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Firefly music video:

POSTED BY: ELRIKA
UPDATED: Monday, January 16, 2006 07:27
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Monday, January 9, 2006 8:41 AM

ELRIKA


Hy guys !

I am a new member of this forum and a "fresh" Firefly fan :)
I saw Serenity by accident and loved it, and afterwards i found out it was based on a series called "Firefly". I saw it and, of course LOVED it !
So, as we ( me and eddea2001 - co-author of the vid ) are not strangers to the music vids scene, we thought we'd vid this amazing series :).

So, here it is: http://www.avenuepotter.com/~elrika/Firefly-Help-Me.wmv - the song is called "Help Me" and it is performed by Nick Carter. ( there have been some slight problems with the server lately...hope it works fine now )

Hope you'll enjoy it and i appologise in advance if i posted this in the wrong section ^_^

Cheers !


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Monday, January 9, 2006 8:49 AM

GYPSYLIFE


That was SO good! I loved it. Great editing. Can you link more of your vids? You HAVE to do more...please? What program do you use? I really enjoyed it.

"See this is another sign of your tragic space dementia, all paranoid and crochety. Breaks the heart." -Mal

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Monday, January 9, 2006 9:13 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Welcome to the site & the fandom Elrika! Glad to have you aboard.

Great vid! Looking forward to seeing more of them.

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Monday, January 9, 2006 9:19 AM

PSOLARIS


Very shiny indeed!! Good job!

Welcome to the boards Elrika!! Hope to see you stick around, and especially posting more videos!

Psolaris

"Ten percent of nuthin' is...let me do the math here...nuthin' into nuthin'...carry the nuthin'"

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Monday, January 9, 2006 10:49 AM

SHOOTO


cool...nice job-

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Monday, January 9, 2006 11:11 AM

MOSTSKILLZ


cool!!

Check out my blog!
http://wongblogger.blogspot.com

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Monday, January 9, 2006 11:11 AM

HISTORY


Excellent

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 3:47 AM

ELRIKA


Thank you very much for your words guys :)

You are a great community, and I'm glad you enjoyed it ^_^


Cheers!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 4:12 AM

CHYNA


That was awesome!! Great job! I love how it's put together. Where did you get all those clips? Please keep them coming. Do you take requests? LOL!! I'm making you sound like a DJ here.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:49 AM

DANIELFYRE


I just watched the vid. I have to say spot on with the editing. Usually I watch fan videos and I'm like ok a cut there woulda been good...oh that transition sucked. Halfway through yours I just stopped and forgot all the technical stuff 'cause the video was exactly what I wanted to see. I forgot I was watching a fan creation and just enjoyed the vid, very few things make me do that. Hats off to you I would love to see more.

-Dan

Ain't that just shiny?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 11:31 AM

SHINYJOE


Having a few problems getting it right now, keeps telling me the server reset whilst loading.

Will keep trying though

I want to be the UK's Joss Whedon and currently have a project at www.zerobudgetmovie.com - Currently looking for cast and crew.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 6:57 AM

ELRIKA


Thanx guys, you are very sweet :)

@SHINYJOE - here's an alternate download location http://elrika.xhost.ro/ ( after you've downloaded the archives you must delete ".rar" from the name of the first archive ), hope this one works for ya :)

Cheers!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:11 AM

HERA


Beautiful!

You know how some songs are? You think to yourself, "Wow. I could'na said it better. This is exactly how that/I feel(s)." That whole empathy thing. Your video did that for me visually, in seeing through River's mind's eye. Thank you for this!

-db

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:24 AM

JOBI


That was freakin Shiny!!! I loved it Ive watched it about a dozen times.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:38 AM

GLOBLABSURDITY


Great Job! Absolutely Fabulous--& thanks so much for sharing. Welcome aboard.

*Never judge a book by it's movie*
*The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs it, leaving on the canvas a less dark,less sharp version of the truth*--D.Koontz (Forever Odd)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:19 AM

LOCRAY


part 9 doesn't work to download for me :/

Edit: Worked now... strange ^^ well, don't complain when it works, just be happy and shut up :)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:21 AM

GAZERBEAM


That was way cool. I normally stay away from pop-y music like that, but gorram it, the video rocked

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:55 AM

DARKLIGHTER9


Way to make a gorram entrance!

Awsome choice of song and clips, i was hopeing that there would be the "my turn" bit in it as soo as I saw the vid was based around River well catured and edited top marks!

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"its clear that the only way around this is to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes and sing the firefly theme very loudly" a friend of mine talking about a cirtain scene in the BDM

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:54 AM

WILDHARE


Bloody shiny mate...

Can I put in a request to have a video dedicated to Wash?That would rock!

Keep up the good work... amazing stuff really.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 2:09 PM

MIMA


I thought it was brilliant, in both the british and american form of the word.

In the interest of friendly critical response, the only thing i'd volunteer is the video timing of the final 30 seconds. I'd drop the last flash of serenity topdown, for a longer shot of river at the controls as the last image. perhaps put in the image of her gathering her knees up and smiling sweetly back at mal before his speech, then mal, then her at the controls (even though i think that image is before his speech). if you want a shot of serenity as the final, perhaps you could drop the last moonsuit shot- can't see her face anyway.

now *that* is what i call appreciatin' river!
welcome~

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:50 PM

SHINYJOE


I got to see it now and I loved it.

What software did you use to do it and was it done on a Mac or PC?

I've just started my second and final year at film school and I would be really happy to pass that over as my final project, it was great how the music worked with the visuals, shown right from the start when River opens her eyes.

I think I'll take it in to college to show one of my tutors, he's always trying to get this over to us and this would be a great example (if that's ok with you).

If you hadn't got the message yet - I love it!





I want to be the UK's Joss Whedon and currently have a project at www.zerobudgetmovie.com - Currently looking for cast and crew.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006 2:49 AM

UNSARDONIC


Hi Elrika

Looks like you've made the browncoats all shiny & whatnot. I wonder if you have an mp3 conversion of your video as, my 5-year old Mac just is not impressed by .wmv's... turns up its nose & gets all snooty when they're around, so I can't see it on my current eqipment

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Thursday, January 12, 2006 5:33 AM

JERRYT


Very nice!

JerryT
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"I'll be in my bunk"

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Thursday, January 12, 2006 5:40 AM

THOLO


good job

i would like to see a firefly/serenity super trailer like the one on the return of the king
dvd. start with the 1st pilot and all the way to the end of BDM.

that would be cool.



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Thursday, January 12, 2006 5:55 AM

CYBERSNARK


Finally saw it (this computer can't play vid files, so I had to download, then carry to another computer, then come back here to post). Wow. That's just awesome!

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Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:13 AM

ELRIKA


Thank you very much for your words guys !

@ SHINYJOE - It's done on PC using Sony Vegas,
Adobe Premiere & Virtual Dub.
Wish you the very best of luck at the film school. Show it to whoever you like amigo ( credits untouched ^_^ )

@ WILDHARE - Wash is very cool :)

@ UNSARDONIC - You can try and use this converter here
http://www.kaisakura.com/Forty-Two_DVDVX_Plus.html ( i think you can use the demo version, not sure though, and be sure NOT to compress the sound, cose it usually goes out of sync when compressing both sound and video at the same time...well, at least in Windows softwares it does :) )
Or you can use this player here:
http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/ ( not sure about this one either, but you can give it a try )


@ MIMA - 10x for the post :)
Some of the things we pay extra atention to when
making a vid are story and continuity. We try to
make our vids for both fans of the movie/series
"and" for people that haven't seen the show we vid. At some time when we were making this vid, the scene where River gathers her knees and smiles, was exactly where you sugested it should be, but, after carefull examination of what that scene suggests exclusively in the vid's context, we decided it doesn't fit the vid's story, as it would've extended a bit too far the relationship between River and Mal.
The very last scene is meant to "close the circle" (is my english very VERY bad..? please tell me guys ^_^) and keep the pacing with the fading song.
The last moonsuit shot is there for both visual & story continuity reasons, The viewer does not see who she floats to ( which is very appropriate ), but seeing her happy and calm expression, there's no doubt that she is someplace safe, away from the madness.
Now, about the lower quality of some of the scenes (especially some darken ones) it's because i didn't use a Lossless format for rendering the scenes ( for lack of space ) and the quality of the Crominance and Luminance isn't quite as it should be :)

Thanx again for your posts guys, you're great !

Cheers !

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Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:36 PM

FELIX276


That video was fantastic; thank you for sharing it!


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Friday, January 13, 2006 10:37 AM

SYTEM


I'm new to this forum as well so wassup everyone? Elrika, your video is gorram awesome! I have a request though. Do you think you can make one about Mal with Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" as the music? I think that song is pretty good for Mal. =)

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Friday, January 13, 2006 11:25 AM

KOMELION


In a word. Shiny.

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Well, here I am.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:14 AM

MRBEN


Just thought I'd add my voice to those congratulating you on an excellent piece of work.

You've done great work matching the video to the music, and I like some of the filtering you've done on sections of the visuals - adds a definite feeling of polish to the final result.

mrben

"Carpe Aptenodytes"
http://www.jedimoose.org

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Monday, January 16, 2006 7:27 AM

CHARLENE


This is soo beautiful! I almost started to cry... And the song fits so well...

I love it! Thank you very much for sharing this with us!

I am 94% like River.

You scored as River Tam.

The Fugitive. You are clever and dangerous, which is a nasty combination.
The fact you are crazy too just adds to your charm.
They did bad things to you, but you know their secrets.
They will regret how they made you.

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