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#1329874
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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krausfadr said:

It’s not deleted scenes but it’s something:

https://vimeo.com/398677816

Very cool. Love the new shot of Ochi.
Also, at 1:57, look behind BB-8! It’s the Bad Robot robot! I should have assumed that JJ would put that in there somewhere! 😄

Edit:
Oh, wow. Poppasketti has given me feedback! 😃 Can I just say man that your VFX work on TLJ Rekindled is mind-blowingly good. I wouldn’t have even had the effort to do any of my own edits had I not seen yours!

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#1329816
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Really sorry about changing the subject AGAIN but a while back I heard about an idea floating around on TROS edit ideas thread.
Someone, not sure if it was Hal or someone else, but they suggeted that in order to make it more obvious that Rey becomes the physical embodiment of every single Jedi we could see the Jedi’s spirits become part of her and she could glow or some shit like that.

I tried to experiment with this, by using the distarcting Exogol strobe lights to my advantage, I made Rey have a subtle glow effect for a couple frames after we see some spirit-like elements surround her and pass through her. It comes across as a little cheesy but it’s an iteresting experiment nonetheless.

https://youtu.be/bCW-IkBSUyw

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#1329794
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

I like the lava ring. Ideally, and this would be way out there for us, the action would be taking place within that circle. But even so, it’s a striking enough visual to plausibly be an establishing shot for an environment.

As much as I wish these shots could stay in the movie, I could only find them in like 720p, so they’re not nearly good enough to be used in the final film.

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#1329684
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

act on instinct said:

Making him more transparent just isn’t on the books, is it? I could go somewhere in between on the color but that vibrant doctor manhattan blue needs to go.

EDIT: it just occurred to me on the audio side of things that when Obi-Wan speaks as a force ghost in Return of the Jedi there’s a bit of a reverb that Luke doesn’t have in his scenes as a force ghost, there’s an opportunity to play around with either trying to mimic the original or put a modern spin on it. I slapped together a very crude example.

Subtle, but effective.
As for making him transparent, I can assure you that he is already highly transparent in the film. It basically seems to me as much as Obi was in the OT.
Yoda in TLJ however, oh boy… That’s a whole other story… It baffles me how they somehow decided to make Yoda as solid, colourful and opaque as possible than went in an entirely different direction with Luke. Making him a hologram on steroids.

Edit:
I would like to consider Bobson Dugnutt’s direction for the colouring as an alterante option so Bobson, if you’re still active and listening, could I by any chance grab a PM of the force ghost scenes once you’ve finished the colours? Thanks in advance.

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#1329676
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

Bobson Dugnutt said:
Trying to fix the hyper blue they added to Luke, so that it’s more in line with Yoda in TLJ and Obi-Wan in Empire and Jedi instead of looking like a neon hologram

Nice.
I tried the same thing a couple weeks ago when the home digital trailer dropped:
All it really needed was white-balance.

https://pasteboard.co/IZCoevI.png
https://pasteboard.co/IZCowlX.png

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#1329534
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

What do you have in mind for your project about the Sith fleet?

Not fully thought out yet but basically every reference to planet killing is cut out.
The major instances of this are:

Palpatine telling Pryde to “Destroy a world they know”
Kijimi’s destruction
Poe reacting to Kijimi’s destruction
The line “Every cannon we knock out is a world saved”

Keep in mind that by removing Kijimi blowing up it prevents Zorii’s survival at the end of the film becoming a complete WTF moment.

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#1329522
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Hal 9000 said:
Unrelated: One thing I would certainly like to see is the single shot onboard the destroyer that blasts Kijimi altered to depict the crew as First Order. At minimum replace their insignia, but anything else would help. I can’t remember if their hats don’t match what we see of the First Order officers. The helmeted people are unique, and while that can be fine, it’d be even better if their helmets could be replaced with those we see at the start of TLJ worn by those working the main guns targeting the Raddus (the big black helmets that cover their whole head).

While I am all for this idea Hal, it hardly seems possible unless we were to replace the entire shot inside the destroyer with an already existing shot taken from TFA or TLJ.

As you can see here the uniform is entirely unique as well as the stormtroopers who are all Sith troopers:

https://pasteboard.co/IZtxtas.png

In my edit the entire concept of a fleet of literally thousands of planet killing superweapons is removed… I’m not 100% sure what kind of approach you will be taking on the matter as I hadn’t seen this mentioned on your cutlist.

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#1329489
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Well it doesn’t look like I’m even going to bother changing that part after failing to find a replacement line.

But I thought I might try to tackle this:

Hal 9000 said:

  • mute 3PO’s “all for nothing” speech

Does anyone know what music plays during that scene? I can’t find it ANYWHERE.
It might be nice though to rescore it with something different if we can’t find the track though, so I guess we’ll see…

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#1329473
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:
Not really needed, but I think it’d be cool to change 3PO’s interaction with the troopers. (“That’s not even a language!”) He should just haplessly be trying to find protocol to attend to, not necessarily aware that the troopers are hostile.

Challenge accepted.
I will see if I can manage to tweak C-3PO’s babbling to the troopers.

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#1328983
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

StarkillerAG said:

Also, I just realized that Oscar Isaac forgot to take off his necklace during reshoots, and now I can’t unsee it:

https://imgur.com/a/uHqaMsQ

Hopefully someone like Poppasketti or Snooker should be able to fix that.

Nope.
That’s his mother’s wedding ring that Poe wears around his neck:

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Shara_Bey's_wedding_ring

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#1328714
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Just a question for the sciencey people out there:

Speaking in terms of geography, do any of you reckon that the fallout of the DSII as well as all the debris may have caused a major environmental shift in Endor’s climate, resulting in huge spans of oceans and flooding as a way of explaining why Endor now looks so different in this cut of the film?

If we go down this path, we may need to replace the establishing shot of the planet Kef Bir with a planet more similar with the forest moon. It also may be a good idea to add many more trees to the background of the more ‘grassland’ type shots to minimalise the contrast between the Ewok shot looking just like Endor and the rest of the scenes having no trees and just being grassy plains and huge oceans.

I’m sure poppasketti will be able to pull something like this off! 😉

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#1328621
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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snooker said:

https://streamable.com/r4xtb

The video source isn’t great so I’ll definitely redo it when i get my hands on the hd clip.

I’m basically in tears of joy snooker, I love you and the work you do so much! 😄

If I remember correctly though, in this scene, doesn’t the falcon make a crash landing?

Anyway, we will watch your career with great interest. 😉

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#1328456
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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RogueLeader said:

Great!

Maybe the star destroyer kamikaze from that shot could be reused with a Coruscant matte, if one wanted to keep the ending montage. Then, you would have one PT planet (Coruscant), one OT planet (Bespin), and one ST planet (Jakku).

“You know it’s like poetry, THEY RHYME. Every stanza kind of rhymes with the next one. Hopefully it’ll work.”
-> George Lucas (behind the scenes of TPM)