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New Nip/Tuck music video: his/hers
Title: his/hers
Fandom: Nip/Tuck; S1
Music: Volcano (remix) by Damien Rice
Stats: WMV, 37.4MB (zipped), 3:17
What I am to you is not what you mean to me.

Download at my site.

Note: "Mature" content is used in this vid, like Julian McMahon's naked ass, general humpin' and pumpin' and even some girl-on-girl action. If you watch Nip/Tuck, then you already know what to expect. If you haven't seen the show but are downloading the vid, consider yourself forewarned.

I am so glad to finish a vid -- any vid -- I can't even tell you.  Never one to rush any part of the vidding process along (ahem), I let this idea languish for a solid year before starting to edit.  I'm happy I finally got around to it because this song is dead-on-target for taking a look at how toxic Christian and Kimber are together in the first season.  Mind you, I LOVE THEM.  But early on, they're nothing but bad with a side of wrong.

Comments are wonderful and always deeply appreciated :)

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31 comments or speak!
Comments
ok2nv_theoracle From: ok2nv_theoracle Date: September 24th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Care to feel better about yourself, by comparison?

The time you spend on your favorite hobby is far more productive than that I spend on mine. I've been programming on the same simple bookkeeping application for the last two years.

*blows dust of his C++ code*
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 24th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, I feel better...*hee* And I love your icon!
ok2nv_theoracle From: ok2nv_theoracle Date: September 24th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! Isn't is drool-worthy? ;Þ

I nearly fell over backward when that image popped up on my friends page. Those LJ fangirls come up with the best crap, Tedluv'm.
fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: September 24th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
this vid is fantastic, it really does show how he set out to making her into the perfect woman. I had forgotten how their relationship was in the first season, I've only seen ever episode once.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 24th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot! I had only seen the eps once as well...so I had to do a lot of rewatching and note-taking before starting the vid.
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: September 25th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful video!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 25th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed and thank you for the comment!
pilihalliwell From: pilihalliwell Date: September 25th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Holly shit that was great how can you do that??
What kind of program do you use? because there is no way that was with windows movie maker.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 25th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I use a combination of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects...and this vid was pretty heavy on the After Effects (which I still am only just barely starting to learn). Thanks a lot for your comment!
sekkie From: sekkie Date: September 25th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOVE IT--The song and the images are so perfect together!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 25th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
So glad you like it! And your wicked/warped icon goes pretty much perfectly with the vid :)
wolfram9999 From: wolfram9999 Date: September 25th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

WHOA!

That was incredible, chasa! I thought your last one was a major leap, but this one takes the cake. It looks SO good. Are you angling for a future in video production? 'Cuz you're getting pretty damn close, my dear! :D

chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 25th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: WHOA!

Well, thank you! That's quite a compliment :) I wouldn't mind working in the video production field, but from what I've read, it's apparently very tough to break into. So, I mostly just learn for the sake of learning...my job isn't very creative, but vidding (and continually pushing to do something different in vidding) keeps that part of me energized.
atomic_pencil From: atomic_pencil Date: September 25th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome. I really like the song, and everything really flows as a story (as opposed to just a random assemblage of pretty shots).

I also really liked the one spot during the photoshoot sequence where the black-and-white still shot slides through and both are visible (I have no idea what the technical term is).
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 25th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot for taking the time to watch and comment :)

That shot you mention is usually referred to as an "overlay," though I think that's more descriptive than technical. I liked that idea of using images of Kimber as a model/physical object paired with the lady's "what I am to you is not real" lyric. The B&W clip is from a scene where another character shows Christian a magazine ad of Kimber...I was hoping I could find an appropriate place to use it!
girlguidejones From: girlguidejones Date: September 25th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. You know that I'm not a N/T watcher, so I watched this with a purely objective (well, objective except for the fact that U R a BFF, hee!) POV, and as always, I was mesmerized. I've been watching a lot of vids lately (mainly Supernatural, 'cuz, hello, hot boys and angst!) and there are maybe, MAYBE a handful of vidders out there as skilled as you are.

The cuts, the timing of the scene changes with the music and lyrics, the effects- all gorgeous. I liked the overlays/blends of one scene onto another and the differences in color saturation/greyscale, whathaveyou. I say all that with the caveat that I have no idea a)how much is your work [I suspect a great deal] and how much is from the actual episode film, and b)if I am using those terms correctly, but I think you'll be able to figure out what I mean.

One tiny thing that I really liked a lot was the single, quick use of the text overlay (again, could be wrong term) in the video. I've seen several people use it, but it seems like they tend to *over*use it and the whole video is dancing words. Yours was just tantalizing enough to be intriguing, and not used to the point of distraction.

I am psyched to know somebody with talent like this. :)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 26th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, what awesome comments!! Thank you from the bottom of my needy, creative-type heart :)

When you talk about text, I'm assuming you mean the opening credits? There was a whole rationalization behind using those (which I'm sure I will feel compelled to talk about in the self-indulgent and rambling set of post-mortem notes I will eventually write up), and how they were used in that opening sequence...I only do opening credits on occasion and mostly just do the simple credit screen at the end. I am so glad you felt they worked but were not overdone.
girlguidejones From: girlguidejones Date: September 26th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome!

The text portion I was referring to is 1:53-54 in, the scrolling diagonal text says "Don't you wish you looked like this.." and goes on to say something that fades out, but I think it has "M.D." and I'm assuming it's text from the surgeon's ad?

Anyway, I thought it was striking, and just enough, because it hits the heart of all [primarily] female body-issues everywhere- men telling us we should look like something else in order to please them.

Even though I don't watch the show, I gleaned from the song lyrics and the scenes you chose and how you put them together that that was the thrust of her particular storyline. That of course shows how great your video is, for me to figure that out without ever having watched.

:)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 26th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, gotcha! Yeah, that's text from the ad as the camera pans down over it...and I *did* want to keep the "don't you wish you looked like this?" part while hopefully fading out before Merrill Bobolit's (the surgeon's) name showed too clearly, since I thought the name would just be distracting. I'm glad

The show definitely centers around the concept of beauty being only skin-deep, and all of the ugly mess that lies underneath that surface. And Kimber tries very hard to be and to do what Christian wants during the first season...well, right up until she finds out that she's been traded for a car (for him, cars and women are pretty much the same thing), and then she snaps.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 26th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Uh, that should have read, "I'm glad that seems to have worked," or something like that. Gawd.
girlguidejones From: girlguidejones Date: September 26th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
You dun gud, girl!

;)
larnerjsb From: larnerjsb Date: September 27th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
i would love to see the video but im not seeign where i can download to view it.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 27th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you click on the vid title, it's a link to the media page at my site (where all of my vids can be downloaded). Hope that you enjoy :)
larnerjsb From: larnerjsb Date: September 27th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
just after i posted that i found it. i loved it. thats my favorite damien rice song too.. very good job on the video.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 27th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you -- I'm really glad that you enjoyed it!
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: September 28th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

miles of mountians

:00- :10’s - The use of the titles is very cool with using the slash to split the screen and I love how they match the actual shows credits. It goes a long way in establishing the world.
:16 – I love that it looks like Christian drives into the pool.
Very skillful editing and effects. The artificial pans you added are amazing.
Great paralleling of Christian marking Kimber with the lipstick, then Kimber doing the same towards the end.
Love the time toggling too.
1:10’s-1:25 – Fabulous editing of the party scene with Kimber and the other girl with Christian watching. You stay with Kimber and pull the attention to her as opposed to focusing on Christian.
1:26 – The POV change with the song is extremely well done.
Wonderful overlays too.
2:08 – I love the way you continually remind the viewer of Christian seeing Kimber on the same level as his car.
2:22-2:30’s – One of my favorite sections, such amazing editing.
2:22 – Love the going from red Christian to green and aged footage.
she’s still too young - Perfect clip choice.
End – You really amp with it with the editing at the end, making tight back and forth editing choices.
Also, love how you put Kimber in the reflection in his sunglasses.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 29th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: miles of mountians

I am floored by the generosity of your comments -- thank you so much for every word! And a number of things you mention (like the panning/motion paths) are elements that I wasn't sure if anyone would really notice...and that you not only noticed but thought they worked is pretty awesome to hear.

she’s still too young - Perfect clip choice.

So excited to hear that you thought it was right. I was really looking to find a clip where she was at her most innocent, vulnerable, childlike...and I also loved the idea of being able to use her in the nurse costume for those particular lyrics ("like a new disease, she's still too young to treat").
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: September 29th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: miles of mountians

Your vid certainly deserves major feedback because there's so much thought and skill put into it.

Perfect, perfect clip choice of Kimber at one of her most naïve points, but endearing moments.

I'm going to rec this on my journal if that's ok.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 29th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: miles of mountians

I'm going to rec this on my journal if that's ok.

Absolutely OK -- I'm honored that you'd want to.
rivkat From: rivkat Date: January 15th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Christian/Kimber is my pairing of choice, and I love what you've done with them. As with the Jekyll vid, you've got music that really fits the beautiful and undervidded source -- thanks for sharing it!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: January 22nd, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much for the lovely comment! This was definitely a song that demanded Christian/Kimber -- even though it took me a long time to finally get around to making it, the song/topic pairing was compelling enough to keep pestering me :)
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