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#1346121
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The Last Jedi: A ST One-Film Edit
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Lifeincontext said:

Lifeincontext said:

Turns out adding the Kylo ending has led to some interesting moments. Here’s the revised ending:

  • Rey cuts off Kylo/The Dice Disappear
    (I think the Falcon TLJ ending might need to go, although Rey and Leia talking about Luke is a nice moment.)
  • Kylo runs back to Vader. Vision sequence. Haunted by Vader/Luke. Sees the ruins of the Death Star and leaves.
  • Small part of Forces of Darkness fan film: Vader choking Kylo. “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” Kylo kills Vader.
  • cut to Ben at the Death Star ruins. Leia calls to him. Han appears. Kylo throws away the saber. We hear Luke. “I’m sorry.” He leaves in the TIE.
  • Rey travels to Tatooine. As she makes her way to Luke’s but, we cut to…
  • Kids learning about Luke. Broom boy sweeps.
  • Rey slides into Luke’s old home. She buries the two halves of the saber. She reveals her new saber.
  • Ben connects with her one last time. His ship burns in the background on a desert planet. “I offered you my hand once. You wanted to take it. Why didn’t you?” “I did want to take your hand. Ben’s hand.” Rey smiles. She notices the old lady. Sees Luke’s ghost. “Rey Skywalker.” Leaves on the Falcon. Broom Boy observes and looks up into the stars.”

On another note…the place I had wanted to put the last Rey/Ben connection isn’t working. I don’t have a lot of footage of Rey’s face that would make sense for either the Falcon or Tatooine. It’s just not long enough/doesn’t show the right emotion. Most of the Pasaana footage I was going to use for Kylo won’t work because…of course…he has his helmet in his hand. I have about 5-6 seconds of a closeup that can still be used though. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I think just a shot of Rey smiling right after Kylo’s redemption, while the ForceTime sound effect plays would illustrate it effectively.

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#1345439
Topic
The Last Jedi: A ST One-Film Edit
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Lifeincontext said:

adobewan said:

It sounds really good and simple enough to understand. My ‘The End Edition’ of TLJ is something of a similar edit and it was hard to find a super satisfying way to wrap up Kylo’s story

Sweet! Glad to have your stamp of approval lol. I also love your edit, btw. You did a great job! Did you do the shot with the Luke-only force ghost? That was awesome.

I did. I really appreciate that! I could never get Rey burying the two halves of Luke’s saber to work properly but if you manage that it would be really cool to combine our two effects shots!

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#1343595
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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szopman said:

adobewan said:

  • Added Leia training with Luke as a flashback, as per rocknroll41’s suggestion. This uses Leia’s purple saber by skenera
  • Removed all references to Kylo being named Supreme Leader
    (…)
  • Removed the First Order storming the base. The last we see of Kylo is him screaming in defeat
  • Removed Rey meeting Poe Dameron. Just feels like setup
  • Removed Rey and Leia’s lines about “rebuilding the Rebellion”
  • Added both the Star Destroyer montage and Rey at the Skywalker home from TROS
  • Removed Leia’s ghost from the end of TROS

I think you should have left Kylo being name Supreme leader and storming the base scenę, or part of it at least, when he grabs the lucky dice of His dad. Making him the Supreme leader for like one day Just to lose it all, would even make His failure more complete and tragical. And the moment the dice dissapear his from His hand could be the moment he truly realizes he Just lost and that Luke was right.

About Rey meeting Poe, i wouldnt consider it a set up necesarily. For me its Just the moment they finally meet After first 2 films. Its like “finally”.
I m also wondering if its possible to change rebuilding the Rebellion into rebuilding the Republic 😉

About the ending, did you consider maybe using the idea from the other thread, with the gang being on the Falcon playing chess (from the beggining of the TROS)?

I still havent watched the fanedit So Just out of curiosity, where did you introduce the flashback? 😃

Anyway, i Just rewatched TLJ yesterday and yeah, i think this movie could actually work better as the Last Episode than TROS. So much.

Your first two suggestions I had kept in when first showing friends and they just didn’t quite work for me, though I may still try to reincorporate some of the last Kylo scene in V2.

The chess idea sounds good and I’ll see how well I can get it to fit!

I put the flashback just when Luke and Leia connect through the force

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#1343591
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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Cameron Samurai said:

Well does the job and I can’t fault it on a technical level…if there’s one thing I’d change is that the “rebellion is reborn today” line could be cut, unless you were trying to indicate the rebellion rose up and quickly brought the rest of the First Order to heel…there’s nothing to really rebel against with Snoke gone and Kylo proving to be a feeble obstacle. Might as well just say “I will not be the last jedi”.

Other than that, it’s very good, shows how needless ROS really is, and we’re better without it.

Thanks for the kind words! I did try to take out the rebellion line but it just didn’t flow right and I didn’t think keeping it was too distracting when I watched it again. I may give it another go around in V2

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#1342425
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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rocknroll41 said:

Nice work! I think you did a really good job accomplishing your goal of making TLJ feel like the conclusion of the saga. I really like the moment where you added the TRoS flashback of Luke and Leia training, and seeing Leia with a purple saber felt really “refreshing.” Thanks again for taking my idea into consideration! 😃

Thank you! And thanks for the idea. I’m glad I could help provide a bit of entertainment.

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#1342194
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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rocknroll41 said:

adobewan said:

UPDATE: I’m encoding V1 of the film as we speak. I’ll upload it shortly thereafter. Expect it to be up in the next 24 hours. Just a reminder that this edit currently using HAL9000’s Legendary edition as a base any credit for the overall improvement of the film goes to him.

Nice! Just out of curiosity, did you add the Luke and Leia training scene from TRoS to explain Leia’s Saber? Or are you just going to leave that as a loose end, for now?

I did and I think it works really well! I ended up borrowing skenera’s purple lightsaber for it and I credited both of you in the changes list.

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#1341756
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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rocknroll41 said:

adobewan said:

rocknroll41 said:

Hey I have an idea @adobewan !

Instead of going through the trouble of trying to edit Leia’s Saber out the epilogue, just add the flashback of her and Luke training together during the bit when Luke is opening himself back up to the force (on the cliff at night)… Or maybe just after he sees the hologram of her that R2 plays. Make it look as if it’s Luke himself experiencing that flashback.

EDIT: forgot to mention earlier that, in order for this to work, the narration Luke does during that training sequence would obviously have to be removed. It would have to be just a silent sequence, with music.

I suppose it could be left to the audience to conclude in their heads that Leia did some training, and then left to focus on rebuilding the Republic.

I really appreciate the suggestion. That’s the best idea I’ve heard for this aspect of the film so far. I’ll give it a shot and see how it comes out!

Glad I could help! Hope it goes well!

I also have an idea for what you could do with broom kid:

During the sequence when all the star destroyers are falling, keep all the music the same, but get rid of cloud city, so that the only planets from that sequence we see are Endor and Jakku, and then in the space where Jakku used to be, add the close-up shot of broom kid’s hand with the rebel ring on it, followed by the close-up of his face smiling, and then followed by the final wide shot of him looking at the stars (and fade to black there, just as the music ends). The Tattooine epilogue can then immediately follow that!

Broom Boy likely won’t be in V1 but I’ll give this a shot when I’m working on V2 and see how well I can get it to work

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#1337576
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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rocknroll41 said:

Hey I have an idea @adobewan !

Instead of going through the trouble of trying to edit Leia’s Saber out the epilogue, just add the flashback of her and Luke training together during the bit when Luke is opening himself back up to the force (on the cliff at night)… Or maybe just after he sees the hologram of her that R2 plays. Make it look as if it’s Luke himself experiencing that flashback.

EDIT: forgot to mention earlier that, in order for this to work, the narration Luke does during that training sequence would obviously have to be removed. It would have to be just a silent sequence, with music.

I suppose it could be left to the audience to conclude in their heads that Leia did some training, and then left to focus on rebuilding the Republic.

I really appreciate the suggestion. That’s the best idea I’ve heard for this aspect of the film so far. I’ll give it a shot and see how it comes out!

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#1336343
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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evansj1983 said:

This is looking fantastic. Sadly no matter how much editing people put into TROS, the only way to end with a genuinely great movie is by doing what you’re doing.

Now you had mentioned having the two halves of Luke’s lightsaber which would be amazing. The link below contains images of a fan made version of the split saber. I’m not technically minded when it comes to this but I feel like the plain backgrounds would make it fairly easy to place into the shots in question with a little work.

https://m.imgur.com/a/9rB2FBi

I just wish I had the know how to help.

Thanks, I appreciate the support! 😄

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#1336321
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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UPDATE: I am nearing completion on the audio side of things. I re-scored and re-applied some sound effects to the interior Falcon scene. While I was at it, I touched up effects in the ghost scene at the end. I am about to commence work on the lightsabers shot and attempt to replace Leia’s saber with Luke’s from ROTJ.

Also, as per @Lifeincontext 's recommendation, I re-arranged the Falcon scene to it’s theatrical order of shots.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gz4M1XZl8IBuOGLyiGuCMYEwXgdil4z0

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#1335891
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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Lifeincontext said:

adobewan said:

I’ve updated the ending of the film and posted a clip in HD. This should give a much better idea at what it will end up looking like. I still need to apply effects to remove Leia’s saber from the final scene and clean up the effects and music in pother places.
Here’s a link for anyone interested. May the force be with you 😄

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-p01gwc6rzOPNUtmRTcJIYIcu75V2Q9c

This is good! A couple of ideas:

  1. I totally get why you rearranged the end scene with everyone on the falcon. You wanted to mark the closure. But I think it might flow better if the order was like the theatrical. I only think this because right now it cuts from Rey to the Falcon to Rey again. Just a thought.

  2. After Leia’s “I felt it too,” why not just fade directly into the ending montage? The slow zoom out on Rey and Leia would work nicely as a transition, I would think.

  3. Have you considered mixing the broom boy with the Rey Skywalker ending? Basically, it would cut from the ending montage to the kids telling the story of Luke, then once the kid starts sweeping and we get that shot of his feet, you would cut to Rey on Tatooine. Then after Rey says “Rey Skywalker,” you’d cut back to broom boy for the final shots. You’d have to adjust the timing of the shots a bit, but I think it might work well. I guess it depends on what you prefer for the ending, I guess. 😃

But I love your ideas!

Man, those are all awesome ideas! I appreciate the support and I’ll see how well I can get that all to flow.

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#1335861
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The Last Jedi - 'The End' Edition' (V1 NOW COMPLETE!)
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I’ve updated the ending of the film and posted a clip in HD. This should give a much better idea at what it will end up looking like. I still need to apply effects to remove Leia’s saber from the final scene and clean up the effects and music in pother places.
Here’s a link for anyone interested. May the force be with you 😄

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-p01gwc6rzOPNUtmRTcJIYIcu75V2Q9c