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TSCC Fan vid: Lost Inside (Sarah)

My video is finished. Finally. What did that take me, like two weeks? Well, I hadn't done any video editing before, so I was learning as I went along. That tends to slow things down. Also, I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to creative projects (in fact it's killing me that after I uploaded this, I noticed one transition spot didn't turn out quite like I thought it had!!!!!! Heh. Oh well).

Special thanks to schmacky0 for pointing out my sloppy transition work early on and to sabaceanbabe for doing the full beta, which prompted experiments in graduated slow motion. And I've also learned plenty just from viewing their own vids.

The video is about Sarah (see, you might not know this about me, but I'm kind of a Sarah Connor fan) and the impact of losing her connection to John. It's set to Avril Lavigne's "Nobody's Home". This is my first fan video, but I don't think it'll be my last. I really enjoyed making it.

Watch it on Youtube.
Watch it on Vimeo.
Download it (46mb, 640x360 Quicktime movie).

On a personal level, this video represented everything I have been unable to do since I quit smoking. I haven't been able to stay focused on anything and I've had no creative ability. But Sarah Connor came through for me, as always. Somehow I latched onto this idea and was able to stick with it to completion. It's just a simple fanvid, I know. But for me it was a milestone and I feel like I'm back :)


Nov. 21st, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Glad to have you back. :-)

Not a fan of Avril Lavigne, but this vid was very nicely done. Timing John slamming his hands on the table in frustration to the cymbal crash was a nice touch.

(You never use the same screen name twice, do you?)
Nov. 21st, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's good to be back.

Maybe you have to be a girl to like Avril. Although by the time I finished this, my husband was humming along to it. I mostly worked with earphones in, but he heard it enough times that it got drummed into his head.

Timing John slamming his hands on the table...

That was what I enjoyed the most about making this. It took a while to settle on the various clips and get them more or less into place. But reworking every shot frame-by-frame to get things timed to the music and the lyrics was a lot of fun.

Oh and sideofcrazy was a fluke. I'm really just Roxy (roxyb, roxybisquaint) and allergygal everywhere... except for all my user names that are unrelated to fandom ;)

Nov. 22nd, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Maybe you have to be a girl to like Avril. Although by the time I finished this, my husband was humming along to it. I mostly worked with earphones in, but he heard it enough times that it got drummed into his head.
Heh. I know how easy it is to get songs stuck in your head, and it's usually not the ones you'd want stuck there. Happens to me all the damn time.

This is probably the least annoying Avril song I've ever heard. It actually doesn't sound like the stuff of hers I was previously familiar with. Maybe her style has matured?


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Roxy Bisquaint...

Is self-indulgent. Over thinks everything. Tweets too much. Looks really good in these jeans. Wants to eat butterscotch. Makes herself laugh. Obsesses about aging. Does some crunches. Lives with two ghosts. Procrastinates daily. Measures once, cuts twice. Hates Foo Fighters. Drinks lots of coffee (keep it coming). Puts spiders outside. Brings balance to the force. Draws a perfect curve. Enjoys dark chocolate. Bangs on the drums. Always gets in the slow line. Orders from a menu. Hopes to be reincarnated. Speaks fluent Sarah Connor. Cooks tasty crack theory. Loves a good storm. Dances like a dork. Picks some locks. Tips well. Refuses to share the popcorn. Dreams about the future. Ignores the clock. Sings off key. Has a superpower. Shoots the paper bad guys. Needs some eyeliner. Goes to bed at dawn. Can't resist good smut. Quotes movie lines. Eats whipped yogurt. Lets the story tell itself. Maintains a rich fantasy life. Knows all the mysteries of the gods and of the universe.

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