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.
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
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)
for ROTJ (orignal actors)
I hear about these kind of Voice mimic programs, but I don’t know how well they actually work-