I saw that on his thread and it’s so seamless. How he does that stuff…
Been awhile since I’ve checked out your thread and I like the whole Phasma thing! Very nice touch! Can you send me a link for your latest version.
Also, to kind of continue the topic about Jedi Boi. On Hal’s thread, we were tinkering with extending Canto Bite(s) scene that includes the balcony scene where you first see the kids. By trimming things up a little bit and removing Rose’s line about wanting to punch a hole or whatever she says about Canto, it helps connect the kids without too much more baggage from Canto. … here’s what it does: A.) We see Jedi Boi and the kids where he tries to stand up to whip dude and B.) Finn sees the ugly with Canto and the Galaxy (remember how “sheltered” he is).
I like this approach since although I applaud the heavy trimming of canto, especially the removal of the chase scene, it does feel rush as is. By reinserting these scenes, we achieve the necessary connection with the necessary trimming intact.
Here is what Hal came up with after we played around.
Personally I wouldn’t go the flashback route, as interesting of a concept as it is.
Also, I didn’t get to comment on your earlier clip with the Luke/Dream sequence. Wow! I like the direction on this. I was just imagining what kind of pain you are going to go through painting Rey out on some of those scenes. Perfect music transitions by the way.
I just finished watching the recent edit and I like the movie overall with all your choices!
The only “issue” i had is the scene we first see Yoda on Kashyyk in which Chewbacca was painted out. Once Yoda gets intel and is talking with Gree you hear two different wookie sounds essentially having a conversation in the background. I remember some pages back it wasn’t possible to isolate and remove some of that, but it does stick out to me.
Other than that, once again a fabulous and high quality edit that I enjoyed all your decisions and the work that was done! It is pretty much impossible to watch the vanilla prequels when we have these fantastic edits!
Very nice Neverar, I like this more than the first attempt.
I like the more “dark” side feel of it since I think that was kind of implied in the movie but instead made it feel like her focusing.
I thought the transitions is good as is actually, but as always, curious to see alternative ways to see if it is an improvement.
Lastly, I too would like to hear Finn’s call out to be the last thing you hear. It would work as both a reminder of the pain Kylo has called and almost a plead for help/save me kind of thing.
All in all, I like this direction a whole lot!
Still get errors …
Anyone else getting a “download quota exceeded for this file” message when downloading V6 on Google Chrome? How do I get around this issue? Anyone?
Got the same issue, we’ll just need to wait since lots of people are downloading the file.
I agree with ziggy’s comments about 66 over 67.
All in all I like the concept very much!
Looking great as usually adywan. Really looking forward to seeing this once it is live!
Checked your latest clips, I like what you are doing!
That’s looking good to me Hal. Very nice.
I look forward to this version Hal, you always do great!
Isn’t funny that Hal’s edit where Padme is alive is more canon to the original trilogy than the actual creator did with?
Hmmm, I am not sure at the moment where have just an isolated score track would be helpful.
Sorry for the fried brain my friend. If anything comes up I would be more than happy to help out.
I’d love a link to your edit!
This is a good ambitious edit, and I understand that much of your time right now is working on a house. Totally get it!
As for this recent clip, I see you got some work cut out for ya to remove the time stamp and Rey in the “Map” room.
after watching it a few times, I like the direction it is going. I appreciate the scene effect during her “Vision Dream.”
I am not a skilled editer, but I am curious if maybe instead of that effect you did, would it be possible to add a little more of a grain affect as well as changing the coloring in those scenes? Maybe less color and more of a sepia or something that shows this is indeed a vision?
Also, earlier during Rey’s Vision during the lightsaber touch at Maz’s castle can have the same effect so it will accomplish two things: 1.) these force visions have the same “effect” on the screen and 2.) we know Rey is having some kind of vision at the end with Luke on the island.
Other than that, the rest of it is looking good! Just a thought I had.
Wow, that is great! Good word once again Poppa!
Hal 9000 said:
Fair enough, on all points, I suppose.
I appreciate your leveled headed response on all those points Hal.
As per what others have said, those suggestions would not be compatible with the direction of Hal’s edit, but sounds like a hybrid of Ivan and Poppaskietti’s edit.
The one I do like is the non-Leia Poppins scene being removed, but that’s not for this edit.
Hal 9000 said:
Well, I don’t plan to remove Phasma or the fight between her and Finn, so there’s nothing to worry about there.
The Luke Jakku quip is something I’ve hemmed and hawed over but I think it’s just not something that we would have seen in the OT, but that we have seen in the ST. So I’d prefer to keep Luke away from it since he doesn’t do it much. The reed gag later on seems more consequential and part of the point being made, so it feels different to me.
Whatever happens, I’ll get a solid workprint out before IX for anyone interested in having it for a countdown viewing.
I volunteer as tribute!
And I know I might sound like a broken record at this point, but I’ll mention it one more time - I’m a huge advocate for redubbing the “parking violation” alien on Canto Bight. Maybe it doesn’t bother other people the same way it bothers me, but his southern drawl really takes me out of things. Plus including some alien language with subtitles would give it some OT vibes.
I would love something done about that. the OT established that if you are not human, you don’t sound human. Of course there are varying degrees, either in language or accent, but there is a clear distinction between human and non human. The PT mostly followed this as well, minus the Pod Race Announcer in TPM. This character felt VERY out of place as well as goofy. He would be more appropriate for the MCU than Star Wars.
I wouldn’t mind a dub or something that gives him an alien voice, or at least a more “alien” accent than a straight up Southerner. If you closed your eyes, you would picture a human saying his lines, not a non-human.
The same thing occurs with SOLO with Rio Durrant. He felt very out of place as well.
Hal 9000 said:
I was impressed by how the scene played without Rey interpreting for Chewie, but I’ll see what I think in a while.
Maz’s comment and Rey asking about a cowl are both part of the film’s sexual undertones. I still really dislike the entire Maz scene, but if it must be kept then I want to keep the sexual humor.
Rey’s question to Ren is another example of her being somewhat prudish or new to sexuality, just like how she looks away from the walrus that Luke milks.
Can you post what it would look like with the interpretation to see?
As for the Cowl scene, I’m personally neutral on it, so with our without it is the same to me, so trust your judgment on that one!
As for the Maz scene, seriously, if the whole thing can be removed that would be a god send.
But Adywan, obviously the troopers are wearing perfect camouflage so you can’t see them!
Jokes aside adding some trooper and/or vehicles would be a great addition since it clearly isn’t heavily guarded per the conversation.
I am glad that the drive is going pretty well, I was very happy to contribute towards it and hope for some more to get this show on the road!
I like it Hal! I agree with Rogue’s take that the coin part doesn’t overstay it’s welcome.
Also just having Rose name the critters and not say anything else is a good touch as well.