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New Dexter music video: Make Lemonade
Title: Make Lemonade
Fandom: Dexter; through 1.04
Music: Gotta Lotta Lemons by Groove For Thought
Stats: WMV (28.0MB) or DivX (32.3MB), 2:47
Dexter's gotta lotta lemons.

Download at my site.

Meet Dexter Morgan, your friendly neighborhood serial killer. But he uses his "powers" for good, so don't be haters, y'all! I guess I should warn that there's some graphic footage (when your lead character is a forensic blood spatter analyst and a sociopathic murderer, you'll have that), but it's used in a blackly humorous way here and I don't think it's too horrifying. It might even be sort of festive, given the Halloween season. Yeah, I'm going with festive.

Feedback is as tasty as a bag full of Halloween candy...but like, way fewer calories :)

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Comments
daedream_fanbot From: daedream_fanbot Date: October 27th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, this was a bloody fantastic vid! The perfect song with excellent editing. I'm gonna watch more of your vids now.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! And I hope you enjoy the other vids as well :)
ok2nv_theoracle From: ok2nv_theoracle Date: October 27th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
BRILLIANT!!!

*claps like a retarded baby seal*

Boy, you sure turned that one around, mighty quick. And the visuals fit the lyrics just perfect.

Does your mind go straight to a certain soundtrack song while you're watching these shows for the first time, or does all that come about from your note-taking process after you sit down with a certain concept in mind?
wolfram9999 From: wolfram9999 Date: October 27th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I was wondering the same thing. :)
login_unknow From: login_unknow Date: October 27th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic.
Nice choice of song and images. Amazing work.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your kind comment -- it is really appreciated!
wolfram9999 From: wolfram9999 Date: October 27th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Seeing as how Dexter's my newest tasty morsel...

I really, really, enjoyed that. Everything after 1:17 was really good, but the last 45 seconds or so were untouchable. Perfect match. It all really jivved well. My favorite bits were the "just look behind the page" bit, the drinking noise bit, and again, the last 45 seconds hit it out of the park. Killer job---no pun intended. ;)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Seeing as how Dexter's my newest tasty morsel...

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed, especially since I knew you were also on board the Dexter train :) I was able to preview part of the song online before I ordered the CD, but then when I heard the whole thing and that drinking noise at the end, I was dying with laughter over how to use it. It was such fun to work with all of the song's peppy accents and figure out how to twist them for the vid.
sekkie From: sekkie Date: October 27th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOVE IT!!! I love that jaunty happy music and all of these graphic scenes where he's gleeful executing his plans. It's a wonderful mix! Please tell me there's some place where you an put this up for an award.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Knowing that you got a big kick out of it is totally a prize as far as I'm concerned! Thank you :)
vaeltaa From: vaeltaa Date: October 27th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that was seriously awesome. The timing, editing, all perfect. :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much for your comment! The show is really serving up some great material to work with thus far...putting this together was a blast.
imsorryimlost From: imsorryimlost Date: October 27th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome Video!!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 27th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for watching (and commenting)!
webeh From: webeh Date: October 27th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great video. You did a good editing job. But, I think what I especially loved was your choice of music. It sort of reminds me of those old gameshows (Price is Right maybe?), which cracks me up. Strangely, despite the chipper sound, the song still feels appropriate with the show.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 28th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
A song with the right feel was definitely critical...as I mentioned in a comment above, I didn't think that anything that sounded like mainstream pop *or* edgy/alternative would really work, so I got lucky with being able to find this one! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the vid.
abelladonna From: abelladonna Date: October 28th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, that song was perfect for Dexter! This was wonderful- fun and distrubing, all at the same time- just like the show itself. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

And, congrats, I think this might be the first Dexter vid!

I think I need a Dexter icon!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 28th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fun and disturbing is exactly what I hoped this vid would be, and I'm so pleased that you thought it was! Thank you so much for the lovely comment :)
subtle__sarcasm From: subtle__sarcasm Date: October 28th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, it's amazing!!!!!! paperdollgirl showed it to me, it's utter brilliance! the editing is wonderfully clean and matches the music perfectly! really really great work!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: October 28th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed it so much!
From: cibby Date: November 1st, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I admit I've never watched the show but this video is awesome. (I downloaded it a few days ago but the princesses had me doing their bidding so I had to wait to comment ;) ) I love the music and how it matches up with the scenery. And even for someone who hasn't seen the show, it shows irony with a twist of scary just as this music seems to embody! hehe I need a new way to say "it rules" because you're always ruling the vids, lady!!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: November 2nd, 2006 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Royalty can be so demanding sometimes ;) I'm glad you liked the vid even though you haven't seen Dexter...yet!
lafemmedarla From: lafemmedarla Date: November 3rd, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
This was just fantastic! I love it :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: November 3rd, 2006 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad! And thank you :)
missyvortexdv From: missyvortexdv Date: November 19th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I adore this vid. It's bizarrely swinging upbeat but absolutely perfect for Dexter. Wonderful song choice and brilliant execution of the idea in the editing. Must watch your other vids once I've seen those other shows.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: November 19th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so very much! I'm thrilled that you felt that way about it (and I hope you enjoy the other vids later on) :) Finding that song was kismet -- it's like it was made-to-order for the concept.
dualbunny From: dualbunny Date: December 3rd, 2006 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely awesome! The show is on my list to-watch, but I finally broke down and watched this anyway. And I'm so glad I did! It's slick, clever, and even without watching the show I can tell the song is a perfect match. Especially with your fantastic editing. The opening is wonderfully catchy with a lovely segue into the seedier side of the character, and I couldn't help wanting to chuckle (while cringing) at so many of those lemonade matches. And the last 30 seconds or so are just so, so cool. :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: December 3rd, 2006 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
What lovely comments -- thank you!! I hope it made you even more eager to see the show, which is really fantastic :) And I don't know what it says about me, but this vid still makes me feel all happy and peppy...as a friend of mine put it, Dexter is totally America's Serial Killer Sweetheart.
vonniek From: vonniek Date: December 4th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Dexter is my shiny new love, and this vid made me very, very happy! Which is a weird thing to say with so many scenes of carnage, but what can I say? I find the sick sense of humour on the show really winning. *g*

The song choice is just spot on -- all that frothy irony and slick groove are perfect match for the tone of the show, and for the city of Miami itself as well. Your editing is splendid, and like a lot of people who've commented already, I'm in love with the last 30 seconds. Especially the kickass flow of the movement from Dexter circling down on his chair to him dancing with Astor in his arms. Smoooooth.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: December 4th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Which is a weird thing to say with so many scenes of carnage, but what can I say? I find the sick sense of humour on the show really winning.

If it's weird, then I'm right there with you in the weirdness! It's so darn lovable...he's so darn lovable.

Thank you so much for your kind words about the vid -- they're truly appreciated. The rotation you mention at the end (in his chair and then with Astor) was something I really enjoyed putting in there...connecting some different aspects of his character by using footage with continuity in the internal motion. Plus, just fun because I'm a motion whore :)
fourteenlines From: fourteenlines Date: December 4th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, man. BRILLIANT.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: December 4th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks -- glad you thought so!
jenlp From: jenlp Date: December 4th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, that's what I was about to post - brilliant! What a perfect match that song is for this show. And the flow of the music and images was fantastic. I'm not conversant in technical vidspeak, but I know what I like when I see it... and I just did. Thanks for sharing!

(Here by way of vonnie's journal)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: December 4th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
No vidspeak necessary -- I'm just so very pleased to know that you got a kick out of it :) Thank you for the comment!
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: January 10th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
This song is forever going to give me the creeps. In a totally good way. You really used to the song to the full extent. It’s almost like the song is the veneer he has on the outside to show people.

Love the zoom at about :11 out from the doughnuts, the light effect at :17, the :30’s with the fingers and the little effects are great. Those beats you hit around the :40’s when it slices made me smile, which is sick and awesome. OMG, the beats where he looks at the camera are perfect. And the slurp is what seals the deal.

Side note, many, many, many times did I drink lemonade while watching Dexter. It must have been my subconscious.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: January 10th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm excited to hear that the mixture of sick and fun was appealing. Dexter just wears that mix so well.

Side note, many, many, many times did I drink lemonade while watching Dexter. It must have been my subconscious.

*hee* Had to be :)
lavvyan From: lavvyan Date: November 2nd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is so very, very, very, very cool! ♥
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: November 2nd, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you kindly! Very pleased that you enjoyed it.
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chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: November 8th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Amazing!

What a lovely and generous comment -- I can't thank you enough! I think the song makes the vid, and finding it was a real stroke of luck (quite rare that I go looking for a song to fit a concept...usually the music inspires the vid and that feels much more organic). When I heard the slurping part at the end, it was like the icing on the cake -- the song seemed tailor-made for this vid and I had so much fun putting it all together.
sdwolfpup From: sdwolfpup Date: April 11th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just watched this and I LOVED it. What a clever song choice, and a gorgeous vid. You've made such wonderful use of the show's visuals and quirky dark humor.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: April 11th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
How awesome to know that you loved it -- thanks, you've made my Friday afternoon a happier place :)
ifreet From: ifreet Date: April 13th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
This vid is so cute! Which seems like a weird comment to make considering the scenes of violence, but that just means you've done a great job with the contradictions Dexter presents.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: April 13th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Dexter's appeal is certainly very perverse, so it was great fun to really play that up for the vid.
kahaniyan From: kahaniyan Date: July 23rd, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
i enjoyed this vid so much! especially loved the part at 00:55 ("just give a little squeeze"); it made me smile rather inappropriately, as did the whole vid, come to think of it. :D thank you!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 24th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
That's so great to hear -- inappropriate smiling was definitely a *huge* part of making this vid! I really appreciate your comment, both the substance of it and the time you took to leave it.
buffyann From: buffyann Date: September 2nd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I've deciding to do a Dexter chasathon as I watch the show :D I'm at 109 so this is the first one I can watch and OMG ! This is so wonderfully creepy !
the opening credits of the show already ruined bloody orange for me and now you're ruining lemons ? come on ! ;)
It's hilarious and uneasy, just like it makes you feel guilty to like dexter when you watch because he butcher people every other day. The limonade association is so cool, what a dark humor. man.
and the editing is awesome ! The show has such beautiful imagery, and you use it so well ! woo !
can't wait to finish S1 so I can watch the rest of you vids !
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 2nd, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, WOW, you're already at 1.09?!!!? I'm so excited to hear about your progress -- and of course totally honored that you're watching my vids as you go!

This show, for whatever weird reason, clicked with me immediately on all levels...I don't think I've ever vidded a show so *early* (literally only after the first four eps had aired), but the vid was really easy and fun to make after finding the right song for the concept. I'm so glad you enjoyed the dark humor!!
keerawa From: keerawa Date: September 21st, 2008 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, that's really brilliant! Dexter kind of has this dream of himself as a fully functional 1950's Dad, so the song was perfect. Very nice timing with the jumps from blood and destruction to big, slomo waves, smiles, and donuts. Excellent job synching to the beats, and I loved Dexter spinning in his chair dissolving into dancing with the little girl.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 21st, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Dexter kind of has this dream of himself as a fully functional 1950's Dad, so the song was perfect.

I love that description! I really did feel there was something earnest about the song from Dexter's POV, even while it's funny and sick from the audience's perspective -- he's truly trying to make the best of what he was dealt.

So glad you enjoyed the vid and again, thanks for the feedback :)
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