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#1341980
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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snooker said:

https://streamable.com/cekikp

This edit helps cement the idea that these people are a family now, instead of Rey being completely alone on a desert planet at the end. Her friends are there waiting for her : )

It also helps explain why BB-8 is there, he’s just a curious little friend : )

Wow, this is perfect.

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#1281348
Topic
Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:
And I’m not really feeling the super short ‘Anakin in the Temple’ scene; it’s seems just too short to feel legitimate. But, I will try to work on the music and make my best attempt before giving up on it.

I actually really like this, I think you should keep it.

Sir Ridley said:

Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a test of the idea for showing a closeup of Anakin looking over the slaughter in the Temple. Please take a careful listen to the audio if you can, and let me know what you think.

https://vimeo.com/335957079
password: fanedit

I think the music should build to and then “land” on the shot of his face, to musically tie the shot of the temple together with the shot of Anakin, rather than starting a new chord at the close up that continues to the next shot. I imagine a dark ending chord, perhaps with a short swell just before the cut to Padmé where the music stops and shifts to something else.

And perhaps the shot of Anakin could be reversed so that he tilts his head up rather than down. I think that might look better considering that the shot before pans up, and that body language might also feel more like a “reaction” after looking at something rather than starting to look at something.

+1

DZ-330 said:

I think the shots should be flipped for dramatic effect if possible.

Yoda
Padme
Troopers
Anakin

It builds up the line from C3P0 telling Padme that Anakin came back to the temple. We think maybe he might have a change of heart only to be reminded of his darkness.

JEDIT: I can’t remember if LOE has the shot of Anakin marching up to the temple.

+1

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#1280859
Topic
Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition (WIP)
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EyeShotFirst said:

I just wonder what can be done about the tinny quality of the dialogue. I feel that ages the film the most in comparison with the others. In Empire and Jedi, you can feel Vader’s voice in the room, but in Star Wars it’s not so much. Ady did some good work on his voice if I remember, but everyone else still sounded like they were speaking into a can.

EQ might help a bit, but I don’t know if that would remove the tinny. Some might be tempted to add reverb, but instead of putting the toothpaste back in the tube, that’s just squeezing out more toothpaste.

I think it is the difference between on set audio versus ADR. Or it could just be changes in technology. Even though the on set audio does sound tinny, I always felt it made everything feel/ sound more realistic. There was an editor on this site, I think it was snooker, adding more of the “room noise” to the prequels.

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#1276879
Topic
SSWR's Attack of the Clones - Alternate Timeline Edit (WIP)
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Yeah, Snooker is your man for this stuff. His clips are fantastic. Really looking forward to this edit already. Great clip, obviously its early but I would definitely consider getting a different voice for Anakin. Also, I think it was Snooker that did a clip that exchanged the poison centipedes for blaster bolts, I would consider using that change. I like that the centipedes are unusual and kinda random like most things in star wars, but in the context of this assassination they don’t really make sense.

edit: I didn’t realize you we also one of the people advising sheepish on his TPM edit, he’d be a great addition to this project as well. Your videos you did for him were really good too.

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#1269222
Topic
The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT RELEASED</strong>
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Very awesome work. But I have a few suggestions.

I am under the impression Kylo is projecting the images meant to intimidate Poe into his head? If that’s the case I get why you used those sequences but I think you’re missing out on an opportunity to highlight some character sub text.

It makes more sense to me, for Kylo to attempt to intimidate Poe with imagery that focuses on only his power instead of the First Order’s. Kylo has little man syndrome and is insecure and emotionally immature. He feels he needs to remind everyone how tough and evil he is as a way to reassure himself.

The result of changing this sequence helps to highlight the specificity of Poe’s response. He responds with, “the Resistance will not be intimidated by you.” It reinforces the differences of the two characters’ ideals. Poe thinks outwardly, he is not an individual, he and the Resistance are one, bound by a common goal of peace in the galaxy. In contrast, Kylo is inward thinking, only concerned with his own interests, using the First Order as merely a means to an end. I believe Poe can sense Kylo’s isolation, insecurity, and desperation and is praying on in an attempt to fight back in the only way he can in that moment.

Other suggestions

Is there any way to make the shot of her scratching the line into the wall look like she is drawing a very small figure of a person? Then the wide shot reveals the whole drawing. A rudimentary version of Luke standing on top of the island.

Use some imagery from from the “dark side” part of the island from TLJ. For example the hole into the cave, or the silhouettes she sees the mirror in the cave, just before they merge together and turn into her reflection.

*I hope this all makes sense it took me forever to word it correctly.

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#1267714
Topic
The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit (WIP)
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Sir Ridley said:

littlev87 said:

Sir Ridley said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I don’t think it was a question of “who trains him” so much as it was a question of “do we have him trained or not.”

I feel like she puts emphasis on Luke, they probably thought that Luke had the best chance of turning him away from the dark side. I don’t think training in itself would do that. I don’t know. I’m not sure if it matters though. I think the information in that line (whatever it implies) isn’t needed. And there being “Vader” in him is obvious anyway, Kylo is enough of a Vader Junior without it being spelled out.

I think the line about Luke is implying it was their only hope to control his power and stop him from turning to the dark.

The Vader line, at least in how I was using it in my dialog rearrangement, was a way for Han to express that it was a useless gesture to have Ben train with Luke, and that there is no saving him from this point forward.

Ah, yeah I see. I don’t think it should seem like Han has completely given up on Ben though.

I think Han giving up on ben and then later trying to redeem him when he sees him on SK base gives Han a more complex character arc than what he currently has.

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#1267498
Topic
The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit (WIP)
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Sir Ridley said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I don’t think it was a question of “who trains him” so much as it was a question of “do we have him trained or not.”

I feel like she puts emphasis on Luke, they probably thought that Luke had the best chance of turning him away from the dark side. I don’t think training in itself would do that. I don’t know. I’m not sure if it matters though. I think the information in that line (whatever it implies) isn’t needed. And there being “Vader” in him is obvious anyway, Kylo is enough of a Vader Junior without it being spelled out.

I think the line about Luke is implying it was their only hope to control his power and stop him from turning to the dark.

The Vader line, at least in how I was using it in my dialog rearrangement, was a way for Han to express that it was a useless gesture to have Ben train with Luke, and that there is no saving him from this point forward.

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#1267196
Topic
The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit (WIP)
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Sir Ridley said:

littlev87 said:

Sir Ridley said:

Not sure how much I will change the Han/Leia scenes, but it’s possible that I will trim them a bit. I will consider keeping the “grandfather” line, but at this point I’m leaning toward removing it.

Would it be possible to reorder some of Han and Leia’s dialog similar to the “ben’s hut” scene in ANH, to make the blatant expositional dialog more compelling?

I haven’t really given it much thought, but here’s a version of the “Snoke talk” that would be doable and less expositional:

Han: Listen to me, will you? I know every time you… Every time you look at me you’re reminded of him.
Leia: You think I want to forget him? I want him back!
Han: There’s nothing more we could’ve done.
Leia: I just never should’ve sent him away. That’s when I lost him. That’s when I lost you both.
Han: We both had to deal with it in our own way. I went back to the only thing I was ever good at.
Leia: We both did.
Han: We lost our son.
Leia: No. There is still light in him, I know it. We can still save him. Me. You.
Han: If Luke couldn’t reach him, how could I?
Leia: Luke is a Jedi. You’re his father.

How’s that?

Han: Listen to me, will you? I know every time you… Every time you look at me you’re reminded of him.
Leia: You think I want to forget him?
Han: There’s too much vader in him.
Leia: I just never should’ve sent him away. That’s when I lost him. That’s when I lost you both.
Han: I went back to the only thing I was ever good at.
Leia: We both did.
Leia: There is still light in him, I know it. We can still save him. Me. You.
Han: If Luke couldn’t reach him, how could I?
Leia: Luke is a Jedi. You’re his father.

or

Han: Listen to me, will you? We both had to deal with it in our own way. I went back to the only thing I was ever good at.
Leia: We both did.
Han: I know every time you… Every time you look at me you’re reminded of him.
Leia: You think I want to forget him?
Han: There’s too much vader in him.
Leia: That’s why I wanted him to train with Luke.
Han: There’s nothing more we could’ve done.
Leia: I just never should’ve sent him away. That’s when I lost him. That’s when I lost you both.
HAN REACTION FROM BEFORE THE LINE “WE LOST OUR SON FOREVER” (He kinda has a slight smirk)
Leia: There is still light in him, I know it. We can still save him. Me. You.
Han: If Luke couldn’t reach him, how could I?
Leia: Luke is a Jedi. You’re his father.

Honestly, not sure if any of this is possible with the background music and would probably make for some odd cuts or camera angles. I need to look over it more throughly. I was trying to keep the conversation more ambiguous and also make Han come off a bit more pessimistic. Trying to highlight how different they’ve become and why they are still separated.

Really trying to create exposition using the character reactions to one another and not by just laying out all the details beat by beat like the original cut.

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#1267045
Topic
The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit (WIP)
Time

Sir Ridley said:

Not sure how much I will change the Han/Leia scenes, but it’s possible that I will trim them a bit. I will consider keeping the “grandfather” line, but at this point I’m leaning toward removing it.

Would it be possible to reorder some of Han and Leia’s dialog similar to the “ben’s hut” scene in ANH, to make the blatant expositional dialog more compelling?

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#1266284
Topic
Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
Time

NeverarGreat said:

littlev87 said:

NeverarGreat said:

littlev87 said:

This whole tracking ships thing is kinda ambiguous since day one of star wars. Doesn’t Leia suggest in ep4 after escaping the death star that they are being tracked, that is why they escaped so easily? Doesn’t boba fett track the falcon to cloud city after drifting off with the garbage? Also, doesn’t obi wan track jango in ep2 from kamino to geonosis? I can’t remember all the details off the top of my head but in all instances I think lightspeed was used. So whats the deal?

None of these examples are ambiguous.

In Ep 4, Tarkin says ‘You’re sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship?’, clearly indicating that it was a device which they installed.

In Ep 5, Boba Fett was able to track the Falcon using line of sight and sensors since the Falcon couldn’t enter Hyperspace.

In Ep 2, Obi-wan throws a homing beacon onto Jango’s ship.

In all of these examples, it’s clear that for hyperspace tracking a physical device is necessary.

Why couldn’t the first order just shoot a tracking device at the resistance ships similar to the one obi wan throws at jango’s ship? The first order fighters are able to pass through the shields of the resistance ships.

That would have made much more sense, actually.

Yeah kinda my point, I should have probably just said it in the first post.

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#1266281
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)
Time

Hal, you mention in your commentary that you found Finn’s character arch to be disappointing, specifically referring to the “taken from birth and programmed” part of his history, and that he doesn’t seem to fit that description in any way. I am in the process of watching your latest version of the edit, and it seems it would be possible to edit out those specific facts about the first order storm troopers. It would make his character much more realistic if he wasn’t taken from birth. It could be reasoned that he only partook in the first order out of fear. Just a thought.

edit post viewing:

I also want to say this edit is absolutely unreal. Honestly, in my opinion the best ep7 edit. One other question can anything be done about the music during the falcon tie chase on jakku? Ep5 asteroid chase theme is all I can think about watching that scene.

thanks for making this excellent edit.

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#1266279
Topic
Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

littlev87 said:

This whole tracking ships thing is kinda ambiguous since day one of star wars. Doesn’t Leia suggest in ep4 after escaping the death star that they are being tracked, that is why they escaped so easily? Doesn’t boba fett track the falcon to cloud city after drifting off with the garbage? Also, doesn’t obi wan track jango in ep2 from kamino to geonosis? I can’t remember all the details off the top of my head but in all instances I think lightspeed was used. So whats the deal?

None of these examples are ambiguous.

In Ep 4, Tarkin says ‘You’re sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship?’, clearly indicating that it was a device which they installed.

In Ep 5, Boba Fett was able to track the Falcon using line of sight and sensors since the Falcon couldn’t enter Hyperspace.

In Ep 2, Obi-wan throws a homing beacon onto Jango’s ship.

In all of these examples, it’s clear that for hyperspace tracking a physical device is necessary.

Why couldn’t the first order just shoot a tracking device at the resistance ships similar to the one obi wan throws at jango’s ship? The first order fighters are able to pass through the shields of the resistance ships.

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#1266257
Topic
Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
Time

This whole tracking ships thing is kinda ambiguous since day one of star wars. Doesn’t Leia suggest in ep4 after escaping the death star that they are being tracked, that is why they escaped so easily? Doesn’t boba fett track the falcon to cloud city after drifting off with the garbage? Also, doesn’t obi wan track jango in ep2 from kamino to geonosis? I can’t remember all the details off the top of my head but in all instances I think lightspeed was used. So whats the deal?