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Master Lawdog

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#1450482
Topic
Superman II: Ultimate Edition (WIP) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

TylerDurden389 said:

I’ll have to go back and listen for comparisons. It’s just that these voice doubles are really noticeable at times. Also, wasn’t Sarah Douglas dubbed the entire film?

The REALLY noticeable difference in voices is Stamp/Zod. In the Lester scenes and the Donner scenes in the theatrical version, his voice was pitched a bitch lower to make him sound more menacing. When you watch the Donner Cut that has entirely new scenes with him, his normal voice is present and it’s clearly higher than what we’re used to hearing. This is just one of the many reasons I can never take Michael Thau seriously when he talks about putting the Donner Cut together. His main job is a sound designer, not a film editor, but even then he didn’t do his job right since he forgot to either go to the original dailies with Stamp’s original line readings, or to simply dub Stamp’s voice in the new Donner scenes so there’s consistency.

Say what you will about Lester, but at least him and his crew remembered the “little things” like, oh I dunno, the sound of police sirens and bedlam on the streets below after the Metropolis battle and they’re all talking in Perry’s office. In the theatrical cut, you hear all of it. In the Donner Cut? Nothing. It’s beyond obvious that they’re clearly in a soundstage/studio. Hell, you even hear something in the background FALL and hit the ground during the scene when Lois figures out Clark is Superman (when the 2 of them are in Perry’s office alone right before she jumps).

How does a professional miss these things, plus a million more I’m not gonna bother listing because I’ll get banned for spamming the page.

I think Oliver Harper put it best about Michael Thau and his efforts in reconstructing the Donner Cut.
https://youtu.be/i3vfYlpPuHo?t=807

I really wish Warner Bros had given them a larger budget and assembled some professional people to help supervise the Superman II project like they did for Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Personally, I never understood why the majority of the actors’ onset lines were dubbed over by soundalikes for the Donner Cut like with Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and other minor actors. I can understand a bit why this was done for Zod and Ursa, but not for others. The vocal delivery of the soundalikes also sound phony to me. Even in the theatrical cut, there are a few times where you see Gene Hackman speak, yet it’s the soundalike dubbing over for him. Very strange.

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#1450045
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
Time

Hey, JJ! I wanted to show this off to you. These are some samples I put together to show how some trailer shots can be incorporated back into the films. I also made an attempt to try and restore the unreleased scene of Draco throwing his wand to Harry.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think about them.

Fenrir Greyback Disarming Ginny (The Half-Blood Prince):
https://streamable.com/39v21i

Destruction of Hogwarts Shield (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/k885e8

Draco’s Redemption (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/tmog0s

Harry & Voldemort’s Confrontation (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/c4ss2n

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#1450043
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

Here are the presentations as to how the trailer shots were re-incorporated back in, along with an attempt to include the unreleased scene of Draco throwing Harry his wand.

Fenrir Greyback Disarming Ginny (The Half-Blood Prince):
https://streamable.com/39v21i

Destruction of Hogwarts Shield (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/k885e8

Draco’s Redemption (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/tmog0s

Harry & Voldemort’s Confrontation (The Deathly Hallows - Part 2):
https://streamable.com/c4ss2n

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#1449871
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Hal 9000 said:

That’s cool that he could generate that for us, but I agree the whole enterprise of AI voices would be an uphill battle and unlikely to feature here.

I’ll still try out a sample for test screening. It’s okay if it doesn’t make it into V2 of Ascendant. Would you like to at least add it to the Drive folder, Hal?

Also, if this does gets used, even though it seems unlikely as of now, I think you should credit Speaking of AI, as I let him know that I’d try to get him a Special Thanks credit.

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#1449859
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Jar Jar Bricks said:

Yeah that video I sent has an impression of both him and Palps. Sounds pretty good, I might add.

EDIT: Managed to install software on my laptop here and yeah… the audio just doesn’t work. Adam says, “what could you give me?” with a pretty deep voice, so it sticks out like a sore thumb.

I did watch JXEditor’s attempt, and I thought the impression used was very hard to hear, as it only came through my left rear channel.

I could try putting together a little sample to see if it works. I also might try recording the line myself, as I do have a deep voice and can do a pretty good job at a Kylo Ren impression.

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#1449848
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Jar Jar Bricks said:

Apparently other people don’t like the idea of Kylo saying “You’re just a clone” because it may lead the audience to believe that this isn’t the real Palpy. But that’s kinda countered by Palpy’s new line, “Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you.” So yeah, I hope he can do that one line for us. It’s a nice diss by Kylo (even though it isn’t entirely true). Even if Hal doesn’t want the line in this edit I would absolutely put that in my personal version of 2.0.

And include the line in the fan editor package on Drive.

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#1449843
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

“You’re just a clone”?

It’s for when he points his lightsaber at Palpatine before he says “What could you give me?”

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#1449828
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Just got word back from Speaking of AI. Here’s what he had to say.

“I’m well, thanks.”

“Unfortunately, the updates to my AI models didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I can control the emotion a little better - but the quality of the speech drops considerably. Also, I don’t have a good method to get Adam Driver to do a “soft” voice - which is required for some of the lines.”

“To be honest, I don’t think the technology is there yet, for this kind of project. It’s okay for narration, but not for real acting/emoting. You’re probably better off getting a voice actor to do a Kylo Ren impersonation.”

“Sorry about that - but I wish you all the best with the project.”

I responded back to see if the line, “You’re just a clone” could still be used.

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#1449789
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

ELAYEM said:

moripro2311 said:

Someone managed to recreate Sebastian Shaw’s appearance using Tobey Maguire as a template and faceapp noting that they have a similar hairstyle and head shape, maybe that would help for future attempts? https://m.imgur.com/t/faceapp/Xn1rp99

That was me, but aside of that picture, I didn’t do anything else
I can see some potential, though

I know this discussion should be moved to another thread, but potentially taking footage of Tobey Maguire’s head and using some sort of image manipulation or deepfakes to put Sebastian Shaw’s face onto him and change the hair and clothes to Jedi robes could work.

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#1449673
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

I don’t know. I’ve never commissioned anyone to do VFX for one of my projects before. I’m hoping someone can help for my other projects as well such as Superman II and Spider-Man 3. Maybe even find someone talented at deepfakes too.

And you say you’ll be adding in some trailer shots as well. I hope to see some preview clips in the coming weeks so I can see how seamlessly they can be integrated into the film.

I’m planning on adding in three. I’ve already added in the shot of Ginny being disarmed by Greyback from the original teaser of Half-Blood Prince. I’m also planning on adding an extra shot of the Hogwarts shield breaking away and the moment with Voldemort grabbing Harry’s face from Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

How do you plan on making a smooth and effective transition to the last one?

I’ll experiment to see how it can work. I’ll post some sample clips of how I’ve added in the trailer shots soon.

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#1449668
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

I don’t know. I’ve never commissioned anyone to do VFX for one of my projects before. I’m hoping someone can help for my other projects as well such as Superman II and Spider-Man 3. Maybe even find someone talented at deepfakes too.

And you say you’ll be adding in some trailer shots as well. I hope to see some preview clips in the coming weeks so I can see how seamlessly they can be integrated into the film.

I’m planning on adding in three. I’ve already added in the shot of Ginny being disarmed by Greyback from the original teaser of Half-Blood Prince. I’m also planning on adding an extra shot of the Hogwarts shield breaking away and the moment with Voldemort grabbing Harry’s face from Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

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#1449663
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

CamSMurph said:

Master Lawdog said:

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

Who do you plan on having handle the VFX for you, then?

I don’t know. I’ve never commissioned anyone to do VFX for one of my projects before. I’m hoping someone can help for my other projects as well such as Superman II and Spider-Man 3. Maybe even find someone talented at deepfakes too.

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#1449660
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

CamSMurph said:

If you’re planning on adding unused music, you should definitely check out Superultramegaa’s channel for examples of his soundtrack restoration work. https://youtube.com/c/Superultramegaa19

And would you consider trying to fix the green screen in the deleted scene from DH P2 with Harry and Ginny on the marble staircase?

I am not skilled at VFX myself, so I wouldn’t be able to.

Also, I don’t plan on adding that scene back in. While it showcases a nice scene between Harry and Ginny, it kind of ruins the surprise of Harry being in the crowd and revealing himself to everyone in the Great Hall.

I suppose there is a different way to look at the sequence, as if Harry himself chooses to reveal himself, but I think the sequence works better without the deleted scene. I don’t know, I could reconsider adding it back in like I did with the scene from Half-Blood Prince with Harry and Dumbledore leaving the cave.

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#1449647
Topic
Harry Potter: Extended Editions (Released) (VFX NEEDED)
Time

This project aims to present the eight Harry Potter films with an extended runtime that helps expand on the characters, story and improves the pacing, along with restoring some unused music back into some scenes.

I have always wanted Warner Bros to release extended editions of the Harry Potter films like New Line did with Lord of the Rings. While they did put out extended editions of the first two films, they scraped plans for the rest, as the extended editions for the following films were exclusive to TV.

I have decided to put together my own extended editions, which doesn’t add back in every deleted scene that has been released, but only ones that felt necessary to expand and complete the characters and narrative, while not affecting the pacing, or in some cases, improve upon it. I have also taken it upon myself to add back in a few shots exclusive to the trailers that also add a little something (including an attempt to add in the unreleased scene from Deathly Hallows - Part 2 where Draco throws his wand to Harry), along with restoring unused music to breathe new life back into some already present scenes. A big credit goes to JJPotter’s work on his extended edition edits, due to finishing some of the unfinished VFX present in some deleted scenes. Also, Jonathan Adshead has to mentioned, as I’ve lovingly borrowed his attempt on YouTube to fix a brief shot of a CGI model of Neville with deepfakes from Philosopher’s Stone.

I would love to have someone help me finish the unfinished VFX of a deleted scene from Deathly Hallows - Part 2 where Neville talks to Seamus on the bridge.