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#1284157
Topic
Episodes 1-9 into ONE cohesive Fanedit
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There was a guy who actually edited 1 through 6 pretty cohesively, focused on Anakin and then Luke in relation to Anakin (if that wording makes sense). It’s not a perfect edit but good for reference - it was 3 hours long and the quality was so-so, but it was called The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker. I don’t want to post the link to his edit, but here is his facebook page for reference for anyone interested. https://www.facebook.com/TheRedemptionOfAnakinSkywalker/

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#1284125
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Buzz Lightyear said:

BMadden said:

Totally understand, man. One other thing I wanted to ask is if it’s possible to edit out that SC38 shot of Vader walking towards Obi-Wan right before he says “our long awaited meeting has come at last”. He looks so awkward and unnatural in that brief shot and it has always bugged me ever since the SC38 clip came out. If you can’t work around it I understand, but it would be great if you could. 😃

I kind of love the way that shot looks. It’s unnatural but it almost like something from an anime or Samurai Jack.

I agree, it’s VERY ‘kendo’ with the slow attack/approach and quick attack/execution.
https://vimeo.com/340297182

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#1284054
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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New additions:

  • VFX Falcon leaving Tatooine (petro clip)

  • VFX Falcon approaching star destroyers

  • VFX Falcon skimming/maneuvering over the Star destroyers evading the TIE fighters

  • VFX of x-wings and TIEs in the Death star battle

  • VFX of the Falcon skimming the Death star surface to sneak attack Vader and TIEs in the trench run (this makes so much sense!)

ps. i’ve very consciously cut down the number of releases (versions) in order to get the best possible product out there. working hard to make this very cool. stay tuned… very soon…

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#1284051
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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BMadden said:

Totally understand, man. One other thing I wanted to ask is if it’s possible to edit out that SC38 shot of Vader walking towards Obi-Wan right before he says “our long awaited meeting has come at last”. He looks so awkward and unnatural in that brief shot and it has always bugged me ever since the SC38 clip came out. If you can’t work around it I understand, but it would be great if you could. 😃

I’ve honestly edited that SC.38 thing to DEATH man! I recut it and rescored it probably more extensively than anyone… lol I think I have it the best I can get it to be honest. Also, I’m rendering what I believe to be a final on this edit as we speak… stay tuned. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by some of the new additions.

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#1284040
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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BMadden said:

It would be awesome if you could incorporate all of Adywan’s extra Tie Fighters and X-Wings in the Death Star battle, but he only did his edit of ANH in 480p so it might not look right.

I LOVE ady’s edits! but I purposely did not include anything from Revisited because I want my edit to be it’s own thing… ANH:RHD will be awesome when it comes out and i’ll leave that to Ady. This will simply be a fun alternative… and furthermore, my Death Star battle will have a few extra additions in the final version too 😉

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#1283945
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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BleuAsh said:

I like it.

2 pieces of hopefully helpful critique:

Darth Vader gets on the ship before the storm troopers somehow. Then he appears later coming through the entrance that the storm troopers came through. Can it be possible to show him come through the entrance after the storm troopers and then cut to him messing people up in the hall and then cut to the princess capture and then go back to Vader interrogating… or some version of that basically to show him come through with the storm troopers then he can go off and do his thing in the hall and then do the other stuff after they take control of the ship.

The other one is a little trickier. Why are the plans on the ship in the first place? Why didn’t they just copy the plans and send them to every ship? They could beam the plans from the tower but there was no ship that could do the same thing? Why did Darth Vader find this particular ship rather than all the other ships that left the battle? Where did all the other ships go? Where were they taking the plans and why? These things could be explained together in the crawl. Maybe the plans could be somehow traceable and they knew that. Or only one copy of the plans can exist, all others become corrupt. They decided to not duplicate them for some reason. Instead they gave them to a councilor ship that may be able to slip through with a young powerful ambassador’s privileges. They wanted to get them to the base on Yavin to analyze them and see if they can mount a serious attack against it. So how did the ambasador’s ship have a single copy and how did Vader find it?

These are some good questions! but some of this is going to have to be left to the imagination - just like some of the inconsistencies between the end of Rogue One and the beginning of ANH. In this version, the thought is that Vader was sent in first to intimidate the rebels, and then locked out. Next, the stormtroopers came in another door and Vader came after them because it took time for him to actually get to the other door. I’d imagine the Tantive has more than one entrance on a ship that big. That’s the way I imagined it anyway. Like I said, we’re going to have to use our imagination on this one - suspend your disbelief and enjoy this alternate take on the story 😃

New version coming soon -

  • I’ve placed the ‘a long time ago…’ before the opening solo-style text… once the Tantive takes off into hyperspace and the screen goes black… the ‘star wars’ logo pops up… much more dramatic now.

  • I’ve also now omitted the ‘For Jedha!!’ war cry.

  • I’ve added a new scene of the Falcon actually DOING ‘maneuvers’ right after Han says he knows a few… naturally. The Star Destroyers actually cut him off (as we hear him say) and he flies the falcon OVER them… with TIEs in close pursuit. The TIEs fire on the falcon and we cut back to the cockpit with Han saying "here’s where the fun begins)

  • I also added Petrovelly’s falcon shot leaving Tatooine because I really wanted a better shot than the one in the original - especially considering the new ‘maneuvers’ clip. (I messaged him to ask permission- if he responds for me to take it out, I will.) For now, it’s a tentative place-holder - but the credit for the shot definitely goes to him

  • I’ve also sharpened the RO and SC.38 clips to improve the quality.

  • I added a U-wing to the cover art 😃

Check it out soon…

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#1283810
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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NeverarGreat said:

dgraham414 said:

This might be sacrilegious, but what about instead of an opening crawl, try to use prequel and spin-off footage to create a crawl in more of a “show don’t tell scenario”

Kinda like the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring

I’ve long wanted to see some short scene of the plans being stolen before the movie proper starts, so now I imagine clips from Rogue One such as Gold Leader going into battle and the Raddus receiving the plans cut into a short, impactful scene. Cut to “A Long Time Ago” then the crawl explaining what we just saw.

Your idea has come to fruition, so if you haven’t already, definitely check out my latest cut!

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#1283646
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Buzz Lightyear said:

I’m loving this edit! One teeny tiny thing I noticed, though. During the battle of Scarif, one of the soldiers shouts out “for Jedha!” during the battle. Since the prologue never shows or makes any other reference to Jedha, it feels a little odd. I don’t know if it’s worth the trouble of editing or muting in the next version, but I thought I’d mention it.

That’s funny you caught that because I thought the same when I watched it but it was kinda tough to cut out of the soundtrack (maybe i can mask it somehow) I’m still up in the air about it - if there is another version, I’ll give it a try but I think this is it for a while! I go on these editing marathons and then i need a break lol I’m glad you were lovin it!! i think it’s a fun watch!

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#1283536
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Please request the site link - that way, you can always have access to the latest version. As with the Clean Cut, I just keep improving the edit, so I’m updating the file frequently… it’s definitely close to final at this point. Rendering a version now with some updated sound fx to enhance the scenes I rebuilt from scratch - really makes a difference. Up soon… I’ll add a note on the site when I updated the file last, so you guys can make sure you have the latest.

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#1283411
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Buzz Lightyear said:

Was leaving in “You were the chosen one” intentional? It kind of feels really out of place if you’re watching this without having seen the prequels first.

I agree and I’m one step ahead of you - the “you were the Chosen One!” is gone in the latest version (no more prequel lines)

I’ve been meaning to cut that but haven’t had time to rebuild the audio for the scene 😃

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#1283406
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Link will be available later today:

New version changes:

  • Solo style text soft-intro comes on screen (set to music building up) - appears line-by-line:
    Screen-Shot-2019-05-30-at-11-02-42-AM.jpg

  • Totally new 10 minute intro/prologue added - a completely edited fast-paced Battle of Scarif scene - totally recut and rebuilt - showing this scene really raises the stakes of the conflict in the galax and adds depth and tension to the ANH intro when we get to it

  • At the end of the prologue we see the Tantive escape into hyperspace after receiving the plans…and the screen goes blank

  • "A long time ago… " text comes on screen…

-ANH starts

I’m really excited for people t check this out… it’s definitely a fun alternate way to watch ANH

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#1283337
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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BMadden said:

Will a higher quality version be offered with v7? Right now the v6 is only 900mb, but v4 when I grabbed it was like 3.5gb. Definitely want best quality possible. 😃

Yes, once I get this straight, I’ll put a high quality version up. I haven’t gotten much feedback yet but I’ve been steadily improving the edit, so a better quality version will be up soon… with changes. I’ve added a 10 minute prologue from Rogue One with the Battle of Scarif… it’s really cool - it has a Solo-like text intro, then a high energy, fast-paced battle (mostly space, but some on the ground) - there are no main characters, just a battle… then we see the rebels break the shield and we see Radus receive the transmission from the surface, then we see the Tantive escape into hyperspace and the screen goes black… “A long time ago in a galaxy far, fay away…” Hope you guys like it.

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#1283100
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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Buzz Lightyear said:

I loved the edit but I noticed there were some sound issues right around Obi-wan’s death scene.

Edit: Never mind, the sound issue isn’t in the downloaded version, I guess it’s just in the preview version that I streamed while downloading. There is a spelling error with the file name, though, it’s called “A New Hop”.

I noticed the spelling error…lol (that’s what I get for rushing) I’ll replace the file tonight 😃 I tweeked a few clips in the sc.38 sequence and the newest file (v7) is definitely an improvement. With v7, all the scenes are now tweeked best I can get them for now…

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#1282977
Topic
A New Hope - Reimagined
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ok, so i realized i had cut when han and chewy meet back up with Luke and Leia during the vader/obi wan duel- i added it back in for v6, now on the site. For v6, i also replaced some shots of Obi wan when the duel begins - some of the sc.38 clips just looked too fake, so i swapped a few clips with original clips from ANH. (ps. the file is named v5 for now but it’s really v6… i update it eventually)