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New Farscape music video: Rhapsody In Green
Title: Rhapsody In Green
Fandom: Farscape; Green Eyed Monster (3.08) episodic
Music: Cheers Darlin' by Damien Rice
Stats: WMV, 42.6MB (zipped), 4:06
Wherein hardware insertion is a wedding (of sorts) and John is sure as hell not throwing rice.

Jealousy and wedding metaphors...song and concept both a bit left-of-center, which is right where I enjoy them ;) If you happen to know the song, you'll notice that it has been edited quite a bit (cropped significantly and sped up ever so slightly -- so slightly that nobody would have noticed if I hadn't just mentioned it). The original is close to six minutes long and there was just no way, no how.

I'll do notes later, but this is mostly long fades, straight cuts, very few overlays (I only had two video tracks! Is unprecedented!) and lots of playing with internal motion. The green masking of stills is an obvious effect component; less obvious, maybe, are multiple instances of speed ramping (via time remapping in AE) and one manipulated shot involving portholes (which hopefully just looks like a crossfade and not the snarly mess it actually was).

If you're a member of the Terra Firma forum and prefer to comment there, the link is: Rhapsody In Green thread @ TF

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2 comments or speak!
fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: May 1st, 2006 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
This is really excellent (all your work is though). You're right I would have never noticed the song was edited had you not just mentioned it.
chasarumba From: chasarumba Date: May 1st, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! The chopping of the song is really obvious if you know it, but the speed-up is definitely very slight...only about 5% faster because I wanted to tighten the tempo just a wee bit. Playing with audio is fun :)
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