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Video - Clothes Of Sand

I made this video for Cappy (

falafel_fiction) using her song suggestion. We must have similar music taste because I love Nick Drake too! Thank you so much because I've always wanted to do a Sayid vid but I could never find a song that fitted...

I wanted to do a Sayid character study but it turned out a little more shippy than I expected with all the Nadia I included. Sometimes you have an idea in mind but the vid has a life of its own and rudely decides to tell another story. I hate when that happens. :-( I hope I did Sayid justice though.

Thank you so much for all the advices and suggestions Cappy. I tried to make all the changes you suggested but I'm not sure I achieved the 80/20 Flashback/Island mix you wanted (I hope you're not too disappointed).

My experience with graphics lead me to experiment a little with textures... I wanted the vid to have a granny feel to go with the 'sand' theme. I really liked how it came out. I'll use that technique again for sure!

 

 


Graphic by[info]jellyfrog



 

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jellyfrog
Apr. 1st, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Sayid graphic!!! Yay, fun! :) Did you have anything in mind?

And have I told you how beautiful this vid is? Beautiful song, tragic story... I love Sayid/Nadia. Watching this makes the whole Shayid thing seem even more wrong. What were they thinking? I love the woman in Enter 77 too (I can't remember if she had name now). She was amazing. I liked how you cut back and forth between her and Nadia; it emphasized how painful it must have been for Sayid to face her, whether he really tortured her or not.
cylune9
Apr. 1st, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for the nice comment and thank you so much for the graphic! I'm looking forward to seeing it!!

Watching this makes the whole Shayid thing seem even more wrong.

ITA. I really, really liked Shannon but her romance with Sayid seemed so wrong to me. That's why I didn't include Shannon at all in this vid. And maybe that's why Daire annoys me more than all the other Claire cult ships out there. It would be another instance of setting up an epic love story just to have the male character go for the cute young blond. I'm so glad that's not where they're going with Desmond. I love him and Penny too much. ♥
cylune9
Apr. 1st, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Did you have anything in mind?

I hate that we can't edit livejournal posts! argh! I had nothing in mind... I trust you completely. :)
jellyfrog
Apr. 1st, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
I hate that too. When I've really screwed something up I've deleted the whole comment and started over again, seething over the fact that the person is going to get two emails and wonder what the heck I'm doing. Oh well.

I'm off to watch the vid ten more times until I'm sure I have a feel for it. :D I like that it's mostly flashback scenes. You put it in chronological order again, didn't you? I love it when you do that. :)
cylune9
Apr. 1st, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
Maybe I should delete and re-send too. It's no big deal to receive two e-mails anyway.

You put it in chronological order again, didn't you? I love it when you do that. :)

Oh, you noticed! :D :D Yeah, I did! It's kind of an obsession. Biggest challenge would be to put Jack's flashbacks in chronological order. (we got the wig to help, I guess!)
falafel_fiction
Apr. 1st, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
IMPLODES!!!

Thank you so much, cylune!! The changes you have made are absolutely perfect. I must say this is the first Sayid vid that has ever really got to the heart of his character for me. I love how you blended his past life with little island flashes of Sayids cat and Nadias photograph. It balanced everything beautifully. The Nadia/Sayid shipping worked very well with the song lyrics. I really didn't care for the Sayid/Shannon ship either (even though I'm a big Shan fan).

Naveen is sooo dreamy, gorgeous and angsty in this video. I just love it! Thanks for dedicating it to me. I'm off to watch it about 10 more times...

cylune9
Apr. 1st, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
awwww!!! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it! I'm so afraid when I do a video for someone that they'll end up disappointed. :) Thanks again for all the suggestions - you were right, it does balance the story more.

Naveen is sooo dreamy, gorgeous and angsty in this video.

*sigh* hmmmm. Yes he is. Yes he is indeed. And not only in this video.
falafel_fiction
Apr. 2nd, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
I forgot to say this before but I love the grainy texture. The whole thing has a very Arabian feel.

I very much like the Sayid/Nadia connection but I think it is actually quite different from the Desmond/Penny relationship. Sayid/Nadia were never lovers. They could have been lovers but they never got the chance. Now they are truly lost from each other, nothing but a memory to each other. The lyrics "Something has taken you so far from me" are very fitting. I don't think that Sayid and Nadia will ever meet again (though I strongly believe Desmond and Penny will be reunited). I think that the words on Nadias photograph "You'll see me in the next life, if not in this one" will (sadly) hold true.

Thanks again for this video! I can't wait for your Chesmond vid but I can understand you waiting for more clips.

cylune9
Apr. 3rd, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Yes, you're quite right about the Sayid/Nadia connection different than the Des/Penny one. Nadia was almost surreal.

And I have this depressing feeling that Sayid is not going to make it alive when the show will end. He's too much of a tragic figure... but if it happens, lets hope it's going to be in the final episode.

I can't wait for your Chesmond vid but I can understand you waiting for more clips.

And I cannot wait to start!!!! argh!!!! I want the season to be over so I can start but then again, I don't want the season to end. Catch-22 perhaps? ;)
falafel_fiction
Apr. 3rd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think Sayid is the one out of my favourite characters who I will have to see die at some stage. He really is too tragic to survive. I'm confident Hurley, Claire, Desmond and Sun will pull though. You never can tell with Charlie, but I think if he survives the prophecy then he deserves to make it till the end.

After 'Catch-22' sounds like a good idea to me. It sounds like that ep is going to be packed full of Chesmond moments!
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