I had a chance to watch this over the weekend. Nice job smudger9! Excellent work condensing this down to the essential character arcs.
Hal 9000 said:
Here is the shot with visuals and sound lid in. what do you think?
Sounds good to me!
Forgive my terrible memory, but why are all these Star Destroyers exploding over random planets? (I only saw TROS once, so I might be forgetting something).
If the crystal was truly beyond repair, that would at least be a reason for Rey to bury it in the final scene.
I like that!
Alright all, here is Rey’s training scene. The Pasana clip was low quality footage, but I used the actual movie footage for this one. Let me know the issues that y’all see with it and I will continue to refine it.
I hate to be a dissenting voice, but I just don’t think that ‘crackling’ saber edit looks very good. I also don’t think making Rey’s saber have a crackle is a good idea. Just my 2 cents.
in the edition that we are doing of coruscant, there is no fight, kylo enters the jedi temple and finds the wayfinder there
I see, thanks for clearing that up for me. (there’s a lot to keep up with in this thread!)
There is some exciting progress going on here. Just one thing concerns me - there seems to be talk of re-assigning the opening scene to Coruscant (instead of Mustafar). But, I thought Coruscant was a planet entirely covered by city. Seems like the fight in the forest scene wouldn’t make sense for Coruscant.
Sounds pretty awesome! I wonder if you could include the structural changes that Hal9000 made to the Force Awakens, which create a more sensible flow to the plot (and removes the ridiculous visibility of the planet-destroying beam being visible from other star systems).
Does Han shoot first?
I really enjoyed the ROS, but surely a few nips and tucks would help it.
I like what I’m seeing here so far, especially the idea of tweaking the crawl to let the film introduce Palpatine.
Definitely get rid of “light speed skipping” if possible, that took me right out of the movie (or at least get rid of the Tie-fighters keeping up).
The only other thing I can think to suggest is regarding that cone-head droid. There’s a thread in the film about ‘not under-estimating droids’. It seemed like they were building up to have that cone-head do something awesome, but there was never a pay-off. If there is a way to snip that out cleanly, I think it would improve things.
Found this today, apparently Topher Grace edited a trailer of the complete saga…
Way to go, poppasketti!
I’m looking forward to grabbing the 10gb version when it’s ready.
I’d definitely like the Maz scene trimmed. Luke’s milk-drinking I could go either way on.
Can’t wait to check this one out!
I’d love to hear more about the cuts you’ve made.
I will post a cut list soon. Still working on this. I am aiming to make it less “cringe” remove any forced humor, remove the wookie subtitles, cut down L3 and more.
What can you tell us about your ideas for the actual edits?
I’m getting excited for this one, poppasketti!
Any reviews on this? Have the changes recommended by Chris Solo been finished? How about a cutlist, or at least a general overview of the new structure?
This sounds like a fantastic set of edits coming together here. If you were to include some tweaks to the Luke ‘saber toss’ scene (ala Ivan), this would be really close to my perfect cut.
Me too! Looks like a great version shaping up here.
I’d also like to say I agree with EddieDean’s suggestions.
I downloaded the original version of the ‘gentle restructure’ edit, and found it a big improvement on the film, though I would have made more cuts myself.
I’m a little confused about the goal/direction of the second version. Can someone summarize what is going on with version 2?