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#1285686
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Harry Potter Extended Editions
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As the release of Crimes of Grindelwald Extended Edition is nearing, I have made a decision in regards to my edits. I will no longer be producing a 5K bitrate version of my edits. The 10K version is a sharper version and is the one most are downloading. I realize that for those with slow connections it will take longer to download the films. I only have so much space on Mega and the 5K versions are taking up space that I can use for future edits.

5K versions will be taken down this Sunday, June 23.

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#1285488
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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There are OFFICIAL extended editions of the first two movies. These official cuts contain all of the deleted scenes, so there is absolutely nothing I can add to these. If you want those extended editions, you will need to buy them. I only created extended editions for films that didn’t have ones to start with.

Crimes of Grindelwald is one I debated on for a long time before I decided to do an edit since there was an extended cut that was released. I chose to create one because there were 2 scenes that were not reinserted and because of the addition of the “Deleted Scene” text being placed on the screen in the official extended cut.

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#1277533
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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The next JJPotter Extended Edition from the Wizarding World is now in progress. I am working on creating my own extended version of Crimes of Grindelwald. There are several scenes that were not used in the official Extended Cut which I plan on incorporating into my EE. This will add another 5+ minutes of footage. My cut will also not have “Deleted Scene” in the bottom left corner of any of the scenes. As I complete inserting the deleted scenes, I will post previews.

https://vimeo.com/330259578

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#1273030
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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A viewer recently made a suggestion to me to add some effects to one of the Deathly Hallows deleted scenes to make it more visually appealing and add more action to it. I have been playing around with this scene, the Rabbit Chase scene. Below is the most recent rendering of the scene. This modification is not in any of my current releases, but may appear in a future release.

https://vimeo.com/322661833

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#1272303
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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I’ve had several people ask if I will be doing an extended version of Crimes of Grindelwald when it comes out later this month. I have seen the official extended cut that was put out and apart from a couple of cut scenes, all of the other deleted scenes are already in place. I’m not a fan of them putting “Deleted Scene” in the bottom corner of each when it was inserted into the movie, so I will likely go in overlay clips from the deleted scenes to get rid of that text for my own personal collection. But there really isn’t a lot additional to add in order to release my own version.

I am toying with the idea of using the clips that were not reinserted into Crimes of Grindelwald and insert them into the credits of Fantastic Beasts, since they feel like they belong there more than in the second movie. I just haven’t decided at this point.

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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
Time

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
Topic
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.