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#1430476
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (WIP)
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smudger9 said:

ExpandedUniverses said:

smudger9 said:

arabian said:

Just curious… since Fennec and Peli weren’t included in Vergence in the Force, how do you introduce them in this? And since you’ve cut the whole prisoner thing with Mayfield, so do we just not get the whole Mando taking off his helmet thing?

Really looking forward to this!

Pelli and Fennec are introduced as per the series. I will be going back and making a second version of Episode 1 that replaces Sorgen with Tatooine. I initially made a version that cut references to past meetings, but with Fennec being in Book of Boba, it’s a no brainier to go back and put the Tatooine scenes into episode 1.

I’m glad you’re going back and making a “Tatooine version” of the first film! Your edit was great, but I’ve just never liked Sorgan or the Sanctuary episode. The only important thing that happens in that episode is the first meeting with Cara Dune, but you can keep that and cut the rest of the episode by simply having Mando leave after he says “well, looks like this planet’s taken”.

I liked The Gunslinger episode a lot better than Sanctuary, so I think it’s a great idea to make a version with it instead.

Anyway, I’m very excited for Search for the Jedi and version 2 of A Vergence in the Force!

It was a really close call between Sanctuary and Gunslinger. Sanctuary won because of the character development. However, after season 2 the balance has shifted in favour of gunslinger.

I understand, choosing it for character development makes sense. I just personally don’t like Sanctuary’s boring “save the village” plot or its forced romance (because I don’t think The Mandalorian is a show that needs to include romance in it).

But anyway, I’m glad the version 2 will include The Gunslinger instead. It’s a fun western-style episode, it introduces some important characters for future episodes (Peli, Fennec, and the Boba tease), and I also like Toro Calican. I think they should have kept him around longer as an apprentice/crewmate who could learn from Mando, but I understand that Mando probably wouldn’t have time for that anyway since he’s mostly focused on Grogu.

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#1430420
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (WIP)
Time

smudger9 said:

arabian said:

Just curious… since Fennec and Peli weren’t included in Vergence in the Force, how do you introduce them in this? And since you’ve cut the whole prisoner thing with Mayfield, so do we just not get the whole Mando taking off his helmet thing?

Really looking forward to this!

Pelli and Fennec are introduced as per the series. I will be going back and making a second version of Episode 1 that replaces Sorgen with Tatooine. I initially made a version that cut references to past meetings, but with Fennec being in Book of Boba, it’s a no brainier to go back and put the Tatooine scenes into episode 1.

I’m glad you’re going back and making a “Tatooine version” of the first film! Your edit was great, but I’ve just never liked Sorgan or the Sanctuary episode. The only important thing that happens in that episode is the first meeting with Cara Dune, but you can keep that and cut the rest of the episode by simply having Mando leave after he says “well, looks like this planet’s taken”.

I liked The Gunslinger episode a lot better than Sanctuary, so I think it’s a great idea to make a version with it instead.

Anyway, I’m very excited for Search for the Jedi and version 2 of A Vergence in the Force!

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#1402922
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (No Longer Available)
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Hello,
I just wanted to let everyone know that these fanedits are no longer available. There are a few reasons for this, but one is because I feel like sharing files with others online puts the security of my storage account at risk. I apologize to everyone who has asked for links, but the edits are not available anymore.

I have updated the main post and changed the thread name to reflect this change.

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#1400799
Topic
Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
Time

Your ideas sound good, I’m interested. : )
Anyway, I did a rewrite of the crawl to condense and reorganize it a bit.

STAR WARS

Epilogue

ASHES OF THE EMPIRE

A terrorist organization known as the FIRST ORDER has unleashed a massive battleship equipped with the power to destroy entire star systems. Now serving the First Order, the fallen Jedi Kylo Ren has betrayed and murdered his father, Han Solo.

Desperate to stop these growing threats, General Leia Organa has sent her pupil Rey to seek out her missing brother Luke Skywalker. Feeling responsible for his nephew’s fall to the Dark Side and the destruction of his new JEDI ORDER, Luke has went into exile.

The mysterious leader of the First Order, Snoke, has ordered Kylo Ren to hunt down Skywalker. However, Luke’s whereabouts are classified and known only to a handful of resistance leaders. In this age of turmoil, the First Order reigns and no one is safe….

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#1389568
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused - A complete series edit. [SEASON THREE COMPLETE!]
Time

Hello,
Just wanted to let everyone know that I don’t want to be connected to this project, or really mentioned in this thread at all if possible. And that’s because I feel like EddieDean is being kind of a douche for the reasons I’ve listed below.

EddieDean said:
“There’s no real need for movie-length episodes of this series.”
“Ultimately these challenges are going to appear and need solving for any TV-to-movie attempt.”
“There’s a difference between establishing credibility (which is non competitive) and looking to boost appeal or to put down others (which is).”
“But there’s no competition in this space - every time any fan edit gets released, the community as a whole benefits.”

You correctly say that fanediting isn’t a competition, but your behavior suggests otherwise. You’re constantly trying to prove that your edit is “the best way to watch the series” while claiming that other attempts don’t work and are unnecessary. That’s not necessary to “establish credibility”.

EddieDean said:
“But I need to be critical here, with the intention of releasing (in my subjective opinion) the best experience.

You don’t need to criticize other fanedits or make yours out to be the best. You could’ve simply said that you’re taking a different approach and left it at that.
You should just talk about your own ideas and edits without trying to drag everyone else’s down. I’m sure you’ll deny that being your intention as you did before, but it’s pretty obvious that is what’s happening here.

EddieDean said:
“Smudger9’s second movie, while unquestionably brilliant, illustrates those two main issues with forcing yourself to adhere to the two hour approach.”

I also feel like you are misunderstanding the point of film edits. No one is editing the series for the sole reason of adhering to a film-like runtime, or “forcing themselves” as you say. Many editors (myself included) simply feel that the story of The Clone Wars series works better when condensed into a film format, since it’s a pretty cinematic series that tells a story on par with the movies. I realize that you disagree with that opinion, but opinions obviously aren’t facts.

Also, another goal of film-length edits is to make the series more accessible to casual viewers who wouldn’t watch the amazing stories told in it otherwise. That was one of the main goals of my edits, and I feel like I succeeded in that respect. Yes I simply “aggregated” episodes together and added a crawl, but that was my main intention since I feel the series is already great without altering things too much.

I’m sure my response to your post will get a bad response, but you did say that other users should feel free to challenge the things you said in this thread. I have no intention of engaging in an argument, but I just wanted to let you know that I also feel your wording of things is kind of disrespectful, as other users have pointed out.

EddieDean said:
IMPORTANTLY THOUGH: GUYS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHALLENGE ME ON ANYTHING I’VE MENTIONED IN THIS THREAD.

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#1386859
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (No Longer Available)
Time

Darth Muffy said:

ExpandedUniverses said:

I have another question:
Do you guys prefer custom opening crawls or narration?

As these are presented as StarWars movies you really should go with crawl, plus as you said you can weave the stories text to your liking. extra effort but well worth the end results 😎👍

I think I’ve decided to go with the crawls. I was making some last night and cropping them, and it’s not as difficult as I remember. : )

One more question: should I leave the abridged Lux Bonteri arc at the end of Episode II? I feel like it seems kind of out-of-place since Ahsoka is older there, and the stories don’t take place on Mandalore unlike the other ones in that episode. But I need the Lux Bonteri episodes to explain Ahsoka’s past with Bo-Katan and Death Watch for the last film.
What do you all think?

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#1386743
Topic
THE CLONE WARS SAGA (No Longer Available)
Time

Thanks for your input! : )

I agree that there is a lack of Ventress in my edits. But it’s hard to add more because her only appearances (prior to the Nightsisters arc) are in the following episodes:

“The Hidden Enemy”
“The Clone Wars - Film”
“Ambush”
“Cloak of Darkness”
“ARC Troopers”

Cutting the original film unfortunately removed a lot of her content. If I make the version that keeps the original film, then that saga would potentially have more Ventress.

Adding “ARC Troopers” in the hypothetical 8-film saga’s Episode III would also add in some more Ventress, since she features in that episode.

Either way, I’ll try to add in more Ventress content. : )

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I have another question:
Do you guys prefer custom opening crawls or narration? I’ve kind of been leaning forwards keeping the narration since it was in the original show and flows better (and I can use it to transition between arcs better). Plus it’s easier to do since I don’t have to make crawls from scratch.
But then I can’t really add plot elements like changing the “emergency” in Film I. That means I’d have to keep the Jabba’s Son arc instead of swapping it for the Malevolence arc.