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#1203613
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
Time

poita said:

Yes, it goes quiet here from time to time 😃
Sometimes a month or two can go by without an update, I try to only update if something worthwhile is happening.

My personal life can get a bit chaotic, I have ongoing health issues (which is a bit of an understatement) , I have 4 kids ranging from 5-17 years old, and the 12 year old is permanently at a cognitive age of around 18-24 months old, so free time is challenging, as is earning a living, as I am the primary carer for the kids.

Currently, I’m out of time and money, I have some paid restoration work this month that is eating around 16 hours a day, which is good to pay the rent, unfortunately restoration doesn’t pay very well, even at the commercial level, and the work is gruelling.

The last month or so has been particularly busy.
I’m recovering from a mild heart attack, and this month has seen the youngest need a tonsillectomy and adenoids removed, and the hospital is a 3 hour drive away, so it meant extra nights away, and the recovery was rougher than I’d hoped. I also do casual work to make ends meet, and I’ve had to take a few shift the last two months to feed the beasts.

My eldest is sitting her HSC exams this year (similar to the SATs or GCSE A-Levels) so a lot of the remaining spare time is spent helping her study and with assignments and essays, and the youngest needs stories at bedtime and isn’t at school until next year, so parenting takes up any non-working waking hours.
My 12 year old is fully-grown, so is the size of a fully grown woman, but has the temperament and abilities of a toddler aged 2 years or less in some areas. This is immensely challenging and time consuming, and creates a lot of safety issues for the 5 year old as you can imagine. When a ‘grown-up’ has a tantrum and lashes out if you take a toy off her, the results can be literally deadly to a small child, so managing them all can be, well, interesting to say the least.
She needs help toileting, bathing, with stairs, getting in and out of cars, pretty much everything you have to do for an 18 month old, and it will be that way forever sadly.

So my work on restoring films here comes in fits and starts. There are times when I am out of paid work, and can throw a reasonable amount of time and energy into it. Sometimes I get some better paid work and can sink some more funds into getting prints, getting them cleaned and scanned, so that stuff tends to happen in chunks as well.

Lately, equipment has been a real PITA. High end scanners are temperamental beasts, and the main unit had a focus motor problem, which took a while to get fixed, then the focus motor blew completely, which required the whole optical assembly to be removed and sent away. This creates a backlog on the commercial jobs and pushes the stuff here back a bit until the backlog is cleared.
Then sometimes the scanner unit is available, but physical exhaustion kicks in and you just can’t drag yourself to do it that night. (it all happens from midnight till dawn typically).
Cleaning a reel costs around US$200, and freight is annoyingly expensive as well, purchasing or renting the prints is also costly, and you always take a bit of a punt as to what condition the film will be in.

Scanning a reel at triple flash, with infrared at 4K full frame takes about 12 hours per 20 minute reel, and is around 4TB per reel, (and another 4TB to back it up) so it is a big undertaking of time and resources, and then sometimes the film will unspool due to a dodgy splice, or some crap will get in the gate and you have to rescan, or the scanner will just decide to be a recalcitrant old fart and not co-operate, and you have to wait for another night to scan that reel.
The restoration work once the scan is done then takes a huge amount of time and resources, just moving the files around can take ages. I’m currently waiting 12 hours for a file transfer to finish - backup two reels from my server to another hard drive so that I can clear enough space to load up the next scanned reel to start work on it.

So that is a long way around of saying that best laid plans sometimes go a bit off track, and that sometimes life and money get in the way, and things go quiet for a while.

At the moment, I am waiting on scanner access again to get the ANH SE scan finished, and I have five reels of a commercial restoration due in 3 weeks, and I’m going to be struggling to meet that deadline, but it will pay the rent, so I am working mostly on that. In the background I am transferring files around to make enough space so that I can get back to ESB as soon as that job is out the door.

Don’t expect to see much from me until May is done, then hopefully ANH might be scanned and I’ll have some time to get some progress on the original ESB.

I feel for you man. ❤️ ❤️.

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#1203298
Topic
CHRONOLOGICAL REVENGE OF THE SITH (RELEASED!)
Time

IlFanEditore said:

FIRST DELETED SCENE.

Just to show you the music I added from Rogue One.
IMHO they fit pretty well, both the positioning of the deleted scene (showing the Anakin/Padme scene just after the deleted one shows that Padme completely trusts Anakin) and the music that sends you signs about the birth of the Rebellion.

PS: In these days I thought about some things. One was a further edit, but I think it is impossible to do.
I was wondering is it is possible to place the entire Order 66 AFTER Anakin’s “death”.
Anakin is sent to Mustafar, the Empire is born, Kenobi and Yoda go to the Temple and discover the truth and the two duels happen. But during all of this the Clone Wars continue, and after the Darth Vader scene we see all the Order 66.
Some new scenes would be needed, some new dialogue (to explain why Kenobi goes away from Utapau before the battle is over, for example), but of course it would greatly improve continuity. I don’t think it is plausible, and surely now I wouldn’t have the time to do it, but I think it would be a cool edit idea.

The other thing was to make a new prequel mashup, but to try making it in a more Rogueoneish way. A real spinoff, so that we wouldn’t need to hide any plot points. The main story is the Original Trilogy, and the Prequels just become a spinoff like Rogue One or Solo.
We could put an intro like in RO, then use Revenge of the Sith as a base, and then put flashbacks during Anakin’s dreams.

https://vimeo.com/268181054

You can count on my voices and encouragement if you decide to do either of the two. 😃.

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#1202144
Topic
CHRONOLOGICAL REVENGE OF THE SITH (RELEASED!)
Time

IlFanEditore said:

LordZerome1080 said:

IlFanEditore said:

ANAKIN’S TURN.

So, here’s a new clip.

You can see the usual color correction. Apart from red colors, everything else is darkened and desaturated.
Removed Anakin’s mention of Padme.
Removed mention of Darth Vader. Anakin thanks Palpy cause he said to him that the Force was strong with him.
Re-edited montage so that Palpy only sends Anakin to Mustafar and not to the Temple.
After the scene we cut tu Utapau and Order 66.

https://vimeo.com/267447903

Never mind.

Never mind what? 😄

I had posted a comment asking for a password, only to receive no notification from JDownloader requesting one.

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#1202121
Topic
CHRONOLOGICAL REVENGE OF THE SITH (RELEASED!)
Time

IlFanEditore said:

ANAKIN’S TURN.

So, here’s a new clip.

You can see the usual color correction. Apart from red colors, everything else is darkened and desaturated.
Removed Anakin’s mention of Padme.
Removed mention of Darth Vader. Anakin thanks Palpy cause he said to him that the Force was strong with him.
Re-edited montage so that Palpy only sends Anakin to Mustafar and not to the Temple.
After the scene we cut tu Utapau and Order 66.

https://vimeo.com/267447903

Never mind.

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#1202033
Topic
The high functioning autistic thread
Time

bkev said:

A few mainly unconnected thoughts, broken up by paragraph breaks:

I was diagnosed with aspergers-like tendencies as a child. They never gave me the full label, but they were serious enough about it to get me evaluated and all that fun stuff.

Personally I disagree with aspergers being out of the DSM, unfortunate history (involving Nazi scientists, joy!) of the name aside. While putting autism on a spectrum better defines how wide a range of symptoms there are, aspergers gave me a specific label for some of my more off-putting traits. And for whenever I feel like thinking logically, having that list helps me check myself. It’s always nice to see in writing some of the things that pop up in my life as a handicap.

I have my “on” and “off” days so to speak. Some days I have random bouts of TMI when I’m trying to bond with people. Other days I’m suddenly an uncomfortably quiet presence in a room. Still others, I’m less off-putting and even well-liked. But I think that has more to do with mood than social aptitude.

Some people in the autistic community aren’t into the hierarchy involved in labeling people as high vs. low functioning, and I understand why, but honestly? For the moment being I think it helps Joe Schmoe know that every person’s experience on the spectrum is different.

I’ve warmed to Sheldon Cooper as a representation of the spectrum. His quirks aren’t always shown as flaws and htey do come in handy for him at times. Plus, it’s hard to show nuance with any mental condition in popular culture – whether it be difference, mental illness, etc. It’s easier to make it the defining trait, hard to make an incidental part of character. He doesn’t represent me, but I hope someone out there who’s on the spectrum positively identifies with him as a piece of themselves widely visible on TV.

This, very much this.

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#1201900
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
Time

Tyrphanax said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Possessed said:

I’ve kinda fallen off the wagon the last week or so. Nothing too bad, usually just literally one or two drinks a day, which isn’t really a problem and is practically nothing compared to the past of having 3 or 4 drinks before even going to work. But I should still probably get back on or at least force myself to start limiting it to a couple times a week. But the thing is I don’t want to. I’m miserable, it’s the only thing that helps, and I don’t care about myself anyway.

Here are the ways to help yourself: get therapy, ask a friend or family member for advice, get a dog or something so you will have to take care of something besides yourself and go to aa.

Nice post.

Thanks

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#1201899
Topic
The high functioning autistic thread
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

playing Age Of Mythology

I wouldn’t put this on a resume.

Not this.

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#1201898
Topic
The high functioning autistic thread
Time

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

moviefreakedmind said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

playing Age Of Mythology

I wouldn’t put this on a resume.

Actually I’ve heard that game development is not an uncommon field for some high-functioning autistic people to go into. Maybe it could be relevant!

This.

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#1201870
Topic
The high functioning autistic thread
Time

chyron8472 said:

I have a friend from high school who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Actually, I have two friends who are, but the girl I know from college is just… quirky. My high school friend is very… I don’t know. He’s slightly lower on the spectrum I guess. I can only hang out with him for so long before my emotional tank is on E and I have to take a break. I also understand that nuance is often lost on him, and so I feel it necessary to be more direct, but I also don’t want to be rude.

I have friends who are lower and higher on the spectrum. Everyone is different, hence the spectrum thing.

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#1201869
Topic
The high functioning autistic thread
Time

Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

Reading, writing, helping others, helping out with kids, playing with dogs and cats, learning about nerdy things like Star Wars, voice acting, acting, playing Age Of Mythology and most recently baking.