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[X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] halimede and both halves of [livejournal.com profile] flummery for beta-ing and to [livejournal.com profile] 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.

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Date: 2005-08-21 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elke-tanzer.livejournal.com
OMG I adore you!!!

*incoherent squeeing noises*

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Date: 2005-08-21 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
YAY! :beams at the squeeing:

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Date: 2005-08-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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*

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Date: 2005-08-21 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elke-tanzer.livejournal.com
Gaaaaah, I don't know how you managed that!

*puts vid on infinite loop*

*squees some more*

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Date: 2005-08-21 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anyand.livejournal.com
I am downloading RIGHT NOW. Labyrinth vid = Best! Thing! Ever! You rule!

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Date: 2005-08-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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!

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Date: 2005-08-21 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valarltd.livejournal.com
This was absolutely gorgeous.

The song was perfect, and paralleled Sarah's journey.

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Date: 2005-08-21 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
Thank you! :beam:

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Date: 2005-08-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elysianmusings.livejournal.com
*bounce bounce*

I really love how well the lyrics line up with the speaking imagery. Wonderful.

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Date: 2005-08-21 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

(And ooo, icon.)

Mary, finally using all her Labyrinth icons

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Date: 2005-08-21 07:10 pm (UTC)
wolfling: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wolfling
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. ;)

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Date: 2005-08-21 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
Thank you! And yay, another Labyrinth fan - I love that there are so many of us. :-)

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Date: 2005-08-21 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thete1.livejournal.com
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!

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Date: 2005-08-21 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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.)

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Date: 2005-08-21 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ranalore.livejournal.com
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::

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Date: 2005-08-21 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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!

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Date: 2005-08-28 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marinarusalka.livejournal.com
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.

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Date: 2005-08-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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*

That reminds me

Date: 2005-08-29 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marinarusalka.livejournal.com
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.

Re: That reminds me

Date: 2005-08-29 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycrawford.livejournal.com
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.

Re: That reminds me

Date: 2005-08-29 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marinarusalka.livejournal.com
Cool, thanks! Expect to hear from me in late September. :-)

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