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#1332114
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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idir_hh said:

Played around with opening the film with Leia reminiscing back to her training with Luke.
https://vimeo.com/402376358

Really well done! I wish they had gone this route. It’s so much nicer to take the opening of the saga’s finale to reflect a little and share insight rather than dive straight into the plot. It reminds me of how Return of the King opened.

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#1332095
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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StarkillerAG said:

Okay, now you just sound like a whiner. Just because Rey has lots of power without training doesn’t mean that Darth Kathleen was trying to force her evil SJW agenda down your throat. And from what I remember, her powers where not “honed” at all. She almost crashed the Falcon, and nearly destroyed the Jedi temple when she first discovered the dark side. She had lots of power, but little command of those powers. So this just seems like a blatantly wrong interpretation of the movies.

Agreed.

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#1331859
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Drewton said:

Does anyone here have a good understanding of how to work with HDR content? I wouldn’t want an edit to be automatically inferior by being SDR. I work with AfterEffects and Premiere on Mac.

Hey Drewton,

Adobe has been slow to adopt good HDR support, so you may want to be ready to edit in Davinci Resolve or (hate to say it) FCPX.

For a recent project, I had to switch from premiere, which as of the 2019 version, only supported HDR as H.264 or H.265 exports from premiere (getting an HDR prores export from premiere was impossible). You have to right-click on the Lumetri color panel and the scopes and set it to HDR. At export, you can set it to H264 or H265 and select the HDR10 color space in dropdown menu.

This is as of premiere 2019, so they may have more options in 2020. This link may be of some help:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/faq-setting-up-for-hdr-work-in-premiere-2020/td-p/10646406?page=1

Davinci and FCPX have much more intuitive setups and options for HDR, it’s basically checkboxes when setting up your new project (especially FCPX, which makes is super simple).

You will also need an HDR monitor to be able to do any kind of color correction, as everything will look blown out on an SDR monitor.

For After Effects, I rendered shots to the openEXR format, which takes up huge amounts of space, and needs to be interpreted properly and re-color corrected in whatever final editor you choose (which was doable, but still a bit of a pain).

I hope this helps and good luck! If you discover any new workflows, I’d love to hear about it!

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#1331847
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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skenera said:

Extended lightspeed skipping shot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MUS1TkWp0IBaB72N3ehDH9ziHC-uLKy3

skenera, this is excellent! I love the extended starfield and that the camera movement still has a natural feel to it (not locked down with just a rotation keyframe). I’d be curious to know how you did it! Feel free to PM me if you don’t want to post details here, but I wanted to say great job!

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#1331774
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

Um…was the Dyad thing not the explanation?

Also, the idea that a “nobody” can have such innate talent with the Force was kind of the whole point/message, wasn’t it? Bloodlines don’t matter, anyone can be the most important person in the galaxy?

Totally agree, although to be honest, I did not understand what a dyad was after seeing TROS for the first time, which I think is a failure of the film (assuming that’s something they really wanted us to understand).

I find it interesting that so many people associate training with character development. People bash Rey as a “boring OP character”, while her internal struggles made her more interesting to me than Luke, whose struggle didn’t really develop until the third act of ESB. I also enjoyed Rey’s charm, charisma, and Luke-ish optimism ™, despite her struggle. Daisy Ridley made her instantly likable.

That Rey was a natural with the force was cool and new, I thought, and made me think that’s how these powers would have been originally discovered thousands of years ago. The rigid concepts of Jedi training felt like something we as viewers were meant to oppose because we love our heroes. Luke was technically too old for Jedi training, but didn’t we all want Yoda to train him, anyway? I never found the Jedi Academy model introduced in the prequels attractive, and I don’t think it was supposed to be. The real training is the personal journey, not a leveling up of powers. But there’s so many different things people like about Star Wars, I think it’s been interesting to see that come to the fore with the new Disney movies!

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#1331155
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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I would also recommend Resolve. Once you get over the unique quirks, I think there’s a edit style consistency between FCP7, Premiere, and Resolve. Tutorials should help get you quickly acquainted, too. I didnt have the same problem RL had, but I did skip the fall update because of issue with slow playback. They just released another update (16.2) recently so hopefully they fixed that.

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#1330887
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V3 RELEASED!)
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I think ROTJ and TLJ already established her force-sensitivity pretty well without her spacewalk.

In ROTJ, Luke tells her of her power and she uses it a couple of times:
“Somehow, I’ve always known…”
“He wasn’t. I can feel it…”

In TLJ, she has a mother-son force interaction with Kylo-Ren just before the bridge explosion, and she connects with Luke from her hospital bed.

I also just want to clarify that I don’t dislike the spacewalk because of how powerful/not powerful Leia is supposed to be. My brain just could never muster enough suspension of disbelief to accept that anyone blown into outer space can survive. I know there are studies suggesting it could be possible to survive for a minute or two, but in my mind, basic logic and storytelling dictates that she should have died. I would feel exactly the same if it were Luke.

I don’t like the head fake of making us think she’s dead and then using the force as a deus ex machina to get her out of the situation. It cheapens the stakes for me. I’m okay with it in Guardians of the Galaxy, because that plays a lot more fast and loose with the rules and is just plain fun (it’s also actually set up better than what happens in TLJ). But in Star Wars, that’s a basic rule of logic that I think should stick.

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#1330569
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V3 RELEASED!)
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V3 UPDATE

Hello, thanks to the sharp eyes of NeverarGreat, the flash-frame is fixed and the full complement of V3 versions (blu-ray, 10gb, 4gb, and 2gb) are now posted. They are all dated in the filename, “032220”. I even managed to sneak in an extremely minor FX tweak (don’t bother looking for it, it’s not something anyone else would notice, even with sharp eyes, and the payoff is extremely small; it’s just peace of mind for me).

Thanks again for everyone’s help and contributions to this edit!