Since I’m working in the Maz’s Castle section, here’s a hopefully final version of the insert shot of the Meson Martinet, now with cleaned up matte, gate weave, and the inclusion of a pirate:
Woah, that is absolutely fantastic NeverarGreat! I love the addition of the pirate waiting around. This little cutaway is a genius solution to help Rey’s motivations for running away be just that little bit clearer. 😉 Also very nice to see such a unique ship and character brought into the spotlight after being somewhat swept under the rug in the film.
Very excited about the Falcon tracking beacon as well! 😄
Also, I’m a little late to this thread, so I’m still catching up, but I happened upon this clip from a while ago:
Here’s a rough version of the new sequence I’m considering for the Hosnian Destruction. It’s closer to Restructured, but unlike that scene there’s actually too many shots to fit into the music duration.
I love the way you were able to re-order certain moments a little differently to Restructured, as my biggest issue with that edit was Chewie’s long delay before shooting Kylo.
However I did notice in this clip that you still retained the shot of Leia’s reaction to Han’s death in the theatrical as her reaction to the base firing. The problem I see with doing this is that in the context this edit, the entire Resistance base is aware that the Republic is being destroyed, yet in the shot of Leia, people are just chilling around and one guy just strolls past. Obviously it would make sense in the original film, as only Leia knows of Han’s death, but as it stands in that clip, it just sticks out to me as a mistake.
Sorry for my rambling, I hope you get my point! 😉