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#1361236
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I feel like the original trilogy had some humor at the expense of Stormtroopers.

“Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors! Close the blast doors! Close the blast doors!”

They were always kind of inept canon fodder, although they weren’t as explicitly mined for comedy as the Battle Droids in the prequels. I think the problem with a lot of the humor in the prequels is that it often made the pacing of the films come to a halt. George often didn’t know when to cut away. I don’t really have a problem with quick quips and gags as long as the movie doesn’t dwell on them. I get that it can be a fine line though.

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#1361061
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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snooker said:


https://streamable.com/xibjz3

It might need some added color correction/grain to fit in better, but I think I’m ready to send this clip in!

Beautiful! Really my only nitpick is that the explosions look more like they’re happening behind the Destroyer. If we could see one explosion on the hull itself when it tips over, or add some smoke/debris in front of the Destroyer, I think that would help sell it.

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#1361039
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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poppasketti said:

Burbin said:

It could refer to Poe altering or skipping proper lightspeed calculations causing the Falcon to be damaged on the jump to hyperspace. Either way it’s just nebulous technobabble without the actual skipping scene.

FWIW, this is how it would read to me too. Poe is about to do something crazy to escape, Chewy reacts to it, the Falcon bursts through an ice wall into hyperspace. It seems like that would be enough to damage the Falcon and justify an argument with Rey about it. The “skipping” part would just sound like random technobabble to me.

Yeah, my only issue with that currently is that the Falcon looks perfectly fine when it bursts through the ice wall, making it seem like the damage occured afterward.

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#1360985
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

Hmmmmm… it still feels weird to refer to jumping to lightspeed right after physically bursting through a barrier as ‘lightspeed skipping.’

If poppasketti wishes to share the clip, he showed me something he did to show the TIEs continue along their trajectory without jumping to lightspeed. However, that would fit into an Option A scenario.

Option A) The company breaks through the ice wall and enters hyperspace, ending the scene. TIEs may or may not be seen following, though they do not enter hyperspace. Then, when they arrive at base, reference to lightspeed skipping is removed. Rey and Poe start to argue in medium closeups while Finn presumably walks toward them, asks them to calm down, and they proceed to talk about the spy.

Option B) The company breaks through the ice wall and enters hyperspace, followed into hyperspace by TIEs like one second later, ending the scene. Then, when they arrive at base, they refer to “lightspeed skipping,” evidently something Poe must have done to evade the TIEs offscreen. Rey and Finn hug, Finn uses sarcasm, etc.

I like Option A for restoring a sense of, well, SENSE to how hyperspace works. TLJ doesn’t seem to leave room for TIEs that can instantly chase the Falcon into hyperspace one second later. Even if Option B were what was put into theaters, I still would probably have fan edited Option A into existence, honestly.

However, Option B is still way better than the theatrical. So, I’ll take it if it is needed to sell the removal of the main lightspeed skipping sequence.

With what we have, I still think Option A works better, despite the fact that you have to cut some banter. Option B to me is really no better than just showing the lightspeed skipping. The only other thing I could imagine lightspeed skipping to be is ramming through the ice wall at light speed, kind of like a mini Holdo maneuver. It would require some FX work though.

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#1360897
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

There’s no time to replace “ghouls” with anything longer.

Also, we figured no one would see Klaud in that shot unless you already knew he was there.

I don’t know about that. We live in an age when people regularly watch movies multiple times, and pause and rewind movies to find Easter eggs. If this was the version released in theaters I’m sure there would have been a million articles on this “blunder” like the Game of Thrones coffee cup.

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#1360796
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I think it would help if you could see the Falcon visibly damaged immediately after breaking through the ice wall. Like add some smoke and flames. I’d also like to see the TIEs begin to follow and then veer off course after the Falcon jumps, although that might be tough to implement.

Also here’s an idea to make the lightspeed skipping talk feel less out of nowhere. Finn would have to be removed from the background of the cockpit and his voice processed to sound like it’s coming over the intercom. The music edit is also pretty rough and could hopefully be done better: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5ShgpQTW1F45pNhWtahLPnlKkuPxW_3/view?usp=sharing

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#1360624
Topic
<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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idir_hh said:

In the prequels, it was fear, anger, jealousy, and lust for power
that put Anakin Skywalker at risk of turning to the darkside. His character traits are what defined his arc not the superficial elements like heritage or innate power.

While Rey being a vergence in the force is an interesting idea, I don’t think her having a god-like midichlorian count justifies her inner conflict with the darkness or substantiates an arc that consists of accepting one’s darkside.

I think the idea with the most potential in this case is Rey discovering that she killed her parents, highlighting her anger as her forefront character flaw. This places the two sides of the coin (Rey and Kylo) on an even footing, reflecting the dyad and giving the audiance a legitimate fear that she is indeed at risk of turning.

-“I pushed you in the desert because I needed to see it, I needed you to see it, What you did to your parents,so long ago”.
-"They sold you because they feared you. Search your memories. See them. It was you that destroyed the ship. You killed your parents Rey. You are no better than me.

There’s also an opportunity to tie in to the force awakens Kylo presumably knowing of a girl in the desert, “what girl?”, which could play into the dyad.

In the hangar, Kylo could tell Rey that Palpatine had been grooming them all this time, that he sensed their darkness since they were children, declaring that Kylo and Rey are a Dyad, and that they will inherit the dark throne.

“It was Palpatine all this time. He sensed my power, as he sensed yours. As a boy I had visions of a desert, a girl lost in the sand, alone. It was you, Rey. We are a dyad in the force, Two that are one. We will kill him, and take the throne.”

I like this idea In theory, but my question is then, what does Ochi have to do with anything? And how does Palpatine’s plan make any sense if he knows they’re a dyad from the beginning? Why is he suprised to find out later on? I feel like this change would require a total rewrite, and can’t be accomplished professionally just by re-recording some of Kylo’s lines.

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#1360543
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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Chase Adams said:

That’s basically seamless! Well done!

The only issue is that the acting and music makes it seem like this is some kind of big reveal, yet the added lines seem like pretty generic information…

Maybe an impression really is the best way to go? I don’t know.

Yeah I think that’s the main issue but there’s really no way to remedy it without recording new dialogue.

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#1360471
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Cross-posted from the “Rey nobody” thread, Here’s a rough attempt at removing Rey Palpatine from the hangar scene: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kYcr_q8vZfmUBAkINFcC-tnqR7PMDRIl/view?usp=sharing
Unfortunately a lot of The LEGO Force Awakens lines I wanted to use didn’t work super well because Kylo’s shouting when he says them, whereas his tone in this scene is relatively calm.

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#1360468
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

snooker said:

Work in progress shot!

I’m having a lot of trouble with the chroma key on the Star Destroyer (because the free program I use doesn’t have chroma key.) Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

I could render out my background plate (with moving waterfalls and clouds) and have someone else comp in the destroyer?

I could be wrong about this but doesn’t the Star Destroyer need to be a model from the old Empire? Why would it be a First Order type of Star Destroyer?

They are all First Order Destroyers. None of the destroyers in this sequence are part of the Sith fleet, just generic First order Destroyers stationed around various planets.

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#1360447
Topic
<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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Here’s a rough attempt at something for the hangar scene: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kYcr_q8vZfmUBAkINFcC-tnqR7PMDRIl/view?usp=sharing
Unfortunately a lot of The LEGO Force Awakens lines I wanted to use didn’t work super well because Kylo’s shouting when he says them, whereas his tone in this scene is relatively calm.

EDIT: Made some slight timing and music edits.

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#1360346
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Ocrop27 said:

Hey, lurker here!

I was just wondering why do you guys think Ben’s ghost should apear at the end. In my perspective he should have lived, but since he became one with the force I find interesting why they chose not to put him with Luke and Leia. My best guess is that they wanted to leave some doors open, for example, maybe he is part of Rey now? I don’t know… Maybe some dyad thing. Anyway, I personally would prefer him not appearing (actually, I would prefer him alive), but that’s just me.

Going back to my cave now, you guys are amazing!

I mean, this is (as far as we know) the end of the saga. Not really sure why they would need to “leave doors open” in the final film. If they wanted to imply he was part of Rey they should have done more to make that clear imo.

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#1360332
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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nl0428 said:

Octorox said:

Here’s a shot of a First Order destroyer explosion from Battlefront: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-7Rwh1w3X8TPY3v-0ZGiVL8HnKvzaW8/view?usp=sharing

I think shrunk down and with some color correction, blu, and grain, it could blend with the shot from Phantom Menace. I attempted it myself but I’m not going to share because I’m new at effects shots and it looks quite bad.

You need to mark it as shareable. We need to request access to it.

Oops, done.

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#1360329
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Here’s a shot of a First Order destroyer explosion from Battlefront: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-7Rwh1w3X8TPY3v-0ZGiVL8HnKvzaW8/view?usp=sharing

I think shrunk down and with some color correction, blu, and grain, it could blend with the shot from Phantom Menace. I attempted it myself but I’m not going to share because I’m new at effects shots and it looks quite bad.

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#1360264
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I wouldn’t want to lose Jakku. A.) because it’s Rey’s home planet and B.) because it’s where this trilogy started and C.) Because there’s sort of poetry to the destroyers of this war becoming relics on Jakku, just like the war before. I’d also very much prefer Naboo to Corellia because I think anyone who didn’t watch Solo (which is a lot of people judging by its box office performance) would be lost.

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#1360072
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I’d say no to Tatooine, one because it’s visually similar to Jakku, and two because we actually see it like ten minutes later in the movie.

I’d pick somewhere populated. Naboo, Canto Bight or Kijimi come to mind.

If we want to go outside the movies, there’s Lothal (from Rebels), Onderon (from the EU and then Clone Wars), Corellia (from EU and then Solo), Jedha (from Rogue One) and Batuu (from the Galaxy’s Edge theme park)

Personally I’d probably go with Naboo, even if it means two prequel planets. If we look at the movie as a whole, the OT has three planets represented: Endor, Bespin and Tatooine.

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#1359951
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I’ve been thumbing through the latest workprint, and I’m loving most of the changes. The only thing I’m not so keen on is how the Knights of Ren on Passana is moved up to break up the underground sequence. I wonder if it would be better to just move the little Leia/Rose/Snap scene there instead? I think it would be fine to cut straight from the quicksand to to everyone falling through on the bottom, since I don’t think there’s any doubt that our heroes are going to survive, and they’re still in a relative state of peril, so I don’t think it would take away from the Leia scene either.

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#1359734
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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I still like the idea of Rey representing a “vergence in the Force” like Anakin was. It gives Kylo something impactful to say in the hangar scene (although you’d need to create new dialogue wholecloth) and keeps her from being actually related to anybody.

Something like this:

Rey: Why did the Emperor come for me? Why did he want to kill a child? Tell me.
Ren: Because he saw what you would become. You don’t just have power. You’re a vergence in the Force Rey. The most powerful nexus of Force energy since my grandfather. I didn’t want to accept it, but it’s the truth.

For years, I’ve been chasing his power, and all this time it’s been right in front of me. In you. Palpatine fears your power, Rey. We’ll kill him, together, and take the throne.

EDIT: I spent a few hours re-sorting the LEGO Star Wars voiceover lines by character instead of level. This should make relevant lines easier to find: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1x9jVm0p8GydqtH1Vvl0SHtfbuIfkUzJV?usp=sharing