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#1357466
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Octorox said:

Hal 9000 said:

Awesome! Makes me feel like I’m publishing a 70’s grindhouse flick. 😃

Here’s poppasketti’s visual and my audio for Ochi’s ship leaving. Be honest, does this feel legit?
https://vimeo.com/431955828

Imo it still needs another pass. The flight path is a little too straight and Kylo looks a little bit copy/pasted into the shot, not sure why.

I was going to say the same thing, that the flight path is perhaps a little too staright.
Maybe it should go to light speed sooner, or were you trying to extend the shot?

Cheers, Paul

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#1357455
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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thebluefrog said:

jarbear said:

Poor Finn, his character was so mishandled. The most interesting thing about him from TFA was a stormtrooper who turned (showing storm troopers could be more than just drones) that would have been something totally new and have his character build upon that with the Star Wars brand. (Which the leak Dual of the Fates script built upon, that was a good direction IMO)

… and then in this movie … the crew meets up with A WHOLE PLATOON OF TURNED STORMTROOPERS who essentially said “Hey, you know what was cool and unique with your character at the beginning of the trilogy, not so unique anymore! (cue in Nelson’s “Ha Ha!”)”

Anyway, with the whole thing regarding Finn’s proclamation of not telling Rey something. It was still baffling in theaters what HE wanted to say to her, but also, the context of the scene. (Yes, we see throughout the movie it heavily implies he is force sensitive, but again, not really points to what he wanted to say to her.)

The crew, made up of close friends, are probably about to be buried in quicksand and die. The last thing while he wants to say before he dies to his close friend is “I may be force sensitive?!”

Just think about it. The logic and context of the scene is baffling. Let’s say you are with a bunch of friends swimming in the ocean and you all get caught by an under current. You are all about to drown, and one of your friends turns to you and says: “INSERT NAME HERE, I always wanted to tell you I can bowl a perfect 300 game!”

Impressive. Yes. Interesting? Sure. But in that context, makes no sense to blurt out as his/her dying last words.

So although I don’t think you can get around that scene, the context of it MAKES NO SENSE for him to shout that out. You ASSUME you are about to die. That’s what his last dying word(s) will be for that moment? So for me its the context of the scene. That’s what I have a problem with it, personally. On top of that … he then keeps it as a secret the whole time? Really?

That ends my TED Talk.

TFA set up the cards to make him an interesting, unique idea.

A nameless faceless stormtrooper who turns into a new hero, maybe even a Jedi…that adds something to the SW universe. It explores the philosophy/joke that every SW fan has made for decades about whether the Stormtroopers deserved sympathy for just regular people doing their jobs.

TLJ and ROS had no idea what to do after that point. JJ sort of had the “secret Jedi” in the works but never actually followed through, and Rian did the weird “subverted expectations” suicide and tacked on romance, neither of which meant anything.

The Duel of the Fates script gave a far far better completion to his arc that didn’t even NEED the secret Jedi aspect, yet they didn’t go with that either.

Maybe it will be possible someday to Deepfake some sort of Stormtrooper rebellion?

Absolutely!
His was the first face we saw in in the TFA teaser, “There has been an awakening”!
It should’ve been Finn 😦

JKMaxx said:

For what it’s worth, that’s why I like the clips JakeRyan17 posted in the redux thread (I believe they said Snooker made them?) where Finn calls to Poe instead, and Rey asks “So what were you gonna tell him?” in the cave. Even though there’s no romantic payoff for them, it’s believable that he was about to confess then jumped waaaay back when it turned out they weren’t dying after all. Works better than the force sensitivity or a random resurgence of his brief crush on Rey, anyway.

I also thought Snookers tweaks gave his character more overall progression, I felt there was little in the film aluding to him being Force sensitive unfortunately 😦

Cheers, Paul

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#1356029
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
Time

JakeRyan17 said:

snooker said:

Idea: place Poe’s “can we kiss?” line during the final celebration when he’s embracing with Finn.

If the shot’s not long enough I remember a much longer alternate take/different angle existing in the documentary.

For the record I am desparate for these two characters to be in love because I desperately want to see people like me on the big screen for longer than one second.

That’s one of the changes I made in my version. I posted the clip somewhere in this thread, but it might be simpler to point you to this thread instead.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Sequel-Trilogy-Special-Edition-StormPilot/id/75425

Hadn’t come across StormPilot before but those changes for me flow a lot more naturally than the forced ReyLo we got 😦
It’d be nice to have at least one arc in the ST 😃

Cheers, Paul

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#1353394
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

axlanian said:

Okay, party people. A LOT of you sent in voices for the Fleet, so I’m trying to find a balance between making sure everyone’s got a line in there while still making some lines stand out and not muddying the whole thing up. This is what I’ve got right now, let me know what does and doesn’t work:

Version A: https://vimeo.com/427444580

Version B (moved lines of encouragement to Poe to a different shot, not sure if it works): https://vimeo.com/427446625

Passwords are fanedit

Great job axlanian, really lifts the scene!
I’m feeling Version B myself 😃

Cheers, Paul

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#1352748
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Movies Remastered said:

I just wanna comment here so I can see updates. How far off completion is this?

Ady, I just wanna say thank you for these edits as they were the one thing that pulled me back into the franchise after TLJ. Your talent was also one of the reasons I started doing fan editing myself.

Hey Movies Remastered
Unfortunately the project has been delayed, you can read about it here:
https://swrevisited.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/spring-2020-update-project-delayed-demo-reel/

Cheers, Paul

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#1346436
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

jonh said:

I personally still think that the movie should start with this clip. And completely erase mustafar. (Which doesn’t seem to mustafar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4k12QPAh_c

That’s an awesome suggestion jonh!
Hadn’t seen that clip before, it’d be a great cold opener.
The actual beginning was needlessly confusing but there’s some outstanding salvaging work going on here by you all!

Cheers, Paul

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#1320257
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V3 UPDATE!)
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poppasketti said:

Here’s the only non-Palpatine related tweak I’m considering, thanks to the idea from Rogue Leader.

Finn Wakes
https://vimeo.com/385284341
pw: fanedit

I had piece together Rey whispering “Finn”, because all of times she says his name were in the wrong tone! At the end of TFA when she’s speaking to him while he’s unconscious, she whispers “friend” and “again”, which is where this came from.

Nicely done!
Perhaps a touch quieter?

Cheers, Paul

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#1118275
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Tantive3+1 said:

When R2 plays Luke’s holographic message to Jabba, Luke’s lightsaber is shown clipped to the right side of his body. Then before the message ends a brief shot of Luke’s hologram is visible showing his lightsaber clipped to the left side of his body indicating that in all previous shots of Luke before the one with the message ending, Luke’s holographic image was flipped.

NOTE: In the film Luke keeps his lightsaber clipped to the left side of his body (this is also true in TESB).

Good call Tantive3+1
Those flipped shots of Luke really bugged me at the time as his hair parting was on the wrong side which stood out to me more.
Makes you wonder how a “small” detail like a massive hologram of one of the main characters got through in the first place

Cheers, Paul

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#1098794
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

oh_riginal said:

Overthinking it

On the subject of overthinking things 😉
Now that we see that the transports are leaving from outside the shield doors:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/114751
Are we to assume that the Empire have entered via another entrance & that the rebels are leaving via the back door?
Before Revisited the area from where the transports were leaving was undefined.
Hopefully someone can rectify my overthinking 😃

Cheers, Paul

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#1098427
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Ronster said:

Why does he say “ok we’re going, we’re going” in reaction to something that simply is not there?

I had always assumed R2 was anxious because the base was being overrun by the empire & they appear to be among the last to be leaving.
Everyone else around them do look pretty calm though as they’re packing their bags, perhaps it’s a different exit from the base that’s behind them 😃

Cheers, Paul

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#1097790
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Mistar Muffin said:

I made a few screenshot comparisons from the first act. I can make more if anyone is interested.

Great job!
The external shot immediately proceeding the ion control one is also great for continuity/geography.

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#1097594
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Great job Adywan!
Hope you can enjoy a showing of it some time away from After Effects!
Continuity is fantastic, other than the big ticket shots most of your hard efforts passed me by seamlessly, which is intended as high praise!
Did anyone else notice an issue with the audio around 1’48", just before the Falcon lifts off from Cloud City? The sound of the lasers blasts seemed distorted.

Cheers, Paul

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#1097041
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Just a reminder of release info Adywan posted earlier in the year 😃

adywan said:

teharri said:

A lot has changed since Star Wars Revisited was released 10 years ago. What is the plan for distribution?

It will be an 8gb(approx) 720p mkv file at first, most probably available through usenet and direct download links. Torrents will most likely crop up not long after. The 25GB bluray and DVD will follow later in the year once i have completed the special features, which i haven’t started yet because i have been concentrating on getting the edit out of the way first

Thanks for all your efforts Adywan!
18:01 tonight unplug your internet & enjoy a pint! 😃

Cheers, Paul