Hi Wigjuice, just wondering if you might be able to give us any updates on how you’re going? Is this project still underway or are you (understandably!) taking a break from it? I’ve sent you a couple DMs over the past couple of months but it appears you haven’t seen them. Hope all is well with you!
I’m no pro at editing, but I had a quick search for ways of digitally removing text from video.
Have you considered the ‘Content Aware Fill’ feature from the 2019 update of Adobe After Effects? I watched a tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvWI0a0Oqi0 and thought it could potentially help for this.
Some more generic and less clear instructions (and they advertise their own product) can be found here: https://filme.imyfone.com/watermark/how-to-remove-watermark-from-video-in-after-effects/.
I can’t tell you how excited I am for this project. Well actually, I can, and I have told you twice already on different threads. But here I am, being excited again. And to have you post this on 8/15 is just a wonderful coincidence… or should I not mistake it for fate!
I am almost finished watching DragonClawNZ’s edit of ‘Chronologically LOST HD’ (reference: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Chronologically-Lost-HD-Remaster-of-Mike-Maloneys-edit-Released/id/68693) and am thoroughly enjoying it. Full credit to the effort put into it. Having said that, I was preparing myself to go ahead and make an edit of the series with some changes, many of which you’ve addressed here yourself.
To me, the time jumps and Desmond’s flashes should be watched in the timeline as the characters experience them. (To be precise, Desmond’s experience from 4x05 ‘The Constant’ is actually his 1996 self in control in both times, but it still makes better sense when viewed by us in 2004, once we know about the freighter. Similarly for his jump in 3x08 ‘Flashes Before Your Eyes’ when his 2004 self is in control during 1996; we would still make more sense of Desmond’s confusion when seen right after he turns the failsafe key in the hatch.) I’m happy to hear that you’ve put these scenes into an order that should theoretically allow a newcomer to Lost to watch the series for the first time with this project, and have it make sense (and I intend to test this theory by introducing a friend — let’s call her Eloise — to the series in this way). For those of us who have seen the original show before, this project would finally put together the mosaic pieces that the original show gives to us out of order.
I also like the idea of having the show title appear at the start of each episode. Since the pacing will be different from the original show (e.g. during the ‘flashback’ 1980s and 1990s episodes, there may not be an appropriate dramatic ‘teaser’ scene to punctuate with the title), this allows the full episode to run uninterrupted. My vote (as you’ve heard) is to call this project ‘Causalogically Lost’ (‘causal’, as in, events follow causality including during time travel sequences… except for that damned compass!).
Overall, it sounds like you have put substantial time into something that many fans will want to see. You might want to contact DragonClawNZ to find out how they managed to share it while considering safety. Certainly use a VPN, obviously. You may also wish to consider exporting a version in 1080p quality, for those who can’t handle such massive file sizes.
Hey there! I just posted below your post talking about this exact thing (I made an edit just like this). I used the full quality, untouched Blu-Ray files and the final project came out to be 884GB. It may not be important to everyone, but to me having this in the best possible quality was crucial. It’s huge, but worth it, in my opinion.
Hey WigJuice, this is very exciting news. I’ve sent you a DM about this, and if you’ve made a separate thread post about it could you please link it for us? Cheers.
EDIT: Here it is: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/A-New-EditApproach-Of-LOST-In-chronological-order/id/88226
Hey if there’s an updated version able to be made, I acquired 1080p rips of the original movie episodes for the seasons 4-5 finales and season 6 premiere, they all had their scenes re-arranged along with some minor cuts (plus I have the reconstructions of the movie edits for the seasons 1-3 finales in 1080p)
If you’re interested in getting them let me know
I’m not quite sure what you mean from your description. Who rearranged the scenes in those episodes you have?
I would be interested in seeing what you have got, if you can give me a link to download. After watching this Chronologically Lost HD series, I am still thinking of doing an edit of the whole show myself where the scenes are arranged in “causalogical” order. People earlier in this thread were talking about this being done in a project called Lost Chrono, but it seems to have been lost (no pun intended).
On a related note, if anybody who has done video editing could give me any tips on preserving audio/video quality and file sizes, please let me know. I would be considering buying a subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro (which I’ve never used before) and following suggestions from online (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvNf6La5d1c) to do so.
Hi, I’ve been rewatching Lost and was just thinking of undertaking a project like this to put it in chronological order. Did a Google search and found that you’ve already done it! I would love to have a link to download if you can PM me. Cheers!