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#1402929
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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mikereese971 said:

Hey Hal, not sure if you saw JakeRyan’s trimming of the “All Sith/The Jedi” line, but any thoughts on using that idea? The line is still godawful, but somehow cutting out that one word makes it a lot less cringey (to me, at least).

The clip that shortens Palpatine’s line doesn’t flow well, but cutting Rey’s line down is fantastic. Makes a huge difference for me personally.

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#1402668
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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szopman said:

axlanian said:

Movies Remastered said:

Have Ben live, Leia’s vision of his death changes, they get married, Reylos unite! Everyone wins.

Have Ben live, but slip away into exile to go be a wandering Robin Hood-type who tries to redeem himself by helping the downtrodden across the galaxy because there’s no way he would be accepted with Rey’s Resistance buddies after what he’s done

I believe that the only way to pull it would be to cut him completely from thr Exegol 3rd act, and restructure the scenes order, so the scene of him and Han Solo wpuld appear just before the final Tatooine scene. He just throws the lightsaber and stands there. It d be a nice ending for him, like, bitter sweet. He s brought back to the light, but what next? What can he do now? It would be a nice end for thos character.

Yeah, it’s definitely not a feasible edit, just wishful thinking on my part.

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#1402490
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Movies Remastered said:

Playing with some random Saber settings. Ignore the tracking and speed, It’s 3am!

https://youtu.be/HpFNZ2UVxKA

I think the main issue is that all of them except Fluid are just shapes scrolling up rather than random movement. Since Fluid doesn’t do that, is it possible to stack Fluid on top of the other three effects to see if it becomes more randomized?

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#1402476
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Movies Remastered said:

Have Ben live, Leia’s vision of his death changes, they get married, Reylos unite! Everyone wins.

Have Ben live, but slip away into exile to go be a wandering Robin Hood-type who tries to redeem himself by helping the downtrodden across the galaxy because there’s no way he would be accepted with Rey’s Resistance buddies after what he’s done

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#1402258
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Chase Adams said:

Just to pull an idea RogueLeader had in the TROS ideas thread for everyone’s consideration…

RogueLeader said:

Kind of building on the idea of the crackly Skywalker saber, I think it could be interesting if during Kylo and Rey’s duel on the Death Star, that Rey’s saber was almost becoming “overloaded” from the constant saber-clashing, and starts shorting out by the end of the duel. For example, in the shot where Rey sort of shakes her hand, you could have the saber fluttering in and out. Then finally, when Kylo keeps hammering away at Rey while she is on the ground, we could see the saber give out while Kylo is raising his to deliver the final blow. This would give a reason for why Rey grabs Kylo’s saber and stabs him with it, rather than just using her own.

I think it would add an interesting aspect to the duel that we haven’t really seen before, where our characters are dealing with a malfunctioning weapon. It also gives Rey a practical reason for why she inevitably builds her own.

This is something I really think would be great to fully realise. 😃
Hopefully it can find a place in this edit.

If this is something feasible that someone here is able to do, it would be one of the best changes possible. I’m still frustrated that JJ completely ignored Luke’s saber getting broken in half.

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#1400214
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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21C Peasant said:

At the risk of annoying everybody, I put together another version of my tie sequence including a brand new shot of the ties with the castle in the background.

Please keep in mind that I’m doing this purely for my own enjoyment, not to try to impress anyone or to try to convince Hal9000 to include this in his edit. I’ll be putting this in my own personal edit, but if anyone wants to use it in theirs, that would be cool, too.

As someone in this community once said, “The best edit is always your own.”

Right on!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IMSGRFzOVEK4APG1WaHKGxVMY6odqZ74/view?usp=sharing

I love this opening so much. Whenever the Rey Nobody cut is all done, I’m definitely gonna add your opening scene to it.

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#1387796
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Burbin said:

The only KoR voice line where something about it sounds off to me personally (no offense to the VA) is “Solo’s Wookie.” on Passana (Though I agree it’s the best option from Axlanian’s project). And it’s an important line because it’s the first time the KoR speak in this edit. Maybe pitching it down would make it better.

This is a decent point. Hal, do you want me to do another run at that one line?

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#1386682
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Joshieboy said:

axlanian said:

Hi Hal! I’ve been away for a few months (life’s been nuts), so just wanted to check in on if you were still planning to do a Rey Nobody cut. I’m glad you were able to find “a good middle ground” for the KoR voices, I hope I was able to contribute something helpful between that and the fleet scene audio.

Thanks again for all your work!

He mentions the possibility here: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/the-rise-of-skywalker-ascendant-released/id/71835/page/250#1371677

I think you may have pasted the wrong link, that’s the same one I posted for Kewlfish’s last update

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#1386673
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hi Hal! I’ve been away for a few months (life’s been nuts), so just wanted to check in on if you were still planning to do a Rey Nobody cut. I’m glad you were able to find “a good middle ground” for the KoR voices, I hope I was able to contribute something helpful between that and the fleet scene audio.

Thanks again for all your work!

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#1374739
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

^ I think it looks pretty okay. Doesn’t stand up to tough scrutiny, but that shot in particular looks pretty sharp and good to my eyes.

Here’s a version I like a little better, including Wedge instead of the tail end of the shot, breaking up multiple shots of a bunch of ships and allowing the music not to be cut up.

https://vimeo.com/457153375

I’m not sure if this has the same impact. While I was timing the audio for the Fleet voices, I kept getting chills at how the “For Skywalker!” shouts come in right after Poe and RIGHT on the high note of the music. This drawn-out shot doesn’t hit the same way. It’s definitely a cool shot visually, but it’s missing the Oomph we had before.

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#1374210
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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smpearce1981 said:

Watching the Ben vs KOR,

I can’t help but feel the ‘it’s over, Ben’ line is totally off.

I think we missed a trick not having one (or all) screaming ‘Traitor!!!’

Mirroring Kylo himself (to Finn) at the end of TFA.

I agree with this. When I put the voice pack together for the KoR, I included a couple of “Traitor!” shouts for this very reason. Hal, if you’re needing a different take, let me know and I’ll yell into a mic for a bit.

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#1372059
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Burbin said:

Hal 9000 said:

On Kijimi, the KoR step into frame and the apparent leader says, “Palpatine wants the girl alive. Kill the rest.”

Since no one has mentioned it I need to point out that when we’re on Kijimi Palpatine still (supposedly) wants Rey dead. And during the force bond duel Kylo implies he sent Ochi to kill her. “Why would he want to kill a child?” etc.

The reveal that he wants her alive comes long after, when Finn talks to D-O on Ajan Kloss, and he discovers Ochi was actually supposed to take Rey to Palpatine alive, which for some reason we’re supposed to take as Palpatine still wanting her alive(?).

And this idea is only cemented once Rey reaches Exegol and Palpatine says “I never wanted you dead, I wanted you here”.

Point is that line doesn’t make sense at that point in the story, Palpatine is supposed to want Rey dead, while Kylo wants to turn her, and the Knights of Ren are working for Kylo, not Palpatine, he is their Leader, they only turn to Palpatine when Ben “betrays” them by turning to the light.

“Kylo wants the girl alive, kill the rest” would make much more sense at that point in the story. It doesn’t spoil the “reveal”, it works with what Kylo says in Passana, “I don’t want to have to kill you”, and it would be an opportunity to show Kylo’s bond with his Knights, as he trusts them enough to tell them his real plan, while he tells the people at the board room they’re going “hunting for the scavenger”. This would add more tragedy to their eventual duel, giving it a real sense of betrayal.

“Palpatine wants the girl alive” works to the opposite effect, making it seem the KoR are privy to more information than Kylo, since he believes Palpatine wants her dead, so it makes it seem like they had a direct link to Palpatine and were working on their own, always ready or planning to turn on Kylo. I don’t like this personally, we’ve seen enough bad guys plotting to betray their Masters, it would be more interesting to have the Leader betray his Knights, a bittersweet tragedy that results from his turn to the light.

Okay, this was definitely an oversight. I have taken the “Kylo Ren” from a different line and inserted it where “Palpatine” was. I’ve created two variations, one of “Kylo” and one of “Kylo Ren” for each of the two voices. Those can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10VFVNbzmrhoEyi1arUgYzctnWnbFHFZw?usp=sharing

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#1370609
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: RESURGENCE (Released)
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krausfadr said:

Version 2 released today. Contains a fix of a major video error of one scene and adds voices for the Knight of of Ren.

Thanks to Axlanian for processing the vocals for the Knights of Ren and also thanks to him, his wife, Mr. Benjamino, and poppasketti for voicing the KoR.

You didn’t end up using your own voice for Aplek? True impartiality right here 😉

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#1370494
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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majoras_wrath said:

I don’t think the intention was to use all of them. I believe Hal said he was going to just use a few.

Yup. The point of the voice pack was to give options, including every good line idea that users here agreed on recording. I trust Hal’s judgment to see the big picture and include the lines that work best in the movie as a whole.