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How productive am I today? CRAZY PRODUCTIVE. At least fannishly.

So here's the thing. This is not the sort of vid you would ever expect me to make. Completely different style and song than I would ever dream up myself, and that was ridiculously challenging for me. Not in a bad way, mind! It is good to expand one's creative horizons.

So let's call this an interesting experiment. And it's all for [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes, who did dream up this song/fandom pairing and style and focus. Since she's the one who turned me on to the fandom in the first place, I sure did owe her one.

Esther, this one's for you.

edited by kaydee falls
fandom: Band of Brothers
characters: Guarnere, Speirs, Compton, Malarkey
music: "Hot Shot" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
summary: Paratroopers are fucking crazy.
watch: embed below, or on Vimeo
download: on mediafire (.mov, 28 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.
notes: HUGE thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tricksterquinn for the beta. Created for [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes in the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti auction.

HOTSHOT (BoB fanvid) from kaydee falls on Vimeo.

Date: 2010-03-24 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exsequar.livejournal.com
Oh this is FABULOUS! I love it! You have a great sense of timing and pacing - I always appreciate when a vidder really pays attention to the rhythm of the piece they're vidding. You kept the pace going great, which is no small feat for such an energetic song. I am also always impressed when a vidder manages to make a vid coherent even in the absence of lyrics, and I thought you did a great job of making it clear who the video was about without awkwardly excluding other footage (which can hamper vids about a certain character or characters - you did a great job keeping the context present and a part of the story as well). I liked the pseudo-chronological structure with the occasional deviations that felt really interesting, even if they flashed by very quickly. And the ending was very striking, with Buck's breakdown and Guarnere and Joe... but then Speirs bursts through the explosion and we're back in high gear.

Great job! I'm going to have to watch a few more times to really appreciate the whole thing. :D

Date: 2010-03-24 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exsequar.livejournal.com
Since I see the file is a .mov format, can I ask what program you used? I'm hoping to get back into vidding, and I'm working on a Mac. I'd also love to start with Band of Brothers!

Date: 2010-03-25 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
I use MPEG Streamclip for the clipping, and iMovie 6 for the actual vid-making. Apparently Mac upgraded iMovie into the WORST VIDDING PROGRAM EVER (I have seen it, it is truly tragic), and it can be tricky to track down version 6 if your Mac came with the later version (9, I think). Good luck! BoB is a very viddable fandom -- the cinematography is so gorgeous that it's virtually impossible to make a bad vid. :D

Date: 2010-03-26 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tricksterquinn.livejournal.com
I have iMovie 6 if people need it! I saved my .dmg just in case you ever upgrade, Kaydee-my-dear. :P

Date: 2010-03-25 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I've never tried to edit a vid with this kind of frenetic pacing before, so I'm particularly glad that aspect worked for you. :)

Date: 2010-03-24 12:16 pm (UTC)
colls: (XF Heart in it?)
From: [personal profile] colls
great pacing!

Date: 2010-03-25 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-03-24 12:28 pm (UTC)
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (jaunty mother's son)
From: [personal profile] newredshoes
I. Wait. Holy shit.

I wish you could see my face right now. My jaw is on the floor.

This is the coolest. goddamn. vid. ever.

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod I am watching this a zillion times. Thank you so much! It's -- the timing and the pacing is just perfect, and it absolutely captures both the rock'n'roll paratrooper motherfuckerness and the price the men pay for it, the latter of which I was not expecting, but when the Bastogne scenes started showing up, my heart just clenched up, and you delivered on breaking it and putting it together again.

I just. No, really. Am going to watch that a zillion more times. This is perfect. Thank you, profusely, for being so unbelievably awesome. ♠

Date: 2010-03-25 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
I'm SO GLAD you like it! Oh, god, I was so nervous about this vid, you have no idea.

Date: 2010-03-24 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] be-themoon.livejournal.com

I don't even KNOW the fandom beyond fannish osmosis, but I can tell that this vid is constructed so so well and it fits and the men! the fucking crazy paratroopers! SO GOOD.

And now I'm reminded that you did my favorite DW ladies vid EVER and now clearly I have to go watch all of your vids. wheee!

Date: 2010-03-25 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for checking it out despite not knowing the fandom! Which, by the way, you should really go see. Band of Brothers is epically amazing. :D

Date: 2010-03-26 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com
wow. that was absolutely awesome! plus that little bit weirdness, that makes it even better - i love it.

Date: 2010-03-26 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm glad it worked for you.

Date: 2010-03-30 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
This is fantastic!!

Date: 2010-03-30 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2010-04-10 05:33 pm (UTC)
bingeling: photo of Aesop Rock, aka the most genius person to walk this earth (simon amstell - my happy bb)
From: [personal profile] bingeling

So let's call this an interesting experiment.
I'd say it was successful! :D

I seriously loved this! Paratroopers are fucking crazy indeed! Sheeeeeeesh, how much do I love those boys! ♥

And thank you very much for that punch in the gut toward the end there. ;)

Date: 2010-04-10 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaydeefalls.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it worked for you. :)


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