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The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope

I couldn’t get a good enough shot of Kylo Ren to use in the edit, so I am going to switch out that shot for some Hux footage that I was going to delete and it looks great! No more goofy face…

I finished up the new music and sound fx on the Finn waking up part of the movie for those who have seen my edit. I am now working on Rey meeting Luke for the first time.

BTW… Without spoiling anything for ROS in theaters right now. There was nothing setting Rey up for this in any of the other movies, so I will be going and doing a TFA edit (eventually) and I think I can adjust the force vision she has to drop a hint or 2 there so Episode 9 doesn’t feel so out of place.

The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope

Hi again everyone. I am still working on the 2nd version of the cut of this movie and I think I have the opening set up that I need. Again, this is me trying to clean up the audio. So I am replacing some music to help flow from once scene to another. I added back in some special fx. This is the result and let me know what you think. I was already approved on the cut from the Star Wars traditional music to the cut of the new music as we pan in on the ship, so now I’m working on the transition to the Deleted Scene with Poe.

The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope

gunpowder said:

Hi lantern51,

watched your recent clip suggesting the sound transition and here is my feedbacK: How about instead of transitioning from the opening flute to the second track to just cut it from the flute to the drums. So in other words leaving the opening flute until second 19 or 20 of your sample clip and cut it immediately into the tam tada tadam drums. I hope that was somewhat understandable? 😄

I think I get what you mean lol… Thanks. I will work on it 😃

The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope

Hi guys! I know that I have been away for a while. I have been working about 55 hours a week, then I had some family issues that I had to take some time for. Then I have been busy on fanedit trying to re-work this edit. I still have online links to the original edit that has been commented on by people who have seen it. But I’m trying to make it better and following the advice as best I can of other editors.

The first thing that I have to work on is the sound transition into the first scene change that I made in the movie. So I wanted to try and change up the music as idea presented to me by Didgmod. This is my first attempt at new music from one of the games. I know there is a "click at 12 seconds in and I did not add the “whoosh” sound FX yet. I’m looking to see if I can get the audio transitions right first. Let me know if this works for you guys!

A New Hope: Vader edition

I am currently in the process of uploading what I hope will be the final version of this cut. This time, nothing is dropped in and has been worked over to flow with the rest of the movie. I also added my own cut of the SC 38 footage. I will make a cut/change list and post it in the future.

On a personal note, I got a reminder that in a month, my annual subscription for my editing software is due. So that means that next month I will have been editing for 1 year. I have never done it before then. I was inspired by some fan edits of The Force Awakens. So I gave it a try and taught myself how to use the software and how to do different editing tricks. My edit; The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope, was the result of everything I have learned up to this point.

I hope you will enjoy my work. Let me know what you all think, and yes I’m always open to constructive criticism. I don’t know everything and other people have great ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of.

A New Hope: Vader edition

OK, quick update on V3. I had a hard time finding the line I needed to re-dub a spot, so I recorded it myself. I then ran it through a few filters to smooth it out and fit with the rest of the audio. So now I’m working on the score and then she is done. Score takes me some time because I’m very picky about setting the right mood. Those who have seen my cut of TLJ know this.

A New Hope: Vader edition

Still working out the kinks in V3. I need to re-dub a line of dialog and then work on the score a bit. Then I will be able to get that out to you guys.

Thanks for all the support you guys have given me. My Last Jedi edit was the first time I really brought my work out to the public and you have all been great. With only that one movie out, you guys were backing me on this project right away and I can’t think you guys enough. I promise that the V3 is the edit that you deserve and that going forward, I will have nothing but high quality for you all!

The Last Jedi- Full Movie Re-Edit

ForceGhostRecon said:

OutboundFlight said:

Ivan’s crowd appear to be largely TLJ haters- those who despise a vast majority of the changes made. That isn’t a bad thing in it itself, there are some people who think that here, and we all get to respectfully share our opinions. But when surrounded by a community that continues to hate upon hate you get into a situation where anything is better.

My assumption is the praise does not come out of the edit’s quality. The people are only interested in story. They don’t care if the audio is odd or the cuts on dough, or even if the story contradicts itself as long as it directly fixes their issues with Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson the edit is a masterpiece. If it creates new problems, eh who cares.

My greatest worry now is towards the children of those in this community. When (more likely if xd) their parents show them Star Wars for the first time, Episode 8 will be called “The Last Jedi Re-Edit”. 😦

Lol He didn’t think to give it an appealing name. May as well just called it ‘The Last Jedi Fanedit.’

I agree people just WANT to like it because they hate the original. I personally thought the original was terrible, but I don’t hate it enough to accept this turd as a replacement.

Hahaha… I know. At least the people on here know how to name an edit. Before I started editing, I watched his stuff and thought that some of the ideas were fine. But when I watched it, I just found myself skipping around and feeling glad that I did my own edit lol.

A New Hope: Vader edition

ForceGhostRecon said:

lantern51 said:

Version 3 is coming. I think I have a cool idea for adding the R1 footage of Vader to this.

I’m working about 55 hours a week at my real job, and working on an edit of TFA. So be a little more patient. The link to V2 is still available…

I’m definitely interested in checking out another way to incorporate R1 Vader footage!

It wasn’t easy because yours was freaking perfect! The lever being pulled and then cut to C3-PO was too good not to use in my version. But I’m working to make it different enough. There is only so much you can do to make it work.

The Last Jedi: A Spark of Hope

I realized that I never did a cut list on here? Sorry about that. This list is from an earlier version of the movie, so there are actually a few other things that I could add to the list, but it’s already long enough lol…

  • To short cut some of this list, I will say that I cut ALL progs out of the movie and there is no Canto Bight subplot nor any subplot with Finn and Rose. I’m also not going to mention everytime I added music to a scene. As you will see, this is already going to be a long list 😃

  • Added opening and custom Disney with Fox music created by Digmodifaction

  • Removed the opening on the planet. Used part of the opening from the Alt. Opening to show Poe in a command position and his thoughts before taking on the Dreadnaut.

  • Cut Poe joking with Hux

  • Cut BB8 shoving his head into the ships circuits

  • Cut girl saying “Bombs Away”

  • Cut EVERYTHING between Hux and Snoke after the Dreadnaunt blows up.

  • Added a deleted scene of Kylo Ren looking out the ships window.

  • Cut Fin Hitting his head a 2nd time

  • Added a dream for Finn to show what his last memory of Rey was

  • Cut Finn slipping

  • Added some deleted footage of Finn waking up

  • Cut scene with Rey and Luke handing over lightsaber and Luke tossing it. It now cuts to Rey wondering into the village and knocking on Lukes hut.

  • Cut Rey mentioning Leia sending her.

  • Cut Rey sitting on cliff and seeing Luke X-Wing in the water

  • Cut Rey translating Chewie for Luke. Luke just understands Chewie

  • Added deleted Luke has a Moment

  • Cut Snoke calling Kylo the next Vader

  • Cut Snoke saying that he was mistaken

  • Cut Snoke saying to Kylo to take off his helmet

  • Cut the Snoke line about being a child in a mask

  • Cut the multiple smashes of Kylos helmet in the elevator.

  • Moved the scene where Luke visits the Falcon to here. He just found out about his best friend passing not long ago, it didn’t feel right to me that he would wait so long to visit.

  • Cut Lukes lines on the Falcon after he sees R2. The scene ends with him putting his hand on R2 and saying “Old Friend”

  • Cut the entire scene where Rey is lecturing Luke and Luke being grumpy and telling her to go away and he mentioned his “Laser Sword”

  • Cut the whole Milking the animal

  • Took parts of him hopping around the island and used later in the movie for Training Montage

  • Moved close up of Leia sitting by herself with hand on her head to here

  • Added Poe giving Finn Jacket back

  • Cut “They found us” line. It’s used in the opening now

  • Split this scene into two separate scenes. I cut this at the point when they run off to battle after Poe asks for permisson to jump in an x-wing and blow something up.

  • Moved the moment when Rey finds the Force Tree to here.

  • Cut all the dialog in the Force Tree between Luke and Rey after Luke Says “You need a teacher”.

  • Added dialog of Luke saying “Tomorrow, I will teach you the ways of the Jedi”.

  • Started up scene back to the battle that I split before. With Kylo saying “Follow my lead”

  • Cut Leia getting blown out the side of the ship

  • Cut Marry Poppins Leia

  • Cut Lukes 3 lessons scene

  • Cut conversation between Poe and Holdo

  • Added deleted scene of Finn and BB8

  • Cut Finn and Rose meeting

  • Cut 90% of the caretakers as Rey is looking around the village after blowing a hole in the wall and Luke asks what that was about.

  • End the scene after Luke says “Let’s get started”

  • Moved scene where medical freighter gets blown up to here.

  • Cut the “It’s been an Honor Admiral scene

  • Created a scene that shows Finn giving Poe the tracker for Rey to follow.

  • Come back to scene where Luke is going to train Rey

  • Cut Rey looking into the dark side and Luke running scared.

  • Created a Training Montage for Rey and Luke.

  • Cut 2nd Force meeting between Rey and Kylo

  • Cut Rey training on her own (See montage)

  • Cut Rey almost hitting the care takers with falling rocks

  • Cut Luke being so cynical about the Jedi and this is no longer “Lesson 2” It’s simply a bonding moment after the training montage where Luke is opening up to Rey about what happened with Kylo

  • Pushed the scene where Luke goes out on ledge and meditates and sees Leia in a coma to later in the movie. This is now Lukes call to action moment.

  • Cut shirtless Kylo and the 3rd Force meeting with Rey and Kylo. I used the dialog and Kylo’s version of events later in the movie.

  • Cut Rey going down the hole to look for answers

  • Added dialog from 3rd force meeting with Rey and Kylo plus added Kylo’s version of events to the 4th Force meeting (Only the 2nd Force meeting in my cut).

  • Added Snoke dialog from various places to give incentive to Rey to attack Luke

  • Cut Luke falling over when Rey hits him

  • Created a scene of Snoke and Kylo when luke says “Snoke had already turned his heart”

  • Cut Luke going for his lightsaber while Kylo is sleeping

  • Cut Rey talking about seeing his future. This is already talked about between Rey and Kylo later, we don’t need it here.

  • Cut Rey trying to hand Luke the lightsaber and Luke turning his head away

  • Cut Rey saying that Kylo is their last hope

  • Cut Luke trying to burn down the Jedi tree

  • Unfortunately that means Yoda is also cut from the movie

  • Moved the last support ship getting blown up to later in the movie

  • Cut everything between Poe and Holdo after he asks if she’s fueling up the transports

  • Cut the mutiny subplot

  • Cut Leia busting in a taking out Poe. Remember, I cut the mutiny

  • Cut the exchange between Holdo and Leia

  • Cut the squeeky noise coming from Rey’s nose while Snoke is talking to her

  • Cut Poe waking up on the transport ship. He was never knocked out in this version

  • Added Poe’s surprised “Leia” dialog from earlier in the movie

  • Cut Snokes line about giving Luke the death he desires. Luke is not like that in this cut.

  • Cut Snoke referring to Kylo as Heir to Vader

  • Trimmed down the opening battle with Rey/Kylo and the Red Guards

  • Cut the 2nd time we flash to the fight with the Red Guards

  • Trim the spot where the Red guard gets tossed in the blinder and “Poofs” out of the top so it’s less distracting from the fight.

  • Trimmed the scene when Rey is fighting the Red guard with 2 bladed and then magically only has one so she we don’t wonder how he didn’t stab her in the back with it, so it’s not so obvious.

  • Cut Kylo asking Rey about her parents

  • Cut Rey saying that they were nobody

  • Moved Hux saying to keep your fire on the transports to earlier in the film to help feel like more time passed in between cuts of the fight with the Red guards

  • Cut Kylo asking Rey and saying “Please”

  • Cut Finn and Rose crashing into the door of the base for obvious reasons

  • Moved the shot of Tie Fighter pilot targeting Rose to later in the movie

  • Cut Hux repeating Kylo saying “concentrate all firepower on those speeders” and Kylo giving him a dirty look.

  • Cut Rose Taking out Finns speeder.

  • Added Tie Fighter Sound FX

  • Placed Tie Fighter shot previously mentioned here

  • Cut Finns line “Rose”

  • Cut the entire scene between Finn and Rose along with the awkward kiss

  • Cut the Walker slamming it’s “fist” into the ground and making an animal sound

  • Cut Kylo comically tossing Hux to the side after blowing Luke up doesn’t work

  • Cut Finn dragging Rose back into base

  • Moved the scene of Poe and Finn talking to before Kylos ship comes down

  • Moved Poe talking about an escape and looking for a tunnel out to before Luke and Kylo talk

  • Cut the ending with the kids. We go from the Falcon to the end credits

A New Hope: Vader edition

benduwan said:

first,there are jumps throu the whole hard to watch.
the vader scene from r1 should be shortend.only the view from front.the door you see in the background
don´t match the same we see later.
i think the cuts you made are to much.i like the scene in the sandcrawler.
the sc38 scene you do a good job with this.
and your deathstar explosion…i can live with this.
i´m not a friend of insert new scenes in this “old” movie.
i like more original scenes in but the tastes are different…😃
it´s your version and i think you do a good job if you satisfied.
thanks for the link.

Thank you, I like feedback.
-I thought I fixed the jumps? I will have to go back and check this again. Sorry about that!
-There are 2 doors in that shot. You see the one with the window close as the guy gets rammed with his saber. Then you cut to the 2nd door where you hear more screams and more of what is going on before the troops come in. That being said, if I hear this as a point of confusion from more people, I will likely go and fix this thew way you suggested.

  • I know that tastes are different. I wanted to pick up the pace a bit in the movie and felt that the Sandcrawler slowed us down at a point that we didn’t need it. We see plenty of what is going on. But that was my take on it. There is no right or wrong. I was only explaining what I was going for.
  • I am glad you enjoyed most of it anyway lol.
A New Hope: Vader edition

benduwan said:

do you insert some deleted vader scenes from the ot?

No, I looked at that and they were either not finished enough with the audio or they were very unnecessary and would have slowed the movie down.

I took the Vader part at the end of Rogue One and made it part of the opening (In a new way) of ANH. It really doesn’t fit any other way in my eyes. Leaving it in R1 makes everyone (including Leia) look childish or not very bright in ANH. But that is a topic I will post on once I get to my R1 Edit. That is next after I finish my TFA Edit.

I also added a lot of SC38 Re-Imagined into this and that shows off more Vader as well. I didn’t just drop it in, I only used parts that looked good in the movie and cut bad CGI moments. I also made sure to use the original shots of the other cast members aside from Vader and Ben when there was a cut away moment.