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#1498589
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Bingowings said:

I know it’s a bit wonky but the sparing sequences in Episode 5 of OB1 seem like a better introduction to adolescent Anakin than the elevator scene in AOTC. This show might be lacking in some ways but it and The Mandaloran might serve as additional material for PT edits.

Ive taken a different approach to re-introducing Anakin in my ReWritten PT which uses my Obi-wan series movie edit as the new episode 3 (trilogy a work in progress).

Here is our first glimpse of Anakin in my edit, young Jedi in Action! I repurposed the elevator scene later after the Council tells Anakin to escort the Senator back to Naboo.

Anakin Intro ReWritten
https://vimeo.com/731066079

Padme’ Apartment ReWritten
https://vimeo.com/731068274

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#1498504
Topic
The Prequels as Mando style episodes; PM for Links
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Episode 8, the final AOTC episode, has been completed and is now available.

This project has currently been put on hold in favor my movie edits due to a lack of interest. Most of the innovative edits used in these episodic episodes, have been recycled for my movie edit. You can find that here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Prelude-to-War-TPM-AOTC-Combined-NOW-AVAILABLE-WP-1-1/id/95150

If demand is there, perhaps I may finish the Revenge of the Sith episodes, but that movie is quite enjoyable in its present form. My issues were primarily with TPM and AOTC and I have now created content that finally allows me to enjoy those films. Thank you to the forums for encouraging me to try something different.

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#1495521
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Prelude to War (TPM & AOTC Combined) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1]
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Added two key sequences from AOTC in the first post. In this edit, there is only one assassination attempt. Gone is the poisonous slugs and chase through Coruscant skylines.

The first scene is a new introduction to Teenage Anakin. Gone is the couch and scolding from Obi-Wan. The first time seeing teenage Anakin is in action in pursuit of the person responsible for the landing platform assasination attempt.

https://vimeo.com/731066079

This next sequence of scenes is the reason this entire edit works (In my opinion). Even though I have eliminated Padme’s apartment assassination attempt, The character building in Padme’s apartment while she is sleeping is essential to the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin, so I wanted to keep this. The first time we see Padme and Anakin together, the council has already ordered Anakin to escort her back to Naboo and Palpatine has already spoken to her. I’ve also included the analysis droid deleted scene to make this work.

https://vimeo.com/731068274

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#1493511
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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Wanted to share 3 sequences from the “Great Escape” cut to show how I integrated the episode 4 inquisitor base rescue into Episode 2. There are TWO rescue attempts in this cut. The first attempt fails and he is captured by Flea, the second attempt leads him to the imperial base under the city.

First edit sequence is when Obi-Wan meets the drug girl. I rearranged some dialogue so the final line of the sequence is now, “How about some Information?” Next time we see Obi-Wan, he is in the Drug lab. Drug girl leads Obi-Wan to the Drug lab…seemed logical to me.

https://vimeo.com/727776965

Next edit sequence is after Obi-Wan escapes Flea, we establish Reeva in the Imperial base (previously show her interrogating Leia in the same Imperial base) with appropriate backup to capture Obi-Wan. Then we see Obi-Wan meet the clone trooper who is working WITH the kid and fake Jedi. The kid even throws a glance to the clone trooper when talking about Money!

https://vimeo.com/727775719

Final sequence is Obi-Wan entering the base. Thanks to Anjohan for the idea. I tweaked his idea to better suit my edit and my tastes. Added dialogue from original Leia rescue to this rescue. “Your father sent me, I’m here to help you.”

https://vimeo.com/727780633

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#1491896
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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Workprint 1.1 is now available with further adjustments to the color grade and some small fixes.
Also, a second cut of this Fanedit now exists:

The “Great Escape” cut incorporates the Episode 4 Inquisitor base rescue into the Daiyu rescue. Thanks to Anjohan for the key sequence to making this work. I have taken his initial idea and taken my own approach. This was done by completely restructuring the Daiyu scenes. There are now TWO rescue attempts on Daiyu. The first attempt fails and the second attempt succeeds. I creatively edited the girl drug scene and trooper/kid/fake jedi scenes to set this up. The only differences come between the 25:30-58:00 min portion of the film. This is the planet of Daiyu sequence, everything before and after are the same.

Special thanks to forum member ‘thevarsek’ who performed some audio assistance and helped to isolate some dialogue. Much appreciated.

PM for links.

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#1491557
Topic
KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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DZ-330 said:

Just a shower thought…

Can Obi’s:
“Then my friend is truly dead. Goodbye, Darth.”

Be edited to:
“My friend is not dead. Goodbye, Darth”

This can help to explain why Obi leaves and does not kill him. It will also explain Vader’s line of “Obi-Wan once thought as you do” in ROTJ.

Too bad we can’t have tie fighters launching from the Star Destroying and arriving just as Obi-Wan is about to kill Vader. Reinforcements arriving could provide a reason that Obi-Wan needs to leave. We see tie fighters or the grand inquisitor approaching through the clouds. Something like this:

https://youtu.be/UxnlZbF8y-8

Or what about recoloring the “apocalypse now” tie fighter sunset approach from the Force Awakens to look like a moon, rather than a Sun?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ca/5f/02/ca5f024f484ca8d63cd01b31588185b6.jpg

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#1491523
Topic
Obi-Wan Kenobi Redux Ideas Thread
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For those that missed my thread 'Episode 3: Child of a Jedi (An Obi-Wan movie edit) I moved an abbreviated Obi/Vader fight into the Bacta tank to solve the canon issues. Obi-Wan would not make the same mistake and leave Anakin alive for a second time, especially after declaring that his friend is truly dead.

Here are the highlights:
-AOTC flashbacks and Obi-Vader moved to the Bacta Tank
-New Reeva aand Leia intro
-Reeva dies at the hands of Vader.

Almost no scene has gone untouched in my edit. A workprint is available for anyone interested.

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#1490575
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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revel911 said:

Sent pm.

I do disagree with the final fight feeling like a tv fight. I found it a far better fight than rots or rotj. Each to their own.

Wasn’t so much the actual fight, more the Volume created sets. It didn’t feel grounded to me. And the floating rocks instantly reminds me of TLJ. Had I seen this before TLJ, prob would have loved it!

The TV reference was more about all the subplots, happy endings, and everything was wrapped up TOO happy too quickly after all the dramatic events we had just witnessed.

Obi Wan with Leia on the landing platform I loved and is the sole reason I created the season 2 episode 0 edit. I just loved both these performers for the entirely of the show. Both are a true joy to watch.

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#1490393
Topic
KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Anjohan said:

https://streamable.com/r4libo

  • Prolonged Obi-Wan looking for the entrance with 1.5 seconds
    -> Reshaped some of the new soundmix
    -> Added a sewer pipe that Obi-Wan swims out of
    -> Added bubbles as if he just jumped down into the pipe of which he then proceeds out of
    -> Removed Haja’s “Call you in a bit” to see if it flows better - I have no preferance.

@jrs81 Just read your post before render, so I removed that just for you. I felt different about it - like it “sealed the deal” of him and Haja speaking, but perhaps more people agree with you. Tell me

Better. would also move “if it’s the sewers you want” to start while he is walking and end it during the alien fish. LEAD us into the next scene. The dialogue, OB1 Walking, and alien fish are all transition to the next scene which is OB1 swimming. The swell in music while Ob1 is swimming is also too good to cover up with dialogue.

My 2 cents. But you really did make this idea work. Impressed 👍

UPDATE:. I would start the line when he stops walking and stands there a moment to think. He would be recalling what Haja told him. If it’s the sewers you want (Obi on screen) there is only one place to go (entrance on screen) be safe (alien fish on screen) music swells…

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#1490316
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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Sirius said:

I really liked the color correction you provided in the duel between Obi-Wan and Vader, now I can see properly (finally)! But personally, I think the sequence was a bit confuse. I missed a few transitions between the fight, like Obi-Wan crushing Vader’s helmet, and if this is a mental battle, I think Vader’s ship shouldn’t appear.

Glad you like the color correction. I hated the original coloring of this show. I significantly trimmed the Obi/Vader fight. There is no Obi being buried, and no rocks being lifted or thrown. I wanted to keep the vision more of a nightmare sequence that nobody clearly wins. Just like the AOTC training sequences. The broken helmet was not caused by Obi-Wan in this, it is merely a nightmarish glimpse that lets Obi-Wan see behind the mask. The good in him, and the bad.

I have made two more adjustments to the scene, will upload later today, to sell the idea that this is all in his head. I added a bacta tank scene before the “talk”, lengthened the nightmarish Vader walk through the valley, and adjusted the score a bit.

Would love to get rid of the ship in the shot as I agree with you, but I don’t have the skills to paint that out. The whole planet has a dream sequence, not reality feel, to it so I can look past it, but in the perfect edit, yes that would be painted out.

Appreciate the thoughts.

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#1490178
Topic
KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Darth Raditz said:

Vladius said:

With that said that’s still not a good reason for Obi Wan not to kill Vader in this moment in the show. For that I just assume he can’t bring himself to do it, which is the same thing he had in Revenge of the Sith. He has pity in the same way Bilbo and Frodo have pity on Gollum.

The problem with that is that, like you said, it’s the same. The context of the duel has to be different from what we saw before in RotS to feel meaningful & additive to the franchise.

This was ultimately the reason (and Reeva nonsense) that I decided to completely cut episode 6. Repurposing the duel for the bacta tank does something we haven’t seen in star wars yet. The cave on Dagobah teased it, but now we have a completely internal battle with Obi-Wan. The moment he apologizes to Anakin, the truth comes out, and he is released of the guilt and regains his strength. THAT in my opinion is a compelling and new narrative.

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#1490158
Topic
KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Acbagel said:

This is the last thing that does bug me a bit. Here’s my suggestion… Save the end of Obi-Wan & Anakin’s fight from “AotC” for the end of the final fight between Obi-Wan & Vader in Episode 6.

I did something similar to this for my edit and it REALLY works, although I moved the Obi-Wan and Vader fight into the bacta tank. Can see it here.
https://vimeo.com/723720916

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#1490062
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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Uploaded a revised ending and my new Bacta tank sequence. Links have been added to the first post. The bacta tank sequence is now about 5 minutes and includes the pre-aotc flashbacks and parts of the Obi-Vader duel from Episode 6. In my edit, the film ends before the Obiwan and Vader final dual, but I wanted to salvage parts of it and work it into the new narrative. I absolutely love it and I hope you guys like it!

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#1489673
Topic
Child of a Jedi (A Kenobi Movie Edit) [NOW AVAILABLE WP 1.1; Two Different Cuts]
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Not impressed with episode 6. Felt like a TV season finale with forced happy endings, not an epic movie ending. Even the Vader fight was way too short and a bit boring. And we already saw the broken mask bit with Rebels.

I will be taking bits and pieces from the episode (ie: music cues) but my movie edit will end with Episode 5. A workprint will be available by end of week. Will also do an Obi-Wan Season 2, Episode 0 with the left over pieces to setup season 2.

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#1489636
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)
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My prediction for episode 6: A wounded Reeva battles Owen and Beru on Tatooine while Obi and Vader battle on Mustufar. Owen kills Reeva.

They needed another action sequence to cut into and out of during the final battle. Star Wars always intercuts the final battles. They even forced intercuts during episode 3 Obi/Vader fight with detective Reva and I hated it!

The only reason Reeva is still alive is for this purpose.