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.
Avid 4D presents his new fanedit, Cloud Atlas: Everything Is Connected.
The novel, Cloud Atlas, was a 2004 best seller that used a unique "nested doll" structure for six different storylines, spanning several hundred years. Cloud Atlas: Everything Is Connected is an attempt to more closely represent the novel in its nested storyline approach.
"Cloud Atlas was an inspiring film, but I agree with many reviews that the movie missed its potential. It felt disjointed. The six stories kept chopping and changing between each other which made it difficult to follow if you didn't already know them. Cloud Atlas: Everything Is Connected ties all the stories together in the same fashion as the novel, and gives the viewer time to invest in each individual story, and providing more of a chance to identify the connected characters. It's still not immediately obvious though, so you need to pay attention! "
Wraith presents his new fanedit, The Matrix Revolutions Reloaded.
This edit mix all three Matrix movies. It removes all material from the sequels that did not adhere to the initial rules set on the first movie.
64 min are used from Reloaded and 12 min from Revolutions. Some material is removed from The Matrix and additional material from Enter the Matrix and The Animatrix are added, including unused music cues from all 3 film's special edition complete score CDs.
"I loved The Matrix, thought a lot of Reloaded was good (except the end) and Revolutions was trash. It bothered me for 15 years that I could not watch the trilogy as a whole again EVER. Then it occurred to me to extract the full story that I believe was there to be told. My accompanying essay (and video essay) explain how and why."
Ranger613 presents his new fanedit, The Fall of Sherlock.
This edit presents the entire Moriarty arc of BBC's Sherlock in one film-- not dispersed over four episodes as in the original.
"I enjoyed the Moriarty arc from Sherlock, a great show in its own right, but I never liked the unresolved cliffhanger at the end of the Series 1 finale which was left unaddressed until the Series 2 finale-- there were problems with continuity by doing this, in my opinion, as it made Moriarty suddenly become irrelevant for two whole episodes. This cut presents the story in one go. Moriarty is a threat from start to finish. It combines "The Great Game" and the "Reichenbach Falls" to give the audience a roller coaster ride that will thrill and entertain both newcomers and fans alike."
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."
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