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29 April 2007 @ 02:15 am
Fanvid: Blue (S3 Kara)  
I could not be more excited to unvail my second fanvid, Blue. I have been very absent from LJ lately, but hopefully the amount of work I put into this was worth it. :) I was much faster this time around, but this still took me about a month to complete. I'm actually turning it in as my final project for my Intro to New Media class, which I'll admit did help push me along to finish it. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and I hope you'll like it too! Comments would be greatly appreciated, natch. *g*

Title: Blue
Editor: beerbad (and thanks to poolsofsky for beta work!)
Music: "Blue" by A Perfect Circle [lyrics]
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Spoilers: General Season 3, clips range from 3x01 - 3x18.
Notes: This vid takes a look at Kara Thrace's very angsty journey through Season 3. There are plenty of bits also featuring Sam, Lee and Leoben for all you 'shippers. ;)


Download: PERMANENT LINK (43mb .wmv)

ETA: For those interested in how I justify doing this as an academic project, you can check out my critical appendix. Also, jarrow wrote an amazing in-depth review of this vid, which is one of the greatest compliments I could hope to receive. <3!

Edited 5/13/08 with permanent download link, courtesy of projectcyborg. xoxo!
mood: ecstaticecstatic
music: blue, forever on repeat in my head.
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AsianScaperfrogfrizz on April 29th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
The vid is so wonderfully wangsty. :) I love it. I love Starbuck though I probably don't like the writing on the show as much. Thank you for sharing!
Alice: bsg - kara - heeeeee!beerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Hehe, wangsty! Thanks. :)
fab4nadia on April 29th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
Very fine music video :) I really liked how it portrayed the evolution of Kara through S3.
Alice: bsg - kara - nakedbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment!
joamna: Starbuck - over the shoulderjoamna on April 29th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a great video! I don't watch fan videos that often, because there's just so much crap out there, but this one really isn't.
I really loved the part where the song starts eh, going a little faster, and you see Kara stabbing like crazy.
Alice: bsg - kara - photobeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad it's not crap!! Haha. But thanks, that means a lot to me. :D
- joamna on May 1st, 2007 08:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
latteaddict: Black & white Karalatteaddict on April 29th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
That was fantastic. Kara's the best character and her life is always so messed up and interesting. I thought you chose an excellent song and had great edits. I was also really impressed with your start and end titles. *goes off to watch again*
Alice: kara - against the machinebeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I love watching your vids, so I'm gald you enjoyed mine. :)
Marenmarenfic on April 29th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Fantastic-- love love love angsty Kara-centric videos and the song is great.
Alice: kara - anything but ordinarybeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Hehe, I love those kinda vids too. ;) Thanks!
mosinging1986 on April 29th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I am a new fan of BSG, and I love Kara. I loved this! I am not familiar with the song but I thought it was perfect. (I'm weird in that it's hard for me to watch videos with songs I know.)

Thanks for your work in making it. I may have to watch it a few more times to get my 'fix'!
Alice: kara - collarbone squee!beerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
Welcome to the fandom! I'm really glad the song worked for you. Thank you for taking the time to comment! :)
jarrow: bsg-starbuck/roslin_hugjarrow on April 29th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is great, honey! I can see that you've really taken strides since our promiscuous days ;-) Your love for Kara comes through loud and clear in the way you portray her here. When you first played the song for me, it was hard to envision just how it would mesh with s3 Kara, but it really works quite well and I see now what drew you to it. Be proud of this! You done good.
Alice: kara/laura - laughbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
:) :) :) :) :)

Obviously your comment and opinion mean so much to me. I'm psyched that you like it!! I think I've improved too -- it was kinda scary without you holding my hand this time, but I made it through. ;) I'm glad the song ended up working for you and that you felt the *love*. xoxo!
- jarrow on May 1st, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the kid with the bullet soul: BSG KARAexsequar on April 29th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh Alice, this is beautiful! A really touching look at everything she's gone through. Her journey has been so rocky and heartrending, and very much shaped by these three very strong men in her life. The song (which I love!) works perfectly for her. Wonderful job!

By the way, the style of the credits is AWESOME - how'd you do that?
Alice: kara - love mebeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Daww, you make me blush. :) Thanks so much for the nice words!!! And I'm glad you liked the credits, it was just an experiment. The "paint drip" is an effect Windows Movie Maker supplies for title slides, so I really shouldn't take that much credit for it. ;)
Egwenna: thumbs upegwenna on April 29th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
That is superb! The song is an excellent choice and the footage you used fits it perfectly. Good pacing, nicely edited. Arguably the best fanvid I've seen.

I hope it gets you the 'A' I think it deserves!
Alice: kara - lee wranglerbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks!! That's such a great compliment to receive. And I hope it gets me that 'A' too. ;)
- egwenna on May 1st, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cortexiphan juice box: BSG - Kara Space Cowgirlhollywoodgrrl on April 29th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Excellent job with this! I'm starting to really like this band, gonna have to find some albums. The song matched really perfectly to Kara's state of confusion. And you did such great editing work here. I really loved how you did your opening and closing credits. I dunno what it was, but it worked for me. ;)

Great job!
Alice: kara - brightbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! I'm super glad that you liked it. :D
ProgGrrl: SB - WTH is going on here?proggrrl on April 29th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Fantastic character vid. Our beloved Bucker is such an incredible character, and so much deep dark stuff happened to her this year. You really captured a lot of the major bits and piece, used a great song choice - and I too thought your open/close credits cuts were above the line in quality. Very pro!
Alice: kara - miniseriesbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
CeNedraWood: celeb : katee sackhoff : omg sexcenedrawood on April 29th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
awesome alice! i loved it!!!
Alice: bsg - katee - b&wbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Sweet, glad ya liked!
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Alice: kara - my herobeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Awesome. :) Thanks for the comment!
hoolia goolia: Kara - Sexy backboom_queen on April 29th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
OMG, I love it soooo much!!! I love the song, of course, and it's so fabulously angsty and perfect for my girl. I think my favorite part for now is the repetition of the mandala/maelstrom for "ignore the smoke". But the pacing of the clips with the lyrics and the progression of Kara throughout her S3 character arc through the whole vid is just gorgeous. Awesome awesome job.
Alice: kara - new capricabeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the great comments! And that's one of my favorite parts too. :)
williwawz: Top gun mugwilliwawz on April 30th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Nicely done vid. It's good to see people investigating just how psychologically screwed with Kara was in Season 3 and bring up less than flattering clips of teh character that IMHO are integral to understanding the character of Kara Thrace. Really Nice.
Alice: kara - mirrorbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I agree with your comments.
Kristin: starbuck/roslinpoolsofsky on April 30th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
So I've probably seen this vid more times so far than anyone other than you...but I still have to watch it every time I pass by one of the posts in my Lj. It has such an amazing feel to it, that inserts even more emotion into the scenes than was already there to begin with. And I'd say that's pretty hard to do. And yay for finishing it so quickly!
Alice: kara/laura - mommy issuesbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
Hehe. I could just yell 'thank you' at you right now from my room but I will reply with a nice comment instead. ;) I'm glad you're not sick of the vid yet!! lol. And I still want to see what kind of vids you'd come up with...
- poolsofsky on May 1st, 2007 07:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Alice: bsg - kara - new caprican potbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! I downloaded all of the S3 episodes on BitTorrent (yay for free and illegal), and ironically the quality seems to be better than the iTunes files. Each episode is 350MB in AVI format, so they're really easy to work with. You can also have a look around bsg_episodes. Good luck!
- traingeek on May 1st, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Nichelle Morgan: Let Me Outgweneth_syeira on April 30th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
amazing job
Alice: kara - s3beerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
Thanks!! I appreciate the comment.
traingeek on May 1st, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
you know i'm totally DL-ing this, right? shiny.
Alice: bsg - kara/lee - closer than mostbeerbad on May 1st, 2007 07:30 am (UTC)
Hehe, that's great to hear! And man, you really need at least one BSG icon... ;)
- traingeek on May 1st, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- traingeek on May 1st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dualbunny: Starbuck smiling - Morbideclipsedualbunny on May 1st, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Very nice work. :D I especially enjoyed how you handled the mandala imagery. You pulled together a great sense of foreboding, which I think is hard when we already know how it played out on the show. :)
Alice: bsg - kara - heeeeee!beerbad on May 1st, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I was just pimping your vids out to a friend last night, so it's awesome to hear your comments on this. I'm glad the mandala stuff worked out! :)
eektruffleeektruffle on May 2nd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Finally got it to download to watch it! I really loved the way you kind of summed out her journey through season 3 before Crossroad2. At first when you had the credits rolling pretty early I wasn't sure what to expect but I liked how you ended it with Lee putting up her photo. Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing!
Alice: kobolbeerbad on May 3rd, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank YOU for watching it and taking the time to comment! I'm glad you got to download it!
inthechurchyard on May 2nd, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
ok...that was badass
Alice: bsg - kara/sam - touchbeerbad on May 3rd, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Aww, that means a lot coming from you! xoxo!
sheepfairy: bsg - combat baby (do you miss my all tisheepfairy on May 12th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Oh, impressive! I really like the scene selection - the color is very evocative, and it helps tie it together as a whole, and I also really like the use of scenes where either she or the camera is spinning.
Alice: kara - brokenbeerbad on May 12th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) I'm glad you got to watch it!
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