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Amnesty BSG Vid - "Money Can't Buy It"

sdwolfpup declared an Vid Amnesty week. I've decided to post 'The BSG Vid that Killed My Vidding Urge.' I was really excited about this in late July, obsessed with it in August, and incapable of looking at the file name without feeling nauseous in September. Now, after a few months away, I can see that, although flawed, it has some good moments. I'm hoping that by posting it in a public sacrifice to the Muses I'll either resurrect my Vidding Urge or get unstuck on my DSSS fic.

Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2005)
Summary: God is Love.
Song: "Money Can't Buy it" by Annie Lennox
Rated: PG-13
Thanks to: My beta, permetaform, who had some absolutely fabulous structural suggestions that I found myself tragically unable to implement. Mea culpa.
Feedback: Comments and feedback, including concrit, would be most welcome. Perhaps one of you holds the key that will make it all fall into place.

Download the 22 MB DivX avi from my website.
I've taken this one off-line, but if you're just DESPERATE for a peek at it, leave a comment and I'll upload to a free server.

Comments

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slidellra
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
Hi, love. Haven't viewed your vidlet yet, but wanted to say

I was really excited about this in late July, obsessed with it in August, and incapable of looking at the file name without feeling nauseous in September. AMEN.

I have been there, oh yes I have. Also, <3. Looking forward to the vid.
keerawa
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
*laughs* It's the dark side of creativity. Thanks, slidellra!
meresy
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Sweet! Will check this out . . . :D
meresy
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Nice vid. My favourite bit starts ate about 2:50. I hope you can bring yourself to pick it up again to do the edits you want, or, failing that, you get you vidding-mojo back. *g*
keerawa
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks Meresy! Ah, the joyous crescendo of Human/Cylon love. I have now ripped a song that I might vid, which is more than I've managed in the past 2 months. I think it's working!
meresy
Dec. 8th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
Yes. Everyone likes a good crescendo. *g*

And yay! *cheerleads*
sdwolfpup
Dec. 8th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad you posted this! I hope it can help unblock you from your vidding hiatus. :)

This is a really interesting song - I love the space-y sound to it, which you've really used well. I think the second verse and the bridge are definitely the strongest; once the cylons come more strongly into it, the vid really finds its focus. Especially the parts with Boomer and Six.
keerawa
Dec. 9th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Starbuck part is just NOT working. There are small problems with the rest, but that's the big problem. Thanks, sdwolfpup!
luzula
Dec. 8th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
My vid watching is mostly on a gut level, so I'm afraid I'm not good at giving concrit. What I mean is, sometimes I enjoy a vid, but it's only after someone explains it to me that I understand what it's trying to say (but after that, I usually enjoy it even more). Yeah, I can be dense sometimes, especially in fandoms which aren't close to my heart. So just bear with my stupid questions, okay?

First, I just have to say that the song doesn't fit my musical tastes, which kind of blocks my enjoyment, but of course that's in no way a fault in your vid. I like the opening bits of Leoben and those diverging rockets, they grabbed my attention, at least. The Cylon bits are interesting, too, the different ways they interact with humans, and sometimes kill them and sometimes love them. Hmm, on the "X can't buy it" lyric bits in the beginning, you have clips focusing on humans, and when those lyrics returns later, the focus seems to be more on cylons... Do you do that to show the similarity between humans and cylons?

Oh, and just a question: when I watch the vid, it's kind of stretched-out vertically a little bit, so the proportions aren't quite right. Do you know why this could be? I use the VLC player on a Linux system.

I hope your vidding urge returns! and selfishly hope that you make more due South vids
keerawa
Dec. 9th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
it's only after someone explains it to me that I understand what it's trying to say
Oh, that's not you, that's my issue. Most of my vids would benefit from me sitting next to people and explaining it, frame by frame. "So, this is kind of an AU. Like, right there? Yeah, I'm saying he dies in that scene. I know it's not canon. No, there's no way you would know that without me saying so. What?"

Do you do that to show the similarity between humans and cylons?
I'm saying that both humans and cylons cannot acheive their goals through violence, but only by working together and, essentially, loving each other.

I have no idea why it's stretched. Huh. I use VLC myself, but in Windows.

2 of the 4 vidding ideas with the most appeal right now are due South. WEIRD semi-crossover due South, but still. I really appreciate the feedback, luzula!
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