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Welcome. Please take a moment to read our rules and guidelines (found in my signature and at the top of each page). We do not allow requests of edits outside of the Trades and Requests forum (check that forum for requesting guidelines). Requesta should be made via PMs to editors. Thanks!Can you please dm me a copy of this edit? I'd love to add it to my google drive collection.
Thank you so much! Glad you were able to get the ISOs. They're huge files, but it really captures an authentic experience of this edit, imitating as if it were a real movie (plus all the special features are cool to have).I downloaded the dual blu-ray version of this edit from M4’s blog site for the edit, and gave it a watch after a three-day marathon of the The Hobbit Extended Editions. I can confidently say without a single doubt that this will be my definitive experience for now on. Everything about this edit is solid and the project overview included on the physical release is a great!
Also great to hear that you agreed with many of my editing decisions; if any of you reading this check my edit out, you may not agree with every single decision, but as @kidjupiter92 pointed out, I do give a detailed insight into why/how I did all my edits in the project overview video & audio commentary, I didn't just cut things for the sake of it without a lot of thought. But it really comes down to personal preference for the viewer I suppose, if you read all 5 of my editing goals and agree - then it's definitely worth checking out.I suggest people give M4’s book cut at least once, and you won’t be disappointed.
M4, I've downloaded this edit and am looking forward to it. I never watched the Hobbit films so this will be a perfect way to be introduced.
Thank you guys for the support!Burned a couple of discs for this. Took a while and a replacement HD for my long suffering laptop, but it was well worth it. A strong reccommendation to anyone considering giving this a watch.
Thanks! Yeah I think it looks really cool too.Thats a great cover completely vintage and unlike anyone else's.
That's awesome you checked out the commentary, thank you! Was my first time doing one, I feel like to most people it might be kind of dull, but to another Hobbit editor I'm sure you could relate to some of the things I was talking about.Hey M4! First off, I agree with @ArtisDead , I like the second one the best. The Tolkein doodle of Smaug works really well where you have it, and nobody else has used it that I've seen. Originality is super important with things like this.
Second, I sort of skimmed your edit sometime last year, and then I gave it a real watch just a few weeks ago with your commentary! Your edit is one of the best, no question.
This right here is exactly what I was going for and that means a lot for you to acknowledge the editing/goals. One of my main philosophies with this project was: Viewers may disagree on what I cut, but at least they'll understand why (spirit of the book) and at least they (probably) won't notice any weird cuts. One thing with Hobbit edits is that you can't please everyone, which is evident on how many edits there are, but one thing you can do is make sure that the technical editing is as seamless as possible.Your visual and audible editing is flawless. Your tone is much closer to the spirit of the book than the originals
And I totally understand that, in fact, it makes perfect sense because you've made your own version! We'll certainly disagree on some personal preference here and there.and the only critiques I have are personal preference and nitpicky; I don't feel the need to address them.
Looks like someone owes someone else a review?Anyways, if my edit's approved I'll definitely drop you a comment on your thread and give my thoughts on your project as well. Seriously, thank you so much for all the kind words.