Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist

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Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist
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Tagline:
I got a really good feeling about this
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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
135
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
132
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Young Han Solo joins a band of smugglers on his first major heist and is introduced to Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.
Intention:
To make this feel more like Star Wars. How? Add a crawl, remove the teal filter, restore the white and add wipe transitions.
Other Sources:
Solo: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack
Mechanical gear sounds
C-3PO sfx
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Special Thanks:
To all of the community members who encouraged and had patience with me along the way and especially to my Rogue Squadron unit that puts up with my hobby.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
This edit utilizes the Custom Crawl Creator for producing the opening crawl and extensive use of the color correction (secondary), color correction and white balance filters in Vegas Edit Pro.
Cuts and Additions:
00:00:00 - added FE title card, Custom Star Wars disclaimer, aurebesh DigModiFicaTion logo, Custom Walt Disney 20th Century Fox title card
00:00:57 - added custom crawl (expanded star field to allow for pan down)
00:02:25 - added Corellia and a space dock to pan down
00:08:46 - removed close up of Han's eye
00:10:59 - added deleted Corellia chase scene
00:16:56 - trimmed/rearranged scene to have Han tell the officer his full name
00:17:09 - replaced Han being blown through the air with a custom wipe transition to a space shot of Mimban with star destroyers approaching
00:17:15 - trimmed Mimban cloud scene to reuse later and cropped Han's first shot on Mimban to remove the on screen text
00:17:27 - inserted a rearranged version of the deleted Mimban assualt scene to show off a bit more of the Mimban war and Beckett's team though I removed any direct focus on the minigun character who dies as it creates a narrative that is never resolved. Lots of audio reworking in this edit
00:24:45 - cut stormtrooper chatter (removed Han's subtitles when he's talking to Chewbacca)
00:25:34 - cut Han's faking being mauled by Chewbacca
00:27:44 - inserted Mimban sky shot that was trimmed earlier in the film
00:27:45 - removed Han/Chewbacca shower scene and added wipe transition to Vandor space sunrise scene. While I like this scene and tired to keep it, I needed to add a wipe here and it just wouldn't work with the shower scene
00:33:14 - removed Han yelling he's ok and Chewbacca growling back to him
00:54:52 - reversed and repurposed shot of Han to allow for a wipe transition to the exterior of Niima Outpost
00:55:07 - removed droid cage fight. Sure it's world building, but it's distracting and L3 verbalizes enough to give us the narrative
01:01:54 - trimmed L3 and yelling and removed cage fight scenes
01:03:06 - cut L3 saying she can't work with people watching her. It's just creepy odd and I wanted to eliminate all of the droid sexualization stuff from the film
01:03:06 - added green screen welding sparks to distract the eye from the fact that her saw isn't spinning at all
01:05:39 - cut L3's lines to Han. Now she simply says "Excuse me". Added droid sfx and gear sfx to simulate her movements
01:10:09 - cut the equal rights scene between Lando and L3. I'm all for equity, but this just felt tacked on. Again, L3's character still fights for these rights and talks about them, but she isn't solely focused on them either. This scene just makes her into a walking poster for equal rights. She's much more than that and removing this scene makes her character more dimensional by allowing us to see her for who she is rather than this one focus area, imo
01:10:31 - cut Q'ra and L3's girl talk scene. There is no sexual tension between Lando and L3 in this edit
01:16:17 - removed droid saying "freedom"
01:19:30 - cut L3 turning around and yelling about the droid rebellion
0:1:24:24 - removed Lando hugging L3 and caressing her after her power goes out. He still yells, but it's more like how Luke reacts to R2 than what they imply in this film
01:27:12 - removed Beckett' and Han's back and forth about if the Tie fighters are still on them
01:28:24 - cut down some of the scene when Q'ra first goes back to help Lando and sees the fire
01:28:35 - cut Beckett complaining about hurting his fingers
01:31:53 - cut Lando asking if Han knew it was the escape pod why would he do that
01:33:58 - cut the back and forth after Han yells "Now!"
01:34:06 - removed the Falcon loosing power gag
01:34:54 - removed Han's lines over the radio after he says they have coaxium that they need to off load immediately
01:38:59 - stabilized scenes and layer masked the falcon departure in order to remove the falcon leaving gag
01:39:20 - removed Han's macho moment with Enfys nest and the falcon leaving gag. Repurposed a zoomed wide shot of Enfys and the marauders while Beckett continues his speech before cutting back to him talking visually
01:56:18 - removed Darth Maul cameo. I don't like it. If they make a second Solo film I'll put it back or create a flashback for the edit I'd undoubtedly make of the new film,. Here it's just fan service without any meaning. Now if anyone can do a good cosplay of Xizor I'll put him in there.. Removing him makes Beckett's character more credible,and Q'ra's character more devious.
02:00:46 - added wipe transition to Numidian Prime
02:00:53 - cut zooming in camera on Lando and some of his lines
02:03:27 - cut the dice scene and added iris out, moved audio mix up to create natural flow to credits
02:03:53 - made custom edited by and fanedited by credit to replace the preexisting one
02:12:05 - added aurebesh DigModiFicaTion logo
02:12::15 - added FE.org title card

Other edits:
- extensive color correction of nearly every individual scene
- audio crossfades for each edit to ensure seamless audio transitions
- addition of sfx or rebuilding of surround track when needed to achieve edit
- as with all my edits, I reduce the level of profanity
Poster art by DigModiFicaTion (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Tried watching through Solo a couple of times a while back but would always give up after a few minutes, had a few apprehensions on starting the edit but before too long I was properly enjoying it.

On reflection, I think part of the issue was attempting to reconcile my ideas of what Star Wars should feel like with the approaches taken by each instalment/sub-series, it will be interesting to finally watch through the original and see how DigMod's changes make a difference.

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Coaxium Heist - everyone seems to be raving about this one and I’m not going to spoil that party. It’s awesome, and does indeed feel like a Star Wars edit.

When I saw this I did more out of curiosity, as in this day of faneditors howling at the moon to rectify Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, et al it does give us perspective…there just wasn’t all that incorrect about Ron Howard’s overall vision, IMHO.

That’s what makes finding and appreciating these fanedits so much fun - editors give us the gifts we didn’t realize we wanted. This one seamlessly stacks up now against the best of yer other SW edits, and there’s little in the way of awkwardness.

I personally really love the film’s arc at the end, the standoff with Woody, and how it feels like just another one of a million stories. Respect is paid there, where it belongs.

See for yourself the other changes and decide. For me, it took a film intrinsically just fine but have it another layer - an essential SW layer.

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This is a great improvement on the original, perhaps largely due to reducing L3's involvement in the story (that is one annoying droid). But generally the film is improved and I found myself enjoying watching it whereas the original left me feeling unsatisfied. The "Solo" edit didn't feel quite right but the editor only has the footage available and I think it was the right decision to remove the original reason for his surname.
Overall this is a great fan edit and shows how a film can be improved with good editing. It is significantly better than the original and I would recommended it to any body who like Star Wars.

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This is an incredible example of an excellent fan edit.
It does everything I want in a fan fix. The film is now shorter (which is always good in my point), well-paced, and devoid of cringe.
I think there are some scenes with Emilia Clark that could be edited better but mainly I believe that is simply due to her terrible performance. I quite liked the Han Solo gag and would have personally kept it in and I felt the editing was a bit obvious there. Finally, the soundtrack in one of the scenes (the one where Han asks for Chewbacca's name) felt off and should be removed or replaced.
But these are only the smallest of nick picks and looking at the changes sheet I truly believe this is one of the best fan edits out there.

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This is why I watch fan edits! I first saw this movie upon release and was greatly disappointed. It dragged in parts and this really tightens it up. It cuts down so much filler and keeps the film on a nice fast paced ride.

The edits are seamless and really well done. I like the new intro crawl and the transitions are fantastic. I greatly appreciate the removal of the blue filter as well as the final Maul scenes.

I'm not a fan of giving 10's across the board, but it really exceeded expectations and I had such a great time watching. This edit completely changed my opinion of the original source material, which is what it set out to do. It's well deserving of it's praise. Thanks for all the hard work DigModiFicaTion!

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