One of us has Lucas in their name, a picture of Lucas as their profile pic…
One of us has Lucas in their name, a picture of Lucas as their profile pic…
Anyway VFX for the sake of VFX isn’t a bad thing.
Are you sure you’re not George Lucas?
Bens cloak is looking a touch green in a few shots Dre. Otherwise phenomenal work as always.
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.
These look great Dre. I gotta wonder though, why start with the beginning of the film? Why no do a Han shot first?
Because Julie Andrews taught us the beginning is a very good place to start.
Fantastic again DrDre. It really is making me oddly emotional seeing these frames the way I always knew they could look, but couldn’t quite get there on my own with the Blu-ray.
Here’s a subset of finished reference shots from the Death Star Conference room sequence:
THANK YOU for not making this scene overly blue. I feel like I’ve been saying for years a naturalistic approach is the best way to go.
Here’s the final version:
This is the first time I’ve seen this scene where the colors and skin tones look natural. Kudos DrDre.
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.
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I’d say maybe reduce the opening of episode 3, not cut it. The dooku scene is kind of important.
I’m glad to hear there is still behind the scenes activity on this. And it seems like if this Disney fox deal goes through, it’s a shoe-in for release.
I am curious, for these future events you are being asked to speak at, when you have concrete information on those and if it’s a publicly accessible event, if you could let us know, I’m sure many of us in the Hollywood (or otherwise) area would love to come support you and hear you speak.
Well Ady is already planning to reshoot big chunks of the Endor battle to include more rebel badassery. I’m sure there are a number of 501st guys who would be happy to be included to make the troopers seem a bit more capable and formidable as well.
Rent out the Chinese theater in Hollywood.
Hey, a guy can dream.
It’s worth noting that the avchd versions are meant to be burned onto a DVD.
I’ve done a quick color correction of the first reel of poita’s 1997 SE scan, which also serves as a color reference next to the technicolor references for my regrade. Here are the Tantive IV shots and a few Tatooine shots as a bonus:
Not necessarily an error, as it probably is how it was graded in the first place, but seems the closeups of that one rebel soldier have noticeable more mint color in the walls than surrounding shots.
Hey guys, I’ve been following this project for a while but just downloaded on my Mac, but am having some problems downloading. I used the multiple part RAR download method, and I followed the steps, downloaded updated all of the software necessary, and had all of the files from the free rapid downloader in my folder. However, when i tried to extract the files using Unarchiver and one other extractor for Mac, it said that the movie couldn’t be played. I’m not sure what to do, considering I followed the instructions. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
What program are you using to try and play the file? In my experience Quicktime is pretty hit or miss with these MKVs. Try downloading VLC player and try on that. I’ve had better luck with it.
I have the Harry Potter blu-rays, and my version of Philosopher’s Stone (perhaps imported from Canada) just uses clever camera angles every time someone mentions “Philosopher’s Stone”. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone where they actually show them saying that phrase on screen.
Explanation: The BluRay version always cuts to a reaction shot from another character, or there’s a door in the way, etc. I thought that Mr Columbus used clever camera angles from the start.
They say it visibly on screen several times in the US Sorcerer’s Stone version. I figured they just shot all those scenes twice for the various versions.
I personally hate “Sorcerer’s Stone” because 1. It’s just plain stupid because the Philosopher’s Stone is a pre-existing bit of folklore. and 2. It’s insulting because it was only put in place because publishers thought American kids were too stupid to know what a philosopher was.
But I’ve never gotten a hold of an NTSC version of Philosopher’s Stone. I did a sort of shady download of an mkv rip once (I own the US version on bluray, dvd, and vhs so bite me. They have my money) but never actually ended up watching it all the way through before my harddrive I had it on bit the dust. I wish they would sell a bluray with both versions on it, so people could take their pick, rather than be limited by where they live.
I’ve just seen another listing on eBay. Seems to be a regular occurrence of late… it’s just unbelievable that these people don’t seem to have a conscience about scamming people and making money from other people’s hard work.
Reported. I mean at least this guy is only asking £3, unlike most other people asking a fortune. Still effed up though.
I’ve just seen this listing of Harmy’s Despecialized Star Wars trilogy on eBay. I reported it as a bootleg on the listing page: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273139608993
This guy is also trying to sell another set in an auction if you go to his page
I initially posted in the wrong thread and was redirected here. Sorry about that.
“ENDED”. Looks like another sale went down.
More money 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm/Disney/whatever aren’t getting.
I also reported that one so it may have just been taken down
Huh… well that is annoying. They went out of their way to sell toys (its not even integrated into the story like ewoks, just “there” like the PT).
Anyway I kind of liked the red arm, gave 3PO more depth. But either way (gold in TFA, red in TLJ) I would of preferred.
That’s really the thing for me. I wouldn’t have minded if they just never even addressed it in story. Like, oh this is just a casualty of war that happened at some point in the last 30 years, like his silver leg in SW. But they go out of their way to draw attention to it “you probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm”, only to have it rendered completely pointless by him ending the film with his regular gold arm. If his arm stayed red for the foreseeable future and it was never really acknowledged or made a big deal of, that would have been fine and added to the realism of the universe.
It’s just easier to make it gold in his few scenes of TFA than to make it red in every film going forward from that point.
He tells Artoo near the end of TFA that he “must get [his] proper arm reinstalled” and the last time you see him (as the Falcon flies away at the end), he has his gold arm again. No continuity error, but it’s very subtle.
Yeah, not a continuity error, just a stupid toy-selling tactic.
I really want to see the opposite done (even though it’d surely be more work).
Make both his arms red?
I decree an unofficial halt on posting until adywan is caught up. He has a lifetime’s worth of readying to do, plus replys. Lets all agree to give him a break. Nice to see you back btw.
Just reigniting an old thread here. Since we’ve found that threepio’s red arm has been rendered completely irrelevant, I suggest removing it entirely.
Now this was done in photoshop and would be more difficult to do in after effects, but if I take on a TFA edit (which the more I think about it, the more it looks like I might) I will definitely be seeing if it’s a practical change to instate.