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Sir Ridley

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#1306602
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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I’ve heard that they intentionally used an older recording (outdated even in 1977) of the Fox fanfare contrasting with the more hi-fi Star Wars theme, to make it feel like you enter a different world when the theme starts.

I guess the fanfare could be updated if you don’t want that effect, but I wouldn’t use a modern Fox fanfare with a higher quality than the theme.

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#1306506
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Omni said:

Sir Ridley said:

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.

Sorry for bumping this subject if it’s any bother to any involved, but did this happen? I’d love to get the new, perfect crawls with the original titles.

It hasn’t happened yet, but thank you for reminding me. I’m not sure if/when I will get to it, but I’ll keep it in mind.

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#1305149
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Depheros said:

bttfbrasilfan said:

Depheros said:

I haven’t ripped my ESB Blu-ray yet actually, I’ll get on that. Just going off memory, the 19SE hologram looks different to me.

Well, if you wanna do quick comparisons, you don’t need to rip your Blu-ray. Use this:
https://starwarsscreencaps.com/star-wars-episode-v-the-empire-strikes-back-1980/35

True. Didn’t feel like trying to match one of those frames though. Usually the redone stuff has just a slight difference in position/size, hard to tell if it’s not the same frame.

Emperor

Looks about the same to me.

In the second shot they added a shadow over the Emperor’s eyes, to match the first shot. So that’s something. But in the first shot they made the area around the eyes brighter and redder, which is a bit odd.

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#1302130
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Mocata said:

Physical as a visible spirit/vision or actually just alive though? Hmm…

In the trailer, where Rey is standing on a stone surface with Palpatine in the left side of the frame, he looks like he is attached to some kind of moving chair. If he was a spirit/vision he wouldn’t have to be physically attached to anything, that seems to imply that his body is weak but real. And in the last few frames of the shot his fingers are visible, and they look normal (if that means anything).

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#1301653
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Yoda: CGI vs Puppet
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Hal 9000 said:

Could one deepfake one puppet onto another?

I’m not sure if deepfake software works on non-human faces, I don’t think so (but if it does, it could be a good solution). But something I’ve been thinking about trying (other than just manually animating and overlaying an improved face in After Effects) is using the free EbSynth software https://ebsynth.com/ which can replace the texture of a moving shot using keyframes as a guide. So what you would do is to create a few keyframes in Photoshop where Yoda looks how you want him to look, and then the software will try to make the rest of the frames match that look. It might work.

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#1300175
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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nl0428 said:

Hal 9000 said:

And it’d be reeeeal weird to have a ~17 year old Ben Solo address Rey as ‘sweetheart.’

It may not be from the past, it could very likely be said by him in the future, possibly in The Rise of Skywalker. Afterall, her vision did foreshadow their duel on Starkiller Base.

Maybe we should wait and see what happens in TRoS. If Ben says something like that, or if we learn something new about Rey’s parents then you could extract a line from there and put it in TFA or record a new line based on what we know.

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#1298387
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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adywan said:

Sir Ridley said:

I tried turning a still of the Death Star into “3D” using a displacement map to make it look like it was turning slowly and it seems like it could be pretty convincing.

https://vimeo.com/360161256 (password: fanedit)

LOVE IT!!! Can this effect be used on other things, like ships etc? I’ll send you a PM soon 😉

Good to hear! It can be used on anything, but more details and depth is more difficult.

I also found a new After Effects plugin which should be able to handle more advanced cases. I’ll look into it.

https://youtu.be/bRV-NlsWoEA

adywan said:

Sir Ridley said:

Another version. I think it sounds a bit better.

https://mega.nz/#!KdkXzIbS!3sc-75YFln-CKefaUOIdNvsNOwRtpAjo9sp7wZycvEc

Perhaps this is good enough, I don’t want to take over the thread with mother-edits when we don’t even know if Adywan is interested.

The big problem when stitching together dialogue is , if the intonation isn’t quite right, it can throw things off. To me, this sounds unnatural. Great work though. I have a great Vader impersonator that has offered to record some dialogue for me so, if i decide to change the line, it will be re-recorded .

Ah, that should work better.

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#1298344
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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BedeHistory731 said:

I kind of like the extra-deep rendition as well. If anything, we’ve given Adywan a fantastic demonstration that such a change is doable. I’m curious, what were your sources?

I extracted some useful sounds from a section of his Bible reading (I don’t remember which part). I took a “your” and then I constructed the “mother” by combining an instance of “mother” with the word “another”.

Hal 9000 said:

If Adywan does happen to chime in to express disinterest in this for his edit, feel free to move it to my ‘Custom SE’ thread. 😃

Will do!

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#1298196
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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BedeHistory731 said:

Sir Ridley said:

NeverarGreat said:

While the latest version sounds pretty good, there’s no escaping that his reading of ‘mother’ is too fast for the scene. I did a search of all instances of the word ‘mother’ in the New Testament and came up with 92, some as the last word of a sentence. Surely there’s a slower reading in there?

It’s based on pieces from his Bible reading (I don’t remember which part), and he reads quite quickly. I’ll see if I can drag it out a bit, the problem is that the sound quality gets worse if it’s stretched too much.

Jedit:
New slower version. https://mega.nz/#!acsDjCYL!gQoGGPf4xwWMvGe1XKGMKi86g3KXklZmTP9uS-FTUE0

I think you’ve nailed it. Here’s it in movie form.

It helps to hear it in context! It sounded a little muddled to me, so I had another go at it. I think this might be as good as it gets.

https://mega.nz/#!KdF02Y5Z!saAJQCl7-OERrGTC4YHJa8NWNVei6QnAxSDFuvbhSUs

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#1298161
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

While the latest version sounds pretty good, there’s no escaping that his reading of ‘mother’ is too fast for the scene. I did a search of all instances of the word ‘mother’ in the New Testament and came up with 92, some as the last word of a sentence. Surely there’s a slower reading in there?

It’s based on pieces from his Bible reading (I don’t remember which part), and he reads quite quickly. I’ll see if I can drag it out a bit, the problem is that the sound quality gets worse if it’s stretched too much.

Jedit:
New slower version. https://mega.nz/#!acsDjCYL!gQoGGPf4xwWMvGe1XKGMKi86g3KXklZmTP9uS-FTUE0

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#1298156
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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BedeHistory731 said:

I like the improved version! I do agree that adding the tinny undertone and maybe a pause would help. I experimented with adding a pause when playing around the version seven clip and I liked the idea behind it.

Here’s a new version with a longer pause and more tinny effect on “your mother”.

https://mega.nz/#!7E1xWCzZ!ka8bcqGsxR6yEqknvjvLmHProTb8NqRo69ojG2jbweE

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#1298121
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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BedeHistory731 said:

I’ve been experimenting with trimming “I must obey my master!” while also incorporating Sir Ridley’s “Your mother once thought as you do” (albeit slowed-down). What prevented me from deleting “You don’t know the power of the Dark Side” was both Vader’s turn and making sure that Luke’s follow-up line made sense. The edit is a bit rough, but I’m sure Ady can do better working in the 5.1 mix.

Here it is.

Inspired by this I made a new version of the line. I slowed it down a bit and focused on getting a clearer sound, I think it sounds better than my previous attempt.

https://mega.nz/#!7Q12UKJI!_UQuW057Qspq4886JivrUaX-M4N1GCzNl0AdKrhL4R8

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#1297570
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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DominicCobb said:

The thing that makes it plausible in my mind is they already kinda did the slow trickle of TFA deleted scenes (the physical release had a handful, the digital release had all of those plus one, and then the 3D rerelease had a couple extra ones). Plus the trilogy finally being over may make them less protective of revealing the might have beens (and, in retrospect with TROS, they were probably smart to do so).

True, and some new special features would be good to convince people to buy the complete collection.

Tobar said:

I have a feeling a lot of TFA edits are gonna have a bit of a continuity issue on their hands, as I’m sure they’re going to use the Leia “I don’t care” scene in TROS.

That’s possible, but if they use it I bet they will change it quite a lot. The dialogue and context could be changed (Korr Sella died in TFA so Leia would be talking to someone else), and the setting and Leia’s hair and clothes will probably be different. We’ll see.

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#1297122
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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sade1212 said:

Sir Ridley said:
I tried turning a still of the Death Star into “3D” using a displacement map to make it look like it was turning slowly and it seems like it could be pretty convincing.

https://vimeo.com/360161256 (password: fanedit)

Wow, this is excellent. How much work did this take? Are you planning to tackle any other shots or is this just a proof of concept for Adywan to follow up on?

It’s just a test, it might give Adywan some ideas. Or I might apply the effect on some actual shots if someone would like to use it in an edit. It took some time to figure out the best settings and tweak the depth map (which is the magic ingredient) but now that I have the basics set up it would take less time to adapt the effect for other shots.

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#1297040
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Telion said:

Sir Ridley said:

There wouldn’t be any visible depth of field at that scale. It’s like photographing mountains from a distance, they would all be in focus.

So whats making that show feel off? Or is it just me.

It’s not easy to show distance in space. If something is further away it will just look smaller.

In your first image the star destroyer is probably actually in front of the SSD, but because it’s placed higher up in the frame you get the impression that it is behind the SSD which makes it look too big. Unless the objects overlap it’s difficult to tell which one is closer.

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#1297023
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Telion said:

Scale/Perspective:
OK takes up the bulk of the issues with the battle but its also the least likely to be an easy fix. So there are shots with a bunch star destroyers where they are scaled differently yet look like they are the same distance from the camera. This is because they all filmed separately and composited together, but they didn’t add any depth of field to the shots. For instance the size of the SSD next to an ordinary SD:

There wouldn’t be any visible depth of field at that scale. It’s like photographing mountains from a distance, they would all be in focus.

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#1297008
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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With the method I used it can rotate in any direction and also tilt up and down. So you could simulate the perspective in the shot you mention.

Essentially you only have a half Death Star though, which is why it can’t turn very far in a single shot. Perhaps pictures from different angles could be combined to allow a bigger range of motion, if needed.

I assume the Death Star can turn itself in any direction for aiming, so that could be shown as well. But changing direction would likely be very slow, so perhaps it would need to be shown through a series of shots to not drag down the tempo of the overall sequence.