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New Moulin Rouge music video: With One Glance
Title: With One Glance (download here)
Fandom: Moulin Rouge (2001 movie)
Music: The Tower of Learning by Rufus Wainwright
Stats: WMV (42.7MB) or DivX (43.9MB), 3:46
All the sights of Paris pale inside your iris.

This was submitted as a premiering vid for Vividcon next month...but the Premieres show is full, and I opted *not* to have this go to the overflow show (Nearly New) because I'd already submitted another vid for that and didn't want to bump it. Soooooo, long story short -- here it is now instead!

What's there to say about Moulin Rouge? If you've seen it, then you probably already are quite sure whether you love or hate it, overstuffed pinata of a movie that it is. I have the big love for its special brand of crack, and this was an off-the-cuff vid idea (conceived while driving long distances over Memorial Day weekend and listening to music) that led to a purely enjoyable whirlwind vidding experience. I wish more of my vids went this way.

Many thanks to obsessive24 for her invaluable beta input, which enriched this vid greatly :)

Oh, I almost forgot the shameless begging for feedback, disguised (though just barely) in a phrase like, "Comments very much appreciated." Yeah, that!

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Comments
fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: July 10th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
god, that was gorgeous!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 10th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! It helps that the footage is ridiculously beautiful to start :)
frivolity65 From: frivolity65 Date: July 10th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* Rufus & Ewan, just how lucky can a girl get. *mwah* for making that. XXXx
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
You're very welcome! Thanks for the nice comment :)
sekkie From: sekkie Date: July 10th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful--as per usual with your vids--I especially loved the beginning.

One day in Baz Luhrman's head, man, one day. And I noticed that it seemed to be the last film in which we saw Nicole Kidman's actual face before the shiny headed Botoxed alien look took over.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

One day in Baz Luhrman's head, man, one day.

Yes, indeed. He's my kind of crazy.
girlguidejones From: girlguidejones Date: July 10th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. Sheesh. I'm actually feeling disgruntled/disappointed/dismayed and a whole lot of other "dis- " words on your behalf. Was actually looking forward to seeing the response to it.

::pets you::


::loves your shiny vid all over again::
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm OK, honest :) Disappointed, sure, but it was my choice to not have this rolled into the overflow show...they were nice to even ask to confirm that what I specified on the submission form was *really* what I wanted to do. But thanks for the love!
talitha78 From: talitha78 Date: July 11th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that was visually stunning. Gorgeous, gorgeous use of color and fantastic mood-setting and musicality.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
What lovely compliments -- thank you! I've loved MR for a long time and was happy to finally express that in vid form (why it didn't occur to me sooner, when I've had the Rufus CD for years as well, will remain a mystery :)).
lysimache From: lysimache Date: July 11th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
How beautiful! A lovely vid, good pairing of song meaning with source! Very nice editing as well.

So pretty!

Thanks for sharing!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
And thank you for commenting -- I'm so pleased to know that you enjoyed it!
anoel From: anoel Date: July 11th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh Moulin Rouge and an awesome vid! So sorry it couldn't be shown in Premieres. You used all the movies spectacular scenery and camerawork to great effect here and I absolutely loved how the cool ways the motion flowed in it. You captured Ewan's (forget his name) hope and romantic tries really well and the end was too sad. Perfect ending though. I think the subject worked really well with the song and all your cuts and effects fit so well. Love the vid!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
So glad that you enjoyed, and your comments are very much appreciated! I really did try to put the movie's (often crazy) camera work and panned effect shots to use here, ramping the speed up/down on a number of them to make them work even better with the music...but the raw materials were already there and it was a delight for a motion whore like me to play with them :)
hollywoodgrrl From: hollywoodgrrl Date: July 11th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
O.o ... *blinks* ... O.o

Wow. I am floored. You've made a video that Baz Luhrmann himself would squee at. Honestly, this was a spectacle. The quality, the colors, the clip choice, the effects, the MUSIC! How perfect is Rufus for this?! I'm just floored by the way you pulled out all the emotional beats in this vid. The storytelling is phenomenal. Everything's just gorgeous. GORGEOUS! I particularly loved from 2:29 until the end really. When he starts humming. I think you go into the climax of the vid there, and it's a real emotional gutter. When those curtains close, that's when you really pull out your bag of tricks, chasa. The clip at 3:00, and all the collected shots of her collapsing, is just breathtaking (no pun intended). And again, Rufus sounds so mournful there. I was clearly affected by this vid. Hence the rambling and the praise and the bowing down to you and your skill (and your witty Text document that came with the vid, lol!).

Sorry about not making it into the Premiere showcase, but hey, we good-vid-hungry folks on LJ got to see your vid and they didn't, so tough on them. :P
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I am floored right back by those sweet comments! Bless you!

How perfect is Rufus for this?!

I was almost ASHAMED when I was listening to the song in the car (Memorial Day weekend driving, which means much music listening) and the idea hit. I've had that CD forever. I've loved MR forever. How could I have heard "all the sights of Paris pale inside your iris" and not associated it with Moulin Rouge immediately? Am just slow, I guess ;)

I particularly loved from 2:29 until the end really.

You know, I'm really pleased that you like the end. It's a long run to the end of the song with no lyrics and I worked hard to give it a specific structure so that it wouldn't seem to lose steam after the lyrics end. Because of the changes in the music, it also felt like the time for some loooooooong fades...slower cutting speed...just generally a different tempo than in earlier sections...and though it felt right, there's always the worry that it might be boring.

When those curtains close, that's when you really pull out your bag of tricks, chasa. The clip at 3:00, and all the collected shots of her collapsing, is just breathtaking (no pun intended).

I'm sure you know the exact feeling -- when you listen to a song and get really excited over an extremely emotional sound/vocal/instrumentation because you know you can pair it with something brutal :) We're a little bit sick. But that was totally my reaction..."YAY, that's where I kill Satine! That's so perfect...thanks, Rufus!"

Thank you again for the glee-inducing comments :)
obsessive24 From: obsessive24 Date: July 11th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* I can never get enough of this vid. It just exhibits so many qualities that are uniquely you - an amazing sense of musicality and movement that just takes my breath away each time. So sorry that it won't premiere at VVC!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Despite the fact that it's not being released as intended, I still consider it to have been a really rewarding vidding experience -- and your generous input was a big part of that.

And I've decided that the alternate working title of this vid should really be Windmill Porn...it appears so often that it's, like, a character in the vid.
kat_x From: kat_x Date: July 11th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
As we discussed I'm not a Ewan fan and not a huge fage of Moulin Rouge, but....

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!! Absolutely stunning!

You've made me actually want to go watch the movie again! Go you! :)

xox
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, what a doll you are to have watched even though it's not your thing! Thank you! If it made you want to watch the movie again, I can't ask for more than that :)
charmax From: charmax Date: July 11th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm here via a rec from fahrbotdrusilla. What a beautifully enchanting vid! Utterly gorgeous and that's being said by someone who wasn't particularly interested in the film. Such a perfect musical choice too. It sounds very much like Ewan McGregor's voice.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 11th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It makes me very happy to know that you felt that way about it, especially given that the source isn't a favorite -- thank you kindly!
suechosethis From: suechosethis Date: July 11th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Their loss is our gain :D

Fantastic - I love Ewan and the film - and your vid is gorgeous. Thank you.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 12th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, I'm happy that you enjoyed it -- the kind feedback is greatly appreciated!
From: cibby Date: July 12th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate that they can't show it in the premieres. It's so pretty. I rarely have anything good to add but a lot of omgsooopritty. But it just always is. You're really very very talented.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: July 12th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It was extraordinarily pretty footage to work with.
jaddziadax From: jaddziadax Date: September 12th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
very lovely, keep up the gewd works O:
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 12th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That's very kind of you -- thanks!
jaddziadax From: jaddziadax Date: September 12th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
mind if i rec it on teh amv spotlight community?
i already sent this to like 3 of my friends XD
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 12th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I don't mind at all if you would like to rec it...and I'm thrilled that you felt it was worth sharing with friends :)
jaddziadax From: jaddziadax Date: September 12th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
wewt!
dualbunny From: dualbunny Date: September 15th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Very late, but this is *gorgeous* and I adore the song choice. :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 15th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Late? Nah ;) Thanks so much for the kind words!
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: March 30th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Pale inside your iris

Great structure and use of the piano beats. The melodic feel of the song comes through with your clip choice. The camera movements from the source are used well with the song. Great layering too.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: March 30th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pale inside your iris

Hey, thanks a lot for having a look and letting me know what you thought! MR had such interesting camera movement to work with and I really enjoyed trying to make full use of it.
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: March 30th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pale inside your iris

I watched the first disc of Jekyll (waiting on 2nd) and came to download your vid, then saw you did a Moulin Rouge one I never watched. Duh.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: March 30th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pale inside your iris

Oh, Jekyll -- how are you liking it? Anytime I hear someone is watching it, that makes me want to grab my DVDs and go again (except I've gotta keep focused on VVC stuff right now, or my own slowness will bite me in the ass).
etrangere From: etrangere Date: August 21st, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you thought so -- thanks for the kind comment!
blithesea From: blithesea Date: September 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Very sad, but incredibly gorgeous!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 17th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you kindly! It was such fun source to vid.
calvinahobbes From: calvinahobbes Date: April 28th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just found this in a really roundabout way and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. It is such a pretty movie and your vid really does it justice.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: April 29th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know! My vidding output in the last couple of years has been pitiful (soon to change, let's hope), so it's a treat to hear that my neglected vids are still being enjoyed on occasion :-)
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