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20 January 2006 @ 02:07 pm
First two vids  
Lots of new things this week. Chief among them is the joy that is vidding.

With lots of help and encouragement (hi Jacqui), I flung myself headfirst into the process of creating Firefly music videos and was pretty pleased with the result. Others seemed to enjoy them as well, so I decided to share them with more people here. On with the show.

River (Bring Me To Life, Evanescence)
33mb zipped WMV

This was my first vid, finished about a week ago, but the idea for it had haunted me for a long time. It was cathartic to exorcise it and have it look very similar to the way it was in my head.


Inara (Showgirl, Frances Ruffelle)
Character study with Firefly/Serenity spoilers

57mb zipped WMV

Just finished this one yesterday. I was going for a completely different look and feel than the first vid and trying to make a statement about the character - the divide between who she is, who she pretends to be, and who she wants to be.

I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
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Current Music: Follow My Way - Chris Cornell
Jacqui: frownwily_one24 on January 20th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh, look at you... branching out into LJ!!

Well, keep 'em coming!

firefly_cafirefly_ca on January 21st, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Just watched the River video. VERY nice. Evanescence songs are really hard to make unique vids to, just because they're used so often, but that was really incredible! It had excellent timing.
bradcpubradcpu on January 21st, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
All of those River scenes were so well-filmed to begin with that making an iconic music video from them was like shooting fish in a barrel. I'm not a big fan of Evanescence, but that song *is* River to me.

I'm glad you liked it.
Brightbearbrightbear on January 21st, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
I just watched the River video. That was good and I think you managed to include all my favourite River moments. Good song, too.

Will watch the Inara one as soon as it downloads.
Brightbear: Inara ToriAmosbrightbear on January 21st, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
The Inara one was good but now I want to know who did that song - I haven't heard it before.

The song really captured the character and choose some really great Mal/Inara moments.
bradcpubradcpu on January 21st, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
It was Frances Ruffelle, AKA original Eponine in Les Miserables and the best female voice I've ever heard. You can read more about her at www.francesruffelle.com. She has this really unique sound, like she's smiling through tears. And a HUGE voice from such a tiny girl. Just a beautiful singer.
ch1pper on January 21st, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
The River vid was fabulous. Excellent coordination with the feeling of the song. As it got heavier you brought in the fighting.

Love this song. I don't care how many interations there are, we can always have another great vid.
bradcpubradcpu on January 21st, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
Weirdly, I heard the song for the first time about three months ago (and immediately thought of River). Everyone says there are a lot of vids to this song, but I've never actually seen/watched one. Maybe it's better that way.
Nickyobsessive24 on January 21st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
V. nice to see you on LJ! And glad to see the pimping getting results. ;) Looking forward to the Mal and Jayne vids.
lvs2readlvs2read on January 21st, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hey! Me, again! *g* Got a chance to watch your vids today, so thought I'd comment.

I absolutely loved the River one! Did you post this at FFF.net last week? Know I've seen it before, but it was well worth watching again. The song was perfect, and the timing of the scenes/lyrics was spot on.

I wasn't as fond of the Inara one. Although it was interesting, I didn't, personally, care for the yellow pause effect (or whatever that's called). I also had a hard time understanding the lyrics, but that just may be the speakers on my computer.

Putting together these vids is more than I'd care to attempt, so more power to you! "Can't stop the signal!"
bradcpubradcpu on January 21st, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, I posted the River one at FFF.net first. The response there was what convinced me to post here (and make a second vid).

Response to the Inara vid has been pretty polarized. Some people love the song, some hate it. Some like the filtered snapshots (supposed to look like a painting), and some don't. All I can say is the Inara one came out exactly the way I wanted - from the first frame to the final one - and the River one did not. Plus the Inara song is by my favorite singer. So I guess the Inara vid is more "me," if that makes any sense.

Thanks for watching! Hopefully you'll like the third one when I finish.
lvs2readlvs2read on January 22nd, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
Makes perfect sense, and if you like the way it came out, that's what's most important! *g* I'll look forward to seeing your next vid.