It would be fantastic if we could get this edit to win “Favorite Edit of the Month” over at fanedit.org.
Yeah! I might have to go ahead and list it without all the cover artwork. It probably belongs in November anyway.
This looks so much better than the film that was released, would it be possible to get a link? Thanks for all the hard work for all parties involved!
I did roll my eyes when they mentioned Ashoka.
There’d be the real possibility that any deleted material would make us say, “that’s really cool but I see why it was cut” or “this doesn’t actually improve the film when edited back in.”
No. My sensibilities about how to approach a LOTR edit has changed a great deal since 2008. I don’t really stand by this old project.
I’ve been happy the last couple years with my extended versions of Kerr’s yet-unreleased LOTR edits. If that’s not confusing enough, check a few pages back for info about that project.
Thank you. And if they were to release any deleted scenes in good quality that actually seem to be an improvement upon the film, I’d totally do an updated version. Not holding my breath, though.
Hmm… I’ll delete the new one if I see both!
Lol, thank you.
Well, this project was completed over a decade ago, so I was using something called Womble MPEG editor and more or less following the ooold AdigitalMan guide around here. And I’m 99% sure I lifted that FX shot from Kerr’s old ‘book cuts.’
Thanks for the continuing feedback. You all did a wonderful job on this, and it has been fulfilling to see this come together.
And I’m glad my commentary track is being enjoyed, even if I find it annoying to listen to! I sound like I was woken to record it at 2:47AM.
Add the opening red and blue ‘helmet’ intro sequence from Disney+ SW shows between the ALTAIAGFFA card and the opening crawl of all saga films.
I’d certainly welcome that, and agree it was the biggest opportunity left on the table for V1. I suppose if, working backward, you reached the point kewlfish left off, by that point it may not be so troublesome to finish the rest of the footage.
But, hey, that’s easy for me to say.
He never sent me any final renders, just clips to preview. 😕
If he ever surfaces to send what he has completed, though, I believe it was through the fight in Kylo’s bedroom.
Thanks, I’m really glad this is being enjoyed.
And thanks, Muffy, for typing out those instructions. I just added that to the FAQ.
And yeah… you answered your own question. Lol
If anyone would like to type out the directions that YouTube clip (which I haven’t looked at), I can add it to the FAQ on the Drive sooner.
Well it wouldn’t match or need to be edited; if someone wants to listen to my commentary they could just listen to it on the default version of the edit.
Glad to be listed in the Special Thanks! Cheers to another completed Hal-9000 fanedit!
And thank for posting those tips for the Drive!
Cool! That commentary… ain’t, ain’t my best. Lol
Knight of Kalee said:
Hal, will you release a .mp4 (“Tiny encode”) or 720p file for V1? (sorry if this has already been asked).
Yes, coming real soon. I like to wait to encode them until the 1080p version is 100% finished because it makes it easier. Should be up by tomorrow morning, I expect.