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#1306806
Topic
OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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nl0428 said:

I have a possible suggestion to make in terms of line re-dubbing. There are voice cloning programs out there (that I’ve been very unsuccessful and downloading due to software requirements) that might do the trick, despite the voice cloning results may sound more robotic and not as natural in the tone of voice.

OK wow I feel stupid. I’ve been waiting for Adobe to release their version of this type of software and didn’t think there are other possibilities out there.

I just came across lyrebird.ai. I don’t think it’ll work for fan editing purposes seeing as how it requires you to record your own voice saying specific phrases they’ve constructed.

There’s Real-Time-Voice-Cloning that apparently one could download from github.com. Seems a bit complicated…buuut potentially it could work at least for certain scenes?

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#1306190
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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timdiggerm said:

It’s good, but the shots feel framed really funny with all that static space.

I did notice that at first, but then, almost instantly, I got use to it. I like the wider shot. This looks great snooker! Can’t wait to see how Jar Jar is completely removed from TPM!

Smithers said:

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

Yeah, the Content-aware fill thingy is by no means magic on it’s own. I’ve tried it on a handful of shots…some work pretty well, while others don’t at all. Definitely need to make custom mattes.

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#1305647
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Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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Ryan-SWI said:

I personally find the hate on Hayden’s Ghost Anakin vs. the Palpatine recast extremely hypocritical and screams of anger filled double standards; trying to rationalize the double standard just digs the hole deeper.

I’m not sure if you’re lumping me in that category. If you are, I don’t think that’s fair.

Here’s the deal: I can get a bit hyperbolic from time to time on these boards.
Ultimately, my opinion is indeed just an opinion. It’s all subjective. It may not make sense why someone hates one change while loving another. It’s just the way it is.
I don’t understand why George Lucas made certain changes to his Star Wars Trilogy, but I don’t actually hate him for it. I poke fun at certain things about his films…but it’s all in good fun.

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#1305642
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Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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FreezingTNT2 said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

Good question. I don’t know why I’m tackling this question because I know someone will come along and express it a lot better than me…but here I go:

I don’t necessarily think everyone feels the same way. I also don’t think it’s cut and dry either.

I like the original performance in ESB.
I also appreciate why it was changed - now we have consistency with the same actor portraying the same character in the saga. With that said, I don’t like the altered dialogue nor do I particularly like Ian’s performance.

Now Anakin is a different story. It’s not just disrespectful to Mr. Shaw. It alters Anakins redemption.
Prior to this change, Old Anakin simply transformed into force ghost Anakin…with only battle damaged removed.

Now, going by visuals alone (this is a movie, after all) Lucas is essentially telling us that Anakin was redeemed and transformed to his pre-Sith days. That was when he was last ‘good’ and not evil.
I think the logic behind the change is probably that Anakin hasn’t done anything good in his life since his Jedi days and therefore the force is sort of “erasing” the Sith days from his life. Hence, he looks young while Obi-Wan and Yoda look old.
Since this change, my thoughts have been: Anakin WAS redeemed as an old man, therefore, he should be an old looking force ghost…for lack of a better way of putting it.

Would you like the dialogue if it wasn’t changed yet still performed by Ian, similar to in Adywan’s ESB:R?

Adywan’s is the closest, yes.

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#1305632
Topic
Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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Good question. I don’t know why I’m tackling this question because I know someone will come along and express it a lot better than me…but here I go:

I don’t necessarily think everyone feels the same way. I also don’t think it’s cut and dry either.

I like the original performance in ESB.
I also appreciate why it was changed - now we have consistency with the same actor portraying the same character in the saga. With that said, I don’t like the altered dialogue nor do I particularly like Ian’s performance.

Now Anakin is a different story. It’s not just disrespectful to Mr. Shaw. It alters Anakins redemption.
Prior to this change, Old Anakin simply transformed into force ghost Anakin…with only battle damaged removed.

Now, going by visuals alone (this is a movie, after all) Lucas is essentially telling us that Anakin was redeemed and transformed to his pre-Sith days. That was when he was last ‘good’ and not evil.
I think the logic behind the change is probably that Anakin hasn’t done anything good in his life since his Jedi days and therefore the force is sort of “erasing” the Sith days from his life. Hence, he looks young while Obi-Wan and Yoda look old.
Since this change, my thoughts have been: Anakin WAS redeemed as an old man, therefore, he should be an old looking force ghost…for lack of a better way of putting it.

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#1304522
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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This altered Greedo scene, once again, makes no sense.

  • First, of all, if Mr. Lucas really wanted to make it clear the Han was shooting in self defense (which it already was clear), why not, instead of altering the shot of the guns ablazin’, why not add the sound of Greedos blaster “powering up” as he says “I’ve been looking forward to this…”? Even add a slight movement to Greedo’s hand and blaster just to make it perfectly clear?

  • Why are they adding a new explosion which just makes the next cut more jarring? The screen fills up almost entirely with a white-ish smoke - cut to next shot - almost all of the smoke is gone. Agree with above post: is Greedo filled with C-4? Why not fix the entire thing by going the Adywan route: use frame of non-dummy Greedo and add blaster fire with a BIT of smoke? Boom. Done.

  • Why the extra Greedo dialogue?! It’s not even subtitled! What is he supposed to be saying to Han? How does this enhance the scene? AAAND we all know it’s obviously the PREVIOUS shot just zoomed in-…plus, the removal of the dude walking by on the right. They didn’t even remove the bit of light that is visible to the immediate right of Greedos face that disappears as the dude passes by in front of a light.

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#1304513
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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act on instinct said:

Personally I assume they have enough awareness of these things and have done a once over that may also be related to any ways they had already been planning to regrade or otherwise touch up for UHD or even left from the 3D re-releases.

Yeah, I highly doubt Disney was involved in any of the “creative” decisions on the changes here. Man, I really was expecting just the 2011 releases…

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#1304339
Topic
SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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In all seriousness, this is something I’ve wanted to try for a loooong time. It’s not perfected yet, but I thought I’d show off this test.

https://youtu.be/nWTm0Tk_5DI

In the words of Count Dooku, “This is just the beginning!”

JEDIT: This was my take on the scene years ago…I think I’ll still cut it similarly to this:
https://youtu.be/9Fm8dJ7bvbg