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#1444616
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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sade1212 said:

I’ve been messing with the big reveal scene a little using dialogue from elsewhere in the movie and I’ve got this so far. It’s not really working as a cohesive whole but I think there’s a few bits here that could have promise.

  • I removed the actual reveal and just have Kylo poke at her insecurity re: the dark side, but Rey’s reaction and the music seem a little over-the-top for that. I did this because I intend to experiment a little with moving the lineage reveal to the previous Rey/Kylo scene but that’s probably a dead end. “Who you are… The dark side.” doesn’t really make any sense.
  • I removed Rey’s defiant “I do.” from the end in order to leave it a little more open-ended as to whether she’s actually tempted by Kylo’s offer to team-up to kill Palps or not.
  • I’ve tried to have Kylo suggest the dyad is something to do with them both being dark-siders or emotionally damaged or whatever. One of my aims with everything I’m experimenting with is to disassociate Rey’s dark-side fears from her lineage and associate them more with Kylo Ren, as I think that would better follow up TLJ and avoid rehashing ROTJ so much. I had to trim out the ‘what Palpatine doesn’t know…’ for timing though and that does become fairly important later.

I like how this plays, I think there’s only really two big issues, one I’m curious how the other scenes work now that you’ve cannibalized their dialogue, and two I’m not sure there’s really a big reveal moment here to match the music and Rey’s reaction (maybe there’s a way to cut that big swell?). I like cutting out “I do,” I think that works well. I think what she actually means in the film is that she’s going to kill herself rather than join him, which is an interesting idea, but the film undercuts it with the sound of the Falcon (I’ve tried to remove it but it’s not possible).

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#1443549
Topic
Worst Edit Ideas
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NeverarGreat said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

JackNapier said:

Make Han the other Skywalker that Yoda was talking about.

Honestly that’s no worse than who it actually was.

Yeah, they’re almost interchangeable. I think Han would be slightly worse due to the love triangle being unresolved and the fact that the other Force sensitive person was just another dude.

I don’t think making Leia Luke’s sister to resolve the love triangle is really a plus in favor of that.

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#1437300
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

sherlockpotter said:

jarbear said:

Omg can we not do spoilers. Literally waiting to get home to watch show and things are being spoiled/revealed on a non bad batch spoiler thread?

I don’t have many pet peeves, but this is one.

Why didn’t you drop everything in your life to watch it within 12 hours of its release, huh? Totally your fault.

(I’m with you, by the way. Maybe we can wait a day or two before mentioning spoilers?)

It’s a fairly inconsequential detail in the episode. I wouldn’t even call it a spoiler.

I’ve apologized and won’t do it again, but let’s at least understand that I wasn’t out here dropping major details on the episode and I had a valid reason to share the small detail that I did.

Understand that people don’t like other people deciding what is and isn’t a spoiler for them. Just tag and hide it next time.

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#1436304
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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TestingOutTheTest said:

Key word: rumors.

The Resistance doesn’t believe it’s Palpatine at first. Hence why Poe says: “We’ve coded the intel from the spy, and it CONFIRMS the worst: somehow, Palpatine returned.” Implying they didn’t believe it was Palpatine at first.

What thread do you think you’re in? That line’s not even in this edit.

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#1435070
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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NeverarGreat said:

Movies Remastered said:

If it’s just the odd word can’t they be found within the movies?

The Crackling Saber is on hold as I got a lot of negative feedback with various scenes. The effect changes so much between day/night and with distant and close-up shots so it takes a lot of tweaking. I just don’t have that amount of time to invest in such a consuming thing atm as I’m trying to get through the other 19 shots I’m working on, plus my computer keeps overheating every time I use After effects or Premiere Pro for a long period which isn’t helping at ALL!

It’s a real shame this isn’t working for you. For the record, I thought it was looking really good in every iteration you posted.

I agree.

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#1434781
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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CaptainFaraday said:

Maybe I’m just a killjoy, but the Kylo one doesn’t sound any better to my ear than someone doing a barely passable Adam Driver impression. To the point where I actually thought it was whoever had made the video introducing it first, until I realised it sounded “off” in the way that AI voices can’t quite get the inflections of sentences right.

I would say that it does actually sound just like Adam Driver, just happens that the inflection makes it clear it’s AI. That said, there’s a difference between what Adam Driver sounds like and what Kylo Ren sounds like. But I’m not going to be a killjoy about it at this point, if we do get the chance to make up some new lines, that’d be cool. But ultimately we won’t know if it’ll be usable until we hear it (seems like the AI can be hit and miss).

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#1434511
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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NeverarGreat said:

That would be very possible if it were a simple zoom or panning shot, unfortunately it’s much more complicated so significant castle damage would probably have to be modeled in 3d and tracked onto the existing shot. Needless to say it’s a bit beyond my capabilities.

A thought I had was potentially just tracking some cracked/crumbly textures onto it, so at least it doesn’t look so pristine.

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#1433392
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Yeah I see. Took a look at the original and definitely does speed up at the point it swings around the castle. Would it be possible to slow down a bit to even it out or would that fuck up the tracking and all that? Wouldn’t want to make more work for you (and I might be the only one this bothers). As well I suppose if we only use that moment then its faster speed wouldn’t even be noticed.