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#1455633
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Star Wars ANH-X (the eXtended version) (WIP)
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kg1977 said:

CamSMurph said:

Newly filmed footage? I hope your camera is good enough.

For newly filmed, I plan to not really do real sets, but do nearly all compositing live actors against existing footage background rotoscoped to clean background plates. Aspect ratio of finished composite will match though. Actor shots would be as much as I can get away with not showing faces, but where faces are needed, plan to use deepfake/similar technology to map faces than synced over to actual actor performances from radio drama etc.

Hoping I can pull it off and be seamless or near. full edit without extra shot footage to be done first.

Camera would be gopro or similar 4K (more than I need just for the body shots on green screen). Nothing fancy… Will probably more effort in composting than doing a location shoot but I dont live near the desert or have access to real set 😃

Will post a first sample clip of a “deep fake” new scene before year end. I have a near completed edit of extra 3CPO and R2 scenes when they land on Tatooine using existing footage and various angles that allow the extra scene to blend in. Anthony voices from this extended scenes in radio drama of course, so that makes it extremely easy to pull off.

I am sure most here are familiar with the actors and lines from the radio drama, but here is rundown of original actor performances for extra scenes, I have to work with.

-ANH
Anthony D
Mark H
Bigs (Garrick Hagon) does not perform, but Kale Browne is very close and with audio software I almost have an exact match to Garrick
Alec G, again not performing, but Bernard Behrens is very close as well and with audio software I almost have an exact match

needs work:
Vader -Brock Peters to me sounds nothing like James, but there are plenty of ways to get the voice, actually not many vader extra scenes have talking
Solo - Perry King from the RadioD can come close to harrison, but we’ll see, there are plenty of audio clips of harrison I plan to use to recreate what lines I need + will deal with it when it comes
Leia - Ann Sachs is somewhat over dramatize for a Leia, but can get close carrie with digital adjustments + of course carrie’s movie lines and words from her list films should be enough options. Like vader I don’t see too many additional speaking for leia

for ESB (orignal actors)
Billy D
Anthony D
Mark H

for ROTJ (orignal actors)
Anthony D

I hear about these kind of Voice mimic programs, but I don’t know how well they actually work-

https://www.phocuswire.com/Baidu-AI-app-voice-recognition

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#1453904
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Tantive3+1 said:

For the scene when Luke surrenders himself to Vader, is it still being considered changing Vader’s line from “Obi-Wan once thought as you do” to “Your mother once thought as you do”?

An interesting thought I’ve had recently is that they might try to make this line make more sense retroactively through the Kenobi show. As in, before they fight Obi-Wan is like, “Come with me, it’s still not too late.” We’ll see.

Good Point. I wondered myself if they would try to shoehorn in Uncle Owen mentioning Anakin following Obi-Wan and getting involved.

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#1453892
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Tantive3+1 said:

For the scene when Luke surrenders himself to Vader, is it still being considered changing Vader’s line from “Obi-Wan once thought as you do” to “Your mother once thought as you do”?

A few people have tried on Youtube. Some are good, but have yet to see one that’s 100%

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wFyuf8GOwM

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#1449127
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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The blinking lights on Vader’s chest plate are seamless. Those are the best FX when you can’t even tell. But it they should blink top-bottom/middle-middle-bottom/middle-top-bottom/middle-bottom. Not top-bottom/middle-middle-bottom/middle-top-bottom/middle-top. Hope you fix that or it will drive me crazy.
Alderaan’s destruction is fantastic. Well, maybe not for the Alderaanians-but it sure looks cool. The lightsaber jump-cut, R2’s correct background-it’s all great! I’m certain their are other enhancements I haven’t even noticed yet.
It will be a day long remembered when I can sit down and watch all three of these edits.

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#1443572
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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It’s Imperial March not Darth Vader’s theme song. The Imperial March is in Episode 2,3, Rogue one and even Solo: A Star Wars story. In episode 6 it’s used when the Emperor arrives at the Death Star. Playing the Imperial March for the Revisited’s grand reveal of the Death Star is fitting. That being said, Rogue One Death Star music is fine. Whatever Adywan thinks is best for the scene.

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#1442559
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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doubleofive said:

DZ-330 said:

A quick suggestion for ROTJ:R, maybe throw in a reference to Thrawn in the background displays or see if you can add the Rebel’s Ghost ship in the Battle of Endor. It would be quite a treat for fans of Star Wars Rebels. ESB:R is a masterpiece. Wishing you all the best on ROTJ:R Ady!

Ady really isn’t into adding things from the EU, and I personally wouldn’t want him to step on the new canon by assuming either of those things survive to RotJ!

Sabine mentions at the end of Rebels that Hera fought in the Battle of Endor & Ghost is in Rise of Skywalker-just sayin’.

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#1442515
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Movies Remastered said:

adywan said:

Movies Remastered said:

Thanks @Jarbear. I managed to unpack the first part but others keep failing. Gonna try to redownloading them.

Opening looks incredible!!!

You do have all the files in the same folder? You shouldn’t be able to just extract the first file and be able to watch that part. All files need to be in the same folder, you start extracting the first RAR only, not each one individually, and it extracts every one to combine it into the full movie

I didn’t know that. Much appreciated. It weirdly let me unpack part 1 that said it was over 2 hours but cut at the AT-AT scene but from what I’ve seen you’ve done an outstanding job on this. I’ll wait til I have all parts before trying again and will definately donate once I’m back at work.

I’m used to 7-Zip and had the same problem. Highlight all the files and then extract.

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#1438024
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Telion said:

It was a mistake born form Geoge Lucas’s inexperiance with fight scene at the time, quite why he never thought to adress it as one of the many chnages he made in his SE I can’t fathom.

What?! George has said he doesn’t like human violence. That’s why Obi-Wan didn’t go around cutting down Stormtroopers. I wager he deliberately went with the severed arm that would be the most alien.

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#1410688
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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EvantheKidDS said:

I do have another question. Concerning that Adywan doesn’t intend to re-use footage from ESB and ROTJ, will those sequences be recreated from scratch? (New CGI-Recreation)?

(Edit: I just re-watched ESB:R and, I have two more questions.)

  • I’ve noticed on the changes sheet that, the TIE Fighters were going to be color-changed to blue.
    But, I’ve seen a photo gallery of changes from May 2009, saying that the TIE Fighters were going
    to remain gray to add consistency from ANH:R. Are the TIE Fighters really gray or blue, what ever
    color they are are they going to remain?

  • Adding on to re-watching ESB:R, I’ve also noticed that the video format/dimensions were 2.35:1.
    CinemaScope Format, a real win for me (I’ve grown to like that format). Will that remain in the
    upscale of ESB:R, ANH:RHD, and ROTJ:R?

Tie fighters are washed out in Star Wars. They have one of the original models at Planet Hollywood in Florida- they were blue.

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#1403980
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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ThisIsCreation said:

i would love to check this version of the movie out, am i better off waiting for a hd version?

Adywan put out a trailer for Star Wars: Revisited HD. The new version is going to have enough updates that the 2008 (?) version will get you stoked. Plus, everytime you step off a curb you risk getting his by a car. I’d watch it just in case.

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#1395759
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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jarbear said:

If there was more dialogue to pull from Vader to make it work, I’d like that change. But it still sticks out unfortunately.

Even with the new series and they were able to get Earl Jones again, it be hard to imagine him saying “mother” … but there can be more syllables to pull from to make it. Who knows.

It doesn’t have to be Vader saying “mother”, just James Earl Jones. He’s said Mother !ucker in a movie or two, plus he read the bible for an audiobook. There are also a few great impersonators on YouTube. If Adywan decides to do it , he’ll have a few different options to try and make it work.

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#1393631
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Darth Darthy said:

G&G-Fan said:

Forgive me if I’ve already asked this, but is the edit idea of Vader saying “Your mother once thought as you do” rather then “Obi-Wan…” still happening?

I took a crack at the Vader audio edit. (see the link below)

Over the years I’ve gone back and forth on whether such a change would work. I like the original dialogue as is. However, I also think such a change could make this moment more personal and more about the shattered Skywalker family. Also, it would better tie the scene to the events seen in the PT. We didn’t see much of Obi-Wan seeing good in Anakin during ROTS. Who knows, maybe the upcoming series will cover that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3yHwaqhMNM&feature=youtu.be

If Obi-Wan and Vader meet up again in the upcoming mini-series there could be a chance this is fixed. But I do like him saying “Your Mother” because it’s more personal. I like to see him remember Padme and it’s more of a deep cut.