Yeah I deleted it it believe because it kinda sucked.
I’ll put a completely different shake effect on it and see what you think.
StarkillerAG, thanks for the feedback. I can tweak the shake for sure. I just don’t want it to look like George Lucas spun the camera around like Star Trek not so special tv FX.
Skybatman, no I don’t plan on using footage from Rogue One except maybe for anything they may have lifted directly from the OT such as firing up the Death Star. The idea of this edit is enhancing or replacing the existing scenes of ANH and really not to add new ones.
Thanks for the info. I’ll hunt it down.
Stellar regrade. The way you even got the sand to look so different in the background on Tatooine. Beautiful job! I don’t think you had plans for ROTJ but it needs you.
Watched it. It was pretty good overall, certainly replacing everything we got so far in the visual department. Builds, lighting, color, added VFX, all stellar.
I like the limited inclusion of the narration but they very last one does not work. “I don’t know why he saved my life…” in the corridor does not work, ruining the tension of the scene while seemingly belonging to the one before. If this is included, it should be on the roof. Maybe just re-use some of the shoots of Ford sitting there, breathless, while it plays.
That Pris’ dossier is missing is kind of a shame, since we loose the peversity of her being a pleasure model that way. Removing Zhora is fine. Cannot figure out how to do both at the same time though myself…
Oh yeah, and Subtitles would be cool 😃
Videmaster, thanks for watching and the feedback! I did miss the pleasure model cut, played with keeping it in as V.O. but ultimately decided otherwise. I wanted to reduce the importance of the dossiers, and not have three full dossiers and just none for Zhora. I guess in my future edits, I’ll start off with subtitles in my project. That way it’s easy to just edit them (cut, move) along with the scenes.
This project is making progress. Here’s a link to a rough clip of the Death Star destruction sequence from A New Hope Enhanced Edition: https://streamable.com/xavx4z
It’s rough, and not all the foley is finished, but the changes to this clip are below:
Color corrected X-Wing thrusters from pink to red
When Vader’s TIE-Fighter spins out of control added shake and rattle
Added a shot of the two X-Wings splitting off and heading toward Yavin
Added Yavin into the composition for the Death Star explosion, camera slowly zooms in toward the debris
Anakin Starkiller said:
For TROS there is no way around the spirit transfer ritual. It’s an integral part of the plot, so discussion of its removal is moot.
Except you could easily make it so that sucking the lifeforce of the dyad was Palpatine’s plan all along, allowing you to remove any mention of soul transfer.
You can cut any scene you want in a fanedit (such as the Sith ritual). But this can have consequences… the required cutting of other scenes. The logical consequences of cutting the ritual ends with no Knights of Ren fight and Kylo Ren abruptly appearing with Rey, and armed with a lightsaber. The ritual is less bad than what you would end up with removing it.
Has anyone had any trouble with the password for his zip file?
I did a test download of the file myself. Note the 7z is 8.53 GB. If you got a partial download it won’t open at all. If you open it using the 7z app on a pc it will decrypt fine. On a mac instead of using the standard archive utility, which doesn’t support encryption correctly, use a utility like keka to open it (https://www.keka.io/en/). I tested it with keka on a mac and it decrypted successfully.
If someone could report if they successfully opened the zipped file that would be helpful, whether here or by PM
Additional PM’s sent
I would also love a link please! Sounds amazing!
Here’s a movie trailer for TROS-R: https://streamable.com/ef385j
Because it incorporates some of Hal’s great ideas for the fleet com chatter including “for Skywalker!” as well as jonh’s force ghosts I’m posting it here. I feel those two additions really put the heart back into this film. A million thanks to them and everyone on the OT (especially Dom, snooker, axlanian, and idir_hh) for their ideas and continuing to improve this final installment despite its shortcomings.
When the Emperor told Luke “Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!” He wanted Luke to try and murder him. Of course even if Vader hadn’t blocked the strike, Palpatine ran zero risk of being injured. Luke was the equivalent of a pesky fly. A Jedi uses the force for defense only. Vader was protecting the Emperor, no need to retcon ROTJ with this spirit transfer mediocrity. For TROS there is no way around the spirit transfer ritual. It’s an integral part of the plot, so discussion of its removal is moot.
Below are the changes made to v2.3 which I consider the final version:
Improved audio levels for Knight’s of Ren voices
Removed Finn’s loud grunting during lightspeed skipping
Finn yells “Rey” one less time somewhere in the movie (does it matter where?)
On Pasaana, stormtroopers no longer sound like slapstick droids when they die, including the one with the exploding jetpack
Removed Poe saying “we only have 8 hours left”
Improved Ach-to night regrade
Darkened the flashback of young Luke and Leia, reduced/obscured footage of young CG Leia’s face
When Luke raises the X-Wing, the sky is now blue instead of gray/overcast
Removed Poe exclaiming during the battle of Exegol, “they’re toast!”
When Rey looks to the suns, extended the shot of BB-8
Improved reverb sfx and audio level of Yoda’s voice during lightsaber burial
Umm, this isn’t a PM.
Thanks starkiller. And below someone asked for a link. lol.
Hello everyone, I’ve had many requests for the updated edit. I should have the update ready soon. I transferred the project from a mac to a pc and I found there is more cleanup than anticipated (Premiere does not transfer projects perfectly). So I’m fixing audio transitions that went out of whack as well as some regrading that also did not transfer properly. Sorry for the delay. In addition to the above mentioned changes for 2.3, I am also enhancing the night Ach-to of this edit a bit more, darkening the sky. Will probably also add some forest mist to the CG Leia scene. I had considered removing it, but instead I’m going to see if I can obscure her CG face with some shadow and fog. Nothing too drastic. Thanks for your patience.
Hal what was it about the new FCPX that you didn’t like?
The “Weak. Like your parents” line could still work in a movie where they were scumbag nobodies. I like that.
It works even better in fact.
Project released. Here’s the trailer:
Thanks 21c. Give me a few days and I’ll have the final update released (v2.3)
Thanks, negspec13. I’ll let you know when it’s finished. What’s the largest file size you’re comfortable downloading?