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#1341543
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Harry Potter Extended Editions
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It has come to my attention that the user that did this is now sending PM’s to people who have posted here with the torrent to the edit that he did. He has also threatened to upload the remainder of the edits to a torrent site as well. It is up to you whether you download these or not. I can’t stop you any more than I can stop him from doing this. It is not what I want with the edits I did. I have never uploaded my edits to a torrent site, so if you see one that way it was not uploaded by me and was uploaded without my permission to do so. Again, nothing I can do about that since they were made available to others.

As much as I thought things might die down some, it is becoming clear this user is determined to push me completely out of the fan editing community through his actions. Thanks for everyone who has let me know what is going on. I appreciate your friendships. They are what made doing the edits worthwhile.

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#1340833
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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I have a lot of thinking to do before I ever consider releasing publicly again. I know one thing that will absolutely never return and that is advance clips of my work. That is what caused this problem. I made the mistake of trying to get people excited about any upcoming releases and I got burned by it.

I tried to get the torrent taken down, but was told it couldn’t be taken down. I asked for my name to be taken off of it because it isn’t my work. I was told that of course it was my work and all he did was paste the upscaled clips into the video (of course removing my intro in the process). I could not convince him that what was released was not my work. While I made the clips, I didn’t upscale the content (nor would I have done that with low res clips), mine would have had an intro, and my clips would have been FINISHED! What I posted were sample clips. I haven’t even finished color correction on them yet. It completely ruined a real v1.7 release of my edits because there is this rogue version out there that has my name on it. I gave up arguing and just resigned myself to that version being out there.

If (and this is a big IF) I ever decide to release again, I can guarantee I’ll be a lot more stringent on who I give links to. Most of the people that asked never bothered to come here to be part of the community, to give feedback, or to even say thank you. To me, it is just common courtesy to do something like that. Maybe it isn’t as common as it should be. I really appreciate all of the sentiments, but things are still pretty raw right now. I want to enjoy doing this and making people happy with the end result. It is going to take time for me. Never say never, but right now I’ve lost a lot of joy in the project due to this.

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#1340218
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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It does suck. I did my edits for myself and felt that sharing them with others was a good thing. I guess I didn’t work fast enough for this user and made the mistake of posting teaser videos in advance of my completed work. I’m really broken right now as an editor. He has already said that he will make sure others get my edits, even though I have pulled them. It all makes me sad.

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#1340189
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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My edits are no longer available. I had a user this week on this site request high definition versions of clips that I have not released yet. When I denied him this it created an argument and he has now taken one of my edits, removed my intro, added in clips that he ripped from Vimeo, and uploaded his version to a torrent site as his own. As a result, I will be taking down all of my edits and my Vimeo channel. My edits will no longer be available as a result. I hate that one spoiled user has caused this result, but they have.

It has been my pleasure to be a part of the editing community, but I do not want my work to be stolen.

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#1335225
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

I’ve got 2 updated PoA scenes for everyone today. #1 is the updated Knight Bus scene. This was done to more closely match the original bus scenes better. #2 is the updated After Hogsmeade scene. I’ve added music background music, adjusted coloring, tweaked Harry’s face turning red, made one addition there, and removed the duplicated dialogue from the moving staircase scene that follows.

https://vimeo.com/407276656

https://vimeo.com/407275948

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#1331003
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

It is definitely an interesting time we are living in, that is for sure.

I will throw a little nugget of news out there for everyone. I got to playing around with After Effects the other day, testing some keying effects. I have never been happy with how the bus scene came out in PoA due to the way I removed the blue screen and how it changed the color palette. In some of my testing this week, I may have found a way to remove the blue very easily without damaging the color palette. This is a positive for several reasons. First, it means I can go back to PoA, fix that scene and possibly one other and have that film 100% the way I want it. It also means I may be able to use the same method for some of the green screen scenes to make those edits easier. I have been struggling with the Dudley Demented scene for quite a while now due to the green screen. If this eliminates those issues, I’ll be able to add at least 2 additional scenes back into the Deathly Hallows movies.

So, it has be a positive test week. Hopefully once we get moved in a couple of weeks and I get my new home office set up, I will be able to spend the rest of the quarantine time doing some editing for relaxation.

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#1319704
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

I’m glad you are enjoying the edits. I have a hard time watching the “official” ones now because I know where all of the deleted material goes. The originals don’t feel complete. I appreciate the kind words.

In all honesty, I haven’t worked on the edits in a while. I had a death in our family back in August which has knocked the wind out of my sails for a bit. I am getting the itch again to get back into editing to get my mind off of things. I have a small portion of the Dudley Redemption completed (the first few seconds with the wide shot of Vernon talking to Harry, saying this is farewell). In that part I have the green screen completely removed and it looks good. The next part is a bit more complicated since there are a couple of green screen areas along with camera movement. Once I get those set up, I should be able to complete that scene, which is the one scene I feel should have never been cut.

Keep an eye on the topic thread for updates.

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#1295400
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

I have received some complaints regarding my fanedits, about how they are hosted, how they were rendered, etc. I want to clarify some things regarding my edits so those that request them will not be shocked by how they are set up.

  1. These edits have a STEREO audio output. While I would love to do a 5.1 mix at some point, that is outside of my realm of expertise to take a stereo deleted scene and turn it into a 5.1 mix. I have other editing aspects that I would rather be working on, like adding green screen scenes back in, rather than trying to do audio mixing. I do not have a 5.1 setup to test with, so even if I did a 5.1 mix, I would have no way of knowing whether the changes I made would be good for everyone. So a stereo output is what you will get.

  2. I do not run a torrent server and will not host these on Google Drive. I’m sorry if that is how you want them delivered to you in those ways. I pay monthly for the service that I do use out of my own pocket so those who are interested can download the edits. It costs downloaders nothing to get them. I have them set up to download in chunks so users can download them in pieces rather than trying to download a 10+ GB movie at one time. Not everyone has fast internet, something that is easily forgotten in this day and age. I have set them up so they are convenient for everyone. Please be patient when downloading. If the edits don’t mean enough to you to wait to get them, then don’t download them.

I’m sorry if these are disappointments to some users. They are how I have chosen to present my edits. The snarky remarks I have received over the past week tell me that some think they are entitled to my edits the moment they want them. I edit for myself and for the love of the fan editing community and that is what I try to remember when I get comments like I have this past week. These are likely not going to be what everyone wants. I have provided plenty of sample clips for you to see the edits that were made and what you will get. If these don’t meet the standards that you have or want, don’t request them. I don’t want to waste your time or bandwidth to get something that isn’t “perfect” for you.

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#1294944
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

I’m pleased to announce the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Extended Edition.

Change List:

  • Custom intro as with all JJPotter edits
  • Completely redone opening sequence incorporating 2 deleted scenes (Credence Reborn and At the Docks) along with a custom made scene using an unused, unreleased clip from the first trailer / one of the documentaries from the blu-ray). Sparks added in the At the Docks scene.
  • Added extended Newt’s Basement scene
  • Added Tina and Skinder scene at the circus
  • Added Ballroom Dance scene
  • Added Murmuration scene
  • Added Nagini and Credence in Alley scene
  • Added Newt and Jacob Walk to Kama’s scene
  • Added Dumbledore and McGonagall scene
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#1292487
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

nightslakerpoet,

Thanks for the feedback. There were reasons for why those scenes are as they are.

  1. For the first deleted scene you mentioned, I left the dialogue the same because I was trying to allow Ron’s enthusiasm for Hogsmeade to come through by allowing him to repeat the same thing twice and having Harry get tried of hearing it since he had already heard it multiple times. That was the intent.

  2. In the common room scene, Harry is over by the fireplace when Ron and Hermione are arguing about the missing rat. Ron goes to bed while Hermione joins Harry on the couches in front of the fire where they only talk about the Black attack. Harry looks to be consumed with the fact that he could have killed Black. There is no indication that he was aware of the argument Ron and Hermione had. So his questioning Hermione in the next scene seems entirely plausible for me, which is why I left the dialogue as it was.