I was recently brought back to those times between 2003-2005 when - as a kid - I was always glued to the TV so I can catch and enjoy three or twelve action-packed minutes of animated Star Wars content on Cartoon Network. This was “Star Wars: Clone Wars”, the Micro-Series which were the best short-lived moments of my childhood.
With all 25 episodes ending their run, the series was eventually released to home media so enthusiasts can enjoy them in the form of multiple episodes edited together as two full-length films, each on its own DVD Disc.
Even though those are still some of my most prized pieces of media from my shelf, I could never again relive the nostalgia of re-experiencing each episode individually as they were aired on CN and streamed on good old Hyperspace.com.
Thus, I decided to take matters into the my own hands and worked my way through restoring the broadcast’s chapter format “almost” to the dot while retaining the integrity of the official DVD disc picture for all 25 episodes.
[ Hasbro Bonus DVD and TVREC footage was used as reference. ]
The video and audio sources used for the edit are the PAL-DVD discs of Volume I and Volume II.
Recreated the title cards for each chapter while matching the font style, spacing and even the fade effect length / duration during the intro of each episode.
Reconstructed animation (frame-by-frame repurposing) which was rendered obsolete by the transition effects in-between scenes / chapters - this is done at the start or ending of episodes.
Certain shots / scenes playout differently or in reversed order when it comes to the broadcast version, so all of these were edited to properly match.
Remixed audio with reverb or reconstructed audio cues at the start and ending of episodes.
The edit retains the DVD picture quality and format.
*NOTE: The broadcast version contained footage which was exclusive to it and it’s not present on the home release, thus I used what is present on the DVD to bring everything as close as possible.
TOOLS USED FOR THIS EDIT:
- CyberLink PowerDirector
- Adobe Premiere Pro
If you own “Star Wars: Clone Wars” Volume I and Volume II, do not hesitate to PM me in order to get these.
The pack contains all 25 restored episodes, plus 3 featurettes at the end of each season. All videos are .mkv format.