This all sounds really awesome! I’d love to see your Aftermath edits when you’re comfortable sharing them.
Sorry I haven’t been able to watch that block of episodes and get some feedback yet. Been busy but that’s still on my to do list.
This was an edit I was much looking forward to. Overall, this is a fantastic edit that I think has become the new definitive way to watch ROTS.
The only feedback/suggestion I have would be: adding the alternate audio from MalaStrana in LoE. I think the added instance of clones using “General Skywalker” are notable as well as the changed music instance.
The only change I personally didn’t like was the “from my point of view” dialogue. I think the original actually flows more naturally.
Excellent edit! Any plans to add this on FE.org at some point?
I’ve been waiting for a nice block of episodes to hit v2 so I could just binge them, so I should be able to give some feedback like that. I’ll also try to watch them with my wife which would be a better “blind test” since she isn’t too familiar with TCW to begin with.
It might not be until this weekend or so, but I’ll post back here with some feedback afterwards.
EddieDean’s credits in his TCW project are pretty phenomenal. Perhaps reach out to him?
Also, I’m really hype for this project to be finished!
Just watched the new Malevolence cut. I gotta say, it is quite clean. It really felt like it could’ve been just a “normal” episode of the show in my opinion.
Oh yeah, I like version 4 quite a lot.
Here’s an explanation for why I think 2 is better than 3. Yoda’s narration feels much like a book’s prologue, and the scene in the office much like a Chapter 1.
Version 2 goes: prologue, title card, Chapter 1, etc…
Version 3 goes: prologue, Chapter 1, title card. For me, this is just awkward.
Thematically, I believe you get the same impact as you’re looking for with the DFR title coming after a close up of Anakin either way.
For Ep00, I essentially agree with exactly what Burbin said. I think option 2 is visually the cleanest way possible to present it, but the abrupt music at the title card is a bit jarring. If that can be somewhat gently faded in, then I think you’re golden.
First, let me say that your 2.0 is fantastic. It has me very excited to see how the rest of the polishing pass goes.
With regard to the opening, might I suggest an in-between option. I understand wanting it to feel “connected” to the rest of TCW:R. In my opinion, the D+ style opening and the Mando-stylized credits sufficiently make the episode feel as a part of the whole already. I’d agree the episode works better with Yoda’s narration at both the front and back.
I would vote to have the D+ “faces” intro go into the episode itself with Yoda’s first narration (with no exposition text other than the Title card). I believe that would make it feel like a part of the overall TCW:R (which is is) while also feeling unique on its own (which 03 Clown Wars was/is)
Came to check the forums and see that Ep00 v2 is almost out? That’s really awesome to hear man 😄
I’ve had the chance to watch just a bit and look through the tracker again and here are some thoughts that I have.
I’m about halfway through your S1E0, and I must say I absolutely love how you’ve reordered the 03 Clone Wars. The earlier introduction of the villains’ training is fantastic. Having said that, the television aspect ratio feels out of place to me as I’m used to seeing the show remade with a traditional cinematic aspect ratio. Would that be something you would consider as you revisit your earlier seasons? I know you’ve said at one point in the thread you weren’t able to render with NJ’s sources, but I could probably take a crack at it if you’re interested in such a change.
For the film, I certainly agree the Hutt storyline is the weakest part and agree that it’s more or less just unusable. But I’m also really used to TCW starting off as a “film” in some way. I noticed on the tracker you have ?’s for future use of Cat & Mouse and Hidden Enemy. Any thoughts for using part of those to booster the front end more and have a single longer film to start (I apologize if this had been discussed earlier in the thread).
Other than that, I’ve just been slowly going back through the thread and trying to see the thought process behind the work so far. The attention to detail is fascinating man. Keep up the great work.