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#1299757
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Rogue One without CGI Peter Cushing test footage
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

Broom Kid said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

I think it might be possible for someone to (using a feathered mask of sorts) plop down the original mouth on top of the deepfake.

I don’t think we have the original Guy Henry footage to mask a real mouth in from. And I think he was wearing a rig on his head which blocks the mouth anyway.

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#1299249
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Has anyone ever rescored the Dooku fight in ROTS, or recreated the sound mix for any other reasons? The music in that scene doesn’t kick in until near the end, and I’ve never felt it was powerful enough (except for the decapitation drums), so I’m trying to replace it. The existing music ruins anything I try to dub over it though, unfortunately, so I’d have to recreate a portion of the 5.1 mix - not something I have much experience with, so I’m hoping someone else has done it before me in the 14 years this film has been out.

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#1298923
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Best viewing order to introduce Star Wars to children?
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I, IV, II, V, (TCW), III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, (Rogue One, Solo, Rebels, Resistance, The Mandalorian, Cassian Andor, Kenobi etc.)

I am mostly joking - this would be very confusing for children - but I think this order does have a few interesting characteristics:

  • It starts the saga with TPM, which is (political plot notwithstanding) the most childish film in the saga, what with the literal children main characters, the poop jokes and the pod race, so it feels like an innocent starting place. It also introduces Qui Gon, who really encapsulates the concept of a Jedi. We see the glory days of the Republic and the Jedi, and are introduced to Anakin and Obi Wan, and learn that Obi Wan trains Anakin.

  • Then, IV. We learn from the crawl there is a civil war occurring - clearly things have changed since TPM, and we don’t recognise any of the characters except the robots. We see Luke on Tatooine, and perhaps for a moment you might mistake him for a grown up Anakin. It isn’t until we meet Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi that we learn that the Jedi are gone and the galaxy has fallen into darkness since TPM. A hypothetical first time audience might wonder what happened to Anakin, and possibly piece together that he was Luke’s father who Kenobi talks about, who was apparently killed by another pupil of Kenobi’s, Darth Vader. They’d certainly be curious about what happened to the Republic, and I think it adds a compelling element of mystery to Vader and the Empire and makes the few mentions of the past we get in ANH more meaningful.

  • Having learned the Republic will collapse, we go back to find out how, and what happened to Anakin. The political plot leading up to the Clone Wars is a little more interesting - perhaps we think that the separatists might overthrow the Republic and become the Empire or something. Keeps your brain slightly more engaged in the film’s mystery plot, potentially. Maybe we’re a little more invested in the romance, suspecting it will produce Luke. We see the darkness in Anakin, but no introduction of any character called Vader…

  • Back to the dark future with V. Having just seen II, you’d probably notice some of the fun parallels Lucas used, like the romance and the asteroid field and the jetpack bounty hunter and the limb loss in the duel. Of course, the twist that Vader is Anakin has been preserved, and is hopefully even more powerful now we know who Anakin is (especially if you’re watching a fanedit of II which makes him actually likeable lol). We also find out that Vader’s master is… Sidious, who we saw collaborating with Dooku at the end of II! Of course, anyone with a good eye for chins knows he’s also the Chancellor.

  • We know Anakin is Vader, and are probably curious as to how this has occurred. I recommend watching TCW here because of the great work it does for Anakin’s character and for building audience investment in the Jedi Order ahead of Order 66, which make III hit harder. Obviously it’s a TV series so it’s not feasible to slot it into a film marathon, but I’m working on a 3 to 4 hour edit focused on Anakin to serve this purpose when I test this order on myself in December (tentatively titled “Hero of the Republic”).

  • III solves the mysteries. We see how the Republic falls, how Anakin falls, Padme dies, Obi Wan becomes Ben, Yoda goes into exile… We also get the reveal that Luke has a twin sister: Leia! I think this reveal works much better in III than VI (unlike the Darth Anakin twist) because a hypothetical first time audience would not be expecting a second baby. Whereas in VI it’s just heavy-handed Dagobah ghost exposition.

  • We’ve hit the emotional low point of the saga. Now it’s time to get our satisfying, hopeful ending with VI. We’ve seen Anakin fall to the dark side, and perhaps fear that Luke will do the same to save his friends… But then we see Luke as a great Jedi, and really feel it when he says “like my father before me”, remembering the hero of the Clone Wars that Vader once was. Sidious, who we saw gradually gathering power through the three prequel films, reappears in full Sith Lord style from III to face Luke. Will Luke succeed where his father (and Yoda) failed? Anakin, who we’re as invested in as possible, is redeemed. The saga has its happy ending, and we see Anakin and Obi Wan reunited after death. The interleaved stories of Father and Son are resolved.

  • VII, VIII, IX: The PT and OT work well as standalones (or imo, interleaved) because they were produced non-chronologically and thus couldn’t rely on knowledge of the PT in the OT. On the other hand, you can’t watch VII without having seen VI because it requires knowledge of Leia and Han’s relationship, and Leia being Luke’s sister, in order to work out how Ben Solo is Anakin Skywalker’s grandson. And VIII is VII Part 2 so you can’t sandwich anything in between there. Obviously I haven’t seen IX yet but I doubt it’ll make it any more feasible. So just watch them as a trilogy; an epilogue or a “Legacy” trilogy perhaps.

  • Anthology films and other TV shows: only TCW focuses on characters from the movies, while Rebels, Resistance, Rogue One and so on all introduce new characters, so squeezing them into the saga interrupts the flow even more. Solo is very, very standalone and, even though I hope it gets a Disney+ sequel, it’s hard to argue it adds much to the overall saga (except for setting up Han’s dice). Regardless of chronological positioning, I think it’s best to watch all these afterwards.

  • Downsides: Yoda is revealed in I, not V, so you don’t get to share in Luke’s shock when he discovers the little frog man is the “great warrior” he is searching for. But perhaps we can laugh alongside Yoda instead. It also doesn’t fix weirdness like Obi Wan calling Vader “Darth”, or Vader claiming Obi Wan once thought he could be redeemed, even though that doesn’t really seem like the case in III. It is also somewhat confusing to watch two timelines. There’s probably other things I forgot.

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#1297094
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Sir Ridley said:
I tried turning a still of the Death Star into “3D” using a displacement map to make it look like it was turning slowly and it seems like it could be pretty convincing.

https://vimeo.com/360161256 (password: fanedit)

Wow, this is excellent. How much work did this take? Are you planning to tackle any other shots or is this just a proof of concept for Adywan to follow up on?

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#1296632
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4k83 shot by shot color correction
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You always nail your colour corrections, Dre. Best I’ve seen ROTJ look. Very excited for your LUTs/the final product.

EDIT: Would also love to see the colours applied to the Blurays/1997 SEs. I grew up with the redone optical composites, and going back to the 1977-83 versions of those effects is always a little distracting to me (though I of course prefer most of the major changes reverted).

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#1296448
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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Hmm, would it be possible to rip those DVD/Bluray cover looking images, and the big preview images/backgrounds? I have a soft spot for consistent saga posters in my Plex Library, even if they’re photoshops rather than actual drawings/paintings. Unfortunately I’m not in the Netherlands. There must be some way to get them from the website.

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#1289472
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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poppasketti said:

Ok, so here’s a next pass of the Chewie Augmentation for the Yoda attack! It’s the same link as before, but with the updated file:

https://vimeo.com/346758254
PW: fanedit

This is to along with the Chewie removal shots, to appear to be a different wookie that climbed up to be part of the meeting.

Perfect! Any particular reason why you’re using the DVD version of the roofs, rather than the mossy Bluray roofs?

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#1289133
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Star Wars Prequels 35mm 4K Filmized Editions by Emanswfan
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emanswfan said:

Here’s six new screenshots from AOTC using the new HDTV source, denoising, and AI upscaling, along with the methods I’ve previously used. I haven’t put much work into the new grade yet. But goodness, I’m happy to not be dealing with the horrid blu-ray colors anymore.

https://lensdump.com/a/aotc-4k-film.WEcJ0

I’ll post a comparison too once screenshotcomparison is back up (I can’t seem to get framecompare to work either).

Looks awesome. What techniques/filters are you employing, besides renoising and AI Upscaling?

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#1288804
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Star Wars OT SE 1080p 70mm Filmized Concept
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Looks awesome. If you don’t mind sharing, what’s your process for the upscale - AI Gigapixel, and what other filters, etc?

Edit: The only way I could see it being improved if it you could sharpen the parts of the image which aren’t quite in focus (e.g. the stormtrooper helmets in the Leia shot) before the upscale, to trick Gigapixel into treating them the same way it treats the sharper parts of the image.

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#1285552
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Star Wars Trilogy SE bluray color regrade
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Hey Dre, have you considered applying your colour grading sensibilities to the PT at all? Obviously AOTC and ROTS were shot digitally so the Bluray releases have, give or take an odd tint, the original colours, but I think it would be interesting to imagine the look they’d have if they were shot like the OT. Of course, it no longer falls under preservation, and there would be no reference film frames to work off or anything of the sort. Just something I’d be interested to see your take on if you ever fancy a break from your excellent work on Star Wars, Empire and Jedi.

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#1284590
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Hal 9000 said:

More as a curiosity than something I’d actually want to see/hear, I wonder what sort of things could be done to the OT’s dialogue to better mesh with the prequels.

Being something of a prequel apologist, I’ve experimented with changing “Only a master of evil, Darth.” to “Only a master of evil, Vader.” (or even “Only a master of evil, Anakin.” - but I decided that didn’t work since it goes against Obi Wan’s certain point of view) and cutting “A young Jedi named…” from “A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.” in order to remove entirely the implication that Obi Wan trained a man whose literal name was Darth Vader. I haven’t got the clips to hand, however.

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#1282948
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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Lesser said:
Would love to see Ewan’s accomplished in motion.

Oh right, it actually is animated.
https://youtu.be/lWBCVRnt1TA

Unfortunately when I tried fading the faces it drew attention to how they don’t actually line up with the originals, and how Ewan is lit from the opposite side (I could probably find footage of him turning his head with lighting form the right if I looked, and looking a bit more happy and proud). I’ll continue to work on it though.

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#1282850
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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I’ve been messing around in AE.

I feel like we’re likely to see Hayden or Ewan as a ghost in IX so I wanted that reflected in VI, but I dislike the creepy footage of Hayden that Lucas used for the Special Edition. My idea was that the two ghosts are elderly men in the first shot of the ghosts (just like the OOT) - they appear to Luke as he knew them. But then in the second shot, as they watch the rebels celebrate from afar, I felt it would be nice to see them as the young heroes of the Clone Wars they once were (especially if they do appear in TROS as I suspect). Based on Ewan and Alec’s voices being used in TFA, and Luke force projecting his younger self in TLJ, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to imagine force ghosts can appear however they wish to.

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#1280283
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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skywalkerfan101 said:

It’s interesting how the Special Editions are highly criticized, yet these fan edits are praised. Don’t get me wrong. These look cool. It’s just that we as Star Wars fans are difficult to fathom.

The key difference is that these edits aren’t the only official home media releases that Lucasfilm makes available. These shots are an interesting alternative take which can coexist with the original, while Lucas has gone to great lengths to try to ensure the originals do not coexist with the Special Editions.

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#1274518
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The Empire Strikes Back bluray regrade
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DrDre said:

Following a request from Hal 9000, I decided to try and create some scene by scene LUTs to get the TESB bluray to look half descent, using the 1997 SE telecine as the basis, while adding a few touches of my own. I will make these LUTs freely available, as he’s not the first member to make this request.

Here’s the first set of frames.

Bluray:

Bluray regraded:

Comparison:

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/1E21NNNU

LUT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qYfl68kDNGmoSIBhMmrM3UCZCr6hI6tT/view?usp=sharing

Awesome. I’m glad to see someone is finally regrading ESB - I’ve found at least three different grades of the ANH Bluray, but it seems Empire is less popular for thst kind of thing.