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While I’d say it is possible to remove the Ronto and keep other elements, like the shadow under the landspeeder, I don’t think that’s the best way to go about it. The problem with the SE landspeeder shadow is that to do it, they cut off the bottom half of the landspeeder. It just doesn’t look right. It’d be better, in my humble opinion, to roto out the landspeeder entirely and then reinsert it to have more stable movement and a new shadow beneath it that doesn’t rely on cutting off parts of the speeder to begin with.

Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers

NeverarGreat said:

Very nice. What is the source of this artwork?

It is the mural displayed at Star Wars Celebration this year.
If memory serves, this is where I saved it from:

There is also artwork for Clone Wars and Rebels in there, but I didn’t feel particularly obliged to create covers for those. Maybe I will someday.


The ROTJ Blu-ray really bothers me. Not because of the changes, because I had kind of made my peace with the fact that stupid changes were going to continue happening. But because I felt it was handled the best in terms of color. Was it spot on? No. But it at least looked mostly natural. But then it had to be ruined by these long sections of out of focus scenes that made it just as irritating to watch as the botched color on the other two.

Force bless Williarob and all involved in 4K77, 4K83, and eventually 4K80.

Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects

From the Wikipedia DMCA page:

"Rulemaking was scheduled to occur in 2009, but the final rule was not issued until the following year. The 2010 exemptions, issued in July 2010, are:[39]

Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:
Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
Documentary filmmaking;
Obsolete software and video game formats.
Noncommercial videos. (A new exemption in 2010, similar to a previous educational exemption.)"

One could argue fan edits fall under "noncommercial video’ I suppose. Or if you’re a film studies student like myself, could argue it falls under educational use.

4k77 released

Williarob said:

Chewtobacca said:

fmalover said:

The subtle pink cast has been completely removed, which is great, but I kinda like the grain. Is there any possibility of releasing a version of 4K77 with the colour timing of the DNR version and film grain? It would be the best of both worlds.

I’d very much like such a version as well.

So would I, but I’m afraid it’s not that simple. I took the original release and ran it through After Effects for Denoising, then Phoenix for additional cleanup and PF Clean for shot by shot color correction. It went through After Effects again for additional scene by scene color correction to arrive at RC1 (the first private beta release). Then the output from RC1 had a second round of shot by shot color correction (almost every shot in the film) to get to the final release.

So to get to roughly the same place colorwise, at the very least I have to render it all out to DPX again (this time without the DNR), run it through my PF Clean project again, and then render it out of not one but two After Effects project files.

A potential solution could be to put the dnr version on top of the non dnr version in premiere or after effects and set the blend mode to “color”. Theoretically you’d get the luminosity of the non dnr version but the colors of the dnr version.

The Disney/Fox acquisition....

Possessed said:

Colson said:

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SilverWook said:

Hopefully, they never dare do that to the Indiana Jones films, as the dissolve from the Paramount logo into the prologue is a signature of the series!

I can live with the 20th Century Fox logo gone from Star Wars.

But this is just offensive.

The fanfare was written for Star Wars specifically

Uhm, wrong? Even the recording of it found in the movie itself is from the 50s.

I always heard that the extension of the fanfare (the part that plays over the lucasfilm logo) was written by Williams for Star Wars, but that fox liked it so much they continued using it. Is that not correct?

The Sequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).

Gimpy said:

I had an idea for a radical edit of episode 7 that I’ve started to work on, where I have tried to integrate some of Captain phasma’s scenes from 8 into 7, specifically her duel with Finn, and some of the Rose, DJ, Phasma scenes.

(I dont have the vfx skills that I need.)

I want to take some of the Finn, Rose, DJ stuff and put that into 7,

ie Finn and Rose (both imperials in this edit) try to escape the 1st order together. Phasma catches them, kills Rose, and then sends finn to “re-integration.” Ie his mind is wiped.

So, is his interest in Rey real? Is it a remnant of a past memory of Rose? Adds depth to both characters.

The next time we see Finn he has his breakdown on Jakku, escapes with Poe, etc.

I would love to integrate Finn’s duel with Phasma into the destruction of Starkiller. (She escapes the compactor and tries to confront finn.)

To me, Finn being underutilized in both movies was a real downer. They had a real opportunity to show the Star Wars universe an unfiltered view of the Empire’s/1st order’s cruelty from a soldier’s perspective. What is life like for imperial citizens etc. they squadered it.

The only problem with killing off Rose is she’s confirmed for Episode 9 and we don’t know how big a role she’ll have.

The Disney/Fox acquisition....

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Apparently, they even remastered the legendary Song of the South.
However, it’s unknown if the OUT will be released in a remastered form as fans have been praying for or if it will end up like Song of the South.

They did. I was at a panel on restoration at D23 in 2015, and they showed a few clips from a 4K scan of SOTS they did.

However when asked about it, the guy presenting said it was just for archival purposes and there were no immediate plans for a release.
That was 3 years ago though, so who knows.