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#1257056
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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After a bit of a layoff, I have pulled out my old edits and have started making some tweaks (hopefully not ala George Lucas). There were some things that I wanted to do when I first was working on these, but didn’t have the confidence to do them properly. Most of these changes involved scenes with green or blue screen. While I incorporated some, there were others that I avoided completely.

The first tweak I am working on is an addition to the DH1 intro. I always wanted to have the full “Dudley Redemption” scene added. I have rendered out an initial cut of the intro with this inserted. I’m not pleased with the music right now, so it will require more tweaks. The only part I have done green screen work on so far is the initial wide shot. Other portions are zoomed in at the moment, which you will be able to see clearly in the quality differences of the footage. I hope to be able to do more green screen work on these portions to increase the quality.

Here is the first draft of this revised intro.

https://vimeo.com/302735914

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#1221611
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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My combined and extended Deathly Hallows edit is nearly completed. I just need to finish captions and do a final viewing. I hope to release it sometime over the 4th of July week. I will also be releasing my Half-Blood Prince color-corrected version as well.

Below is an album showing the 3 main edits that were done to combine the 2 films together.

Edit #1: Moved scene of Snape looking over Hogwarts to earlier in the DH1 portion of the film. This establishes him as the new headmaster. It also goes along with the various other scenes around it (Death Eaters looking for Harry, a Ministry official searching the Grainger’s home).

Edit #2: Moved where Voldemort gets the Elder Wand to between when the three are captured in the woods and when they are delivered to Malfoy Manor. The time of day/skylines seems to match better than leaving it after Dobby dies. It also allows for a straight story between Malfoy Manor, the death and burial of Dobby, and the scenes at Shell Cottage. This edit has been the most controversial of the ones I made. Some of the test viewers did not like Voldemort finding the wand so much earlier. I felt it was necessary to make the story less disjointed.

Edit #3: Blending of the scenes where Dobby dies, is buried, and the story transitions to Shell Cottage. I felt this was the best way to complete the blending of movies 1 and 2 together.

https://vimeo.com/album/5265683

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#1219974
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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Links to my edits are currently down as I upload a new version of each, v1.5. There are 2 main updates in this version.

  1. CAPTIONS! I have heard from a lot of users wanting captions for these and I finally got some time to put them together. For those that have already downloaded my edits, I will be making the SRT caption files available for you to download so you don’t have to re-download the edits if you don’t want to. With v1.5, the captions are bundled in the M4V file.

  2. Updated audio tracks - In the v1.0 release, I did a dual mono mixdown of audio to 2 channel stereo. While it sounds ok, it was not producing the best sound for those with surround sound systems. So with the testing help of Doctor M (thanks bud!), I did a different mixdown that is an actual stereo mix and works better with surround sound systems.

Those are the only differences. If you have downloaded my edits before and are pleased with them, please hold off downloading the new versions when they are available so it doesn’t kill my hosting sites.

I hope to have links back up by tomorrow and have the caption files available later this week.

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#1217752
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Extended Edition
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I am pleased to announce the release of my 7th Wizarding World extended edition, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Extended Edition. Eight minutes of deleted scenes have been added back into the film.

  • Major Investigation Department - Extended scene of Tina bringing Newt to the MACUSA President
  • Jacob Tenement - Added scene of Jacob going home after being turned down at the bank for a loan.
  • Newt’s Case - Extended scene of Newt taking Jacob through the case and exploring his collection of fantastic beasts
  • MACUSA Cell - Extended scene with Newt and Tina in jail
  • Creocreatura - Added scene after Tina and Newt are able to escape jail. This scene was trimmed due to repeated lines that appear later in the film.
  • Tracking Demiguise - Extended scene of Newt, Tina, Jacob and Queenie trying to recapture the demiguise from Macy’s department store.
  • Suitcase Celebration - Extended scene after all creatures are recaptured. This includes the Ilvermorny school song sung by Tina and Queenie.
  • Skyscraper Roof - Extended scene of Queenie and Jacob on the roof as the Obscurial causes issues across the city.
  • Obscurus Unleashed Part 1 - Extended scene of Credence revealing himself to be the Obscurial to Graves.
  • Obscurus Unleashed Part 2 - Extended scene of Newt trying to catch up to Credence and calm him
  • Newt Goodbye - Added scene of Newt leaving and one of his flying bug creatures buzzing around outside the city before heading to the ship where Newt is.

If you are interested in this film, send me a PM.

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#1200610
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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I actually made a change to Philosopher’s Stone for my own personal collection. There was one scene in the “official” extended version that always seemed jarring to me. Right before the scene with Dudley, there is a short clip of an owl flying in and perching close to the house. But there is NO music behind it and it sounds horrible. For my personal version, I added music that connects those scenes together. I made some other small changes as well. I have thought of going back and doing my own Chamber edit, but just haven’t done it to this point.

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#1200239
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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Doctor M,

I haven’t had a chance to look at your edit so far, but I will certainly give it a look. There are definitely some challenges with HBP that I fought with on my edits. I did some green screened scenes in PoA, but I didn’t do much with DH except for some of the green screen areas when the battle begins. At some point once I learn After Effect better I want to see if I can do anything with a couple of scenes that I didn’t work on with these first edits.

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#1194424
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Harry Potter Extended Editions
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Freeform lost the rights to the HP movies on 12/31/17. The rights are currently with NBC Universal and HBO. Currently, HBO has the rights to stream the movies, but they only show the theatrical versions of the films. It is not known at this point whether NBC Universal stations, like USA, will show the theatrical versions or the extended versions when they begin showing them later this year.

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#1181972
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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Thanks for the feedback on the edits. I have a feeling I know where the gray edges are coming from. I had to insert artificial black bars due to some of the editing I did. I also increased the contrast on those last 3 movies slightly, so the gray bars are likely the original black bars that have been lightened and aren’t fully being covered by the 2.35:1 bars I put on. I can probably put on 2.39:1 bars to fix those. The contrast difference is probably causing the slightly washed out look on colors too. I’ll keep those points in mind for any future edits I may do.