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axlanian

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#1360916
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Cinefy said:

The lack of Prequel connections bothers me the most with this trilogy. Someone asked JJ Abram’s why there wasn’t many and all he said was that Rey deflecting force lightning was a prequels reference, so stupid if you ask me. Deflecting force lightning is just common Star Wars knowledge.

Yeah, when they showed that ending montage of star destroyers going down and it had two OT planets and JJ’s baby Jakku, it was 100% clear that he wanted nothing to do with the prequels.

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#1360645
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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idir_hh said:

smpearce1981 said:

Unpopular opinion here:-

I’ve just watched Hal’s v3 workprint.

I really feel that the absence of the much hated ‘light speed skipping’ sequence slightly compromises the scene.

I know Hal’s reasons, I know a lot of people are wrapped up in the ‘tech/science’ of it…but I think it’s absence is jarring. The falcon/spy scene now just ends much too abruptly and lacks a crescendo…

Hal have you tried putting it back in? I’m not saying you have to like it…but have you tried it to get a feel in how it works from a pacing perspective?

I have to agree

+1

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#1360132
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Hal 9000 said:

Man, I wish it were at all feasible to have all of you over or rent a theater or something and have 9 to 11 Saturday nights in a row for a viewing of this whole thing. With popcorns, prizes, drinks, and an anonymous ‘Apples to Apples’ style game of drafting innuendo lines from each movie. Possibly even video games, like a mini-tournament of N64 Racer.

I’ve thought a few times of getting myself a Hal9000 shirt just for such an impossible occasion.

Maybe we can do a joint Zoom viewing?

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#1359704
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Hal 9000 said:

axlanian said:

Hal 9000 said:

I did want to ask, because I honestly cannot tell, was my voice in the sampler? Just find it funny that I can’t even tell if my own voice is there after the effects. Lol (And if so, I’m frankly glad it didn’t make it to the finalists!)

You were, you even got some votes! I didn’t put the full vote count because I worried some might be a little embarrassed if they didn’t get any votes, but I can post a sheet of who was who for each Knight if you’re curious

Nah, I was just amused at really not being able to tell!

If anyone is curious, here’s the list of who was who: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e2UvJ-NrXwSyoi-peQLArYNQQngoUxaN0QDxkdWaqZM/edit?usp=sharing

It’s color-coded so you can easily find yourself in each column you submitted for.

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#1359548
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Hal 9000 said:

I did want to ask, because I honestly cannot tell, was my voice in the sampler? Just find it funny that I can’t even tell if my own voice is there after the effects. Lol (And if so, I’m frankly glad it didn’t make it to the finalists!)

You were, you even got some votes! I didn’t put the full vote count because I worried some might be a little embarrassed if they didn’t get any votes, but I can post a sheet of who was who for each Knight if you’re curious

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#1359519
Topic
For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Okay the votes have died down, so here’s what we ended up with. I tracked all of the votes but I myself did not vote since I knew who everyone was and wouldn’t be unbiased. I’ve included the top three for each knight in this chart:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13gq_LrOPef0JmLNW94ZSUPJSGiyus-rd9c1OeU8bRs4/edit?usp=sharing

I made a weighted score by awarding one point for being a voter’s first choice and a half point for being runner-up, but ultimately sorting by total votes yielded the same ranking. As you can see, I was in the top three for each, so I have an important question for everyone:

My plan was to create 2 fully produced voice packs for each Knight so that editors can have their final say in picking which of two voices they want for each Knight. Realistically, I can do two voices (like Kuruk and Vicrul) and have them sound different enough from each other, but the whole point of this was to get more voices in here so I wasn’t all the Knights. Given these top three (I’ve also included the votes mrbenjamino got for his alternate Ap’Lek submission), who does everyone think the two final voices for each Knight from that spreadsheet link?

I’m thinking this:

Ap’lek: krausfadr (#5) & mrbenjamino (#8)
Kuruk: Me (#8) & my wife (#5) - who was the only female voice we managed to get, but people seemed to like!
Ushar: poppasketti (#3) & mrbenjamino (#8)
Vicrul: Me (#8) & dgraham (#3)

And if we were to just pick one of each, I’d personally say:

#5
#5
#3
#8

When we’ve communally decided on two, I will reach out to those who will be the final voices about potentially re-doing a line or two so nothing feels out of place in the movie.

LASTLY! I plan to still include a couple extra “Traitor!” shouts from different people in the sound pack, so that might be a 5th voice.

Thanks so much for your help, everyone!

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#1358811
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Neerb said:

Also, idk if it’s too late for dialog suggestions, but imo this group collectively has way too many uses of the words “traitor/traitorous/betray” and “scavenger/scavenger girl.” For example, I’d definitely go with the “Palpatine” line on Kijimi and the “join your father” line on Exegol, and Ap’lek’s “Traitor!” feels too much like a TFA meme.

You’re definitely right. The lines are variations on the same thing. When we’ve pinned down the voices (which will likely be within the next 24 hours) we’ll pick the best specific lines for each so that they’re not redundant.

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#1358512
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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RogueLeader said:

Since the first big version of Ascendant is sticking with Rey Palpatine, I wish there was a moment in the film where we had a version of the Emperor’s theme, but with a female choir. Like maybe you could hear it as Rey is entering the Exegol temple. But I don’t even think a female version of the Emperor’s theme exists anywhere. Or even a dark side version of Rey’s theme.

If you have a specific version of the Emperor’s theme that you like, I’d be happy to add a female choir on top of it doing the melody. I just wouldn’t want to have a non-John Williams track in the movie, so I wouldn’t do a track from scratch.

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#1358215
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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RogueLeader said:

Excellent job processing these! Obviously the priority should be on the best deliveries, and each of them had great options, but it would be nice if each of the voices were different enough to tell them apart from each other, too.

That’s the plan! Once we’ve got the preferred deliveries, I’ll fine-tune the processing to those 4 specific voices so they each sound unique. Thanks for the input!!

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#1358205
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Ed Slushie said:

Ushar: I like 7’s delivery but I think it would need to be mixed better. Otherwise, 5 or 6.

The thing there was that they spoke in a voice that was already REAL deep, so I rolled off some of the low end, but it didn’t handle the filters as well.

krausfadr said:

Question: How was the fx processing so different for Kuruk #7? Was it submitted with some fx already applied. I do like the effect and maybe it would be good to make one of them sound more that way to help differentiate.

No different effect on Kuruk #7, they just submitted an intense recording. I quite like it, but I agree that I would need to change the effect. The effects chain really makes breathy noises stand out, so since that one was so raspy, it sounds quite different.

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#1357986
Topic
For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
Time

HERE IT IS!

https://vimeo.com/432707941
PW: fanedit

This took so much longer than I anticipated, sorry for the delay! The video is 9 minutes long and is separated by Knight. Each submission was assigned a number, and those numbers change from knight to knight. (Meaning that Ap’Lek #3 is not the same person as Ushar #3) This is to keep things as blind as possible.

NOTE: A couple of people just submitted a few lines instead of doing everything, so I’ve included everything I was sent. There will be a couple times in the video when it will seem like a submission was omitted, but I promise I’ve included every line I was given (or if multiple takes of the same line were supplied, I’ve just included the best take).

After listening to all the submissions for one knight, please post here telling me what your #1 and #2 picks are. After a day or two, I’ll see what the consensus is and reveal who everyone was!

After we’re done, I can create a Google Drive folder containing everyone’s clips with their names on them if people are interested in that. If not, I’ll just make a folder for the finalized audio for the “winners”.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!

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#1357938
Topic
For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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QUICK QUESTION, REPLY IF YOU SEE THIS AND I HAVEN’T POSTED YET

I’m making videos for each knight, grouping everyone’s clips together. Should the clips be:

A) Blind - I assign everyone a number, then no one knows whose clips are whose
B) Labeled - Everyone’s username appears on-screen for their clips

Just wondering what everyone thinks the best way to go is. Videos will be up soon!

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#1357914
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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dgraham414 said:

Any update on this project?

Yes, uploading the voting clips today! Then everyone can vote on who they think is best for each Knight. I had been putting a lot of work into fine-tuning the voice for each individual submission, but I’ve decided it’s best to save that for after we’ve actually chosen who we’re using in the final version. I got quite a few submission, most with a LOT of takes, so there was quite a bit to go through!

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#1356664
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For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
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Cinefy said:

My voice is british but you probably can’t tell when I do the voice

Ah, that’s true! Would you mind recording another quick little test? The effect works best if we start with regular speech and I lower the pitch myself, rather than speaking deeply. Could you record a line or two as if you were doing a Palpatine voice (just meaning the kind of croaky, not too deep timbre) and we could see if the accent stands out more that way once I’ve put it through the effects chain? Thanks!!

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#1356653
Topic
For TRoS Edits: Dialogue for the Knights of Ren! Come help!
Time

Thanks so much everyone! I’ve gotten submissions from 8 people now, and I’ve sorted through all of your takes to find the best from each person. Right now, I’ve essentially re-created my demo video using each of your voices. I’m hoping to get some more submissions in the next few days, and then I guess we’ll have to decide how to choose.

My current plan is this: Pick the best line delivery for each scene from each person and upload a video for everyone who submitted. This means I would not show multiple line options (e.g., if “Solo’s Wookiee” would be included, “The Mighty Chewbacca” would not), and then everyone could discuss (or maybe even vote on) whose voice works best for the four speaking knights.

EDIT: Or should I make a video for each Knight, so we can compare the performances back-to-back?

If we could get some female voices and some people with different accents, that would be especially helpful! If anyone here knows someone who could provide those kinds of voices, I’d love to hear them!