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New Dexter music video: I Am The Drug (VVC Premieres)
I Am The Drug

Title: I Am The Drug (download here)
Fandom: Dexter; spoilers for all of S2
Music: I Am The Drug by Ed Harcourt
Stats: DivX (45.8MB) and WMV (24.8MB), 3:04
Yes, he has an addiction.

My Premieres show vid for Vividcon 2008 -- SO HAPPY that my Dexter S2 project can finally be set freeeeeeee! Fly Dexter vid, fly away! Thanks much to the adorable obsessive24 for the beta.


Oh, of course he has an addiction, just not the one poor Rita corners him into admitting. And the Dark Passenger? The DP thinks 12-step programs are HI-larious.

Lyrics:
Once I was a shadow of a man
Most dark nights my head was in its hands
I begged God to cure my aching limbs
But he did nothing, he gave me no advice
Didn't this God abandon Jesus Christ?
Oh, if it comes to you, I'll die for your sins

I am the drug that you've been waiting for
An urgent craving you cannot ignore
I am the fix that you come back for more
I am the drug

Bring out the dead, I'll show them how to live
Free their souls and watch them slowly drift
Like feathers of a wounded bird
I was wrapped up in a wooden box
Ball and chain, head out on the block
Oh, I wonder if you could say the final word?

I am the drug that you've been waiting for
An urgent craving you cannot ignore
I am the fix that you come back for more
I am the drug

This is not a flash, a figment of your imagination
I am much more than a first degree of separation
Without me all the lines of reality will blur
The walls will breathe, close in like some forgotten curse

I am the drug that you've been waiting for
An urgent craving you cannot ignore
I am the fix that you come back for more
I am the drug

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kuwdora From: kuwdora Date: August 17th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
<3 you.

chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right back 'atcha :-) I'm missing VVC *so* hard!
missyvortexdv From: missyvortexdv Date: August 17th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Fab!

Gods I've been missing this fandom and your vids are the best. :D
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you, that's so kind of you! I finished this ages ago and was really dying to release it...must keep raising the profile of this show!
fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: August 17th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, vid! Loved it.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
From: cibby Date: August 17th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

BRILLIANT!!!

Amazing! Just awesome and amazing and such a perfect song. I've had to watch several times and I know I'll add this one to my regular "vids" rotation! Awesome awesome awesome. You rock.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BRILLIANT!!!

Yay, it makes me so happy to know that you loved it!
rae1013 From: rae1013 Date: August 17th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love! Love! Love!

Perfect analogy. Solid editing and storytelling. Plus that song is fabulous. I *heart* this vid. Will be rec'ing it like mad. =)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow -- I'm honored that it's rec-worthy! Thanks very much for the feedback!
subtle__sarcasm From: subtle__sarcasm Date: August 17th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
So so amazing. And it reminds me that I desperately need to re-watch S2.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you bunches! I need the new season already, I'm telling you.
sekkie From: sekkie Date: August 17th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this. Love, love, love it. It's such a prefect meddling of narrative and visuals, and what poor Dexter is all about!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It makes me so happy to know that you loved it!
kiki_miserychic From: kiki_miserychic Date: August 18th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Free their souls and watch them slowly drift

Oh yeah, Dexter is most certainly an addict in all his fucked up glory. Your editing with the drums and the vocals is killer (no puns here, no sir). The colors are all over the place, yet tight and perfect. It's all on the right side of weird. The flare of the sun is very cool, as are the time toggles, long holds, and morphy transitions. So much of it is in his eyes, which you make use of wonderfully. There's interesting play in the movement that makes things so lively.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Free their souls and watch them slowly drift

I really appreciate all of the details you noted! The drum editing was particularly fun, I have to say...the song has a very staccato and in-your-face feel and I wanted the editing to reflect it. Thank you so much!
milly From: milly Date: August 18th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved this vid so much. I don't watch the show, but it's definitely more than enough to make me go 'Damn, why the hell am I *not* watching this show?'. I need to rewatch it again (and again and again), but I adored the pacing of this and the editing. Loved the intro too, really set up the vid (I feel like I would have gotten it anyway, but it really set everything together).
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you kindly! If it makes you curious about Dexter at all, then WHEE, I'm thrilled!
sugarsyringe From: sugarsyringe Date: August 18th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is amazing!
Really, thank you so much for sharing! :)
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, thank you! I'm so happy you liked it and really appreciate that you took the time to tell me so :-)
mranderson71 From: mranderson71 Date: August 19th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
This would have to be my favourite ever Dexter vid thus far, although I hadn’t heard the song before. It suits Dexter & his second season shenanigans perfectly! And using the scene at the beginning to segue into the song was also perfect.

Your jump cuts, time toggles & zooms - together with the way it was paced were completely composed of awsm & just kept me rivited the whole way through. It’s definitely lit a fire under my ass to get started on the one Ive been meaning to do.

Sublime.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
(your icon! *points* so perfect!)

Wow, thank you for the high praise! And if it in any way helps to spawn a new Dexter vid from you, then hoo-freakin-ray...the world needs more Dexter vids!!
jhava From: jhava Date: August 19th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a beautiful character study of Dexter. I'm in awe of the song choice and the editing. Talk about exquisitely done. Thank you for creating this vid.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 22nd, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your kind comment! The song was one I knew long before Dexter S2 and it was a real head-slap moment when I finally put them together...I'm just glad I did in time to make this for Vividcon.
bop_radar From: bop_radar Date: August 20th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhhh, new Dexter vid! I pounced on this as soon as I saw it. It was so exciting to see such a sophisticated exploration of Season 2 Dexter. And wow, I'm just totally blown away by your technical control and particularly your use of (and creation of) movement in this vid. It feels so tightly controlled--just like Dexter's approach to his addiction. He tries to keep it all neat and clean and tied down but it surges out of him--I love that ambiguity and this vid captures it perfectly.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so happy you liked it and truly appreciate your comments about it! I worried, actually, about the sophistication of the vid, feared that maybe it was too simple. And thanks for your remarks about the movement! The song has such a careening, almost carnival-like feel and I wanted to make the source have those surges...thrilled that you responded to that :-)
talitha78 From: talitha78 Date: August 21st, 2008 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, Dexter (the show) creeps me the hell out, and while this vid was playing during Premieres, I had to close my eyes during the bloody bits. But on second viewing in the hotel room on a small computer screen, I found the vid much more accessible. There's no denying that the editing is masterful; there's a wonderful sense of movement throughout, and I LOVE the voiceover section at the beginning. The other standout moments were the blood spatters against the white wall that make it look like he is painting with blood. Fantastic!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, you braved it again even though the show creeps you? That's too kind! Thank you -- I appreciate your feedback all the more. I seriously don't know why Dexter doesn't freak *me* out...as a rule I never watch horror/gore, so I truly don't know why the show doesn't hit those buttons for me.
aurora_84 From: aurora_84 Date: August 21st, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, this was incredibly cool!!
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: August 23rd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, I'm glad you thought so! Thank you!
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