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Animated Shorts High Republic Shorts

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Darth_Accipiter, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It doesn't sound like this will evolve into anything more extensive but these short bios could serve as an entry point for fans to discover the High Republic Era without having to buy the books and comics.

    https://www.starwars.com/news/characters-of-star-wars-the-high-republic



     
  2. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    These are shockingly low quality.
     
  3. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Pretty soon Star Wars Youtube shorts are going to devolve to the point where it's just a flat silent image of a character with a caption reading: 'Watch/ Buy the related Star Wars product/show!'
     
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  4. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I don’t understand the issue. These are short promotional videos highlighting characters from some new books. What did we expect, Studio Ghibli? The sketches are nice, the artwork is high quality, and the videos are a decent primer for a new era. Works for me.
     
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  5. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It's called "minimalism", just because there's not a ton of animation doesn't mean it's low quality. If anything, there's a bit more "quality" in these than the Galaxy of Adventure shorts that were focused on trivia.
     
  6. DannyD

    DannyD Jedi Knight star 3

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    I thought it was a type of clothing.

    But these promos look good too.
     
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  7. Jedi Knight Fett

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    That’s what literally everything is. I think these shorts were fine.
     
  8. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Master star 4

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    There's probably hardly any budget for nontraditional promo for print-only stories, and considering that, a good amount of care has clearly gone into these, especially considering that there will probably be ten or twenty of them. They've got a unique and consistent aesthetic -- it's not like they just copypasta'ed the concept art or comics content that's already out there, which would've been really easy to do.
     
  9. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Agreed. They look good. “Shockingly low quality” is some pretty aggressive and subjective hyperbole.
     
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  10. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Youngling

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    I'm wonder who they also show. I'm pretty sure that next will be Loden Greatstorm
     
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  11. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    No trolling -TtJ
     
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  12. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Master star 4

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    Loden, or Elzar Mann. Possibly they'll do Loden and Bell together?
     
  13. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    I loved the audiobook of Light of the Jedi, but I am still vague as to whom is whom.
    I'm not good at remembering character names and what they all did, especially as the book jumps between a quite a number of different scenes.

    So bring these little videos on as a nice reminder.
     
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  14. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  15. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    That last Nihil one was actually much better than the first Vernestra one I watched before commenting that. Despite the still limited animation, the use of changing light levels and viewpoint movement to simulate the action worked quite well. The first on the other hand has a slow, stable viewpoint with little movement or light variation, which only highlights how simple the animation and artwork is (the face of Vernestra is just bad).
     
  16. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Simple, in my view, is not synonymous with bad.
     
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  17. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Youngling

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    I hope thath we will get more stempunk design in future. Btw Does there will be short about Marchion Ro?
     
  18. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Master star 4

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    Seems like for now they're all sort of "no spoilers beyond the setup" for LOTJ, ATOC and the comic series, so Ro will probably come along later.
     
  19. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    They seem very simplistic, as though catering to a younger audience. Can not say that anyone is jumping off the page either. Still, should be about a decade before this is mainstream sw? Let us see what develops.
     
  20. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Master star 4

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    The Bell video is embedded in the new "High Republic Show", in case anyone missed that.
     
  21. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    These aren't bad at all. There pretty good and shows how massive this High Republic era is going to be. I can't wait for the next book
     
  22. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  23. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  24. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Damn, I'm in the beginning part of the book. Guessing she's from Naboo?

    Welp, guess I'll find out...
     
  25. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I didn’t read anything suggesting she was from Naboo.