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#1368060
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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nl0428 said:

So just a random question I had in mind that I probably already know the answer to. Many can conclude saying that The Rise of Skywalker is more of a continuation to The Force Awakens than it is The Last Jedi. Are we trying to make sure that this edit is a continuation of The Last Jedi? Personally, I feel that making it a sequel to Episode VIII is important.

Depends on what you consider to be a proper continuation from TLJ. I very much dislike most “creative” changes made in TROS, but it’s a Gordian Knot situation in most cases for this film, so you can’t really change all that much.

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#1367944
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Toblerone said:

Hoop28 said:

Hal, have you considered having Luke speak to Ben during the Mustafar Opening or when he is repairing his mask? Maybe just a quick line like “Ben”, but something just to be consistent with Luke’s last words in TLJ of “see you around kid”.

https://vimeo.com/446189953
Any thoughts?

I really, really like that! I think it works incredibly well! I also think that Luke shouting “Ben!” when he turns his head on Mustafar would be a good idea, but this is fantastic!

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#1367435
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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axlanian said:

JakeRyan17 said:

I moved all of this victory montage after the Resistance victory scene on Ajan Kloss. That way it can be The Resistance and their new fleet aiding in taking down the First/Final Order.

Hal, are you gonna do this? It makes more sense than “suddenly, unpopulated Jakku took down a Star Destroyer”

I feel it doesn’t flow as well if you move it after the Ajan Kloss celebration, especially given the musical cues and Finn’s line of “people are rising up all over the galaxy”.

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#1366791
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Ed Slushie said:

Has anyone thought about trying ways to make Endor more visually interesting? I know George Lucas said he hated how every alien planet in the OT looked like a part of Earth, so I feel like if he had had the resources at the time, he might have made it look more like Felucia with the alien plant life. It would be really hard to make something that consistently CG-heavy, but some color correction and changes to establishing shots would probably be enough to give the impression that it’s not just a regular forest.

Idk, the massive trees feel pretty distinct. Plus Yavin IV aside it’s the OG forest world. That said, a bit of extra flair probably couldn’t hurt.

Has anyone thought about adding a few Yuzzums to Endor with the Ewoks like originally intended?

I feel like they would probably be living apart therefore I don’t see any place where they would fit into the existing film.

Maybe, I’d just like a little more exotic flare on Endor. It really does just feel like Redwood National. Even just like changing the shade of green on the tree leaves would add some pop.

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#1366653
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Only if there’s a LUT for it, but it may introduce unintended effects to shift so radically.

I also intend to apply the main LUT at something like 66% in order to benefit from it overall and hopefully avoid some of its more extreme effects.

I assume there’s a LUT for it, given that Exegol was re-colored to blue, and it reverts to that brighter, more yellow/orange look after the battle ends. I could be wrong though, I’m not all that knowledgeable about color grading, just a thought I had! Anyway, I wish you the best of luck with future changes and improvements for this fan-edit, I know I’ll be following it closely! Cheers!

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#1366649
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Brewzter said:

Hoop28, the most recent workprint included color correction. An example of what the goal was can be found here: http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/7DDY7NNX

Although some people find the color correction to be a bit overly red-tinted in some scenes

Ah, thank you. It is a little red but not nearly as bad as the blue tint that the movie has.

Speaking of which, have you guys considered making Exegol brighter or more tan, akin to Moraband or how we first saw Exegol in the TROS Teaser last April?

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#1364905
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Info Wanted: Looking for a “middle-ground” edit of the Original Trilogy.
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The fact that he built and filmed new sets, miniatures, actors, and props like Han frozen in carbonite still blows me away. Plus it was all to keep some of the Special Edition improvements, while getting rid of the over the top new stuff, then including his own new stuff to better improve what Lucas gave us. Def can’t wait for ROTJ. Don’t believe hes going with Yub Nub either sadly. Which is a fav of mine too

I have MAJOR respect for Adywan on what he did (his videos lead me here), but his revisited films go a little overboard for my tastes. His new Alderaan explosion doesn’t hold up all that great, and trying to make the Ben Kenobi - Vader Duel “more epic” just doesn’t work all that well for me. Hal9000’s edits for A New Hope & Empire Strikes Back are great, and really accomplish the task I’m looking for. I think for Return of the Jedi I’ll stick with 4K83 or Harmy’s Despecialized ROTJ, as my main issues with the OT’s VFX lie in Hope and Empire, not so much Jedi (apart from the Jabba Goons on the Sail Barge and the Emperor’s Slugs, but they can be overlooked). That’s the beauty of fan-edits, isn’t it? You can pick and chose which to watch!

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#1364879
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Info Wanted: Looking for a “middle-ground” edit of the Original Trilogy.
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StarkillerAG said:

Sounds like Hal 9000’s versions would be the perfect fit for you:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Custom-Special-Edition-That-Almost-Wasnt-But-Then-Was/id/61930

Looked thru the change list for Hal’s Special Edition and wow! It fits the bill almost perfectly! Only issue: there’s no Yub Nub! 😛

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#1364816
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Info Wanted: Looking for a “middle-ground” edit of the Original Trilogy.
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Now, this is a slightly specific post, but what I’m looking for is a fan-altered version of the Theatrical Original Trilogy that includes the minor visual effects improvements and digital cleanups of the Special Editions, without all the clunky inserted scenes and CGI rubbish. Examples of what I mean include:

  • Added subtitle of “EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE”.

  • English text repalced with Aurebesh.

  • Prison Hallway Matte replaced/repositioned.

  • Re-colored lightsabers during and slightly after the Vader - Kenobi duel.

  • New outside look of the Yavin IV Rebel Base replacing the old Matte.

  • Rebel Officers Matte replaced with real people during the ending ceremony of ANH.

  • Black R2 recolored blue.

  • Recomposited and digitally cleaned up Snowspeeders from Hoth.

  • Improved Jabba goons walking on the top of the Sail Barge.

  • Recomposited starfighters and spaceships during the Yavin and Endor space battles.

These are just the more noticeable improvements I can remember off the top of my head (there’s probably more minor ones I can’t remember haha). As someone who’s grown up with the Special Editions and vehemently hates the new CGI additions, I struggle to watch the Despecialized Versions without noticing the VFX errors that are a product of the time. I’m hoping that there’s a fan edit or fan revisited version of the OT that cleans up these errors while also keeping the heart of the theatricals in-tact! If you could point me in the direction of any fan-made versions that accomplish this task, it would be great! Cheers!