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#739374
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Eliminate all the "celebrity cameos" (r2d2, c3po, chewie). Tell an origin story of the jedis. Do NOT center out around Anakin (making the pt an origins story for him completely demystifies  the character in the ot--never understood that decision). Eliminate the "stereotypical" behavior of some of the aliens (nute, anakins owner)-- like, why is that shit in a SW film. Make it low-key even like E4--that movie had no crazy cgi shit but was amazing, mainly because we cared about the characters. 

I hope one day independent technology will progress top the point some ambitious filmmakers will take something like this on. Sw fan films are the most impressive of all fanfilms, hope someone "remakes" them 

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#739373
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Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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This looks so Damn great!!! Nice work Rogue :-)

Rogue-theX said:

Here's something I've been working on for my Luke Skywalker Conquers the Galaxy edit, for the race scene. Not sure if this dude is runnin' 'shine for Jabba and that box is for the liquor or if he's a racer and the box is a toolbox for quick fix-its on the move, not sure what the droids name is either. Currently in the process of adding spark plug wires and working on the wood firewall and dashboard, tempted to cut out the floorboard and replace it with real wood since the dash and firewall are coming out pretty decent (crumby foot pedals not withstanding). Lindberg 1/16 1914 Stutz racer:

 

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#739371
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Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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Vultural said:

Ranger, what's up with your Midnight Slaughter Train edit?

The preview I saw appeared ready for submitting.

As an established editor, I believe you don't need to wait for Academy approval.  Also, Info is up and should be OK for another year.

Of course you might want to wait until FE loses that forbidding gator.

Hi Vultural thanks for the feedback man yeah I agree with you about the original version retaining the music like you said, keeps the mood rolling into the credits.

The version version you watched is the final cut at this point, I'll send the same file to info but may do it when FE reopens, it'll be more useful for reviews/feedback etc when there's an actual thread for it and ifdb listing. Plus, two people made cover art for it (which I can't access due to the gator), so I think I'll wait for fe to go back up to release.

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#739274
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I tried to sit through Ep 1 the other day with Redlettermedias audio commentary on but couldn't do it. I had a thought, what if this new trilogy is great and awesome etc and in line with the OT , breaks avatars record, and SW is confirmed as a globally viable franchise..

Then if there was someone up in Disney management who cared enough about SW (tho it's unlikely) that they would want a New PT? Not the Pt we have now that are not only bad movies that stain the OT but ruin the plot as well (ep 5's reveal moment shock is gone, etc), but a whole new PT that would erase and replace eps 1,2,3 -- also called ep 1,2,3.. make the old PT non canon like never say never again or something. New pt focusing on different characters...it's a crazy thought is all. Maybe one fday fan films will get to that level, who knows... seeing those machinima videos esp the vader vs batman made me think of this.

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#739268
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Lucas could regain some of his prestige by financing gutsy big budget movies...
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Well I don't think he's a good director, he is clearly more preoccupied with the spectacle and grandiosity of action set pieces and special effects. This is clear in the PT, where 95% of dialogue and exposition is between characters sitting at tables or couches with a three camera over the shoulder setup. The action scenes are interesting visually but fail because we don't care about the people they're happening to, like he wanted to skip past the "boring" taking scenes to get to the visual effects bits. I don't think he knows what a good story is and how to tell it, he should give that job to writers and directors who know what they're doing. If he wants to keep running ILM, hey, that's cool.

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#739245
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Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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So not sure if this is big news yet but just read about DC's Casting news for Suicide Squad...

Deadshot:

and of course, the most important one:

I can't say I've been more excited by a cast for a superhero movie. I have been proven wrong before, like when I learned Heath Ledger would be joker, yea I thought that itself was a joke. 10 Things I hate about you? Really? Long story short, I was proven wrong as Ledger's was the best character ever potrayed in any superhero movie, like ever. (insert Oscar photo) 

Jared Leto seems to be a perfect choice for Joker, the definitive gold standard to compare against as far as Batman goes being Mark Hamill's animated version. The guy looks the part and definitely has the acting skill for it, but so did the Shining's Jack Nicholson, so the overall tone of the movie will really determine how good it is.

As far as tone goes, it'll depend on the director. Also a bit surprising.. actually a lot surprising. David Ayer made an awesome Guys movie this year called Fury, I loved it, and have identified my modern day Peckinpah in Ayer, I respect the guy-- he makes edgy brutal movies. Told my girlfriend not to bother watching Fury tho, its one of those Guy's guy movies which is macho to a fault. Well, I hope Ayer (unlike Snyder with Man of Steel) recognizes that despite being antiheroes, this is still a Superhero movie-- people need to have fun and root for the leads.. As much as I like it, I really didn't cheer for anyone in Fury (its hard when you see them stabbing a guy in the eyes while calling him a ******* ****). Doesn't mean it wasn't a good, gritty film. Thing is, I'm not sure if DC needs another dark, gritty film with neck-snapping depressed Supermans. Nolan already did that trilogy. Why not take a hint from Marvel, who are essentially making the same lighthearted superhero film over again and again (other than Guardins of Galaxy-- which was actually something new and great), making people happy, getting decent reviews and making lots of money.

Of course, it IS called Suicide Squad. Who knows? Anyway, the casting is very promising. I didn't feel any need to comment on Will Smith as Deadshot, because to play the most charismatic superhero of the lot, why Wouldn't you cast the most charismatic actor on Earth?

 

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#739180
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Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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DominicCobb said:

ranger613 said:

The bummer for me is the 2001 vs Interstellar project I was working on with @DominicCobb. That was something I was excited about and will keep working on.. maybe create a thread on here in the 'other' section just to collect all the clips in one place? Lemme know what you think Dom.

 Yeah, definitely open up a thread in "Fan Edits of Other Films" section. I never actually got to give that last clip you posted a proper watch, just skimmed through it. I have some thoughts off the top of my head but it'd be nice to really see it before I give notes.

By the way, this forum unfortunately does not have user tagging. This forum actually doesn't have a lot of things now that I think of it. But it's cool.

 Ok cool man, I jut opened a thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/2001-vs-Interstellar/topic/17291/

There's no embedding it seems but the links are there . Cheers

Kris

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#739178
Topic
2001 vs Interstellar
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Music used:

Opening credits--

1.Stay

(This seems to work quite well)

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Fly me to the Moon--

1.Entering Endurance

2. Chasing the Drone

3. I'm Going Home

4. Imperfect Contact

5. No Need to Come Back

(I wanted the track following I'm Going Home to have darker tones, but I think it was a mistake using Imperfect Contact, as its too intense. Maybe Day One? Not sure)

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Space Horror--

1. Coward

(will need ambient/audio foley work)

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Forced Entry--

1.Day One Dark

(will need recutting at the end to fix the door burst)

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I Can Feel It--

1.Where We're Going

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Spinning Stargate Dock

1.No Time for Caution (fanmade temp)

2.Detach

(The fanmade stuff are actually better than the official release for No Time for Caution, still waiting for the perfect one. This sequence will need recutting. Detach fits very well tho)

This seems to be the best fanedit of Docking at this point:

http://youtu.be/FM9Ze1dCgeo

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Any feedback appreciated thanks

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#739088
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Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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Some cool edits on here. I was in the process of making a Love, Actually edit for @Gaith when the site went down, so I suppose I'll make a temporary off-topic thread here for that edit until FE pops back up.

Is there a way to gt this forum on a Tapatalk/ equivalent app?

The bummer for me is the 2001 vs Interstellar project I was working on with @DominicCobb. That was something I was excited about and will keep working on.. maybe create a thread on here in the 'other' section just to collect all the clips in one place? Lemme know what you think Dom.

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#738974
Topic
Survivors' Enclave From Another Fanediting site (.org regroup thread)
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Hi all, this looks like a very nice site and great work by the admins and mods. sorry to post this here, but I just joined this site and had an off-topic question.

I'm a member over at fanedit.org but that site seems to be down for a couple of days now, not sure if its a server issue or not, but I hope it comes back. Does anyone know what is going on with that site?

Anyway thank you, and sorry if this is an inappropriate post as they weren't any FAQs regarding FE's server issues etc online, so I'm not sure if the site got shut down or what. Thanks again

Kris