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#1407295
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

https://youtu.be/b1Xf24aX-kk
So apparently that animation is already finished, too. By Petrovelly (says so in description). But only viewable on their SubscribeStar. Doubt they are willing to share it, either.
IMO just kinda sucks that this fan editing community’s manpower is being divided because the Fixing Disney Star Wars team is using financial contributions.
EDIT: I realize they likely wouldn’t be able to create that Mustafar shot without that money, but it still seems kinda scummy imo.

I signed up just to see that clip. I applaud them for the effort, but rest assured that what we have looks better.

If you want to see it, PM me.

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#1402927
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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NeverarGreat said:

Honestly, neither version of the lines changes their underlying inanity. shrug

Ehhh, maybe. Though this change does make it so it’s not just, “Nuh uhh, I am better than you!”

What could maybe be a better variation would be if Palpatine’s line was the one to be tweaked.

Instead, have him say:

Palpatine: “I am the Sith.”
Rey: “I am all of the Jedi.”

Just thinking out loud, but either way, I do feel like the exchange is significantly less corny with the edit.

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#1402920
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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mikereese971 said:

Hey Hal, not sure if you saw JakeRyan’s trimming of the “All Sith/The Jedi” line, but any thoughts on using that idea? The line is still godawful, but somehow cutting out that one word makes it a lot less cringey (to me, at least).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xQZgJAc1umsYUKpgjEEc8DcrBCXnZsrg/view?usp=sharing>

OMG this is my first time seeing that change and it is SO much better than the original line. It also echo’s Luke’s line to Palpatine in ROTJ: “I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”

Amazing how much more effective that scene is with that little change. I got chills.

Sounds like Hal doesn’t like it though. However, I would absolutely be willing to release my own fanedit—built upon Hal’s final release—entirely for that change alone.

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#1401453
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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21C Peasant said:

This is my latest update to those shots for anyone interested.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ljyIlZ1PLpPmhSpuPNktDqtBWP2vZ_8O/view?usp=sharing

This looks really, really good.

I love that new shot of the TIEs over the trees with the castle in the background.

The TIEs themselves flying at the camera aren’t exactly perfect, but I can look past it. I’m really pleased with how much this addition fleshes out that whole sequence.

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#1399275
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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So I know I just shared that video of the establishing shot of Vader’s castle, which I think compliments having the shot of Kylo Ren with the castle in the distance.

With that said, I honestly believe you need the establishing shot in order to use the shot of the castle in the distance.

Without the establishing shot, there’s no evidence of any structures anywhere in this massive forest.

Instead, by itself, it almost feels like an error. Like, “Oh, the film crew accidentally got a building in the background.”

Whether using the one I suggested, or if someone else wants to put one together, I feel like you need an establishing shot of Vader’s castle.

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#1399248
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (Released) (V3 UPDATE!)
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Hey there poppasketti,

Just wondering. Is there anything else you are wanting to do with this fanedit?

Maybe not today or anytime soon, but I’ve been in a creative Star Wars mood and I’m just wondering if you have any other ideas that you want to implement someday?

Just as a discussion? 😃

The last idea I had was one I mentioned awhile back: changing Snoke’s eyes to yellow when Palpatine’s music plays when Rey is being held in the air.

Just wondering if you had any others on your “someday” list?

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#1399238
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Oh man I don’t remember seeing that shot of the ties in front of Vader’s castle that looks wonderful.

Yeah, it’s a really good establishing shot, especially since we otherwise don’t realize this is taking place on Mustafar.

We probably didn’t go with it because we didn’t want to reuse footage from another movie. I could look past that though.

Since it’s not from a film in the Skywalker Saga, I’d be open to it since we don’t see Vader’s castle in any other movie.

Although, I’m still of the opinion that the Battlefront footage doesn’t work unfortunately.

Which part of that is Battlefront footage?

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#1399233
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V2 RELEASED</strong>
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Hi again, Nev.

As it turns out, having watched The Mandalorian has put me back into a Star Wars mood.

Is there anything we could do to help you continue work on The Starlight Project?

Or, would you be open to releasing a full-quality “lite” version that includes the most important changes?

And then we could work toward a more feature-complete version for a later date?

I would love to do a re-watch of The Force Awakens with your changes—notably the Hosnian Prime destruction sequence—as it’s the best of the TFA fanedits I’ve seen. But the current workprint is just too poor an encode and resolution.

All your other ideas for this project are great and I’d like to see them come to fruition, but I’m willing to put them on pause if a higher quality version of the film with your Hosnian Prime sequence is made available.

What do you think? Anything I could do to try and convince you?

Hope you are well these days.

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#1399216
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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On the topic of Vader’s castle, I recall seeing another thread where someone rotoscoped video using shots of the castle from Rogue One.

Here is the link to view it:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rlq4IBxaaX6cWvdPlPQttfvaKCIdYtwS/view?usp=sharing

I do think those establishing shots greatly improve the sequence—particularly the TIEs flying around the castle. The troopers running out may not be necessary, though I do like extending the sequence as the whole film moves too fast.

Where did we ever land on getting a shot of the castle? Or did we pass on it?

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#1384190
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Tantive3+1 said:

I got to admit that the pacing in the beginning of the film never worked for me. It starts off with Vader arriving in the DSII, then it cuts to Tatooine at Jabba’s palace rescuing Han where they get captured and fight at the Sarlaac pit for about 30 minutes, then the core of the story gets back on track on Dagobah with the Yoda and Obi-Wan scenes.

So, not to promote my fanedit, but in my ROTJ version, the order goes like this:

  1. Vader arrives at DSII
  2. Luke with Yoda/Obi-Wan scene at Degobah
  3. Palpatine arrives at DSII
  4. Tatooine sequence
  5. Rebel Alliance meet up

I suppose it may be possible to break up the Tatooine sequence a little more so it’s not as drawn out as it is.

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#1383701
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Beautiful!

Yeah, optical flow is pretty cool, it fills in the gaps between frames so slow mo looks far more seamless.

That whole sequence is looking awesome. The only thing I might suggest changing is that I don’t like breaking up the clip of the ties flying above the forest.

I’d have the full shot of the ties above the forest, then the pilot, then cut to the troop carriers landing.

What would really be good is another shot of the ties, like coming at the camera, that appears after the pilot. But I’d have to find one and some how animate them into frame, and I’m not great at that.

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#1383650
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V2 RELEASED</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s a rough version of the new sequence I’m considering for the Hosnian Destruction. It’s closer to Restructured, but unlike that scene there’s actually too many shots to fit into the music duration.

Hey, I know it’s been awhile Nev, but I checked in just to see how the project has been coming along.

The clip you shared above back several weeks ago is really well done. I think that flows very nicely and is probably the best take so far at the Hosnian destruction.

For the pilot reactions, you might be able to use a shot of Poe from either TLJ or TROS. I know there’s a couple shots of him in TROS final battle that might match the emotional weight of the scene.

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#1383645
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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21C Peasant said:

For now, this is my final sequence.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bqs5HPeYiG4iLGFXp0M0jGHyDevnHgR2/view?usp=sharing

That is really, really good.

For the shot of the pilot, I can tell that it’s been slowed down. If you’re editing in FCPX, can you render the clip using optical flow? It might make it not look quite so jumpy.

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#1381899
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Great work on this, Hal.

Watched workprint 6.1. It looks really good, and my feedback is minimal.

  • For the edit in the desert scene, the cut at 23:40 is pretty obvious. I suggest using the clip at 24:02 and placing it at 23:40 as a break, THEN cut to them running.

  • Would you consider putting in a couple establishing shots of Ahch-To at 1:26:28? It’s such a hard cut here and it’s our first time seeing the island in this movie, and doesn’t give much context. Is there a shot or two from TFA or TLJ that could flesh out this sequence a little more? In my dreams, I’d love to see a wipe to seeing Ren’s TIE fighter fly toward the planet, and THEN establishing shot of the island, and THEN Rey burning the TIE.

  • In Kylo Ren’s mask montage, Rey says, “You’re a creature in a mask” at 18:08. But it’s hard to hear over the music. It’s an important line. Could it be moved just a second or two later so it is more audible?

  • I’m a big fan of the Knights of Ren dialogue. I do think you should consider adding one of the lines in the helmet rebuilding scene, but that’s just my opinion.

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#1379643
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

Anyone know this?

In FCP7, if you use the blade to cut a clip, there will appear two red arrows to let you know that the clips are aligned despite the cut.

Does anything correspond to this in FCPX? When I make a cut, there doesn’t seem to be any visual distinction between any two clips I could just smash together.

I know I’m late to the party.

FCPX has a “position” tool (which replicates FCP7 functionality) and the standard “select” tool.

By default, the select tool moves clips around with a “snap” behavior to ensure there aren’t any gaps in content. A yellow bar appears when bringing two clips together.

The position tool, on the other hand, allows you to throw clips around without having other parts of your project move around. When you use the blade to slice a clip, two clips, a dotted line appears indicating a place for you to drop something in.

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#1376677
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

Say, Ziggy, what was the source for the hyperspace whoosh sound from that clip a few pages back? It sounded fine to me in context.

The one I used was the one the from when Artoo fixes the hyperdrive in ESB. I haven’t had a chance yet to try and extract the original sound effect. I just grabbed it from a YouTube clip of that scene, which doesn’t sound as good as the original.