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#1286022
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Snooker, this is excellent! Agreed about Padmes expression. Now, with the transition you have, it’s as if that’s what her mind turns to. Love it.
The ANH music works wonderfully! By-the-way, on the AOTC extras disc the sound effects for the Clone Troopers marching and standing at attention is available to you…minus the music. I think it’s probably on the sound effects feature with Ben Burt…can’t remember for sure.
I like you’re overall approach for the clones in this edit. I like it because it doesn’t make it a huge deal. It was never meant to be. 😛

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#1285074
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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My thought was, that the line would be coming from the next scene. (example: TFA - The scavenger, resisted you?!) So you wouldn’t need a reaction shot of Anakin/Padme in the hallway.
So in theory, it would be:

  • Anakin & Padme are walking through the hallway
  • VO of Dooku: Greetings, senator. (or maybe "May I ask why a senator is all the way out here on Geonosis?)
  • Cut to next scene
  • Pamde: You’re holding a Jedi knight…
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#1285066
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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I had a thought about cutting the droid factory and using the Padme/Dooku scene:

What if Anakin and Padme enter into the darkened hallway (before the actual factory) and have a voice over of Dooku saying something like “Greetings, senator” (you’d have to find an appropriate line to insert). You could then cut or wipe to the Padme/Dooku scene. …Maybe?

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#1283922
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SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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Thanks Ben!

I was just getting ready to post another idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIIapJ9cMCk&feature=youtu.be

If I can adjust the colors for the new shots, I’ll probably use some version of this. I like how it gives a bit more gravitas to the Jedi’s plight. I don’t need Yoda sensing Anakin’s pain anyway. Plus, the whole mystery of who ordered the clones will be gone. Not sure about Jango yet…

I’m actually considering using this as one of the final scenes in the movie…it would completely replace the scene of Obi/Mace/Yoda talking about Dooku and the Clone Wars.

I know Yoda’s lipsync is a bit off, but it’s a small price to pay for what I think plays as a much better scene. Besides, I might be able to improve the lipsync latter.

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#1283476
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SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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So I’ve been going back and forth on possible new video editor software. I used to use an older version of Adobe Premiere for a few years (couldn’t afford anything for that time) and just a few months ago started using Vegas Pro 15. While I like certain elements of it, I feel Premiere (even my old version) is much more intuitive. And yet, I keep hearing how many bugs there are in Premiere…plus the whole subscription thing is kind of meh…I downloaded Davinci Resolve and have started looking into it…and maybe it’s because I used Premiere for so long, but it just seems to take forever to accomplish anything in it (especially the node based Fusion). I’m leaning towards After Effects for…well…effects work but I’m undecided about the editing side of things.

I’m fully willing to admit I haven’t wanted to put in the effort to learning something other than Adobe…BUT…

What does everyone else use? For editing and effects? I’m curious AND your views might help me make a decision. 😉

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#1283023
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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LordPlagueis said:

Once Qui-Gon says, “I must speak to the Jedi Council immediately. The situation has become much more complicated,” cut to the Jedi Temple establishing shot. It is unnecessary for Palpatine to blatantly manipulate Padmé to propose a vote of no confidence; he subtly manipulates Padmé in the Senate scene later. Arguably, Palpatine’s reliance on blatant manipulation weakens his character, which would be stronger if he could manipulate Padmé into proposing the vote without directly suggesting it.

Hmmm. I hadn’t thought about this before. Are you suggesting cutting the entire scene? You would loose some info like setting up the republic (“is not what it once was”) and the senate (“full of greedy squabbling delegates”) that I think is necessary.

Cut “Without the Viceroy, they will be lost and confused” because it would be more accurate to say “Without the droid control ship, they will be lost and confused.”

Padmé should still mention the droid control ship in her plan because the whole military strategy revolves around it. I would recommend recutting the scene like so:

PADMÉ: We can enter the city using the secret passage on the waterfall side. Then we can enter the palace and capture the Viceroy.
QUI-GON: The Viceroy will be well-guarded.
PADMÉ: We have a plan which should immobilize the droid army. We will send what pilots we have to knock out the droid control ship orbiting the planet.”

This clarifies that capturing the Viceroy is the goal, but destroying the droid control ship is the requirement necessary to achieve that goal.

Hmm…what if the lines could be tweaked further to something like:

PADME: We will send what pilots we have to knock out the droid control ship…which should immobilize the droid army.

Her line “We have a plan” is so awkward and dull sounding…plus this makes it more condensed and to-the-point.