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Siliconmaster said:2. Escape Pod Transition
The music ended naturally, albeit abruptly, right at the cut with the escape pods blasting off. I've time-stretched the final note to try to give it a little bit of overlap into the next shot. I'm hoping that's enough to smooth the transition:
The original scene does extend musically and there is a slight musical jump at the 0:04-0:05 mark where the music is truncated. A possible longer audio fade and/or starting the next part a tad later might work. My only other thought is that you could possibly extend the music by using the soundtrack as the original will be riddled with lightsaber sfx and screaming droids. The notes before the escape pods are fine as the original source is musicless.
3. Artoo Shot
The interpolation used in the VFX shot resulted in some jittery motion on the droids. I've removed the duplicate frames and then re-time-stretched the resulting footage using Premiere's optical flow interpolation to get a version with more fluid motion. I've also added a minor audio cue that I think helps sell the sequence:
Can you try fading in the oncoming scene at 0:13 to help the transition there? I like how abrupt r2 stops on command. The added timpani roll is fantastic and really brings that classic Star Wars feel. Great choice there. The shot of Anakin and Obi-wan is still jittery. Why not just cut from the battle droids saying "hands up Jedi" and transition straight to the outer bridge scene using the timpani roll? We just saw Anakin and Obi-Wan, cutting them wouldn't hurt and would remove the jitter due to the changing of the speed of the video. You could also just restore the original speed of the shot, though that might make it feel pretty jumpy.
The other edits look and sounded good Your wife's suggestion on replacing the music when the pregnancy is revealed was pretty great. The scene went from creepola to, "Yeah, I remember that feeling when I found out we were having a baby".