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#1192067
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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natedeug said:

Here are three more clips:

Revised Canto Bight Escape:
-I feel like I initially took too much out of the chase, and a better transition from stables to casino.

Stormtroopers in elevator:
-I liked the deleted infiltration scene, but that western accent on the stormtrooper (not to mention the slap-ass moment) were too much.

Crait - no ship hating, one less porg shot, no Hux echo:
-Just what it says.

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#1192065
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natedeug's The Last Jedi Polished edit (extended and redacted)
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Here are three more clips:

Revised Canto Bight Escape:
-I feel like I initially took too much out of the chase, and a better transition from stables to casino.

Stormtroopers in elevator:
-I liked the deleted infiltration scene, but that western accent on the stormtrooper (not to mention the slap-ass moment) were too much.

Crait - no ship hating, one less porg shot, no Hux echo:
-Just what it says.

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#1191738
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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pleasehello said:

For the ending, you can let the score play out as intended instead of cutting early. It builds to a nice climax and then you can quick cross-fade audio to the credits. I was able to do it and it plays very convincingly.

You will need to make a small audio cut somewhere inconspicuous to get it to line up right with the video.

Have you posted this sequence somewhere? I’d like to see (hear) what you are talking about.

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#1191710
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

https://vimeo.com/262980651
password: fanedit

Here’s the first instance of caretaker removal. I just might end up doing two versions: one with deleted scenes and one without, since I think their inclusion is dubious even if they were fully polished, which they aren’t. I like a few of them quite a bit, but I understand why they were cut and they aren’t 100% presentable.
If I don’t use the Rey caretaker party scene, I think the caretakers’ only plot related role would be lost and they’d be more effective on the cutting room floor. The tone of the Luke/Rey thread would be improved IMHO, since there’d be no real payoff to their presence anymore.

This could work well, but the only problem is that we lose the clear snap-back-to-reality/no-longer-in-force-trance moment that you get with the caretakers. I also personally love the caretaker party scene and think it does a lot for character motivations.

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#1191705
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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jarbear said:

Watched your edits:

Poe’s Intro - The idea of having NO conversation between Poe and Hux, this can work, with Hux being puzzled by a lone light fighter and NOT firing on it right away since the X-wing boost happens right away. I would also like to see an edit that trims the conversation as opposed to eliminating it all the way. However, this does stand on itself very well.

Maz Convo - Any reduction to this scene is a plus. Nicely done!

Fathier Escape - Same view with the Maz Convo. I would have to watch it again, but man, if there was a quick scene of the kid looking up to the Fathier and smirk … then it cuts to the tea cup rattling … that would be great.

I agree that it works better with a shot of the kid looking up at the fathier, but I couldn’t get the audio to transition as smoothly doing that. I’m sure someone else who is better at these things will be able to figure that out.

Ending with Post-Credit scene - I REALLY like the idea of a post credit scene with the kid. I am not sure if the actually ending works right … it doesn’t seem right to me since it seems rushed.

Also agree there. It’s a little rushed.

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#1189584
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natedeug's The Last Jedi Polished edit (extended and redacted)
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natedeug’s The Last Jedi Polished Edition

I found The Last Jedi to be a pleasant surprise. It managed to be its own movie, shucking expectations in favor of actually telling a new story while still maintaining the feeling of the originals. The problems I had with it were minor, and now that we have access to the deleted scenes, I decided to see what my personal perfect cut of the movie would look like.

I used Pilusmagnus’s Extended Edition (available over in the FanEdit.org forums) as a base, which included the following additional deleted scenes:
• Luke mourns Han, and Leia feels his pain through the Force. A shot of Leia from later in the film is used for this.
• Poe gives Finn his jacket back and boasts about saving the entire fleet before being slapped by Leia
• BB8 shows Finn a recording of Rey, prompting him to desert the ship and find her
• Additional shots of the Caretakers being angry at Rey
• New Caretaker village sequence
• New infiltration sequence aboard the Supremacy with Ralph Ineson and Tom Hardy cameos

From these additions, I was able to make the following cuts:
• Cut the Poe/Hux exchange at the beginning
• Cut the second doughy eyed porg when Chewie sits down for a meal
• Cut BB-8 spinning around to get Finn’s attention before showing him the recording of Rey
• Cut a bit of Maz’s communication, no more gun stroking and fawning over the codebreaker
• Cut casino character using BB-8 as a slot machine
• Cut BB-8 being tossed out of casino
• Cut BB-8 using coins as bullets
• Cut a few shots of the fathier escape, trimming the time we spend with them in the casino and on the streets
• Cut Rey asking if Ben can put on a cowl or something
• Cut clothes iron “landing scene”, now cuts from mutiny to deleted infiltration scene
• Cut exchange between Stormtrooper and Finn in the elevator
• Holdo says “May the force be with you, always” without the cute back and forth
• Cut Rose taking way too long to duck behind cover
• Cut BB-8 controlled AT-ST running through wreckage
• Cut Finn saying “Oh, they hate that ship!”
• Cut second shot of porg yelling in Millennium Falcon when running through Crait’s caves
• Cut Ben giving order to open fire on speeders and Hux’s overenthusiastic echo
• Cut Luke’s dirt-off-your-shoulder moment
• Movie ends on Falcon in hyperspace
• Moved children telling the legend of Luke Skywalker to after the credits

My edit is not HD; my little laptop can only handle so much. Instead, this edit suits my needs and is of a fair quality. I’m more interested in getting these ideas out there to the community. Perhaps someone else will pick up on the little things I’ve done.

DVD5 & DVD9 iso’s now available.

TLJ Polished blu-ray jacket

TLJ Polished disc label

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#1187837
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An <strong>Index Thread</strong> for <em>Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects</em>...
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Not sure if this is the appropriate thread to ask this. In the same vein of what Octorox has done with Episodes I & II (taking the best ideas from other editors such as Hal9000 and L8wrtr, and essentially making a greatest hits), I’ve a personal use edit of Episode III that combines cuts from Hal9000, L8wrtr, and Q2 along with some of my own ideas. However, I didn’t keep track of what cut came from which editor, or a cut list at all for that matter. Would this be something that the community would be interested in viewing? Or does the fact that I have no documentation kind of ruin it?

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#1143767
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I enjoyed the movie more on second viewing, which was a pleasant surprise. I also seem to be in the minority when I say that I loved Yoda here. Maybe he looked a little too muppety in order to invoke nostalgia, but I think this is the best he’s looked since RotJ. And his mannerisms were way more on point. He felt old and goofy again, instead of moody and slick. On the whole, I’m happy to see the series testing new waters instead of re-treading the same pool. Mixed metaphors aside, I didn’t enjoy it as much as TFA, but thought it far outshined Rogue One.

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#1070196
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The go to definitive prequel cuts?
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Right now my personal favorites are:

I) Octorox’s The Phantom Menace: Faster, More Intense

II) Either L8wrtr’s The Republic Divided or Octorox’s Attack of the Clones: Sanded Down

III) A personal fanedit I made combining bits from Hal9000, TM2YC, and Q2.

Hal9000 has produced probably the highest quality fan edits out there. L8wrtr has made some great narrative decisions, and Q2 has both removed a lot of time and gotten rid of Darth Vader in Episode III, which I think is an absolute must if you want to watch these things in numerical order. I was never entirely happy with any of these fan editors’ series as a whole, and was wont to pick and choose amongst them (a feeling I think most on this site share.) I began to edit together L8wrtr’s and Hal9000’s cuts and was happy with my result until I heard of Octorox’s project, which is essentially taking the best choices from Hal9000, L8wrtr and the Phantom Editor, and making a master cut. The Phantom Menace: Faster, More Intense did everything I’d done in my personal cut and a few things more. For me, it’s nearly perfect. L8wrtr and Octorox’s edits of Episode II are good for me because getting rid of as much of that movie as possible is really the best bet. And I think they’ve handled the romance the best (Octorox especially so with an unorthodox love “montage” that I think works really well.) The only thing keeping me from naming Octorox’s Sanded Down as my favorite Episode II is that the music transition after the love montage is a bit jarring and the pacing and music during the Battle of Geonosis feels a little off for reasons I can’t quite pin down. I’ve combined cuts from Hal900, TM2YC, and Q2 for Episode III. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a “good” editor and failed to keep track of which cuts come from which editors. My main concern with Episode III, which is my favourite of the PT, is removing Darth Vader, which Q2 did quite well, and while I liked the idea of keeping Padme alive, I kinda feel that her funeral with the necklace payoff is one of the more moving moments from the PT, so I wanted that. The deleted scenes showing her in meetings with Mon Mothma and Bail Organa fleshed her out a bit more and made the idea of reducing the only real female role to a plot device by killing her a little more tolerable.

I only got into this community about a year or so ago, but once you’ve watched a few edits and download lightworks, you’ll be ready to start cutting your own edits as well. (Or, hell, I don’t even know if that’s the go-to program, it was just free.)

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#1035560
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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darthrush said:

ForceGhostRecon said:

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Maybe a different angle would work better? I think having the ship pointed directly at the planet is more intimidating… possibly breaking through the clouds with TIEs coming towards them.

The effect you did is very convincing and well done but I quite prefer the other angle.

I agree. At no other point in the series are ships that are that close to planets at a perpendicular angle to the planet’s surface. This kind of establishes the ships, while that close, are affected by the planet’s gravity in such a way that they have to remain parallel.

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#1035557
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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littlev87 said:

When Padme is in her queen garb and is talking in her “low formal voice” redub her with a different language that is subtitled. So essentially when she is the queen she only speaks in the “traditional Naboo dialect.” might be able to use this to change some of the politics of the TPM.

Not that this is a bad idea, but the redubbing has to stop somewhere, right? In OT, subtitles and other languages are used sparingly, but enough to immerse the viewer in the idea that this is an alien place. Now you’ve got the Neimoidians redubbed. And Jar Jar redubbed. And the Queen? Feels like a quarter of the film at that point would be making use of subtitles. Which would not be enjoyable.