Thanks for the clarification and prognostication!
I’m glad to hear J.J. sought out some sort of agreement with those people about how to end things.
Has anyone heard anything about the Skymaster version lately, or know where I can seek out news? I’m hoping to scope it out for my ANH project that’s nearly finished.
Ridley, that looks gorgeous! I can’t imagine anyone at Lucasfilm doing any better, 1997 or today. The characters’ faces and various surfaces each reflect the flicker at appropriate levels. The tunnel and its flicker are a good midway point between the newer movies and fitting in well with the 1977 aesthetic (or even a hypothetical GOOD 1997 SE aesthetic). The color looks good to me, just a little green to reach forward to the newer movies but not overwhelming.
If you feel like anything needs adjusting, I defer to your judgement, but I can’t fault it for anything. I’m very pleased with it.
Just read about “new desert planet Pasaana.”
It’s a minor thing, but if you want a desert planet why not pick Jakku or Tatooine, and if you want a new planet then why another desert planet?
That would be a purely academic question, and I’m not sure what names I would put to the edits if that’s what I was doing. I really like “rebalanced,“ but that’s obviously already been used. 😉
If I had any names to choose from at all, including prior fan edits, my top choices would be for each episode:
Balance of the Force
The Republic Divided
Labyrinth of Evil
Also, if Ridley does want to encode crawls that have the original titles, episode one should be modified to exclude a cheeky reference to the original title within the crawl.
Okay, thanks. So, basically it means there are more colors available when presenting the picture.
Lol, it’s been blocked by Disney. Only a matter of time now.
Not a good thing. I hope if any hammer falls it does not spread to others he recklessly endangered.
Bobson Dugnutt said:
A livestream of him editing in real time, must be thrilling stuff.
Cutting away from Jar Jar drop-throwing the wrench earlier works just fine with some audio tweaking.
While the original version of this scene is embarrassing to watch, I think it works rather well when heavily abbreviated. It’s just the bare minimum of the structure of the scene and his shenanigans.
Maybe it’s all the 20th anniversary of TPM coverage lately, but I am feeling a little more generous toward the movie than I was when I did V1 of this fan edit.
Ha, hard to argue with that. 😉
Also, you guys, what do you think about me reinstating. Ben Quadrinaros? I’m leaning in that direction.
If we overanalyze this further, with the idea that continuity errors not caused by the fan editing are kosher, I think its fine.
In TPM, Jar Jar drops the wrench into the engine. Then, he reaches for what has to be something else and gets his hand stuck. The original wrench isn’t addressed again.
Either way, I really don’t think this is worth sweating.
Ha, I guess that’s one way to do it. It seems a little silly to me, but it should be able to be done by overlaying a still image over the entire shot.
Here’s a slight improvement to the ‘energy binder’ scene. I think it’s a little better, and has one fewer fan-editor-induced reordering of shots.
Sounds like Ash, Dominic, and I are about the same age. Taco Bell will always be Tatooine to me. lol
I have a question about the color bit (depth?). Can you explain it to me like I’m a five year old? How does that differ from the resolution of the image? Is it that there are more colors to choose from, or something about how they are displayed?
Those look wonderful. The difference is staggering when placed side by side. Very much looking forward to what would be the first full, proper ROTJ BluRay regrade.
Here’s another attempt, taking your helpful feedback into account. I made it a little louder, too, because it is a little difficult to make out without its original context.
The last word has an odd sounding pronouncement, because I had to cut him off, and it sounds sort of… Scottish, maybe? I grant it’s a little weird.
This is very interesting; can’t wait to see some screencaps/scans!
Previous link updated. Not sure why it wasn’t working; hopefully this one does.
It may not sound too bad without the added word at the end.
I haven’t found a better “Artoo” to fit in yet, but I’ll keep looking. Below is the best I think I can do with the current sound clips used. This is polished as if I were going to use it. Please, let me know what you think.
Also, what do you think about the idea of re-instating Ben Quadrinaros’ engine malfunctioning? The idea occurred to me and it seemed to ask, “What, are you allergic to fun?”
I was Anakin’s age when the movie came out.
I’ve never seen a marketing blitz at the level of TPM since then.
Today I happened to drive past a Taco Bell/Pizza Hutt/KFC conglomerate that I ate at during that time. I remember the place overflowing with Star Wars stuff.
I could probably try a few different "Artoo"s.