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TSCC Fan vid: Believe (Derek & Sarah)

I love love love the character dynamics on The Sarah Connor Chronicles and I'm especially fond of Sarah and Derek. What makes them so great to watch is the tension. At the heart of that is a clash in methodology layered on the unspoken (for a long time, anyway) thread that held them together: Kyle.

Special thanks to schmacky0 and sabaceanbabe for their help, moral support and spooky beta skillz.
Music: "Believe" by The Bravery.

Watch it on Youtube.
Watch it on Vimeo.
Download it (57mb, 640x360 Quicktime movie).


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Feb. 15th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
I needed this SO BAD.

I have got to work on my Terminator V-Day fic and this is the perfect inspiration.
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for V-day fic - yeah, get working on that! I'm pleased my vid could inspire and nudge :)
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Didja make any changes? Do I need to download it again? Or is the one I have good? :D

I'm so excited to see that you've posted. *bounce*
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
No changes. I resisted to urge to keep fiddling ;)
It's a larger copy of it that I linked to, but it's otherwise exactly the same as what you already saw.
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Feb. 15th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Great vid!

All the show's intricate connections shown between Sarah, Derek, and Kyle are touched on in this video and a very satisfying way --I especially love the edited part with the polaroid :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I loved how that photo section turned out too. Thank you very much :)
Feb. 15th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
I always loved the tension between Derek and Sarah, it was so palpable, it hung in the air in nearly all their scenes together.
While I never thought they would be a love interest for each other, there was defiantly some sparkage going on!
Cool vid....speaking of which, have you seen this one?

Feb. 16th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Sparkage indeed... the toothbrush, the diamond banter, Derek being all territorial around Charley... I definitely could've seen them ending up in bed together at some point, but never a romantic relationship. Jesse's introduction in season 2 changed things a lot and I think Sarah and Derek had less tension and more straight-up anger (which I didn't like nearly as much). But I'll ship them forever anyway ;)

Thanks for that link. I'd never seen that video and it was awesome. I enjoyed another of theirs too.
Feb. 16th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension
Feb. 16th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
Or you can do combinations.
Feb. 16th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm gonna have to download this and rewatch. It's beautiful and hypnotic. And I love Sarah Connor so, so much...
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
A Sarah fan? Yay! And thank you.
Feb. 16th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
That's awesome, Roxy! Great work. Makes me remember how much I miss the show. BAG and Lena were great together. They had such a good cast in that series. It's fun to see more scenes blended together like that. Nice.

On a mostly unrelated note, I just saw Lena's work in the movie "Imagine Me & You" last night. I had never got around to seeing it yet. Very cute and charming movie, I thought. That's actually the first time I'd seen Piper Perabo, I don't keep up with movies very much. Little Boo Jackson was terrific too. Anyway, it was nice to see a little more of Lena's work. She's definitely one of my favorite actresses after seeing TSCC. Wish we could see more. I miss seeing her each week.

Feb. 16th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Brian and Lena really did have amazing chemistry together. I didn't mean this video to be shippy, but I definitely ship Sarah/Derek. I can't help it ;)

You just saw IMAY for the first time? Oh that's a wonderful feel-good movie! Lena really is such an amazing actor. I'd never heard of her before TSCC, but I've become a huge fan. I've seen quite a bit of her past work in the last two years. She's so good I'll see a film just because she's in it.
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Feb. 16th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
*So* good. Great cutting, great use of the music. Some really good visual tricks in there; I especially liked the way the rising sun over LA became the lights of the HKs, and the way we never quite get a good look at John 'til that very last clip--he, and Kyle's sacrifice, the only things Sarah and Derek have to believe in.

*watches again* :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. It was tedious, but also a lot of fun matching up shots like that.

John is so important to the story that I really debated about how to use him in the video. But since I wanted the focus to really be on Sarah and Derek (and it's more about Derek), I thought that shot at the end said it all — Kyle is the common link for Sarah and Derek and that leads to John. I'm glad you liked it.
Feb. 16th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
You know I was complaining to Starclimber7 that there wasn't enough Sarah and Derek Video's and here you are. *thumbs up*

I think there was more shipper moments between the two in the last half of both seasons then there was Jameron.

especally with the conversation with Sarah at the grave yard in which he almost clearly states he see there is something there between them that isn't going away, but Sarah ended up being the tortured brooding somewhat hipocritical person she is and shoots him down.

"You keep to many secrets for my taste."

Though she nearly cries about his death when talking to elison.

"charlie's dead, Derek (traumatized pause) is dead. (almost cries but fights tears off)

like I said there was always something there ...

well great video and awsome ship ;)
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Oh cool. Perfect timing, then :)

This wasn't intended to be a shippy video, but I definitely do ship them. I didn't see much hope for Sarah/Derek in the show, though, once Jesse entered the scene. Derek having that strong relationship already in place and betraying John pretty well wiped out any chance for them. But I can still imagine the *what if* of and alternate season 2 path :)

Though she nearly cries about his death when talking to elison.
"charlie's dead, Derek (traumatized pause) is dead. (almost cries but fights tears off)

Actually, you've got that reversed. She said "Derek's dead" and then there was a dramatic pause (and slight choke up) before she said "Charley's dead". And actually it bothered me that she choked up saying it to Ellison, but not saying it to Derek at the cemetery. I know she was still pissed at Derek then, but still... it's like she had a stronger emotional bond with Ellison than Derek and that's so not the case.

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Feb. 16th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
Oh thank you thank you. I love the character dynamics and parallels this show presents. So many things connect so beautifully and with such purpose. And Sarah and Derek... I could think about the complexity of that relationship all day.

By the time I'd finished my first vid, I already knew I was doing this one next — I knew the song and the basic story I wanted to tell. Then I saw your Sarah and Ellison video and it really inspired me (I love your vids!) to take it further that I think I would have.
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
And I realized I hadn't fangirled commented here, so...

You have some awesome transitions in there - the Derek drinking a beer morphing seamlessly into Sarah drinking a beer. Damn, woman! The parallels! The brothers with Sarah and ending in John! The nuclear power plant of today morphing into one with HKs flying around it! The city skylines! Boy Derek looking up at the sky morphing into man Derek! The staccato beat of the music to the machine gun fire of the Terminator in the bunker! The picture of Sarah! Derek firing shots perfectly on the beat! The overlay of Sarah walking away from Andy's burning house! The whole fear section ending in the box being lowered into the ground and then "it's already done" to Derek taking a bullet to the head. (Oh, DEREK!)
Feb. 19th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
I love it and it's beautiful and you're fab :-) I will leave more coherent comments to those better placed/qualified to make them. But it's truly gorgeous and you should make more.
Feb. 19th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
Aw thank you. I already started work on a John vid, only to set it aside after feeling his misery for one night. I decided I needed to do something more fun first, so I started on a Sarah vid. This one's moving along quite well. At the rate I'm going I might actually finish it this weekend. I'll probably get stuck now that I've said that ;)
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I love all the connections you make here, and the editing is dead on; the vid never looses its forward momentum. Thanks so very much for sharing :)

Aug. 8th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Here via the Newbies Rock vidshow playlist posted to vividcon. Wow, I really loved this. I love how you used the presence of Kyle throughout to tie Derek and Sarah together, the sense of the future and the present looming over them all at once, and the fantastic musicality to top it all off. Fantastic!
Aug. 8th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh cool. And thank you very much for the great comments.
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Awww. I love this. I miss this show.
Aug. 13th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
I miss it every day. *cries*
Glad you enjoyed the vid :)
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