Impressive … Most Impressive!
Your edit cannot come fast enough for our excitement! 😉
Impressive … Most Impressive!
Your edit cannot come fast enough for our excitement! 😉
I just watched V1 this Saturday and now plan on watching V2.
Overall I believe you made some good choices on your trimming. By reducing some of the silly nonsense, but retained the “fun” of the film it was enjoyable to watch.
I liked what you did with the title card at the beginning of the movie, it was creative use with the black shots between the “jumping” of the speeder. I thought it was creative. I also appreciated the change of the opening act of Solo obviously running away from some trouble. Some parts of it did feel a bit … disjointed? I am not sure of the right word and would need to watch it again. Also thank you for removing the imperial officer coming up with “Solo” for his name. It was a silly thing since later in the movie Han talks about his dad and working on ships … his father had no last name? Silly.
The use of the deleted scene at the beginning was also wise to use to help build upon Han’s personality and was a nice segway to the battle scene. Here is where I am conflicted though. Would it have been better to use the Title card between the Recruitment scene and the Deleted/Tribuno scene? The reason that comes up is there would be logically a certain period of time between Han, “pilot” school, training etc. It is such a jump in time it may be a good use of having either some kind of transition shot … title … or something since there would be logically a period of time. On the same token, your use of it was creative at the beginning.
Everything else throughout the movie was enjoyable with good logical cuts and trimming. The only one that “technically” doesn’t work is the Maul scene. I am glad you removed the “Look as I ignite my lightsaber for no reason” but the ending shot of him still shows his hood on when he took it off earlier. Granted, I like the removal of the saber scene BUT there is that inconsistency of shots.
However, like I said, overall, what a great edit. I did enjoy watching it!
Hal 9000 said:
Here’s the final dewback scene, for anyone still uncertain about it. If you do a direct comparison with the OOT version, it merely looks like the SE has chosen to minimally enhance the background dewback. The original shot was very static.
Hal, that looks absolutely fantastic.
This has probably already been addressed (or fixed), but what was the consensus on the Falcon scene where Han says, “Anyway, we should be at Alderaan in 0200 hours” at the beginning, but by the end of the scene they have reached Alderaan?
Have people interpreted that as they’ll reach Alderaan by 2 o’clock Galactic Standard Time rather than in 2 hours, and when he said that it was already like 1:57 GST or something? If that’s the case, he could’ve just said 3 minutes. Nitpicky of course, you could just write it off as techy nonsense dialogue, like making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
My thought is pretty much your thought, in that he was giving an “at time” not “in time.” Maybe not the best of dialogue, but the timing of everything kind of explains what he means.
Well crap I don’t have my socks on … oh well.
I read the article and was deeply impressed by it. Actual logical and compelling changes, motivations, character development, etc. I will be following this.
I’ve been having problems downloading it on my office computer, I’ll need to try it when I get home and use that one!
I would be very interested in watching this! There is some good in the movie that needs some good cleaning to help polish it up a bit!
I am not sure about the first half of that deleted scene, but the second half could be used. The scene transition to the ground battle works really well with a funny line of “have you flying in no time” works for me.
My gut tells me removal of eyebrows makes more sense due to him being burned with lava and his hair didn’t grow back. Pretty much like Rogue One depects Vader in the Bacta tank.
Also, as in regards to Rebels … no offense, but anything thats been shown, portrayed, etc. doesn’t really matter and is goofy. Time travel … enough said.
I salute you at taking a stab at Solo. I would also be curious to view it as well.
I havn’t been very active lately until now. I will certainly need to download this latest version since your TFA edit is my go to. I’ve read the current changes and I agree with all of them. Very nice once again Hal!
Your reasoning is sound and has good points. But the scene is so awkward and goofy looking. Granted, yes it does raise questions about how she could have survived the explosion without any explanation … but at least for me its the better of two evils.
Granted, IF this is possible, there could be another way that combines some of your thoughts. Granted, these are just ideas on the top of my head without trying it, be it with timing, music, cues, etc.
I would be curious about using your idea of having the old lines playing, maybe with a kind of echo effect or some kind of distortion, specifically regarding your ideas here:
As her eyes close on the bridge, have the line from Return of the Jedi faintly play “You have a power I don’t understand” explosion occurs, “and could never have.” Leia is floating in space. “You’re wrong leia.” Leia opens her eyes. “You have that power too.” Shot of leia’s hand.
The rest of it is tricky. Pretty much remove ALL the flying part of the scene with some shots that take up time that ends the scene with her hand on the glass window of the door that then opens up. You know she uses the Force to survive but we don’t see how. For those who do not have a problem with the visual of her flying in space … hats off to you for it not bothering you. But for me, and many others … it’s just so odd and very Un-Star Wars. So goofy…
I’m fine with it, but it seems a little odd for a battle droid to be on Tatooine. Maybe a different prequel-era droid? One that was seen in TPM or AOTC on Tatooine, like a pit droid or something?
I know what you mean regarding battle droids not being on Tatooine in the PT.
But an easter egg is an easter egg, I would love it back.
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Wow, that was very impressive to watch. What people can do…
Hal, I am looking forward to V3, your V2 is amazing! I appreciate you are further polishing the film!
If I could give you guidance I would! I am not that technical. I really hope someone has the answer or is willing to help!
I am very curious and excited to see the final product! Cheers!
Very exciting! I will be waiting patiently!
Hey man, thank you for sending me the work print. Here is my overall response to it: WOW!
Below are spoilers of his edits. So if you have not watched it and want to watch it yourself … do not read!
First of all, we gotta give Hal props for his “base” edit since many of his decisions and edits already improved on the original film greatly.
Your FX works, as I have commented before, are fantastic. You greatly improved on the Crait scene with Finn, Rose, etc. I could not imagine doing anything better.
Also … I am happy you have “turned to the light side” by removing the Leia Walk scene. THANK YOU! Again, I have stated on this thread, and as well as others, I don’t mind Leia having strong Force moments … the scene was just goofy looking to me.
Also, as an “overall” comment on the whole movie, I greatly appreciate your overall trimming of scenes. You kept the essence of the movie, along with using Hal’s edit as a base, to keep the movie’s feel strong … but removed the “fat.”
As a PERSONAL preference. (again, I stress personal) I do prefer Hal’s edit of the “Poe and Hux SNL skit” being bit more trimmed. You did trim it, which is MUCH better then the original movie edit … I think I just like it a bit more trimmed in Hal’s.
Lastly, I also prefer removing Snoke berating Hux. Once again, I appreciate you trimmed it a bit, which again improved on the original movie’s scene. But I PERSONALLY prefer Hal’s removal of it. Mostly since I don’t see Snoke cubically berating his generals in front of their “underlings,” especially since in TFA he did not care that Starkiller base was destroyed …
Anyway, again, overall: wow. I like this a whole lot and you made some GREAT decisions that I like. It is a great blend between Hal’s and your own ideas. Again, there are only two scenes I would PERSONALLY change, but again, they were not “bad decisions.”
I look forward to your blu ray edition. Granted, I may revert those two scenes with Hal’s as I mentioned. 😉
I do like the added scenes and the coloring has been improved. Admittedly, I think we would need to wait for the original editor to finish his project since the background still needs some finishing. Well, along with some of the effects need some more polishing too … but mainly the background sticks out the most to me.
Then again I have these ridiculous meticulous eyes that catch every bit of detail.
One of … well many … complaints was how the overall color/light was very dark. I approve of your correction!
The scene of Han as a TIE pilot in-training is very interesting to me, and I’m sort of on the fence if it should be included in any future edits.
On one hand, we never really see Han being a great “ship” pilot until his first job, so it is kind of weird how much of a great pilot he thinks he is when we’ve only seen him drive landspeeders.
By including that scene, we get a glimpse of how Han began learning to become an actual pilot.
On the other hand, the jump cut of the officer saying “You’ll be flying in no time!” to him panicking in the trenches is fantastic. And I’m sure they considered cutting in the first place for pacing reasons.
Actually, the deleted scene ends with the same “flying in no time” gag.
I think it (well, the salvageable bits of it) would be a great scene to include of you’re going with the idea mentioned earlier in this thread of cutting from “What’s your name?” to the title card, then pick back up with Han’s tribubal. This lets you cut the “Han…Solo” bit while retaining a version of the “You’ll be flying in no time” gag, and get to see that Han has actually trained as a pilot at some point.
That’s exactly what I was thinking on using the deleted scene that way with the title card. That could work very well.
I believe this is the creator of the “extra” footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmOPXhFensg
His goal is to “complete” it this Decemeber.
As for your edit, you made some good choices and I do agree that the coloring will need to be corrected. Maybe the “completed” video rendering will match the colors better as well as fill in some gaps, mainly the background.
Moving takes up a large amount of time. Completely understandable. I am looking forward to the 5.1 mix … I really like the edit.