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#1282467
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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ziggyonice said:

ChainsawAsh said:

ziggyonice said:

The main thing I want to see is the theme from The Imperial March playing only ONE time: when Vader walks though the door onto the Tantive IV.

Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1zzzRXwP64

Except with a more mellow version of the Imperial March. This one is WAY too punchy.

Best example of this I’ve seen, and one I’m 100% in favor of: https://player.vimeo.com/video/225892219

I’m saving this for a future edit if it doesn’t happen here. Absolutely best rendition I’ve seen of this idea.

I really liked the idea and implemented something similar into my edit - check it out. The audio mix/breathing is a bit loud in that example.

In this version, we have the classic intro to ANH but when the Star Destroyer fires on the Tantive, it cuts to inside the Tantive as the Rebels scramble. One rebel pulls a lever and shuts down the main reactor, which causes a power failure in the airlock corridor… trapping several rebels. The we see the Tantive taken up into the Star Destroyer… then… well… watch…

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#1282423
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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BMadden said:

Always enjoy your work, ForceGhostRecon

Thanks! I love hearing that people enjoy my work!

With that said, I’m rendering v3 now and I really like the new intro. It’s very similar to the preview clip above but I regraded the Rogue One clips to match ANH and added an ANH soundtrack to make the RO scenes blend better with the ANH scenes… it’s a fun ride - can’t wait to get some feedback

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#1282259
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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I have a version of this ready to roll if anybody wants it. Right now, it is sans-rogue one intro but it has all the other additions:

-Add in Sc.38 (in my own way)
https://youtu.be/k9BhCeX8yjA

-Fix Death Star explosion
https://vimeo.com/272413322

-New VFX for TIE attack
https://vimeo.com/272412568

I wanted to use revisited as a base, but the quality just isn’t there. I used an edit for the base but only slight changes in the base (i.e. no jabba, lightsabers fixed, etc) Also, needs some additional color correction but ready to watch if anyone is interested. This one is mainly to put SC.38 into a cut for the people itching to see it in context.

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#1281743
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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I’m thinking about a soft opening with Palpatine arriving at Vader’s castle on Mustafar (using Rogue One footage). I want to replace Vader’s servant with the Emperor speaking these lines (i’ve reached out to a voice actor for Palpatine’s dialogue) - only showing the Emperor from behind:

"Lord Vader…a small group of rebels have attacked(or infiltrated) our base on Scarif.

I want you to go there and secure the Death Star plans.

I expect you not to rest until you can assure me those plans have not been compromised in any way."

The bacta tank empties and we cut to the battle of scarif.

A montage of quick battle scenes of rebels vs the empire ensues (something like this, but not as long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jkNs7JtgC4&t=9s ) with a build up and then goes black (no vader in any of these clips)…“A long time ago…”… and then a modified ANH intro https://vimeo.com/272771625

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#1281690
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
Time

I’m thinking about editing A New Hope with a few changes that I know will not be for everyone as a go-to but I think it’ll be a fun supplement. Mainly, I want to:

-New Soft Opening with Palaptine telling Vader the base on Scarif has been infiltrated and tells him to go there and secure the death star plans
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b_161bM9UIISgKYUX0wvbX-DsH5-6eZS/view?usp=sharing

-Battle of Scarif montage
(in this style but shorter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jkNs7JtgC4&t=10s

-Merge Rogue One ending with ANH beginning
https://vimeo.com/272771625

-Add in Sc.38 (in my own way)
https://youtu.be/k9BhCeX8yjA

-Fix Death Star explosion
https://vimeo.com/272413322

-New VFX for TIE attack
https://vimeo.com/272412568

That’s all i really have so far.

Any takers?

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#1281626
Topic
The Last Jedi - Clean cut edition
Time

dgraham414 said:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE so many of the ideas in this edit. I was watching it this morning and even though I enjoyed the original film and was very familiar with it, most of the edits were seamless. My only feedback would be:

  1. It is a little awkward to not know whats going on with the Resistance since we spend all of our time with Rey and Luke
  2. in the first throne room scene the Pretorian Guards ignite their vibro weapons, but if we’re doing lightsabers they should be ignited as lightsabers.
  3. Why not extend the first skype phone call with Rey and Kylo using the whole scene, but use HAL9000’s edit of that scene to take out the caretakers, that scene just abruptly ended.
  4. the lightsabers are kinda weird sometimes because throughout the various throne room scenes you see their blades, it might be too much to ask but erasing the blades would help to the lightsaber believability. RIght after snoke dies I can see that most of the blades were taken out so the the ignited lightsabers could take their place. And also we have no idea how the red curtain caught on fire (which isnt a HUGE deal)
  5. The cut from exploded ship to hux standing over kylo is actually really jarring since we know he wasn’t even close to there a second ago. Maybe just a short scene of the destroyed hanger but leave finn and rose out of any of the shots. Just a “heres the damage” shot would help
  6. I love the new color especially on crait
  7. Its implied that finn pulls away with the rest of the group but you can stil see his trail going straight for the canon. Maybe a small vfx change just having the red line curve
    8)also the green lightsaber looks amazing

I wish there was someway to add somesort of story to intercut all the rey and luke stuff with. As the edit stands I really like it, but we leave the resistance for like and hour and then go back and their on transports, I dont know if there is anything you can do for that considering this edits purpose. All that aside though, as is, great edit dude

Thanks for taking the time to watch and provide feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed it

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#1281358
Topic
The Last Jedi - Clean cut edition
Time

rocknroll41 said:

ForceGhostRecon said:

i’m considering a v.11 (v.10.2?) adding in Luke’s ‘this is your fight now’ line from the purist edition

Would that make sense for him to say if he’s still alive though?

Well in the ending of the Clean Cut, Luke’s fate is purposely left ambiguous. I feel adding this quote doesn’t necessarily imply his demise, but rather a passing of the torch. Furthermore, we all know he DID die at that point in the saga, and it will be reiterated in Episode 9. So leaving his fate ambiguous satisfies both ideas… as a standalone, he looks like the hero who saved the rebellion and passes the torch when he feels his job is done… and as part of the saga, the added line will provide just enough implication that he has “passed on”…which leads us right into Ep.9 without a WTF moment.

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#1281263
Topic
Vader in the Solo "hologram scene"
Time

Lesser said:

Buzz Lightyear said:

I personally prefer the MCU approach of ignoring direct ties to the shows and other supplementary material. If I do a marathon of the MCU with my friends and family, I know it can stand on its own.

Also I don’t see how it’s “what makes Star Wars special”, when the Star Wars movies had no regard for supplementary material before the Disney buyout. Was Star Wars not special back then?

Sorry if I’m interpreting your words wrong but I’m really not trying to start an unrelated argument. I just meant that’s what makes Star Wars special right now for me compared to other franchises I’m invested in. It’s always been special, just differently so now for me personally.

For the thread:

I do have a question about any soundtrack choices you might’ve picked out? Are you looking to mirror the subtle Duel of Fates with a subtle Imperial March?

I have to rework the audio for the whole scene because I’ll be replacing Maul’s dialogue with Vader’s so i have to lay down a backing track anyway… the subtle Vader theme from Rogue One’s Mustafar scene will probably work nicely…