Sign In

poppasketti

User Group
Trusted Members
Join date
1-Jun-2014
Last activity
16-Jun-2019
Posts
175

Post History

Post
#1285046
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
Time

Ty1123bat, PM sent!

FreezingTNT said:

Here’s a suggestion: when Rise of Skywalker comes out on DVD, try inserting the Knights of Ren into the background of a few scenes, such as the first throne room scene with Snoke and Kylo, as well as the scenes in Kylo’s shuttle on Crait. (Yes, it’s confirmed the Knights of Ren will appear in IX)

Thanks for the idea! I’m not sure how necessary that will be, but we’ll see after IX comes out. I realize there’s a lot of literature about them, but for me, what counts most is what’s in the films, and the Knights are really only hinted at so far.

Post
#1284444
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
Time

stevepaynter said:

This is one of the best TLJ edits out there. IMHO poppaskeeti has done the best of job of editing out the worst parts of the film without affecting the pacing.

Steve, thanks so much for the kind feedback, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! The way you stated it, removing the worst bits, is exactly the goal of the project.

jediplougher, you did it correctly, and I just replied to your PM!

Post
#1282780
Topic
HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> - Fan Edit Ideas
Time

Totally fair. I’m not sure how you could really remove it entirely, though. There’s just no way the show would have ended without dealing with who is ruling. We can’t really cut to the Starks farewells without understanding that Bran is King and Sansa has declared independence, can we? I agree about the small council scene; it should be trimmed (definitely remove the Song of Ice and Fire) or cut.

After this, I bought “The Long Night” episode and began playing with the color correction, because I think most of the problems people were having could have been easily mitigated with a gamma curve. Here’s my try:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/576/picture:0

These shots are all done with the same correction. The episode may require some shot by shot correction, but I think this curve actually works pretty well overall.

Post
#1282706
Topic
HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> - Fan Edit Ideas
Time

The Finale was okay for me overall until the Dragonpit scene where they pick a new king. It was a massive tonal shift with too much speechifying from Tyrion and self-aware humor (democracy? Hahaha!).

I bought the episode on iTunes and played with the scene a little bit. I’m curious to see if anyone thinks this is an improvement or not.

https://vimeo.com/338291512
pw: fanedit

Here’s a general list of changes:

  1. trimmed Edmure Tulley’s awkward moment slightly, particularly the weird reaction shots and him accidentally clanging his sword. I kept the rest of the moment in, however, because I think his character would actually do that.

  2. Removed Grey Worm snapping at Tyrion about not speaking. It makes him look silly when Tyrion then speaks for the next ten minutes. As a note, Grey Worm is one of the big writing letdowns of the past few episodes. He went straight villain without any remorse over what happened, and unfortunately this scene didn’t help. Can’t really fix that, unfortunately.

  3. Removed Sam’s suggestion of democracy. It was too on the nose and self-aware. Also, I don’t like the execution when dead silence goes to huge laughter suddenly. It felt unnatural.

  4. Trimmed Tyrion’s speech, specifically removing the idea that stories are what unites people and makes a good king.

  5. Sansa declaring independence is not just a side moment, it’s the climax of the scene where the Stark theme swells. That way it’s as much a triumph for Sansa (who we’re more invested in) as for Bran.

EDIT:
6) Made an update and removed Tyrion saying, “Jon committed his crime here.” Is he really making a claim about jurisdiction?

Post
#1282016
Topic
HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> - Fan Edit Ideas
Time

oojason said:

I think this season could have benefited from having an extra episode or two to focus on character development and decision-making, along with giving more breathing room between and leading up to the more action-orientated episodes.

I couldn’t agree more with this. I think the broad outline of what’s happened since they ran out of book material makes a lot of sense and I can see where Martin was going with it, but the race to the ending caused many characters to do contortions to serve the plot.

If You had shown me episode 5 “The Bells” back while I was watching season 1, I think I would have said: “Oh my God, that’s amazing, I can’t wait to see how they get to this moment.” The answer is, though, “They didn’t.” They didn’t get there, at least not for me.

That’s all to say and agree that I think we need more material. I don’t think they release many deleted scenes for the show, unfortunately, but hopefully the Blu-ray for this season with have something.

Post
#1280236
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
Time

PM sent!

Ziggy, that is very very well said!

I do video editing as a profession and in my experience, the delivery deadline is the only thing that keeps me from continuing to work on a project. It never feels done. Even sometimes after the deadline is over and the project delivered, I will continue to make tweaks for myself or for a demo reel.

And while I like having these “definitive versions” for myself, I also keep the version as delivered as a record of where I was and what I was able to accomplish in the allotted time. Deadlines are good sometimes, and I think often the work you put in the final weeks gets you 99% there. It’s that last 1% you can spend years on!

Whether I make a V2 or an Alt version will depend on how I feel when I open it back up with fresh eyes! In either case, I still have all of the versions, because as you say, storage is cheap!

Post
#1280087
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
Time

PM sent!

Bromeo, yeah still thinking about a V2 possibility that will do just that! I have gotten some feedback, though, from a couple of people (literally 2!) that did like my take on that scene so I may have to keep an older version for them too.

Also thinking about reducing some of BB-8’s repair antics in the opening battle (although also received feedback opposing that change), removing the union dispute from Maz’s call (though tricky to do editing-wise), and possibly removing another Paige ladder kick.

So overall small changes possibly down the road. Work has been busy lately, so I’ve just been responding to PMs and haven’t gotten back into the project yet!

Post
#1278874
Topic
Can't be Bothered: justifying Rey's power vs Luke's
Time

Shopping Maul said:

we as fans are left concocting all kinds of ways to make it work. None of us want Star Wars to suck right? So we do the writing for him - ‘gee, maybe the Force is acting this way, maybe it’s acting that way’ etc etc.

That’s fair that the writing doesn’t work for you, but I would also say that I’m not trying to justify what I like about the ST. I’m simply telling you. In other words, I’m not doing any gymnastics because I want it to be good, I’m just giving my honest reaction to the new movies, which I quite liked except some of the cheesier elements of TLJ.

Post
#1278860
Topic
Can't be Bothered: justifying Rey's power vs Luke's
Time

LordZerome1080 said:

Can either of you please provide a source for these claims?

This is from the deleted scenes.

Interesting discussion, and I think both sides have made good points!

I think for me it comes down to this.

Shopping Maul said:
Training is crucial in the OT. Not in the ST.

I think this statement is basically true, but I also don’t think that’s a bad thing. As RL outlined, there is something special about the way the force is behaving, and for me, I’m not interested in another Jedi training arc.

In fact, turning that concept on it’s head is precisely the direction that makes the ST interesting for me. And that much or most of Rey’s training comes from Kylo-Ren is especially interesting. Whether they pay it off in a meaningful way is yet to be see, but I like that their toying with the concepts of good and evil.

The mind-linking in Last Jedi was some of the most creative and interesting material to emerge from Star Wars in a long time.

Post
#1270214
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
Time

Ziggy,

I’ll definitely be considering the BB-8 and Paige ladder kicking in a future version.

I don’t know about making my own alternative experimental version, but, of course, anyone is welcome to use Rekindled as a base for whatever they want! The collaboration and sharing of ideas is one my favorite aspects of this forum. My version is based on Hal’s Legendary edit, after all.