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13 August 2011 @ 01:10 am
New vid: "Dance Dreams" (Tron: Legacy)  
I can't remember but it's alright.

Vid Title: Dance Dreams
Length: 3:52
Fandom: Tron: Legacy
Song/Artist: "Just Dance" (Lady Gaga) vs. "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This" (Eurythmics), by Divide & Kreate

Premiered at Club Vivid 2011.

Download the M4V


This is my first vid since last August. It's been the most difficult year of my life, and I couldn't find it within myself to vid in that time. Whenever I tried, I'd get paralyzed by doubts and depression, and just couldn't make anything work. Nothing ever felt right.

This project helped me to let go of all of that, at least for a while.

I grew up with the original Tron and really enjoyed the sequel last year and what it said about getting too immersed in technology, but for the Club Vivid vid I wanted to focus mostly on the visuals and the emotion/momentum of the source and song. Tech-wise, I used quite a lot of chroma key - overlaying detail shots from other scenes to basically use them as textures or coloring devices - and did lots of transparency tweaking.

The online version differs a bit from the version that was shown at Vividcon.

Thanks to milly for her unfailing support and belief in me (and for the vid banner); to kuwdora for reminding me how to squee (and for her help with the source); and to geezola for her strength, as always. And thank you for watching my vids! I hope there's more to come.


Red One

I've had a little bit too much
All of the people start to rush
Start to rush babe.
A dizzy twister dance
Can't find my drink or man.
Where are my keys, I lost my phone.
What's going on on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can't see straight anymore.
Keep it cool what's the name of this club?
I can't remember but it's alright, alright.

Just dance. Gonna be okay.
Just dance. Spin that record babe.
Just dance. Gonna be okay.
Dance. Dance. Dance. Just dance.

Wish I could shut my playboy mouth.
How'd I turn my shirt inside out? Inside out babe.
Control your poison babe
Roses with thorns they say.
And we're all gettin' hosed tonight.
What's going on on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can't see straight anymore.
Keep it cool what's the name of this club?
I can't remember but it's alright, alright.


[Colby O'Donis]
When I come through on the dance floor checking out that catalogue.
Can't believe my eyes so many women without a flaw.

And I ain't gonna' give it up, steady tryna pick it up like a call
I'm gonna hit it, I'm gonna hit it and flex and do it until tomorrow, yeah
Shorty i can see that you got so much energy
The way you twirling up them hips round and round
There's no reason at all why you can't leave here with me
In the meantime stay, let me watch you break it down.


Half psychotic, sick hypnotic got my blueprint it's symphonic.
Half psychotic, sick hypnotic got my blueprint electronic.
Half psychotic, sick hypnotic got my blueprint it's symphonic.
Half psychotic, sick hypnotic got my blueprint electronic.

Go. Use your muscle, carve it out, work it, hustle
I got it, just stay close enough to get it
Don't slow! Drive it, clean it lysol, bleed it
Spend the last dough
(I got it)
In your Pocko
(I got it)

Hope you enjoy the vid!
pixieladykuwdora on August 13th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
yessssssssssssssss THIS IS SO AMAZING
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks you. Sorry I didn't have the stamina for the XMFC party.
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bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
I wish you could have been there too! Glad I could share at least a part of it with you.
Destina: other: robot with heartdestina on August 13th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
I know I made a point of telling you last night, but I thought I'd tell you again how much I loved this vid. It made my whole night.
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
I know I told you this earlier tonight, but at the risk of repeating myself, reading this comment from you really meant a lot to me, for a lot of reasons. Thank you.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bellydancebop_radar on August 13th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Visually mesmerising--totally switches my mind off. :D (er, that's a compliment!)

And I'm so glad you found freedom in the vid... those times when the vidding just won't flow are so painful, and I'm glad you found a way past/through ... sneak round the blocks!
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Club vivid is kind of its own animal when it comes to vidding, and there's something freeing in that.

Thanks about the look. Narrative aside, I was trying to spend a little more creative energy on things like coloring.
Balistik: Aghnarbalistik94 on August 13th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Great work man.
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! Glad you liked it. It's been a while.
ex_akemi42 on August 13th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
This was fabulous!

I love the pacing and the shots of computer screens you used at the 3 min mark and at the end. All of the inversions too. So nice!
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I can't remember ever spending this much time on tech like that, so it's lovely to read this kind of reaction from you. Tech's not usually my thing, you know? Which is why I wanted to dive into it, I guess.
Daylngigglemonster on August 13th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh wow Brad, this is fantastic!
SO much fun!
And what a great song choice for this too. That techno sound coupled with your editing here is the perfect match for this movie.
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! The Eurythmics version of "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This" is used in the movie, so that was one of the reasons I wanted to use this mashup. Plus I liked the whole past-meets-present vibe. But yeah it kind of had to be techno.
Kitty: actress: Eliza_dushkuwinterevanesce on August 13th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
That was sooo COOL!!! So visually stunning! Beautiful job as always :)
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
You expect too much of me, and I like that about you. Never stop? :)

I'm seriously glad you liked this.
Terra Firma: Josh Groban | Duetlast_archangel on August 14th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Excellent vid! I liked Tron: Legacy more than I expected to, given that I didn't ever see the original until I was in my 20s, and had a little trouble grasping the concept. But the sequel was good. Your pacing/music choice fit quite well, and I like the interspersed action shots.
bradcpubradcpu on August 14th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for saying so! I'm happy you liked the interspersed action - much of that was added after I submitted the vid for vividcon. I just couldn't leave it alone.
geezolageezola on August 14th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)

this is Oliver I made mommy see your vid and mommy liked it. I hope your doing good. and I bet you are. did you go to atlanta VS cubs game I bet you did I like your vid bye.
bradcpubradcpu on August 15th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you for telling me that you and mommy liked my video! That made me feel very good.

I'm doing good, and I can't wait to see you. I'll bring you a special surprise from Chicago.
eli: daaaaancingelishavah on August 15th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I totally failed to track you down and tell you this at the con, but this was definitely one of my favorites of Club Vivid and possibly the best pure happy of the con for me.
bradcpu: Serenitybradcpu on August 15th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
I think you just tracked me down! I really appreciate you saying so - it seriously means so much to hear that after such a long break since my last vid.
Jayne L.: dwwavesserrico on August 15th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
The danceability factor with this vid is so *very* high--and it's visually captivating, too. *g* I enjoyed it!
bradcpu: Serenitybradcpu on August 16th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for saying so! I admit one of the reasons I wanted to use it for Club Vivid was the visuals. Glad I seem to have done them justice. :)
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bradcpu: Serenitybradcpu on August 16th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! I was really really hoping you'd like it, since you've done such great work in the fandom. I mean, being honest, I knew this wasn't going to be a hugely popular fandom at the con, but I've never let that stop me before. So that makes it so cool to hear this from a fan of the movie (who also happens to be a great vidder).

How can you not used Daft Punk in a Club Vivid vid?? You know?

Also, I need more Tron icons.
Lou: colorsgottalovev on August 16th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
see, I am totally unfamiliar with the source (haven't seen the movies) but your vid was highly recced, so I came to have a look:

I was totally enthralled all the way through. wow. the colors, the action, it's just FANTASTIC. ♥
bradcpu: Serenitybradcpu on August 16th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! I knew it wasn't a very big fandom, but I still hoped people could enjoy it in the way you were describing. :) It's so rewarding to hear that.
i was always like this: Clubionic on August 16th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
OHMYGOD. Easily my favorite Tron vid EVER EVER EVER. Perfect song choice, wonderful seamless flawless editing... wow. Everything just flowed so perfectly, love the short fast cuts too, especially with the monitors and towards the end. Just a beautiful, kickass video, loved it!!
bradcpu: Serenitybradcpu on August 16th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Wow!! Thank you! I couldn't resist "plugging in" some of those shots from the computer screens early in the movie. Would have probably used more if the movie had more. Thanks for coming along for the ride!