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#1305934
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A New Hope Repossessed
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regularjoe said:

I generally like what you’re doing with Yavin, however the ships in the added scenes need much, much more detail to them and you have to have continuity. If you have one scene with a lot of ships in it and the next scene is one of the pilots of said ships, the next scene pretty much has to follow the first scene for what is populating the background.

Actually, if you compare the shots I’ve replaced with the originals, the new shots show the same number of ships as the original shots - just better quality clip. The only exception to this, is the second shot once the TIEs arrive. And that shot is just to establish the battle - The rest of the scene only follows a few pilots, just like the original. I will try to put together a comparison clip with the original.

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#1305718
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regularjoe said:

I get what you’re trying to do with the end battle over Yavin but there are two problems.

  1. Some of the ships are clearly just blocks.
  2. You cut from one scene where the space represented on the screen has many ships, then in the next scene it has 2-3. What happened to the rest? It’s immediately jarring.

The Mos Eisley scene doesn’t work because the Jedha scene presents a densely populated city with a lot of buildings that are all jammed together. That’s not how the city looks as represented in ANH.

I agree about Jedha and ultimately decided against using that clip.

As for the Death Star battle, we only follow a few pilots - the rest are superfluous - this was the same in the original
cut - “we count 30 rebel ships” … yet, we follow about 7 different pilots. I didn’t change anything other than upgrade a few vfx shots.

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#1304174
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What do you guys think of this? I was watching Rogue One and the idea came to me to attempt to retro-fit a cropped and color-corrected shot of Jedha as a sub for Mos Eisley from afar. To me, this just looks more like a shady dirty bustling spaceport. Yay or Nay?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nf8HD0mkn155RcvpOVkzhkKv0j3c6fcR/view?usp=sharing

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#1303840
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Some new updates on this:

I’ve done scene by scene color correction to the entire prologue to make Scarif look more bright/vibrant and tropical. Overall, the whole prologue has better colors and contrast. I’ve also replaced/updated a few more fx clips in the Battle of Yavin, as well as the intro to Yavin base - new panning shot of the forest canopy and establishing shot of the Temple (per Rogue One).

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#1302898
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ok, so color-correction has gotten way more intensive than I originally anticipated. I’ve gone in scene-by-scene to both Possessed’s footage and FGR’s footage. I also added back in the CGI dewback outside the cantina as Luke and Obiwan walk in - I just like this better than the big rubber one swinging his head. I added some motion blur to some new vfx shots at the end as well and also color corrected them further. Still fine-tuning the final cut and will be ready within a few days.

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#1302774
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RogueLeader said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

  1. Do you plan on updating it to improve some outdated explosions and smoke effects, as well as adding in some music from The Last Jedi into the Death Star fight?

A very specific question.

LOL yea, that’s pretty specific. I’m not quite taking requests at this point but feel free to use my edit as a base or to use clips as you wish.

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#1302556
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4throck said:

New upgraded clips added to Battle of Yavin

I like the new clips, but they need some blurring / color shift to match the model footage.
Anyway they work well and improve the movie!

As with Alderaan, the new Death Star explosion doesn’t work for me.

But overall it’s good work, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing it !

Thanks! I did my best to make them match as far as color correction - it was definitely a challenge. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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#1302526
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ok, the final cutlist on this edit:

This is basically FGR’s Reimagined cut with the following updates:

  • Possessed’s ANH is now the base, which means complete color correction - sooo much better. The scenes I used from FGR have been color corrected to match Possessed’s cut
  • New blaster bolts and lightsabers
  • Vader’s chest plate lights work in all scenes
  • Entrance to Mos Eisley has been extended slightly to include overhead shot
  • Replaced a few shots of Obi wan during the Sc.38 duel (upgrades in quality)
  • New Alderaan explosion
  • New upgraded clips added to Battle of Yavin (x-wings taking out surface guns, x-wing/TIE dogfight clips and a new Y-wing clip - the original was horrendous)

Samples:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Z4Nq7HiP3yqsakVMh7_8siF1OmPJq1o/view?usp=sharing

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#1301668
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4throck said:

JSteven said:
Here is the new Alderaan explosion

As long as you are happy, all if good!
But for me, the two shots look completely different in style. It doesn’t work.

I like the second (new) shot a lot, so why not also replace the first one?

So the reasoning behind splitting the shot in two, is that the first part is almost like a tracking shot from the death star ‘laser’ (Dr. Evil voice) firing up and then firing on Alderaan and the initial explosion - the second shot is the view from elsewhere in the galaxy/neighboring planets. The second shot doesn’t quite work without the first tracking/establishing shot.

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#1301602
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Hal 9000 said:

Thanks! I know what Adywan‘a was like and am interested to see another.

Here is the new Alderaan explosion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12jJKJs2xQDsobHQZqe263pCo5ZW4yBqs/view?usp=sharing

Considering the concentration of planets where Alderaan is located (at least 6-7 planets in close proximity), this solution really makes sense to me. I like the idea of seeing it from a distance… very similar to the treatment in TFA with the destruction of the Republic.

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#1301565
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A New Hope Repossessed
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benduwan said:

exact change list?

Ok, so in a nutshell, this is basically FGR’s Reimagined using Possessed’s cut as a base. So the cut is actually the same as FGR’s but now it’s completely color corrected (per Possessed), all new blaster bolts and lightsabers in all scenes, Vader’s chestbox now lights in all scenes, new Rebel death star analysis plans, and there’s also a brand new Alderaan explosion never scene before.

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#1301371
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This is almost finished if anyone is interested.

I didn’t use any footage from Revisited. I experimented but ultimately chose to leave Revisited as it’s own entity. I also decided to keep FGR’s prologue the same - using ‘Spark of Rebellion’ seemed like a great idea in theory but didn’t quite work, as it is more Empire-focused and this prologue is more about the rebels. Regardless, I think this edit came out really well - all credit to Possessed and FGR for their great cuts.

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#1301288
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ChainsawAsh said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

When ANH:R HD comes out, use most of his changes.

That seems…uncool? It’s one thing to use some changes here and there, it’s another thing to plan in advance to ape “most of” someone else’s work years before their work is even released. Especailly when it’s something like Revisited, which has a lot of intense effects work done as opposed to more standard edits.

JSteven said:

I hadn’t planned on it, but I may use his Battle of Yavin if I can find a good enough source to use. What other changes from Revisited do you recommend?

If you’re already using Possessed’s edit, he took Darth Vader’s dialogue from Revisited, since Ady did a lot of work to make Vader’s voice filtering line up better with ESB and ROTJ. Of course, Possessed’s audio is 2.0 instead of discrete 5.1, so if you want to end up with a 5.1 track, it might be better to take Adywan’s 5.1 track and slot in the Vader dialogue yourself if you want to keep this change.

I agree. I feel like Revisited is such a huge project, I’d rather leave it as it’s own entity. Like I said, I MAY use a few shots during the battle of Yavin, but that’s probably it.

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#1301256
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A New Hope Repossessed
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Ok, the final cutlist on this edit “Repossessed”:

This is basically FGR’s Reimagined cut with the following updates:

- Possessed’s ANH is now the base, which means complete color correction - sooo much better. 
- The scenes I used from FGR have been color corrected to match Possessed’s cut
- New blaster bolts and lightsabers
- Vader’s chest plate lights work in all scenes
- Replace Death Star operators with the ones from Rogue One
- Entrance to Mos Eisley has been extended slightly to include overhead shot
- Replaced a few shots of Obi wan during the Sc.38 duel (upgrades in quality)
- New Alderaan explosion
- Replace Forest canopy shot on Yavin with new slow panning shot
- Add Yavin Temple Base establishing shot (from Rogue One)
- New upgraded clips added to Battle of Yavin (x-wings taking out surface guns, new wide shot of all x-wings and TIEs, a few new x-wing/TIE dogfight clips and a new Y-wing clip - the original was horrendous)

Samples:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmPYPdzWLpGhFLEYnu2cAzstMGXeLXpX/view?usp=sharing