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Next up from Festivids: yes it's another Pacific Rim vid to the soundtrack of Tom McRae. I never claimed that my vids weren't INCREDIBLY OBVIOUS.

See, the thing is, when I saw the assignment and starting shuffling through my iTunes in search of a good song to vid, this is actual the first one that really jumped out at me as a THIS MUST BE A PACIFIC RIM VID RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. Except that it was also obviously going to be a Newt vid, and my recipient wanted a Mako&Raleigh vid, and I very badly wanted to make a Mako&Raleigh vid because I love their faces an awful lot. (It also meant that I was ODing a bit on Charlie Hunnam around mid-December, because I was simultaneously making that vid and rewatching Queer As Folk UK for my Yuletide fic. It was a confusing time.)

So once I made my assigned vid, I came back to the Newt bunny, and browsing through the Festivids requests, saw that someone else had actually requested a vid about the scientists. So that was all the excuse I needed. I really do see this one as a sort of companion piece to But I'm Hopeful Yet -- the missing parts of the story. It also provided me with an unexpected challenge: how to vid a character who talks ALL THE FUCKING TIME. I generally try to avoid talky-face in vids, as a rule, but man, it is impossible to get clips of Newt in which he isn't running off at the mouth.

Keep Your Picture Clear
fandom: Pacific Rim
characters: Newton Geiszler, Herman Gottlieb, Hannibal Chau
music: "Keep Your Picture Clear", by Tom McRae
summary: You're never right until you're wrong in the eyes of the world. This one's for the scientists.
download: Mediafire (.mov, 104 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.
notes: created for [personal profile] frith_in_thorns in Festivids 2013.

Keep Your Picture Clear from kaydee falls on Vimeo.




LYRICS:

Here I go, back again
Sliding off the ceiling
Was I gone for long?
Did I just flip the switch?

Across the street away from me
A man is singing ‘Sympathy for the Devil'
And he's getting all the words wrong.
His newspaper flies desperately
But words aren't wings; like gravity
They'll keep you here.
It's a theory to subscribe to
But you know you're being lied to

So keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear

Stay awake, the lines are drawn
You're never right until you're wrong
In the eyes of the world.
And a picture tells a thousand lies
Little dots in black and white
You've no idea
The strongest will survive
But it’s the scum that always rises

So keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear

And you talk just like a diplomat
But hide the gun behind your back
And leaders need a bloody war
Congratulations, this is yours
Looking through the history books
Of liars, cheats, and petty crooks

They'll print your picture clear
Print your picture clear
Keep your picture clear

So close another file
Of revolution turned to style
We're so tired of walking blind
Growing fat in hungry times
Keep your picture clear

Keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear
Keep your picture clear

Date: 2014-02-10 06:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] violace
Yooooouuu, over the last two weeks I've developed a RELATIONSHIP with this vid, I'm telling you. It's among my top 5 of this year's Festivids. I can't help but find this so incredibly *sexy* -- I don't know if it was intended that way but ohmygod SCIENCE and SCIENTISTS and NEWT and there's such a provocative tone to the music, that voice, everything. I want to do things to this vid. <333

Date: 2014-02-10 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] niyalune
I was super glad to see that Newt and Hermann got some vid love too ! Amazing work.

Date: 2014-02-10 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Fantastic vid! I thoroughly enjoyed it:)

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