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erichf69

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#1422149
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Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes * database *
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UPDATE:

Ok, so far I have the first take colorized for the most part. Still have to figure out what I am going to do with the two crewman walking across the background, and eventually I will composite in the matte painting of the falcon.

I have uploaded a newer test of the colorized footage which leads into the next take which is a close up scene with Lando, Chewie, Luke and Leia. My next step is to make the color palettes for all the bits in this scene and then get to colorizing the frames.

This scene is quite a bit longer, and has a lot more shades/detail to it, so it will take a bit more time then the first take. At least I don’t have to composite on this one.

https://i.imgur.com/OyFzCmn.mp4

So far so good, and I am having a blast working on this!

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#1417977
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Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes * database *
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Good Evening All,

I am still individually colorizing the frames for the extended “hangar scene” from return of the jedi. There is some color bleed and missing color in some spots, but this is a work in progress that will take some time. This is what I have so far.

Once I am done coloring and cleaning all the frames as best possible, I will composite the millennium falcon matte painting behind the actors and add a little grain to somewhat blend it all together, and then render out a final video clip.

Benduwan is putting an together an extended cut of ROTJ. This will be my first real contribution to this project.
Comments and critique are welcomed.

https://i.imgur.com/JmpR2IU.mp4

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#1414401
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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Wow…

Every time I see pictures like this I think about what it must have been like for them. Probably one of the best times of their lives.

I am going to copy all the images and Adjust the black / white points/gray scale in order to bring these pics back to life. I probably won’t do any repairs though on the scratches. If anyone wants them let me know. Otherwise I will keep them in my “fixed” photo archive.

Great find by the way!

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#1401312
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4K77 - Released
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Tooltip

Whew… Got it finally! Thanks all for the assistance. I can play with histograms and bezier curves all day, but when it comes to html stuff… yikes.

At any rate, it took probably about 20 minutes to get the colors somewhat natural. Finding the black point and white point was not an issue, but finding a neutral grey point was a pain. After I got those levels corrected, I simply went to boost saturation on all channels, and then I went to the individual channels (RBGCMY) and adjusted for intensity and output level. The color data IS all there, it is just a real pain to finesse it out.

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#1401128
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4K77 - Released
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Hello! I am new here, but I read the above post about the picture being faded to pink, and I am happy to say that the color information for blue is in there, it’s just a pain to draw it out. I actually corrected pretty decently, and I would like to show you… I just can’t figure out how to post the image here. Help a new guy out?

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#1401115
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💡 <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡
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Hello Folks! I am a long time reader / lurker on this site, and I finally decided to join. I enjoy almost anything star wars, and I really appreciate the efforts folks have made in regards to preservation projects (4k77, Harmy De-spec’d, etc.). The first ten years of my air force career was doing graphics, animation (3D-CGI), and photo-restoration. Then I cross-trained into the intelligence field where I finished my twenty-year career. I enjoyed graphics and animation work so much that I built my own PC and purchased a good deal of the commercial software (photo-shop, lightwave 3D), and now I do things mostly as a hobby. Ok… that’s it for now. This is my first post. my second is going to be in the preservation/4k77 forum… there was a photo on there that supposedly faded to pink… I was actually able to pull color out of it, so I am about to head over there and post.

Glad to be here!
Erich