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Darth Sadifous

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#1413525
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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krausfadr said:

The simplest and most effective thing to do for the puppet show would be for one big puppet AT-AT to be firing at Luke (just someone making a laser sound effect their mouth), then Luke raises his hand and sends it toppling over. An extended or complicated puppet sequence would start to get very fan edity.

EDIT: The person who came up with this concept is a genius.

I am certainly not take credit for coming up with the concept, but when I first saw the film in theaters I was shocked JJ didn’t insert this idea into the film. The setup was there and it would have been a subtle nod to Luke’s valiant stand on Crait and its impact on the rest of the galaxy at large. It also would make the civilian fleet showing up at the end of the film not so jarring. Honestly, someone tweaking this scene to show a puppet Luke and an AT-AT is my last wish for V2 of this edit!

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#1401324
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Cinefy said:

Maybe someone could make Desert stylised Luke doll and shoot it on a greenscreen, or recreate the one from The Last Jedi.

Rough Concept: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/501825149469851659/797505846547316797/PicsArt_01-09-05.43.16.jpg?width=1424&height=590

This mockup is definitely what I had in mind. I know it is small in the grand scheme of things and won’t make or break V2, but it would be a cool little throwback/ easter egg!

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#1401193
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Between Coruscant in the background in the the boardroom meeting, Vader’s castle now on Mustafar and Luke’s hair being corrected I am a pretty happy camper when it comes to how V2 is shaping up. However, one very minor idea that has been brought up here in the past that I would love to still see implemented is a recreation of Luke’s stand on Crait in TLJ when the children are gathered around that “mini play” on Pasaana. I was actually pretty surprised JJ didn’t do this in the original cut because it would be so easy to briefly reference the last film and how word of Luke standing up to the FO has spread throughout the galaxy. It also would make the final arrival of the civilian fleet make a little more sense in my opinion. What do you guys/gals think?

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#1400743
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

Just so everyone knows, I’ve got some all-consuming business to keep up with in my personal life so I won’t have a lot of time to dedicate to going about this. I will still release V2 and the Rey Nobody edit, even if it takes time and ‘the right day’ here and there. I also hope to get the slight revision to TFA out the door.
Thanks for your understanding. I do the easy part, but you all are keeping the project going and I know V2 is going to be incredible for it.

Hal,

Thanks for everything you do; we will be patiently awaiting V2. Perhaps this is the wrong thread to ask this on, but what alterations are proposing on the updated TFA cut?

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#1399319
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I’ve been advocating for Vader’s castle to appear in the background on Mustafar and I think this shot is perfect. I’m all for an establishing shot if it can be pulled off convincingly, but if not I think this is a nice Easter Egg as is. I’d definitely be down for this appearing in the final edit regardless if it’s a blink and you miss it shot if the establishing shot of the castle doesn’t come to fruition. Great work, MR!

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#1397648
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Awesome work, poppa! Not only does this add so much world building to this scene, it also connects to the montage of Coruscant added to the end of this edit quite nicely. We as an audience have now seen an occupying star destroyer floating above the former capital of the Republic and get to watch it fall by the end of the movie.

I think it is subtle, but goes to show the power of faneditting. This community is so talent and I am always blown away by what everyone can accomplish, but not remotely surprised either. Now onward to Vader’s castle on Mustafar when someone finds the time!

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#1396903
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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poppasketti said:

Hey everyone,

I finally had a little free time and was able to make an effort to add Coruscant into the board room meeting scene!

https://vimeo.com/494722697
pw: fanedit

The new FX shots are at :06, 1:23, and 1:25. There’s no audio because the clip I had to work from didn’t have audio, but I can add that later!

Hell Yes! This is what I have been talking about; you nailed it poppa. It looks amazing! Now do you think you can take a crack at Vader’s castle too?

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#1395100
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The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
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MMP said:

I don’t think I will edit another Star Wars film in the near future. I love L8WRTR & Hals’ versions of I-III and I don’t think there is much room for improvement.
I will for sure continue making fan edits but I’m not sure if I will upload them. I think there is not much interest in Fan edits that have nothing to do with Star Wars.

I personally would be interested in any fan edit you work on FYI. Keep up the good work and may the force be with you!

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#1395063
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The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
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It is an extremely small grip in the grand scheme of things. Love the edit and now I am looking forward to watching your Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skulls edit as well. I am very interested in seeing how you pull of the plot without actual aliens within the film. However back to a galaxy far, far away…do you ever have plans to make fan edits of Episode II or Episode VI? I think we have similar outlooks on SW and I have some fanedits I watch of those films, but still am not completely satisfied with them. Didn’t know if you have plans to take a crack at any of the other saga films.

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#1395061
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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MagMaxx said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENUi3ZGzHkI
kylo in coruscant, a lot a people asked about coruscant so talk with this guy

Not really what I had in mind, but thanks for sharing. This is very “fan-edity” to me; I wanted something much more subtle. Just for Coruscant to appear from orbit behind the window in the boardroom meeting with FO top brass.

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#1394811
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I just rewatched the current version of this edit and I can honestly say it has improved my perspective greatly. This community is beyond talented and I thank Hal for all his hard work and dedication to this franchise over the years. However, along with my request to add Vader’s castle at Mustafar and Coruscant at the boardroom meeting, is there a way to make Ben’s finally words in the trilogy not be “ouch”?

I know it is a minor gripe, but it still bothers me. After a fresh watch, it seems there are moment’s when Ben’s mouth/face is obstructed by darkness, perhaps we could get a subtle “Rey” or “No” before he rises to face Palpatine and his face is obscured or when he is struggling to Rey after returning from his descent down the pit. Perhaps others will think this is a waste of time or unnecessary, but in mind anything is better than the protagonist’s/antagonist’s of the entire trilogy last lines to be basically a grunt. What is everyone thoughts on this? I know it maybe nitpicky; let me know.

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#1394310
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
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Words cannot express how much I love this edit. I have watched countless edits of TLJ over the years and while I liked a lot of the ideas, the sum of all the parts ultimately were always lacking to me. This is now my definitive edit of TLJ; so much so that I erased all previous edits I have downloaded over the years off my computer. You absolutely crushed it.

The teases of Palaptine, the new music that swells, Luke’s green lightsaber and holy hell…Holdo is not only a likeable hero now, but an integral part of the resistance. So glad the Holdo/Poe subplot has been jettison, Canto Bight (Rose/ Finn’s Love Angle) is no more and Phasma dies in the ruins of Starkiller Base; especially since most of these plots are not touched upon again TROS. You won me over with the caretakers and the third lesson too as they have never been my favorite. My only minor nitpick is Luke’s green saber/ Luke’s blue saber hilt switch back and fourth during his fight with Kylo. Not a huge deal, but it took me a little bit out of the moment as it happens a couple times. Overall in terms of fan edits, 4.5 out of 5. I adore this edit! Thank you and may the force be with you…always!

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#1394233
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hey Guys! Just checking in, love the edit and I look forward to an updated version someday on the horizon. I know introducing the crackle saber and fixing Luke’s hair seem to be the prevailing topics at the moment. I also think the Kylo/ Palpatine clone exchange has some potential. However, two early ideas that seem to have been dropped by the wayside as the editing process went on is the insertion of Vader’s castle on Mustafar and the insertion of Coruscant in the background of the boardroom meeting with the FO officers. Is there any chance this could still end up in V2? I know they aren’t monumentally important additions in the grand scheme of things, but they were on my wish list and I think it would help connect all the films in the saga and be nice for world building. What is everyone’s thought?

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#1386913
Topic
The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was (Released)
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Hal, I apologize if this has already been asked. However, I was wondering you would consider a version w/ Hayden’s Anakin at the end. I am surprised I am asking this as I adore the Shaw version of the character at the end and was actually mad when Hayden replaced him in later versions of ROTJ. That being said, you and Jonh did such a nice job of adding in Hayden at the end of TROS in your fanedit of that film I want to be able to watch both these edits and see Hayden all the way through. I think is would be beneficial watching this as a collective saga. Let me know what you think. Thanks for all your hard work!

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#1372904
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Return of the Jedi - Saga edit (released)
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My favorite part is the removal of Han’s jealousy, the Max Rebo Band and of Boba Fett’s demise in the film. Some of the music doesn’t completely work for me, but the visuals are pretty good. The scenes in the throne room look a little washed out and too grey to me, but I think it may just be years of being use to the blue tone. The ewoks are made a believable as the can be in the final battle. Also I miss Vader’s arrival before the Emperor at the beginning of the film. One issue I also noticed (super minor) is Jabba’s subtitles “He’s using an(d) old Jedi mind trick.” Overall, I enjoyed it and think you did a great job. Thanks for sharing this with the community and may the force be with you.

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#1372683
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal, I like the addition of the lever and Chewbacca’s growl. Great job of extending the scenes a little longer. Jonh glad to see you are back and working on the addition of Ben Solo at the end. I agree with fellow posters that his face seems a little too transparent and his movement a little stiff, but nice first attempt. I know you’ll perfect it. If someone could still give Vader’s castle on Mustafar a try I’d be ecstatic.

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#1370737
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Brewzter said:

Darth Sadifous said:
Sheev seems genuinely surprised Kylo and Rey are a dyad in the force, yet Snoke says he bridged their minds and seems to have a better grasp of their force link then “The Senate”.

Pretty sure Snoke was just lying about that

Definitely a possibility, but the transition from TLJ and TRoS with Palpatine and Snoke being linked is super muddled. We really don’t know what their relationship was like and how much control Palpatine had over Snoke. Whether Snoke was more of an apprentice or a “meat puppet”. Either way, I don’t want to get far off topic when it comes to this fanedit.

However, it is something that still bothers me. If Hal would like to change the line to “I trained Snoke” then I would be happy. Although, I don’t need to die on that hill. “I made Snoke” is fine I suppose now that his vat of clones is removed as it can apply a multitude of different interpretations. I’ll just stick with my head canon of Snoke being a placeholder apprentice for Palpatine until he could sink his claws into Kylo or Rey.

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#1370706
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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nl0428 said:

Does anyone here have an interest in making Snoke out to be an apprentice of some sort of Palpatine? Since the vat of his clones have been replaced, I think it could work, but it would also result in the removal of his line, “you have ever heard.”

I have been an advocate of this for awhile. I think it is cleaner and harkens back to the PT and OT of Palpatine always having an apprentice, but always looking for a stronger and often younger one. Also, I think you could imply Snoke maybe is withholding info from Palpatine and possibly thinks he could supplant him in his weaken state especially with the FO and Kylo Ren as his ally. The reconning between TLJ and TRoS has made for a murky grey area of how much Palpatine knew and controlled Snoke. Sheev seems genuinely surprised Kylo and Rey are a dyad in the force, yet Snoke says he bridged their minds and seems to have a better grasp of their force link then “The Senate”.