Watched this. It’s much better than the released trilogy, which bloated full of junk IMO. Love the fact that it’s much tighter to the book, and the pace is much better now. This is the only Hobbit I need now, will probably give the trilogy away to someone. Superb, well done.
Yeh, I agree with that. I think they only included so much Will plot in Season 1 for TV continuity and not wanting to just introduce such an important character in Season 2 almost as a surprise. That’s not how the books are though is it? I much preferred your Golden Compass edit to the originals. The thing about the whole will thing is you don’t need his backstory do you? What really matters is how he interacts with Lyra and what he does when he becomes a main character. Good luck with this either way, I know I’ll be checking it out.
Watched PS and COS so far. I felt they were great improvements to the originals and extended cuts, especially liked the reworked start to PS. Had a few framerate issues with PS my end, not sure if that was just me though. The wife was a little put out by missing parts, but she just loves the extended versions and thinks the longer the better - crazy.
Reckon the only bit from the 2 movies I would remove is the “daddies gone mad hasn’t he” line, which has always bugged me about being used in the wrong scene of the original movie. Saying that, I know very little about the technical aspects of video editing so this may not have been possible anyway.
Looking forward to PoA next. Can’t wait to see your treatment of it.
Did you say you’ve also done a DH edit? Great news if you have!
Watched the first one. What a great edit. There was just one scene which spanned the start/end of 2 episodes that jumped in time a bit too quick, but tbh I don’t know what else you could have done. Using the airship scene helped with it.
Overall, superb. Great focus on the Lyra story line and removal of all that Boreal and Will stuff which was just just there to pad it out for TV purposes. Can’t wait to check out your second edit! Great work.
Sounds class. The removals provide consistency with the book, especially removing most if will from this season.
I’ve only just discovered this edit-in-progress (and season 1) and am extremely excited to see. The series so far have been excellent, but struggled structure-wise to make it true to the book AND so that noobs to the story will want to tune in each week. And there’s no way you could condense the plot into 3 2-hour movies (ahem cough cough Golden Compass). Looking forward to seeing your first season edit (will PM) and especially this season!
JJ, I wonder if this deepfaker would lend you their files for your Grindelwald scenes? Their work is pretty fantastic 😉
Couple that with some voice cloning and we might have a seamless transition to Mads Mikkelsen.
That really is amazing! You’d have thought the movie studios would be all over this kind of thing. Imagine the money they could make of special editions and the publicity it would get.
Sent you a PM for a link. I’m still pretty new at navigating/fining these fan edits, but I came across also a LotR split into 6 parts similar to the books. Might check out that too as a follow on to this project. Keep up the good work!
Can I get a link to check out your project please. Regards.