What are FanEdits, and why make them? FanEdits are an artform where someone takes a video source/sources and rearranges them with video editing software to create either a modified, or even radically new version of a movie.
Ranger613 presents a special fanedit project, Blade Runner: Tears in the Rain.
"Tears in the Rain" a vastly different version of the film which serves as an Alternate look at Ridley Scott's masterpiece, not an extension of the original. It focuses more on the Replicants and their quest to meet their maker. Rick Deckard is presented as a competent determined hunter and killer (unlike the relatively insecure counterpart in the original), in many ways an antagonist-- this is a world where Replicants are outlawed and killed on identification. They attack only when cornered, but mean no harm to humans. Not unless they can help it... This film is presented in high contrast black and white to accentuate the noir feel of the original. Trimmed down and fast paced, I hope this edit will intrigue, excite and entice fans of the original and new viewers alike.
"Blade Runner is one of (if not) my favorite films. I created this edit to give myself and other fans a new way of experiencing the material. This is not an improvement over the original, nor a slightly different version like the "Director's" or "Workprint" edition to the "Final Cut". I wanted a reorganized, unique and novel way of watching this classic, and with this edit I think I have achieved that. I also wanted to see how the film would look in black and white, and feel the noir atmosphere really comes across well in black and white. I provided a sample clip below."
Ranger613 presents a special fanedit project, Night of the Walking Dead.
This is a TV-to-Movie Edit of Seasons 1 And 2 of AMC's The Walking Dead (a total runtime of 875 minutes) into a 177-minute zombie epic. The is the story of Officer Rick Grimes who wakes up after a coma during the zombie apocalypse and goes on a quest to find his family. The goal of this edit was not to cram every detail of the series into a limited time-frame, but to create a film version of the Walking Dead story which would appeal to both fans of the show and newcomers alike.
"My approach was simple--the story I wanted to tell had to work as a Film, not a TV show.
In approaching this cut, I first reviewed all the episodes to see how I could put together the best version of the story while doing justice to the series' themes and fanbase. I did not want it to be choppy or overflowing, I wanted it to retain its sometimes deliberate pace; I wanted it to retain the human conflict, I wanted all the awesome zombie battles. The final result is what I hope you will find to be a very entertaining film."
MarkMoore presents his new fanedit, Transformers: Darkest Hour.
The Season 3 episodes, "Dark Awakening" and "The Return of Optimus Prime", are combined into a short film.
"I wanted to create an edit based on the most dire situation in the universe of the originally Transformers TV series - the Hate Plague. I added Optimus Prime's original return as a precursor to that. I got rid of the opening and closing themes, the faction-symbol scene transitions, and the commercial fades, and I created new opening and closing credit sequences, in order to create a "movie" feel. I also cranked up the saturation to max to make it look a bit more like the animated movie, and I cut a very silly moment."
BionicBob presents his new fanedit, John Carter of Mars.
This is a trimmed version of John Carter (about 20 minutes cut). Earth scenes are "Wizard of Ozzed" into a dull washed out black-and-white while the brightness and colour saturation of Mars are increased to give it more of a fantastical look.
"John Carter, created by master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912, is one of my all-time favorite adventure characters. While the theatrical release directed by Andrew Stanton is not the version or story I would have told, I actually deeply love the movie and thus this edit is not a very aggressive cut
I have removed the ERB bookends to get to the main story faster. Also, I have "Wizard of Ozzed" the Earth sequences into a dull washed out black-and-white, while increasing the bright colour saturation of Mars to give it more of a fantastical look. Along with some small trims, and cuts, I hope to have created a fun alternate viewing experience."
Lord_Elrond_St.Hubbins presents his first fanedit, The Hobbit: The Expected Cut of An Unexpected Journey.
This is a trimmed down and dynamic version of the extended version of An Unexpected Journey. It doesn't give anything away from the later films and creates an exciting movie that doesn't pander to the audience.
"This fanedit is conservative in the cutting, but almost every part of the movie has been altered except for “riddles in the dark”. I tried to use as much footage as possible as long as it fit my goals. This version of the film doesn't bash you over the head with too much information related to the Lord of the Rings, and tells the story in a more timely fashion. This cut is honest to both the source, and to Jackson's vision. It uses the strengths of Jacksons vision, while taking out the worst parts."
"Many people say the boot camp scenes at the beginning of the film are the strongest. My intention? Mix them into the Vietnam scenes. Hopefully, it gives the film a fresh perspective, as boot camp is now told in flashback form, with the appropriate boot camp scenes following Pyle's downfall used. Other material has been excised."
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