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#1403208
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Infinity <s>War</s> Thor (a WIP)
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The aim of this edit is a simple one:

To combine Thor: Ragnarok with Infinity War while keeping the focus on Thor.

To achieve this I will be removing all the Thor centric scenes from Infinity War and using them to create an epilogue to Thor: Ragnarok. To keep the run time down the narrative of Thor: Ragnarok will be truncated by removing the bulk of the scenes involving Hela keeping only her introduction and the confrontation upon Thor’s return to Asgard.

Click the poster to watch the trailer

Infinity Thor

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#1400866
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Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
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Based on Expanded Universes input I’ve written an alternative crawl

STAR WARS

Epilogue

Ashes of the Empire

Han Solo is dead, murdered by his son the fallen Jedi Kylo Ren. Allied to the remnants of the Empire Ren now serves as inquisitor to the First Order. Led by Supreme Leader Snoke these fanatics have developed a new weapon, the Dreadnaught class star destroyer with which they wish to overthrow the New Republic.

Desperate to stop these growing threats, General Leia Organa has sent her pupil Rey along with Chewbacca to seek out her brother Luke Skywalker. Their mission; to convince the hero of legend to return to the fight. However, Rey is not the only one seeking Luke.

Snoke has sent his inquisitor to hunt down the last Jedi but Luke is not so easily found. His whereabouts are classified and known only to a handful of resistance leaders. In this age of turmoil, the shadow of the First Order is spreading and no one is safe…

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#1400681
Topic
Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
Time

Draft one is nearing completion

Aim: To produce a stand alone epilogue to the original Star Wars trilogy

Objectives:
Create a fanmixed narrative combining aspects of episode 7 and episode 8 (see sample below)
Remove Star Killer Base plotline
Remove TLJ Hux/Poe comedy (see sample below)
Remove Canto Bight plotline
Disclaimer: This is not an effort to “fix” episode 7 or episode 8, I enjoy both of those films in their own right. This is an attempt to craft a single enjoyable adventure that could serve as an alternative to the sequel trilogy.

Cutlist:

I will write up a formal cutlist once I begin my second draft of this.

Current narrative structure:

Crawl - https://vimeo.com/498008930
The First Order capture Poe Dameron
Introduction to FN-2187
Rey and Chewbacca meet Luke
Kylo is conflicted - https://vimeo.com/498009337
Luke tells Rey she needs a teacher
Kylo Tortures Poe
Luke wrestles with his responsibility
Kylo and Rey connect for the first time
FN-2187 frees Poe and escapes the First Order
Luke gives Rey and Lesson
Kylo learns that FN-2187 has helped Poe evade capture
Poe and Finn arrive at the Resistance base
Snoke meets with General Hux and Kylo - https://vimeo.com/498009744
The Dreadnaught is unleashed
The Resistance flee
Rey continues to train with Luke
Snoke berates Kylo
Kylo attacks the fleet
Leia is injured Holdo assumes command
Rey has an experience with the dark side of the force
The fleet lose a vessel
Rey leaves to meet Kylo
Luke is visited by Yoda
Poe and Holdo clash
Rey meets Snoke
Poe attempts a mutiny
Kylo betrays Snoke
Leia incapacitates Poe
Kylo offers Rey a chance to rule together
Holdo makes a sacrifice
The battle of Crait
Broomboy

The end

Current status:

The edit’s first draft is proceeding well with only the battle of Crait left to edit as I need to reconcile the fact Poe and Rey have not met. A workprint is available and I would welcome input on this project.

Known continuity issues:

Kylo’s scar. I believe this could be explained away in the crawl. Snoke describes the effort to kill Han Solo as having ‘split’ Kylo’s spirit. What if the scar was an unhealing physical wound that represents how torn Kylo is. I think a line in the crawl saying something like ‘Left with an unhealing wound Kylo now seeks out Luke at the behest of his new master, supreme leader Snoke’

Key jobs to do:
Create an authentic custom crawl
Make trailer
Possible reinstate deleted scenes (Extra lesson and Luke has a moment)

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#1400580
Topic
Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
Time

Current crawl:

STAR WARS

Epilogue

Ashes of the Empire

Han Solo is dead, killed by his son the
rogue Jedi Kylo Ren. To make matters
worse General Hux of the First Order is
nearing completion of a new weapon, a
Dreadnaught class star destroyer with
which they wish to eradicate any trace
of resistance.

With dark forces swirling General Leia
Organa has sent her pupil Rey along
with Chewbacca to seek out her brother
Luke Skywalker in the hope that he will
return to the fight and put an end to the
First Order but Rey is not the only one
who is seeking Luke.

By order of Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo
Ren has set his sights on the legendary
Jedi Master. However, Luke is not found
so easily. His whereabouts is classified
known only to a handful of resistance
leaders. The First Order are searching
and no one is safe…

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#1400578
Topic
Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
Time

Yes, they know each other but the key difference is that Poe is not searching for Luke. The crawl establishes that the resistance leaders know Luke’s whereabouts but it’s classified information. Kylo is hunting down resistance leaders in an effort to find this information. Poe only has the map at the start as he’s trying to keep it out of Kylo’s hands.

The first draft of this edit is roughly 80% done. I just need to tidy up the Finn/Rose/Rey content in the battle of Crait.

There is one minor continuity frustration which is Kylo’s scar but I don’t believe it is a significant issue. Potentially I could attempt to deep fake the two scenes but I feel that’s over kill. I could explain it away in the crawl saying Kylo has been left with an ‘unhealing scar’ or some such. Perhaps the physical manifestation of his ‘split spirit’.

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#1399980
Topic
Star Wars - Ashes of the Empire (a WIP)
Time

Okay so I think I’ve settled on my structure for this edit.

The plot in a nutshell:

• Start with TLJ to introduce Luke and Rey
• Cut to TFA First order destroying the Republic bases with Star Killer
• Return to TLJ Luke has a moment (as a reaction to the death of the Republic.)
• Rey and Luke up to the first Kylo/Rey moment
• Cut to TFA Kylo captures Poe searching for Luke. Introducing Finn
• Back to TLJ Rey and Luke
• Poe interrogated (TFA)
• Training Rey (TLJ)
• Poe escapes with Finn
• More Rey training
• First order destroy Rebel Base (TLJ Intro)
• Luke explains the past
• Leia injured in escape
• Rey leaves to confront Kylo
• Snoke showdown/Holdo Smash
• Battle of Crait

End

This allows me to alter the time flow of the movie and extend the time Rey spends with Luke. It avoids Canto Bight, simplifies the space chase and keeps a structure similar to TLJ. There are several aspects I enjoy from the sequel trilogy which I would lose in this edit specifically Han’s on screen death and the first Kylo/Rey fight but I believe this is acceptable since it’ll give edit a shorter less bloated narrative and a new crawl will be created explaining things. This is how I’d imagine that crawl starting…

Star Wars: Epilogue

Ashes of the Empire

Han Solo is dead, killed by his own son the rogue Jedi Kylo Ren. Now Leia Organa’s student Rey has set off to locate Kylo’s former master Luke Skywalker with the hope that he will be able to rein in his rabid pupil. Meanwhile the First Order…

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#1399979
Topic
The Knights of the Republic - A Mandalorian-esque TPM edit (WIP)
Time

Update: It turns out that bryantmh had already upscaled the TPM deleted scenes and was kind enough to share them with me saving me a job. They used Topaz lab’s software to upscale them which was what I was planning to do and the results are pretty impressive. So now I can reinstate the Farewell to Jira scene and actually explain why Qui Gon and the boy are running to the ship.

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#1396883
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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Well, this thread was a rollercoaster.

I only started to read this thread because I saw Hal9000 had posted here yesterday and I was worried he was leaving. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and I then started feeling really bad for everyone involved. This is meant to be a Star Wars forum and as we all know Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

DominicCobb said:

Surely there’s some way to check IP addresses and put this matter to bed once and for all?

That sounds not only logical but really simple too. I sincerely hope that the mods do do this and do it publicly. It would resolve this issue and people can move on. Obviously if the accounts all have the same IP address I feel it would be only fair to reinstate the members who were recently banned over this. I just checked and some of them have been posting for a really long time. Getting pushed out of a cool community like this at Christmas must really suck.

Anyway, really glad your not leaving Hal!

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#1396764
Topic
The Knights of the Republic - A Mandalorian-esque TPM edit (WIP)
Time

Ice said:

Do you plan on doing similar fanedits for ep2 & ep3? If yes, consider naming them non-sequential episode numbers to further the idea that they are scattered episodes of a missing series; so this is ep4, the next ones could be ep9 & ep15 for example

I’m not sure, I feel the plot of Episode 1 is more conducive to this type edit than episodes 2 and 3. Potentially I could do one for episode 2 focused exclusively on Obi Wan but honestly the Anakin plotlines from 2 and 3 don’t really have much to offer this project.

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#1396763
Topic
The Knights of the Republic - A Mandalorian-esque TPM edit (WIP)
Time

Ice said:

Since it’s supposed to be a single episode from a lost series, you could start with “previously on Knights of the republic” intro with a 30-second montage of things cut from your edit that might still provide some backstory

That’s a really nice idea although I’m not sure what footage I could use as I’m mainly cutting the podrace, some of the political stuff and the Gungan plotline.

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#1396027
Topic
The Knights of the Republic - A Mandalorian-esque TPM edit (WIP)
Time

I, like many of you, recently finished the second season of The Mandalorian. With it over I found myself with a sizeable Star Wars shaped hole in my life. So, I decided to start my first ever Star Wars edit inspired by the Mandalorian.

The aim:

To cut The Phantom Menace down to a TV episode length keeping the focus squarely on the two Jedi’s

Objectives:

• Minimise Jar Jar Binks to a nearly mute background character
• Remove scenes that are not centred on either Qui Gon or Obi Wan or develop their narrative
• Remove all reference to Anakin Skywalker who is now known simply as ‘The Boy’ as an allusion to ‘The Child’
• Remove all reference to the prophecy and the midichlorians
Keep run time to 50 mins or less.
• Recreate Mandalorian titles
• Recreate Mandalorian creates using concept art for the Phantom Menance

So far I am roughly 2/3 of the way through producing a work print for this. There are some hefty narrative changes from the theatrical release of The Phantom Menace most notable the Jedi never visit the Gungan city and the podrace doesn’t take place. Full disclosure I love the podrace but it doesn’t serve this edit. This isn’t Anakin’s story, this is the story of two knights of the republic. I decided to call the episode 'Chapter 4: The Boy" as an allusion to Baby Yoda and to Episode IV. It can be imagined as a stand alone episode in a none existent TV series.

Samples:
https://vimeo.com/494105410
https://vimeo.com/494105610

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#1394332
Topic
Star Wars - A New Score (* on hiatus *)
Time

Thanks DigMod, it was more to get tips on how they removed or reduced the score but I might take you up on that.

Having spoken to Possessed his edit is not presented in 5.1 with discrete channels. It is surrounded encoded, but it’s matrixed 2.0 surround like pro logic or dolby surround. So while it will upmix very well for a surround experience there will be a little bit of bleeding between the channels. Which wouldn’t matter for viewing but it might make editing a bit difficult. I’ll know more once I’ve processed the .iso file.

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#1394151
Topic
Star Wars - A New Score (* on hiatus *)
Time

Hi Digmod, thanks for joining the conversation and thank you for sharing the link. That version is soo good, in fact, in fairly sure it was the first version I heard, certainly it’s the same version my dad has on CD. These days I’m rather fond of this version:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0HLsGkiIn4ifIq062XrOxp?si=0eyHc6hKRkGuRFvjN7K1Fw

It’s a more recent recording of Owain Arwel Hugh and the Royal Philharmonic orchestra. I find the crispness of the brass really to my liking, their version of Jupiter is probably my favourite.

I’m probably going to have to use a few different recordings to be fair. At the moment I’m watching A New Hope in Disney+ with this playing in the background.

Re: TMBTM’s edit I’ll PM them over on FE.org and pick their brains. I was thinking of talking to mredthefed too as I assume they’ll know a thing or two about rescoring a Star Wars film.

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#1393923
Topic
Star Wars - A New Score (* on hiatus *)
Time

Hal 9000 said:
I’d watch a fan edit with this as an experiment.

Hi Hal thanks for your input and thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into your edits. I’m looking forward to watching Ascendant soon.

I already know that Mars will be the Empire’s theme but there are six other movements in the suite. I wish to assign each to a character or a theme. The trouble is there are some lovely ethereal peices that have potential to work well for a variety of characters so a little bit of experimenting is required.

My plan for this project at the moment is to cherry pick a a few scenes to test various combinations of character and music.

Another factor I need to consider is which rendition of the various movements I should use. There are different opinions on the matter. https://www.classical-music.com/features/recordings/best-recordings-holsts-planets/

Potentially (almost certainly) I’ll end up using multiple versions of the same movement but since this suite is over 100 years old there are a lot of different interpretations out there.

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#1393218
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

Spuffure said:

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Are you OK Spuffure? That is a legitimate question, no shade or sarcasm. I’ve not been on the forum for very long but you regularly make these hyperbolic posts. I genuinely can’t tell if this is some sort of a cry for help or whether you’re simply trolling. If it is the former I’d strongly recommend you talk about what’s weighing on you with someone you trust. Perhaps you just want to scream into the void but I’m not sure whether an internet forum dedicated to Star Wars fanedits is the healthiest place to do that. Whatever is going on with you I hope you get the support you seem to need.