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First fanedit advice?

I’ve been a fan of watching star wars (and other) fan edits for a while, and lately I’ve got to thinking it’s time for me to make one of my own. I figured I’d post here first to see if anyone had general advice on how to go about this from a technical perspective.

I want to make a movie edit combining the Clone Wars episodes about the battle of Umbara, along the same lines as smudger9’s Clone Wars edits (I assume, I haven’t actually been able to track down a copy till today; very excited to start watching them tonight), with a crawl and a pan and the whole thing.

I have ripped the season 4 blu-ray for these episodes and plan on editing them in Premier because that’s what I have. I’m a decent enough editor (my dad does it professionally and taught me as a kid and then I took a couple film school classes in my early 20s), but it’s been a very long time since I’ve done it seriously.

What I struggle most with now is the exporting. I don’t understand codecs and for the small, personal projects I’ve made recently, I pretty much always end up with a file that’s way too big, still looks bad, and struggles to play on anything that’s not VLC running on my PC. If anyone has any tips for this or can point me to a relevant thread, I would very much appreciate that.

I also have trouble importing from different sources. Most of my sources for this will be the blu-ray rip, but I’m planning on making a crawl in Blender, so it might be an issue.

Finally, I’ve made a crawl in Blender before and I’m confident I can do it again. What I imagine will be more tricky is the trademark pan that comes after the crawl. I have done this once before, adding a crawl to one of NumeralJ’s Clone Wars edits just for my own personal satisfaction.

It was the return of Darth Maul arc, which starts not in space, but in a diner on a planet that definitely isn’t Coruscant, but which I treated as if it were Coruscant since this was just for my personal use. This way, I could use the pan from Attack of the Clones to suggest the vague notion of a ship arriving at Coruscant.

So what I did was, I took the one second of empty space in AotC after the crawl but before the pan, slowed it down so that it lasted the length of the crawl, used that in premier as a background for the crawl I had created, then after my crawl was done, allowed it to return to normal speed for the bits of that opening shot I wanted to use.

It looked surprisingly great, but obviously this trick has very limited use. I’m sure people must have discussed how to fake a pan when there isn’t one on this website before, but I’m having trouble finding it. So if anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be very helpful!

Last Video Game Played

I became very interested in the Yakuza series over quar. I started with Yakuza 0 in march 2020, played all of them through 7 over the course of the year, and then I finished the spin off, Judgment, a few weeks ago. That was the last game I played seriously and one of my favorite of the series, highly highly recommend all of them, Judgement, Yakuza 0, and Yakuza 5 remastered especially. I was so deep in that series for so long, I don’t know what to play now, I’m still hungry for more

Last movie seen

All that talk about Hayden, I forgot to mention the actual last movie I saw! I watched Maze Runner: The Death Cure the other day. A friend and I had decided on a whim to watch the three Maze Runner movies, knowing nothing about that going in, and I have to say I was shocked at how good they were. When I think of post Harry Potter/post Hunger Games YA adaptations I tend to assume they’re cash ins by movie studios who know they can scrimp on budget and quality since they have a built on audience from the books. But I was really pleasantly surprised by Maze Runners! The design on the maze monsters and the pseudo zombies were both cool as hell and a lot scarier than I thought they’d be willing to go in YA. Main character was a bit of a drip, got that boring protagonist syndrome, but everybody else was interesting. When Giancarlo Esposito is in your movie or show, you know you’re having a good time. Was also very excited as an Alita Battle Angel fan to see Rosa Salazar show up in the series.

Last movie seen

manwithblaster said:

The last movie I watched was Jumper (2008). I mostly watched it because I wanted to see some movies with Hayden Christensen and it’s one of his better known ones. I actually liked it a lot better than I thought I would and I was surprised to see Samuel L. Jackson in it too.

During this last year in quarantine, I decided to watch all of Hayden’s movies. Very interesting journey seeing his rapid rise and just as a rapid fall from prominence. Jumper is definitely one of the better ones. A little longer than it needed to be, but nothing a motivated fan editor couldn’t fix. I often wonder if he and Samuel L Jackson got along, if they reminisced about their time together on Star Wars.

I’ll also say my other other take away from Haydenfest, as I called it, is that our boy is on the rise again! It’s a little funny (naked brag alert), but when I finished his films I said he was on the rise and predicted he would be working on bigger projects soon and then within a week, it was announced he would be on Kenobi.

If anyone is interested in seeing more Hayden, I definitely recommend his 3 most recent. Little Italy is a soft little rom-com directed by Don Petrie, who directed Mystic Pizza in the 80s. This movie may be set in the same universe and while it’s definitely not as known or beloved as it’s 80s forbearer, I think in many ways it’s the superior film.

First Kill is billed as a thriller starring him and Bruce Willis and well, I’ll be honest that’s some dishonest marketing, Bruce Willis is barely in the film. HOWEVER, it’s one of my favorite Hayden flicks, gripping as hell, sneaks up on you. Hayden’s true co-star, I forget his name, but it’s the guy who played Renly Baratheon on Game of Thrones. He’s excellent in this, well worth checking out.

The Last Man is his most recent film, I’ll be honest, it’s real slow and real weird but features great performances from Hayden and co-star Harvey Keital (random, but related: it’s Harvey Keita’s birthday today!) and if you’re looking for something with a nice dark slow burn, it’s a great watch

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

Yes, hello, is this where I talk about my belief that Super Mario Bros (1993) is the greatest movie ever made?

Okay, maybe greatest ever made is an exaggeration, it does admittedly have some classic 3rd act problems, BUT it is my personal favorite movie.

People will point out that it in no way resembles the Super Mario video games, to which I say: so what! I love the Mario games, that’s why I play them. There’s no way any movie could capture the joy of the games, because it’s a movie. As the tagline to the film says: This Ain’t No Game. The movie does have some incredible merits in it’s own right, such as:

-Bob Hoskins’ charisma melts off the screen
-He and John Leguizamo have legitimately infectious chemistry, you can see the love between these two
-Breathtaking set design, creating a cyberpunk dystopia every bit as impressive as Blade Runner
-I mean, my god, just look at that gorgeous tracking shot as Bertha enters the Boom Boom Bar
-Speaking of which, Big Bertha in this movie is incredible, inspired choices, inspired performance
-Sure the goombas and yoshi look nothing like their in game counterparts, but they fit the aesthetic of the film, are scary as hell, and are genuinely some of the most sophisticated animatronic puppets you’ll see on screen (if you don’t believe me, watch again, and REALLY look at Yoshi. The tech is impressive as all get out)
-The costumes! Look at any one of Lena’s dresses and tell me she couldn’t go toe to toe with Padme any day. Not to mention Bertha and Daisy’s dresses, the s&m cop uniforms, or the incredible goomba jackets
-I’ve made it this far without even talking about Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Richard Edsel, and Fisher Stevens all of whom bring rich depth to their characters
-And a Lance Henrikson cameo too??
-the fungus! Yes it looks disgusting, yes I love that! It provokes a visceral reaction other fx designers can only dream of

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Hello everyone! I’m very happy to be here, been a big Star Wars fan since my aunt introduced me to the Original Trilogy on VHS when I was 5. Love the OT, love the prequels, love 2/3 sequels. Big Clone Wars fan too, but I haven’t dug much into Rebels yet. If I’m being honest, the animation style really puts me off, it’s why I only became a Clone Wars fan relatively recently.

I’m very happy to be here, excited to participate in the discussion. I’ve been fascinated with the idea of fan edits since I first encountered the phantom edit years and years ago. Now, I’m finally psychologically prepared to take my first step into a larger world, and explore the rest that this vibrant community has to offer