The visual flow of his scenes wirks well. There seems to be a lag in the image (possibly slowed down) and a possible rogue frame before the final jump cut.
Welcome to the obsession that is fanediting. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to research various editing software to see what aligns with your budget and editing requirements. There are free software options that can produce fairly straightforward edits along with industry grade (and priced) options for those that dabble into the realms of vfx and want to drastically alter films.
There are a few different communities with some fantastic examples of fanedits and editors; here, the other you mentioned as well as fanedit.org. Glean all you can and then jump in and get wet with the process.
“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” 😃
Thank you Hal!
I’ll be releasing a v2 of this edit that addresses a stutter as the Falcon takes off, adjusts the starfield movement during the transition scene to Mimban and adds an explosion to when the first uncoupled train cars hit the floor of the ravine. Here’s the fixed Falcon takeoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPxViUwSwB8
I’ll post again when the file is available. I’ll also update the spleen.
I think those who click on this thread would like to see what you are talking about. Are you using a secondary color correction? That will help you isolate colors more successfully.
I use Vegas Pro so unfortunately I can’t help with specifics. I use secondary color correcturn filters to isolate specific colors and color correction filters when color correcting. I’m sure there are some really good regraders here that could offer specific Adobe tips. The samples you shared looked good.
What program are you using?
What is your reasoning for not using the trailer shot? Is it the different starfield compared to that in TLJ?
It was more a draft for the concept back then. The starfield and crawl were custom made and the hyperspace effect was a green screen effect I chroma keyed. I hadn’t thought of using that shot from the trailer/movie. I’d prefer to create a new shot as to not reuse a shot that’s already been shown, but the transition in that shot is much nicer than the draft I created.
Putting this here so I don’t forget it:
Concept: pan down from the crawl onto a starfield which matches this shot of the Falcon going to hyperspace. Proceed directly into Rey landing on Ahch-To.
I had the same idea. Here was my mockup (transition happens around 2:20) I like that it’s a fresh intro style that’s still Star Warsy.
That’s a lot of blue.
The Alderaan clip has some interesting colors. The fire is green? Did you add a high intensity sharpening filter?
Unless someone has the script to the new film, I don’t think anyone could know what could be cut while not impacting the Rise of Skywalker, other than the obvious Luke and Leia fates. I don’t know if you could make a film that feels like JJ Abrams Star Wars from Rian Johnson’s Star Wars. They’re two completely different beasts.
I’m a big fan of your work! While I’m a little in shock that someone of your skill/influence commented on such a small issue, I will take your advice to heart.
I own a Blu-Ray of The Last Jedi and whenever I rip it there is heavy cross-hatching (probably the wrong word) and pixellation. I will try to figure this out. Perhaps it’s a sign that things are just not yet…perfected…anyways.
Thanks so much for commenting! It was, if nothing else, extremely encouraging!
I appreciate your kind words. I’m just one of many individuals here trying to get better at this hobby and pay forward the help and kindness other editors have shown me 😃
It sounds like your source preparation may be the cause of the pixellation. pleasehello’s post is pretty close to what I do and keeps the fidelity of the blu ray video file. Most Non-Linear Editors (NLE) will take a m2ts/ts file. Vegas needs aac vs ac3 surround files (highly recommend editing in 5.1 or higher as this will allow you the best opportunity to create seamless edits). Here’s my flow: Blu Ray > MakeMKV > TSMuxer (mux ts video file and audio files into separate files) > convert Audio to aac (most any free video converter can do this) or PCM Wav (Audacity) > drop files into Vegas Pro, sync and group/lock the files together. You can just throw an m2ts file in and often Vegas will be able to display the video and the surround track, but I notice that with some blu rays, especially Disney and or files that have multiple audio tracks, Vegas has a particularly hard time with allowing me to select the audio track I want to use, hence the creating a .ts and aac or pcm files as sources. It all depends on what your NLE’s compatibilities are.
The deleted scenes are in the correct frame rate on the official blu ray.
Just watched your ending draft. I really like how you use force visions to move the story without it being actually done. Would it be possible to show Rey waking up after her vision? Love the generator connected to R2 and that night time shot of the Resistance base with the Spielberg shooting star is gold 😃
That establishing shot looks fantastic!
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Didn’t have a Harmy handy.
You could always just use the digital files. If you have a streaming box like a roku you can stream for free with plex to your tv.
No, but I could go back and copy the fx into the scenes. I’m glad people seem to be liking the color correction. This film nearly broke me due to the battling with the color. Knowing others are favorable to the color scheme makes me feel like maybe I got a little better on that skill 😃
I may make a V2 that is a bit more aggressive with the color. Originally I had made the entire tie fighter chase scene devoid of blue along with all of the cockpit shots throughout the movie. I couldn’t extract the skin tones from the blue light so it just ended up looking like a super desaturated picture with crazy colorful LEDs everywhere.
Thanks for watching and sharing feedback!
The restoring of the blue in Proxima’s lair was a late change. Feedback I had received indicated the scene was too dark after removing the blue tint. I also have blue lights in my house so I figured it was natural especially because it’s implied that the worms need the light to exist in the open air.
Thank you for the kind words!
All requests can be made via the contact page on my website. Hope you enjoy!
Hello everyone. My apologies for the scarcity of updates. Good news. The edit is done.
I was going to give up on a color correction, but then I just decided to just remove all of the color correction I had done and start over. I’m extremely happy with the results. Here’s the rundown:
-The blue hue is greatly lessened throughout if not completely removed in certain scenes
-The entire film has been brightened by a factor of x.25 or x.5 depending on the scene
-The snow scenes have been corrected to have white snow
-The interior of the falcon is white and the blue shadows are shifted towards grey
-The entire film has received a color sharpening by a factor of x.25 , x.5 or x.75 depending on the scene
-The color and brightness of Niima Outpost has been left untouched
-Proxima’s liar retains the blue lights as they’re essential to the worms
As I don’t create cases or discs for my own edits I’m only going to include posters for the release for those who have media servers like Plex. I’ve updated the OP with the new posters and updated logo.
I wanted to thank everyone who has shown interest and patience during the nearly 8 months it has taken to get from idea to finished project. The edit will be available through the usual chain by tomorrow evening.
Thank you again to everyone!
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.