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#1514311
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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amobex said:

It’s hard to keep objectivity after a while. Here’s a test of the idea. Let me know what you think because I might just have to render out a V2.1 of my edit for this.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_vnit8T_z1A9Z7QJDN5lTvlPG9S6KoU-/view?usp=share_link

Cheers!

I like that alot! My only commentary (i dont know how to do that), is if there’s a way to have him say I love you a little bit slower, so the audience can digest the mini emotional impact it gave. But i really like that edit. nice job!

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#1487206
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(The Rise of Skywalker) Legacy of the Force | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit [Workprint Released]
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Heya Acbagel. Not sure if u ever saw my battle of exegol enhanced thread. I was wondering if u have any way of looking to enhance battle of exegol in your next workprint. Particularly my capital ship scene. Sorry I’m not trying to be an attention seeker. It’s more of I like the scene, but im looking for ways to seamlessly incorporate it into TROS, so looking for ideas to toss around.

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#1486022
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I like your analogy alot. Reflects all the news/foreign policy stuff I read/pay attention to frequently.

Tho I believe in canon through books or comics or whatever lore (i could be dead wrong), the new republic technically “demilitarized” (for reasons because they didn’t want to create another palpatine like scenario doing an emergency army act etc.) thus paving the way for when the TFO takes out the hosnian system, it became a free open playing ground for the first order to militarily occupy the galaxy.

That being said, the movies never made any of the political background and context clear at all.

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#1485167
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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thanks for the share man.

I’m working with “Guy with No Name” to help me restore and remove dust/scratches.

Yes that second clip with the scream is something i’ve been wanting to put as a victory scream when they take down the star destroyer. Because I think that scream was for in ROTJ when the executor super star destroyer was destroyed.

I have topaz video enhance ai, so perhaps ill try running that second clip through every preset there is and hope i get something decent

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#1484999
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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You have that in HD?? is it higher quality than this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=811TMjwEH04

I like the idea you have for the jump to hyperspace order. Cool to incorporate more of general madine in ROTJ.

Here’s how I wanted to incorporate Madine in my episode 9 edit. (He will be aged, but I need an HD restored footage first) https://youtu.be/5nlIKCXSZPk

enjoy!

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#1484904
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Original trilogy deleted scenes restored Project?
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Hiya, super interested in this thread. Was wondering by any chance do you intend to restore this scene of Crix Madine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeOhP7KYILU from 0:00-0:39

It’s not part of the ROTJ blu-ray deleted scenes, I think it’s from the rinzler ROTJ ebook. I’m dying for good quality of this to put into my fan edit clip. Anyways, would be cool to see this scene restored if part of the plan.

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#1484037
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Battle of Exegol extended and enhanced
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I’ve updated the OP to show my proof of concept of the final order star destroyer firing its super-cannon on a mon cal cruiser from the incoming galaxy fleet. The background needs to be stabilized and not shake, so working on fixing that up. And yes, pryde shouldn’t say “ion cannon”, should say “use main cannon” or whatever sounds appropriate

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#1480972
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Battle of Exegol extended and enhanced
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CamSMurph said:

jadenkorr41 said:

Nope, it’s literally the same exact shot from earlier in the movie before Snep says “incoming TIEs” I figured showing this clip here would give the viewer a feeling that the final order will still fight back, adding some difficulty for the galaxy fleet.

Right. I reckon that demo reel doesn’t feature many extended shots.

Nope, aside from what previous editors have uncovered. Which is why I started doing the work I present here in the OP. Battle of Exegol is severely lacking

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#1480969
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Battle of Exegol extended and enhanced
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CamSMurph said:

Is that final shot of TIE fighters at the end of your preview clip an unused VFX shot from an ILM reel?

Nope, it’s literally the same exact shot from earlier in the movie before Snep says “incoming TIEs” I figured showing this clip here would give the viewer a feeling that the final order will still fight back, adding some difficulty for the galaxy fleet.

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#1479420
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Battle of Exegol extended and enhanced
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Hello everyone!

Let me preface this off by first celebrating all the amazing work done by incredible fan editors in this forum. I’ve never seen such a location where people are able to make amazing, wild, and never expected changes come off as seamless and have impacted and enhanced my viewing of a saga we all cherish and love for the better.

A little bit about myself, I love the sequel trilogy. However, there are definitely things that can be improved to make it more enjoyable. In particular, I really like episode 9, though admittedly it unloads a larger check it can cash. I’ve been watching OT forums since 2021, and there are a ton of amazing edits of all star wars movies. What struck to me was the large plethora of episode 9 edits. One aspect of episode 9 that has stuck to me is the battle of exegol. If one is to go through the minutia, numbers, and details of it, it should theoretically be one of the largest battles of the entire skywalker saga. While there are notes and broad strokes within the battle itself that had hints of it, there was definitely the feeling that the battle could’ve been more than what we got .

For example, when lando arrives, books and expanded material say that the Galaxy fleet/citizen’s fleet is 10000+ ships with new designs of Mon Calamari cruisers (MC95A, B, C etc.), mandalorian fang fighters, N-1 naboo star fighters, firespray ships etc etc. However the large pan shot of lando’s arrival doesn’t give us enough time to appreciate the diversity of all those ships, with the only main takeaway “Look at this! so many ships!” Luckily in Hal’s Ascendant and other TROS edits, we see the re-insertion of a deleted/cleaned up ILM demo reel which adds an extra pan shot to better appreciate lando’s arrival.

While that is an amazing addition to the battle (and probably the most professional/seamless addition), I feel the battle of exegol in episode 9 can be more. So where do I come in? My goal is make additional shots that can hopefully be incorporated within the movie.

This is NOT an edit of the whole movie. I’m just working on random scenes here and there. I made a post of my “personal cut” on the forum over a year ago, which I discontinued working on it. Admins if you see this as a double post, I apologize and can delete this post and modify my older thread.

Additions I plan on making

Adding shots FO TIE fighter pilots scattered throughout the battle

  • One of the reasons why the space battles in the original trilogy felt so cool to me, is that you have transition shots of a rebel pilot getting shot down then following a shot of a TIE fighter pilot and vice versa. It just adds the feeling of intensity to the battle, and a slither of emotional feeling to the battle, in my opinion. I will address this by adding/re-using flipped or modified shots of FO TIE fighter pilots from the previous movies and adding them in shots that seem appropriate.

Adding a shot of the CR90 Rebel blockade runner in action

  • We see the rebel blockade runner take off, arrive on Exegol and that’s about it. Oh wait, it then shows up when palpatine does the dark empire like lightning storm and then the fate of the ship along with Nien Nub is unknown. I have rotoscoped parts of a cool shot from a video from skyforge on youtube from a video called Conveyor station. I used a couple seconds of a shot from his video of a CR90 corvette shooting down a TIE fighter and rotoscoped it onto an exegol background. I’ll upload the draft and update this post.

Enhancing the Galaxy/Citizen’s fleet arrival

  • I’ve shown this in the TROS redux thread, here’s a more updated version. In The Phantom Menace, Anakin said “The biggest problem in this universe is no one helps each other.” and The Rise Of Skywalker beautifully showed how that changed. The entire galaxy resisting evil because they were inspired by the legends of Anakin’s children; Luke’s inspiration and sacrifice during the Battle of Crait.

I took inspiration from Hal’s Ascendant fan edit of TROS by incorporating the comm chatter upon the Galaxy fleet’s arrival. I enhanced this by adding shots of different aliens, pilots and appearances taken from different scenes and deleted scenes from star wars. I also rotoscoped parts of Lezly’s blender battle of endor on youtube and put in Exegol as the background. This is a cool way to have the millenium falcon fly in and blow something up before leading the additional ships to take out the xyston star destroyer cannons. We only see the falcon do a fly by, and rescue Finn and Jannah towards the end of the battle. Some masking needs work, and some scenes need additional clean up. This is just a proof of concept.
https://youtu.be/Lr8I9j_FDW4

Final Order Star Destroyer fires its supercannon at the Galaxy/Citizen’s Fleet

  • One thing that I always pondered is that when Lando arrives, there isn’t so much resistance shown against the incoming galaxy fleet. Clearly the final order has tens of thousands of sith TIE fighters and thousands of star destroyers, if it was a pure slugfest between two forces, the final order fleet should be able to put up some sort of resistance. I’ve always wondered if the supercannon just fired upon an incoming large cruiser ship, similar to what we see in ROTJ with the death star firing its super laser to pick off the rebel alliance fleet cruiser by cruiser. To do this, I rotoscoped the star destroyer firing on kijimi and had it firing on a Mon Cal cruiser and having it blow up. This can give some tension to the battle, that Final Order can fight back, but also can further enhance/justify Poe’s line of saying “hit those underbelly cannons”

https://youtu.be/h3RXQ1yG_Is

The big one. Capital ship battle - an MC85 Cruiser versus a FO Resurgent Star Destroyer

  • While the Xyston star destroyers have their cannons exposed as a highly exploitable weakness, the first order still has a sizeable presence aside from the final order. The only way to get rid of the FO resurgent star destroyers is to destroy them ship by ship. In the same manner heavily inspired /influenced from the Venator vs Invisible Hand scene from ROTS. I have rotoscoped many different shots of MC85 cruiser from TLJ and various shots of FO Resurgent star destroyer from TFA, TLJ, SWBFII and borrowed various shots from rogue one, a youtube video called battle of the dreadnaughts to bring you a draft of my proposed capital ship combat on exegol. MC85 and FO star destryer approaching each other, firing cannons at each other, side to side flybys with cannon exchange with the MC85 emerging victorious. This is also a very rough Work in Progress. The sound effects is half assed to just give a workprint draft of this scene. I have plans to add an admiral ackbar like figure (ie: Admiral ackbar rotoscoped shots into the TLJ) or Crix Madine deleted scenes (Will need extra work to age Madine and clean up the quality of the deleted scenes)
    https://youtu.be/YIgMTbIEFvs

If you made it this far, I thank you for reading up to here. As you can clearly see, I’m a huge noob at making these vfx shots. There are many super super skilled editors I’ve seen that I can only dream to be a fraction of their ability and to be able to apply that skill to the shots I have envisioned. That being said, I want to give a call for help. I know there are some masks that aren’t as tight (I can fix through meticulous reviewing), and I have absolutely no sense of lighting/lens flare and glare to make the shots look more realistic and seamless. On top of that, many things I didn’t think of nor am able to realize. Though I wont be surprised if I’m just told the cold hard truth; the scenes i’m envisioning are too challenging, complicated and there’s no point in further pursuing this. I know I’m not making changes that affect the nuance, narrative or character development within the movie so the other side of me thinks there’s not as much motivation nor priority to further develop these scenes. All in all, I did all these scenes myself (except the sources from the movies, and sources I got from youtube/the internet) and am proud of the progress I’ve made so far for whatever it’s worth. I hope this post at least brought some entertainment to you guys, May the Force be with you all.

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#1474737
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Burbin said:

The unused material would probably expose the film’s rushed development and lack of direction. Things like Rey’s lineage were aparently still weaving around while filming had already started, so I’m sure other major plot points also shifted and changed all the way till the end of production.

While that is a possibility, I do think it’s in part on what the director cares to share with the audience. The deleted scenes that would’ve been shared would probably be too unfinished that even the normal audience would be lost. I highly doubt that it is because it would expose the lack of direction because u have rogue one which had major production issues and had no deleted scenes. Then look at solo, probably the most disastrous production of the Disney Star Wars movies, and there’s a bunch of deleted scenes. Even TfA, the original Blu-ray release didn’t have deleted scenes, only the second re release. I just think to quickly assume based on fan reaction and fan sentiment that that’s the main reason TROS lacks deleted scenes is premature

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#1473712
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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - Saga's End Edition V2 (1080p RELEASED; 4K WIP)
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I like it a lot. One of the first things I asked a lot when looking into these fan edits was, are any of these in 4K? Because I’m so used to the crispness of UHD.

How did you convert from HDR to SDR? Was it a direct rec2020 to rec709? Or did u apply different LuTs over the HDR? And in your new version of this, are u adding/changing/cutting scenes that are different from your previous version?

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#1473617
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The Rise of Skywalker: Untold (WIP)
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wow, looking forward to see what new innovative and novels you put into action Sherlock!

At some point (i dont know when) perhaps I’ll revive my own thread as I’ve sort of changed directions but I’m working on new/more battle shots in exegol, they’re extremely ambitious but perhaps they may benefit your edit too.

In terms of your edit, I really like the idea of palpatine’s peptalk to his followers and the sith eternal fleet is getting ready to take off. Would love to see/hear more of how you envision that part. While I’ve always spent alot of my daydreaming, thinking about showing diff parts of the galaxy gearing up to go join lando at the rendevous, your idea is the exact parallel from the villain’s pov. fascinating. wishing you all the best of luck in this.

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#1472750
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Yeah I definitely missed that lol

Thanks for the link! I’ll see what I can do with this during the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNA64iKRFB0

Here’s the link. I forgot to paste it in my previous message lol.

I’m envisioning palpatine’s broadcast which we see a montage of star destroyers arriving at different planets and then lando’s message/broadcast, which we see a montage of ppl gearing up/arming up to prepare to meet on exegol.

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#1472742
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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sherlockpotter said:

Jar Jar Bricks said:

The ships that are destroyed in the planetary sequence are First Order ones.

Nah, doesn’t Palps tell Pryde to join up with the Sith Fleet? I took that to mean that they incorporated all of the First Order assets into the Sith Fleet and they all became one huge force.

Dude, are you telling me that the central conflict they had been building up for two and a half films (the First Order) was resolved off-screen by a bunch of unknown people whom we never meet? While our protagonists were dicking around with a random side mission?

God, I hate this film.

Why would they move all their assets directly on exegol? That just sounds illogical. It’s not so different that in RotJ, the entire imperial fleet was not all present at the battle of Endor. I don’t think it’s that hard to imagine that a sizeable portion of the first order fleet is regrouped on exegol while the remaining ships scattered across the galaxy remained in place.

So no, it’s not a side mission persay. While in TrOS there’s many things that are nonsensical, I just don’t see this as a reason and if at all, one of the major ones.

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#1472741
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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axlanian said:

Darth Raditz said:

I’m not sure if this has been mentioned, but has anyone toyed with having Poe’s speech before the final battle be broadcasted across the galaxy?

I tried using Lando’s message from the Star Tours Disneyland ride for this purpose: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHO9Ox2T94RPV_iC_lO1I4FeW0xOL3Cx/view?usp=sharing

Unfortunately there wasn’t a really good source without lots of chatter from riders, so this is as good as I could get it.

I’m not sure if u saw my post. I found a better source of it on YouTube that has the least amount of interruptions. Hope this helps. I would love to try and incorporate some footage of this into an edit