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#1498779
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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ELAYEM said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

CourtlyHades296 said:

One idea I had was going all-out with changes in Episode I, which is a prequel 3-in-1. Then the Cassian Andor show is Episode II, followed by Rogue One as Episode III.

As I said on Discord, that wouldn’t really work as a trilogy. It’d just be a standalone film followed by an unrelated duology.

I agree with everything NotTheDr0ids said. To really work as a trilogy, it needs the same core cast and not too big time skips.

Maybe we could have an alternate prequel trilogy focused entirely on Cassian, Saw and the rebellion; while the prequels are edited as a single spin-off movie in the style of Rogue One and Solo. Andor’s trilogy could go like this:
*Episode I = Andor Season 1
*Episode II = Andor Season 2
*Episode III = Rogue One

Sounds like what you’re referring to is more of a fanmix than a fanfix, when this topic is more about coming up with crazy ways to fix the prequels. Not that the idea you’ve come up with is bad. It’s just that it doesn’t really “fix” the original three prequels.

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#1498356
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The Star Wars Fan Edits Request Thread: Request the links to Star Wars fan edits here
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bencc said:

Is there a fan edit of The Phantom Menace thats HD looks like the theatrical version with the puppet Yoda?

My edit of Episode I has puppet Yoda in HD. I can send you the link if you want, but I’m about 95% finished with my latest version, and if you’d rather wait for the update, that’s fine.

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#1498049
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Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
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NotTheDri0ds said:

Sorry for making you kinda jump through a lot of hoops regarding this lmao. That is definitely my favorite of the three!

It’s okay. The color grading would be slightly weaker without those hoops!

Anyway, thanks for the advice! Since it’s my favorite of the three as well, I’m gonna go with that overlay and say that the color grading has reached its peak. I don’t think I can improve upon it any further now.

Now, I just have to go through the tedium of finishing the commentary track, and I can get Episode I submitted to fanedit.org! 🥳

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#1497754
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Spuffure said:

Fuck you forced updates. Whoever decided to make Windows updates mandatory, burn in hell. I hope Microsoft goes bankrupt.

You might want to start hoping all the tech companies go bankrupt. They all do this, and if you don’t update, the product begins to slow down. I have to update my graphics card all the time for this reason.

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#1497282
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
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NotTheDri0ds said:

I’m interested in seeing how the medium would look. In all honesty I’d rather it be a bit too noticeable than hardly visible at all, if it’s supposed to be going for a more classic A New Hope look.

I don’t really have a singular look in mind, other than to make it look more cinematic, and/or to make it look great. Anyway, I’ll see if I can upload the medium grain overlay. I’ve been uploading to Vimeo a lot lately, so I don’t know if I have enough space to upload it this week, but I’ll try to get it out there as soon as I can!

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#1497281
Topic
Worst Edit Ideas
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NotTheDri0ds said:

NotTheDri0ds said:

Completely remove Jar Jar from the entire PT, but don’t change any of the scenes to accommodate that. Jar Jar’s actually a mass hallucination spread through the entire Republic.

Expanding on this idea, do it to literally every character the fanbase deems “annoying” or “bad”. Reva, young Anakin. Not just the men, but the women, and the children too, after all.

Don’t forget the ewoks!

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#1497255
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
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NotTheDri0ds said:

That’s definitely a lot more subtle. I wonder if there’s a way you could get a middle ground between the two? It could just be Vimeo’s compression, but I can hardly notice it.

Also, hope my critique hasn’t been too scathing, lol. Looking back my previous replies did turn out a bit more blunt than intended.

I can barely notice it in my editing suite, so I’m pretty sure the compression isn’t fooling you.

The low grain overlay I selected is one in a set of three overlays. The three are labeled as low, medium, and high grain. Admittedly, the medium grain overlay in those three is my favorite overlay ever. However, I’m reluctant to try it out because it looks similar to the first overlay I tried out, minus the dirt and scratches. I’d be happy to throw on the medium overlay if you’d like, but I’m guessing your thoughts on it will probably be the same as the first one.

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#1497084
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
Time

After getting a somewhat lukewarm-to-negative response on the film grain overlay (mostly from my friend, NotTheDri0ds), I decided to change it up and try again. Since he felt that the grain was too distracting, I decided to use a low film grain overlay this time. This was one of the overlays that suffered from the gamma problem I mentioned earlier, so I readjusted the offset in order to get the color grading as close to what it was before the grain was applied, although I want to make it clear that this is an approximation, and not a re-creation. With my technical jargon aside, here’s my latest idea on the grain:

https://vimeo.com/734275343

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#1496659
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
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NotTheDri0ds said:

I think there’s definitely a bit too much grain, to the point it’s a bit distracting imo.

I see! I’m still waiting on some other folks on fanedit.org, but I’m guessing that Star Wars fans don’t like film grain all that much. I’ll probably switch to a different grain overlay (although how soon I will do it depends on what response I get on fanedit.org).

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#1496579
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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The teaser trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever didn’t make me cry. In fact, I found it to be a cynical attempt at inspiration that exists to manipulate the viewer because of Chadwick Boseman’s death.

Also, the slow, inspiring version of all your favorite songs in every trailer over the past decade needs to die.

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#1496312
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
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I finally watched v3.5 (sans audio commentary) on my 1080p HDTV! Everything looked good except for the film grain overlays. The inconsistencies between them were too obvious. I was hoping to use multiple overlays as a way to simulate alternating film reels, but the overlays have different gamma levels, and I also didn’t want to lower the opacity of the overlays because I hate the idea of making the grain less visible. So my plan of attack now is to use just one overlay and stick with it. I’ve thought up one, but I’m not sure if it works for most people. Below is the opening negotiations scene with the color grading and a sample of the film grain overlay I’m thinking of using. What are your thoughts on the this one? Is it too dirty?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LH5bseEoRbsR17IucRW_fRDAMnXFrGI7/view?usp=sharing

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#1495649
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: The Rise of Naboo (v3 released)(v3.5 a WIP)
Time

I’ve almost finished reading Jeff Bartsch’s book, Edit Better, and I decided to take a few pieces of advice for the sound editing and audio mixing. I decided to apply both audio compressors and EQ to each audio channel and adjust them individually. I’m already in love with the first 5 minutes of audio in the edit, but I will probably have to test it out on my 1080p HDTV just in case my computer speakers are lying to me on something.

I’ve also been entertaining some ideas to fix the export issues I’m having, and I think I’ve come up with a few solutions! I found out I can export the commentary track via an audio only track in Linear PCM. So, when I’m going through the film grain overlay stage, I can just pull out the audio-only track and apply it to the rest of the edit! And I think I can do the same thing for the stereo track as well! The only question, though, is whether it will work or not without crashing. There’s only one way to find out, but I’m keeping my chin up and assuming the best! The only downside is that I’ll probably have to do chapter markers again when I go through the film grain overlay export, which can be a time-consuming annoyance. But otherwise, I think I might be able to export the file with the grain after all!

And finally, yes, I’m recording more commentary stuff for the ending! 😊

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#1495086
Topic
Last movie seen
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Just finished The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (say that three times fast), and as a meta-movie about Nicholas Cage, it works just enough that I can’t really hate it. I wish the film had been less formulaic and taken more risks, but it was entertaining enough that I can’t complain. Pedro Pascal’s performance didn’t hurt either.