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Star Wars: Rise of the Rebellion (Survival Edition)

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I began messing around with my old project files for Rise of the Rebellion and noticed there were some things that I wanted to update. I originally only planned to do a v2 of the original edit and not deviate from the intended outcome. So why make a new thread you ask? Well, I watched the fanfilm Odyssey: A Star Wars Story and finally got a glimpse of how I could actually achieve a previous idea of making the characters survive Scarif. I started looking through the footage and reached out to the production team to see if I could gain their permission to use any of it. As I haven't obtained that yet, I started looking at all of the different shots of U-Wings, characters alive on the beach, and watching their individual demise scenes to see if it was possible for them to survive without totally ruining the flow of the story, etc. Here's what I came up with.

How do they get off of Scarif before the shock wave takes them out?
The U-Wing is the key. I'll be repurposing shots of the U-Wing to bring it in at the end of the battle as an emergency eVac. There's a shot of rebel troops running and one of them calling for emergency eVac that I'm hoping to use along with two shots of rebels looking up at a transport and yelling "come on!".
  • U-Wing: Repurpose shots of the reinforcement U-Wing to have it come in after Darth Vader's Star Destroyer shows up; remove all interior footage of when this particular U-Wing crashes to eliminate the duplicate nature of it; Use the Battlefront 2 Rebel Victory on Tatooine ending clip to establish the U-Wing taking off into orbit (crop to remove hills and buildings); possibly use fan created U-Wing entering space from desert planet (would need to rotoscope Scarif over the planet and mask the U-Wing
How do each of them survive?
  • Jyn: Show her running on the beach (Teaser Trailer footage); Repurpose shot of her holding the Kyber Crystal in a prayer like state with a window shot into space to imply she made it off of the surface; add hyperspace sfx/vfx to show she escapes
  • Cassian: Seen running on the beach with Jyn and implied that he goes with her
  • Chirrut: Chirrut makes it to the master override switch and flips it on. We don't see him get shot by the death troopers; Chirrut is also scene, albeit he's tiny, running along the shore as the U-Wing approaches in the repurposed shot
  • Baze: Baze does not go after the death troopers; Repurpose shot of Baze running in the water and looking up at U-Wing approaching (placed after Darth Vader arrives in his star destroyer)
  • Bodhi: Bodhi says "This is for you Galen" and then we cut to the next scene. The transport never blows up, nor do we see him directly again. It's implied that he's on the U-Wing
  • K2-SO: Unfortunately I can't think of a way to get him out of the situation he's in. He's my favorite character in this movie and I think his sacrifice is one of the more powerful ones in Star Wars. In my mind he placed his memory in the the computer of the ship before leaving and therefore can be uploaded into another K2-SO unit.
  • Rogue One: There are some shots of the crew inside the transport that I could try to remove and repurpose later on, but the window of opportunity for these shots is so small and I really want to focus on Jyn rather than just doing a "Hey look everyone is alive and smiling" shot.
I may reinstate certain character demises if others feel it's a bit too ambiguous.
 
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Change List:
New title cards
Red Highlights are the main differences between RotR and The Survivor Cut
  • Custom Crawl
  • Pan down to Krennic's shuttle flying under the rings of Lah'mu
  • Removed Saw opening up hatch to find Jyn
  • Removed Rogue One Title card, now hard cuts to Jyn waking up as if she was dreaming
  • Removed planet card intro on Cassian's introduction, it now does a downward pan wipe
  • Edited Informant scene to have the stormtrooper kill the informant instead of Cassian
  • Cropped Jedah planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Added iris wipe transition to Jyn's rescue
  • Cropped Yavin and Rebel Alliance planet cards to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed scene of Draven telling Cassian to kill Galen Erso
  • Removed second Bodhi scene where he meets Saw
  • Inserted Shamook's Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Removed Bor Gullet
  • Removed Cassian's lines "We find Saw Guerrera we find your father" as they are approaching Jedha (editing credit to RogueLeader and Burbin)
    "There’s a piece of clunky out of place dialogue that seems to be adr’d in. When we first get to Jedah, and Jyn wakes up from her dream, Cassian walks in and does a bit of chat with her: “That’s Jedah… or what’s left of it…” then he walks away while Jyn looks out the window, and yet even though Cassian walked away and his back is facing the camera we hear an awkward piece of unnecessary exposition: “We find Saw, we find your father.” I think the scene would flow nicer if that line is removed. Plus it’s an awkward thing for Cassian to say after endearing small talk since he was tasked to kill his father if they found him....I just think it’s placement and delivery feel off. It just feels like exposition that was adr’d in for anyone that was checking his phone during the rebel briefing scene. Doesn’t feel like the scene was shot with that piece of dialogue in mind and so it would flow better without it. And it would also flow better into the following scene, only having Cassian address Saw until here -
    “What’s with the Destroyer?”
    “It’s because of your old friend, Saw Guerrera.”" - Burbin
  • Added tie sfx to transition from K2 to Jedha pan shot
  • Removed Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba
  • Added Battlefront Imperial track to Rebel ambush
  • Removed camera cut to Jyn when K2 joins them in the city to create seamless continuous scenes.
  • Shortened Chirrut's acrobatics to remove his "is your foot alright?" line and human shield antics
  • Removed the cut to Jyn and Cassian to connect the continuous shot where Baze fires at the stormtroopers
  • Removed Chirrut's "are you kidding me? I'm blind" line
  • Inserted Shamook's Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Cut Draven's confirmed orders to Cassian to kill Galen (editing credit to Burbin)
    "If we’re removing the first conversation then it would make sense to keep the information from the audience all the way so that we find out alongside Jyn. Either have those orders looming over as we go along the adventure, or keep it as a mystery as Cassian becomes more and more agitated until Chirrut tells Jyn that he senses he’s about to kill. I’m fine with it either way."
  • Color corrected Vader's eyes during his meeting with Krennic
  • Cropped Edu planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed Krennic saying "FIRE!" when no one will confess to sending communications from Edu (editing credit to Burbin)
    "One thing that’s always bothered me is when Krennic orders the Death Troopers to execute Galen’s team, he yells “Ready, aim, fire!” and then Galen steps in and says “Stop! It was me!”. Now, the Death Troopers don’t strike me as the type to hesitate following orders so truthfully Galen should’ve been shot down for stepping in. I wonder if the “fire!” could be trimmed so that Galen steps in before Krennic can finish the command." - Burbin
  • Rescored Rebel Alliance meeting with Force theme
  • Removed Bodhi's stuttering when asked who is stealing the imperial ship
  • Cropped Scarif planet card to remove text (added sharpening to film)
  • Removed close up of Jyn holding the Kyber crystal when waiting for the code to go through (used later to establish that she's safe on the U-Wing)
  • Inserted Shamook's Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Cropped scene with R2 and 3P0 to remove them from the shot and reworked surround track to eliminate their dialogue
  • Removed Baze running with troops through the water (to be used later)
  • Removed U-Wing drop ship approach scene with Chirrut and rebels in view (to be used later)
  • Removed Chirrut death
  • Inserted trimmed version of Baze taking out the Death Troopers. It now runs along side Chirrut's faith in the force scene as if Baze has developed faith in the force as well. I think it's pretty powerful this way. Trimmed Baze getting shot. He now walks calmly forward to protect Chirrut and takes all of the Death Troopers out (cut the last trooper with the grenade) and then calmly looks back at Chirrut as he approaches the lever.
  • Removed Rebel soldier death that dies covering for Bodhi
  • Removed Bodhi's death
  • Rescored Star Destroyer collision (Scrambling the Rebel Fleet & airplane collision/crash sfx)
  • Inserted Shamook's Tarkin deepfake (thanks to Burbin for hi quality file)
  • Added Bohdi calling up to the fleet asking for an immediate evac
  • Added Corellian Corvette flyby sfx & Admiral Raddus saying "Blue Squadron get Rogue One!" after he says "All ships prepare for jump to hyperspace"
  • Added scenes from Odyssey: A Star Wars Story (rebel troops running, storm troopers firing, rebels entering transport)
  • Color corrected Vader's eyes when he is watching the Rebel fleet be massacred
  • Repurposed and color corrected previously removed scenes to have a U-Wing transport pick up the survivors (U-Wing approaching to drop off troops, Jyn and Casian entering the elevator, Jyn looking at the kyber crystal, Chirrut, Baze and rogue one crew on the imperial transport)
  • Created U-Wing leaving Scarif shot
  • Inserted Removed shot of Jyn holding the Kyber crystal and repurposed shot of rogue one crew
  • Layered/Masked Chroma Keyed U-Wing jumping to hyper space from Yavin over the top of star field to have rogue one escape
  • Added RotJ opening shot of shuttle leaving the star destroyer; added two tie bombers escorting to match following scene;; added the Profundity; masked edges to have star destroyer enter into view infront of Profundity; added sfx to bridge scene
  • Trimmed Vader's awkward hand gesture of choking rebel soldier and then motioning to fling him to the side. (it just looks too fan filmy for me)
  • Inserted Derpfake's Leia deepfake
  • Fixed audio volume transition into credits
  • Added custom edited/fanedited credits
  • Added grouped name credits to shorten credits and have them end on the the musical finale (the original doesn't for some reason)
  • Added custom title cards to ending
 

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Trez75 said:
First, I need to say your COAXIUM HEIST and RISE OF THE REBELLION edits are the best Star wars edits I ever watched. Besides the Harmy's Despecialized Edition :) but does do not count.

How will you get Jyn and Cassian to the shuttle? Shoot I c now. Using the teaser trailer footage. 

Sorry i lost track of why now you are not using the U wing repurpose shots anymore and want to use this shuttle footage instead.

Thank you for your kind words! Super thrilled you liked the edits :)

I am using teaser trailer footage, though I might have to think of something else as Cassian is limping up until he's sprinting for his life. I'm actually using the repurposed U-Wing footage. Here's a proof of concept draft. VFX/SFX are place holders for some of the footage at the moment as this is more a can I actually do this? draft.
 

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DigModiFicaTion said:
Trez75 said:
First, I need to say your COAXIUM HEIST and RISE OF THE REBELLION edits are the best Star wars edits I ever watched. Besides the Harmy's Despecialized Edition :) but does do not count.

How will you get Jyn and Cassian to the shuttle? Shoot I c now. Using the teaser trailer footage. 

Sorry i lost track of why now you are not using the U wing repurpose shots anymore and want to use this shuttle footage instead.

Thank you for your kind words! Super thrilled you liked the edits :)

I am using teaser trailer footage, though I might have to think of something else as Cassian is limping up until he's sprinting for his life. I'm actually using the repurposed U-Wing footage. Here's a proof of concept draft. VFX/SFX are place holders for some of the footage at the moment as this is more a can I actually do this? draft.
I was kind of surprised when they all died in the movie, I'm glad your having them survive.
 

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DigModiFicaTion said:
Trez75 said:
First, I need to say your COAXIUM HEIST and RISE OF THE REBELLION edits are the best Star wars edits I ever watched. Besides the Harmy's Despecialized Edition :) but does do not count.

How will you get Jyn and Cassian to the shuttle? Shoot I c now. Using the teaser trailer footage. 

Sorry i lost track of why now you are not using the U wing repurpose shots anymore and want to use this shuttle footage instead.

Thank you for your kind words! Super thrilled you liked the edits :)

I am using teaser trailer footage, though I might have to think of something else as Cassian is limping up until he's sprinting for his life. I'm actually using the repurposed U-Wing footage. Here's a proof of concept draft. VFX/SFX are place holders for some of the footage at the moment as this is more a can I actually do this? draft.

Wow that is smart. You like the swiss army knife of fan edits :)  Waiting to see the final product. Good luck for finishing it.
 

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Messing around with the intro again. New planet and added detail/motion blur to Krennic's shuttle.

Here are the previous versions for comparison.
 

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Showed the draft to the better half and had a proud moment when it worked and I was asked who had done the editing. Hopefully I'll have some time over the weekend to finish this one off.
 

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Gearing up to release this version. Here's a pre-release of the extremely spoilery trailer.
 

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I originally planned to just cut the death of Chirrut and Baze, but I forced myself to see if I could salvage some of Baze taking out the death troopers. What resulted was surprising to me. I feel like this now brings these two characters in total unison. Baze feels the Force and responds, saving his friend.
 

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Preview file is uploading to gdrive. I'm also going to see if I can get a jellyfin stream going for one or two previewers.
 

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Are you interested in contacting the creator of this recent deepfake and asking for permission to use it (like you did with the "Odyssey" footage)? It looks significantly better than the CGI Leia.

 

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hbenthow said:
Are you interested in contacting the creator of this recent deepfake and asking for permission to use it (like you did with the "Odyssey" footage)? It looks significantly better than the CGI Leia.


Finally, a really good deepfake of this scene!
 

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I reached out to one deepfake maker but they didn't have a hires file. I'll try this creator and see if they can send me one. I've looked at the Tarkin versions as well but I don't feel they're necessarily any better than what was made by Disney. the Leia one is a vast improvement though.
 

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Here's the deepfake derpfake inserted into the scene.
 

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That's a big improvement. I think that it needs one tweak, though. The brightness of her face is a bit off (just as it was in the deepfake), and needs a little darkening and/or contrast adjustment. It's most notable when she has her mouth open, although I think that her whole face (including her eyes) looks slightly too light.

Notice how the inside of her mouth looks gray instead of black:

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And notice how in the comparison video, the inside of her mouth is black in the original CGI version, but gray in the deepfake:

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That’s so much better. I hope you’ll insert that into your other R1 edit.
 

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Making a new establishing shot between the U-Wing hyperspace jump and the shot of Vader's shuttle approaching. The two scenes felt like a jump cut due to the movement. Hoping this will help with the transition.
Initial Scene from RotJ, flipped horizontally, Death Star II masked out, Miniature of Profundity with green screen smoke added, DS blast cloud added to planet surface, Tie bomber/transports added for continuity.
 

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Moe_Syzlak said:
That’s so much better. I hope you’ll insert that into your other R1 edit.

May I chime in just to second this?
The work already done in the non-survivor cut of RotR is stellar, but the deepfake addition would be the cherry on top.
Here's hoping!
 

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Thanks for the feedback! I'll be creating a v2 of RotR with the base updates sans the survivor cut as well. I suppose I could and should just do that now as I have all of those scenes completed. :)
 

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DigModiFicaTion said:
Thanks for the feedback! I'll be creating a v2 of RotR with the base updates sans the survivor cut as well. I suppose I could and should just do that now as I have all of those scenes completed. :)
Fantastic! I am looking forward to it.
 

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This video not only features an excellent Leia deepfake (albeit with a slight right eye glitch at 1:54), but also the first Tarkin deepfake that I consider a clear improvement over the original CGI:

 
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