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#646550
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Aalenfae's PREQUEL TRILOGY (Heavily delayed - computer exploded)
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aalenfae said:

Now, to finally deliver... Here's a new clip from RotS! Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/68873911

Fantastic work! The one tiny complaint I would make is how weird and unnatural-looking the platform falls on Obi-Wan. At least to my eyes that bit never looked right. Although I doubt there's anything you could do about it.

Really impressive editing choices throughout - very different to how I would have approached the scene and much, much better.

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#645482
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Suggestion: Making fanedits of Buffy season 4-7.
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Knightmessenger said:

to be honest, season 4 was my favorite.

I thought 5 suffered from not revealing certain parts of the plot soon enough, especially how the audience found out some information before the main characters did. We find out the main identity of Glory about midway through the season. Yet the characters don't know this until almost the end. And we don't know why they don't know until Spike tells them who Glory is.

I just thought that we as the audience should have been not given away the secret until the characters figured it out, so as to mimic their experience.

Season 4 is my favourite as well. It always amazes me how many people think it's the worst. Season 1 and 7 are incomparably worse.

Season 5 could definitely be edited into a Glory/Dawn movie. Maybe a 3-4 hour mini series.

The first thing I ever fanedited was Buffy season 7. The potentials, Kennedy, Buffy's speachifying, the way the Scoobies get sidelined for less interesting new characters, an incorporeal and boring antagonist. In the end I gave up - those are too many handicaps to overcome.

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#645380
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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Thanks for the feedback.

I really like both those ideas. The shot of Fett falling is terrible so this would be a nice workaround. I'd probably also show his body dead on the ground as I like that shot, but it's definitely something worth playing around with.

Jabba's dialogue is mostly from my "Dan Edit" from a couple of years ago, and for some reason I kept trying to make Jabba funny - but I think I prefer your reunion line. The dialogue in there is intended to convey that Jabba knew it was Leia all along, but it clearly wasn't effective.

And feel free to give out copies to anyone you want.

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#645335
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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Thanks for the review.

The conversation between the droids is basically just exposition to let the audience know where everyone is at the start of the movie. Because in this edit we've already seen Chewie, Lando and Leia there is no need IMO for the dialogue exchange. I also think the pacing is better without it.

The Emperor saying "my friend" in a menacing way is foreshadowing the end of the film where Palpatine betrays Vader. It's a very difficult scene to get right because there are so few lines of dialogue to draw from. It really has to be something from Jedi as McDiarmid's voice deepened markedly when he did the TESB lines and prequels.

I agree with your criticism of the Luke/Leia plot. I may end up putting the whole dialogue exchange in the Ewok village back in. It doesn't work at the moment.

I'm glad for the most part you enjoyed it. Thanks again.

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#645128
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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First off, thanks a lot for the detailed (and favourable) review! Much appreciated.

I'll to do something about the squished shots. There used to be quite a lot scattered throughout the edit - the most glaring example left is Han during Fett's final scene (a shot that has to be cut).

I agree totally that Fett's subtitles aren't right. The first scene on Endor I think is fine, but his big showdown with Han is all wrong. My long term plan is to hire someone on fiverr.com to do the voice (in original TESB style), but before I spend any money on it I need to get the lines perfect.

I don't have a problem with Jabba's big door... but you're certainly not the only person who does. :)

I like the idea of changing the colours to a more Tatooine brown/orange to match the rest of the scene. Think I'll do that right now. Thanks.

Adding Fett to the sarlacc scene is definitely an option that I'll play around with, but I really don't like Han's stupid bit where he accidentally hits his jetpack. Plus if Fett flies into combat, falls over, and then is knocked out within about a minute it doesn't exactly make him look fearsome. Or competent.

Overall the Fett stuff is still so rough that I'm not sure it should even be in the edit. But I like the ideas - especially of Chewie saving the day, as well as obviously giving Fett something meaningful to do, and upping the stakes during the last third of the movie.

Thanks again for your input.

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#642580
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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regularjoe said:

I agree that it gives Luke motivation to re-enter the battle.  I just think that this is a case of "less is more."  A lot of the Ben scene exists to tell you that Leia is Luke's sister but really, do we need to have it spelled out for us?   When I saw 5 when it came out the "there is another" was enough and I don't think that there was a Star Wars nut who didn't remember that line going into 6.  If one watches them 1-2-3-4-5-6 then one already knows about the twins.

No way will the Ben scene be put back in this edit. I'm with you - it's a bad exposition scene. Alec Guinness also looks so bored.

Whether or not that scene is needed for the sister plot to work... I don't honestly know. But that's the way my edit now plays, so we'll find out soon enough.

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#642245
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit
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regularjoe said:

I really like your edit and hope that you don't abandon finessing it  In all honesty I find it a preferable watch to the original product (and it's various GL fanedits).

I expect I'll keep editing it for a few more years, perhaps until the Boba Fett movie comes out - which will hopefully contain the footage I need to complete that storyline.

BTW I should have made more clear what the Mediafire file is a few posts up: it's a collection of audio files called "Sounds of ROTJ" and one of them is called "Endor Forest Sounds".

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#641976
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Star Wars Episode III: Fall and Rise
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I downloaded the Birth of Vader clip, but to be honest I couldn't get past the video quality. A 170meg clip that's under 3 minutes in length shouldn't look that bad. What software do you use to edit, and what did you use to convert it to WMV?

I suspect, given the size of the file, that you rendered it out in WMV. If you use Vegas to edit, I suggest that you render as an MPEG4 with Mainconcept AVC, which will produce a huge file, roughly 50 gigs for a full movie. If you have a huge amount of hard drive space you could even render it as an AVI with the Lagarith codec (a lossless codec), but the file will be 100 gigs or so. Then use either Vidcoder or MeGUI to convert it down to a manageable sized MP4 or MKV.

Also, make sure you match the specs of the output to the input. Going by memory I think your video was 1440x1000. That doesn't make sense to me. If it's from DVD it will probably be 720x480, or blu-ray 1920x1080 or 1280x720. Lastly, make certain the frame rate of your render matches the input frame rate - that's absolutely vital.

Please don't be dispirited by this post. We were all newbies once (some of us still are) :)