Color grading is about 25% complete as of this posting. My mind is still on Episode II right now (although it’s almost done).
However, there’s something that’s been on my mind with my episode I edit lately, and it’s the ending. For the three of you who don’t want spoilers, I’ve placed the big stuff down in the expand tab below.
When I started work on episode I, I didn’t know how to rearrange scenes. However, with episode II, I got myself quite an education in rearrangement. I bring this up because as of v2, the ending to episode I is arranged just as it was theatrically, with no alterations to the timeline of the four plotlines (except when something was cut out, of course). This is especially true when the sequence is Anakin destroying the droid control ship, the gungans celebrating, and Obi-Wan killing darth maul. However, I mentioned that my main influence on episode I was l8wrtr’s edit, and for those of you who need a refresher, the sequence in l8wrtr’s edit is Obi-Wan killing Darth maul, anakin destroying the control ship, and the gungans celebrating, which to me, is a far superior sequence.
All of this is to say that I’m thinking of going back and redoing the ending. I know it’s late, but knowing what I know now, I’d like to get the four endings rearranged in a more complete fashion. My mind is still preoccupied with episodes II and III, but I will most likely change the sequencing of the ending to episode I (in addition to the color grading and audio commentary track) in future versions.