it bothers me less than if jar jar were there
How’s your edit coming along, by the way?
good, im a busy guy but im dedicated to finishing this thing one way or another, looking into paying some voice actors and special effects artists to help things move along and come out nicely
It’s pretty impressive work regardless of the software, though. So good job!
After Effects recently added this new tool called Content Aware-Fill that I think could potentially be of some use for a Jar Jar removal project. It is rather new, so still not perfect, but for the right kinds of shots the final product can be pretty great and could save you a lot of time.
yes this is what im using, in many cases i have to use photoshop to create custom mattes such as this though, still it works for wider shots
Hal’s fan edit care package versions of the deleted scenes are decent, I may have my own shot at fixing them with grain or something
I love the new obi-wan look
This is very exciting news! Thank you for removing those burnt in subs, that’s huge!
there’s already 600 fanedits that do these things, my goal with this project is to do new things that make a major difference to the film
WHOAOAOA lil update folks alright so life is busy being an adult and stuff these things happen BUT I have amazing news, I have a new job in ad design and marketing which means my work pays for adobe creative cloud, I’m currently learning after effects and premiere for my profession and my film-related ambitions! This edit has been a rocky road, losing a hard drive and switching editing software for the third time is quite frustrating but adobe is what I’ve always wanted and could never afford. I’m going to make my wildest fan editing dreams come true very quick here, and I can’t wait to have this damn project out.
I haven’t let any circumstances defeat me, I really wanna fix these movies, I have a deep love-hate relationship with them lol. I’ve been mostly lurking the radical redux thread and occasionally scanning through fanedit pages on youtube, vimeo, and reddit, I must say you guys have come up with some really good stuff and assembled many more resources for my disposal which I am extremely thankful for. 😃
Before I get into any intricate editing, I plan on tackling all the major after effects projects that I need first and releasing them to y’all, this includes:
- many scenes with jar jar painted out (all scenes on tatooine and coruscant at least)
- removing kid anakin from the end battle (painting out any glimpses of him running around)
- removing yoda from any and all scenes that function without
- adding count dooku into TPM scenes
- finishing the building c3p0 deleted scene (if possible)
- removing two beasts from the arena sequence in AOTC
- changing mace windu’s saber to blue in ROTS
- more to come…
If you guys have any special effects ideas you wanna run by me, I’ll let ya know if it’s achievable by me or not. I’ll keep y’all more posted from here on out.
Darth Lucas said:
I feel like it works better if she’s not the queen at all. The handmaiden who becomes a senator and hero is much more interesting to me.
Also doable, but then the queen drama near the end needs to go, regardless, the movie gets really short really fast, if only we had more footage to work with.
I’ve always thought it’d be great if there was someway to reveal that Padme = the Queen basically immediately, so that we’re never left in the dark and are able to follow Padme’s emotionally journey coherently throughout the film.
Certainly makes sense. You think just we as the audience should know, or the other main characters as well (minus the villains)?
Hmm…what if the reveal was as they were about to enter Mos Epsa?
Panaka: The queen wishes it. She’s curious about the planet.
Qui-gon: The queen doesn’t need to know.
Padme: I am queen Amidala.
I don’t know how one would address the queen’s body guard…
Unfortunately that whole section of the film relies upon Padme being just a handmaiden, not the Queen. Qui-Gon’s basically using the fact that Padme is unwilling to reveal herself to get his own way.
It would have to be some way that the audience knows right away, even if the characters aren’t explicitly told until later in the film. Usually a change like this is executed easiest in a crawl but that doesn’t seem possible here.
One of the workarounds is just removing the third person speak from various bits of dialogue, for example when they first land on Tatooine, Captian Panaka says “Her highness commands you to take her handmaiden with you” you can make a tricky cut to “Her highness commands you to take her with you.”
This also requires some really careful watching for implications of many scenes throughout, but from my rough cuts it’s doable, the trick is making it NOT confusing upon the first watch, I’d have to test screen in order to see if it still works that way.
It’s not bad, obi-wan disappearing and appearing in a different car later is weird though
YES to this, I’ve been trying to cut together a montage of anakin living on tattooine before his first race, I’m also having a hard time showing that anakin clearly lost the first race, pretty tricky stuff
The Star Wars galaxy is like that, plus 1000 years.
What I would like to have would be like an imgur album of pictures or gifs for every shot in the prequels of any screens or displays. Basically anywhere where the tech/software could potentially be “retrofied”, and then make a separate OT album to use as reference. Then we could make a vfx shotlist that we could work through over time. I don’t think every display has to be changed, but a lot of them could be.
Yo this sounds like a really good idea, I could get started on the first album in a few weeks when my new machine is set up, unless someone else wants to do it first. I’d definitely do mock-ups though.
Yea that makes the most sense, it’s also much easier to pull off than creating new ship models or whatever, simplifying the controls inside the ships wouldn’t be too hard in comparison
New Special Effects and cuts that i want too see in the fan edit of prequel trilogy.
My Dream List:
-make Grievous look cool like in the cartoon version of clone wars, make him tough or reboot him as darth maul.
-deepfakes hayden christensen lol ( i want to see him more as starfighter like to prove obi wan’s says in the ANH and jedi knight in the revenge of the sith and aotc Or other characters too like yoda, count dooku (improve his character)
-make the tone of the sounds like in 70s
-a little Dub of other Characters
-Cgi-Remove mace’ Fellow jedi in Darth Sidious Scene, only mace wants to arrest or kill him
-Make the Contrast,Colors,Brightness in episode 2 and 3 feels like OT
-new scene in the of how clone troopers retired or endangered?
-replace the whole vader scene after he wore the suit to cover the nooooooo scene
These are doable, the rest seems really tough to get right but I’m certain that these changes can be made by one guy. If only adywan was still on the case, then we’d get real practical sets and such.
That is amazing! My goodness
That’s quite a bump dude
wow it’s a great mock-up, aggelw do the same thing too
I always like the idea of retro-ing the whole prequel trilogy
can you make like this too? but make it differ
(i’m not forcing you)
Wow, I really love these! I’m gonna try this
Another Revenge of the Sith idea.
I believe I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ve seen versions of this idea on blogs that try to “rewrite” the movie, so it isn’t new.
But what if Anakin executing Dooku played a part in Anakin not being made a master?
Just an idea, but what if in the dolly in shot of Anakin standing before the council, we were to add a hologram of Anakin standing over Dooku’s body, basically a security hologram from the Separatist ship. Then after the hologram fades, Windu tells Anakin is on the council, but will not be granted the rank of master.
The idea being that Anakin executes Dooku am immediately recognizes that it wasn’t the Jedi way. The Jedi then reprimand Anakin for this action by not making him a master. Then later, when Windu is about to execute Palpatine and says the same thing Palpatine did, that “He’s too dangerous to be kept alive”, it makes Anakin see the Jedi as hypocritical, and not any better than the Sith. That Windu is trying to do the same thing that Anakin was punished for.
The reason I even suggest this is that the only reason Mace and the other Jedi seem so weary of Anakin is because of his close relationship with Palpatine, but their attitude towards Anakin feels pretty hostile even from the beginning. They’ve known Anakin since he was a boy, so is his relationship with Palpatine enough to justify their distrust and coldness toward Anakin?
So, I wonder if Anakin did something at the beginning of the film that held a consequence, it would help explain the Jedi’s lack of trust in him. He is a powerful Jedi, but the death of Dooku would be proof that Anakin teeters toward the dark side. I also think Anakin’s actions carrying that consequence would be a little more compelling story-wise, as well.
Maybe someone could articulate the pros and cons of this idea better than I could. Would love to gets some thoughts on this.
I like it, you could also make hologram footage of anakin talking to palpy about being a sith lord, mace watches the footage and says ‘it’s a plot to destroy the jedi’ and goes to hunt down palpatine, this would eliminate the awful middle moment where anakin tells mace about palpatine being a sith lord and I think the tension would actually be elevated quite a bit.
One of the opening scenes of Attack of the Clones with a few changes:
No Jar Jar
Zero anger between Obi-Wan and Anakin
Anakin’s introduction to Padme is cut down
Some minor re-scoring
Removed unnecessary characters/details from this scene.
Nice! How does that change the story?
With this i think it may be possible to omit tho while lars family from the movie and just turn the quest to find shmi into a montage
Maybe one could cut together a prequel anthology series where each episode spans 35-45 minutes long and just make up one small story of the many told from episode 1 to rogue one and solo
Phantom menace could be cut into a really short flick about qui gon and obi wan saving the queen and fighting darth maul, just splice the opening and the third act into one 30-40 minute short or something
Thinking about this now, i gotta hand it to the prequels for inventing new biomes and Original planets, the idea of one planet being a single biome was charming and worked in the 80s but it’s really time for some creativity in that department