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Petrovelly

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#1281429
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Updated engines and destroyer mock-up --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9j64t0j670&feature=youtu.be

I think that the original music fits this version really well. Tantive appears when the music goes crazy, then there’s BAM! when camera stops moving, shotout starts with rebellion theme and finally Star Destroyer enters the frame with it’s dark tune.

I may change it yet of course, but I like what I’ve done.

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#1281227
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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emanswfan said:

That in motion looks great and fits better with Rogue One while still respecting the original look.

Also, are you still doing some color grading to the Skymaster version of 4K77, or are you leaving his color grading as is? I’d say it looks great for what it is, and it’s the best I’ve ever seen the movie. But I think that there should still be some tweaking to make it look more modern.

Also you should check out Adywan’s A New Hope regrade that came out late last year. It’s still sourced from the blu-ray so it’s not as good of a primary source, but it’s the best colors I’ve ever seen from the outdated Lowry master. His skintones are so on point, it’s incredibly impressive.

Yups, I’m doing some huge color grading to it. I saw Ady’s Regrade and while I think it’s pretty good, it can be done much better, especially with 4k77. I’m going to post some more regraded screenshots from my edit, when this Tantive animation will be finished.

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#1281200
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Sir Ridley said:

Looks great, really feels like a model (in a good way) but more modern without looking out of place.

If I may give some feedback I would like to share some thoughts on the look of the engines. First of all I think the motion blur on the lights looks a bit odd. The rear edge of the light trails is very sharp which makes it look like tubes of light coming out of the engines (especially noticeable at around 24 seconds into your clip). I also wonder if it would be possible to make the lights look a bit more organic, like rocket engines with fire coming from deep inside. Perhaps with a subtle lens flare like the Star Destroyer has.

And the background needs a bit of motion blur as it pans down.

Here’s an interesting look at how the Tantive IV engines in Rogue One were created:
https://www.ilm.com/hatsrabbits/creating-the-blockade-runner-engine-look-for-rogue-one/

There’s a good look at the depth of the engines, could that be shown somehow?

And the organic feel of the engines here looks nice, but is obviously difficult to reproduce.

Anyway, great work on your edit so far, I look forward to seeing more.

Hey Ridley, thanks for you feedback! I had some problem with the engines in Blender so I decided to do the lights in AE with a simple glow effect. I’ve read this article before and I really wanted to make it look more like in Rogue One, but honestly I don’t know how to make it so. I may try though, like I said - it’s still work in progress 😃

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#1281178
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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4throck said:

Petrovelly said:
Tantive finale look.

That’s great! Exactly how it should look, spectacular but not over the top.
It’s something that could be done with models.
When animating, please avoid wild zooms or shaky cam 😉 Keep it in line with the original style, otherwise it won’t match the live action.

‘Trust me, you’re gonna love it!’ 😉

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#1280388
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Finally! I though it won’t be ever released 😄 I think it’s really good, even though I was expecting something better, given the massive delays. However, it would be ridiculous if I put this in my edit, because it obviously didn’t match rest of the movie in terms of camera movement, lens, music, special effects, and many other stuff. SC 38 is great as a stand-alone production.

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#1280350
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Jackpumpkinhead said:

Petrovelly said:

Opening Test Shot #2. I decided to entirely replace this shot with CGI. Original models taken from the Blu-ray just didn’t match rest of the VFX in terms of image quality.

Wow! Man that looks nice. Quick question though, what program are you using to accomplish this work. Also, I would be interested in knowing some of the technical aspects of your planet creation as well.

Ships animations are done in Blender (cycles engine). Planets are created from the combination of several NASA/Google Earth images in Photoshop. So they are basically 2D objects. At the end I mix it all in After Effects, apply some filters to make it look more like a movie and that’s it.

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#1280013
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Searching for <strong>the best quality</strong> A New Hope source for fan-edit.
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UnitéD2 said:

Neverargreat’s version is an edit of the Blu-Ray release, with far better colors and details recovered in white areas whiwh are blown out in the official release. It’s as sharp as the Blu-Ray. Could it be your go-to version ?

On the 4k77 side, there’s a DNR version. There’s also the “Skymaster edition”, soon to be released

Edited Blu-ray is still blu-ray. I will do the color grading on my own, I just need a better source.
DNR in 4k77 solves only grain problem. And about Skymaster Edition… I can’t find information about it anywhere.

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#1279930
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Searching for <strong>the best quality</strong> A New Hope source for fan-edit.
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Hi guys/gals! I don’t know much about these fan-preservations so I’m gonna need some help. I’m working on ‘Star Wars: A New Hope - Remastered’ (kind of like Adywan’s Revisited) and I was going to use the Blu-ray version as a basis, but unfortunately it’s really hard to color grade this 8-bit piece of shit. Then I thought about this 4k77 thing but while it’s superior in colors, it has even less details in shadows, not to mention sharpeness and grain. Is there any other version I can use?
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#1279745
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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BrightestDayFan2814 said:

Actually Star Wars Opening Crawl Text Should Be News Gothic Bold, News Gothic Bold BT Or Trade Gothic Bold No .2

Have you ever used News Gothic Font Family, News Gothic BT Font Family, & Trade Gothic Font Family.

Yup, I did use a correct font. But honestly, it doesn’t really matter to me whether the font is original or not as long as the crawl looks good.

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#1279707
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

I don’t know the intricacies of any of the crawls but the font for A NEW HOPE looked off to me…slightly different font? It also seemed like it’s at a slightly different angle than the rest of the crawl. But I could be completely wrong about all of this. Which film is the score from? Because it’s not from the original, right?
By-the-way, this still looks really good!

First things first. I used the same font for everything in this crawl. It looks better in my opinion. A NEW HOPE look like it has different angle because it’s taller than the rest. And the score is from A New Hope Soundtrack and not the movie itself (because it has better quality).

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#1279684
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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DominicCobb said:

This stuff looks great so far. How are you planning on dealing with SE elements? Like the battle of Yavin, will you leave that mostly as is?

I’m gonna leave those elements which look good enough, doesn’t matter if they’re from original or SE. I don’t have any specific plan for Battle of Yavin but I want to keep it canonical and only change it visually.

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#1279621
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Alright, so… I can’t promise you guys that this project will ever be finished. It takes A LOT of time (which I don’t really have) to work on every single element. For example, I was working on the planet from the first shot for like few hours and I’m still not fully satisfied with how it looks. Also, I don’t know that much about all these programs, so I have to learn them on a regular basis. But I can promise, that I’ll do my best to make this fan-edit the best looking ‘A New Hope’ you’ve ever seen! At the bottom there’s a custom crawl I created today 😄

And by the way, it would be great if someone please sent me a copy of 4k77 DNR so I can start to work on color grading 😃