SW Project Under way
Following the success of 'Building Empire' and 'Returning to Jedi', I have started work on an as yet unnamed Star Wars Project. I have already transcoded and imported the entire original unaltered film into FCP. I've also been through 'Empire of Dreams', 'WSWRTW' and 'The Making of Star Wars' and imported all of the behind the scenes clips. After editing them all into place this thing is beginning to take shape. I can genuinely say at this point that the work that Garrett did on 'Deleted Magic' should not be underestimated. His Jabba scene reconstruction is first class. I think I will have to reconstruct it in NTSC and convert to PAL, as most of the available footage is in the American format.
Several OT.com members have been very kind in sending me storyboards, photos and videos showing Lucas' influences for which I am very grateful. Another member was kind enough to distribute some copies of 'BE' and 'RTJ' at Celebration IV - though I am still to hear how that went.
There is so much to do on this SW project, I think it's going to take a long time. Furthermore my real life work is very busy at the moment, so I may have to wait for the autumn/winter to get the bulk of the work done.
Please contact me if you find any rare footage or have any information that could be included in the text straps.