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Vividcon vid: 'Blue Jean' 
21st-Aug-2005 05:53 pm
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[X-posted to vidding]

The Vividcon Premieres show is over, alas, but on the other hand: that means I can post my vid. Yay!

Fandom: Labyrinth
Music: "Blue Jean" by David Bowie
Format: .avi with the DivX codec
Size: 14.4 Mb
Description: You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting.

Download the vid (right-click and save, please!)





Read the lyrics

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: galumping great thanks to elynross, halimede and both halves of flummery for beta-ing and to sockkpuppett for teaching me how to mess with motion settings and track mattes at the very last minute. You all rock.

Should you have any trouble playing the vid, I have outlined some solutions on my vids page.

I would love to know what you think, and that includes critical feedback, here or at marycrawford@squidge.org .

I'll probably do a post about the making of this vid later, once I have recovered from Saturday's fantastic family wedding.
Comments 
21st-Aug-2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
OMG I adore you!!!

*incoherent squeeing noises*
21st-Aug-2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
YAY! :beams at the squeeing:
21st-Aug-2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
And more yay, because I really hoped you'd like the vid. Have been restraining myself from commenting on any Labyrinth-related posts of yours for months, now. *g*
21st-Aug-2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Gaaaaah, I don't know how you managed that!

*puts vid on infinite loop*

*squees some more*
21st-Aug-2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
I am downloading RIGHT NOW. Labyrinth vid = Best! Thing! Ever! You rule!
21st-Aug-2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
It was inevitable - I've been a Labyrinth fan since I saw it on the big screen, back when I was 14 or so. I hope you enjoy it!
21st-Aug-2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
This was absolutely gorgeous.

The song was perfect, and paralleled Sarah's journey.
21st-Aug-2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :beam:
21st-Aug-2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
*bounce bounce*

I really love how well the lyrics line up with the speaking imagery. Wonderful.
21st-Aug-2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

(And ooo, icon.)

Mary, finally using all her Labyrinth icons
21st-Aug-2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Lovely vid, some very nice editing to lyrics and the beat and I adore Labyrinth so really you had me before I even dl'ed it. ;)
21st-Aug-2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yay, another Labyrinth fan - I love that there are so many of us. :-)
21st-Aug-2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
You really just completely and totally win at life. I love that you went for a more light-hearted feel -- I mean, for a Labyrinth vid to any David Bowie song I would've probably put up with pure shiteful schmaltz, I have to own that -- but... yeah.

This works so *well*. For the song, for the themes of song and film, and -- God, the chorus bits!

*joy*

Thank you!
21st-Aug-2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Eeee, thank YOU. I'm sitting here grinning like a loon.

I mean, for a Labyrinth vid to any David Bowie song I would've probably put up with pure shiteful schmaltz

*snrch*

Oh, word. And you know, it occurred to me that people would not like the fact that I didn't pick that kind of song, didn't make that kind of vid - the completely angsty dreamy OMG JARETH IS IN PAIN vid - and I'm so glad to be proven wrong. (Though really? This vid IS that vid. Only on crack.)
21st-Aug-2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is great! I mean, it had to be because it's Labyrinth and David Bowie, but I love the way you made it work. Not just the lip syncing, but the theme of the song with the story of the movie, and how it's bouncy and lighthearted and yet kind of wistful as well. Wonderful, so wonderful.

I need a Labyrinth icon.

::makes do with quality::
21st-Aug-2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
What I need are cheery Labyrinth icons - mine are angsty and/or snarky instead of 'yay feedback!'. Sadly I didn't make them, or I would say you could borrow them all. *g*

how it's bouncy and lighthearted and yet kind of wistful as well

Oh, I'm so happy you took that from it. When listening to the song on endless repeat, I was struck by how relentlessly upbeat the music is, and the lyrics, but how there's this other, more desperate thread running through the song, and I wanted to use both those flavors in the vid. If that makes any sense.

Thank you very much for the lovely feedback!
28th-Aug-2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I hadn't seen Labyrinth in ages (not since it first was in theatres, I think), but this vid totally brought it back to me. The rhythm and the atmosphere and the matching between the visuals and the lyrics were just perfect.
28th-Aug-2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks very much! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

I commented elsewhere that this vid is like a present to my fourteen-year-old self, who saw the movie in the theatre and was bowled over by it. *g*
29th-Aug-2005 02:46 am (UTC) - That reminds me
I've been meaning to ask you: at some point when we both have time (meaning after I'm done with this friggin' exam), would you be willing to talk shop about vidding with me, either in e-mail or in chat? I've been wanting to have a try at it for some time, in an idle sort of way, but now I have an actual idea, with clips mentally matched to music and everything, so I'd really like to learn.
29th-Aug-2005 04:33 pm (UTC) - Re: That reminds me
would you be willing to talk shop about vidding with me, either in e-mail or in chat?

Absolutely. I don't claim to be an expert, but I should be able to point you in the right direction, at least. Plus, shoptalk is fun, and I want to see your vid. :-)

Mail me at mcvices at gmail dot com, or I'm rearsandvices on AIM.

And good luck with the exam.
29th-Aug-2005 11:48 pm (UTC) - Re: That reminds me
Cool, thanks! Expect to hear from me in late September. :-)
1st-Feb-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Looooove this. <3
7th-Feb-2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks!
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