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#1262848
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: SHADOW OF THE SITH (TPM/AOTC MIX) NEW PREQUEL FAN EDIT TRILOGY
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LILIAN02230 said:

Tell me, would you be willing to send me one of the excerpts from your TPM edit with the Naboo starfighters melting on the separatist warship?

I’m not sure exactly what you’re referencing here? I feel like I’m missing something, is there some sort of footage of the naboo starfighters melting?

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#1261915
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: SHADOW OF THE SITH (TPM/AOTC MIX) NEW PREQUEL FAN EDIT TRILOGY
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LILIAN02230 said:

Yes I agree, I always had the impression that the two films could have been linked to this narrative thread, I intend to introduce the beginning of the clone war using images from Battlefront II, I must try to use them successfully because I don’t have many images for the Battle of Naboo except those from TPM

Cool idea, maybe some cutscenes could be used in a montage or something.

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#1261867
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: SHADOW OF THE SITH (TPM/AOTC MIX) NEW PREQUEL FAN EDIT TRILOGY
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Interesting, that would be cool to incorporate an invasion into AOTC, the seperatists hire a bounty hunter to send padme (the queen) into hiding, then they proceed with the invasion while she’s on tatooine. Maybe this would add some tension throughout the story of anakin and padme, giving the sense that they’re in real danger.

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#1261606
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4k77 - shot by shot color grading
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screams in the void said:

LexX said:

screams in the void said:

I have always wondered why people do not use the photos in the 1978 Star Wars Storybook for reference when doing color corrections . https://www.starwars.com/news/parenting-padawans-5-reasons-vintage-star-wars-storybooks-stand-the-test-of-time

Because those are production photos, not film stills.

^ really , they look like photos from the film , it even says full color photos from the film . although there is one in there that has Vader without his cape while " sensing a presence " that was probably a still . These pictures are very much the way I remember the film looking in the theater . I think some may be production photos but not all , but I have no proof , do you ?

Some of them certainly are photos from the film, maybe someone could order copies of the books in the best condition possible and scan certain pages, then use DrDres color tool to match them.

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#1261605
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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IlFanEditore said:

Just a suggestion to return to the process of making the audience believe Anakin is dead.
I was thinking about not making Obi Wan kill Grievous and move the Grievous-Palpatine hologram scene towards the end of the movie. When Grievous says “But the loss of Count Dooku…”, it could be changed with “But the loss of Anakin Skywalker…” (taken from the beginning, aboard the separatist ship). And then Palpatine says what we know: “His death was a necessary loss. Soon I will have a new apprentice, one far more powerful”.
It could enhance the belief that Anakin is really dead, and that Darth Vader will be Palpy’s new apprentice. Of course you would have to make Grievous survive, but sill.

That would be interesting for sure, one way would be to have obi wan really fall off the ledge that him and grievous fight on, cut to the later scene where obi wan falls into the pool down below.

Or maybe the entire movie could be retooled, putting the grievous fight at the end and making that into the real climax, though the pacing would be really hard to nail in that version

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#1261385
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I think when it comes to adding footage from other sources, you have to be really careful of continuity when it comes to cinematography and artistic direction, that’s why fan films are nearly impossible to incorporate into fan edits, the cinematography is usually completely inconsistent with the film at hand. Some of the best alternative star wars footage is from the video games cutscenes just due to the fact that the aesthetic of star wars is usually spot on there. Take for example the light side ending of force unleashed 2, there’s a scene at the end where starkiller talks to vader on the ship, and vader is tied up. Some shots from this scene are nearly photo realistic and could easily be used to replace a bunch of the shots at the end of ROTS if you wish to avoid using footage that REMINDS the audience of cringey moments.

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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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DominicCobb said:

The problem is that no matter which way you cut it, it doesn’t totally work. Your solution on paper sounds like the best, but even if you cut out Anakin’s Skywalker name, there are a few too many hints - Padme’s pregnancy, Anakin’s being from Tatooine, the whole Lars homestead, and Anakin’s lightsaber (possibly the biggest one you can’t get around).

True, my edit won’t contain the tatooine part of AOTC, and with TPM being the most expendable installment in the series, you could avoid the tatooine problem by completely removing it in a hybrid edit. Padme’s pregnancy is pretty hard to get around, and Anakin’s lightsaber would pretty much need to get cut out and around as much as possible so that the audience never focuses on that hilt. That’s still a bit of a reach but I think it’s doable.