to help the audio.

I think an actual error was made when you edited Plo Koon’s explanation of the weapon, he says “Leaving the target-” Then Ahsoka interrupts and says “I’m sorry” This didn’t seem intentional but more like an actual editing mistake. (I apologise if it wasn’t though)

Mixed up spatial audio when the fighters dock in the star destroyer right before the briefing. (I think???)

After somebody (Can’t remember who! 😄) says “Several medical transports…” there’s a rogue frame.

Missing spaceship engine audio when the Y-wings pass Obi Wan on the bridge.

Final thought:

Could any of these several audio issues be patched up using mixes taken directly from Smudger’s edits? I haven’t seen any of them yet so I wouldn’t know.

That’s all I have for now, but I have lots more input incoming! 😃 ❤️

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#1401902
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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Wow. Just wow.

EddieDean, your creation of this project couldn’t have come at a better time. Just 2 days ago I made the decision to start chronologically rewatching the entirety of TCW after not having watched it all properly for a few years. After hearing the tragic news regarding Tom Kane my appreciation for the show was re-sparked and I desperately wanted to relive the talent he brought to the show.

After getting several episodes in I took a quick break to skim through OT.com in search of discussion about fan-editing the show since I had never really dug too deeply into any TCW fan-edits in the past.

I had noticed this thread being updated regularly for a couple months so I finally got around to reading the OP.

I was hooked by your ideas straight away and have spent roughly the last 3-4 hours reading every single post across all 25 pages to make sure I was caught up! 😄

I am now very deeply invested in the project and hope to contribute as much as I can to it! 😃

I have so much input I want to share but it’s currently 3am for me so I’ll have to jump back on here soon!

Until then, I ask you, please PM me any finished episodes, test clips, mixes or WIP things you have, I have no preference, whether it be you have to share for input, I’ll do my best to help! Even if it’s the littlest or silliest thing.

Other than work, I have nothing exciting going on at the moment for me, so I can be fully committed to help out if you need me to! I’d love to stay in the loop as well, I already have several little ideas based on the few test clips in this thread.

Keep up the amazing work mate! 👍 ❤️

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#1401809
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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MalaStrana#2 said:

Sounds cool. Will you provide an alternate track without added KoR lines and added civil fleet lines as well?

Yeah, I hate to be a huge bother Hal, but I would also appreciate an alternate track without these two things since I have some ideas of my own I’d like to implement. I would in no way be offended if that never ended up happening though. 👍

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#1401489
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Just to pull an idea RogueLeader had in the TROS ideas thread for everyone’s consideration…

RogueLeader said:

Kind of building on the idea of the crackly Skywalker saber, I think it could be interesting if during Kylo and Rey’s duel on the Death Star, that Rey’s saber was almost becoming “overloaded” from the constant saber-clashing, and starts shorting out by the end of the duel. For example, in the shot where Rey sort of shakes her hand, you could have the saber fluttering in and out. Then finally, when Kylo keeps hammering away at Rey while she is on the ground, we could see the saber give out while Kylo is raising his to deliver the final blow. This would give a reason for why Rey grabs Kylo’s saber and stabs him with it, rather than just using her own.

I think it would add an interesting aspect to the duel that we haven’t really seen before, where our characters are dealing with a malfunctioning weapon. It also gives Rey a practical reason for why she inevitably builds her own.

This is something I really think would be great to fully realise. 😃
Hopefully it can find a place in this edit.

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#1400883
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

It didn’t work as well with Palpatine, so here’s a version with “Am all the Sith” and “Am the Jedi”, which I think works better:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1crMwJIfb8saFCK8YBzNHyUuyubVl7ZCT/view?usp=sharing

Dude, that worked pretty nicely! 👍
(I especially loved the 2 hours of black screen at the end! 😝)

And Movies Remastered, I love the idea of the intensity of Palpatine’s lightning sort of breaking the two sabers, leading to an actual justification for Rey burying them. Keep working on that ‘power shortage’ effect and you could end up with something quite convincing! 😃

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#1400634
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Return of the Jedi: The &quot;Lightman&quot; Mystery
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jedi_bendu said:

Well, I’ve found something.

Oh my god man, you seem to be the first person on the internet to notice that! That image also seems to be only the third look at him in the public eye! How has nobody else seen this yet?

So, it’s a ‘lava man’.

This is the first time I’ve seen such a term used to describe him, it gives a much more specific interpretation of what he was as well. This is all so fascinating!

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#1400316
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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RogueLeader said:

Kind of building on the idea of the crackly Skywalker saber, I think it could be interesting if during Kylo and Rey’s duel on the Death Star, that Rey’s saber was almost becoming “overloaded” from the constant saber-clashing, and starts shorting out by the end of the duel. For example, in the shot where Rey sort of shakes her hand, you could have the saber fluttering in and out. Then finally, when Kylo keeps hammering away at Rey while she is on the ground, we could see the saber give out while Kylo is raising his to deliver the final blow. This would give a reason for why Rey grabs Kylo’s saber and stabs him with it, rather than just using her own.

I think it would add an interesting aspect to the duel that we haven’t really seen before, where our characters are dealing with a malfunctioning weapon. It also gives Rey a practical reason for why she inevitably builds her own.

I love this.

DominicCobb said:

While we’re imagining up visual changes to make Rey more interesting in this film, I know we’d all have loved if she wore black throughout, but that seems like a big ask, VFX-wise. But what if she wore a black or even a gray outfit in the final scene? Or maybe black with white wraps? Might be more doable.

And I love this.

Could be some new things to chew on for a later version of Ascendant. 🤔

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#1400300
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jonh and MR, both of those new clips are absolutely incredible! 😃

For the castle clip- You don’t need to worry about the smoke and contrast anymore MR, I would say you’ve nailed that already. Same goes with the tracking, those pesky last few frames have been dealt with! Smoothing it out manually seems to have done the trick! I would say the clip is finished and good to go! (Unless anyone else picks up on anything) Nice work. 👍

Jonh, where do I even begin?! 😄 I compared each of those modified shots to the original to get a sense of how much had been changed, and I was totally blown away! Your work is nothing short of amazing. Not only have you completely hidden any evidence of Luke’s wig, but miraculously, you managed to remove the extra weight and age to his face gained between films and reshoots! This is Hollywood level expertise. 😉 👍

All that I would say is left to do now with Jonh’s footage is to merge it with Skenera’s de-blued footage he provided a while ago. Whether this means sending Jonh the footage to re-apply the effects over or perhaps, the other way around, I don’t know. Aside from that, does anything else remain in the ‘Rey Palpatine’ cut?

Edit:

Forgot about the potential of including a modified Vader’s castle shot from Rogue One. We’ll see how that plays out.

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#1399427
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Dom's (Possibly) Useful TROS Edit (WIP)
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Just wanted to let you know Dom that I haven’t forgotten about this work-print and I really appreciate you taking the time to provide the link.

I haven’t yet gotten around to giving it a watch, but I will certainly try to sometime this week, so expect a thorough post of jottings and notes I’ll take while I watch! 😃

Can’t wait to see how the Rey Nobody scenes play out!

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#1399257
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Movies Remastered said:

I’ve given this one more try with the image we have. I trimmed the mask back as hard as I could, retracked the movement, and added a smoke effect to match what’s there.

Let me know if the contrast is better?

Vaders Castle V3 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10enoOUerHDOUns2ld8dtrnuAXaLxxY4_/view?usp=sharing

Nice job MR!

In terms of blending the castle with the rest of the environment, this is the best pass yet! 👍

However, I’m not sure if this is just me, but it seems like the tracking on your second pass was a bit more precise, since closer to the end of this shot the castle seems to become a little floaty. Should be an easy fix though!

Keep up the good work!

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#1398992
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Movies Remastered said:

Did you do this? If you lay up the colour, I’ll give the tracking a go if you’d like.

I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say we’d love to see you give it a go, Movies Remastered!
Poppasketti had offered, but he’s a busy man so we’ll have to see!

poppasketti said:

As for the Vader castle shot, Hal, if you send me the shot and the castle still image (if you have it!) I can put it in my queue, but again, this may be a case of me kind of disappearing for another couple of months! So if anyone else gets to it first, by all means!

He’ll probably appreciate the burden being passed onto someone else. 😉