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#1203698
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I’ve been hunting with no avail for this. It’s not even released here in the UK (even though they said it would be on the iTunes release) and it would be really handy for my edit also.

darthrush said:

Does anyone know how or know where one can find the music only version of the Last Jedi soundtrack? I can’t for the life of me figure out how to use it in my edit.

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#1198788
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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He’s not dressed in his ceremonial jedi robes for the fight is he?

NeverarGreat said:

darthrush said:

To bring up another topic…I did kind of want to see just a little bit more power displayed from Luke. Just a little more. There are a few options for this right now:

  1. The Redone Luke/Kylo fight from Ivan Ortega

This is the thing that I desperately want to work. He said he will film on a green screen with the costumes and all so I just really hope it works out all right.

Is he also going to film a shot of Luke dropping the lightsaber on the island? If he is going to the trouble of having a Luke costume and lightsaber, it seems like a no-brainer.

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#1197616
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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What if in the one remaining flashback it actually glitches between the different ones - so angry Luke becomes guilty Luke etc etc for little glimpses? Maybe highlighting this is still just one point of view of many but not muddying by them all playing out.

darthrush said:

I’ll have to think that idea through Neverar. It sounds VERY interesting.

The question is…do we want to see Luke consider killing Kylo or not? It all comes back to if we want that moment or not.

Really good ideas being thrown around though.

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#1197254
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I think it may be easier to just comp in a dagger that’s spinning/flying off into the next camera shot instead. The motion blur would mask a lot. If wanted one could then be added to the floor in the one or two wides after that.

RogueLeader said:

I’m sure someone has mentioned this already, but I saw some people online talking about a continuity error in the Rey/Kylo Ren vs Preatorian guard battle. At 1:47:14, the beginning of the shot where the dagger guard gets Rey in a locked position, the guard has both daggers still, but suddenly, within the same shot, the the left dagger disappears as soon as it passes from view behind Rey’s back. It’s just gone.

You can see it at 2:27 in this clip. https://youtu.be/7rowkMpohoY?t=143

My assumption is that during the editing process, one of the editors pointed out how the guard could have just stabbed Rey in the back with the other dagger while he/she had her stuck. When they did the choreography and when they were shooting, they probably overlooked it because they had gone through it so many times and those kind of things just become less obvious after repetition. So they did the least amount of work, which was rotoscope it out as soon as it leaves direct view.

I can sympathize with the editors and the vfx people, but now that I’ve seen it I can’t unsee it. I’m just really surprised they didn’t even at least remove it from the whole shot. I mean, there’s no way to explain it disappearing within the film. If they had taken it out of the whole shot, you could at least say that maybe Rey had cut through one of the daggers or something in between shots.

I’m just curious if anyone felt this would be a worthy fix, to rotoscope it out of the first half of the shot. It lasts about a second, so 23ish frames? In the previous shot with Rey and the dagger guard, you see them fighting in the distance behind Kylo Ren, and it would be cool if one could even make it look like Rey cut through one of them (maybe a flash and see it falling, for example) at that moment. In that shot she strikes both the left-hand dagger and the right-hand dagger, and if you had her cut through the left dagger, it also would be about 23 frames or less of work.

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#1191617
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FakeApp - useful face replacement AI software for Fan Edits?
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If any of you follow Jamie Benning on social media (the guy behind the excellent Filmumenteries) he made a very valid, and I think correct observation that TLJ production did in fact cast an original Yoda, but they did not use/find/remember the additional mouth bit that was documented to have been made and added to the original after the casting. It seems it is that that predominantly shapes the upper lip and jaw.

See here; https://twitter.com/jamieswb/status/958050210227376128

ChainsawAsh said:

Sir Ridley said:

HerekittykittyX said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

HerekittykittyX said:

ChainsawAsh said:

liambrazier said:

Swazzy said:

The absolute best use of this would be to take the face of ESB Yoda and put it over TLJ Yoda.

Quick Photoshop attempt;

I want some of what bottom Yoda’s smoking.

I think it looks to cg

Who is “cg”?
Why does It look to him?
What does It look to CG for? Assistance? guidance?

These are questions we may never find the answers to.

It Looks fake

That’s because it’s a “quick photoshop attempt”.

Here’s a slightly less quick photoshop attempt I made where I overlayed parts of old Yoda on new Yoda:


I think I can make this work in the movie with After Effects rather than FakeApp.

The upper lip is my only real issue with the TLJ puppet. Possibly also the way the mouth scrunches together when closed, but that might just be an extension of the upper lip issue.

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#1190502
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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I know a few people have seen the latest version of this now (2.0) so feel free to feed back here, or on the PM threads.

I forget specifically what was done for this version - probably some more tidying and small tweaks. There’s one particular addition to the forest fight I may now remove in the wake of TLJ, but otherwise there’s possibly some more I may do to the ‘sheild’s down’ sequence if I can cobble some footage together, and may cut Rey out of frame in the map scene (so her and Poe can meet in TLJ), but nearly there for sign off I think.

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#1188322
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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This works really great I think. Doubly so for me, as in my TFA edit I replaced Jedi Steps with the trailer score, and have always loved it. So this very much could work.

ziggyonice said:

One thing I’ve really wanted to do is see the inclusion of the song “The Jedi Steps” (from The Force Awakens) overlayed with the climatic moment of Luke walking out to confront Kylo Ren and the First Order.

Don’t get me wrong: the existing theme during that scene (“The Spark”) is great. But “The Jedi Steps” gives me chills — it’s the song that introduces us to Luke Skywalker for the first time in the sequel trilogy. Luke the legend, Luke the Jedi Master, Luke returns. That’s why I feel “The Jedi Steps” is so appropriate during the showdown on Crait.

Anyway, I whipped it up in like 10 minutes just to get a feel of what it might look like with this change. This is far from perfect and doesn’t have sound effects or foley, but I’m curious to hear what people think.

Link: https://vimeo.com/261781728
Password: jedisteps

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#1158575
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Daxtreme said:

Has anyone here tried looking into a radical edit that would invert the structure of TLJ? It was first proposed by Detective on fanedit.org, I simply went into more details and fixed the incoherences. Btw I absolutely agree with everyone here concerning the editing. It’s atrocious and my main negative with the movie. Definitely something to fix.

Anyway, like I said the edit is radical so bear with me until the end here. It’s also quite unique.

It would go like this, and it would require some minor TFA editing as well:

  • We would open with an action setpiece – Hoth 2.0 – along with a suitable crawl. No Finn, no Rey, rest is the same (except no rocks blocking them). Luke projects and the Resistance escapes.

This makes a lot of sense, though probably unfeasible with the actual footage we have. I’d add have LEIA unblock the escape rocks with the Force, with or instead of Rey.

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#1148299
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Can you post a cutlist from v1.2 to v1.8?

Ug. Numerous minor trims. Stuff like Hux saying “trooper” instead of Stormtrooper (as it flowed really weirdly). Raptar scene now excised using some rearranging, and some footage from The Star Wars Show. Plutt probably redubbed since 1.2.

Can’t remember what was what version now tbh, sorry. Prefer to just edit by feel as I watch, if that makes sense!

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#1148179
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The Force Awakens - The Brazen Fanedit
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jkimm said:

Hi,
Can I get a link to your fanedit of TFA? I thought the Heir to the Force edit was pretty well done but it looks like you made even more interesting adjustments. Thanks!

Sure. PM me for a link please. Note: it’s currently up to version 1.8

I am 98% happy with it, with just a couple of small tiny editing issues I’d like to fix at some point I noted on last watch, but otherwise this is (obviously) my go-to TFA now.

I am still up in the air on if I want to move all the island stuff to TLJ or not. As is I quite like the end with the music replacement I have done.

Please let me know what you think however!

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#1144387
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I need to watch again but as a few have alluded to, I think I’d like to lose the canto stuff by not having Finn wake up until much later in the movie. Tie his eventual wanting to get in the escape pod with Poe’s mutiny (which wouldn’t be a timewaster but actually focused concern instead).

That way Rose is introduced and Finn and her make it to Crait as necessary. It seems to work in my head but, yes, I need to see again!

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#1142543
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Agree wholeheartedly with many of the above.

Again, alas, I think Phasma is expendable (I removed her completely in my TFA edit and think I can do without much effort here).

I 100% believe Del Toro’s character was originally envisioned for Lando. The whole Canto stuff seems so separate it may end up on MY cutting room floor too.

And yes, knock the goofiness (milking…) down a few percent. Humour is fine, but don’t beat a joke to death.

Many characters are shortchanged but I’m not sure how to rectify that without missing footage potentially.

There IS a lot of good in this movie, just perhaps too many balls in the air. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and have a play.

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#1057322
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EA Battlefront as a source of new footage.
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I think so. How do you post a screengrab here??

Anakin Starkiller said:

liambrazier said:

I have used captured footage of Star Destroyers overhead in my TFA fan-edit (replacing the Starkiller blowing up planets than Finn and Han are looking up at). Works well for a lot of subtle ship/space/landscape stuff - the faces on a lot of the human characters are a bit off though imo.

But they’d be Imperial Star Destroyers instead of First Order ones. Is it too far away to tell?

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#1055747
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Clone Wars - The Brazen Fanedit
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Not sure if many have tackled this 2D series from 2003ish previously. I’ve always loved them as perhaps my own person favourite SW thing chronologically pre-Rogue One. And with Genndy’s Samurai Jack back on our screens it seemed an apt time to revisit.

This fan edit excises some elements, including Yoda and Padme. My reasoning is I picture this as a sort of accompanying piece to the OT, a glimpse into what the hell Old Ben was on about in that hut of his. A sort of war diaries thing I guess. I like the Yoda reveal in Empire, and Padme barely features here anyway but Anakin does have some great character building progression of his own.

Lots of trims, some juggling of scenes. Added a more traditional intro and crawl, tidied up some transitions etc.

Res is dictated by source; 853 x 478
Runtime: 1hr47m

PM me for a link if interested.