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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, with several more half speed playbacks, it does appear that Vader reflected a bolt off his hand, extended his palm right before the bolt would have struck him (almost like he knew it was coming because of that crazy Force thing).

Thanks for the link tip and clarification!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur. I saw this myself after getting RO on blu-ray. It's definitely Vader reflecting a laser bolt that Rebel trooper had fired. The camera angle change at just the right moment made it look as if Vader was shooting a blaster bolt out of his palm (which is of course ridiculous).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found these recently on YT:

Rogue One - Moff Tarking (deep fake)
Rogue One - Leia (deep fake)

What do you think? Better? Not better?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darklighter79 wrote:
Found these recently on YT:

Rogue One - Moff Tarking (deep fake)
Rogue One - Leia (deep fake)

What do you think? Better? Not better?


The Leia one looks much better, though a bit too much contrast. Tarkin still looks creepy and strange.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife doesn't know very much about Star Wars. She didn't know Tarkin was fake until I told her after the movie.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darklighter79 wrote:
Found these recently on YT:

Rogue One - Moff Tarking (deep fake)
Rogue One - Leia (deep fake)

What do you think? Better? Not better?

The first time I saw Rogue One, the CG Tarkin and Leia faces were jarring. I'd seen ANH well over 100 times and knew those faces better than the back of my hand. And speaking of hands, in an early viewing it did not escape my notice the RO Leia actor has larger hands than Carrie Fisher. Although I loved the film, Tarkin was a major disbelief suspension breaker for me at first. My reaction subsided with subsequent viewings as I got more used to it, at least with Tarkin. The vocal and body performance for Tarkin is superb. I think that is what I focus on now. I sometimes find myself randomly quoting Tarkin from RO during my day. "Director Krennic..." Leia's "Hope" sounds good, but the face is pretty bad. I just ride the emotion of the ending of the film and glaze over it

The Deepfake Leia is a much better likeness than the film. I found the Deepfake Tarkin to sometimes be better, but other times not be better. What's really weird is, the Cushing Estate was heavily involved in the rendering process of CG Tarkin, sometimes even demanding minute adjustments.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I sat in the theater I initially thought Tarkin was going to be a bit character and we'd never see his face directly, just in reflections and stuff. Sadly I was proven wrong.

Still better than Greedo shooting first though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TauntaunScout wrote:
As I sat in the theater I initially thought Tarkin was going to be a bit character and we'd never see his face directly, just in reflections and stuff. Sadly I was proven wrong.

Still better than Greedo shooting first though.

LOL, true. I'm glad Tarkin was not a bit character because he is the main villain of my favorite film. But yeah, Tarkin's face is jarring.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny, I've seen many people holding up the Rogue One CG-augmented characters of Tarkin and Princess Leia and suggesting that movies in the future will not need the actual actors anymore, as they can be anyone and the CG mask could be put on them and people would "think" they are watching the actual actor that is CG.

I thought to myself "no way", as I felt the CG-augmented Leia was NOT good, and the CG-augmented Tarkin was barely passable solely based on the actors performance and voice pattern mimicry.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the uncanny valley nature of Tarkin actually helped, but I'm an oddball that way.

The young Leia was, yeah, not good, but probably as good as can be done today.
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