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Knight of Kalee

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#1337924
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I agree on that the audio can be perfected, but as a preliminar concept it’s looking pretty great. I specially like the bit with Palpatine’s instructions and explaining the Force-dyad right from the beginning.

My nostalgic self kind of misses the “Dark side is a pathway to many abilities…” but I can see it not being really needed in this new context, specially with the “more than a clone, less than a man” piece reworked.

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#1337801
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
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(spoilers for The Clone Wars)
The second Siege of Mandalore episode just confirmed the events of Episode III occur in a span of a few days, no more than a week. At the start of the episode, the Battle of Coruscant has finished and Kenobi is already assigned to Utapau. That probably means that Ahsoka is fighting Maul at the same time Obi-Wan is fighting Grievous and Palpatine is telling the truth to Anakin.

So it’s great to see that Obi-Wan mentioning Ahsoka during briefing scene is backed up by the canon.

Also, what was Ahsoka referring to when she said to Obi “Tell Anakin…”? If that Ahsoka-Anakin interaction becomes a factor in the third chapter, could it be hinted at somehow in the fan-edit?

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#1337202
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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jonh said:

Hello! I had no intention of including more ghosts, but later if you want, I could do a version with more ghosts … but for now, I prefer to only include ghost for the original trilogy … I know, hayden is not from the trilogy original hahaha

It’s obviously up to you if you choose to make more alternative versions. It would be a nice treat for sure, but I’m more than pleased with the current version, so it’s fine if you leave it that way 😄

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#1337192
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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jonh said:

Jedi ghosts advanced
https://vimeo.com/409718237
password:jedi

The ghosts look magnificent! If something like this played out at the climax I would have walked out very happy with the film in spite of its shortcomings. And honestly, the fact they’re all repurposed footage will fly over most people’s minds, even fans. It isn’t immersion-breaking, and in fact having the Jedi ghosts appear is what someone watching the film for the first time would reasonably expect after hearing their voices first (I did, at least).

Perhaps you could add a soft glowing blue outline to the Jedi for the close ups, yet keeping the actual ghosts subtle otherwise.

Also other suggestion for the “brighter edition” could be add more stills/silhouettes of some of the other Jedi force ghosts involved (Qui-Gon, Windu, etc.) in the far background for the wide shot. I agree with having only Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and Luke in the forefront, but it could be a nice touch to acknowledge the secondary ones.

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#1337105
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal, I remember you or someone else here thought of changing the music that plays over the ending Rey Skywalker/Binary Sunset scene, as to avoid repeating the Force theme across three movies. Have you though of putting some version of Rey’s theme instead? I believe it might be the most fitting, because it reaffirms Rey’s identity above all else, and is very much the central musical theme of the sequel trilogy. I personally like this track (originally from TFA end credits): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bJpmMwrabo.
Not the full theme, but some snippets of it, like that transition between the Force and Rey’s motifs. If you plan to end the scene with a fade to black, maybe the peaceful version of the SW main theme that plays at the end of the track could could fit better instead of a more bombastic piece, as it has much of a “final farewell” feel to it.

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#1336814
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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idir_hh said:

So in this hypothetical version, Palpatine is dying, all this time he has been grooming Kylo and Rey, a prophesiced Dyad, to inherit the throne after his death. Palps gives the rundown to Kylo but he knows that there has to be a catch, he plays along and plans to kill him together with Rey. I think the dynamic between Kylo and Palps has to change, Palps will play the act of a weak, harmless old man, like the good old days with Anakin. Make Kylo less hostile, rather more intrigued. I’m working on a mockup that will go something like this:

  • At last! My boy.
  • Snoke trained you well.
  • I killed Snoke.
  • I made Snoke. I have been the voice inside your head.
  • The first Order was just the beginning, I will give you so much more.
  • You’ll die first.
  • I have died before, now I don’t have long, I’m weak - more than a clone, less than a man.
  • What could you give me ?
  • Everything - a new Empire, the might of the final order will soon be ready, It will be yours if you do what I ask.
  • Become what your grand father Vader could not! Find the girl, Turn her and bring her before me. Together you will rule the galaxy as emperor and empress. Two that become one. A dyad of the dark-side of the force.
  • Who is she ?
  • Our blood. (just my crazy headcanon)

It sounds great, at least on paper. This extra/modified dialogue exchange really makes the pieces fit better. I like reframing the relationship between Palps, Kylo and Rey, resolves the contradictions in Palpatine’s plan, and what’s even better, it establishes the concept of the Dyad from the beginning.

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#1336713
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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The Kylo redub is promising, maybe it’s not that hard to reframe the backstory through Kylo’s new dialogue, and this will be useful for both Rey Nobody and better-done-Rey Palpatine approaches. Of course, few things are more promising than a Hal/Poppa collaboration.

And I dig the new Force ghosts version, making the actual ghosts subtler looks better and less distracting.

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#1336324
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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The “colors of the Jedi” seems pretty interesting! Also it would be less distracting that having the actual Force ghosts appear (though I kind of wished for that to happen as well).

I also onboard with Green Mist Exegol. A couple of days ago I revisited the Son of Dathomir story (in audio-comic form) and remembered that Sidious used to exchange knowledge with the Nightsisters of Dathomir. That, and the fact that the witch Talzin’s resurrection very much parallels Sidious’ comeback (to the point both characters drain a powerful Force-user’s life force to restore their physical shapes). The greenish tint to Exegol could serve both to make the planet more interesting to look at, and serve as a fun Easter Egg (connecting it to the green-mist appearance of the Nightsister spells) that hints to the “unnatural dark side abilities” Sidious could have used to return.

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#1336151
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]
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It’s clear you’ll have more story details to choose from once the season finale is released and we know how the Siege of Mandalore plays out. It’s becoming increasingly likely that TCW ends after Order 66.
But I’m fully onboard with referencing the events of Mandalore during the briefing scene, even if mentioning Maul by name could feel out-of-nowhere (though that didn’t stop Solo from showing him). Sundari seems the most plausible choice.

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#1334507
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Darth Sadifous said:

Ed Slushie said:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DpV9unbnwxVfCdFNQeTK6LQricgJn-rE/view?usp=sharing

Here’s my attempt at changing the tint of Exegol (from blue to green) without changing the color of the lightning. I still have no idea how to handle the lightsabers, but this is a start.

Honestly, I was fine with the original blue hue. However, the contrast between the force lighting and the new green hue of the planet is pretty cool. Also it definitely reminds me of the clone wars arcs on Dathomir with the nightsisters and their force magic. Not sure if that was your intention, but a nice call back to the prequel era regardless.

Maybe someone could isolate the Nightsister magic sound effects from The Clone Wars and add it to some Exegol moments to convey the feeling that a mysterious power is at work.

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#1324789
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Return of the Jedi (My saga edit - V1 Released - <em>V2 in development</em>)
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Finished watching yesterday, and my overall impresion is pretty positive, despite a couple of rather minor issues and further suggestions.

What I liked most was the overall color grading, especially for Tatooine and the Death Star. The added lighting for Endor gives the space-set scenes a much more interesting and pleasing look more in line with the prequels. There’s a couple of times, though, where the planet outline seems to show through objects, first through the Executor and then through the Tydirium shuttle when it descends to Endor. Were those intentional?

The rest of the visual changes were for the better. Jabba’s palace looks great, as do the new saber sparks, the recolored engine lights, Palps’ brighter eyes and the enhanced Force lightning. The new Rebel ships and the hint at the Wayfinder make for good fan service.

Right now is too noticeable the scenes with the Rancor’s keeper crying were cut, due to a rough audio transition. Maybe you could add some background noises to blend the shots better. The music transition from the first “Han in carbonite” shot to the jazzy tune at Jabba’s palace could also be smoothier.

I liked most of your musical tweaks. The prequel music when the droids arrive at Jabba’s place was fine for me, even if a bit too prominent. The tenser music when the droids get inside and Bib Fortuna shows up fits better in my opinion. The action music for the speeder bike chase also sounded pretty great and I was glad the awesome sound design for the speeder bikes didn’t get lost in the midst of it. Also, that somber music that accompanied Palps, was that the Anthem of Evil from Episode 9? It was one of my favorite music changes, foreshadowing Rise of Skywalker, and is also a call-back to a Sith motif that first appeared in Episode III and was re-used by your edit (when Obi-Wan talks to Luke). My other favorite re-score was the triumphant Force theme when the Tydirium departs the rebel fleet.

Honestly I prefered the original score for Yoda’s passing. Yeah, I understand why it might be seen as a triumphant moment, but the bittersweet rendition of Yoda’s theme in the original conveyed Luke’s mood better. Also during the transition from Luke’s X-wing in space to the swamp on Dagobah, a very short bit of the Imperial march remains, that needs to be corrected.

Greetings! May the Force be with u!