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#1360679
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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smpearce1981 said:

Unpopular opinion here:-

I’ve just watched Hal’s v3 workprint.

I really feel that the absence of the much hated ‘light speed skipping’ sequence slightly compromises the scene.

I know Hal’s reasons, I know a lot of people are wrapped up in the ‘tech/science’ of it…but I think it’s absence is jarring. The falcon/spy scene now just ends much too abruptly and lacks a crescendo…

Hal have you tried putting it back in? I’m not saying you have to like it…but have you tried it to get a feel in how it works from a pacing perspective?

+1
Although Option B is good enough for me.

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#1360465
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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snooker said:

Work in progress shot!

I’m having a lot of trouble with the chroma key on the Star Destroyer (because the free program I use doesn’t have chroma key.) Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

I could render out my background plate (with moving waterfalls and clouds) and have someone else comp in the destroyer?

I could be wrong about this but doesn’t the Star Destroyer need to be a model from the old Empire? Why would it be a First Order type of Star Destroyer?

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#1359744
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Ed Slushie said:

Jar Jar Bricks said:

natm said:

Hal 9000 said:

Here’s how it would be with just the TIEs shot.

https://vimeo.com/434216027

I think this looks the most believable while adding a few more seconds to the movie, anything to somewhat slow down the fast pacing even by a few seconds is a W

It also makes it so that this isn’t the only Star Wars movie that teleports from space straight to the surface. There needs to at least be some visual continuity.

Actually, the Last Jedi does it too. That’s one of the reasons I wished they had left in the Alternate Opening, where Finn waking up in the dome is the first shot.

Ehhh. I was actually okay with it in TLJ. Reason being is that there are ships going directly down to the surface and the camera sort of follows them.

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#1359639
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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natm said:

Hal 9000 said:

Here’s how it would be with just the TIEs shot.

https://vimeo.com/434216027

I think this looks the most believable while adding a few more seconds to the movie, anything to somewhat slow down the fast pacing even by a few seconds is a W

It also makes it so that this isn’t the only Star Wars movie that teleports from space straight to the surface. There needs to at least be some visual continuity.

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#1355866
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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jkimm said:

@jkimm, If you cut it that heavy you’ll miss the “never underestimate a droid” line. If you use a cut away to bb8 you can still keep that line of dialogue.

I was actually going to suggest removing Rey saying that line to BB8 on the skiff during the chase scene too. Seems highly unlikely that she would doubt a droids ability.

She’s not. It’s a reference to Leia who says the same thing to her earlier.

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#1355685
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
Time

Please don’t remove the dyad exposition for the sake of it being exposition. It’s the only reveal that ties all three of these disjointed movies together, imo.
EDIT: It also creates several new problems for the movie. How the hell can you explain Vader’s mask and Rey’s lightsaber teleporting without the dyad? Crazy.

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#1349157
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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axlanian said:

Hal 9000 said:

I agree, I’ll see about boosting the volume for a couple at the start. And I don’t want to distort all of them, but some could go further. Lando’s voice sounds super clear so I think the voices don’t need to be so modulated that it’s harder to hear them. But yeah I’ll keep tinkering with this.

Would you mind if I mixed this part for you? I do audio (not a video guy like most of you), so I could get the voices to sound more like the chatter Poe’s hearing in the beginning part of the scene. I wouldn’t have a problem getting them to sit on top of the music and spreading them out so they don’t sound like they’re sat right on top of each other.

Just as a show of what I can do, I’m currently working on giving the Knights of Ren voices, here’s my first attempt at recreating their vocal sound based off the grunts when Ben kills them. (Once we’ve pinned down the lines we want, we’ll need three other voices to join mine for this project if anyone’s interested!)

https://vimeo.com/421382173
Password: fanedit

Wow! This really serves to enhance the little screen time these characters get.

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#1346968
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
Time

idir_hh said:

dgraham414 said:
Opening shot would be tie fighters going towards kylo’s ship just out in space (probably a reverse shot from TFA) with Kylo on the bridge staring into nothingness.

Liked the idea so I made a quick test. It works really well with Poppa’s tie fighter’s flying above the forest, would be nice though to have a shot of Vader’s castle with the 3 fighters flying by to tie it all together.
https://vimeo.com/420388818

The shot of the transports landing I thought looked usable, too. Maybe try putting that in as well?
EDIT: I just had an idea. Could we put a shadow travelling across the land below the ties that is in the shape of Kylo Ren’s shuttle?

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#1345871
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

A new hope has been kindled in the galaxy. To suffocate a growing uprising, the tyrannical First Order has silenced communication between neighboring systems.

As Rey, sole heir to the Jedi, continues her training, General Leia Organa has dispatched her brave agents across the stars to unite the disparate rebelling worlds in the name of Resistance.

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren has traveled to Mustafar, chasing whispers of a hidden power that would allow him to destroy any threat to his rule…

How about this for the first section:

A newfound hope spreads! To suppress a growing uprising throughout
the galaxy, the tyrannical First Order has silenced communication
between neighboring systems.

The middle section looks fine.

And how about this for the last section:

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren has traveled to Mustafar in search
of his grandfather’s SITH WAYFINDER, certain that it will reveal the
secrets of his former master’s power. . . .

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#1345467
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
Time

Hal 9000 said:

Does anyone besides masked Kylo and Palptine refer to Rey as a scavenger? I wonder how feasible it may be to remove that, as she seemed to move past that in the eyes of all the characters.

Yes. When Finn says, “You were a spice runner?” to Poe he responds with something like “You were a stormtrooper? And you were a scavenger? We can do this all day.” I personally liked that joke, so I would prefer not to mess with it.

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#1345127
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Hmmm…

Crawl

Pan down to establishing shot of TIEs flying over Mustafar

Cut to interior of Star Destroyer, as Vader’s helmet emerges and Kylo places his hand on it. Maybe Vader says something vaguely relevant or just the vision that was there originally. Kylo begins to walk off.

This makes even more sense considering that he’s about to pay a visit to his grandfather’s castle. Of course he’d commune with the mask.

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#1344940
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
Time

kewlfish said:

Okay so I’m pretty new at this After Effects thing but I edited a scene for Mustafar from Rogue One. The very beginning of the scene still has a portion from where I removed the ship, but I didn’t know how much to cut (some editors like to play around with footage or maybe it could be taken away with a wipe or something). It’s only a couple of seconds but maybe it could be useful.

https://vimeo.com/418346382
password: Ascendant

This was really just a rough draft to see if I could do it, it seems kind of low quality so I might have to look into trying to find a way to clean it up a little before somebody actually uses it.

One thing I think we should do to any reused shots is mirror the image. It usually does a good job of making it look new.