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#1281901
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

Shit, you’re right. That’s damns subtle, though. I bet it’d be relatively easy to animate the wrench as falling past that opening rather than into it for a single digit number of frames, if the clip is good otherwise.

I’ve got something special to show you all later today, hopefully, too. 😉

I think it works fairly well and is definitely preferable to the “before the race” scene. I think if someone can animate the wrench falling past the engine it would definitely merit inclusion.

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#1281542
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Personally the “General Skywalker” clips are all very obviously not Temeura Morrison and sound out of place to me. However, I do like some of the other audio edits NFBisms made. Particularly removing the honorifics, replacing “Are you coming master?” with “So are we doing this or what?” and adding an extra “Hey” in another scene go a long way toward making Anakin feel less stilted.

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#1281316
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

Well, I’m toying with doing a V6 for Episode I. Episode I occupies a strange spot in my heart, and I’d like to reincorporate some bits and pieces. In a parallel to Lucas, in all likelihood, having children may shift my sensibilities!
I’m not promising anything right now, but if I proceed, here are my ideas for changes. Feel free to suggest anything else or share feedback.

  • Maybe add a “roger, roger” to the commander droid responding to a hologram of the Neimodians, in order to include one somewhere (and possible do the same elsewhere if there’s another spot where a droid takes an order from the living being, but not the first ‘treaty’ scene which is already cut out)
  • Reinstate Jar Jar sticking his tongue out at Qui-Gon in Watto’s shop
  • Reinstate Jar Jar snatching apples with his tongue at dinner ( https://youtu.be/2df6x2YEeu8?t=33 )
  • Put in truncated “it’s working, it’s working” scene
  • Ditch the ‘morning before the race’ deleted scene in light of the previous change
  • Maybe put back in “let’s go left” and “I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick”
  • Add “when in trouble, gungans go to sacred place” as voiceover as they approach the Gungan shelter area (idea from MalaStrana)
  • I might edit the podrace completely differently, ditching the musical score I added. I did it originally in 2006 and was fond of it, but it might be better without it and not edited specifically to fit the music

My color correction needs are very simple, but does anyone feel like making a LUT I can use to just tidy up the image overall? Just to tone down the red from the BluRay, and whatever else would make for a good universal setting to apply to the whole film.

I’m a fan of re-editing the podrace and swapping the “before the race” scene with a trimmed down “it’s working, it’s working” scene. I like the idea of adding in one roger-roger. Not sure that I’m a fan of reinstating those JarJar moments or Anakin lines.

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#1281312
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Excited that a V6 of this is happening. Would be interesting to see a workprint. Moving the ‘Plot to destroy the Jedi’ scene seems like it might address some of the issues I have with flow in that part of the edit.

I’d love to see you reinstate some of the Yoda/Palpatine fight, mainly just to break up the fight on Mustafar. But I know you have your reasons for cutting it.

Could you revisit the vocal pitch effects on the Battle Droid that says “hands up Jedi”? I get that you’re trying to make him sound less squeaky, but right now his voice sounds audibly deeper than any other battle droid in these films.

Here’s a weird potential idea. What do you think of making the brief “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” Millennium Falcon cameo look more like it’s appearance in Solo?

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#1276596
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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My understanding is that Ady is free to incorporate things he likes from the new films, prequel films or animated series (the interior of the Falcon, Chopper’s cameo) but the films themselves aren’t “canon” to the Revisited Trilogy and he can and will contradict them if he feels that’s what’s best for his edits.

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#1274406
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

The only available recording of the Austrian ORF1 version is 480p.

I already have that 480p version, but there should be a European 720p HDTV record.

There should, but there isn’t.

it ought to be here

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#1274190
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Any alternatives to tsmuxer for losslessly converting a mkv to BD iso?
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ChainsawAsh said:
It’s not 1280x720 or 1920x1080. That is, the letterboxing is cropped off, but Blu-Ray format requires a full 1920x1080 or 1280x720 frame size, so black bars are necessary.

facepalm Don’t know why I didn’t think of that. Thanks. I just assumed it was blu-ray complaint for some reason.

I’m still not sure what’s going on with Hal’s but maybe I should just bite the bullet and re-encode.

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#1274181
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Any alternatives to tsmuxer for losslessly converting a mkv to BD iso?
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I’ve been running into a lot of problems with tsmuxer flat-out not working lately and I was wondering if anyone has experience with alternatives. I’m trying to put ESB Revisited and Hal’s edits on BD and not having much luck. Adywan’s converts to an iso just fine but shows no video when I play it on my PS4 (audio works fine). Hal’s TFA edit just stops at 90% due to an undisclosed error.

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#1274032
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s the final dewback scene, for anyone still uncertain about it. If you do a direct comparison with the OOT version, it merely looks like the SE has chosen to minimally enhance the background dewback. The original shot was very static.

https://vimeo.com/325031952

Even though I don’t mind the SE scene, I have to admit that this looks pretty seamless now. Good work!

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#1273616
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Have you considered using kk650’s semi-specialized edition as a base for ESB? I know earlier versions of his work on the OT skewed pretty yellow but the latest 2.6 version looks about as good as a blanket color-correction on ESB will ever look. I don’t think it’s possible to do much better without going shot-by-shot like Adywan.

As an added bonus, all you really need to do on that version is swap out the wampa scene and adywan’s emperor. The rest is already done.

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#1273388
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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So I’ve been thinking about the entrance into Mos Eisley, and wondering how feasible it would be to recreate the Adywan version of this sequence in HD. Hal, I think your solution of completely ommiting the helicopter shot is elegant, but it kind of takes away from the feeling that Mos Eisley is a bustling spaceport, which is what I think the special edition was trying to establish. It also has the side effect of making the Tatooine shot at the end of ROTJ feel more foreign, since we’d never really seen Tatooine from that vantage point earlier in the trilogy.

I’m also wondering why you choose to remove the special edition sequence of the Stormtroopers on dewback searching for evidence of the crashed pod. I know that the CGI is a little rough by today’s standards, but this scene at least shows that the empire is putting some might behind the search for the stolen plans, which doesn’t really feel apparent in the original theatrical cut. The larger landing party feels more appropriate to me, especially considering the number of troopers we see later on.

I also felt your usage of slowed down and reversed footage to alter the timing of the scene was a little jarring, as the trooper and the dewback seem to freeze in place for a few moments.

Of course, it’s your edit and these are your decisions to make. Perhaps I will try my hand at a hybrid ANH down the line.

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#1270760
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Hal 9000 said:

With snooker having left for perhaps a long period of time for sanity’s sake, the hyperspace sequence is in a state of uncertainty. Sir Ridley has said he would like to tackle it, so we will see what happens.
I hope snooker gets to feeling better; none of this nonsense is worth real life trouble. Hopefully when he does come back, Ridley will be able to surprise him with a completed version of it.

I would like to do an updated version of ESB, using a higher quality source than Adywan’s old 1997 SE recreation. If DrDre ever publishes a finished version of his ESB SE regrade, that’d be perfect. The 1997 color timing feels so right, so that’s more important to me than technical picture quality (same as AOTC).

ROTJ will still need to wait on a primary source, most probably Adywan’s preliminary regrade.

I’d be fine with a V1 excluding the hyperspace sequence since it seems to push the boundaries of the project’s goals anyway. That way you can have a more radical V2 but still keep the V1 around for those who’d be interested, similar to your ST edits.

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#1268482
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I like the SE shot the best personally, I don’t think it breaks continuity with the prequels in any way because different areas of the planet can look different. As for the Battle Droid, I actually quite liked that little cameo but i won’t be particularly bothered either way.

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#1268223
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a candidate for the entrance to Mos Eisley. I carefully blended Adywan’s color corrected BluRay master, NewGuy’s ANH, and the Despecialized. Sometimes I overlaid the first two in order to better blend between sources, since they align perfectly. A little film grain is applied in spots to help mask transitions between sources, also.

https://vimeo.com/310480965
password: fanedit

Do you plan on following Adywan’s lead in removing the little floater droid that passes by the Stormtrooper in the background? i’m finding it a bit distracting, especially since you’ve cut down on many of the other CGI additions.

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#1227322
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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - Faster, More Intense!
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NeverarGreat said:
-Neimoidian cuts are often good, though subtitling them as well would be better.

I really want to do this, partially so I can reshape their dialogue and don’t need to make so many cuts to them. My audio editing expertise is not quite up to snuff though. If someone could help me with this, it would be much appreciated.