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#294459
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//Star Wars Begins\\: HD Version Now on Vimeo
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Even though I told myself I wouldn't start suggesting names for this thing again, I had just a couple of thoughts.

Why not take it back to something simple but reflects back on the history of the film. Something as simple as "The Star Wars" or "These Star Wars" followed by "A Jambe Davdar Production." It recalls it's own history, has less clumsy phrasing, and still maintains the tone of the other two titles.

That is all. |)
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#294073
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TV narration intros to Star Wars-Jedi from late 80's and early 90's
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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me out by finding and uploading a good copy of the old tv narration intros to the Star Wars films from the late 80's and early 90's. When it was on network television, the network in question would have a narration and slick trailer playing intercut with a fancy channel specific animation to get you excited for the night's movie. Locally I think it was either channel 3 NBC, or 43 WUAB that did these. I remember the narrator saying something like (for ROTJ) "The good, the bad, the ugly...now get ready to watch the greatest one of them all..." I'm specifically looking for the one to Return of the Jedi, but I'd love to have any that can be found. I'm not really concerned about image quality, just the audio, as at some point in the future I plan to rebuild these tv trailers using that audio and DVD footage.

Any help in locating these would be great. They are probably only a minute or two long, so if whoever can find them could upload them for me I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
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#274573
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//Star Wars Begins\\: HD Version Now on Vimeo
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There is a new making of Star Wars book being published with a lot of old interviews from before Star Wars actually arrived in theaters. You might want to look into picking it up. Also, there is another book called the Cinema of George Lucas I think that also has a lot about the making of Star Wars in it. I think the first one is going for $75.00 and the other is $50.00. I hope you can get your hands on these
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#272491
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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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Have you fixed or can you fix the scene in Luke's garage when C-3P0 jumps as R2 displays the Leia message the first time? Luke says something like "Well my little friend you've got some nice carbon scoring here." He then turns to 3-P0 and aks him "Were you on a something-or-other" and R2 knocks Luke back and starts playing Leia's message. Just before Artoo starts the projection 3-P0 falls/hops from where he is standing to the lower area where Luke and R2 are. Ever since I learned of this little error I notice it every time I watch the movie. It would be great if you could do something about this.

Thanks.
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#271040
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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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The trailer looks amazing Adywan! I know you said everything outside of the Death Star battle in the trailer are finished shots, but the hyperspace tunnel that the Falcon is flying through looks odd to me. I think that it might look more natural if you made the tunnel move faster and applied a slight spin to it as well.

Can't wait to see this!
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#270705
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crawl generator (link)
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Thanks for the compliment MA. I saw the results that were posted here and I must say it's great that someone has put so much time and effort into making it possible for anyone to get a title crawl made for their fan films. It has inspired me to write a tutorial on how to make the crawls. The main problem is that my projects suffer from something akin to the Y2K dilemma. I started making them one way and over time improved on them by simply adding to what I already had instead of starting fresh. It would be more time consuming than anything else to go through it and strip it down to only what is really relevant. Then of course the question would be what crawl should make the tutorial for. Ep I? II? III? IV? V? VI? They're all different and require specific tweaking to get them to look like the films they are supposed to emulate. Maybe when I get inclined enough and have the time I'll sit down and try to hammer one out.

One other thing I just thought of. My tutorial would require Adobe After Effects and Illustrator or Photoshop. I know that not everyone can afford these programs, so is there any interest in even having me write a tutorial? I don't mean to hi-jack this thread. so maybe I'll just forget the whole thing for now.
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#258218
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - THE MOVIE - Finally finished
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I thought I'd be the first to post a full review of this amazing project.

WARNING: A couple of spoilers ahead (not much of anything really, but for those of you who care)














An even longer time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Knights of the Old Republic - Episode I is an amazing piece of work. Kaydon Sentry sorted through the many story-lines of KOTOR and removed much unnecessary exposition to get to the heart of the story. There are things that I miss from the game that don't appear on this DVD, but when a 50+ hour game is adapted into a two hour movie, certain things are bound to be cut. Of course, this is only the first in a planned trilogy of movies based on this fantastic game; there is no guarantee that story-lines that are absent in the first movie may not show up in a later installment. Either way, Kaydon has done an impressive job of forming the first act in what should be a most enjoyable trilogy.

Technical Flaws:

All the small things…

There are a few things that detract from this presentation living up to its full potential. A few of them are things that Kaydon has already told you about. It seems that the aspect ratio is off on this DVD. I only have a 4:3 TV, but I had to set my DVD player to 16:9 display to watch this as letter-boxed. Just a minor annoyance really, but something to keep in mind if the screen looks squashed when you go to watch it.

There are also times during the film that the character voices are drowned out by the music/fx. This is more noticeable on a standard TV set with regular TV speakers. The flaw is still noticeable when listened to through a 5.1 sound system, but the effect seems less pronounced.

There are some color inconsistencies and the like, but to go into depth about them would be like making mountain out of a mole hill. Overall, the list of flaws is quite minor in relation to the stunning work put into this project.

Things I thought could be better:

The show must go on...

Even understanding that the movie will feel somewhat rushed due to time constraints not present while playing the game, it still seemed to move too fast in several places. When I first watched it, I had the feeling that Kaydon may have been trying to make a film-noir like story out of KOTOR. The way that he goes about his search--jumping from person to person sort of like a private-eye looking for information--I could have seen this being a 1940s crime-thriller set in space. All Logan needed was some extra monologue time. It depends on what you’re trying to achieve I suppose. The pacing is not what I would consider ideal, but it seems to get the point across well enough, and in the end that is what really matters.

Dead men tell no tales...

As the story unfolds, there are times when Logan makes reference to events or information that beg the question of how he came to know what he knows. Perhaps there were scenes cut that would help fill these gaps in the story. It is always a fine line between just how much the audience needs to be told, and how much the audience can be left to fill in on their own. The problem I have with these "gaps" is that if the main character is being dubbed, why not dub some other extraneous characters to give the audience some of the information that we're missing? There were a few scenes that dubbing or adding some extra subtitles to would have really helped explain away some of the questions that I had.

Is this thing on?

In a couple of places the new piece of music seemed to stand out a bit in relation to the context of the whole scene. A good example is in the Under City Cantina while Logan is talking to Mission. This cheery, upbeat music comes in right after Mission and her wookie pal star down a couple of thugs and plays out during her conversation with Logan. As Logan starts talking about Davick however, the music is still the same cheery, upbeat song it's been, and then shifts to a dark foreboding piece. The two don't flow well together. The cheery music just seems very out of place for the environment they're in, not to mention the situation. I understand that Kaydon was using to give this feeling of happiness at new friends/alliances being made, but I think it actually takes you out of the moment, rather than pulling you into it.

The only other thing I thought possibly could have been better is the application of filters Kaydon used on the character’s voices in a few scenes. There are only two instances on the effect that I can think of off-hand, and I only have a gripe about the first one. When the gang goes to see the Hidden Beks there are filters applied to all of the characters voices. The effect is meant to make it sound more realistic by making them echo in the big empty space that they find themselves in. To me, the filter seems too pronounced in this scene and again when they go back there. However, a more subtle instance of the filter is also used while the group is in the Sewers. Unlike before, I think it really helped sell the idea that characters were in such a dank, dark, dismal place.

The good stuff:

Fortune favors the bold...

I hope my personal gripes don’t give the impression that I am anything but impressed by Kaydon_Sentry’s amazing project. Having been watching and waiting for this DVD since Kaydon first announced it, I can only say that the wait was well worth it. If this first episode is an indication of what is to come, I only hope that it doesn’t take another two years to see the next installment.

Directing is a tricky business. Getting the kind of shots that a director wants is very difficult, especially in a video game where you’re options are very limited. There are only so many ways to exploit the in-game camera. Well, Kaydon has gone above and beyond what I thought was achievable by acquiring many various angles, pans, zooms, etc. to reflect not only the mood of a scene, but a characters reaction to a conversation or event. He also manages to get the camera to skim right over the ground. Many of the shots in this movie make me wonder how he got them.

Kaydon said before that one of the main reasons he started this project was to teach himself editing. I can definitively say that it was a lesson well learned. Whether it is for length reasons, or the quality of a performance, you can never show everything you’d like nor have the characters say everything you want them to say in a movie. This is movie is no exception. There are some scenes that look like they could have been trimmed a bit more or other scenes that could have benefited from a couple of extra seconds in my opinion, but overall the editing is sound. The juxtaposition of most scenes was simply genius. Kaydon has done an excellent job of stripping away what doesn't work and rearranging scenes to tell the story more quickly without sacrificing the strength of it.

The goodies:

Rain drops on Roses...

All of the Star Wars films are heavily laden with music and the new pieces Kaydon has inserted help really sell this as a new addition to the Star Wars mythos. A lot of new music has been added to this to give it more of a Star Wars feel and the feel of being an actual film. Kaydon excels at picking specific mood music to help tell this story.
One of my favorite scenes of new music is during the escape from Taris. I believe this piece of music came from Starship Troopers, but it fits very well in the scene.

Kaydon has also added a few new effects that look great. His voice-work is incredible. I've never heard someone dub a character in a fan-film of any sort that sounds as good as this. Lightsabers and footage from a few different games that have been added and rotoscoped in are just some of the things that separate this from any other fan-film project. Kaydon also has included a few details that may or may not hint at a future project. Time will tell.

Good night and good luck...
Kaydon Sentry has made something that will stand out from other projects. What started as a labor of love has become something that we would all be lucky to be see.

Cheers Kaydon.

- Rebel11_38
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#258191
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - THE MOVIE - Finally finished
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I'm surprised that no one has been able to finsh d/l this as I've been devoting all of my bandwidth to this for the last four days. I had to do some maitenance on the computer tonight that required me taking it offline. Sorry about the interruption in seeding. It's back up now and once again hogging all the bandwidth. It will be nice when I'll be abke to share the seeding responsibilities with others.

I hope the rest of the download goes quickly for all of you.
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#257571
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - THE MOVIE - Finally finished
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I had wanted to post this to Demonoid as well as TPB because not everyone here has a membership at the 'noid. I don't know a whole a lot about what I'm doing though and when I tried to upload the torrent I had already made for TPB, it didn't work. I couldn't figure it out so I just deleted it. So what you saw was true, from a certain point of view.

When I finish getting this uploaded and people are able to download it themselves, I would love to see this thing torrented on other sites. It would also be great if someone could convert the DVD into an Xvid or something. I know not everybody wants to download a whole DVD or has the bandwidth to do it.

Thanks guys.
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#256674
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit)
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What about one of these? I just used a couple of the logos Klockwerk and MTHaslett made to do a rough mock-up of some of my thoughts.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a8/Rebel11_38/newtest.gif

BTW Klokwerk, as much as I would like to take credit for the compliments you think I gave you, they actually came from a MTHaslett and you inadvertently combined them with one of my posts. Sorry I agree with what he said though
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#256571
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit)
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I also think that 12B is the best. As you said though Klokwerk, I think the top bar is too thick. I think the logo would look better if that top bar was narrowed to be the same size as the one on bottom. If you did that, you should also be able to stretch the letters H-R-O-U-D a bit taller to compensate for the reduced thickness of the top line. I think it would make the logo work better overall.
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#256391
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit)
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I don't normally post in this thread, but I must say that this poster rocks! I love the way it captures the Original Trilogy feel while obviously putting a new spin one of the prequels. The only thing I would change is to remove the black box around "The Star Wars Saga Continues" and maybe drop it down from the top an 1/8". The SOTDS logo you're using in the bottom right corner is also my favorite of the bunch.

Good work.