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Here we go. The most obvious song&fandom combination in the history of vidding, probably.


Spaceman
edited by kaydee falls
fandoms: Doctor Who, Torchwood
characters: everyone ever
music: "Spaceman" by The Killers
summary: and you know I might have just flown too far from the floor this time... But it's a hell of a ride.
watch: embed + lyrics below the cut, or on Vimeo
download: here (.mov, 55 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.
notes: spoilers through "Journey's End" and "Children of Earth".

ETA: The lovely [livejournal.com profile] laurab1 created a banner for this vid, which is super shiny and exciting. Lookit how pretty!


Spaceman (Doctor Who fanvid) from kaydee falls on Vimeo.



LYRICS:

It started with a low light
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
And then they took my blood type
It left a strange impression in my head
You know that I was hoping
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind
But when they cut me open
I guess I changed my mind
And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time
Cause they're calling me by my name
And the zipping white light beams
Disregarding the bombs and satellites

That was the turning point
That was one lonely night

The song maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind

Now I'm back at home and
I’m looking forward to this life I live
You know it's going to haunt me
So hesitation to this life I give
You think you might cross over
You're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
You better look it over
Before you make that leap

And you know I'm fine, but I hear those voices at night
Sometimes, they justify my claim
And the public don’t dwell on my transmission
Cause It wasn’t televised

But it was the turning point
O what a lonely night

The song maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind

The song maker says it ain't so bad
The dream makers's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind

My global position systems are vocally addressed
They say the Nile used to run from east to west
They say the Nile used to run from east to west

I'm fine,
but I hear those voices at night
Sometimes...

The song maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind

The song maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind

It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind
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Date: 2009-11-06 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solsticezero.livejournal.com
Aww! This was incredibly awesome! I watched it once, then immediately watched it again so that I could properly communicate why it was so awesome.

I LOVED the editing in this. Your choice of clips was impeccable. I like the very literal interpretation of a lot of it - 'ripped me from my bed', 'took my blood type' (and especially, 'left a strange impression in my head' - good work with that one). I love the comparison between Doctor Who and Torchwood here, too; all of the clips interwoven to show the similarities. Very clever.

High points:
-"That was the turning point, that was one lonely night" was great. Really smart, using the whole Resurrection thing as the 'turning point'.

-So was "now I'm back at home". Awesome. Great, great choice there.

-The "transmission" thing was excellent.

-The breakdown was freaking amazing. ("I'm fine, but I hear those voices at night, sometimes...") That was just insane amounts of clever.

-Aaand the kissing montage didn't hurt.

-Aaand the smiling montage almost undid me the second time round. Completely adorable. Tears in my eyes from the sheer cute.

It's lovely to see such an awesome, positive video when a lot of people people are focusing on the whole We're Sad, Wah end of the fandom. I love this kind of stuff. Really well done.

Date: 2009-11-07 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for the detailed feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

when a lot of people people are focusing on the whole We're Sad, Wah end of the fandom.
...yeah, I planned on making this vid a LOT darker, but I guess I needed a bit more joy in fandom lately, so. I'm glad that worked for you!

Date: 2009-11-06 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ljossalf.livejournal.com
Nicely done! :D Well edited, and a damn good song too...

Date: 2009-11-07 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you! It is indeed a great song. :)

Date: 2009-11-06 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dementedriku.livejournal.com
Completely lovely! Always loved that song and it put a great narrative for both shows! Will download for future rewatches.

:)

Date: 2009-11-07 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Date: 2009-11-07 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] samueljames
Great matching of clips to this brilliant song.

Loved all the running, the kisses and the fact that every character got included. Nice to see Nine in there and Owen as there my favourites. I love the Journey's End moment when we got to see the Tardis console being manned properly, such a lovely moment.

Bookmarked for rewatching.
Edited Date: 2009-11-07 12:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-07 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you! And, yes, I wanted to be sure everyone got their fair share of screen time -- particularly Owen, who gets shafted a lot in fandom.

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Date: 2009-11-07 12:53 am (UTC)
hope: Art of a woman writing from tour poster (Torchwood / Doctor Who)
From: [personal profile] hope
Awesomesauce!! This is so shiny. I am massively admiring the way you kept up such snappy editing and energetic momentum with such a long song!

I love the bit where everyone is violent. And the bit where everyone is snogging. And the bit where everyone is ♥_♥

:D

Date: 2009-11-07 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! The snogging bit was particularly fun to put together -- and I had a LOT more clips that I didn't even wind up using! Kisses are fun. :)

Date: 2009-11-07 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tardis-stowaway.livejournal.com
Wow! Wonderful vid! I have downloaded this so I can watch it any time I choose, and I will choose often.

I love the way you weave together the major characters of Who and Torchwood, emphasizing the common story of those who are called away from ordinary life by the spaceman, whether he's the Doctor or Jack, and enter into a life that is often frightening and tragic, but can also be genuinely fantastic.

When the JE clip of the Doctor taking Donna's memories, I was sufficiently into the video that gasped out loud. I really liked the montage of places towards the end a variety of marvelous places from the destruction of the Earth to Cardiff.

Excellent job working with the lyrics throughout. I also noticed the strong sense of motion in this vid, which makes it exciting to watch. Sometimes even the obvious ideas are well worth pursuing.

Date: 2009-11-07 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm fascinated by the parallels between the shows -- how Jack really becomes the Doctor to his team -- so I'm glad that resonated with you.

I also noticed the strong sense of motion in this vid, which makes it exciting to watch.
Oh, I'm very glad that worked for you. I kept going back and reediting bits of this with the thought of "well, why only use three different clips in this bit when I can fit in five instead?" So, yes, thank you. :)

Date: 2009-11-07 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aislingde.livejournal.com
WOW! I really like how song, text and the scenes from Dr. Who and Torchwood match together.

Date: 2009-11-07 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! It really is the perfect song for this fandom.

Date: 2009-11-07 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-a-theory.livejournal.com
Oh, totaly great! Loved it :)

Date: 2009-11-07 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (dw: martha)
From: [personal profile] such_heights
This is completely brilliant! You did such a great job keeping up the momentum, and omg, SO MANY VISUAL PARALLELS, which I am such a sucker for! So many great lyric matches and you really have an eye for both finding unusual shots and making familiar shots work perfectly. I fell in love with the whole verse all over again.

Date: 2009-11-07 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I am also a big fan of visual parallels, clearly, so I'm glad that worked for you. :D

Date: 2009-11-07 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] airgiodslv.livejournal.com
OH SHOW. WHYYYY, SHOW, WHYYYY??? *wails*

This is so beautiful and poignant and painful and hopeful, all in turns, which is what I think made it so amazing. The mood of the clips and the memories attached to those scenes fit so perfectly with the tone of the music.

Date: 2009-11-09 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
OH SHOW. WHYYYY, SHOW, WHYYYY???
I KNOW SERIOUSLY.

Thank you so much! I'm glad it worked for you.

Date: 2009-11-08 03:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] redbrickrose.livejournal.com
This is excellent. I think this song *had* to be a Dr. Who/Torchwood vid. I especially like the first "this was the turning point" with Jack's resurrection. Really well done.

Date: 2009-11-09 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
I think this song *had* to be a Dr. Who/Torchwood vid.
I am so, so sure this must have been done already, because it is so painfully obvious. But I hadn't seen it yet, so.

Thank you so much!

Date: 2009-11-08 05:27 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Master - good by charmax)
From: [personal profile] elisi
I can't explain how much I love this vid! You took both shows and celebrated both the wonderfulness, and all the less wonderful parts.

The beginning is just perfect, because I've always seen the parallels between Rose and Gwen, although I especially liked the regeneration/coming back to life clips being put together. Ditto the Doctor & Jack falling - I've not seen those clips together before, which is odd.

Too many things to mention, although *especially* adored your choice for They said the Nile used to run from east to west! :) Oh and at the end, the clip of [Rose & the Doctor on] random alien planet with flying alien, cutting to Cardiff and the pterodactyl... That's my two shows all summed up, right there.

Gorgeous work! *goes away to re-watch again and again*

Date: 2009-11-09 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! The Rose/Gwen parallel was what kicked it off, actually -- everything else just kind of spiraled out from them. I'm so glad it all worked for you. :D

Date: 2009-11-08 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whowhore.livejournal.com
Just totally brilliant
Your editing skills and choice of clips to fit the song just perfection! :)

Date: 2009-11-09 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2009-11-09 12:12 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] midnitemaraud-r.livejournal.com
What a fantastic vid! Loved the clips and how you synced them to the lyrics, and speaking of lyrics - what a perfect song! Brilliantly done, and makes me fall in love with both series all over again! (Not that that was hard, but still! I suppose it makes me realize why I love them both so much.)

Date: 2009-11-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm so glad it all worked for you. :)

Date: 2009-11-09 02:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-09 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
This is wonderful! I love all the parallels you've drawn here!

Date: 2009-11-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-09 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pocky_slash.livejournal.com
Ugh. Confession time: I have had a fic of yours open to comment on for a week or so now and never got around to commenting. I also never commented on your TARDIS Big Bang (which is probably one of my favorite big bangs ever, regardless of fandom) or your vid to "All These Things That I've Done," which I rec to everyone because it is my favorite Jack video ever. I AM A TERRIBLE FANGIRL.

That all being said, I'm commenting on this! That's progress, right?

I watched this twice in a row. The first time, I was really taken in by the clips and the motion and the parallels and my own intense affection for these characters.

Then I read the lyrics. And I had to watch it again.

Because... wow. I mean, it's still a vid that fills me with glee, even knowing the words, but it changes my interpretation of the video slightly in the best possible way. Being unfamiliar with the song, I missed that subtle bit in the first verse with "I changed my mind" and the implication that the shiny wonderfulness of being pulled in by The Doctor (and Jack!) wears off, but then you're stuck and it's not always going to be wonderful. Everything that comes after seems a little more intense after hearing that.

Anyway, this was awesome and I downloaded it for my vids folder. Great job!

Date: 2009-11-09 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Hey, I often fail at commenting, so I totally hear you. Thank you so much for your feedback on this! That was exactly the impression I wanted to make with the vid, and I'm so glad that it worked for you. :D

Date: 2009-11-09 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taffimai.livejournal.com
It's rare for a vid to make me smile and cry at the same time, but this did it. Lovely.

Date: 2009-11-09 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-09 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadesfire2808.livejournal.com
Oh wow, this is just *flails incoherently*

The choice of clips, the timing, the bringing together of those parallel moments was just so awesome. Sheer brilliance.

I'm trying to get my fannish glee back at the moment, and am going to download this to keep for next time I lose it.

Thank you.

Date: 2009-11-09 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm glad it worked for you.

Date: 2009-11-09 01:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naye
Gorgeous, fun, beautiful, heartbreaking, fantastic... Everything that's awesome about Doctor Who and Torchwood all wrapped up in a super-neat little package with great music. ♥

Date: 2009-11-09 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2009-11-09 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-mad-squirrel.livejournal.com
This is incredible! The sheer amount of time you must have spent going through the episodes looking for the perfect clips. This is one of the best fanvids I've ever seen.

Date: 2009-11-09 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! And, yeah, trawling for clips takes a while. :)

Date: 2009-11-09 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenix64.livejournal.com
So much fun and so much love. Whee!

Date: 2009-11-09 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

That is an awesome icon, btw. :D

Date: 2009-11-09 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nnwest.livejournal.com
Oh! That's simply gorgeous! Um, I don't think I have anything else to say because I'm just so floored. *goes to watch it again and rec it all over the place*

Date: 2009-11-09 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2009-11-09 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurab1.livejournal.com
Yay! That was great! Very well edited :)

Date: 2009-11-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2009-11-10 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanjachristine.livejournal.com
Wow! This is amazing.

Date: 2009-11-10 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thanks! :)
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