Here’s something that I’ve been messing around with:
Here’s something that I’ve been messing around with:
Sound design is hard.
I tried to tighten up the fight and reduce on-screen presence of digital stunt-doubles and odd motion blur.
My main problem with it is that Han truly doesn’t believe in the Force in ANH while Chewbacca had fought alongside the greatest Jedi of all time.
I’ve completed every shot that had a Lightsaber ignited in the rain.
If anyone wants a high quality version for their own use, PM me.
Here’s something I’ve always wanted to see.
Steam coming off of the saber!
Here’s the first bit of Obi-Wan on Kamino with that same mentality:
Obi-Wan has a problem in this movie where he tells strangers his entire plan? Instead of being a detective, and seeing where his suspects go with things, he gives them more information? Why would he tell the Kaminoans that Sifo-Dyas was killed? In this clip, it’s clear that something’s wrong with what they tell Obi-Wan, so the audience can stay invested. ‘Why is Obi-Wan confused?’. Later, when he talks to Mace over skype, is when the audience can learn.
I also cut off the beginning of the scene because it wasn’t needed. We don’t need Obi-Wan to tell the prime minister his name, the audience already knows who he is!
I also removed the unrealistic waterfalls. They’re a distraction.
JEDIT: Another clip:
Here’s the introduction of the army:
In keeping with the idea that Obi-Wan is lead through a mystery in this movie, You don’t actually know that they’re clones up until this point. The Kaminoans don’t mention the word ‘clone’, they only explain that they have an army in the previous scene. The audience finds out when we cut to the shot of all the identical children.
I removed the name ‘Jango’ and instead referred to him as 'The Bounty Hunter, Fett".
The cut from Padme to the Army suggests that while she’s having a fun time with Anakin, her mind is also on other things. I always wondered why she looked sort of upset at the end of that shot?
I also thought that Obi-Wan smiling at this weird mystery-army didn’t fit with his character and made no sense? Also, at the end of this scene, I might cut back to Anakin and Padme, or I might cut to Jango’s apartment? I feel like the spot I left it at is a good ‘cliffhanger’ for a scene transition, but I feel like we haven’t spent enough time with Obi to justify cutting back to what Anakin is up to.
Also: I plan on adding more dialogue to the shots of the clones.
Who could have guessed that the guy who made countless videos on why Brie Larson, Disney, and Kathy Kennedy are the devil made a bad edit.
Anakin Starkiller said:
Man, Anakin’s Jedi Code loophole is actually a pretty clever line.
Yeah, I agree!
Here’s a test of how I could end the scene:
We don’t need an entire scene dedicated to how the people liked Amidala so much they wanted to amend their constitution. If the movie wants us to like her character, it needs to come naturally.
And here’s something extra:
I was thinking it would wipe to Obi-Wan discovering Kamino.
Or it could cut to Anakin and Padme walking around in Italy talking about how ‘the queen asked her to serve’ or whatever, helping Anakin’s line of ‘You haven’t changed’ by showing us she’s still invested in politics? Whatever works better.
Here’s Anakin and Padme’s conversation on the ship, but (hopefully) less awful.
I removed anything that could possibly show Anakin to be creepy, I even tried to make him sort of relatable. I tightened up reactions and made all of the line delivery faster, especially by removing awkward pauses between Christensen’s lines (faster, more intense.) I hope it comes across as a better scene than the original.
I also removed the implication that Jedi are forbidden to love by removing the second half of Padme’s line.
What Dom said.
I bet, oof.
to be honest I think that Clones can be improved 100% if you just remove every single line that isn’t crucial to the furthering of the plot.
I have no idea how to make the sound design actually sound good, so ignore the sound.
I was thinking more along the lines of the paler blue that Ben Solo’s lightsaber was? I don’t know if I want the Jedi to have any saber colors other than blue so that Luke’s has a bigger impact? Yellow definitely seems like the way for Dooku, however.
My favorite moment from each movie.
Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul. Specifically the part where they’re all divided by the shields and have to stare at each-other.
Attack of the Clones: I have no idea if there is actually any well-made scene in this movie. The only moment that has ever come close to striking any sort of emotion in my was Shmi’s death scene.
Revenge of the Sith: The silent look between Padme and Anakin on Coruscant, just before Anakin dooms the galaxy.
Solo: Becket and Solo’s confrontation.
Rogue One: ???
A New Hope: Ben Kenobi’s sacrifice. That look he gives to Luke just before facing Vader is iconic.
Empire: The whole Carbon Freezing Chamber scene. Han telling Chewie to take care of the princess has a whole new layer of sadness at the moment.
Return of the Jedi: “The force is strong in my family…” or Luke going crazy on Vader.
Force Awakens: Rey grabbing the saber in the forest.
The Last Jedi: Luke vs. Kylo.
I’ve seen people with the idea of Obi-Wan carrying Qui-Gon’s lightsaber throughout Episode II as a sort of way to strengthen its connection to Episode I.
What if Qui-Gon’s saber was actually the same saber that Obi-Wan would use for the rest of his life? This would really strengthen the connection between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy. I would also remove nearly every moment that a lightsaber is destroyed in the prequels; this happens way too often and diminishes the cinematic importance of the weapon.
Because of some unforeseen problems, I had to restart the project file that had my Phantom Menace edit. This gave me the perfect excuse to redo the sound design (and color correction) of the Maul fight I posted earlier, as I wasn’t really happy with it.
Here it is again; without music because I think it’s kinda funny.
If it sounds kind of empty, don’t worry. The music fixes that.
Here’s the first Maul fight but more ‘OT’ styled:
I cut pretty much every line Anakin has, I reduced shots that were entirely CG, I omitted some ADR lines, I tried to create a better flow between actors. I think I’m going to create a new thread for my ‘Phantom Menace 70s edition’ or something that would include ideas like my old R2 introduction clip.
Also, I’m thinking about omitting Anakin’s name until Qui-Gon introduces him to Obi-Wan. Thoughts? Delay that ‘dramatic irony’ a little.
Wow! I love it!
When I was doing my version, I was playing around with the Battlefront model of the Falcon to see what you could see through the windows, and I think you shouldn’t be able to see the tunnel through Leia’s side. But I’m not entirely sure.
I feel like that one was taken down for a time, but it was allowed back up because of fair use.
This page has the Battlefront 2017 Star Destroyer. There is a separate model that’s just the Rogue One tower somewhere else on the forum that I’m trying to find.
Here is the ANH/R1 tower, posted by Angel.
I think it would be kind of weird for The Emperor to kneel before Vader.
I’m 100% sure that Star Wars Battlefront 2015 had a ‘New Hope’ model SD. Maybe look over on Facepunch?