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#1363903
Topic
Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist (COMPLETED)
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I’ll probably do a whole new version with that opening.

Thanks for your thoughts stevepaynter. You make a good point about the muscle. I had originally cut his death as it just felt odd to not even know these characters and then to have such an emotional scene when he dies. The tone of the film at that point just didn’t fit for me. I’ll mull it around in my melon to see if my mind changes though. The shot of him flying through the air is comical yes, but that was a scene that I needed to utilize a wipe transition to show time passing and to get a wipe transition in. That was one of my main goals of the edit, to add those little features that make movies feel like Star Wars. The shower scene also was cut for the same reason.

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#1361237
Topic
Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit (Released)
Time

It never really got beyond concept mode in the past. I recently rewatched Odyssey: A Star Wars Story and saw how I could pull it off with the new footage. There’s about 5-10 seconds of video and audio taken from that fanfilm to help add the footage needed to pull it off. I messed around with it a bit more and found a way to get Jyn and Cassian visually into the U-wing by repurposing some footage I’ll be removing from the film as they descend the tower. I’ll upload another draft when I get a bit of time to work on it today.

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#1358563
Topic
Idea & Info Wanted: The Force Awakens - a PG edit?
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Here’s what I’d suggest to tone it down.
-Lower onscreen death body count
-Trim or remove Kylo hacking Lor San Tekka down
-Trim or remove Poe’s interrogation
-Remove Finn cursing in the Falcon
-Trim the rathtar scene?
-Trim Force vision Kylo massacre where he impales the guard
-Trim/remove Finn fighting stormtrooper
-Remove Finn yelling that’s one heck of a pilot
-Trim or remove the balcony scene (this will be the hardest part of making the edit PG imho)
-Trim Kylo punching his wound and blood
-Triim Finn and Kylo duel

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#1356776
Topic
SONY VEGAS AUDIO DOUBTS
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Ac3 tracks aren’t compatible with Vegas. You’d need to convert it to an aac, mp3, pcm, or wav file. The PCM option is probably what you’re looking for if you want lossless. I believe the stereo downmix refers to what you are hearing while editing if you edit your 5.1 mix in stereo. Your render will output a 5.1 surround track if you select that in the settings.

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#1355628
Topic
007 The Unofficial Series
Time

Just finished up v1 of this edit over at FE and thought I’d share it with all of you wonderful people here at OT. Hope you are all safe and well!

Brief Synopsis:
MI6 agent, James Bond, earns his 00 agent license to kill and becomes the infamous 007.

Intention:
Create an 11 episode presentation of the Daniel Craig 007 era films that focuses on James Bond the Spy and the ensuing action. The edit also attempts to bring the last two films into a visual closeness with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace through extensive color correction.

Release Info:
v1 June 2020 - 11 episodes in iTunes equivalent 6mbps 5.1 MP4 files
v2 Q3/Q4 2020 - 11 episodes in 15mbps 5.1 MP4 Files

Learn more about the edit here: https://digmodification.wordpress.com/edit-gallery/007-the-unofficial-series/

001 - Ellipsis
Runtime: 0:43:57
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Cold intro of Bond earning his 00 license (removed fade in, now hard open)
+Created background and mask to remove the barrel effect when Bond shoots the informant
-Cut to black removing the Casino Royale intro/song (this is my favorite Bond song and one of my favorite rock songs, but in this format it just doesn’t fit)
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
Open on boy running through the camp
-Trimmed the over the top parkour scenes, now Bond is just chasing him on foot through the vegetation, worksite and road
-Trimmed a little bit of M going off
-Trimmed Bond & Solange to just focus on moving the narrative and plot forward
-Trimmed M’s agitated cursing at Bond when he calls at the airport, is transfered to her then hangs up. The majority of her character is just bickering and I wanted to make her more than a disgruntled head of MI6. Hopefully it helps her natural transformation into the more supportive sympathetic role she will take in the third episode.
-Cut Bond falling off the truck and then chasing it down and jumping back on. Now he never falls off
Episode ends with close up of Bond’s face after Carlos activates the charge that Bond places on his belt
+Custom credits (directed by, story by, actor names, studio credits, etc.)
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper

002 - Casino Royale
Runtime: 0:45:41
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Opening sequence after M walks away from Bond after their conversation at Solange’s home
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Trimmed some of Vesper and James’ dialogue after sizing each other up on the train
-Removed James’ line about Vesper being single, it now cuts away after he says she’s not his type
End of episode after Bond returns and announces that last hand nearly killed him
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Color correction to increase saturation and lessen yellow hues

003 - Vesper
Runtime: 0:41:39
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Open with final round
+Added Bond opening after James tells Vesper he’s famished
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Cut Vesper and James talking about his little finger cringe
-Cut Vesper and James horn dogging in the hospital
-Cut Vesper and James in bed in Venice
-Cut James calling Vesper a b**** when M asks if he needs time
End of episode after Bond introduces himself to Mr. White
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Color correction to increase saturation and lessen yellow hues

004 - Deception Point
Runtime: 0:44:26
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
-Cut zoom in and artistic shots of Bond and car
Cold open on Bond shifting into gear
-Cut to opening credits after Bond opens the trunk to reveal Mr. White
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Trimmed M and Bond’s dialogue when they are reviewing the double Mitchell’s room
Episode ends with Bond walking away from the flight attendant at the airport
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper

005 - Quantum of Solace
Runtime: 0:53:45
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Cold open on Bond arriving to see Mathis in Italy
-Cut to opening credits after Mathis asks, “Come to apologize?”
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Cut bond sleeping with the Strawberry Fields
-Removed kissing sound when Bond leaves Fields at the party so now it could just be him whispering to her
-Cut Greene talking about Camille being spectacular when she’s on her back
-Cut Camille cursing as they walk out of the club
-Trimmed the poorly layered double mirage like shot of Bond and Camille walking through the desert
-Cut some dialogue between the president and the general
-Cut Greene’s reference of how the president would wake up if he didn’t sign
-Cut the closeup of the the president aide’s upskirt when she’s on the bed
-Cut Bond kissing Camille after she says she wishes she could set him free
End with Bond walking off into the night
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper

006 - Phoenix Agent
Runtime: 0:44:33
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Open on Bond walking up hallway (no horn crescendos)
+Added Istanbul title on screen
-Removed Eve’s lines about VW Beatles
-Cut to intro after Bond fades out into the water after being shot; Added underwater waterfall sfx smooth transition
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Cut Bond lover scene and his scorpion drinking game; now jumps to him at the bar during the day when he hears the broadcast
-Cut M cursing on the bridge as she exits the car
-Cut Bond responding b**** when psychologist says the name “M”
-Cut references and Q’s explaining to Bond’about the palm recognizer on his Walther PPK
-Cut shot of Bond testing the palm grip on the Walther PPK while in the car
Cropped a shot of Bond hanging from the elevator to remove the CGI superimposed hands from the frame. The idea is to simply remove the focus from his hands not being in gloves.
Cropped and shortened shots with gloves to take emphasis off of his hands
-Removed scene of Bond disappearing after Severine sees him from the other skyscraper
+Inserted the ending theme from Casino Royale to create a musical ending to the episode
End episode after Bond retrieves the Macau token
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Color correction to increase saturation, remove excessive yellows, increase red in skin tones

007 - Concomitant Factor
Runtime: 0:37:37
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Open on aerial shot of London; rebuilt surround track to make opener more seemless; added typing, glitch and slot machine sfx
+Added intro after M completes her call
-Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Removed Bond saying he didn’t order Eve (again, I want to make Bond less of a sex crazed agent)
-Removed Bond trying to undress Eve
-Removed Silva’s advances on Bond, again this is to help the characters stay focused on espionage
-Removed Silva shooting Severine. It’s now implied that Bond saves her
+Added Severine in the background when Silva backs away from Bon after he takes out his henchmen
Cropped shot to remove visual of Severine dead from when Silva looks up at the helicopters
-Removed the pan back down to eliminate the need to do a massive zoom
-Removed some of Q’s cursing
End of episode on Bond looking into the  basement ladder way
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Color correction to increase saturation, remove excessive yellows, increase red in skin tones

008 - Skyfall
Runtime:  0:48:26
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Open with Bond climbing down the ladder after Silva
-Cut to intro after Q responds, “I told you”
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Removed the man’s line about Bond being keen to get home after he jumps onto the back of the train
-Removed M’s cursing when they arrive at Skyfall
-Removed Kincade calling Bond a little $4!7
End of episode at final scene of movie
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Color correction to increase saturation, remove excessive yellows, increase red in skin tones

009 - Rogue Agent
Runtime: 0:38:40
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
-Removed The Dead Are Alive intro
Cold open with Bond on rooftop listening in on conversation
+Added Mexico City title on screen
-Cut last shots of helicopter and Bond looking at the Spectre ring
-Cut opening sequence
+Inserted first 20 seconds of the Quantum of Solace intro/song and added episode title card
-Removed Q’s “oh sh*&” line
-Cut Bond looking at the gadget panel in the Aston Martin
+Added Roman cicadas to outside scenes when Lucia arrives home and when Spectre attempts to kill her
Repurposed Lucia’s later lines about where Spectre is meeting as to have her deliver the lines while Bond is standing there. She now tells him, he says “time for a drink” and transition to him driving to the meeting
-Cut Bond and Lucia’s sex scene
-Cut Hinx gouging out the man’s eyes
-Cut James turning on the music on the gadgets
-Cut Bond taking off the top of a car and Hinx following him down the alley
-Trimmed car chase scene to remove the silly part where he gets stuck behind the driver and
Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
+Extensive color correction of every scene
Applied masks throughout to isolate colors to enhance or diminish their tones while retaining the intended color of the scene.

010 - For King and Country
Runtime: 0:46:46
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
Open with Money Penny reviewing files about Franz Oberhause
-Cut Madeline and Bond’s sex scene after killing Hinx
+Added dialogue to scene where Madeline and James get off the train
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
+Extensive color correction of every scene
Applied masks throughout to isolate colors to enhance or diminish their tones while retaining the intended color of the scene.

011 - Spectre
Runtime: 0:44:38
Edit List
+Warning
+FE Netflix bumper
-Cut the portrait scenes as James walks through the ruins of MI6 looking for Blofeld
+Bond theme from Casino Royale ending used as episode credit music
+FE Netflix style bumper
Extensive color correction of every scene
Applied masks throughout to isolate colors to enhance or diminish their tones while retaining the intended color of the scene.

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#1353675
Topic
Star Wars: Heir to the Force (TFA edit) <em>Released</em>
Time

Movies Remastered said:
Did anyone do a version of TFA that kept Kylo Rens helmet on during the Rey interaction scene?
StarkillerAG said:
DigMod did, in his “Heir to the Force” edit. It’s not very convincing, but it’s still an attempt.
Movies Remastered said:
Thanks StarkillAG, I didn’t know DigMod made that version. I think it needs to be rotoscoped to pull it off properly.

Yeah this was my first true edit that I had actually pushed to complete and get on IFDB. The side shots of Kylo during the interrogation, behind when talking to Snoke, and far shots when talking to Snoke were rotoscoped to retain his helmet. I had attempted to do the same with every scene during the interrogation, but the main issue was his hair. At the time I was very much learning how to mask and hadn’t yet dabbled in painting out things using image editors and then combining it with key framed masking. I’ve tried soliciting for community members who have a black series Kylo Ren helmet to finish the scene, but never received any bites. Maybe one day I can revisit the edit or someone with more skill can pull it off. There are a lot of things I’d go back and readdress in it. If you have any ideas or technique tips please let me know.

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#1353524
Topic
COAXIUM BEBOP (CB-style Solo Fanedit) (WIP)
Time

This certainly is on track with joining the ranks of Pulp Empire. You’ve nailed the feeling and I’m still wracking my brain over how well you isolated the dialogue. You’ve rebuilt the tracks in an expert manner and just nailed your aesthetic. I’m not really into the pulp thing, but this is super impressive and the freshest take on Solo yet! 😃

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#1352381
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
Time

Sorry, for not responding. My comments were mostly the first 39 seconds. The planet just feels a bit off. I think it’s a couple of things. The rotation of what looks like they might be clouds is contrary to the rotation of the planet itself. Not a super big issue, but the rotation and cloud movement just seem too fast for that scale. There’s also just a lot going on there. It’s impressive that you were able to put that in, but it just looks and feels a bit off right now due to speed and scale. What about slowing down the planet and cloud rotations?

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#1349885
Topic
Star Wars - Echo's der Vergangenheit (Echo's of the Past - a TROS Edit) (Released)
Time

Hal 9000 said:

Pedantic point, and I only speak English, but shouldn’t it be “Echoes of the Past”?

I think google couldn’t translate the ’ in Echo’s so it retained it, or at least that’s what happened when I checked the translation. I just chalk it up the same as Spectre instead of Specte 😉 I caught these over at FE. The force ghost work is pretty stellar. It sounds like someone else might have done that work? Whoever did did a fantastic job!

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#1344669
Topic
Star Wars Episode IX: The Last Hope (Help Wanted Finishing This Edit) (WIP)
Time

Movies Remastered said:

No, is that a regular insult or a bad thing?

I don’t think it’s a regular insult, but being compared to him outside of places like YouTube and Reddit wouldn’t be something positive. Ivan all but snubbed the fanediting communities when he was questioned about his fanedit for profit model. We’re all very passionate about protecting our hobby/obsession.

Mostly people hating that I cut Klaud and made some scene changes they didn’t agree with.

Cutting Klaud is probably a good thing as he doesn’t really add any value to the story. He has less significance than a pit droid unfortunately.

Are you still using iMovie to make your edit?