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#1452944
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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UPDATE!

I’m about 87 minutes into the edit with 25ish more to go. I’ve updated my original post with 2 more clips for your viewing pleasure!

Outside of an occasional update, I will not be posting anymore previews. There’s still a decent amount of work left to do, but I am extremely happy with how things are turning out!

I hope those of you that are following this are excited about where the project is headed and for the finished product!

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#1451790
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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Vultural said:

Ah! If you do subs, please share.
And I’m one of those for whom large filesizes are problematic.
Usually they are OK, unless internet goes out and I lose the whole damn thing.

The new ambush preview sounds good, by the way.

I was thinking about using Handbrake to make a smaller file size for those that don’t want to wait for a 25-30gb file to download.

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#1451721
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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Vilgefortz said:

By the way - do you cut anything or is that re-scoring only? (hoping for the latter)

VERY little is being cut. The movie is awesome and wonderful and lots of other positive adjectives. I’m cutting just a tiny bit of Mouse’s musings when he talks to himself because sometimes it goes on just a little too long and anything else that is cut are either a frame here and there to sync up with the rescoring and if I have to cut any dialogue that can’t be isolated due to the original score (example being when Marquet yells Navarre’s name after the first big fight scene).

Another thing is I want to cut anything that hints at Mouse’s attraction or intent to woo Isabeau because that bothered me a little. I haven’t gotten to those scenes yet, so I’ll keep you updated when I get there. 40 minutes into the movie now and just past the ambush scene where Isabeau, as a hawk, was wounded with an arrow.

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#1451650
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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Vilgefortz said:

musiced921 said:

I’m just going with an mp4 at this point. I used to do the whole DVD menu with special features, but with the advent of blu ray and bigger files, I stick with just mp4’s. For what it’s worth, when I’m finished, I will be making a trailer while I do some test previews and sound checks.

What size of mp4?
I really hope you won’t crop black bars (because that makes things complicated with blu-ray conversion).

I usually do full Blu-ray with menus, but mp4/mkv half the size of it is usually first to be released. When I’ve announced Blu-ray of JLG (which has much better compression - twice the size and two-pass encode) literally no one was interested. Well, their loss, not mine.
Anyway, any edit interesting enough to watch it more than once, I like to have burned as regular Blu.

The size is too early to say. The file I’m working from is 22gb mp4 after I converted it from a 33gb mkv.

I didn’t and won’t be cropping anything. No way lol!

If you like my edit and want to make it into a blu ray, I’d be honored if you shared the finished files and I’ll share it as an option for others in the future.

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#1451645
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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Update!

Here is another preview! This is the ambush scene after Mouse escapes from Navarre with the help of Isabeau. This shows a combination of some of the original score hits that segue into the new score.

Password: fanedit
https://vimeo.com/621833685

Vultural said:

You are one of the old school members. Chances are you were active during the Boon tenure.
What are you making with Ladyhawke?
An mp4? Or a DVD with menu and trailer?
Fewer craft the latter nowadays.

I’m just going with an mp4 at this point. I used to do the whole DVD menu with special features, but with the advent of blu ray and bigger files, I stick with just mp4’s. For what it’s worth, when I’m finished, I will be making a trailer while I do some test previews and sound checks.

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#1451254
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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Vultural said:

This was always an A film.
Do you plan to cut or alter much?

Not much at all really. I’m about 36 minutes into the film and had to make a few little snips to align with beats of the music, the main bad guy yelling Navarre’s name because I couldn’t extract the audio clean enough, and a little bit of Mouse’s talk with god after seeing Isabeau for the first time because I felt like it went on a little too long.

I really love the story of this movie, but I really can’t get past the music. My wife and I just kept cracking up whenever it came on.

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#1450694
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Ladyhawke: Heart of the Wolf Edition (a WIP)
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I started a thread over at FE.org and figured I’d mention it here for anyone that is interested in this edit and following it’s progress.

Ladyhawke came out in 1985 starring Matthew Broderick (in top billing!), Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer. Directed by Richard Donner, this movie is quite a gem lost among other films like Excalibur and the awesome Willow. I would really go out on a limb and say that the music choices for this film is what really kept it from being more well known.

This edit was attempted a couple of times by other editors, but they seemed to have stopped pretty early on. Here is my goal: RESCORE as much of the film as I can using only music from Jerry Goldsmith’s work in the film Lionheart.

I’m about 25 minutes into the film and have utilized about 50+ new sound effects as most scenes require being rebuilt from the ground up with foley work, as best as I can to get some dialogue isolation with no clear center channel and the inclusion of the new music.

Here are clips to give you an idea what I’m going for:

Password: fanedit

Clip 1: https://vimeo.com/613876044

Clip 2: https://vimeo.com/615212030

Clip 3: https://vimeo.com/621833685

Clip 4: https://vimeo.com/632098365 (please note that the clip says 9 minutes, but it’s really only 3 and a half minutes)

Please let me know what you think!

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#1411007
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The Lone Ranger Lives! (edit of the 1981 Legend of the Lone Ranger film) (a WIP)
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markapplelover said:

Let me know if you need a better copy than Youtube. I just watched it again for the first time since maybe when it came out and it has all those issues you mentioned, especially the awful voice-over stuff. And i found the fake voice offputting but may not be a way around that.

Interesting to see what you can do. Without the originals, and its separate audio tracks, it is a challenge.

Thanks! I have it on Blu-ray and working with an MKV file. On the surface level, I’ve accomplished all that I set out to do. Now it’s just a matter of fine tuning and working out the sound levels and additional foley sounds. Plus, for some reason the effects I added to the audio to make it match the “weathered” sound in the movie sound good on my computer, but terrible on the tv.

The challenge is finding time these days with a newborn that arrived a week ago and balancing work.

I appreciate the interest!

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#1410770
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The Lone Ranger Lives! (edit of the 1981 Legend of the Lone Ranger film) (a WIP)
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markapplelover said:

Any updates on this film?

It’s still in the works. There were A LOT of audio problems and level adjustments that need to be made. In some cases, my computer is struggling to handle some of it (because it’s old and a bit slow). That and some additional music replacements I’d like to do.

I’m also changing the title to “The Lone Ranger Rides!”

Glad there is someone interested in this lol!

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#1408017
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Superman III/IV combo - looking for some help and ideas
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The Shade said:

There was an edit from ADigitalMan from 10 to 15 years ago called Superman Redeemed, that was a combination of the least cringy footage of these 2 movies. Might want to check it out.

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/superman-redeemed/

Yes, I know. He went a different route with his that didn’t include the supercomputer and had it implied that Lana and Clark end up together. That’s why I was asking about ideas to make an almost opposite angle work.

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#1407987
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Superman III/IV combo - looking for some help and ideas
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I’ve really been sitting on this one for a while and could use some input and help with trying to flesh this out.

I know there is the Superman Redeemed edit, but my ideas are a bit different.

I have a Superman The Movie edit already done from years ago that I’m actually thinking about doing over and adding in some of the TV cut footage. That was Superman Up, Up and Away edition. I haven’t tackled Superman II because I’m interested in seeing what others have done with it, like Booshman.

For a final film in a trilogy, I’d like to tackle combining Superman III and IV, but trying to tweak it and get some special effects help/tips on having the supercomputer turn out to be Brainiac, but a Brainiac that looks like it would fit in a Reeve trilogy. Also, while I like Lana, Lois should be the endgame in my opinion. So, here are the ideas/layout:

*This goes off of the idea that Superman doesn’t do the memory kiss and Lois knows Clark is Superman.

-Movie opens with a saucer hovering over Earth and entering the atmosphere (footage could be taken from the beginning of The Thing or the ending of V: The Final Battle).
-FOOTAGE NEEDED to show something crashing into an area like the Grand Canyon
-Opening Titles
-Superman does Superman-y save. Maybe recycle the police car chase from Superman I and remove it from my newer edit? The rescue of the guy drowning in the car is so ridiculous, but I love the phone booth change, so I’m not sure yet.
-Clark asks to go to Smallville as Lois asks to go on vacation. I’d cut around it so it isn’t obvious she’s going to Bermuda, but instead Paris
-FOOTAGE NEEDED to help show Brainiac contacting Lex in prison through maybe a radio that he has nearby
-Clark and Jimmy on the bus and Superman saves the chemical plant
-Supercomputer starts powering up and funny things happen like money from the ATM, traffic lights, ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OR FOOTAGE/IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT
-Clark visits the farm and talks to the realtor about selling
-Smallville reunion and the following day with Lana
-Lex breaks out of prison using the Miss Tessmacher/hiding in the car escape
-Clark returns to the Daily Planet and learns about Lois and the bomb in Paris
-VOICE WORK to help with one of the terrorists mentioning Lex paying them or hiring them for this
-As Superman catches the elevator with Lois, she gets off and yells Clark as she hugs him to help drive home that she knows who he is
-Lex and Lenny grab Superman’s hair from museum
-Clark sees on TV about the nuclear arms stuff and Jeremy talks about the letter to Superman
-Clark contemplates what to do and we see him taking a moment at the Daily Planet
-Lois arrives at Clark’s apartment and he asks her about getting some air, then we cut the rooftop jump and go right into them having a romantic flight (cutting away the stupid parts of him letting her fly solo).
-They arrive back and she says he’ll do the right thing and they kiss (cut away after that. NO MEMORY KISS).
-Superman says he’s going to get rid of the nuclear weapons
-Lex (just Lex if the footage looks good, I’m still waiting on my Supes IV Deluxe with the additional scenes) experiment with the hair with some help from Brainiac heard in the background?
-Superman launches the nuclear weapons into space (including the one Lex has tampered with instead of it being an additional scene)

Now here’s where I’m stuck…Should the nuclear weapons into the sun lead to Bad Superman aka Bizarro Superman which I could try flipping the footage so he’s backwards? What if Superman is flying near the Grand Canyon after throwing the missiles and gets pummeled with rockets from the supercomputer aka Brainiac and then he goes in to investigate and Brainiac floods him with kryptonite forcing Superman to leave and this leads to his sickness? Should Brainiac flood him with a red light instead of green so it creates the Bad Superman instead?

I feel like we need Lex to help Brainiac do his bidding, but making those connect is where I’m a bit lost.

Also, MORE FOOTAGE NEEDED to indicate Brainiac is controlling a bunch of electrical stuff around the Earth. I’d like to build on the tornado sequence from both Superman III and a deleted scene from IV.

My overall goals are Superman and Lois are still a thing, Lois knows he’s Superman and the villain is Brainiac. NO villains from III.

Does anyone want to help weigh in on where to go with this?

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#1400499
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Help with getting HAL9000 Edits
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Eyepainter said:

I know it’s inconvenient, but good things come to those who wait.

I tried pretty much every hour on the hour between 8am-11pm for 2 days before coming here to ask for some help. I also tried his torrent links which unfortunately didn’t work either.

Rtiller said:

Try downloading at the folder level, instead of going into the folder and downloading the separate files.

Holy crap! That actually worked! Nice! Thank you!

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#1391166
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Doctor Who Edit Ideas
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Anakin Starkiller said:

People have kinda shrugged off Whoflix since he went on a temper tantrum, but I haven’t heard people praise his edits much regardless.

He went full blown misogynist! I actually felt my heart break as I read his tirade. I ended up walking away from watching everything he had done because it’s all I could think about. The things he said and carried on about are so anti what the Doctor would feel or say and I just couldn’t separate his crappy views from his work.

Also, his edits were nothing special. They were…fine. If anything, as was mentioned before, he’s the only person to tackle the entire series which is no small task by any means. His edits though did create massive plot holes in some instances while he had a few that were pretty solid. All in all, it’s worth checking out since the options of other Who editors is pretty slim, just don’t read his more recent commentaries and you should be fine. The work is a good place for other potential editors to get inspiration from.

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#1373154
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Idea: 'Up' - ideas for a fan edit sought....
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I appreciate different ideas and takes on things, but I think you’re missing literally the WHOLE POINT of the movie lol. Carl loses his sense of wonder and adventure with his wife passing. He wants to honor her and the adventures they didn’t get to go on by moving the house. It was later that he realized that his life with her was his greatest adventure and she tells him to keep having them, in the book. His loss and jaded approach contrasts with Russell who is young, naive and looking for adventure on his own. Basically, by lessening the wife’s role, you kind of take away how she’s the catalyst for the entire movie. It’s like taking Leia out of Star Wars. She’s the glue that brings them altogether as the wife and her passing brings Carl and Russell together on the adventure.

Sorry. You tackle your vision. I just feel that if you’re feeling down during the beginning, then Pixar did exactly what they were aiming for…helping you relate to the character. You know he’s hurt and sad, not just an a**hole.