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Song: Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums - A Perfect Circle
Characters: dolls&handlers
Summary: "It's easy to become attached to your assigned active. The fact is, it's necessary. But don't think of them as children...think of them as pets..." - Dominic (ep 1-8)
Download: (67MB) link

This is my first Dollhouse vid and as much as I wanted to start with a Paul&Mellie vid I just couldn't find the right song so I made this one while I search.
(and I decided to save the kind offer to do beta from [ profile] mfirefly10 for Paul&Mellie vid :) )

I made this vid very fast (for my and played a lot with effects...and I'm not sure that was a good thing...but, there is only one way to learn.

This one being my third dark and depressive vid, I just wanted to finish it and move on to something light and happy :D but then I remembered Mourn the Fallen challenge at

Date: 2009-05-03 11:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I made this vid very fast (for my and played a lot with effects...and I'm not sure that was a good thing...but, there is only one way to learn.

Dude. Seriously, this is your best vid yet. You followed your instincts on it and you have very good instints. My first reaction to about the first 20 seconds was, "Must. Download. NOW!"

How did you do that ghosting effect, where someone was lowering their arm and that action repeating a few times, one on top of the other, until they meshed back up?

If you haven't posted this at [ profile] dollhousevideos, WHY THE FRAK NOT? :)

Date: 2009-05-03 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I did post it there too ;)

And thanks :D It seems like the faster I make them the better they turn out. But going fast has it's downside. Now I can see that I made some little mistakes. Hopefully everyone will think of them as another

If you think about that effect when she's dropping the phone - I copied the same clip, one above the other in 3 video tracks, lowered transparency in 1st and 2nd (hold your mouse at the top of the clip, click left and pull down - you should see a little line moving down and that's transparency level), moved them to the right so they would start later from the clip in the primary track. Then (I think) I cut the ending of the first one (so it would be the same length as the clip on the main track) and I cut the other a little less and then fastened it so the ending would be at the same time as the ending of the clip in the primary track.
I was experimenting, moving clips a lot so I think that's the way I made

Date: 2009-05-03 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved this. The effects were great. Did you use windows movie maker? I wish I could do that stuff. Mine are still basic, havent learned all the ropes yet. I can't wait to see what you do for the Mourn the Fallen..

Date: 2009-05-03 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks :)
I use Sony Vegas Pro 8 but I'm still learning too. Not just how to make effects but how to use them in the right place and find the right measure.
Anyway, I believe that the song and combination of clips make one vid beautiful. Effects can make a vid that has that better or ruin it completely.

Date: 2009-05-05 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is really great! Wonderful story telling, bringing in the fantastic ensemble cast, and tackling the big questions of the show. Great vid.

Date: 2009-05-06 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I always seem to express myself better with vids :)


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