Ben looks like the studio put him there, not a fan, even if he does look a touch weird. If you’d presented this to me in the context of the movie I wouldn’t have questioned it.
As… weird as Luke and Leia seem to me there, Ben seems to blend in.
Have EU books appear, too. The books themselves.
I agree the new footage is a very good match. I’m not sure yet whether to go that route but it looks like we’ve got a great option ready to go, at any rate.
I don’t really get the lightspeed clip, though. Seems more frenetic than wiping from the ships leaving.
All this Star Wars in my brain… help me, help me!
Hmm, that sounds kinda hokey to me.
Ah, I see, very creative scouting. I didn’t imagine Ben’s ghost looking that good.
Idkartist3d, welcome! That’s some nice work with the ghosts. What footage did you use for Ben?
I’d have to do some thinking before I’d be sure I would want to include Ben’s ghost in my project, but I’d love to have a version without Anakin. Ben is very germane you the movie whereas Anakin isn’t, and it’s too brief of a shot to include all four IMHO. Or, what about placing the Anakin layer at like 15% opacity to give the viewer just a subliminal reminder of the grand Skywalker patriarch?
Beautiful! Looks perfect. I should be able in a little while to mock it up properly. Thanks very much.
I don’t belong in the first reply, so I’ll just say… very cool!
I think Obi-Wan believed Anakin was (literally, biologically) dead when he dropped off Luke, and that Owen would have also. And that it wasn’t until later that he learned Vader survived. It explains why they thought taking Luke there was a sane idea and more comfortably fits in with what we hear from Owen and Beru in ANH.
It’s okay if the audio sucks; it’s supposed to sound like it is coming through a comm. Imagine what the X-wing chatter sounded like when heard from base in ANH.
Gotcha. Editing the music might be tricky. It’s been a long time since I tried, and so in my mind Planets and Victory Celebration are a package deal.
But I get it; the reason I won’t export two versions is that these are indebted to sit alongside the original versions anyway.
They also might call Mickey Mouse and bring his sulfuric rage down upon us all.
By all means, though, reach out to any small-scale folks. I like the idea of that better, anyway.
There’s probably only a few seconds of time into which these will need to be compressed. If I get enough contributions it’ll be cacophonous, but you’d be able to tell they’re crying out about Skywalker. I’m thinking right after Poe directs them to attack the first destroyer after they show up.
I just don’t picture it working well. It feels rather different than 2019’s TROS.
If the TIEs don’t follow, it makes the “lightspeed skipping” references later sound like Poe was just doing something stupid for no reason.
Well, here’s the original shot for the lightspeed skipping that should be extended. If anyone wants to take a stab at it, I’d be grateful.
And, I’ll update the OP once in a while, adding little check marks ✅ to changes I’ve completed. (This doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t revisit these things.)
Lol, I might just have to bring the volume down on that one somewhat. 😄
But you can’t hate it because it’s from the EU!
Hey, if people from this forum wish to send me clips of their voice calling out, “Skywalker!” or “For Skywalker” or whatever else sounds good to that effect, I can see how many I can work in.
And there should, I feel, be at least one speaking gibberish. Like “Ooba dooba Skywalker!”
Oh, I see. Well, maybe we should recruit this guy! Lol
I think JJ was too heavily biased to properly carry forward what Rian did in TLJ.
Given the way the scene plays out, I don’t intuit a great deal of value in adding several people checking in by name. I may, however, want to add a few miscellaneous exclamations of “Skywalker!” at some point to tie into that part of the story.
And I don’t think the battle over Coruscant theme fits over the scene better than what was there originally.
Ben looks surprisingly good. could you perhaps do a version with only him added?
I’m not sure the footage of Anakin used is a slam dunk. Ideally he’d have the generic Jedi robes he wears in ROTJ. Hell, while I’m dreaming, a 30% morph into Sebastian Shaw would be even cooler if it worked at all.