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Get ready for "Star Wars - Shroud of the Sith", a radical fan edit of "The Phantom Menace"

Sheepish said:
Basically, instead of Anakin asking about midichlorians and Qui-Gon giving his whole explanation about how he has microscopic organisms in his blood that channel the Force like radio waves, he just comforts Anakin’s confusion and tells him “when you learn to quiet your mind…you’ll hear the force.”

Looks and sounds excellent!

TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)

I’ve just been using the experimental encoder in FFMpeg through cmd, audio file seems to work fine that way.

Call the program: "LOCATION\ffmpeg.exe"
Express Input file: -i "LOCATION\The.Force.Awakens.Restructured.Lossless.Audio.wav"
Add: -strict -2
Express Output: “LOCATION.dts”

“LOCATION\ffmpeg.exe” -i “LOCATION\The.Force.Awakens.Restructured.Lossless.Audio.wav” -strict -2 “LOCATION\FILE NAME.dts”

That’s what I do but like I said it’s only an experimental encoder.

Sin City - Kill 'Em Good (The Recut and Extended Edition) (Released)

Well you can watch it soon, but not quite yet unfortunately. Something always seemed off to me when using clips from the 2014 release next to the 2005, and your comment made me look back on my project files to see if it was good to go for a render.

I finally found the little problem with A Dame to Kill For: the video is pristine, clean and very… digital; while the original wasn’t to the same extent. I looked closely and the problem that has escaped me until now is I have to add a light grain plate, and do some color correction. I have a few other projects I’m doing now, but will be revisiting this edit soon for a final release.

Till then, I’ll keep you posted!

TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)

RogueLeader said:

I can’t recall if the opening theme music was going to be replaced in this edit or not (I know other editors have and will replace it in their own edits). I know most people have planned to use the prequel version of the opening theme, but back when TFA came out on DVD, Adywan posted an edited version of the TFA theme that made it sound more like the London Symphony Orchestra’s versions that he planned to use for his own personal edit. Don’t know how to describe it, more “grandiose”? Anyway, I can’t remember when exactly he posted it but I went ahead and reuploaded the version he shared if anyone wanted to use it for their own or we wanted to consider using it for this version, since it is just an enhanced version of TFA’s own theme rather than using a different movie’s theme.!DFEgBBBY!tL7aTGM7yZGOg0UWMTj8zCzLjxahSt7jSKL7j2kP-Jg

That… that is simply beautiful.

Sin City - Kill 'Em Good (The Recut and Extended Edition) (Released)

This edit is a reorganization of the 2005 Sin City extended cut, with the addition of the shorts: “The Long Bad Night” and “A Dame to Kill For” from the 2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The shorts used from A Dame to Kill For have been edited to reduce three things:

  • Minimize sequel Nancy’s screen time as much as possible (leaving only 313 frames),
  • Reduce Marv’s screen time (personal preference, I had no special attachment to Mickey Rourke’s portrayal of Marv in the sequel),
  • And provide minor alterations to assist the idea this movie may have a continuity.

This does not rearrange the shorts into chronological order, but it does take what I believe to be the best shorts from the 2014 release and integrates them into the original. No scenes have been cut from the original Sin City, but the extended edition was first reorganized to resemble the theatrical cut.

Clocking in at 3 hours and 16 minutes, this is what I believe to be the complete extended cut of Sin City.

Movie each scene belongs to:

(1) Sin City Theatrical
(2) Sin City: Recut, Extended, & Unrated
(3) Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Unless otherwise noted by *, each scene is unchanged, only rearranged to fit the narrative of the original theatrical cut.

Movie Structure:

  • Fanedit Intro Animation
  • The Customer is Always Right Part 1 (2)
  • Intro Cinematic (1)
  • That Yellow Bastard Part 1 (2)
  • The Hard Goodbye (2)
  • The Big Fat Kill (2)
  • A Dame to Kill For* (3)
  • The Long Bad Night* (3)
  • That Yellow Bastard Part 2* (2)
  • The Customer is Always Right Part 2 (2)
  • End Credits (3)

Change list for A Dame to Kill For (in order of appearance or lack thereof):

  1. When Manute arrives for Ava in Katie’s bar, Marv no longer makes an appearance.
  2. After being thrown out his window by Manute, the scene goes straight to Dwight asking Marv for help. We no longer see Nancy.
  3. Quick cut during the car ride to the Lord residence, reducing Marv’s closeups.
  4. After escaping, the drive to Old Town has been edited to remove the police chase. This removes the contradiction of seeing the girls of Old Town decimating a cop car (with what we can assume still holds its driver). This was especially important to edit as this short plays right after “The Big Fat Kill” in which the plot revolved around the death of one cop.
  5. Using Adobe After Effects “Change to Color” effect, I’ve changed Manute’s golden eye to red. This was done to lessen the resemblance between Michael Clarke Duncan and Dennis Haysbert’s portrayal in the movies. The idea is to give the impression that Manute is not one person, but a name given to one of great strength (for example) who works for those in power in Sin City. Comparison can be found here:

Change list for The Long Bad Night:

  1. Rather than a part 1 and 2, this now plays from start to finish.

  2. Removed shot of Marv asking what Johnny plans to do with the money.

  3. All but a quick cameo of Nancy is removed. Due to the removal of Nancy, I had to reorganize several frames to attempt bringing the scenes together. This is the current setup:


Change list for That Yellow Bastard Part 2:

  1. This short is the unchanged extended version, with the exception of one scene. The release of the extended edition had 7 seconds removed during John and Nancy’s conversation in the motel. In order to deliver the full extended edition, I’ve re-added those 7 seconds.

While my master copies are sitting at roughly 300 gb, I’ve finished uploading a workprint 2 gb file for preview purposes. If it all possible, I would like to get a few second opinions on the current edit. I’m fairly happy with the final version, but as I am most likely bias, I would love to hear what others think before I call this edit complete!

TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)

NeverarGreat said:

I made this mockup a few weeks ago and forgot to upload it until now:
Password: leia

The mockup looks great! It may benefit from some additional ambient sounds during some of the shots. Although the music is the primary audio during these scenes, some of the background sounds (even if they are not completely apparent at first viewing) may aid to the overall polish of the scene.