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#1570569
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Greetings everyone!

I’m so excited that some of you will soon be watching this edit! 😄

I’ve now created a new post on here for the finished project! Here is the link:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Causalogically-LOST-A-new-unique-chronological-re-edit-of-LOST/id/113262

Hopefully any questions you might have are addressed in that post, but if not, feel free to ask!

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#1570568
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Causalogically LOST - A new, unique chronological re-edit of LOST
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Greetings fellow LOST fans! 😄

After many years of Jack Shephard level obsessive focus, I am beyond thrilled to finally present, “Causalogically Lost”; a re-edit of LOST, following the chronological experiences of the characters, rather than a strict ‘time’ based structure. For example, If anyone happens to travel through time, we travel with them, always moving along with whatever ‘present’ the characters are in, regardless of what ‘time’ they are in.

As many LOST fans did, I wondered what it would be like to watch it in chronological order. Not long after LOST finished airing, a very devoted fan did just that, with the now well known “Chronologically Lost” project. I loved that a fan had put so much effort into creating that, and it was super fun to watch, experiencing my favorite show in a new way. Indeed, the title of this project is, in part, a tribute to that original edit. Only with a causal twist, so to speak. 😄 No doubt about it, watching that project inspired me to build my own.

As much as I enjoyed that version of the show, there were a few things about it that weren’t exactly how I would have preferred. Although it was fun to see the placement of each scene strictly chronologically, this also had an opposite effect; many of the character’s stories were now out of order. This project aims to maintain a logical story, following the journeys of our characters, from start to finish. And I wanted it to be a cohesive flow of events within each episode, without breaks, to make it feel as much like it was meant to be watched this way as possible. And it grew and grew and grew from there.

Here are some specific details, so you can have an idea what to expect.

  • There are 81 episodes, totaling 275GB in size. The episodes average around an hour each, though some are longer or shorter, depending on the events happening at that time. The structure and story were always the focal point, being far more important than uniform episode length.

  • I constructed the entirety of this project from scratch in Adobe Premiere Pro, using uncompressed 1080p Blu-Ray files to maintain the highest video quality possible. The exported episodes I will be sharing are compressed, being that most people won’t want to download/store 920GB, which is the size of the full quality exports. Rest assured, it is very high quality 1080p HD, and I did a great deal of testing to find a reasonable bitrate that did not show any noticeable loss of quality. I wouldn’t share this at all if it didn’t look fantastic, as having really high quality video was one of the big reasons I wanted to make my own version to begin with. I might be willing to share the full quality version at some point, if there winds up being demand for that.

  • The exported audio is AAC surround 5.1, VBR 640-1024bps. The audio sounds fantastic and is free of any artifacts.

  • The episodes are in .mp4 format, for maximum compatibility.

  • There is no split-screen used in this edit. All events happen as ongoing scenes, edited together as flowing events. I tried to make these “new” versions of combined scenes feel like they could’ve been part of the original show.

  • To make scenes that were originally shown over several different episodes match appropriately (like during the day of flight 815), I’ve done some subtle color correction. This was only done in these cases, as I wanted to maintain the original look of the show at all times, while also allowing these kinds of scenes to match properly.

  • In an attempt to make this a unique experience, and to feel as professional as possible, I have removed all act/commercial breaks (cuts to black). In addition, all flashback/forward/sideways noises have been completely cut out (with a few select ones left in for dramatic purposes). This provides a seamless flow of scenes, bridging naturally, with no distractions.

  • Though the producers of LOST did an incredible job with continuity throughout this incredibly complicated show, when re-editing chronologically, the few little mistakes they did make become much more obvious. To address this, I’ve cut select lines of dialogue, or very slightly altered a scene, to remove the continuity breaking elements.

  • To make transitions between scenes feel more natural, as well as provide context to scenes that played differently in their original form, I’ve used selections from the Official LOST Soundtrack albums to insert additional score. All added music is 100% from LOST, by genius composer Michael Giacchino. In an effort to maintain LOST’s brilliant musical dynamic, I tried to make sure the added score is relevant to the characters/themes happening on screen.

  • The “Missing Pieces” bonus scenes (released between Seasons 3 and 4), the deleted scenes for Season 4, and “The New Man In Charge” (series epilogue scene) have all been included. I would have loved to use ALL the deleted scenes, for every season, but the remaining ones available are very low quality and look horrible along side the lovely HD footage, taking the viewer out of the experience.

  • Because any current methods of removing on-screen credits are inconsistent, most of them have been left as is. This means there will sometimes be cast and crew credits across the screen at varying times throughout episodes. As much as I would have loved to remove them completely, there is not a satisfactory way to do it currently that doesn’t look bad in one way or another.

There is so much more to it than I could possibly list here, but these are the main details I figure most people would want to know ahead of time. There are plenty of fun surprises all throughout that will be better to just experience while watching it. That said, if there’s anything else you’d like to know, I’m always happy to answer questions!

To get the needed information to access this edit, please send me a private message here on the forum. I will get back to you ASAP with the details. 😃

I want to give a special thanks to fellow forum user PiEater, for providing enormous support to myself and this project! The time and effort spent watching through the entire thing (many episodes more than once) with laser focus (while documenting everything) during our ‘beta’ test, providing so many great ideas and suggestions along the way, and beyond all that, the enthusiasm, have made all the difference in this project finally reaching its conclusion. And finally, for coming up with such a fitting, awesome title! Thank you so much for everything!

I wanted this to be a special experience, for new and old LOST fans alike, and have spent countless hours (over many years) doing everything I could to make it so. I’ve scoured through these episodes dozens of times, and I am incredibly proud of the end result. And now I’m beyond happy to be able to share it with all my fellow LOST fans! I hope you love it with as much love as I put into it! ❤️ 😄

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#1570020
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Greetings fellow LOST fans!

Thank you so much for your continued patience! I come bearing good tidings of great joy. It is time! The project has been completed. 😄 ✈️ 🎆

It is with great pleasure that I present to you, finally, after all these years; “Causalogically Lost”. I am so incredibly proud of this project, and am equally excited to finally let other Lost fans enjoy it! 😃

I am going to be setting up a new ‘completed project’ page for this edit soon, but wanted to make sure those of you that have been waiting could access it as soon as possible. Please send me a PM on here and I will provide the necessary information. I will detail more aspects of this edit in the new post, but feel free to ask me anything, if you have any questions.

I want to give an extra big thanks to fellow forum user PiEater, for providing enormous support to myself and this project! Not to mention coming up with the title itself! 🙌 😎 😃

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#1561865
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello again my fellow Lost enthusiasts!

Another time jump has occurred and we are now at the 23rd of October, and get this…60 episodes are now loaded up for the pallet drop! That leaves only 21 to go, and I can’t say enough how pleased I am with this project! 😃

I don’t have the Daniel Faraday level math brain that PiEater does, so can’t provide a specific calculation on what the updated date and coordinates will be for the official pallet drop (help me out man?). However, we’ve been flying along at an amazing (Charlie) pace, and some really cool things have happened within the edit all throughout this exciting time. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!

I’m guessing a November release is still likely, but as always, life may get in the way, so don’t hold me to that just yet. It’s feeling really good though.

Either myself or Dr. PiEater will be back on here when we hit 70! It’s soooooooooo close!!! 😄

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#1555820
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello once again fellow Lost fans!

Happy September 22nd! Nineteen years of Lost, my goodness. I’m so thankful for this brilliant show!

Though I was originally hoping to be releasing my edit of the show on this special anniversary, it became clear recently that it would be slightly premature to do so. Have no fear, things are moving along every day, in a very positive manner!

As I’d mentioned before, there’s been a “beta test” going on with myself and a fellow Lost scholar, known here on the forum as PiEater. This process has turned out to be quite beneficial to the overall quality of the project. The good news is, the end result will be a better, more coherent and professional feeling experience, and worth the wait. The bad news is…well, that you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer.

At the pace we’re going now, I would expect somewhere in the range of 2-3 months. Of course, this is an estimate, and it could be sooner, or later than that. It’s always hard to say for sure when we both have daily lives that get in the way of the fun of working on the project. But it’s moving along all the time, so it will be ready ASAP! 😃

I am really excited to share this version of Lost with you all! I am really proud of it and feel it is a unique and fun way to watch this amazing show. I’ll continue to pop in here with updates from time to time. Thank you all so much for the support and patience!

It’s so close!!! 😃

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#1552791
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello again!

I just wanted to pop in here to say hello, and let everyone know things are still moving along nicely. While the editing is essentially done, there is a sort of “beta test” happening at the moment to iron out any bugs, so to speak. I, along with a trusted Lost ally, are watching through everything to assure it’s as good as it can be for all you wonderful Lost fans out there.

This may delay things further than September 22nd, which was my tentative goal of releasing it, but if so, it won’t be too much longer. I will continue to check in on here, and will be heavily focused on it until this thing is done!

I do have a system for distribution set up already, and when the time comes I will share that through private messages.

Thank you for your patience! If anyone has any questions, feel free to comment or send me a message. I’m always happy to talk about the project 😃.

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#1550670
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello fellow Lost fans! Happy 8/15!

It’s me again with a quick, and dare I say, happy update. I’m fairly certain I have reached the end of the final editing pass. There’s some things to be done at this point to make it available, and I am working on that currently.

My ideal release date would be September 22nd, 2023. While I won’t make that a promise just yet, I feel very optimistic that it will be possible.

I’m not sure who is still following my thread here, especially since I disappeared for a long time, but if you’re still interested please post and let me know! Once it’s available you will have to PM me to gain access.

I’ll probably set up a new completed project page in the near future and I’ll link to it from here.

Thanks everyone for your interest and for helping motivate me to get this done! And more than anything, for your shared love of Lost.

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#1547083
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello to everyone following this thread!

I am very sorry for vanishing, but I got on this plane and I can’t quite remember what happened, but I found myself on a crazy island…

But seriously, life has been insane and the project went on the backburner for a long time. I really appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding. And more than anything, the continued excitement to see my edit of Lost. It’s so awesome that people care as much as I do about this brilliant show. I feel bad for not giving any updates at all for such a long time, but life gets crazy and in the mix of daily life fun things like this disappear into corners of the brain.

But you know what happens any time you try to leave the island for very long. It calls you back. And I did grow a big unkempt beard, though thankfully didn’t get addicted to painkillers. Anyway, hopefully there will be some progress soon and I’ll really try harder to keep in touch. Sometimes I get it in my head that no one would actually care that much about my silly project, but then realize that’s just not true. I only hope it lives up to what people are hoping when the time comes.

Thanks again, fellow Losties!

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#1506891
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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OGJP said:

Regarding when it’s finished, do you know how we’ll be able to access it and roughly how much space we’d need to download?

Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work on this project. I’ve been so excited ever since I found this post in June!

Thanks everyone for your excitement for the project! It’s keeping me inspired to get it done.

As for sharing it, I’m not totally sure which method to start with. I’m also not sure what can be freely mentioned in these public posts, so I don’t want to be too specific. I think that’ll have to take place in private messages, one way or the other. Regardless, I want to find a good way to share with you all!

As for size, what will likely happen is this; For myself, I am going to export these episodes in the full remuxed Blu-Ray quality they started with, so the entire show will come out around 850-900GB. Obviously, that’s not ideal for sharing. So, I did some experiments and found a good compression rate at which I could make the files dramatically smaller, while still maintaining very good quality. I don’t have an exact number since I haven’t exported all the episodes, but my guess would be something like 200-250GB for the whole show. Again, not sure yet, so that could change. If there are others like me who want the highest quality possible, then we’ll have to figure something else out. The more compressed versions looked overall pretty close in my experiments.

I’ll know more as I start the final exporting process, once the episodes are officially done.

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#1506360
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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wigjuice4815162342 said:

Drew Drakofolis said:

Out of curiosity, are you giving names to your custom episodes?
I really loved the varied and interesting episode titles in LOST. So it would be very cool if your versions also had new episode titles that fit the style of the show.

I’ve thought about trying that but so far just have times/dates as titles, but that was really to keep things organized for the most part. I’ll put some real thought into it and see what happens. I can’t compete with the original titles but if it seems doable, I’ll go for it. I have noticed themes occasionally within the newly edited episodes but in a lot of cases there’s not. We shall see!

Also - I just remembered after sending the last message - the episode titles were dates so those watching would know where they are in time. Especially when some episodes have multiple years pass within them, it seemed like the casual viewer could easily get confused without the time period listed. That said, it could always be both! Or alternate titles. We shall see!

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#1506357
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hello to anyone that was following this thread! I’ve had a big delay in being able to work on this project but am about to get back to it, and there’s not a ton left to do (I think) so it shouldn’t be too much longer. I’m sorry for the lack of communication, hopefully there will be something to share soon!

Thank you all for the interest and support!

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#1506355
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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enkrypt said:

Throwing in my support for this version. This is exactly how I hoped the original Chronological Lost would be 😃 to each their own, but this version seems more… logical, one might even say ChronLogical Lost xD

I hope you can share your work when you have time!

Thanks for the support! It’s exciting that people are hungry for this version (as I was), and I deeply hope it’s satisfying for everyone! There’re so many little choices that it’s bound to not work for everyone, but I’m trying to make it as good as possible. Though it’ll always bother me that I can’t get rid of the on-screen credits! I’ve found the brain tends to ignore that after watching it a while.

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#1506354
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Drew Drakofolis said:

Out of curiosity, are you giving names to your custom episodes?
I really loved the varied and interesting episode titles in LOST. So it would be very cool if your versions also had new episode titles that fit the style of the show.

I’ve thought about trying that but so far just have times/dates as titles, but that was really to keep things organized for the most part. I’ll put some real thought into it and see what happens. I can’t compete with the original titles but if it seems doable, I’ll go for it. I have noticed themes occasionally within the newly edited episodes but in a lot of cases there’s not. We shall see!

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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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feronstost said:

How is this project going?

Hello there (I pictured Ethen saying that when I wrote it)

I had some major delays during the holidays but I’m back at it now and should have some good time to really work on it again. I’ve got 61 (of 80 or maybe 81) episodes pretty much done, so not too far to go. There will be some final tasks at the end of this pass just to make sure everything is all good, but that won’t take long.

I appreciate all the interest in my edit and really really hope everyone gets to watch it that wants to. More so, I hope it will be enjoyed thoroughly for the version of Lost that it is! I’ll try to update more often as things progress!

Thank you!

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#1457537
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hey out there to anyone following my thread! I just wanted to check in again and let it be known that this project is still going strong, and I’m actively working on it. I’m trying to be ultra patient with this final pass and doing my best to make it as good as possible. I’m glad I am too, because there have been some spots where the continuity was a bit off and scenes needed to be moved around to accommodate. With how massive this show is, and especially with how crazy complicated it is, I’m not surprised I still found some mistakes, even after so many passes. And there are plenty of places where it’s more a creative decision where to place scenes, so I’m paying extra attention to all of that this time around to try and make it flow as well as possible.

Anyway, just wanted to assure anyone who cares that it’s moving along quite well. I’ll keep popping in to update from time to time, but hopefully it won’t be too much longer before it’s ready! I hope you all love it, because I’m putting a lot of love into it!

Sidenote: If there is anyone out there in the fan-editing community that knows of a good/efficient way of getting rid of on screen credits, please let me know. That is the main big thing that makes this edit not look professional, that credits come on the screen all over episodes, because of them being out of original order. It doesn’t bother me too much, and is easy enough to ignore when watching it, but if there were a way to digitally erase them (that didn’t take thousands of hours), that would be amazing. I’m not interested in blurring, or covering them, for I feel that is more distracting then just leaving them be.

Thank you everyone!

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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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feronstost said:

I am so so so so interested in this! I actually asked a few months ago if something like this exists! I cannot wait to give it a watch.

Thanks to everyone for the support! I am still actively working on getting this done, and in the process of fixing the technical issues, have also been doing some final touches to make it better. Knowing there are fans out there excited to watch it has inspired me to make sure it’s as great as possible.

I’ve also tested higher compression (lower file size) exports and was able to get pretty awesome results at a much smaller file size (roughly 1/3). Being that sharing the full quality 880+GB would be incredibly difficult, this should be a far more realistic situation, while not sacrificing too much quality.

Once the episodes are complete, I will let it be known on here, then figure out a sharing situation, likely through private message.

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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Drew Drakofolis said:

This is something I’d very much be interested in.
But without split screens - how are such scenes actually handled?
If there’s multiple things happening at the same time, what do you do?

Hey there! Thanks for the reply and the interest!

I’ve just found a few tiny issues with my exports of a few episodes, so will need to do a little problem solving before it’s officially ready, just so you know. Then I’ll figure out how to share it and all that good stuff.

Anywho, to answer your question, I pretty much just tried to edit those scenes together to make it feel like a good single scene from the show. With something like the plane crash (that whole episode, or day really), it’s just a matter of cross-cutting between all the different elements in a way that works, dramatically and while making the pace feel good and natural. For instance, after the plane breaks apart in the air, the tail section hits first, so a chunk of that plays out before Jack actually wakes up in the jungle (there’s some Ben and Juliet and ‘the others’ stuff mixed in too), then it’s just going back and forth between all the different events happening to feel like it’s sort of all happening in one big chaotic moment. There’s way more to it than that, of course, but that’s a simple breakdown. In most cases, the scenes that used split screens aren’t different things happening at the same time, but different perspectives of the same scene, so those ones were relatively easy to make into one single flowing scene. But, there are some that just have to jump back and forth between different things happening, and honestly, to me it works far better. It feels more like Lost. The split screens are really cool, and fun to watch, but having it flow in one edited together sequence keeps you more compelled with the show. That’s how I feel anyway, I’m sure not everyone would agree. But, I did my very best to make it work and feel professional, like it was meant to be that way.

Feel free to ask any other questions! I’m always happy to talk about it.

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#1444236
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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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Hey there fellow LOST fans!

There is now a new post for the finished project! Current details and information on how to access are there! 😄 Check it out: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Causalogically-LOST-A-new-unique-chronological-re-edit-of-LOST/id/113262

I have just completed editing together an all new version of LOST in chronological order, in full Blu-Ray video quality. My original inspiration was “Chronologically Lost”, which I believe was the first attempt at putting this complicated show in time order, which was a whole new way to watch my absolute favorite show of all time. I loved that someone put all that effort into it, and it was super fun to watch. I enjoyed the hell out of it.

However, there were things about it that bugged me, mainly that the source quality was poor (which was no fault of the editor, there wasn’t a lot of options back then - and it’s recently been updated to HD by another awesome Lost fan on this forum). But it was more than that. Though it made sense that the idea was to put every scene in it’s technically correct place in the timeline, there were many parts of the show that no longer worked as a cohesive story because of this. As an example (not specific), if a character time-travels from 2004 to 1956, rather than following their journey as they experience it, the 1956 scenes were moved to early on in the show, during the 1956 section, which is jarring and nonsensical story wise. And since there are many time jumps like this, there are many confusing scenes early on because they are completely out of context. And then much later there are giant gaps in the characters stories because they were moved way back to the literal point in time. Hopefully that made sense 😃

So, my new version was completely made from scratch, and I did my very best to make it a cohesive story while also making it chronological. It is edited in the chronology of the characters, rather than being strict/literal with the timeline. This means all instances (and varieties) of time-travel are experienced along with the character(s), since that is what they were experiencing in their present. This includes Desmond’s experiences, since they are happening to him in his present as well. It’s been clear to me over the years that many people would prefer seeing it this way, and as far as I know, it is not available currently.

I wanted this edit to be more than just rearranging scenes for fun. I wanted to make it it’s own (as close to professional as possible) experience. So, I did my best to take out all commercial break pauses, flashback noises, opening LOST graphics, continuity problems (there were more than I thought there would be), and to change the context of certain scenes to feel more natural when watching it this way. I scoured the episodes repeatedly to achieve all this (in addition to already having watched the entire series dozens of times). The episodes are continuous scenes, with no pauses or breaks, edited together to feel like it was meant to be this way. Watching Lost in this manner is such a different experience, it made sense to me to go all in and make it special. That said, I did my best to not mess with it too much, only enough to make this version of it work best. There’s only so much you can do with an already finished show (oh how great it would be to have some raw footage!), but I did my best.

There are 80 episodes total. I steered towards roughly an hour per episode, though it varies. I let the story (and timeline) dictate this more than anything. I’m leaving in one batch, rather than trying to separate it into seasons, or anything like that. While there are logical places to do this here and there, overall it didn’t feel right. It is one big story after all.

I added in all the Missing Pieces, “The New Man In Charge”, and the season 4 deleted scenes. I REALLY wanted to put in the delete scenes for the entire series, but unfortunately all the rest of them are such low quality it just takes you out of the show, so I took those out. It made it worse, trust me, or I would’ve kept them in. I always wonder why they only made the deleted scenes 1080p for season 4 and nothing else. Weird. But, if they ever do a 4K set of LOST (oh please oh please!) maybe the deleted scenes will get an upgrade, and then my edit will as well. I will gladly go back in and make the whole edit 4K if that day comes 😃.

There is no split screen used at all, as they did with “Chronologically Lost”. I wanted every scene to flow naturally, like there were never a bunch of separate scenes from different perspectives of a single moment. Instead, all the parts were edited with extreme detail to combine into a single flowing scene. Those scenes are some of my proudest moments, and I think they work amazingly well this way.

It was edited in Premiere Pro, using the untouched Blu-Ray video files, and exported in the same exact quality to maintain the best possible picture. This means it’s huge (884GB) but having the best possible video quality was very important to me. It has 5.1 AAC VBR audio at 640-800bps. Adobe doesn’t like DTS audio or I would’ve maintained the DTS-HD audio tracks from the Blu-Rays as well. However, the audio sounds great to my ears so I’m happy with the outcome.

As of now it is not available anywhere to share. I would love nothing more than to let my fellow LOST lovers watch and enjoy this, and have not set anything up yet because I want to make sure it’s safe for me (and you) to do so. I’m also debating adding optional subtitles that display the current time/date of whatever scene, in case anyone watching was confused at all in that regard. It would mostly be for the flashbacks, since some of those episodes traverse a number of years. Anyway, if it’s going to happen I want it done right. What that means, I don’t know yet. I guess I’ll find out how interested others are in seeing my version of this based on this post, and proceed from there. It would please me greatly for you all to see it, so I’m hoping it can work somehow. I do not have an official name for this edit yet, but I’m open to suggestions!

My brain has been busting at the seams with this whole project, and there’s probably a bunch more details I haven’t mentioned here, but this post is already really long. I’ll edit it, and/or answer questions within the forum, with any and all information if it’s asked for/thought of. But I want to share my excitement with fellow fans!

Please let me know your thoughts about any of this! I love LOST deeply and know there’s many others out there just like me. Say hello! And thanks for reading my overly long post!

Edit: I should mention that this will only be watchable for those that speak (or at least understand) English. The English subtitles for all other languages spoken in the show are burned-in, but there won’t be any subtitles available otherwise. I doubt that will be a problem, but who knows. At the moment I have no plans of adding any additional subtitles because it would be insanely difficult to implement.

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❕ <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com |</strong> Introduce yourself in here | <strong>Useful info within</strong> ❕
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Hey all!

My name is Bob, and though I’m not a big Star Wars fan, I have found this community to be rather nice, and I enjoy working on, and watching, fan edits of all sorts. I also have a great appreciation for those that put so much effort into preserving the original Star Wars trilogy, and fan edits in general. I have randomly come across this site in my journeys a number of times, for a wide variety of reasons, and now I’ve decided to join the gang.

The main reason for that is that I just finished a massive fan edit project (a chronological version of the TV show “Lost”, though different than ones currently out there), which I’ll talk all about in a separate post of it’s own, in the proper section of the site. This community seemed like the perfect place to talk about (and hopefully share) that.

Beyond that, I really enjoy video & audio editing in general, and will probably work on many more fan edit projects in the future, and really enjoy discussing things of that nature as well.

Good times!

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#1444208
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Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
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oojason said:

Hi and welcome wigjuice4815162342 😃

Please feel free to start your own thread for your most intriguing project - and I’ll add it to the ‘Project Index’ when it has been released 👍
 

Thank you so much! I’ve been so lost inside the project (pun intended!) for so long, I hadn’t given much thought to what to do with it once it was finished. I’ll put together an official post on here, and thanks again for the warm welcome!

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Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
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On a related note, if anybody who has done video editing could give me any tips on preserving audio/video quality and file sizes, please let me know. I would be considering buying a subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro (which I’ve never used before) and following suggestions from online (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvNf6La5d1c) to do so.

Hey there! I just posted below your post talking about this exact thing (I made an edit just like this). I used the full quality, untouched Blu-Ray files and the final project came out to be 884GB. It may not be important to everyone, but to me having this in the best possible quality was crucial. It’s huge, but worth it, in my opinion.

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Hello Fellow Lost fans!

I’m sure there’s a better place to post about this, but reading all these comments on here made me think it might be a good place to start. If anyone sees this and can direct me to a better place to officially post, that would be awesome!

While I totally appreciate the version of Lost shared here (and was originally inspired by Chronologically Lost from years ago), I have always believed that Lost works much better in a character based chronology (some here have cleverly called it Causological). That is, the edit follows the story of the main characters, rather than being strictly chronological. As a functional story, it works far better and makes way more sense overall (and I’ll argue forever that Lost actually does make sense!).

Well, I’ve spent a number of years doing just that. In painstaking detail. In full Blu-Ray quality. In addition, I’ve added the Missing Pieces (as with the other version), the deleted scenes from season 4, and of course “The New Man In Charge”. I really wanted to add in deleted scenes from the other seasons but they are such low quality (letterboxed SD in many cases) all it did was take you out of the show every time one came on. You can’t go from high quality 1080p to substandard 480p (or smaller) and stay immersed in the show. It’s unfortunate, but true.

I literally just finished editing an hour ago and got excited, so I started searching around for any new Lost edits that have surfaced in recent years, and came across this forum. I see many people wishing there was a version just like mine, and there doesn’t seem to be one anymore, and certainly not a full HD quality one. So I see my version not as a competition to the one shared here, but an alternate version for those that want it. Anyone who spends this kind of time working on editing Lost is an awesome person in my book, and I know VERY WELL how many hours go into. I think if I had kept track of the hours all this time I’d probably go a little crazy.

Anyway, there are many more details I’d love to share, but since this is just a comment on a forum I’ll hold off, at least until someone asks, or I find a good place to officially post about this. I have not uploaded it anywhere yet, this is just a first step in reaching out to the world of Lost fans. Though I love what I’ve done, and would love nothing more than to share it with fellow Lost lovers like me!