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vid title: Fried My Little Brains
music: The Kills (live KEXP inStudio 9.1)
source: Angel the series
duration: 2:31
notes: Made for [ profile] whedonland's first fanvid challenge (honorable mention).

summary: Illyria won't move over, won't get gone.

download: 30mb xvid avi

Date: 2009-08-26 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

That was awesome! I love how you used the lyrics, and the motion and energy all through was really spectacular. Also I love how you use jump cuts so extraordinarily well here not just for musicality but to sell POV.

This is really terrific work. I mean seriously one of my favorites from you.

Date: 2009-08-26 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Illyria! :)

Thanks. I had this song stuck in my had for a long time before giving in to the idea of vidding it. Illyria become one of my favorite characters in the short time she was in Angel. I love how she's such a massive being inside of a human.

A favorite of mine? That's so cool!

Date: 2009-08-26 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, yeah, but I mean *underneath* it's Fred. That's what comes through the most clearly to me about the vid.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
DUDE. I love that I can make a vid and you catch something I didn' think anyone would see. I recently read an Illyria comic that dealt with how much of Fred was left in Illyria and how it comes out. I had that in mind when vidding and how Illyria looks down so much on the shell, but then the thing that happened in the comic happened and it made it more clear how Illyria uses the bits of Fred.

I was trying to be vague without ruining the comic...

Date: 2009-08-26 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I haven't read the comic, but I see Fred in there, too. At first I was most struck by the aesthetics of all the head-turns right around 00:45ish. I love that repetition visually. So I watched again to get a better sense of it, and it was like Illyria was constantly getting distracted by someone tapping her on the shoulder. So jittery. Of course, it's Fred inside her! So your summary could be reworded: Fred won't move over, won't get gone. Love it.

Date: 2009-08-27 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Technically Fred isn't in the vid beyond the point where she dies in the beginning. The rest is Illyria using her persona, like the "sparks" that were left over.

I'm all over repeated visuals. :)

I thought about having Fred instead of Illyria, but went with the former.


Date: 2009-08-26 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love it.

Date: 2009-08-26 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. You found it on BAM vid vault before I made my vid post on LJ too. :)

Date: 2009-08-26 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw "fried my brains" while uploading and was intrigued. I should have suspected.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I used the lyrics on a Starbuck/Six wallpaper a million years ago, but I didn't love the song until this live version. LOL, the song fits me very well I must say. Before vidding it I'd been listening/watching the video on youtube ( a bunch and dancing to it.

Date: 2009-08-26 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like it. Chick is cute.

Date: 2009-08-27 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm in love with the videos for that studio thing and Alison Mosshart. She's in The Dead Weather now and I'm obsessing over them. She's my new musical crush.

Date: 2009-08-26 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Awesome Illyria vid. I love all the ways you used the guitar rifts, and the fast pacing of the music matched with the clips made for a suitably overwhelming, unstoppable rush of a vid - perfect for Illyria.

Date: 2009-08-26 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ohhh, an Illyria icon! Thanks.

The guitar on the track is so good. I listened to it on repeat and could still groove on it. :)

Date: 2009-08-26 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I haven't actually seen seasons 4 or 5 or Angel though I'm roughly aware of the story arcs, but still, I loooooved this. I missed your vidding! The sense of movement and use of the music is awesome, as always.

I really go the sense of "won't move over" and "won't get gone."

Soooooo glad you overcame your tech issues!

Date: 2009-08-26 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love the Illyria storyline, which is in the last 8 episodes of the series. I'm fascincated by the way she moves too. Amy Acker was fabulous as Illyria, especially in contrast to how she played Fred.

I'm slowly finishing up the 8 or so in progress vids I have. I wouldn't say I'm completely over the tech issues. The fix I used for this one isn't going to work with the other because the files are going to be way too big. :(

Date: 2009-08-26 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That was absolutely kick ass. Illyria was da bomb. (Kinda literally at points. Bada bum tshhh. ;))

Date: 2009-08-26 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hehhehe, thanks! Illyria rocks!

Date: 2009-08-26 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved Illyria and this feels very *her*. I really enjoyed the feel and implications of the Fred scenes--the disjointed-but-not way they appeared and the weight they had on the rest of the vid. Plus it just drives along in a very kick ass way. :D

Date: 2009-08-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eeee, thanks. I can't believe Illyria's only in the last 8 episodes. I'd have loved to see more of her. I read that if they'd have continued the series into another season, Illyria and Fred would have split in two. That would have been interesting to see.

Date: 2009-08-27 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool! Love all the head-turning bits.

Date: 2009-08-27 10:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-02 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2009-09-02 09:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-03 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Illyria!!! I love her. :) This was very cool. And yes, I'm clearly on a Kiki-vid-watching-spree tonight! I got derailed from my VVC DVDs...

Date: 2009-09-03 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Illyria is one of my favorite characters from the show. She was so badass. I've been watching the DVDs, but not making it to the feedback part. :)

Date: 2009-09-11 12:06 am (UTC)
aurora: (Angel NotFadeAway)
From: [personal profile] aurora
Duuuuuuuuuuude! That was intense.

Date: 2009-09-13 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I always found Illyria to be on of the most intense characters on the show.

Date: 2009-09-17 07:25 pm (UTC)
ext_218: (cylon vidding machine)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know this series/character but it didn't matter because you told the story so vividly. amazing visual style as always -- I love the jump cuts!

Date: 2009-09-29 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I aim for visuals over anything else, so thank you. And thanks for watching even though it's not your fandom. :)

Date: 2009-12-29 10:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can you repost this at sendspace or mediafire please? I can't stream right now unfortunately. :( If you can't, that's okay, I just thought I'd ask.

Date: 2009-12-29 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeppo. :) (

Date: 2010-07-07 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, so shiny! The cutting is so on queue here, and I love how you placed the clips and your use of repetition.

Date: 2010-07-09 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I had a blast vidding Illyria.


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