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#1005737
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Get ready for "Star Wars - Shroud of the Sith", a radical fan edit of "The Phantom Menace"
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Sheepish said:

Jp4195 said:

When will the preview be and how can one watch it ?

Hopefully sometime next week. And I’m thinking I’ll do a private vimeo link and post the password in this thread. If not vimeo, it’ll be dropbox or something like that.

Definitely understand that it’s a preview and not the final cut. I’ve been very excited since seeing the working snippets you’ve shown so far. Especially the color correction. It looks worlds better than the color clusterf— that’s going on in Phantom.

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#1002738
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Smithers' Star Wars 2-part Prequel Fanedits
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I like a lot of your ideas, particularly opening Ep1 with the escape from Naboo. If I can throw my two cents out there, I’ve got to say that the opening crawl you’re working with is a little lackluster in comparison to the really interesting things you’re planning on doing in the film proper. I think it has something to do with the phrase “time of foreboding” (I’m paraphrasing, but iirc, that’s what you had written). It’s a bit heavy handed. Like foreboding generally is something you get a sense of when you’re in a particular situation, not something that lasts long enough to call a “time.” Or even if it does last that long (say the decade in Germany prior to the rise of Hitler), putting it in that term, a time of foreboding, still feels stilted. And I don’t feel a sense of urgency from reading the rest of the crawl, either. I’m no poet, and you may not care too much for this, but I just looked back at the OT opening crawls and tried to write something that would set up your characters as they are escaping Naboo in a similar style.

After a thousand generations of peace in the galaxy, the separatist Trade Federation has thrown the might of their dreadful droid army behind an invasion of the peaceful planet Naboo.

During the turmoil, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi managed to rescue Queen Amidala, leader of the Naboo, from the clutches of the certain doom.

Pursued by the separatists, Queen Amidala races to Coruscant to plead for the support of the Galactic Republic. Unbeknownst to all, there are more sinister forces at play…

It’s essentially a mad lib plug and play of A New Hope’s crawl. But one thing that always bugged me about the PT crawls was the lack of pulpy suspense language. They’re all a bit sterile, except for Ep3’s “War!” opening. I kinda think something like this fixes that. Things like “dreadful droid army” sounds a bit kitsch, but so do all the OT crawls.

Anyway, use it, don’t use it, whatevs. I think your project looks hella promising.

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#1000952
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Episode 1 Q2/l8wrtr hybrid question
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After recently getting into the PT fanedits, and trying to decide which ones I like the most, I found that I prefered elements from various faneditors. My favorite three PT fanedits are those by Q2, l8wrtr, and Hal9000. In Episode I, I really liked the pacing of Q2’s and the idea of saving the Sidious reveal. But I prefered l8wrtr’s podrace, final battle, and closing shot on Palpatine at Qui-Gon’s funeral. I decided that editing the two together shouldn’t be that difficult, so I did just that.

My question is two-fold. I’d like to share the hybrid with the community, but I’m questioning how safe it is to upload it to MySpleen. (Getting caught, etc.) Further, is it kosher to upload something like this? I didn’t alter the credits to reflect both Q2 and l8wrtr’s contributions. It opens with Q2’s banner at the beginning of the movie, and l8wrtr’s credits roll at the end.

I also attempted to do some color correction, giving it a cooler, less red palette. Just FYI.

I prefer Q2’s heavily trimmed Episode II, and I am working on a Hal9000/Q2 hybrid of Episode III.

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#973373
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4 simple custom blu-ray and DVD covers to hold I-III, IV-VI, VII, and Bonus Materials
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I need to find better resources for Episode I-III concept art. I’d love to make the whole thing concept art like you suggest. If you can point me in the right direction, I’d appreciate it.

I’ve tweaked it a little bit. I didn’t care for the burned Darth Vader mask on the Force Awakens cover either. And I couldn’t find very good concept art of Rey. But I did find a McQuarrie painting from around March 1975, when Lucas had temporarily changed Luke to a female lead. The other sketches of female Luke pretty obviously played a role in how they designed Rey. And in the painting you’ve got Han Solo with a Lightsaber, who reminds me a lot of bearded Luke. And of course there’s Chewie and the droids. The Death Star in the sky even looks more like Starkiller Base than the final Death Star. I think it works pretty well.

There are potato pics of how I’m storing it. Re-using the 2004 DVD set cover. And showing how I labeled the Despecialized Editions.

gallery

Images

I-III

IV-VI

VII

Bonus

box

box3

box2

box4

box5

box6

I’m using easily found blueprints of 1) a lightsaber 2) Han’s Pistol and 3) the Millennium Falcon as interior art for I-III, IV-VI, and VII, respectively.

If anyone can point me towards better resources for concept art from I-III and VII, I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks!

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#971026
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4 simple custom blu-ray and DVD covers to hold I-III, IV-VI, VII, and Bonus Materials
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Hey all,

I wanted to consolidate my collection. I have the Episode I-III 2013 blu-ray/DVD set, the 2004 Original Trilogy with bonus materials DVD set, the Force Awakens blu-ray/DVD set, and of course Harmy’s burned on DVD. Here are three blu-ray sized covers for Episodes I-III, IV-VI, and VII. I’m using two 15mm 6-disc cases for I-III and IV-VI. I’ve used the 2004 box to create a nice home for all four cases. I’ll be back with images of that if you’d like. The Bonus Materials DVD cover needs some work but I’m fairly happy with the other three.

Here’s the gallery:

Images

I-III

IV-VI

TFA

Bonus