Is it still possible to donate to this project? This is something I would love to take a look for sure! If you still need a small donation feel free to let me know.
Here is what I’m purposing; that anyone with any talent or yearning for writing, post their idea of what the Episode 9 title crawl should be.
Any ideas are relevant and interesting, and we should be open for discussion if need be.
Try to keep the title to 3 paragraphs like in the films, and if you want to go ahead and title Episode 9, go ahead!
Have fun with this one!
Was wondering if it was still possible to contribute in some way to this project?
Someone let me know, I’d be happy to help in whatever way I can!
I do not think there is any reason Disney would use a film source if they ever do a 4K upscale of II or III.
On another note, RoTS generally has a very good reputation for its picture quality on BD. II less so, but I think the original master is probably of low quality, as an early digital film. A TPM scan might look better to some of us here, since the Bluray release was handled pretty poorly. Presumably Disney would use the negatives.
You’re most likely right in this particular case. It would be great if Disney/Lucasfilm went back and compared the two masters, as I’m sure that there is a film master along with a digital one as well.
There is a great article written in Film & Video about the filming of Episode III, and the technical process that the Sony Cameras were apart of at the time. Reading it now seems very primitive to say the least.
My question is, how will this footage hold up over time when compared to material shot on digital now (2016)?
Digital today seems much more life like than Episode II & III, at least it does to me.
Would it be possible for anyone to send me an invite to myspleen?
These film versions, ultimately, would yield a better result in terms of picture quality, from the Blu Ray release, I’d imagine. Although, one would have to purchase them and see what condition they are in.
Since both films are essentially 1920x1080, from the source that is, the film prints are in essence, an up res of the original elements. Although, that could be debated as well, since technology has progressed quite rapidly since 2002/2005, printing a digital source to film has most likely improved since this time to a point.
IMHO, I would argue that the industry is at a stopping point in terms of printing to film, since most theaters are digitally based now, rather than celluloid.
This would be a great project for someone with the resources and time. I’d imagine that Disney/Lucasfilm, will has to resort to a film print of the Epsiode II & III, if they ever release a 4K version of the Star Wars films.