Watched it, and I really liked it! I watched a somewhat similar fan-edit a bunch of years ago, with the TED talk and all, but I must say that this one felt really seamless and had a superior pace both to the original cut and other fan-edits. At least to me.
The added scenes with Vickers and Janek adds a lot of debt to their characters - she becomes less of a stereotypical ice queen and feels less like this carefree char my dude. My only question mark here is why the Yutani hacked(?) Shaw interview was added? I mean, as a fan I get it as it is interesting to see hints to how Weyland and Yutani merged and that they were once rivals or whatever, but it still fell a little out of place. It also added yet another jump scene with explanatory text, which gets kind of interruptive (Rogue One had a similar problem). Even so, job well done! Prefer this over the original.
Seamless was my goal for this edit!
I would not have added the "Quiet Eye" viral video if it were not for the hard work that was put into that scene. I wanted to showcase what James did - it's beautiful, so I kept it in.
And in the end, it does add tons more depth to Shaw's character, I think, and why she's so driven to go on the mission in the first place.
But I can see how four introductory scenes can be a tad jarring.
I always took the Yutani presence in the viral video as Weyland using Yutani brand software to analyze Shaw's transmission, to see if she could be trusted, rather than watching it as Yutani hacked Weyland's personal files.
Hi CoalescedChaos, I'm the author of the edit and I'm flattered you liked it to such extent that you invested time in it, and what is more important, to share it!!
Actually I made the edit about 3 years ago but it wasn't very popular then, and some of the effects wasn't as polished as now. But with the anouncement of the upcomig sequel I decided give it a try once more. Changed some things in the video and audio side of things and completed the subtitles. And if you ever asked yourself, the audio track is Dolby Digital with 5.1 channels @ 640 kbps.
The size of the full movie is originally about 22 GBytes but I rendered to only 2 GB so most people could download it without any trouble.
I'd like to release it as a file one can burn to a BD25 and watch it as a normal blu ray with menus, hope when the Blu ray for Covenant comes out.
Anyway stay tuned to my channel in Youtube for more updates.
P:S I've already watched Covenant and I liked it a lot. And With the promotional videos that got out before the premiere, I can think of a new edit for Covenant, and even a new ending for Prometheus.
Oh, wow! I had a feeling you'd be lurking on the forums. A person who isn't a fan wouldn't put that much effort into making a workprint of Prometheus. Glad you could join us on the boards, sir!
I thank you very much, James. The new scenes in your workprint looked absolutely gorgeous and were really the main reason I gave this an edit. I'm glad I could help push it along down the river so other people could see your work!
I added both our names to the end of the credits, by the way