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vid title: so say we all ii (It's All Part of a Bigger Plan)
music: "It's All Part of a Bigger Plan" from Diplo
source: Battlestar Galactica
duration: 3:00
notes: Made for challenge 10 - broadcast at [ profile] thearchive2.
summary: Broadcasted signal from the Cylon God. All these things at once and many more. All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.

download: 32mb xvid AVI

Date: 2009-01-05 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Dude, you're my hero. I had a really shitty day at work (as all days back after vaction are) and came hom to find this at the top of my flist. You star.

It's great! I'm going to have to watch it many more times before I get thefull effect of all the overlaying choices you made, but I thought the chaotic, color-filtered effect worked well for a broadcast from the cylon god. I also liked how the still pictures formed the beat to the melody of the moving footage, but that the beat almost subsumed the melody until it was the melody that felt like a background sometimes? Or, you know, stuff that makes sense.

One image that worked beautifully was the water-computer-hybird "strings" as a cage over the end visuals. Awesome.

I am also excited by the fact this is so say we all ii: makes me hope for an iii... ;)

Date: 2009-01-05 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ick. Shitty days ay work can be awful, so it's good to know that vids can make the day suck less.

Working with the still images was difficult, I must admit. I thought it would be easier and faster than working with the actual moving clips, but damn, it has it's own issues. I wanted the stills to connect more with the hard drums. The lyrics aren't very important in the end because it's the same thing over and over again. By the end, you know what it says.

Good eyes, sniper, I'm glad you got the strings bit at the end.

I have plans for at least a 3 and 4. It depends on how the series ends.

Date: 2009-01-05 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoa. That was...something else.

I don't know how to explain it other than it feels like my senses were assaulted - and I liked it. Like, a lot. I love your work with still frames and how you combined everything - it's overwhelming but at the same time, it's not, and you still clearly get what's happening even though it feels like and audio and video rush. I love it, and I love the concept.

Date: 2009-01-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry, it sounds like I raped your eyes and ears. Apologies, :)

I'm not sure if I was able to find the right level of audio and visual, but I'm glad you love it.

Date: 2009-01-05 11:45 pm (UTC)
ext_2208: (centurion future)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Somehow this felt so perfect I don't really know what to say about it--the music and the images feel like they were always together. But I've been reading your tweets and I know how quickly you made this! You amaze me, and I mean that in every good way imaginable.

I just encoded this for my ipod; I will watch it on the plane tomorrow and appreciate its nuances. For now, I am just blown away by the movement of the still images on the beats, by the colour and layering, by the depth with which this works through all the series in such a short space of time.

Also, y'know, CYLONS.

Date: 2009-01-06 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. The rendering and encoding for the vid took nearly as long as the actual editing of the vid. It was in my head for so long that I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted it to look. So the making of the vid didn't take long because I had already made it in my brain. It was a question of making it look like what was in my brain.


Date: 2009-01-06 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm fascinated by this vid. It feels so clearly to me like a logical extention of Stronger Forest, except now we're exploring multiple consciousnesses instead of just one and I'm reeling at the amount of information that I have to process through this. The word that comes to mind is "difficult" and I hope you won't be offended by my using the term - it isn't just about the process of, well, processing, but also "difficult" in the sense that a piece of modern art could be difficult, which is not to say that you don't get anything out of it; you just have to work for it. And - now for a somewhat awkward transition - I love the musicality of it, and especially the way that you generally cut on the beat but sometimes the cutting follows the - what is it? - brass section? and goes fantastically fast and reminds me of [ profile] chasarumba's perfect melding of cutting and musicality, which is both one thing and two things all at once. Um, this isn't coming across like a proper feedback comment but yes, I really did enjoy it and as usual you have fucked my brain with a chainsaw. By the way, I entirely blame your vid for my wandering run-on sentences.

Date: 2009-01-06 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it never really dawned on me until now, but the visuals are similiar to Stronger Forest. I had originally linked it to Blood Red Summer.

It is difficult, so I'm not offended. :) Thank you. I hope the chainsaw fucking didn't hurt too much.

Date: 2009-02-22 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok, I was just looking over the comments after making my own, and *that*! I thought of SF, but then my brain said, no, it feels like BRS taken even further--but then I didn't want to say that in case you thought I was nuts. Heh. Ok, done now.

(Except that I forgot to mention that I enjoyed how much clarity you preserved by using a combination of stills and moving video. :D)

Date: 2009-02-23 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I used a lot of the same processes for this as I did with BRS. It feels very close to that vid.

Thank you again. I don't think it's as clear as it should be, but it's as clear as it could be.

Date: 2009-01-06 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is funkalicious and all kinds of awesome.

Date: 2009-01-06 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HEehhe, thanks.

Date: 2009-01-06 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
WOW!! This is fantastically cool and innovative. I'm so, so impressed at how you are able to keep track of all of the layers and colors--with someone less talented, this would be a garbled mess, but you've pulled it all together flawlessly to communicate something profound. I'm not exactly sure what you're saying, but I know for sure it's profound.

Date: 2009-01-06 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. My concept was that it was a broadcast from the Cylon God about how everything is all connected and the same things will happen over and over again.

Date: 2009-01-07 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is so fucking cool. You do the best vids. I'd love to see this used for a BSG promo, the effects and music are just so well done. It would be so cool as a promo, giving you the feeling like"'y'all motherfuckers haven't seen anything yet"

Date: 2009-01-07 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I would love for it to be used as a promo. It would prbably scare people though.

Date: 2009-01-08 05:39 pm (UTC)
ext_334506: thuvia with banth (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. This is so overwhelming--it feels like watching vids did when I started, all of this input come at me and impossible to interpret except that clearly there was some kind of intent there, some kind of message I wasn't getting. Very powerful. I will have to rewatch and try to be more coherent.

Date: 2009-01-08 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. It is a bit out there. :)

Date: 2009-02-15 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw this vid when you posted it in the Archive and it is still blowing my mind. I mean first, IT'S JUST ABSOLUTELY STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. The layering, the rhythms, the colors, it makes me think about dozens of things re: bsg, but it's also soothing in the way that experiencing something so immense and clearly-executed feels transcendent.

I love how all of these important moments take place one on top of the other, seemingly in the same moment. The condensed timeline would still make sense to an omniscient god, but by the end, I also felt like I had a greater sense of what it feels like to be in those timelines. And more than that, I had a more intimate understanding of how the characters struggle to find their place in an epic story that extends well beyond their scope of vision by connecting with each other or by taking direct action.

but I should just say it again: DAMN THIS VID IS SOOO SOOO SHINY!!!

Date: 2009-02-15 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. It comes off as crazed, but it all means something. Really. :) The song felt very BSG.

Date: 2009-02-22 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dude, the Cylon god has some awesome drugs. \o/

I loved how alien this felt. At first I felt like the most I could do was experience it, but by the end the patterns in it were starting to stand out more and more. Very cool. :D

Date: 2009-02-23 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yeah, certainly the best drugs are the Cylon God's drugs.

Thank you. I really like messing around with things. I thought it might be too much, so I'm extremely glad you saw the patterns.

Date: 2010-01-10 03:27 am (UTC)
ext_61669: (Cyborg)
From: [identity profile]
This is insane and beautiful in all the best ways. My exploded brain thanks you. :)

Date: 2010-01-11 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you and sorry for the exploded brain. :)


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