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mrbenja0618

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#1561585
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The Phantom Menace - Improved Edition (10 years on the forum edit) (Released)
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I don’t get to watch a lot of edits these days, but I did get to sit down and watch this one.

This is a solid concept with the greatest strength being with the FX enhancements. I can say visually this is one of the nicest looking versions of this film.

While I like what’s been removed, I still felt a lot of cringe was left, and this guy personally would have chopped more. But good decisions regardless.

The biggest problem here is the audio issues when cuts are made. If there is any existing music the cuts are made more evident with the abrupt changes in music. The easiest fix would be to add an audio transition in between cuts to smooth these out so that they aren’t obvious.

Outside of that, this is solid and worth a look to see all the improvements.

Solid work. Thanks for sharing.

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#1543055
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Star Wars Sound Effects Archive - A collection of SW sounds for use in Fan Edits (* unfinished project *)
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I think Brash hits the boards every once in a blue moon, but I know for sure this project was never finished.

I’ll poke him and let him know you asked.

UrzZz said:

Hi Everyone, I’m new here. Looking for the link to the sound collection, if anyone could please help.

I had this amazing torrent from years ago of highly polished OT sounds on a hard drive that went bad. I’ve tried to recover the data, but its lost. I’m hoping this collection has the same sounds as the “Star Wars Sounds” torrent from years past. Help me OT, you’re my only hope…

Thanks.
-UrzZz

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#1539450
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Spence's PT Edits Round 3 (In Progress) (TPM Released!)
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Spence, long time, no speak. Glad to see you’re doing this.

Honestly, I like most of your changes here, brother!

I prefer Yoda not fight at all if I can throw my two cents in. I think I agree, that Yoda is one too many things going on.

I would make one minor edit to the landing platform scene. I’ve always cut, “I’ve failed you, Senator,” as it makes no sense. That’s precisely what a decoy does. Dumb writing in my opinion.

This is shaping up great! Keep it up!

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#1510817
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TCW: The Complete Movie Series
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This is ambitious but I would worry based on the episode list that your films will feel episodic inside. For example, the three malevolence episodes edited together could easily make a film by itself. Why string the others into that when they will feel unrelated?.. Especially Bombad Jedi?

Alas, this is only my opinion, and I have to admit, I am curious how you would make it work.

I hope it goes well for you.

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#1509808
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THE MANDOVERSE (The Mandalorian Season 1 to 3 & The Book of Boba Fett) | 10 Feature-Length Chapters
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LILIAN02230 said:

mrbenja0618 said:

Excited about your progress, but I have some notes.

I appreciate you wanting to eliminate the Krayt side quest, but for me, this doesn’t work. We are randomly on the massive carcass and all of sudden Cobb is thanking Mando. Trying to watch this blind, I’m not sure someone who hasn’t seen the show will understand the exchange.

Also, the color grading is a bit on the hot/overexposed side. For a show that seems to lean hard on Rec.709, maybe try going in another direction, pull back on the highlights maybe.

What are you editing on?

For me it’s not a real problem because on the travel to the carcass Cobb tell it’s story to Mando and where/how he got the armor, by this way he can thanking Mando because he appreciate the fact he doesn’t kill him for that, I hope you’ll understand my point. And the meat carcass can be explain with the “Obi Wan Kenobi” show, it’s not a problem.

Meanway, I think about the possibility of re-insert the original sequence.

Sure, I understand your point, but I fear that others will not understand as I didn’t while watching. It’s a bit jarring. My point is, if you have to explain it to people, does it really work?

I hope you don’t think I’m pooping on this, I’m simply encouraging you to think harder on it. It also requires some more plot to explain why people and Tuskens are working with each other. You don’t have the Boba story yet, but even so, that wouldn’t explain why the people can work with Tuskens with no issues.

Maybe consider a heavily reduced Krayt sequence and then it can be kind of like the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi.

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#1509041
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THE MANDOVERSE (The Mandalorian Season 1 to 3 & The Book of Boba Fett) | 10 Feature-Length Chapters
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Excited about your progress, but I have some notes.

I appreciate you wanting to eliminate the Krayt side quest, but for me, this doesn’t work. We are randomly on the massive carcass and all of sudden Cobb is thanking Mando. Trying to watch this blind, I’m not sure someone who hasn’t seen the show will understand the exchange.

Also, the color grading is a bit on the hot/overexposed side. For a show that seems to lean hard on Rec.709, maybe try going in another direction, pull back on the highlights maybe.

What are you editing on?

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#1491602
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Spence's Obi-Wan Kenobi (V3 Released)
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Spence! Long time, buddy.

I love the cuts here, but I’m afraid I liked this far less than you, but this still looks interesting.

I hated every moment of the Vader/Kenobi fight. I hated just about every moment in the Inquisitor base rescue sequence.

But to keep any form of story structure, I can see why you probably have to leave in what you did leave in.z

And it’s interesting enough to make me take a look if you want to toss me a link when ready.

Good to see ya again! Good to see another of the OG’s on here.

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#1489546
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STAR WARS - A New Hope [Modernized] [Prequel-OT Bridge]
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Sirius said:

I found a good concept video showing the destruction of Alderaan in a more detailed way. I know that you don’t plan to reuse Rogue One footage, but that shot showing a landscape of Alderaan and the one showing Bail in the moment of the explosion are good ones from the games. You plan to make something like that in your edit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVrCsngHZDM

This is pretty interesting concept. Though, some of the shots were of low quality. But for the most part it works.

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#1488295
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [The Radical "Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi" Cut]
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I apologize if I missed it, but Bingowings suggested in another thread that eliminating most if not all of episode 2 and three, and just have Obi-Wan going straight to the fortress corrects a lot of problems. Yes, it eliminates the Vader fight, but I guess he agrees with me in that it wasn’t very good. Just my opinion.