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#1453030
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Worst Edit Ideas
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jarbear said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

CaptainFaraday said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Add a cat who sleeps in vacant seats on the Jedi Council.

I can’t stop thinking about this one.

I have three cats, so I can probably put something together.

Oh another cat freak like me. Lol. (Also have 3 cats, can totally relate to this idea.)

I have a parrot, and one of my Facebook cover photos was the ending group shot of TLJ with him subtly edited in.

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#1453029
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I was never part of the Captain Hux team, but I remember thinking there was one version of it that sounded good. I’d have to dig around to find it though.

Thank you for the kind words everyone! I’m surprised and touched. Working on the puppet show was a highlight for me as well, and I’m so happy that I was a part of it. I’ll definitely hang around and read threads when I can, and I can’t switch off the part of my brain that comes up with Worst Edit Ideas, so I’ll be around even if I’m not super active.

I haven’t been able to export the audio files yet, but, it’s on my to-do list and I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to do it next week.

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#1452672
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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As depressing as this sounds, I think my editing days are done, which sadly includes working on this project. I simply don’t have the time and energy to even keep up with the threads here any more - between the various increasing responsibilities of Real Life, which are unfortunately only going to continue to increase from now on, I barely even get time to sleep any more. I haven’t even been able to finish editing the Godzilla movie I was doing for my son, let alone any of the Star Wars stuff I was working on.

I’m not trying to be a downer, I just know that there are people here on this project waiting on me for things, and it seems silly to keep saying “yep, I’ll get to it!” when I actually probably won’t. I’ll make a concerted effort to make time to export the files I’m currently working with so the people who’ve asked me for them can pick up where I’m leaving off, and I’m still going to hang around the forum when I can. I’m excited for V2 of Ascendant.

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#1451367
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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It would also be thematically dissonant; the meaning behind the Canto Bight sidequest doesn’t connect to anything in TROS, only the themes in TLJ. Which isn’t to say that things couldn’t be recontextualised - just that they’d have to be, extensively. I agree that giving Rose and Finn more to do in TROS would be great, though, and Canto Bight is “modular” enough as a sequence that it could in theory be dragged and dropped (other than the costumes and hair).

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#1450068
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Re: the Jedi voices scene, I really just need one day to dedicate to it and I reckon I’d have it done. With my current work and family schedule, I don’t see that happening any time soon, so, with the view to releasing V2 in time for the film’s second anniversary, I’ll see what I can do in terms of chipping away at it gradually in the odd spare moment. Of course if anyone else wants to have a go, send me a PM and I’ll happily share all the files I have with you!

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#1449830
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Moving this over from the Ascendant thread:

Master Lawdog said:

ELAYEM said:

moripro2311 said:

Someone managed to recreate Sebastian Shaw’s appearance using Tobey Maguire as a template and faceapp noting that they have a similar hairstyle and head shape, maybe that would help for future attempts? https://m.imgur.com/t/faceapp/Xn1rp99

That was me, but aside of that picture, I didn’t do anything else
I can see some potential, though

I know this discussion should be moved to another thread, but potentially taking footage of Tobey Maguire’s head and using some sort of image manipulation or deepfakes to put Sebastian Shaw’s face onto him and change the hair and clothes to Jedi robes could work.

I’m really stunned how well this works. What a keen eye!

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#1449269
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Is there any way around Finn trying to desert the Resistance in TLJ? I still want him to meet Rose.

Off the top of my head, I think it would be possible to make it sound like he’s exclusively trying to find and warn Rey, not actually leave permanently himself. But then his character arc over the movie wouldn’t have a clear starting point.

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#1448189
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I’ve just had another idea that I want to try, watching it back. There’s a huge gap between “I” and “am a Jedi,” and by the time it gets to “am a Jedi” my brain has sort of lost the priming to hear it as flowing on from “I”, which makes it easier to hear as “I’m a Jedi” to make sense of it. I want to try and bridge that gap by taking the “am” and placing it over one of her big pants of exertion, so it goes “I”… “am”… “a Jedi” instead. This would also mean the slight hum on “am” is hidden by the theatrical soundscape. It just depends on a) the lip sync (but I’ve found you can get away with a surprising amount when it comes to lip sync looking right), and b) how it actually sounds in practice.

Hopefully I can try it out sometime over the weekend.

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#1448163
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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The dialogue in my clip has been altered from the version Sherlock posted; I mixed together the phrase “am a Jedi” from a few different sources, but in blending the phonemes to get the word “am”, there’s a slight hum from the crossfade which is unavoidable (it’s simply a side-effect of how blending separate pieces of audio works). I hoped the lightsaber hum would be enough to render it unnoticeable.

Here it is without the lightsaber.

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#1448052
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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The issue is, the current placement is specifically to mask an unavoidable audio issue with the line of dialogue. I don’t disagree with your point, it’ll just be a case of group consensus whether it’s worth the altered line of dialogue. To me, it’s a very small trade-off for a larger payoff - but I’m not the final arbiter. (Also, I agree with comments that the SFX could be massaged into the mix better than I’ve currently got it.)