Just finished rendering a preview file. I’m currently looking for a handful of people to preview the edit. I’ll be streaming it via Plex so if you have a plex account and PM me your email I’ll add you to the server preview list. Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along the way.
Yes. The entire scene was removed as to introduce Cassian when Jynn meets him for the first time. Too much planet hopping and ultimately it wasn’t needed. I also wanted Cassian to be more of a hero in the edit.
Yeah, I abandoned the idea based on feedback and skill limitations at the time.
Are you open to feedback this go around?
Currently working on color correction. With Summer approaching I’ll have a bit more time to work on it so I’m hoping in late June early July.
Redub RotJ so Jabba doesnt like Solo where he is and thaws him out to replace Oola during Lapti Nek, but instead it’s “I’m Solo”.
Spent last night syncing up video. Reviewing deleted scenes to add. Probably just the extended chase and some clips from Mimban. Will need to do a complete overhaul of color correction for the new BR sourced video.
Sorry for going dark. Real life picked up fierce this past few months. Good news. I bought the Blu ray to upgrade my iTunes source. Bad news, the files are out of sync with the project file. Presently going through every cut to match the scenes. While it’s a headache, it will ultimately strengthen the cuts, hopefully.
Well there is a massacre,two torture scenes, an execution, an annihilation of worlds, people being eaten, shot and rounded up for slaughter. I’d say there’s plenty of stuff that would be traumatic for a child. Just my 2 cents.
Watched the green saber scene and found that at 1:29:07 there’s a left over frame of Kylo’s saber.
If you could make Luke into a girl, make Vader younger, make Kenobi’s character not force sensitive, increase the size and power of the death star but change it’s name, upgrade the x-wings and make Wedge more like Han Solo, make Yoda into a woman and change his appearance, oh and change the name of Tatooine 😉
In all seriousness, I thinK it’s more important that you make an edit that is originally your idea. Sounds like Adywan’s revisited or Harmy’s Despecialized Editions would meet your fix.
Zachary VIII said:
IMO the only Star Wars film that really deserves a “PG” edit is Episode 3.
killing younglings, severed heads and limbs, a major character burning alive, multiple mass murder scenes… Episode 3 is probably the most deserving of any of the films, imo.
I also have young kiddos and made a Youngling Edition of ESB for them. Need to find time for a ROTJ Youngling edition.
Anyway, I think strategic cuts that remove the more intense elements would make the movie PG. Vader choked out the captain in ANH and Luke’s aunt and uncle were shown as burnt skeletons. I think those scenes, especially the latter, are more intense than most things in TFA.
I’d recommend the following:
-Cut away or remove Lor’s death
-Cut away or remove the village massacre
-Tone down Poe’s interrogation scene
-Minimize on screen fatalities throughout
-Cursing isn’t terribly hard to edit out, my Heir to the Force edit removes it.
-Remove Finn skewering the stormtrooper and some of the more in your face deaths during the Takodana scene.
-You could get creative and have a stormtrooper shoot Han to lessen the creep out factor, but you’d lose the impact if the scene and plot point of the two movies thus far.
-Leaving in Ren’s tantrums may actually make the movie lighter for a kid.
-Not sure if you can do anything about Ren vs Kylo
Is this your VFX person?
Who is this VFX wizard?
I just watched the lightsaber fight and it’s pulled off pretty amazingly. 😃
In my idea I thought that it would only necessitate pieces from the one side to be obliterated. The only thing they really needed from the death star was the super laser. A crawl could indicate that the weapon was crippled and that final repairs to the super laser are almost complete. That would attribute to the same weakness of the core, etc. That we see in ROTJ and why the need for a shield.
I really like the light saber idea for Snoke’s guards. Nice to see some originality in the TLJ area 😃
Don’t forget those floor reflections 😉
Can’t fault you there.
Honestly I’d prefer JJ brought him back and explained it as Luke truly becoming one with the force in a way that he could be renewed/reborn or what ever you want to call it.
Anyway, having him a Force Ghost entirely in TLJ is an interesting idea.
A little disappointed. My Thor edit was a test for using an iTunes file as a source and it worked great, imho. After a few renders of The Coaxium Heist I’m just not satisfied with what is being produced from my Solo iTunes source. I’ve tried a total change up to the color correction to see if it’s due to the secondary correctors I have in place, but it’s still looking softer and more pixelated than I was expecting. I don’t want to increase the bitrate higher than the source as it won’t really do anything besides inflate the file size…sigh
I’ll be hunting for a good price on a Solo Blu Ray to create a lossless source. I originally told myself that I didn’t want this movie, then a great price on a digital code presented itself and I gave it a go. After the many hours of interacting with this film I’ve become pretty fond of it. I should have just bought the Blu Ray to begin with and stopped kidding myself that I wouldn’t buy a Star Wars movie…I bought TLJ and I thought Solo was better… :rolleyes:
Sorry, didn’t mean to create unnecessary hype. I want this to be the best it can be before sharing.
I stepped away from this project for almost 2 weeks just to give myself some fresh eyes on it. I just finished up the final touches and started the render. This one is done and should be available in the next few days. 😃
My utmost respect goes out to all you colo(u)r correction all stars out there. You know who you are 😉
Thanks again for the encouragement everyone!
I thought MPC-HC was dead? It had a better picture than VLC does, but development has ceased I thought.
Edit Looks like I was misinformed.
Yeah, as I stated before the bold one looked a little too saturated to me.
Yeah, I though so too at first. But when I try and remove the background using after effects it didn’t work. Has anyone made a crawl for an edit before?
Jackpumpkinhead and myself have both made custom crawl creators. Feel free to use either. My tool is at my website and a quick look through the forum will get you Jack’s.