Sign In

Knight of Kalee

User Group
Members
Join date
12-Dec-2018
Last activity
31-May-2020
Posts
108

Post History

Post
#1344041
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
Time

The new JAT line might sound a little bit more natural with a shorter span between “Anakin” and “Face up…”, but I agree it’s already pretty good the way it is now.

Personally I could go either way regarding the secret council scene. I feel the silent Yoda ending flows better, but the added line justifies his support for the idea, making Yoda seem more reluctant about it.

Post
#1344024
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Cinefy said:

How do you plan to have the civilian masses tribute the skywalker name, maybe a chant like when the rebels shout “For Jedah!” in Rogue One.

I believe the current idea is having the people identifying themselves and rallying each other through a voice-over comlink, shouting “For Skywalker” and other stuff like that, with the audio provided by forum users.

Post
#1342653
Topic
The Clone Wars Arc Edits [OPINIONS NEEDED]
Time

Yeah I believe the Domino Squad arc should be there in some form, mostly because they’re the earliest episodes fully centered on the clones and their character development. Besides this is where Echo and Fives are introduced, and we see how they transition from their graduation to their first mission to eventually becoming ARC Troopers. And it would tie finely with the Citadel and Umbara arcs.

Looking forward to watching the rest, though!

Post
#1342482
Topic
Rise of Skywalker Fanedit Preferences Poll - INPUT WANTED
Time

It could have been so much better if Pasaana was Jedha fromt the beginning. At surface level they look exactly the same since they reutilized shooting locations (guess it’s a Disney thing, because I recognized the cliffs of Jedha in Aladdin too). It would make sense for Luke to go searching on a Force-attuned world, and for it to have a place known as “Forbidden desert”. And I believe someone already mentioned this long ago in another thread, but one could pretend that asteroid ring where the heroes hide after the Pasaana events is a result of the Jedha cataclysm years ago.

Shame it would be difficult to pull it off due to Pasaana being name-dropped several times in the film. But I really dig subtly turning Ajan Kloss into Naboo. Having the first and last movie set on that planet is a Lucas-level rhyme 😄

Post
#1342166
Topic
Dom's (Possibly) Useful TROS Edit
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Octorox said:

DominicCobb said:

Here’s a rough idea for changing the music in the final scene, using poppa’s WIP final shot:
https://vimeo.com/415655381

I like the music. Would be even better if she said “Just Rey” 😉

+1

Agree. Though I don’t have any big issue with Rey Skywalker per se, “Just Rey” would sound even more appropiate considering the scene is now being rescored with Rey’s Theme.

Post
#1342154
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

Hal 9000 said:

I imagine the Falcon interior could be placed after the establishing shot with the Jawas. Or before that, but yes I agree that should remain. We don’t need arrivals on planets to be any more abrupt.

I think the Dejarick chess scene works better before the establishing shot. Serves better as a buffer and it would be fitting that the first thing we see after the trio hugging is a “family moment” of the characters just being themselves and bantering.

Post
#1342025
Topic
Fall of the Republic - The Clone Wars/Revenge of the Sith Prequel Finale Edit (Clips available, rough draft coming)
Time

I’m cutting Ahsoka/Maul together with the first part of the Kenobi/Grevious fight but having trouble figuring out the best points to cut back and forth.

What I have atm is Kenobi standing in the rafters staring down at Grevious right as Ahsoka walks into the Mandalorian throne room, but after that, not sure…

Well there’s a tricky thing there because the very next scene after the first part of Grievous vs. Obi-Wan is the conference room scene that is replicated shot by shot in “Shattered”. So that conversation between Mace, Yoda, Ki-Adi etc. happens the morning after Maul’s defeat and capture.

If you go that route, you could maybe end the first part of Utapau right before Obi-Wan gets the varactyl and sets off to find Grievous, then the Ahsoka/Maul fight, then the Grievous/Obi-Wan fight.

You could end up with a timeline like this.

  • Maul runs from Ahsoka in the undercity.
  • Kashyyyk and Council scene. Kenobi appointed to Utapau.
  • Obi-Wan says goodbye to Anakin.
  • Obi-Wan contacts Ahsoka.
  • Jesse’s interrogation and Maul rallies the Shadow Collective.
  • Obi-Wan gives instructions to Cody and leaves for Utapau.
  • Padmé and Anakin apartment scene.
  • Maul vs Ahsoka / Obi-Wan arrives on Utapau and fights Grievous.
  • Maul is captured (end of Phantom Apprentice) and brought to Bo-Katan (beginning of Shattered).
  • Hologram briefing scene.

I don’t know if you have this considered but I believe it would be great to have the “Padmé’s ruminations” scene from Episode III placed next to the beginning of that long sequence of Shattered where Ahsoka and the 501st depart Mandalore with Maul and board the Venator. Both scenes convey a similar feeling with both having a dark score that deviates from the classic orchestral Williams pieces.

Post
#1340290
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
Time

This is all looking great! I always had a feeling this was going to be my prefered Episode III fan-edit when finished, mostly because I love The Clone Wars and I’m always in for tiny bits of CW fanservice in the new canon.

I’m glad you took my suggestion about how to redo the Council deleted scene. I had in mind to restore the full briefing room scene later, though, to justify cutting Yoda’s last line which will be said at the hologram conference, like in the “Shattered” episode.

The Padmé/Anakin confrontation looks and sounds better than ever. The only pet peeve I have with it is Anakin’s casual “I won’t lose you Padmé” right after choking her. All other additions, like Obi-Wan’s “No!” flow very well with the rest of the scene.

And adding Anakin’s theme to the Anakin/Palpatine dialogue before the confession was the upgrade I never knew that scene needed. Even better considering it’s the version of Anakin’s theme associated to his tests and hardships (Child Anakin before the Council in TPM, and Anakin confessing his dreams about his dying mom to Padmé in AOTC). Now Palpatine’s dark side line feels much less gratuitous and more like a genuine mood killer. Bravo!

Post
#1339889
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

nl0428 said:

I just found this video this morning. I don’t know if anyone here has seen it, but user Idkartist added ghosts of both Ben and Anakin to the end. The effect looks amazing, especially the footage they used of Adam Driver. The only thing I’d do differently in it is to have him in Jedi robes instead of his Kylo Ren attire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlnRy7g--tU

I don’t know if Anakin is really necessary for the scene. He would be more like a bonus.
Kylo, on the other hand has to be there. I second having him with a lighter robe (unlike Anakin, Kylo’s dark costume design has always been associated to his evil phase).

Post
#1339688
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
Time

Have you ever thought of editing the first paragraph of the opening crawl? Instead of the “heroes in both sides” thing that’s never really brought on in the film, the crawl could hint at the Outer Rim sieges, saying something along the lines of “For the last months, the Jedi have scattered their main forces across the Outer Rim”.

Regarding the handling of the briefing room scene, I was thinking of something. After Obi-Wan asks "Arrested? you could mute Yoda’s lines (only keep the music) while keeping the shot of Windu nodding to Obi-Wan, and cut right before Yoda (who himself does a nod-like gesture) says “Great care we must take…”. The previous Windu lines do not feel that redundant, specially the one that Mundi says later at the briefing, so they could be kept.

Also, this is a small question, but do you have a list/transcript of all the added-altered dialogue? I really want to make subtitles for the workprint version to watch it on May the 4th, but I’m having a difficult time deciphering some of the new lines, specifically the new Obi-Wan/Anakin and Padme/Anakin banter.

Post
#1339293
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

RogueLeader said:

Just to throw out some potential lines people could say:

“For Leia!”
“We’re with you, Poe/General Dameron!”
“[insert callsign], standing by.”

Callsign ideas: Phoenix, Ace, Phantom, Wraith, Red, Blue, Gold, Green, Wolf, Wraith, various planet names (like Naboo Fleet, Bespin, Ryloth, etc.). You could either say Leader or Squadron, or a specific number. Maybe people could think of some clever easter eggs to throw in at this point.

I think the “all wings report in” moment would be great for the reveal shot, as we hear all these people raise their voices in solidarity. Then throughout the battle we could get various lines like, “For Skywalker!” I do think add voices to the battle would definitely help make that incomprehensible number of digital ships feel more like real, living people joining the fight.

PS: Dibs on “Rogue Leader”

Talking about Easter eggs, maybe someone could impersonate Hera Syndulla/The Ghost (or just repurpose lines from Rebels)? It would also be cool hearing Mandalorians since Gauntlet and Fang Starfighters are seen.

Post
#1338976
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

idir_hh said:

I think that if we are to use shots of Coruscant from the prequels they’d need to get a First Order overhaul, flags, Ties, destroyers in the sky, colour correction, perhaps even air pollution.

We could draw inspiration from something like this:
https://youtu.be/dFG0YgxEN2M

I was wondering if we could create a moving version of this piece of concept art from Duel of the fates, https://starwarz.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/duel-of-the-fates-concept-art-8.jpg.
It could be used as an establishing shot for the board room scene in Tros, and with some vfx we could have explosions added to it at the climax of the film.

Seems like a great idea on paper (one of the things I liked the most about the scrapped Episode IX was revisiting Coruscant).

An easier change could be this: remember that establishing shot of Kylo and the Knights of Ren approaching the Steadfast in their respective ships? Maybe the background could be edited, so the three vessels are in the night atmosphere of Coruscant instead of outer space. The skyline of Coruscant could also be seen behind the windows of the Star Destroyer when Kylo addresses the officers.

And then, at the end of the movie, we see one or several FO Star Destroyers being destroyed over Coruscant city.

That way, without even changing existing dialogue, it’s implied the First Order has followed the footsteps of the Old Empire reclaiming Coruscant as the galactic capital. And this, along with the hypothetical Ajan Kloss/Naboo merging, serves as a final acknowledging of the prequel era.

Post
#1338854
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

jonh said:

krausfadr said:

jonh ok well we need you to be able to finish this so everyone should help to keep the scope of your scenes manageable. Then we can have a finished product soon. The force ghosts can just fade out as soon as Palpatine’s dead. The quarantine won’t last forever.

And nice work on the film for the telephone of the dead. I like how they put the guy saying “don’t fuck with me” into the trailer. Cool!

Quiet!! I hope to finish the edition this week!😃

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to learn you’re a big-shot pro! Thanks for sharing that. We’re glad to have you around.

Do not do that! I get excited !! hahaha

Maybe you already said it and I got lost among all the posts, but are you considering an alternate version of your edit with Leia’s purple lightsaber?

Post
#1338850
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

DominicCobb said:

The shield should line up with the lightsabers.

Yeah, I think keeping a subtle (but still noticeable) version of the shield might kind of handwave jokes/questions about why didn’t Mace Windu grab two lightsabers and downright disintegrate Palpatine’s face with the redirected lightning XD

Having Rey glow with a slight, ghost-y blue outline also conveys the idea that the Force spirits help her.

Post
#1338448
Topic
Episode IX: A New Order (<em>Alpha version released</em>)
Time

IlFanEditore said:

Change of plans.
I’m trying to re-add the first Falcon scene, and use it as the opening of the movie. Then cut to Rey’s training.
Kylo will find Palpatine later, just after the meeting with First Order officials.
Problem is… I don’t know how to start the movie after the camera pans down post-crawl. I tried a linear soft wipe from the starry background to Falcon-in-hyperspace, but I don’t really like it.
Any ideas?

Whatever solution you come up to for bridging the crawl with the hyperspace shot (I stand by Starkiller’s suggestion) I’m totally onboard with this. It would be strange for a Skywalker Saga film to not open with a starship. Even TLJ kept the tradition.

How do you plan to edit the First Order boardroom scene? Because half of the dialogue is about the fleet. Are you going to trim it, or pretend the FO knows about the rumored fleet and that encourages Kylo to go searching for it?

Post
#1338444
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

Yeah. Changing Ghost Hayden to his ROTS self would make it a lot more palatable in the first place.

For Episode IX, I believe a subtly aged Hayden is the best approach. The close-up of each Force spirits lasts a couple of seconds, at least in Jonh’s edits. If it’s not instantly recognizable for most it will cause more confusion than wonder from the audience (like a full-on Shaw approach might do). Or maybe try alternative versions of this particular scene, one with aged Hayden and one with Shaw, and have them co-exist, leaving the viewer to choose which one to download.