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New multifandom music video: Dance With Me (VVC Club Vivid)
Dance With Me

Title: Dance With Me (download here)
Fandom: Ballroom dancing movies
Music: Dance With Me by Debelah Morgan
Stats: DivX (49.6MB) and WMV (26.2MB), 3:15
Competitive ballroom dancing plus gratuitous sparkles!

LIVE FROM VIVIDCON, here's my Club Vivid premiere...of course I typed this post up ages ago so that I could be a total dork and post right after it ended! Thanks to virginie_m (no longer on LJ, but not forgotten) for her speedy beta of this vid several months back.

Movies used:
Dance With Me (1998)
Shall We Dansu? (1996 Japanese original)
Shall We Dance? (2004 American remake)
Strictly Ballroom (1992)

It's not necessary to be familiar with any of these movies to enjoy the vid, but I totally recommend both Strictly Ballroom and Shall We Dansu (the original, not the vastly inferior remake!) because they will make your heart sing with joy :)

Notes and lyrics under the cut, and an extended tech-centric commentary can be found here.

The idea for the vid came from the fact that I was a competitive ballroom dancer, once upon a time. I poured my heart and soul (and all my money and then some ;)) into that crazy, campy, amazing scene and it sustained me creatively in much the same way as vidding does now. I honestly don't know why it took me almost five years of vidding to come up with the idea! But here it is...sparkly and fun and certainly not complicated, but made with a great deal of affection for the topic.

Lyrics:
Oh come and dance with me, my baby
Let's dance 'til we go crazy
The night is young and so are we
Let's make love and dance the night away

What I really wanna do
Is just dance with you
And feel your body tight
Show ya how to do it right
I can show you every move
I know just what to do
Each step will feel so fine
One dance and you'll be mine

So baby when we hit the floor
You'll be asking for more
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh come and dance with me, my baby
Let's dance 'til we go crazy
The night is young and so are we
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh put your hand in mine
Promise I'll take my time
We'll dance from head to toe
I can dance fast or slow
Baby look into my eyes
Let the music hypnotize
Let our bodies synchronize
When we're dancing you'll be mine

So baby when we hit the floor
You'll be asking for more
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh come and dance with me, my baby
Let's dance 'til we go crazy
The night is young and so are we
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh when it comes to dancing
I know how to move
When it comes to passion
I know just what to do
I feel the music inside
I feel like I am alive
The tempo is right
Let's make love

Oh come and dance with me, my baby
Let's dance 'til we go crazy
The night is young and so are we
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh come and dance
Let's dance
The night
Let's make love and dance the night away

Oh come and dance with me, my baby
Let's dance 'til we go crazy
The night is young and so are we
Let's make love and dance the night away

(repeat to end)


Pumpkin pies, Club Vivid was awesome and stuff! I flitted around the edges of VVC earlier today, not quite ready to start barging up to people and introducing myself but knowing I'd have to get over it eventually. And tonight I did indeed get over it (hello, gin!) and it was a great time with too many great vids to count.

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charmax From: charmax Date: August 16th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow this was so much fun! Fantastic rhythm and sparkles. *g* I'd forgotten just how much I liked Strictly Ballroom so thanks for the reminder.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! It was REALLY a joy to revisit Strictly Ballroom and the other movies for this project.
giandujakiss From: giandujakiss Date: August 16th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is absolutely beautiful! And so much fun!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot! I had a very good time making it.
From: cibby Date: August 16th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The colors are so bright and pretty that even the baby sat here quietly watching until it was over. The music and effects are so pretty.

I'm glad you're having some fun. You deserve a break and some time out! I wish I could be there with you to have some gin and watch your vids on a big screen!!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, if it made the baby girl sit still and watch, then damn, that's pretty awesome! *hee* Thank you for the comment!
fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: August 16th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was fantastic fun, and completely gorgeous on top of that!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Fun and pretty were exactly what I was going for with this one :)
butterfly From: butterfly Date: August 16th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't see you after this was shown, so I wanted to let you know that it was totally awesome. Completely and totally awesome. And sparkly! Yay for dancing!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you! I'm so glad that you liked it! Yay for dancing indeed and yay for Club Vivid -- I had so much fun that I just about missed my own vid.
girlguidejones From: girlguidejones Date: August 16th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heart this vid so hard! I'm glad that Sister Bombay was helpful on your behalf. ;-)

(Even though I'm devastated that you are having fun without me. Hee!)

chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sisters Bombay and occasionally Tanqueray (when I didn't specify) definitely were friends o' mine...though I guess that's hardly unique to Vividcon! Thanks for loving this vid and I hope you're having a great time with your sister right now!
boom_queen From: boom_queen Date: August 16th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
SO MUCH LOVE! I love all of these movies so much, and this vid is just gorgeous and infectiously fun.

Your editing is flawless, the flow of the dancing/storylines progresses nicely through the vid and you have several perfect moments of emotion/humor (my absolute favorite being Paul Mercurio's butt wiggle in time with the lyrics at 2:40-2:45--so hilarious!).

Great job :)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
my absolute favorite being Paul Mercurio's butt wiggle in time with the lyrics at 2:40-2:45--so hilarious!

His butt in this movie is truly a thing of beauty -- it was too fun to get my hands (figuratively!) on it, HEE!!! I am so glad you enjoyed the vid so much and really appreciate your kind comment!
leviathan101 From: leviathan101 Date: August 17th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
chasa, it's gorgeous. I dont know the footage, but it's very pretty! I especially loved the sparkly graphic stars you used to accentuate the hands, arms, movement. Great work, as always!!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Lev! There was lots of After Effects tinkering for the sparkles and other things...wouldn't make sense in most vids, but this was all about fun and so I could kind of go nuts and do silly things :-)
subtle__sarcasm From: subtle__sarcasm Date: August 17th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
The idea for the vid came from the fact that I was a competitive ballroom dancer, once upon a time.
Oh wow, I had no idea.

STRICTLY BALLROOM!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEH!!!!!!! My mother watched that movie practically every day when I was younger, I pretty much grew up to it. LOVE!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow, I had no idea.

To look at me now, one would never know :-) *hee*

Strictly Ballroom is most definitely my favorite movie of the bunch and I can't even tell you how much glee it brought me to revisit it for the vid. I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed this!
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chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love you *forever* for vidding Strictly Ballroom and Shall We Dansu? anyway

Aren't they both AMAZING movies? They are my heart's loves when it comes to the topic of competitive ballroom. If this made you want to dance, then I did my job...and I really appreciate your lovely feedback!
sekkie From: sekkie Date: August 17th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
This vid does make you want to dance, and the sparklies are not gratitious--they are NECESSARY!!! I just love this!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 21st, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay and thank you! The sparkles gave me immense glee!
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: August 17th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Let the music hypnotize

HEhehe, I love the sparkles. The motion and flow is great. The dances are very well edited to the music. The color changes from source to source are nice too. It really gives it a feeling of cohesiveness. The whole thing is so fun.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Let the music hypnotize

Thank you! This vid felt like choreography (with a bit of Scott/Fran storyline threaded through) and it was a great deal of fun to let movement and flow dictate it.
siljamus From: siljamus Date: August 17th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
denynothing1 told me to run here - and I'm so glad I did. What a wonderful idea for a vid!

I love the whole thing, but I'm particularly impressed with the timing of steps and music. It looks so effortless but must have been a bitch to get right all the way through.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I appreciate your kind comment so much -- I'm glad the rec didn't disappoint :-)
ropo From: ropo Date: August 17th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
What great fun! Love it.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much!
tearful_eye From: tearful_eye Date: August 17th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh this is awesome!

i love dance!vids... & this one literally sparkles with joy, ;) i love how you match the rhythm of the music with all the movement, *sigh* so pretty!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dance vids are joy, aren't they? I remember watching some that came out of Club Vivid last year and I thought, HEY, why haven't I done that yet, especially given my dance background?!?! It's a mystery. But better late than never! And thank you -- I really appreciate your comment :-)
bop_radar From: bop_radar Date: August 20th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoyed this. As an Aussie I got kinda proud to see our little Strictly Ballroom featured so prominently. ;) I love that movie and all its campy kitsch glory, and it's so beautifully handled here. I love dance and one day I'd really like to make a dance vid myself. This is such a delicious example of how sumptuous they can be--all that shiny glorious movement! Mmmmm...!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strictly Ballroom is a *gem* -- I've loved it for years, and it tickled me immensely to get to showcase it. This made me feel like I had come full circle in a way, uniting the two great creative loves of my adult life (so far). You should definitely do a dance vid...it's SO fun! Thanks much for the feedback.
unlovablehands From: unlovablehands Date: August 21st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
that was so much fun. loved it!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed it!
cereta From: cereta Date: August 21st, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoyed this vid at Club Vivid. Thanks for posting it!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank YOU for the kind comment -- I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it!

(I *almost* missed it at CVV because third disk = drunk!)
raspberry_splat From: raspberry_splat Date: August 21st, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooooohhhh, this is soooooooooooo gorgeous...for the eye..and the dancer in anyone's soul. I think the combination of it's beauty, the knowledge of your dance background and my deep deep adoration for Strictly Ballroom might have almost brought a tear to my eye while watching this. I love every morsel of this...every sweep, every step...and every starry splash...it's so utterly delicious, your incredible editing wins the Grande Prix. It's exquisite. (And I can't deny that I loved seeing that Scott and Fran fill up your last frames). I am so lame talking about this...I wish I could lavish it with all the glistening adjectives it deserves, I just can't seem to be able to string them together so they sound worthy enough. I can't begin to imagine what it took to edit all these sequences from these films so flawlessly, only you and your beautiful talent could do this. I envy all those that saw this on a screen at VVC...what a piece of glory. And nobody paints it like you.

I hope we'll be able to keep our chat date. Thought lots about you having a wonderful time at VVC, and hope to hear some about it. :)

Edited at 2008-08-21 03:14 pm (UTC)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I could lavish it with all the glistening adjectives it deserves, I just can't seem to be able to string them together so they sound worthy enough.

Ooooh, well, your comment was quite delicious as far as I'm concerned -- THANK YOU! I loved making this vid, loved making it into visual candy with a heart of gold underneath...and what a change to make a vid designed to be FUN. I seriously think I have to do a Club Vivid vid every year because it will make me have so much more fun as a vidder.

(and I hope you got my email -- chat definitely still on!)
etrangere From: etrangere Date: August 21st, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous and fun!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much -- I'm thrilled you thought so!
ghost_lingering From: ghost_lingering Date: August 22nd, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strictly Ballroom! Favorite movie EVER! I love this, I love this so much, it is full of joy, thank you.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hooray, I'm glad it brought the joy for you! Thank you for the lovely comment!
luzula From: luzula Date: August 23rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that was fun! I love dancing. And it makes me want to rewatch Strictly Ballroom.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
And it makes me want to rewatch Strictly Ballroom.

Dooooo itttt :-) And thank you, I'm so pleased that you liked the vid.
kuwdora From: kuwdora Date: August 24th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG I can't believe I haven't come by to squeal about this video yet.

SO MANY VIDS. One day I will have time to timestamp squee at you because this vid is just hella awesome and omg ballroom dancing. You pull this off magnificently.

*HUGS YOU and vid!!!*
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 24th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear ya, lady! I have SO MANY vids to feedback and squee about...it's overwhelming, though in a *good* way!

I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Club Vivid was a big ball of joy and I am going to try to submit a vid for it every year because I enjoyed it so much.
counteragent From: counteragent Date: August 27th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wheeee! I loved this. I loved it when it played at CV (and it had to be awesome to catch my booze-addled, ass-shaking-focused attention!).

The sparkles were totally worth the After Effects pain. It's all about sparkles in this life, really. :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 28th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee, my drunk ass almost missed my own video! I remember you and I staring at the playlist more than once and lamenting third-disk status..."but everyone will be all drunk and passed out by then!"

Thank you! I really liked having an excuse to play with shiny things for this vid. I think I have to work sparkles into my Club Vivid project *every* year (I already have a plan for next year...it's how I'm keeping VVC alive in my heart ;)).
tieleen From: tieleen Date: September 7th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this vid and I love your lj title.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: September 7th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!! (and whee for Growing Up Cullen!)
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