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#1363212
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Idea: Aaron's STAR WARS: Episode IV, "Revisited" (Legacy Edition - based on Adywan's Revisited)
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I finally was able to download 4K77. I’m color correcting it, getting rid of all of the greenish tint that is present in the vast majority of the shots. After I finish that, I’m going to incorporate some of the special edition changes (the ones that are included in Hal9000’s custom special edition of ANH (These are the good changes, so don’t worry. Han shoots first in the edit. 😊))

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#1362376
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Idea: Aaron's STAR WARS: Episode IV, "Revisited" (Legacy Edition - based on Adywan's Revisited)
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EvantheKidDS said:
file:///C:/Users/evant/Desktop/Aaron’s%20Stuff/Starlight,%20(2019)/Main%20Story/Logos/20th%20Century%20Fox,%20(1953%20-%201987).png
file:///C:/Users/evant/Desktop/Aaron’s%20Stuff/Starlight,%20(2019)/Main%20Story/Logos/20th%20Century%20Fox,%20(2009%20-%202011).png

I am unable to see these pictures since they are file pathways instead of links 😕

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#1361801
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Idea: Aaron's STAR WARS: Episode IV, "Revisited" (Legacy Edition - based on Adywan's Revisited)
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This would be great. I really liked a lot of the changes Adywan made to ANH (others, not so much like his coloring of the Death Star’s interior scenes). Combining it with 4K77 is a cool idea. I just wish I could get my hands on both Adywan’s ANH HD (if it exists yet) and 4K77. I tried downloading 4K77 it in the way Team Negative recommended, but that didn’t work. And there are barely any seeders on the torrent side of things. Oh well.
If I had what I needed (and the know-how on how to audio mix and do VFX), I’d take a crack at creating your proposed fan edit.

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#1353953
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My personal edit of A New Hope: Hal 9000 + Adywan + Rogue One + sc38 reimagined (Completed)
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I decided to take a crack at a fan edit without prior experience in video editing. I learned a little bit from tweaking a fan edit of Episode III, but I really learned a lot about editing and got a feel for it from doing this cut.

The basis of this fan edit was Hal 9000’s Custom Special Edition of A New Hope. From there, I added several things from Adywan’s Revisited edit, like the Deathstar reveal where it’s above a planet (I then had to replace the other original shots of the Deathstar with Adywan’s for the sake of consistency. Up until when the Deathstar travels to the Alderaan system.)

Certain shots from the Cantina scene were also replaced with Adywan’s, like Greedo and Han’s conversation (The coloring in Adywan’s version of ANH is very different, so there’s a bit of inconsistency there. Not jarring however, imo.) I liked how Adywan made the aliens in the Cantina blink and more expressive. Only some shots were replaced to keep the changes subtle.

A somewhat big change is instead of Obi-Wan cutting off Baba’s arm, he cuts of Evazan’s. This was an edit from Adywan that I liked since we all are used to the fact that lightsabers instantly cauterize wounds. Yes, Aqualish are different in that their wounds aren’t easily cauterized, but if you were showing ANH hope to a Star Wars newbie, I find that this change doesn’t require explaining that fact if the person is aware that there is no blood in Star Wars, but hasn’t seen (or remember every detail of) ANH. Also, it’s consistent with the rest of the franchise. (And the change isn’t lore-breaking.)

I added The Clone Wars force-choke sound effect to Vader force-choking Admiral Motti.

I added this to the sequence of the Death Star detroying Alderaan, but I removed the shot of Jar Jar and Bail Organa (I think that’s supposed to be him) and I kept the original 2011 SE explosion. In a future version, I’ll remove the extra footage since it doesn’t work as much as I would’ve liked it to, and because the sequence is very low quality.
https://youtu.be/veASKu0-okY?t=67

As for the addition of Rogue One and sc38 reimagined, I decided to edit them in the same way that the video linked below showcases (Though for sc38 reimagined, I added a side swipe and some transitional music between “Open the blast doors!” and Obi-Wan vs Vader in the hallway.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwtPFOCAPys&t

I took the 3D 20th Century Fox logo from video linked above, but I replaced the second logo with Adywan’s 3D 20th Century Fox logo and the Lucasfilm logo from his Empire Strikes Back Revisited.

I didn’t like the quality of Darth Vader’s breathing in the intro, so I replaced it with a higher quality version that I got from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ItiLF-jyL0
I couldn’t find the slow Imperial March theme, so I just went without it. I think it works just as well. Vader’s breathing is creepy on its own, and the slight echo only adds to it.

In the beginning sequence of the Storm Troopers boarding the Tantitive IV, I cut a bit of the Rebels looking up at the ceiling when the Star Destroyer is bringing the Tantitive IV closer. I wanted to speed up the beginning sequence a tad bit because the Vader hallway scene from Rogue One starts us on a fast paced note, and we already saw the Rebels being boarded in that scene.

There are some other minor changes, but the majority of the changes are listed above. I am happy with the result, even though the quality of the footage from Adywan’s edit isn’t HD like Hal’s edit, and even though there are some minor audio bugs (like a small pop noise when certain sound clips play/end) since I used kdenlive instead of Premiere (kdenlive is free). In my next version, I will be using less footage from Adywan and I’ll make sure there won’t be any sound bugs.
I don’t have it uploaded on Google Drive at the moment, as uploading takes a long time and other people use the wifi (uploading takes up bandwidth), but if anyone is interested in seeing the edit I can PM the link when it’s ready.

Edit: It’s available. Comment below a request for a link, or just PM me.

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#1344516
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [DRAFT AVAILABLE] (WIP)
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I absolutely love the full edit. Especially the beginning scene. The added dialogue and laughing just makes it better and makes Anakin’s fall to the dark side more tragic.
I have a nitpick though: In the balcony scene, in one of the added lines, “I mean he’s gotta learn how to stand up for himself and not be pushed around.”, the word “around” sounds like it’s being spoken by Owen Wilson. I like the whole dialogue about giving their son a lightsaber since it’s like a fan-added easter egg, but the word “around” takes me out of it and makes me notice it’s a dubbed line.

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#1342799
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [DRAFT AVAILABLE] (WIP)
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It’s actually Hayden himself. xP

Oh wow. Haha. Did you get that line from another movie of his? I don’t know why it sounds just a tad bit off. I think it’s the quality of it and the fact it’s literally played right after another line of his. So you end up hearing the difference. And I think it sounds like the line fades in a little bit at the very beginning.
There’s something about it and I can’t put my finger on it. Don’t get me wrong… it’s a great line and honestly I changed my mind and love that you put it in the movie. It just sounds… different.

Anyways, do you have a link for the full cut so I can download it? Even if it’s a rough cut / not final at the moment.

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#1341773
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [DRAFT AVAILABLE] (WIP)
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I’m absolutely loving this edit! I just have a few issues.
Watching some of the clips again, I think Anakin’s “Whoa-hoho!” line (during the Battle of Coruscant scene when him and Obi-Wan are evading a group of missiles) felt weird. I don’t know if it was Matt Lanter’s voice, but all I know is that it didn’t sound like Hayden Christensen, so I couldn’t tell who exclaimed that line when I first watched the clip.
I know you’re trying to blend Matt with Hayden in more ways than one, but I just don’t think it works here.

I can’t seem to figure out what Anakin says after he jumps back into the elevator. (The line before Obi-Wan says, “Oh, it’s you!”) I guess you could either up the volume on it, or just cut it entirely. If you do the latter, I think the scene would be completely fine without it. You already have lots of good Obi and Anakin banter edited in, so getting rid of the line wouldn’t affect what you’re shooting for at all.

If you added laughter when R2 zooms into the hallway where Obi, Anakin, and the Chancellor are stuck in the ray shield, I can’t completely tell if it’s laughter upon first watching the scene. Since R2’s scream is so loud, and the fact that the whole banter/bit about patience is already being played for laughs (some people may chuckle and not even hear the added laugter) and the banter is akin to Anakin acting like a brother to Obi-Wan (essentially saying “Bro. R2 knows what he’s doing. Just trust him. He’ll be here in no time to set us free.”), I think the laughter should just be removed. The laughter doesn’t really add anything and almost just feels like a laugh track (and frankly, the laughter doesn’t make much sense in the moment since Anakin is being semi-serious towards Obi.) Just my opinion.

Anakin’s “Show’s over!” line when he fetches his lightsaber from Grevious could use a slight increase in volume.

Again, great stuff. I’d love to show this to a friend in place of the original Revenge of the Sith when I finish showing him all of Clone Wars!