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I made this vid for the July LVI island contest. Basically, we had to use one character's flashback to show how it reflect the character's action on the island. I chose Charlie (duh!!) and try to show how his flashback explains his behavior on the island, especially his attachment to Claire and Aaron. 

This vid was really difficult to make since it's hard to explain something only with images... Because of that, I had to use something I don't really like in a vid - audio clips and captions... I hope it worked, however I don't think I'll do very well in the contest... I seen some of the other entries and the vids are, well, to say it bluntly, better than mine! But if someone understands Charlie better with this than my job is done! 

ETA: Maybe it wasn't so bad afterall because I won 2nd place!!!

 



So here it is... Let Down (Using my favorite song from my favorite band - Radiohead)

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And a big thank you to jellyfrog for the great graphic!!

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cylune9
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much Michelina! I made you love Charlie even more? Then my job is done. I liked the audio part also, even if I'm not usually crazy about that device (unless it's in a trailer vid) but I'm satisfied with it. There was a lot more audio clips I wish I could have used but there was waves sounds and music in the background so it didn't feel right. :(. Thanks so much again!!
pacejunkie
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
I don't think I saw the final version of this. I'm dowloading it over my old one to be sure. I love all the effects you put over the final scenes when he starts to act out and misbehave. It's really symbolic of the way he comes undone. This was a very hard video to do but I think you did a great job telling the story. I think it's very clear (and sad too). Good luck with the contest!
cylune9
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Nah, you saw the final version... since I was going on vacations, I didn't really had time to refine it more. ;(. I'm really proud of the final special effects too. I'm going to use that technique again, for sure!
jellyfrog
Aug. 3rd, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
I agree with pace about how the special effects add to the symbolism... There's that part where he's pulling his hood up and it goes in and out of focus -- it really felt like he was struggling to stay in control. It's a great video! The song has really grown on me too. I'm sure I'll end up downloading it...

And you're welcome about the graphic! Although now that I look at it again, it's giving me a little bit of motion sickness. :P ;)
cylune9
Aug. 3rd, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot jelly! I get chills every time I listen to that song, especially around the 3:12 mark. The climax in that song is the best I've ever heard. Radiohead is the best band in the world!!!
jellyfrog
Aug. 5th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, man! They only have like three songs on iTunes and that's not one of them. Darn.
cylune9
Aug. 7th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'll send you the file. You're way too honest jelly. ;)
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