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#1449414
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I’ve been doing some of my own rotoscoping and masking for scenes for my own edits. I’ve shared some early WIPs in this thread. For starters I want to remove the ILM logo watermark from the galaxy fleet charging the star destroyers. Hal’s ascendant has most of the clip with the watermark removed, but there’s a longer clip of that and I was wondering on how to give that a go.

Which thread should I go to? I can’t seem to find a search feature for these forums… sorry

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#1446704
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I feel like both of those work well enough now to no longer be a question of whether to use them or not. I really don’t feel like it would have stood out to anybody who didn’t know that it was being messed with.

i dont mean to discredit people’s work nor mean to be rude, but to be honest, I didn’t know it was being messed with unless someone told me so, and as someone who briefly skims the threads, it went right past me. I feel that there’s too much over attention to the most minute of minutia that I think we are overthinking alot of things. However, I agree that nuance is absolutely critical and i suppose it takes a 100 tries but when one finds something that truly sticks, it sticks well.

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#1445984
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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RogueLeader said:

Very random thought, and one I believe I’ve suggested before:

In the movie’s final scene, I think it would be interesting to create a new shot of Tatooine’s yellow sun coming over the horizon, and placing that at some point near when Rey activates her yellow lightsaber. I recall a lot of people wondering why they went with yellow for Rey’s saber color, and I think by placing the imagery of the yellow sun rising near Rey displaying her yellow lightsaber could help make the symbolism clearer. And to clarify, I think the yellow is meant represent a bright, and hopeful future, as well as Rey representing a new dawn for the Jedi.

Also, I don’t really know if I would prefer it or not, but I would be interested to see if we could change the final interaction between her and the old lady to go like this:

WOMAN: There’s been no one for so long. Who are you?

Rey looks over at the ghosts of the Skywalkers, then looks back.

REY: A Skywalker.

Or, you could still have her say “Rey Skywalker” and cut the old lady interrogating Rey and asking for her first name, last, date of birth, etc… haha. I just thought “A Skywalker” could be an interesting answer, because you could interpret it as Rey taking the last name, or that she is creating a new order called “Skywalker” and she is claiming that title. Maybe that would seem contradictory or redundant after Rey saying “I’m a Jedi” at the climax.

For one that fully embraces Rey Skywalker. I really like “a skywalker” because it gives an even split between Rey choosing Rey skywalker and giving the audience the idea of the moniker of skywalker

Now where’s Sherlock potter to do an audio mock up? (I apologize if I didn’t recall other very skilled editor, he’s the first person to pop in my head for audio mock ups as of recent based on my forum checking habits). I think the hardest part is the lip movement because saying “Rey” versus “a” gives a different lip movement.

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#1443269
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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sherlockpotter said:

jadenkorr41 - love the idea, but I think there are still some masking issues right now, unfortunately. At 00:01, the sky above and below the ship line is two completely different colors (especially noticeable if you pause on the lightning strike); and at 00:03, you can tell that two different plates are sliding over one another. I’d love to see more if you can clean it up though!

Thank you for the feedback Sherlock. I really appreciate it. I just kinda assumed that no one was interested lol.

But yes, I intend to fix some the masks. It’s a lot of frames and a lot of “‘more complex than I anticipated” masks.

As for the plates sliding, I know exactly where u are talking about. My most updated version, I fixed and tightened up some frames and changed the background for the part starting at 00:03, to better match the camera movement. Stay tuned…

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#1442065
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Hey everyone, its been awhile. Back with another scene. I stumbled across this scene on youtube. It’s a fan made cgi space battle sequence of endor space. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebydzJ_Bwpw

I see so many different cool and amazing cgi fan made ships/space sequences, that I always wanted to put them into exegol. So here’s a snippet which I very noob level made. I used Davinci resolve to make masks/rotoscope (i dont know the proper terms, so forgive me) the black space and put in an exegol background. I would envision this scene to pop in right after lando does his laugh when he arrives with the galaxy fleet and either before or after when Finn yells “lando you did it, you did it!!” I will very likely change the background after the first explosion when the millenium falcon is blowing up the shield dome on the star destroyer before the second explosion

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/581678915

password: fanedit

I’m sure there are many obvious imperfections and imperfections that I missed. So please feel free to comment or if anyone is so kind to help, it is very much appreciated. Thanks for watching! enjoy!

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#1437792
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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sherlockpotter said:

Yeah, the TIEs are a must - otherwise they’d just pop up out of of nowhere in the next shot. In my head, I was thinking: The Falcon bursts through the wall, jumps to Hyperspace. The Knights’ ship flies into frame, implying that Finn and Poe just barely escaped in time, and then it moves towards the Iceberg (to murder Boolio off-screen).

Plus, since the audience wouldn’t know to whom this ship belongs yet, it would be add a layer of intrigue to the early part of the film. “Who’s this? They’re accompanied by an evil music cue…what’s going to happen next?”

Yeah that’s what I had in mind too. Insert knights of ren theme into it and it would click into ppls brains when we are actually shown them and their ship again.

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#1437591
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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i love that idea! maybe one day if my masking skills can improve, i can use that shot but put in knights of ren ship.

tho i think the TIEs flying in adds tension to the moment because they’re being pursued. But perhaps adding this shot in after the falcon escapes by jumping into hyperspace, and then insert suggested shot.

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#1437247
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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sherlockpotter said:

I think it’s really cool. The only potential yellow flag I have is that we don’t know where these characters are going to be by this point in the galaxy officially. Mando may die before now, something might happen to Boba in his show, etc. Hal’s usually pretty careful about disrupting canon in his edits, so there might be a worry with that.

Also, regarding the trailer music, I agree that emotionally, it fits the scene well - I was playing around with using it myself - but stylistically it doesn’t feel very “John Williams,” so that’s probably the cause for that concern. It would be like “Star Wars - rescored by Hans Zimmer.” Good music, but not what we’ve come to know as “Star Wars music.”

Thanks for the feedback Sherlock. Yeah, I suspected about boba and mando, so it’s just the “fan” jumping the gun until I see canon tells me otherwise.

Ah I see, John Williams is the theme to be consistent with. Well it’s always to have different audio tracks that I can interchange with. That’ll be something for me to work on

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#1437167
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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sherlockpotter said:

Did a little more smoothing out on “I” and “am a.” Is it any better?

Also, maybe I’ve watched this clip too many times, but what if Palps says, “I am all the Sith. You are nothing. A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me.” Sade, you’re the expert - did we try it that way already? Would it make any significant difference to the scene?

Hell if I know.

https://streamable.com/81qs12

lol i dont know why, but i thought it was funny at the end of the clip it zoomed in on palp’s face. but in all seriousness, I’m not sure if it truly matters if switching the “i am all the sith, u are nothing, a scavenger girl is no match for the power in me”. The “I am a jedi” line seems fluid. Though is there any way to stretch out the “am a jedi” part? funny because taking out the word “all” makes the line feel shorter and the nuance diminishes slightly imo.

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#1436320
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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TestingOutTheTest said:

I’m giving out suggestions and contributing to the edit.

I’m sure u have good intentions, but might I suggest that You can give even better and more well focused suggestions if u watched it. It’s like the kid who didn’t do their homework and we are talking about the assignment that the kid didn’t read. The contributions just won’t be as fruitful.

U should read the pinned post/top of the thread if u haven’t already where Hal states it’s a constructive and does not seriously alter the story. It’s a conservative edit. That way, u know what the goal and objectives of the edit are, so one can give suggestions/contributions within the scope of the primary goals/objectives

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#1436301
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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TestingOutTheTest said:

Regarding Boba Fett, I think it’d be confusing for casual movie viewers.

The casual movie viewers probably wouldnt even remember who boba fett is, but i digress. There’s a slave I type ship in it, so I saw it as my own personal fan service to add that. Similar to how I added mando in it. Who knows where the story goes as the D+ series progresses…

Ive wanted to add an N1 starfigher pilot, but I could get footage from TPM (as i know that pilot would be dead long ago). So i just see that shot as a placeholder.

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#1436300
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Cinefy said:

It’s certainly an interesting idea. I’ve certainly imagined something like this since leaving the theatre but systematically speaking a lot of work needs to be done before it can work, not a big fan of that music change halfway through feels very out of place.

Ouch, the trailer music is selling to a tough crowd. I guess the struggle is, I’ve always interpreted that trailer music to be like glorious, hopeful and positive. I guess the hard part is giving the audience the “feels” that the galaxy has truly come together, like say pretend we common ppl, go about our daily lives but all of a sudden feel this vibe that world has truly become united for world peace (i made that up, but u get my geist). Like what seemed like the worst day of humanity became humanity’s best day. (corny, i know).

Well, then the regular soundtrack it is.

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#1436185
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Heya everyone,

Here’s a V2 of my previous post re lando’s arrival in corporating some aspects of the feedback I got. It’s still definitely far from perfect. I have barely any remote form of editting skills. Wanted to give some bigger “feels” of the galaxy fleet arriving. and been told that the luke overlay is cheesy (will probably remove that)

https://vimeo.com/564665152

password: fanedit

I added in boba fett and mando, because u do see a shot of the Slave I and a mandalorian fang fighter (for like a milli second of a milli second, if that counts for anything). I also got better sources for the deleted pilots scenes. A certain someone that I used, will likely be aged in collab with MR. Again, feel free to bash and maybe enjoy =D

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#1435693
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

jadenkorr41 said:

Heya everyone,

Was looking for some critiques on Lando’s arrival. It’s definitely far from perfect. I have barely any remote form of editting skills. Wanted to give some bigger “feels” of the galaxy fleet arriving.

The shift in music at 1:10 is jarring, as is the faint image of Luke.

Instead of cutting back and forth between the cockpit shots and the sweeping shot of the fleet, just finish the shot of the fleet, then move onto the cockpit shots all back to back and it will flow much nicer.

I’ve toyed around with cockpit shots first, then sweeping shot or vice versa or back and forth but multiple cockpit shots. Yeah the audio has some issues, I’ll post an updated clip at some point. Thx for your feedback!