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#1373778
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Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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Based on feedback in this thread, I’ve now uploaded a new version of my fan edit.

After facing technical difficulties, I decided to upload it in two parts, about 1.5 hours each.

On my end, I am now 100 percent satisfied with my fan edit, however jaded I happen to be from editing it again and again and again and again and again.

Please PM me if you’d like to have the two links.

As always, may the Force be with you!

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#1373157
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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Please excuse all my extra posts with my after-thoughts, but while re-editing, I noticed a mistake on my part, and I humbly take note of it here.

In the edit that I just published, it seems I forgot to include the scene where Maul uses the Force to sabotage the hyperdrive of the Venator-class Star Destroyer that was transporting Ahsoka Tano and 332nd Company.

My new cut will include that sequence, for sure.

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#1372862
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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Okay, I’m just going to re-iterate a few main notes to make sure I’m tracking everything for my adjustments and improvements; for the non-veterans, “tracking” is a word used for paying attention, etc.

Adjust the volume so the live-action and animated segments are about as loud as the other; that may be tricky, but I will sure do my best.

Add in wipes between the live-action and animated segments; I will do so MOST of the time, but when the action really picks up, like between the duel between Maul and Ahsoka and the fight between Grievous and Obi-Wan, I’ll intercut more quickly. Also, in certain scenes, I feel it’s appropriate to slowly fade in and slowly fade to black.

Revise the opening crawl. This is what my new draft says:

Episode 3

REVENGE OF THE SITH

Over three years, the Galactic Republic has been at war with the Confederacy of Independent Systems; countless lives have been lost on thousands of worlds.

Although Ahsoka Tano walked away from the Jedi Order, she now joins forces with Mandalorian warriors and Clone Troopers of Anakin Skywalker to capture Maul.

In a stunning move, Separatist forces have ambushed Coruscant and abducted the Supreme Chancellor; two Jedi Knights lead a mission to rescue him and reclaim peace for a crumbling Republic.

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#1372732
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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JKMaxx suggested revising the text crawl, so I’ve been playing with it some more.

Just to get this out of the way, I’m changing episode Roman Numerals to Arabic Numerals; as my dad once said, Roman Numerals are a lost ark.

INTRO CRAWL:

Episode 3

REVENGE OF THE SITH

Over three years, the Galactic Republic has been at war with the Confederacy of Independent Systems; countless lives have been lost on thousands of worlds.

Although Ahsoka Tano walked away from the Jedi Order, she now joins forces with Mandalorian warriors and Clone Troopers of Anakin Skywalker to capture Maul.

In a stunning move, Separatist forces have ambushed Coruscant and abducted the Supreme Chancellor; two Jedi Knights lead a mission to rescue him and reclaim peace for a crumbling Republic.

PAN DOWN.

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#1372675
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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Anakin Starkiller said:

With all due respect to his efforts, I feel that is an excessive amount of fan service.

The whole concept of intercutting RotS and the Siege of Mandalore is already a lot of fanservice.

I can understand that point of view.

However, I deleted a handful of scenes that I’d felt were slowing down the story of ROTS; without the SoM scenes, it would only be an hour and a half.

EDIT:

For me, this fan edit isn’t really fan service as much as it is showing a more complete story, where each half of the story informs the other, especially in the scene where Ahsoka does some quick research on Fives that uncovers the mystery behind Order 66.

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#1372651
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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JKMaxx said:
I find that RotS was much louder than the TCW footage so the audio transitions were jarring as well.

A friend of mine told me the opposite, so I guess I must have compensated too much for that. I’ll see what I can do.

As for the hard cuts as opposed to wipes, I simply felt that it helped to truly emphasize that both Anakin and Ahsoka’s journeys are happening more or less simultaneously.

Hm. Maybe I could still try more wipes in some places.

JKMaxx said:
I also think the crawl text might need revising.

What might you recommend for the crawl text?

JKMaxx said:
the post-credits Vader scene could probably be bumped up closer to the end of the credits; a minute between is quite a long time.

I see.

In a fan edit of AOTC, I did something I think that you’re suggesting: Shortly after the credits started, I showed a quick intro of Ahsoka Tano, which ended right when Anakin was baffled about getting an apprentice. Maybe I can do something similar, albeit with a somber tone.

JKMaxx said:

This is a really strong start and I think you have something great on your hands!

Thank you so much, I really appreciate that.

Honestly, I’ve been editing and re-editing this off and on for the past three months, almost since the Corona virus pandemic started.

You can almost say I’m weary of this by now, yet I also enjoy appreciating this beautiful tragedy more and more.

Maybe with your critiques, I can continue to make this even better!

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#1372478
Topic
Revenge of the Sith: Blue Harvest Cut (Released)
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Using the New Canon Cut by NFBisms, I’ve been working on a fan edit that intercuts with Ahsoka’s journey during the Siege of Mandalore.

I know that a person with the Reddit user name of Numeral Joker made a 4.5-hour cut of more or less the same thing.

With all due respect to his efforts, I feel that is an excessive amount of fan service.

In my cut, I felt that more or less three hours is a good runtime; I did my best to make sure each scene helps the story to flow, rather than simply trying to include every single little thing that allegedly happened during the events of ROTS.

Also, I re-wrote the opening text crawl and made it light blue, hence the title Blue Harvest Cut.

EDIT:

You may PM me for a link.

Enjoy!

Darth_Zounds

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#1368693
Topic
My fan edit of 'Revenge of the Sith' (a WIP)
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For a while now, I’ve been working on my own fan edit that implements the very last arc of Ahsoka Tano.

I’ve seen one or two other people doing this.

Not going to lie, though, I’ve noticed those tend to be four whole hours long, which I think is WAY too much for a movie.

It’s like fans just want an excessive amount of fan service, rather than a movie that flows well.

In my fan edit, I’ve cut a handful of scenes from ROTS that I’ve always felt were way too dialog-heavy and dragged the story down to a crawl.

I’m referring to scenes like the one where Obi-Wan tells Anakin about the Council wanting him to spy on the Chancellor; with the addition of scenes from the Siege of Mandalore arc especially, that happens off-screen.

I’m about to work on my custom crawl, which is drastically changed from the original version.

Here it is so far.

TITLE CRAWL:

Episode 3

REVENGE OF THE SITH

Over the course of three years, the Clone War has raged on across the Galaxy between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists.

After Ahsoka Tano was framed for an attack on the Jedi Temple, she left the Order, but a chance to capture Maul has motivated her to join forces with Mandalorian warriors and Clone Troopers of her former mentor.

Now that Separatist forces have ambushed Coruscant and abducted the Supreme Chancellor, two Jedi Knights lead a brave mission to rescue him and reclaim peace for a crumbling Republic.

PAN DOWN TO CORUSCANT.

Obviously, I’m thinking about switching the episode number from Roman Numerals – I, II, III, IV, V, VI – to Arabic Numerals – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Roman Numerals are a Lost Arc.

I’m also thinking of changing the color from yellow to light blue, the same shade as the title card that says “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Already tried a preview, and I think it looks beautiful.

Also, would it be cool if I used the animated logo of OriginalTrilogy.com?

I saw that in the very beginning of IlFanEditore’s edits. That and the disclaimer were things that made me WANT to keep watching to the end.

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#1358600
Topic
SW Prequel Trilogy: Darth Zounds' Cut (Released)
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Hello there,

In my heart, George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy always had potential; I realized, eventually, that it just could have been executed a little better.

With that in mind, I’ve made a few adjustments that I’d love to share with Reddit.
For starters, I shifted ‘Attack of the Clones’ to Episode 1, as well as a few other edits to the script.
Here is that script:

Star Wars: Episode I: Army of the Republic

With that beginning of the Clone Wars out of the way, I edited together an in-between-quel cut from the 2008 ‘Clone Wars’ movie, several action sequences from the series, and what I first thought was the final story arc featuring Ahsoka Tano. Here is

Star Wars: Episode II: Labyrinth of Evil

Last but not least, I love the New Canon edit by NFBisms, so I started with that for ‘Revenge of the Sith.’ To be completely honest, though, there were a handful of scenes that I felt made the story lag. After removing them, I believe that the plot flows much more smoothly. I also intercut between the Siege of Mandalore arc from ‘The Clone Wars.’ Here is my three-hour cut of

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

After everything is said and done, I hope that these three sources combined provide a more satisfying experience than what we were given in 1999, 2002, and 2005.

May the Force be with you,

Darth_Zounds