Hey everyone, it appears I haven’t been too active on this thread recently and I will get to the reason in a bit.
Me and my good friend had the pleasure of watching these edits back-to-back as part of our May 4th marathon and I have a few observations:
I- The 2008 movie isn’t the greatest way to start the Clone Wars saga off, since the plot isn’t entirely compelling and slightly too childish. I have a feeling the Christophsis opening would work well on it’s own, serving a short prologue to the rest of the films.
II- The Geonosis arc is very useful in showing development between Anakin and Ahsoka and also introduces Bariss Offee’s friendship with Ahsoka. However, these 4 episodes cut together don’t give us much of a cohesive movie and drags a touch.
III- As efficent as this edit it, I feel I should have left the Nighsisters and the Brothers arc seperate, to give the plots more breathing room. Too much happens too quickly.
IV- Again, the Mandalore arcs from S02 and S05 would work better as 2 seperate films. Tying the arcs together does give you a nice long Mandalore filled flick, but the disjointed nature of the edit makes it hard to sit through all 2 hours of it.
V & VI- these 2 edits are absolutely fine, since the arcs are both crafted like 90 minute films anyway.
So, the problem is Clone Wars V & VI have been taken down from my Mega account, no clue why. But sadly, I don’t have the time or bandwidth to reupload them. Also the lack of feedback on the thread implies either the Mega download quota has defeated people or the actual edits themselves have been underwhelming. So now it begs the question of where I go from here. I can either:
a. Wait for my new router to arrive in a couple of weeks, allowing me to reupload the films quicker. Then just leaving the edits be.
b. Invest in fanedit Google Drive but also revamp the series as an 8 parter (with the possibility of anthology edits too) to improve on my own criticism.
c. Call it a day, a fun experience whilst it lasted. With a fantastic Clone Wars project in the works from Eddie Dean and Co. being available on this site and the original show on Disney Plus, all the consumer needs are met really.
Would love some thoughts, I’m feeling receptive!
Link has been sent 😃
I’m glad to hear that. What Eddie’s doing right now is out of this world.
Thats my bad. Sent a link over now 😉
Links all sent! I hope everyone has enjoyed this little project I did last year 😃
Nah, it’s not something I can address. In this version of the Clone Wars, just like in real life, after you change your clothes you might change back to an older set of clothes some other day. Ahsoka won’t de-age, and I won’t have the guys change their hair back and forward, but they’re going to switch between a few outfits.
Awesome, that does make sense. And at the end of day, its about the story beats gained from moving around different arcs right? It’s actually kinda humourous the Jedi DONT have multiple robes to slip into every now and again 😃
Question: If S01E06 has everyone with their new ‘ROTS’ outifts, we are going to chronologically see them revert back to their old outfits in for example, the Geonosis episode. Is there a way this will be adressed. I’m loving what’s going on so far.
Basically, aslong as the render settings matches the frame rate of the source. You shouldn’t have a problem. I always checked before hand since alot of source files tell you the frame rate in the video info.
Alternatively you can create a new project at the source frame rate. CTR+A your existing project and paste it into the new one. Think it’s worked for me.
Hey buddy, I had this issue with The Clone Wars and the framerate. Although the project settings are at 25.000, you can still render it in the preferred 23.976. in the render settings, you can edit the preset of the file type, the frame rate, as well rendering quality can be altered there 😃 So if I’m right, there well be no need to start from scratch. I was always a bit confused when I rendered a video, it looked fine in Vegas 😂
Don’t worry about it at all. Thanks for keeping us updated and I hope everything is ok.
Of course 😊
Links have been sent 😃 How’s everything finding the edits so far?
I’m sorry if this his been asked before Octorox but are you planing to do an edit of ROTS similar to your TPM and AOTC edits?
Loving the placement of the Yoda scene. It works so well after the scene where Rey discovers the "sacred text!"😅
Thanks. But you need to change the viewing setting for the link to ‘anyone who is sent the link’
^ what he said. The Yoda scene can be used to help Luke realise that with Rey, he should train her outside of the old Jedi traditions.
It’s a very warm scene which then can lead into the Luke/Rey training scene. The whole thing should feel quite triumphant.
The TROS training scene could just be useful the improve the pacing a tad. It’s basically Rey swinging and slicing. It could even be cut in to pretend that she’s doing this on the island itself with a touch of recolouring .
I think the montage should be longer. The beginning of the montage is a great transition from the original cut of TFA.
Possible scenes could be:
.Rey training scene from TROS
.Luke and Yoda scene from TLJ
.The legendary broom kid scene
.maybe all three?
You’ve got this!
For a rough proof on concept, I can see what youre trying to acheive. This is gonna work gloriously. My only concern is maybe the final scene, the montage is great but it is cut off quite short for the end of the saga. I’m sure you could find a scene from The Last Jedi or Rise of Skywalker to amend that though. I’m really looking forward to this 😃
Ok I would like to apologize then for my comment. I see now that you were only trying to use others edit to compare and for no other reason.
The idea sounds great. Mandalorians way of story telling can significantly benefit the Clone Wars and having a mix of smaller, standalone episodes and more lengthy, show defining ones will be a great watch all round.
I think the tagging system will work well as almost a built in viewers guide. It’s gonna do the show a whole lot of good.
With my thin-skinned comment put aside, I wish you luck in this project.
Self removal- Was acting like an arse.
I think the narration idea could work well for an 8 episode saga, keeping it true to the originals.
As for Film I, you could always splice the intro from the malevolence arc into the opening?
That’s fair to be honest- I just guess I made it easier for younger people or slower readers.
If anyone does want to add too, remove from, restructure or take inspiration from these edits feel free. If you do decide to share and host your versions, just do it in a now forum and give a small credit.
After all, it’s about us fans finding the best way to watch their beloved franchise 😃
Ah ok. Transitions?