But I'd still love that funny zombie vid.
It was going to start with clips from Monty Python, Eric Idle's character beating the drum and calling out "Bring out your dead". Three of these clips, each one followed by the sound of a beating heart and text saying that we all have them, those vids that we start and abandon before they're done. This would be followed by the sound of a heart monitor flatlining and fading into B. B. King's The Thrill is Gone and clips a descriptions of vids that seemed like good ideas but just didn't work.
Problem is, it's both depressing and boring disecting failures and back ideas. I didn't finish this one and have a nice, pleasant vid from HL; The Raven instead.
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The song, Times Will Change by Danish band Marvins Revolt, was the only one I considered. I liked the changing pace of the music and the lyrics are filled with urge to keep moving, grow stronger and survive. What could be more Methos than that?
That leaves the second vid which, thankfully, isn't due until October 2. That's good. It's proving a bit harder to find source material that I'd hoped. I really, really want to use Real McKenzies for this, probably Thistle Boy or, maybe Scots Wha Hae. Scottish Gaelic punk is so perfect for what I want to do, but a lot of HL fans - I don't know if they're really into that kind of music. It's not your lilting harps folk song kind of thing.
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Red - I'd probably concentrate on Helen Mirren's character. I've been brainstorming this for a while but haven't found the perfect song yet. I'd love to see the middle-age action hero theme explored, too.
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - there's a lot of potential here, I've only made one vid for the fandom. Hey, what about a vid for Comet, Brisco's horse?
Endgame - I loved this short-lived series and am already sort of plotting out a chess-themed vid, but there's a lot of very interesting visual stuff here.
Good Eats - Why, oh why, is there no cracky-good vid for this show?
Highlander: The Raven - Amanda needs more vids of her own.
Yojimbo - This is one of the movies that made the anti-hero a movie staple. Even without the subtitles, Mifune is visually fantastic.
Seven Samurai - the best buddy action movie ever. I have no idea what I'd vid for it, but it's so great.
Black Books - This is one I'd probably not try to vid myself, but ask to have vidded for me.
After sifting through a range of choices, I decided on Bugle Call Rag by Benny Goodman. The beginning bugle notes of Reveille for the call to action and I thought the musical phrasing lent itself well to introduction of each character. So I started clipping and outlining and set to work.
This is where it all fell apart. I couldn't make the pacing of the song fit to the clips I needed to tell the story. I tried speeding clips up or slowing them down to shoe horn them in, but no matter what I did, I hated it. When vidding becomes more work than fun it's time to hang it up. So I'm not going to have anything in Vividcon this year. No premiering vid, no challenge vid. Sigh.
One of the vid themes I wanted to pursue was Brisco's search the the 'coming thing'. Ideally, I was looking for something that had both sf and western undertones. This lead me to Bob Liddiard's TV Cowboy Game Theme, combining a cowboy tune with zippy video game noises.
franzeska and vchrusch were kind enough to give the first draft a quick beta for me.
So, here's a tribute to the show that made me love Bruce Campbell.
Then I pull all the material into FCE, lay down the sound track and the opening clips and play it back - bam! It's better than I hoped. Next few weeks should be fun!
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