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#1272650
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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So, a bit of a sad update on this project.

My external hard drive recently gave up the ghost and took all my “in progress” projects and completed project files with it. Unfortunately I just don’t have the heart to redo the work I lost, especially as life has got a bit busy recently with a job change, house move and deciding to do a half iron man.

To top it all off Vimeo has just shut down my account because my videos contains copyrighted sources.

So that’s probably the end of these movies I think. My current plan is to take time away from editing and then focus on the live action TV shows… The Mandalorian should be great source material for a few movies.

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#1234389
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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MalàStrana said:

I must admit I’m not as convinced as I was for the first 4 edit-movies. The middle part doesn’t work that well, too many dialogues still contain the time factor that time has been passing by, but the idea of making everything happening in a row is very good though, I just think more should have been cut to accomodate it. The same goes with spider-Maul, maybe trimming more to directly make the encounter with Savage happen in the main lair (which means getting rid of the fight and most of the Lord of the rings 3 rip-off) would have been better. And I kinda miss the fact that the story goes too far away from Ventress and that we don’t get to see more of her bounty hunter life. It seems kinda dry without that substory, especially since it’s quite important in the season 5 finale. I believe cutting more of the repetitive stuff would have allowed the running time to contain more of the Ventress bounty hunter material, which should get the focus on. Maul, Savage, even Dooku aren’t very interesting. Ventress and the nightsisters are.

Sorry for the mixed review Smudger 😕

No need to apologize!

I looked long and hard at the Ventress bounty episode, but the fact that it’s a totally separate story made it impossible to include whilst maintaining a flowing narrative. So in the end I compromised by just including the two cantina scenes, which at least shows you what she’s up to post Dathomir.

As for the Maul/Savage stuff. I cut the fire breathers scene and trimmed Maul’s introduction. Trimming more would have affected the pacing IMO.

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#1233221
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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MalàStrana said:

Is there a quality difference between the 1080p version and the bluray version by the way ? Usually I take the bluray version for the extras and a better video-audio quality, but bigger doesn’t always mean better. Just to know.

That’s being said, I would love a link to get Ep I and “fixed” Ep IV bluray 😃

Looks better on bigger TV screens.

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#1229000
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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alvaruepernandue said:

smudger9, in which episode are you including the umbara arc?

Probably not going to include it as an arc. It doesn’t particularly fit in with any of the other arcs. I will include the first episode upto Anakin getting called away… either because of Ashoka going missing or bacause of Padme’s capture in the Clovis arc. Still haven’t nailed down Episode VI yet.

My current thinking is
EPVI - The Lost Jedi - Younglings arc first half, Ashoka/Woookie arc, Pursuit of Peace arc
EPVII - Stirrings in the Underworld - The Box arc going into the Maul/Mandalore episodes
EPVIII - The Power of the Force - Mortis first episode with addition of the Qui-Gon scene going into the Citadel arc then the Ahsoka fugitive arc.
EPIX - The Labyrinth of Evil - Order 66 and Yoda arcs from season 6

Possibly an Extra Anakin-centered episode which would be the slavers and Clovis arcs.

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#1221756
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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lambdazero said:

VI ?
VII Deception arc and Maul/Mandalore arc.
VIII Younglings arc, Ahsoka/Chewie arc and Temple arc
IX Order 66 and Yoda arc

Hi, Smudger !
Like MalàStrana said, the Tarkin arc would be great. I’d love to see the Mortis Arc which fits with the continuity of SW Rebels. Not sure if those 2 arcs could be tied together.

Can’t wait for episode V.

Tarkin and mortis are in my thoughts for VI.

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#1221737
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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EddieDean said:

Looks fantastic Smudger! When’s the full ep5 due to drop?

Do you have plans to dive into episode 6 now or will you take a break?

Be ready in the next 2 weeks. Still needs to be rendered, uploaded and the artwork completing, plus I have a job interview next week!

As for episode VI, I’m hoping to start with it straight away. Unfortunately it’s the only one I don’t have planned out so I’m starting from scratch.

VI ?
VII Deception arc and Maul/Mandalore arc.
VIII Younglings arc, Ahsoka/Chewie arc and Temple arc
IX Order 66 and Yoda arc

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#1212196
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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EPV is now 99.9% complete… almost there.

I have also completed a re-do of EPIV (the sound was a bit of an issue). If anyone missed out on seeing it from me a PM.

I’ve been tinkering with the EPV artwork and can’t decide which to go with. Any opinions would be appreciated.

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/smudger9/Poster2.jpg

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/smudger9/Poster1.jpg

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/smudger9/Poster3.jpg

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/smudger9/Poster4.jpg

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#1177485
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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Meesa Back!

Apologies for the massive break, a combination of things including a massive relocation, a new job, a Final Cut Pro update screwing up my audio channels and just losing the hunger after 4 episodes.

Anyway, the thirst is back and episode V is nearing completion. I’ve just reviewed a second completed cut and it’s looking close. I’ll have a trailer done in the next week.

For those that didn’t manage to download EPIV, I still need to review my edit, having corrected the audio channel issues. I will be releasing that before episode V, so there will be chance to catch up.

Thanks for your patience.

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#1039749
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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Jeebus said:

Another repeating scene;

1:33:45 and 1:03:29

I’m not sure if this was supposed to be intentional or not. They were edited differently so it’s possible you meant for them to be different but similar scenes. Either way, it took me out of it.

That was very intentional. Essentially one scene cut in half and used seperately. It was required in order to better link Mandalore and Geonosis. Not perfect, but it was the best I could do with the material.

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#1034076
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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Jeebus said:

I’m about halfway done with Episode IV, and so far I’ve encountered no major problems. I do have some minor complaints, though;

Obi-Wan’s reaction at 23:58 seems out of character and unreasonable

The shot at 1:13:20 was already used at 1:08:25

I’ll be sure to update if I come across any more.

I agree about Obi-Wan’s reaction, but that is how it was done in the actual series and it really needs to be in there to show how strong his feelings for Satine are.

Great catch on the reused shot! Not sure how I missed that one!

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#1018954
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Clone Wars Movie Series
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MalàStrana said:

Just a quick remark: you should ask someone to read your opening crawl next time 😃 (“seperatist”).

And it seems there is the same technical issue present on your other episodes, some kind of frame slow-down in speed for transitions wipes. I don’t know if it’s intentional or an editing issue (i.e. something you can’t correct).

edit: a little bit more important: I’m afraid you’ve made an error when you’ve imported the 5.1 audio track:

  • channel 1 is front left
  • channel 2 is front right
  • channel 3 is center
  • channel 4 is the basse (0.1)
  • channel 5 is rear left
  • channel 6 is rear right

I think you’ve interverted 2/3 and 4/5.

The frame slow down in some of the wipes is intentional. Its usually when I’m creating a transition between 2 separate stories. The cuts are often too abrupt, so I have to slow the speed down slightly to create a wipe.

As for the channels, I’ve just checked and you’re absolutely right.
I work with the standard channel set up in Final Cut Pro and I have the audiobars visible whilst editing, so they are definitely correct, however, Compressor has exported the channels in the L C R Ls Rs LFE order. How bizarre.