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Taolar

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#686477
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Superman by Taolar (Formally: Son of Jorel) WORKPRINT AVAILABLE
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Hahah.  Thanks.  I doubt that will happen.  But I occasionally get an itch to finish it in HD, so I'm not ruling it out entirely.

Pros:

1. The original Superman II is now available in HD.

2. Almost all of my FX work was done with HD footage.

Cons:

1. All my original files are on crashed hard drives that won't mount.

2. No time.  I run my own business and have a new baby on the way.

3. Since the new movies aren't sequels to Superman Returns, my ending is kind of pointless.

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#686296
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Ok, my friend, its on pirate bay.  A search using the terms Superman Classic Taolar and should bring it up!

Boy, it looks old.  How did we not notice how bad standard definition looks??  Its like VHS now!  Dang...

I hope its worth your while though.  Thanks for your seaseless support Doctor M.  :)

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#660658
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Superman by Taolar (Formally: Son of Jorel) WORKPRINT AVAILABLE
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The only DVD I made has the same content as the AVIs, but it was encoded from the source files, so it has fewer compression artifacts.  But its the same version of the movie, and I don't remember putting a menu on it, but I may have put something simple.  It will still have a the text description at the front.

 

Is it possible you have the DVD version of the OTHER Son of Jorel edit? 

 

Taolar

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#655432
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MathUser said:

If it's a more complete version I'd like to watch it. With more complete effects that is. The video I watched had that guy have a solid color cover his stomach when Zod used his heat vision on him. So if you enhanced that further I'd like to see it.

 

I only released one version, so that should be it.  I'm surprised your version has parts cut off at the end of both files!  Where does each file end?

As for the guys stomach, its not a solid color, although my appear that way on certain displays.  It is supposed to be his burned shirt.  I decided not to show blood or guts until Superman gives up his powers and gets beat up in the diner.

 

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#652396
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Doctor M said:

Sorry to zombie this thread, but if the pre-release is going to be the last of this, could we get a better quality version (ie, DVD)?

Unfortunately after a few hard drive crashes, I think I've lost all my original files.  I did have a DVD render that I gave out to a couple friends though...  I'll ask around.  PM me your address and if I get ahold of one I'll mail a copy to you!

Sorry, awful Man of Steel inspired me to post.

Agreed. :(

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#588304
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Superman by Taolar (Formally: Son of Jorel) WORKPRINT AVAILABLE
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I haven't touched a video editor in too long.  Every other week or so I considering going back and finishing the Superman edit, but life is busy here.  Still, with the new Blu-ray Superman set out now, including all the scenes I couldn't get in HD when I started this edit, I'm very tempted... 

Thanks for your interest.  Did you watch it?

-T

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#493492
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Duel of the Fates
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TV's Frink said:

I wish I could remember who did this, but someone moved the duel to the Trade Federation ship.  IMO it failed because it was just a cut/paste job so it was obvious the scenes didn't match.

Fall of the Republic by Blankfist.  Making that move let him shorten TPM to about 20 minutes.  I didn't find the change distracting when I first saw it.

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#491698
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@ibleedspeed- Awesome!  That's the exact response I aimed for.  Thanks!

@RedFive- There are actually two fan edits released with that name.  Besides, I'm not a fan of using titles that were already used commercially, unless the editor is trying to re-create the story that originally used that title.

I was never fully satisfied with the title Son of Jorel anyway.  I just settled on it because I hadn't come up with anything better before announcing the project.  This will force me to come up with something better.

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#490527
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Watched the Superman Son of Jor-El by L8wrtr and Jelio.  Just wanted to confirm that (other than being a combination of Sup1 and 2 and focusing more on the relationship with Jor-El) this edit has virtually no similarities to my edit.  The overall sensibility toward Superman as well as specific editing choices are vastly different.

Work on mine will continue after I rebuilt my editing suite.  Still considering its new name.  Any ideas?

-T

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#460978
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Doctor M said:

dark_jedi said:

WOW Boon is gone? wonder if I could log in now or if I am still banned LOL, I friggin HATED that site for a long time and some of the admins there, wonder if they are gone now to,hell maybe the site is better now, who knows.

+1.  Boon was a major issue.

 

For the record I've never had a single problem with Boon.  Actually, the opposite:  He's always been very supportive of me, and this project. He was the first person to reply when I started this thread, and one of the first to review the workprint.  I like the guy a lot, and not just because of his glowing review. ;)

FE.org has been fairly good to me too, although I never felt totally at home there.  My only real issue is that when I released my workprint they moved my Son of Jorel thread from the "Fanedits IN PROGRESS" forum to a new "Workprints and Previews" forum, which got a lot less traffic (and now
that I've re-checked, it actually doesn't appear in the main forum index page anymore).  I'm sure it was meant to better categorize it, but in the end it makes it invisible to most readers unless they do a search for it, and that's probably what caused it to not be seen by L8wrtr and Jelio.  Oh well.

 

Back on subject: Taolar, although I love the name you've been using, perhaps a name change on the next version would be a good idea.

 

I'll definitely come up with something different.  That's what I get for taking so long to finish it.  Hey, what do you think about just using a Kryptonian symbol and letting people call it The Edit Previously Known as Son of Jorel?  ;)