I would like to know if some members here could help me make a decision about posting online a couple of videos.
Two years ago, I began working on my first and only to date fan-edit project using Star Wars: A New Hope. I began after seeing Adywan's own
restoration project named Star Wars Revisited.
At first, I was only making a french soundtrack so my kids could watch it. But then, I began noticing things I hadn't seen before, little mistakes,
special effects problems, etc. Some of the problems were also about the editing of the movie itself.
It wasn't much, but enough to bug me. And a lot overtime.
Eventually I put on hold my soundtrack project and began to learn how to do the corrections myself. I decided to remove the bad special effects added
in later versions, bring back as much as possible the original scenes, restore deleted scenes like Luke meeting with friends and Biggs to reintroduce
them in the movie for continuity, etc. It also ranged from color correction to creating new special effects (only to replace badly aged or badly
rendered effects like lasers), or simply animating some characters so they could pop to life. I learned how to use After Effects, learned 3D software
for modeling and animating, etc.
My idea, generally, was to use only what was already in the frames to make the corrections, if that was possible. Which was not always, but I managed
to keep to a minimum the use for 3D or images created outside of the movie itself.
Now, I'm not finished with the whole project, but I have many scenes that are ready. My idea was to post videos of the original scenes with the new
restored/recomposed/reedited scenes to compare the changes, sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic, and have discussions about them because I'm sure I
would learn a lot from others' ideas or experiences in movie editing or about the use of software and what to do with them.
And to show off, of course, haha.
So my question is; would Disney be allowed to have me remove the videos if I post them or does it fall in the fair-use category?
I'm just to poor to face a lawsuit...
PS: BTW, I'm asking because learning 3d modeling and After Effects was much much easier than understanding fair-use and such. Not quite lawyer
material here... haha
edit on 1-7-2017 by NowanKenubi because: (no reason given)