Nice work, Rancor022!
Now this can become a reality…
Nice work, Rancor022!
Now this can become a reality…
Sorry to unnecessarily bump this thread, but is there any chance of a workprint or similar of the “95% complete” version you mentioned recently, Dom?
I hate to further push these repeated requests for a word of progress from Dom, as I’m sure he has a life outside of this site. (unlike me…) But if this were to be released as a final version before Hal’s ascendant, it could mean that his ‘Rey Nobody’ cut may be able to be released simultaneously with his regular cut! 😱
The worst thing about the sequel titles is that they all start with “The.” I don’t know why JJ didn’t just make it “Rise of Skywalker.”
I would be very much in favour of an alternate version of Ascendant that excludes the ‘THE’ part of the title, you know, just to mix it up a little… 😉 That way we have the third of each trilogy starting with ‘Return’ ‘Revenge’ and ‘Rise’
Hal 9000 said:
As things are presently, I used a pitched-up Kylo saber effect. Sort of sounds like a car engine with something wrong with it.
Would it be possible to keep the Kylo saber ignition effect at a regular pitch, but have it blended with the regular Anakin saber ignition sound??? 🤔
Wilford Brimley, the mustachioed actor who appeared on the big screen, television shows and Quaker Oats commercials, has died. He was 85.
Hal 9000 said:
I saw that snooker had posted recently in the ‘going away’ thread, so it’s possibly she may be gone for some time. This leaves us with a slight problem related to the Naboo shot. I don’t know if anyone else with the skill would want to try to improve upon it. It may be good enough as is, even if able to be picked apart in some ways. If so I can send the raw clip that she sent me.
After checking the OP again it seems like we now only have three tasks that have not been assigned to anyone… Might be a good time to give a quick recap of what still needs to be undertaken… Any takers??? 😃
The list is short guys, we’re closer than ever!
I think if the visual is too subtle only nerdy forum geeks like us will pick it up. I think it needs to act as clear visual shorthand for “it was broken, now it’s fixed, but imperfectly” and I think the kewlfish version accomplishes that.
I would really like it if we could somehow have Palpy yell something like, “Skywalker is dead!” Luke’s death made basically no impact on this film so anything to remind us of him would be very much welcome in my opinion.
Just watched the clip, using only a portion of the message works surprisingly well, the only big issue is that it seems like removing “somehow Palpatine returned” makes Poe’s next line “He’s been planning his revenge for years” seem very abrupt, it makes it a little too obvious he’s already in the middle of a speech.
Broom Kid said:
Bumping for a pair of questions:
- has anything further come of this project
Okay, so progress hasn’t really stopped, just slowed down once I started to dig into the prequels some more. I’ll try to post updates if I find the time but otherwise, I will confirm that this has not been canceled.
It appears to still be live at the original Google Drive link.
Thanks for confirming that, very cool! I’ve wanted to get my hands on that, if I can, it will speed things up SIGNIFICANTLY… Would you mean shooting me a PM with the link? 😃
And for goodness sake, don’t ever click on any of those spam links to see where they go!
What do you mean by that, SilverWook? I can’t identify your tone…
OK, here’s an unpopular opinion regarding Star Wars.
I’ve no issues with Jar Jar Binks and don’t know why people are so incensed by said character.
Agreed. Jar Jar is wonderful.
What… What is wrong with you?
Are you okay?
Seriously, how don’t you see it? He’s insanely annoying, his “clumsy” antics just make him seem like an idiot, and he speaks in an accent that makes me want to jam pencils up my ears. If I could remove him from the trilogy completely, I would.
See thread rules. Nobody is going to want to post here anymore if they feel like they’re losing their freedom of unpopular opinions.
Wow! This opens up a whole new range of possibilities! Also, PM sent!
Has anybody already worked on making Ghost Luke on Ahch-To less blue? Before trying to tackle it myself, I was wondering if it’s been done before.
These are still rough…
(Credit goes to Bobson Dugnutt)
I hope the mods see this. Sounds like a good idea.
I’m sure it’s already been mentioned/discussed, but there’s one thing in particular that has bothered me: the “16 hours until the Final Order attack” ticking clock just pulls me out of the movie… is there any way around it? Replace it with “Soon, they will begin an assault on all free worlds” if there’s any way to stitch something like that. I dunno.
+1 For removing the ticking clock element. Star Wars never has that.
Also, Hal, I noticed in the workprint that the scene when Chewie is introduced to Hux and Pryde in the restructured Chewie reveal is now missing. Did I miss something? 🤔
Maybe they just don’t agree with you about how good it looks? Why is that so hard to believe?
Well you didn’t quote the rest of my reply, giving a false impression on what I was actually saying.
I continued by asking if the playback on Google Drive causes any issues with colouring, which would contribute to causing confusion between myself and others about what issues we were actually referring to. That is what I meant was hard to believe.
Very, very cool! I’m super excited to see some of this VFX incorporated into the scenes! I can not even begin to conceive any idea on how you manage to mask and rotoscope every lightsaber in these films!
Nobody really knows what went down on TROS, but if you see a body with dozens of stab wounds and severed limbs, maybe hesitate before calling it self-inflicted.
Beautiful analogy, NeverarGreat. Did you come up with that? It’s so fitting. 😃
Kewlfish, that new clip looks amazing! Can’t wait to see how the rest of the scenes turn out! 😄
Okay, so the workprint seems to be a perfect match with the frames Skenera provided meaning that the intensity or whatever you want to call it, has not been altered either intentionally or mistakingly by Hal like I had wrongly assumed.
Because of this, I have no idea what everyone is complaining about. Does the playback on Google Drive really result in over-saturation of red? That seems a little stupid.
EDIT: The excessive red is far more present in the google drive preview- viewing the fully downloaded video looks much better.
Brewzter seems to believe that’s the explanation.
Downloading the workprint now. I will compare frames of it with the example frames provided by Skenera to see if the LUT has been applied as they intended and as they appear on my computer.
This should hopefully resolve any debate about excessive red colouring.
Any ‘over abundance’ of red must imply that the LUT applied to the workprint Hal released has not been set to the specifications I believe were intended when it was created by Skenera.
Bottom line is: the LUT is fine, so long as it has been set correctly. Still unhappy? Make your own edit.
For Exagol they look great, everywhere else they are almost too much. It’s like we swung the pendulum from being too blue to being too red. You can see this especially in Kylo’s face, it almost looks like he’s sunburnt. I wonder what it would look like if the intensity was just brought down slightly. Another issue with the LUTs is that the movie becomes incredibly bright, almost too much.
Hold up, what?!
The way you described it is NOT how it looks when I imported the LUT.
Hal, I can’t view your workprint at the current time, but is this how you’ve set yours:
(This is in FCPX)
Only issue I noticed is that the rest of the LUT makes the picture a LOT warmer and more red.
You have an issue with Skenera’s work, you have an issue with me! 😠
Only joking, but I don’t understand how removing the hideous aqua blanket over the film is an issue.
Haven’t seen the workprint yet, but it SHOULD look like this:
The crawl is good, I’d say maybe capitalize stuff like “First Order” and “Resistance.”
The sequels have a nasty habit of capitalising too much. The original trilogy had little to no capital words. This is a crawl, not a Trump tweet. Captilising doesn’t make words “more importanter”
But some of the other shots, particularly the rebel base, are very red.
Better than having all whites be green.