I recently watched the newest versions of episodes 1 and 2.
Ep 1: from what I remember of an early version I watched a while back this is considerably better. Still feels a bit rushed as characters jump between locations rapidly, but not too much so. it seems like the important moments are all intact and it never gets confusing or jarring. the one oddity for me was the very brief intro to ventress as a seemingly prominent villain quickly followed by her abrupt disappearance. her presence in the episode just felt out of place. impressive work getting all that content down to 20 minutes and maintaining character development and coherence!
Ep 2: Again this felt like it had a fairly quick pace moving between locations but I understand it’s best to get through these subpar early eps as efficiently as possible. this is done very well again. i think i noticed a transition or two that felt off/abrupt (e.g. ahsoka’s dialogue cuts off i think during the rescue search “is anybody out there?”) and the first scene of grievous in hyperspace with the fade out/in transitions on either end (i think i’d eliminate that short scene altogether since another hyperspace grivous scene shows up soon after and is more effective imo). also, the malevolence gets pulled into that planetoid awfully quick lol.
those end credits are fantastic! bravo!
still not a fan of the opening expository text. half as much would be fine i guess but personally i find it unnecessary as the majority is communicated or implied in the episode but i’ve seen you state your case for it several times here so…[shrug] not really a big deal and it’s well done aesthetically.
these edits are such an improvement! the only thing left that really needs work is the animation ha! it’s my wife’s first time watching and she compared it to the old nancy drew video games she played as a kid. i keep telling her it gets better. luckily her bar for 3d animation is already quite low. lol
can’t wait for more! i’m continually impressed by the level of dedication and results you’re achieving on this!