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.
Billy Batson released is first fanedit: Dracula: Restored
After viewing an initial cut of director Tod Browning's Dracula in late 1930, Universal Pictures president Carl Laemmle, Sr complained that the film gave him the "Heebie-jeebies" and ordered that it be re-edited. Several minutes of film were cut and a number of scenes were rearranged, resulting in numerous continuity errors and giving the third act a glacial pace. Although the missing footage remains lost, this edit restores the continuity established in the original shooting script (and Melford's simultaneously shot Spanish-language version of Dracula) eliminating most of the continuity errors and quickening the film's pace in the third act.
"Two versions of my fanedit are available on the DVD. One using film elements taken solely from the release version of Browning's film (the "purist" edition), and a second incorporating additional cut scenes and alternate footage taken from the Spanish-language version of the film directed by George Melford and shot on Browning's sets at night."
Mr.Lovebucket released is first fanedit: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: Book Cut Edition
This edit is as close to the original book's storyline as possible. Scenes had to be rearranged and all (but one) of the Oompa-Loompa-Songs were put at the end of each chapter. Nearly everything that doesn't happen in the book is cut.
"I love this movie, I love all of Tim Burton's movies (Besides 'Planet of The Apes'), I love the way Johnny Depp acts as Willy Wonka, but the first time I saw the movie I hated the singing Oompa-Loompas and Dr. Wonka bored me to death. So my first intention was to cut everything, that I didn't like. In the meantime I read the book by Roald Dahl. After finishing it, I decided to cut everything that is not in the book and rearrange the scenes so close to the original story line as possible. There are still some non-book scenes left, but only to keep some of the Burton/Depp weirdness in."
Andreas presents his first fanedit, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Revisited.
The intention is to make a film that was not only better paced and more interesting to watch, but also a film that echoed the visual style and tone of the later entries in the Harry Potter franchise.
"New sound effects | New music | New color palettes | New pacing | New approach ... and a deep, deep passion."
Congratulations on releasing your first edit Andreas!
JobWillins presents his first fanedit, Lost: The Crash.
This is the first season of the TV series LOST presened as a 3 hour movie.
"As an editing exercise, I condensed the primary storylines of Lost Season 1 into a 3 hour (ish) film. With the exception of one major flashback that was moved into my Season 2 cut, the goal was to include enough information for all subsequent seasons to make sense for someone who hadnít seen the show.
I didnít feel like Lost needed to be fixed, but as a challenge, I wanted to see if I could condense and reconstruct the original 18 hours of the show and make an enjoyable, alternative experience."
Congratulations on releasing your first edit JobWillins!
mikedrew87 presents his first fanedit, Never Sleep Again.
This is a fanfix of the critically panned "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake from 2010.
"I tried to make this edit smoother and fresher than the remake. I also tried to cut out some of the characters and make the story flow better and be quicker to the point.Horror remakes are bad....I try to enjoy them, but can't force myself to. So I wanted to try and create something that people would enjoy more than the bad directing and writing of this remake."
Congratulations on releasing your first edit mikedrew87!
SKYflix presents his first fanedit, Green Lantern Reborn.
This is The Green Lantern movie with 24 minutes cut and reorganized scenes for a more cohesive storyline.
"The Green Lantern universe is a vast, rich and fascinating place. Unfortunately, the original movie only hints as those intriguing possibilities while it plagues the viewer with a hero who refuses to take up the mantle of the Green Lantern and an incoherent villain.
My intention is to streamline the movie by removing most of the bad dialogue, silly reactions shots and subplots. I have reordered some scenes for a more logical and cohesive storyline, keeping only scenes that progress the plot or develop the characters. By doing so, I hope to transform Hal Jordan into the hero he was meant to be -- the GREATEAT GREEN LANTERN IN THE UNIVERSE!"
DominicCobb presents his first fanedit, The Master: Re-Processed.
This is a fan mix of the 2012 Paul Thomas Anderson film, The Master.
Some cuts, some addition, some trims and rearranged things. the movie is shorter, some things play out differently.
Hopefully this edit is a fresh new way to view an already brilliant film. It's not a replacement, it's simply an alternate take on the material.
"My intention here is to take an already great film and change it a bit for a new viewing experience."
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