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Sir Ridley

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#1288951
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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I’ve actually been thinking about leaving the ending as it is, for a few reasons. I like the idea of cutting it, but it doesn’t fully work for me. First of all I don’t really mind the original ending, and I don’t want to cut a thing like that unless I feel it’s a big improvement. Without it I think the ending feels slightly abrupt, but maybe that’s because I expect the island scene. And a big reason is also that I wanted to save the scene for TLJ, but I haven’t found a satisfying way to incorporate it into that movie yet. Ideally I want the scene to be right at the start of TLJ, but I would need to create a new opening shot in space following the title and crawl. I might leave the scene in TFA for now and maybe move it to TLJ when I edit that one.

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#1286115
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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NeverarGreat said:

The second change seems anodyne enough, but the first significantly changes Luke’s motivation IMO since he now decides to become a Jedi without any information about his father’s wishes. Because of this, the revelation in ESB could have less of an impact because Luke is becoming a Jedi more of his own volition and less because he believed that his father wanted him to follow in his footsteps.

That’s what I think too, even if it’s a lie I feel like “your father” works better than “I”.

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#1285042
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

https://vimeo.com/342042553
password: fanedit

I haven’t watched the original sequence in a long time, so I can’t tell exactly what you’ve changed. And from that point of view I would say that it doesn’t feel edited or out of place. The thing I dislike the most is Padmé looking up followed by the shot of the molten metal filling the container, making it look like she was killed. It feels like a cheap trick. Aside from that I don’t like the whole video game feel of Padmé on the conveyor belt dodging various things one after another. Perhaps the sequence could be shortened more.

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#1283834
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

I didn’t go with that version of that line because the action climax has many other lines in her deep voice, so making that one change would seem weird.
I’d love to have the whole movie in her higher pitched voice but it seems virtually impossible to adjust pitch of just her voice and not the rest of the soundtrack.

If you like the line from the trailer then it wouldn’t be too hard to just deepen that one if you don’t want to pitch up everything else.

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#1282775
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Mocata said:

SilverWook said:

But he looked more like his Force Phantom self in the TLJ flashbacks than he does here. Unless he’s interacting or guiding Rey through visions similar to what she had involuntarily in TFA? The possible wrinkle here is everyone percieves Luke as they last saw him?

Is this just another Jedi Temple vision though since R2 is still there

The picture might not exactly match any scene that is in the movie. At least parts of the picture is directly taken from TLJ’s Ahch-To shoot, and the hair and beard matches Luke’s Ahch-To look. If it was supposed to be a flashback he would have the shorter dark beard. So if it is the Jedi Temple fire around him then he might not be there physically, but possibly as a “ghost of Christmas past” type of thing. But if it’s a different fire in the “present” then he could be there as a force ghost.

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#1282654
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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SilverWook said:

Sir Ridley said:

SilverWook said:

Note Luke still has a glove on his hand. And since we didn’t see the mechanical hand fall off when he disappeared, all bets are off. 😉

I’ve seen it pointed out that the glove has been taken from a The Last Jedi photo and pasted into the new photo. So we can’t be sure what type of hand he will actually have in the movie.

Why would they do that? Just to misdirect?

Here is the TLJ photo:
https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5924578a34765321e4a464ac/master/w_2000,c_limit/star-wars-portfolio-06-2017-ss01.jpg

Even the angle of his shoes and some of the creases in the robe are the same. So it’s possible that the “new” image is actually from the TLJ shoot but repurposed. Either they can’t or don’t want to show what he looks like now. It could just be because a new photoshoot with Mark couldn’t happen for some reason. Maybe this is what he will look like anyway, or maybe he will look different in some spoilery way they don’t want to show yet.

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#1282638
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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SilverWook said:

Note Luke still has a glove on his hand. And since we didn’t see the mechanical hand fall off when he disappeared, all bets are off. 😉

I’ve seen it pointed out that the glove has been taken from a The Last Jedi photo and pasted into the new photo. So we can’t be sure what type of hand he will actually have in the movie.

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#1282632
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Hal 9000 said:

Ridley, that looks gorgeous! I can’t imagine anyone at Lucasfilm doing any better, 1997 or today. The characters’ faces and various surfaces each reflect the flicker at appropriate levels. The tunnel and its flicker are a good midway point between the newer movies and fitting in well with the 1977 aesthetic (or even a hypothetical GOOD 1997 SE aesthetic). The color looks good to me, just a little green to reach forward to the newer movies but not overwhelming.
If you feel like anything needs adjusting, I defer to your judgement, but I can’t fault it for anything. I’m very pleased with it.

Good to hear! I’ll make some adjustments and send the file when ready.

snooker said:

Wow! I love it!

When I was doing my version, I was playing around with the Battlefront model of the Falcon to see what you could see through the windows, and I think you shouldn’t be able to see the tunnel through Leia’s side. But I’m not entirely sure.

I’m glad you approve as well! I remember that you mentioned the view from Leia’s window before, so I took that into account. I actually looked at the Battlefront model as well (and used it for the exterior shot). I looked at the model from the inside at about the same angle as the shot of Leia, and the hull was visible but only covered part of the window (I guess it depends on the exact angle and focal length though), so that’s what I made it look like.

ChainsawAsh said:

Oh my god, that looks perfect!

Ridley, would you mind shooting me a PM of the lossless (or ProRes or whatever) output as well? Once you’re satisfied with it, of course.

Thank you! I’ll send you a link, no problem.

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#1282402
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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jarbear said:

For the above post, that reminds me of an idea regarding the “wrench.”

From the scene at the duration from 46 - 48 with the pod running, couldn’t putting an object on the ground below it be the wrench showing it fell through the vents onto the ground? That seems the simplest way to connect the dots.

Seems like the most straight forward way to deal with this is to edit the shot so the wrench doesn’t fall into the engine in the first place. Perhaps that’s something I could help with later, I’m still working on the hyperspace scene for IV at the moment (not much left).

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#1282087
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

I think that’s fair, Ridley. Since all three are getting a V6, if you wish to encode them I can include the crawls as .mov files. 😃

Sounds good!

Hal 9000 said:

Edit: Here’s the best I’ve gotten so far. (Audio is very temporary and not spruced up.) I’m not sure if this line is confusing, but the intention is that R2 and 3PO have been comparing notes of their various histories, not talking about a shared history. Might be too confusing. The last shot is a little packed, but removing the last phrase makes it too short. 😕

https://vimeo.com/337042860

I think the line feels a bit out of place. Reminiscing about the past doesn’t really add anything at that point in the story, and it does sound like he’s talking about a shared history. It might be easier said than done, but could you perhaps modify the original line instead? To something like:
“You know, space travel is rather perilous. I can assure you they will never get me onto one of those dreadful starships again."

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#1282085
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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DZ-330 said:

I’d love for SirRidley to make a version of the crawls with the actual titles if possible. Would be cool to have both versions for those who prefer the original titles.

I’ll consider it! Others have asked for that as well. I doubt Hal would make a separate edition of the films just to change a few words, but maybe he could have the crawls with original titles as separate downloads that could be edited into the films by those who want them.

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#1281787
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

What do you all think about this? Yea or Neigh?

https://vimeo.com/336657054
password: fanedit

The idea is good, but I think it needs to sound more muffled, like it’s coming from inside the body (try a low-pass filter). I think I heard somewhere that the sound of Vader choking someone was made by crushing walnuts inside an orange to get a moist cracking sound. Perhaps your sound is lacking the squishy “orange” part of it, as well.

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#1281287
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a test of the idea for showing a closeup of Anakin looking over the slaughter in the Temple. Please take a careful listen to the audio if you can, and let me know what you think.

https://vimeo.com/335957079
password: fanedit

I think the music should build to and then “land” on the shot of his face, to musically tie the shot of the temple together with the shot of Anakin, rather than starting a new chord at the close up that continues to the next shot. I imagine a dark ending chord, perhaps with a short swell just before the cut to Padmé where the music stops and shifts to something else.

And perhaps the shot of Anakin could be reversed so that he tilts his head up rather than down. I think that might look better considering that the shot before pans up, and that body language might also feel more like a “reaction” after looking at something rather than starting to look at something.

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#1281190
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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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.

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#1280696
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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I saw these visual continuity fixes on DeviantArt. Personally I don’t think it’s a big deal, but I’ll just link them here in case it’s something you might be interested in changing.

https://www.deviantart.com/aggeiw/art/Vader-Prisoned-217140895

https://www.deviantart.com/aggeiw/art/Darth-vader-Errors-Birth-217140746

https://www.deviantart.com/aggeiw/art/Vader-Head-Fixed-217140961

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#1279165
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

Where are all the spoilers for this one? Not much of a care but there must be something. An accumulative spoiler post with bullet points or a spreadsheet?
No, I didn’t watch the trailer.

Here are your bullet points.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10lJjIGMEIMORyD8CBXICmT6FVS3VAq1YHoovQiTSdxo/edit

There are some massive spoilers in there (if they’re true) so don’t read if you want to keep the story a surprise.

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#1273882
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The Force Awakens - PG edit
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Not sure exactly where the line is drawn for PG, but here’s a list of everything that might be deemed even the slightest bit inappropriate:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/parentalguide

Everything from “Snoke’s voice and perceived size may be frightening to younger viewers” to “A man uses a lightsaber to suddenly stab another man through the torso and holds the weapon’s blade in place for a couple of seconds as it scorches the man’s clothing and innards”…

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#1273749
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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I could try to make a LUT, if needed. If you provide a corresponding set of frames from the two versions (BD vs preferred color) from a variety of scenes I could try to find a grade that works on the whole film.

If it turns out that the color difference between the two versions is about the same from scene to scene I imagine that the result could be good. If not, there might need to be a set of different LUTs for different types of scenes.

One thing I’d like to try is to take the image sets and lay out the frames from each version in a grid that represents a version of the whole film, and then try to match the BD grid to the target grid. I imagine that could be helpful when trying to adjust the whole film at once.

The color grading/correction solution that I use does have a color match tool. The matching is not as advanced as Dre’s, but I think it could at least give me a decent starting point for further tweaking.