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#1293720
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SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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OK, so just an extremely short shot test:

https://youtu.be/HBDtLoBeSWo

I don’t even know if I’m going with this idea. But I wanted to try out the content aware fill in AE. 😉

BUT WTH?! It’s still cutting off the image! In Premiere I’ve got the sequence settings on 1280x720 and square pixels. As I edit, I can see the entire image. No prob. I go to export and use Match Sequence Settings and it shows it’s output will be 1280x720. But it’s cropping the image! Anyone got any ideas?

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#1293121
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Star Wars prequels on VHS: Original theatrical versions
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Anyone remember a rerelease of TPM (VHS) before AOTC came out that had a featurette about the upcoming movie? I remember a small snipet of the guy who plays Owen Lars talking about him and Anthony Daniels recreating their characters dialogue from ANH just for fun. I went looking for this VHS a while back but with no luck. Can’t seem to find this featurette anywhere.

The distinct deference between this release and the original VHS, was instead of the background color being black, the VHS was mostly covered in white. I think this was released after the DVD…or maybe along with it?

Just found a pic of it:
https://images.app.goo.gl/haEG4iGXsLck7gZ39

Edit again: this appears to be a DVD…but the VHS had the same cover…i don’t recall the backside.

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#1292903
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SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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Thank you so much for the information, guys! Very useful!

I’m still trying to get my screen size figured out. What preset do you guys use? I messed around with every preset available but they would either stretch out and/or crop the image! Wth? The only way I got it to work was by selecting one of the 1280x720 presets, and then scaling down the image in the comp window itself. Shrunk it down to about 75% but it fits now…with black bars and everything! 😛 Will that screw me up later somehow? There still must be something I’m missing, right?

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#1292832
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SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit
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An update!!! Sort of!!!

So eventually I will get to actually starting this edit for real. I’m still using a laptop and I don’t have Adobe CC yet. Hopefully in the not too distant future this will all be remedied!
However, I did start the 7 day trial of After Effects 2019 and Photoshop. I’ve used earlier versions before but I wanted to just play around and test out a few VFX ideas.

I’m hoping a few experienced members here can help me out with some answers. I’m a noob at a lot of this stuff!

With the amount of visual manipulation I plan to do in my edit, I should really be working in 720, yes? I ripped AOTC using MakeMKV and it is of course 1920x1080 at around 30 or 40 GB. I shrunk it down to 1280x720 to around 11 GB.
Does this seem about right? With certain shots I plan on manipulating (and in some cases, zooming in) should I be using the 1080 file? Is there anyone here who is working at 1920x1080 and doing effects heavy work?

As I watch the original file (the one I shrunk down to 720) it looks fine to me. It has the “black bars” when I watch it in full screen mode. However, when I rendered out some unfinished tests, something about the aspect ratio seems off. The film is stretched out to fill the entire screen (no “black bars”). My composition settings are in 1280x720 with a 16:9 ratio…(I didn’t adjust any settings in the composition settings)…so what am I not understanding?

Another question: When I watch Adywan’s ESB, there are no “black bars” when not in full screen mode. How is this achieved? And for what purpose?

I sure would appreciate some help…or at the very least, maybe a link to some place that may have answers?

Thanks!

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#1292245
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Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
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[MikeWW said:]

In theory sure, but compare TFA to ANH.
George’s version of “faster more intense” works, whereas JJ’s results in cringily overplayed scenes like Finn and Poe’s “good to meet you too” scene.

On a related note, Oscar Isaac is really really bad in TFA. It’s like he didn’t know his character.
He either overplays it or under plays it. In the Trench run he seems bored.

I would say all of that is subjective. I liked the “good to meet you too” scene. And I think Oscar Isaac is good in the film.

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#1292233
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Lucasfilm: Beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones
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Personally I find that the plot and even character inconsistencies can sometimes go right past me if the characters convey their respective emotions genuinely. Even on repeat viewings I will still give certain things a pass.

With the example of TFA VS. AOTC: the characters in TFA arguably emote better than in AOTC. Therefore (for better or worse) I tend to lean more towards TFA being the better film. There are things I enjoy about AOTC, but with the lack of characters emotions and motivations, the plot holes and incosistancies really stand out because the characters aren’t keeping my attention.

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#1291771
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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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There is nothing to suggest that small spacecrafts can go to lightspeed in ANH or in ESB (I’m right, right?). Not once is an xwing (or other craft around that size) shown going to lightspeed in either of these two movies (although it is sort of implied in ESB). BUT of course ROTJ comes around and makes it clear that they can.

Seeing as how Adywans versions are not strictly bound by the PT or ST, I was going to suggest that Adywan could decide whether or not the smaller craft have hyperdrive or not.

But it was pointed out that in ESB Revisited they are indeed shown going to lightspeed leaving Hoth. So the whole thing is moot.

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#1291395
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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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Indeed an interesting topic. Thanks everyone. Shout out to RogueLeader! Excellent post. I hadn’t even thought about the rebels fleeing Hoth and going to lightspeed! Whether you’re watching Revisited or not, it’s definitely there. I do like the idea of space travel taking some time…I think what I like best are the character moments that happen in the midst of traveling (ANH and ESB)…having that short bit of time to breathe before the next scene. Movies move so quickly these days…sigh.

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#1291356
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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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I was watching Plinketts TLJ review and he mentioned ROTJ being the first (and only?) movie where xwings and small spacecraft go into hyperspace on their own. Adywan, is this something you’ve considered altering in your version? I do like the idea of altering it so the smaller craft stay inside the cruisers while at lightspeed but don’t like the idea of having to alter John Williams score to make it work. This alteration would of course alter the arrival of the rebels at the death star too. At the very least, it’s an interesting topic.