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#1311648
Topic
Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Reese said:

Anakin94 said:

Oh sorry, i missunderstood this.
A pdf from the cover and inlays is available, with some infos about it.
https://ia803101.us.archive.org/31/items/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely.pdf

The complete disc is also on archive.org, but the content is locked.

Seems to work just fine:
https://archive.org/details/StarWarsShadows/01-Main+Theme+from+Star+Wars+-+Leia’s+Nightmare.mp3

True, but he’s referring to this copy: https://archive.org/details/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely

Ah, I see 😛

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#1311468
Topic
Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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Anakin94 said:

Oh sorry, i missunderstood this.
A pdf from the cover and inlays is available, with some infos about it.
https://ia803101.us.archive.org/31/items/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely.pdf

The complete disc is also on archive.org, but the content is locked.

Seems to work just fine:
https://archive.org/details/StarWarsShadows/01-Main+Theme+from+Star+Wars+-+Leia’s+Nightmare.mp3

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#1311229
Topic
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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LexX said:

Reese said:

LexX said:

Reese said:

LexX said:

There’s no way anyone would do lightsabers or blaster fire manually anymore.

I beg to differ 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPexOHsNuw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7fMlaozxUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNFiKZxX_cE

Doing it by hand is still the best way, not the fastest mind you 😛

Umm, I’m pretty sure those were done on a PC…

MAC actually, but still manually.

Then it’s CGI.

Yes? And?
What, you think because it’s “CGI”, a person just pushes a button and it’s done? LOL
I WISH!

It’s basically the same as doing it with opticals. Just different tools. So yes, people still do it “manually”.

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#1311017
Topic
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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LexX said:

Reese said:

LexX said:

There’s no way anyone would do lightsabers or blaster fire manually anymore.

I beg to differ 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPexOHsNuw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7fMlaozxUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNFiKZxX_cE

Doing it by hand is still the best way, not the fastest mind you 😛

Umm, I’m pretty sure those were done on a PC…

MAC actually, but still manually.

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#1309037
Topic
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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FreezingTNT2 said:

Spottyfriend said:

Friends, it’s already been done! 😉

https://youtu.be/kPTO2rbt7C0

They were talking about a version with matte paintings, blurry lasers and lightsabers, grain all over the place, and ships that are obviously real models (you know what I mean).

“ships that are obviously real models”, uh most ships WERE real models 😉

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#1303251
Topic
The Terminator - Color Regrade
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Dek Rollins said:

RU.08 said:

Anyway, would you say the projection was accurate to the old German DVD, the one that was transferred from a print?

No. The colours in that version are washed out, and it was not transferred digitally it was very obviously done by telecine which never produces a projection-accurate result regardless of whether you’re using a release print, a TV print, or whatever. I do not think it was even transferred for DVD - it looks like they used a broadcast tape literally transferred in the 1980’s for that release. It’s a full-screen transfer, outside of the US no one did full-screen transfers for DVD, even in 1997. And when they did the first digital restoration, and broadcast it, it was in widescreen.

The colors are definitely washed out, but the general color biases are what I’m referring to. I think that skin tones are too frequently pinkish, and some scenes seem very dark, but most of the scenes I’ve compared look somewhat similar to the Blu-ray, and match your description of the print you saw pretty well.

I posted in the fanres thread that I think it seems to be the most accurate (I meant generally, though I didn’t really specify what I thought was accurate about it in that post), and that it matches the dozens of 35mm frames posted online rather closely, so I would think that the biases introduced by the telecine were subtle. With the washed out contrast it wouldn’t be projection accurate of course, but a subtle regrade of the BD on a shot by shot basis to try and match the color consistency of the DVD seems like a worthy effort to me.

I think I’m going to try doing that with my updated regrade, and maybe those of us who are not quite satisfied with the BD will be happy with an alternative that isn’t far off from it. I’m curious, for everyone who has my regrade and enjoys it over the BD, would you guys be interested in something that stays closer to the BD and just makes subtle shot to shot changes?

Possibly. Depends on the final look I suppose.
I am curious though, in case you or someone else knows, is there a version which incorporates deleted scenes?

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#1294529
Topic
The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - <strong>WORKPRINT RELEASED</strong>
Time

NeverarGreat said:
I have seen your recreated font and like it, is there any way you could share? I was planning on recreating the typefaces as well, but if you already have them on hand… 😉

I am unwilling(at least at this time) to share it with anyone.
I would however be willing to make the crawl and render it for you to use.

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#1294227
Topic
Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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As already stated, it’s about timing. This includes the crawl. The music changes with each new paragraph. Which means when Episodic title and/or more text is added, the speed of the crawl will have to be changed in order to match the music cues.

I did that when I recreated the intro crawl for an in-progress game remake of Jedi Knight 2:
https://vimeo.com/196999184
(TOP: Harmy 1977’s Star Wars. BOTTOM: my recreation)

I recreated the 1977 logos and fonts all from scratch, matching the tilt, generated a 360 starfield and such.

The thing you have to realize though is the fact that the crawl was made with analog tools. It moves. The lens distortion is uneven. There is gate weave. Meaning it’s very organic, alive if you will.
This overlay I made is a fairly good way to showcase this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PimPIk-lEsw
I made purple crawl digitally and animated it digitally. So it is static, lifeless.

When adding stuff to an existing scene, one should always try and integrate the CG as much as possible without making it stand out as a sore thumb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPsZd-5Dz-w

Sore thumb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMxA16eLtk

I did this a while back for a project and while it’s “faster, more intense”, it’s not that good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNFiKZxX_cE