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Supernatural Vid: Feeling Good
the arch of the eyebrows gives it away
I just finished my first full-length fanvid for Supernatural. And the idea for it came out of nowhere. I've got, no exaggeration, more than a dozen other songs in mind that would work for this show, and yet I came up with a Dean-centric vid set to Muse's cover of "Feeling Good." Mega Upload link

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom in the tree you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

(11/5/06: updated YSI link - http://download.yousendit.com/3766AA1C371AFFA3)

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I'm never going to be able to go to sleep, because I keep checking LJ *one last time* and getting distracted by fic. Then I see a Dean-centric video, and I'm like a raccoon with a shiney object. Oh, pretty. Must stare at.

Great vid. I love me some Dean, and this totally fit the bill. :-D

Oh, thank you so much! Yeah, the song doesn't really make sense, unless you can wrap your mind around the notion that Dean's experiences of the world are extraordinary.

That was great! If you've got a dozen different ideas, bring 'em on. I can't wait to see them.

Thanks very much! Yeah, this fandom needs to stop being so inspiring, if only so I can have a life.

Pheebs jumps around excitedly. I'll watch when I get home! I had to post just to say: I love Muse!!! Top song to pick. Can't wait to see what you did with it.

I can't wait to hear your reaction.

Oh my lord, I've twice started a post in response that my computer has crashed out of and now I can't watch and type at same time so here goes with memory: I liked it!! Great use of the song, great great song. I love it. Comments about what I liked and other wofflings:
Cuts to black between shots of Dean at start - very nice
Jump cut during pilot, boys look to her, jump cut, another look - great
Jess burning on ceiling as line goes 'sun in the sky'
Stylised Dean rescuing kid in water
Girl dives into water cuts to man being sucked down - very good.
Man, sickly Dean in Faith is pretty I have to rewatch.
From pilot again,Tape down - then sound crashes in, nice, but I thought was a millisecond off the sound crash in, though again, my computer is hardly playing tonight
Oh and Dean handles gun, I thought cut straight to Dean gets shot in asylum (which would be cool if the cut worked ok) but there's a shot in between isn't there?)
Nice cuts between family reunion in Shadows and family pictures
Great how quiet moment in song goes to the family all lit up in shadows
Jump cut again bloody Dean's face at end, nice

Oh, you're even detailed in vid responses! Awesome!

Glad you liked the opening bits before the lyrics kick in.

That's actually Mary on the ceiling, but it's interesting that both of Celine's victims in the pilot have long blonde wavy hair.

I don't think I purposely stylized/put a filter on the Dean-in-the-water scenes (I'll check when I finally get to my home computer tonight); I think it's just how the ep looks.

Yes, sickly Dean is lovely. Bruised and dimmed and just radiating sweetness.

The sound is supposed to crash in when Dean flicks the tape cover away; I wanted that little moment to have a strong beat. It synchs up for me, but sometimes my player freaks out and things stutter.

I wanted Dean's relief at finding Sam to come just before the clip of Sam shooting him, since I thought that emotional juxtaposition was more significant than the physical one of Dean holding a gun-switches to-Sam holding a gun would be.

And I'm glad the ending worked for you!

Thanks so much for the insanely lovely feedback.

Well specifics are our friend, aren't they? I am geeky about shots.

Ah mary is it, fits well with the lyrics I liked it. I get you re the shot you put in between Dean with gun/Dean gets shot - nice. That was all from memory cos my computer was being stupid. I'm sure the sound does sync, like I say it was the tiniest bit slow and I thought 'this is my player being slow!' Really lovely, hope to see more but what with your several fics (any spoilers for those by the way?) and 12 vid ideas, I don't know how you have time!!

Bruised and Dimmed Dean, lovely way of putting it ;)

Well, you already know "Lacuna" is Dean/Cassie first time around.

I'm writing a Sam-in-college fic (specifically, Sam playing college soccer) for monkiedude.

And the third is something I've got bits and pieces of, but they don't go together yet (I've got one bit of Dean thinking about Sam, one bit Sam watching Dean, and a few third-person omniscient bits about both the boys). So who knows how that one will end up.

Are you still planning on vidding?

Fics sound great, can't wait to see how the one you've got bits and pieces of gets put together.

I'm not planning on vidding, I've played about myself but I can't get it work as well as I'd like (I'm not patient/dextrous enough for these fiddly programmes) so it's just for my fun. I'd rather focus on fic and try and hone that, though I've rather dried up there too. Ah well!

I just checked, and I didn't put any filters on the clips of Dean in the water.

Fic ideas tend to come in waves for me; maybe it works that way for you too. The good part about not having any ideas is that you get to catch up on your reading. And it leaves you more time to try your hand at vidding, which can be really fun, and (trust me) doesn't require a lot of skill.

Interesting, I will have to rewatch that ep for that scene then, I hadn't noticed that before. Maybe I'll have another go at vidding ;)! Yours was very good, loved it and now I have to itune that Muse song ;)

That is exactly how it is for me, I had a week with loads of ideas, they didn't all turn into things, but a couple did. Ironically the most experimental of which (Dean Won't Tell) is probably the piece I'm the most proud of - which makes me wonder if I should go more that way next! But yes, more time to read!

So hurry up and finish another fic so I can read it ;)!!

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Dude, feel free. The song's not mine, and neither are the brothers. But thanks for the feedback. And send me a link when yours is done!

I'm sorry to bug you, but I was wondering if you had this video posted anywhere else. I can't seem to download it from MegaUpload, and I've heard such great things about your vid that I'm dying to see it!

No problem. Here's a YSI link. Will that work?

Okay, so I've finally gotten the chance to watch the vid, and I have to tell you how much I loved it! The song choice (Muse over Michael Buble) gave the piece such an off-kilter, half-excited, half-violent, edgy feel to it. Perfect for Dean and his family and most certainly for his life. I thought the clips you used fit into to both the actual lyrics and the emotions behind them, neither weighing them down or being too literal. And great pacing, too! A wonderful exploration of the show and this character.

P.S. I have your icon quote on a t-shirt. I love it!

I didn't know Michael Buble covered the song; I only know the Muse cover and the (original?) Nina Simone version. I picked Muse rather than NS because it had that harder edge. Thank you so much for your lovely comments!

I've got the shirt too! I'm kunju over at TWoP - who are you?

And I didn't know about the Nina Simone version! Although, now I'm gonna have to hunt it down like a rabid dog. The harder edge of Muse worked perfectly.

I'm kunju over at TWoP - who are you?

Oh, I'm not on TWoP. I'm just on LJ.

can you repost the video

It's in my lj scrapbook. If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll see if I still have a copy of it (my hard drive crashed a little while ago and I lost all my SPN stuff).

Hello, I was wondering if you had a current download link for this vid, please?

I'm sorry, I don't - I had a hard drive crash and never got back a copy of the vid.

Ugh, I know the pain of a hard drive crash. *hugs*

Okay, I'm going to see if I can track down a copy of this vid somewhere else in the realm of the internets, and if I am successful in my quest, I will be back to chat with you again. Thanks!

Hello again!

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to your LJ beyond the darkest pits of the internet to find the vid that you have made. And my quest was successful! \o/ Let me know if you want me to upload it for you, and I can do that when I get home tonight.

ALSO, this brings me to my next point of business:

I'm Bryn, and I'm part of the Wincon convention staff and in charge of the Wincon vid show. At the moment I'm compiling a list of all the vids that have been part of the vidshow in years past to be posted on Wincon's official website for archival purposes, and checking the links to make sure they're still active. In addition to making sure the links are active, I'm also snagging the vids for my personal enjoyment, since my hard drive crashed last year and I lost nearly everything I'd ever downloaded.

Further, Wincon 2015 is going to be the ten year anniversary of our little convention, and we're planning to have a second vid show dedicated to re-showing some of the vids from the past nine years. The plan is to run a poll a few months before the con where people can choose their favorite vids from each of the past nine shows, and the first and second favorite choices (depending on running time) will be shown in this second vid show.

May we have your permission to include your vid "Feeling Good" in the poll for the recap vid show, and if it's chosen as a favorite, show it at Wincon 2015? The poll probably won't go live until a few months before October.

Finally, I was wondering if we might also have permission to host this vid on our own webspace with a direct download link? We would still link to your LJ (or another site if you would prefer) for viewers to leave feedback, but a direct link on our archive page would make it easier for attendees to download vids from past Wincons.

Please let me know if you grant permission for either of these items. Thank you for your time!

~*~ Bryn

Edited at 2015-01-07 04:31 am (UTC)

Hi again --

Thank you so much for the offer, and for thinking of me, but I'm going to decline your offers. Good luck with the con!

I'm sorry to hear that, but we will respect your wishes.

Thanks so much for the reply! <3

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