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My first video about Buffy

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Check this out, guys! I just made my very first fanvideo. *faints*
Since I'm feeling very creative during these days, after the icons and the banner for red_satin_doll I decided to finally try to do something with movie maker.
It was difficult but I'm pretty satisfied with the result. I mean, the ending is lame and I did a basic job (Movie maker!), but still first video. And it's all dedicated to Buffy! So, if you want to look at it, there it is:




Hope it doesn't suck much. 

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ladykikuri
Feb. 20th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Honeyyy!!! <3
Non posso credere che è il primo video che fai, ti è venuto davvero bene, altro che suck. It rocks çWç
Mi piace moltissimo il brano che hai scelto ed il modo in cui accompagna le immagini, hai scelto delle sequenze molto carine ed il timing è ineccepibile.
Sei stata grande e non esagero. Continua continua continua <3 <3 <3
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Ti ringrazio, cara. Sei sempre troppo buona! >O< Sono contenta che il mio primo tentativo sia andato discretamente in porto. (Stavo scrivendo "porno", sappiloskdgsdkgjs XD)
comlodge
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:22 am (UTC)
I LOVE THIS!!! You made me cry for her. I think the song is just perfect for Buffy and you've picked some wonderful segments and matched them nicely to the lyrics. For a first go it's amazing. Look forward to more.
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you felt emotional for Buffy. It was my evil scheme XD
shapinglight
Feb. 21st, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
It doesn't suck at all. Aww, poor Buffy!
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! But in the end she will see the bright side also. :D
frelling_tralk
Feb. 21st, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
Aww, that was lovely :)
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! <3
eilowyn
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
GO YOU!
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it.
red_satin_doll
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
This is your first video? AWESOME! *WILD APPLAUSE*

The very beginning is a little slow but I can see what you're trying to do, show Buffy before she was called. (intercutting with shots of Buffy as a cheerleader in the witch or other early season activities could have been used if you give this another try.)

But about into the 45 second point it really gets going in terms of matching edits to the music and it really takes off. (I'm a fiend for that - any folks who can match edits to both lyrics and music have my respect. Quite the task!) At that point you bring in shots of Buffy in S7 and - IDK, Buffy in S7 just DOES something for me. She's hardened, a woman and a warrior, but still incredibly tender-hearted. Rather than an " iron fist in a velvet glove" as we say, she's an velvet hand in an iron gauntlet.

I would never have thought of that song for Buffy and at first I wasn't sure if it would work but then you made it seem absolutely perfect with the images. I loved the pairing of Buffy dancing with Angel at the Prom with "Dizzy dancing way you feel." I'm not a Bangel but I would never deny that Buffy loved Angel! And the image from Amends gets me teary-eyed, magical snow or not; and it fit the lyric you matched it to wonderfully.

I hope you will continue with these? It's a wonderful start and I know your editing skills will get sharper each time.

Since I'm feeling very creative during these days, after the icons and the banner for red_satin_doll

Wait, WHAT? WHAT ARE THESE THINGS YOU SPEAK OF? I haven't gotten any notifications in my box for well over a month - so all the lovely birthday greetings and prezzies I've been finding out by accident unless someone lets me know. Oh LJ, you bedevil me.

BTW, have you seen this photo Sarah posted on her twitter of Michelle Trachenberg and Seth Green visiting the set of The Crazy Ones? CUTEST THING EVER
http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2014/02/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-reunion-sarah-michelle-gellar-seth-green-michelle-trachtenberg-win-throwbac.html
kikimay
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
It was a little hard at the beginning because it's the very first time that I use Movie Maker and I was mostly intuitive about the cutting stuff and read some tutorial for the rest.

The very beginning is a little slow but I can see what you're trying to do, show Buffy before she was called. (intercutting with shots of Buffy as a cheerleader in the witch or other early season activities could have been used if you give this another try.)

The first part is slow, but in my mind I had this strong image of Hemery Buffy and that clip portrays her almost like a child (the lollipop, the little top with the daisies, the orange jacket) and I like the fact that with Restless!Buffy the colors are the same. I didn't thought about cheerleader Buffy!

But about into the 45 second point it really gets going in terms of matching edits to the music and it really takes off. (I'm a fiend for that - any folks who can match edits to both lyrics and music have my respect. Quite the task!) At that point you bring in shots of Buffy in S7 and - IDK, Buffy in S7 just DOES something for me. She's hardened, a woman and a warrior, but still incredibly tender-hearted. Rather than an " iron fist in a velvet glove" as we say, she's an velvet hand in an iron gauntlet.


You are the best Buffy's critique. She's hardened, of course, and she doesn't want to show her emotions, but she's full of love, like the First Slayer says. I hope the video shows it. She knows how painful and unfair love can be, but also she knows how to give herself to love.

I loved the pairing of Buffy dancing with Angel at the Prom with "Dizzy dancing way you feel."


I'm particularly proud of that scene because I managed to combine the phrase with what I had in mind. Tell me if the whole dance at the Prom wasn't like a princess fairytale!

I hope you will continue with these? It's a wonderful start and I know your editing skills will get sharper each time.

I enjoyed it a lot (Much more than the icons thing. I guess I don't have a gift for that XD) So hopefully I will make more videos.


Wait, WHAT? WHAT ARE THESE THINGS YOU SPEAK OF? I haven't gotten any notifications in my box for well over a month - so all the lovely birthday greetings and prezzies I've been finding out by accident unless someone lets me know. Oh LJ, you bedevil me.


Oh, you can see the stuff in the previous posts. But, as I was saying, my artwork making skills kinda suck.

I saw the picture with SMG, Michelle and Seth. They are so cute! I'm going to watch another episode of TCO just because Sarah is cute! And that a legitimate life choice, I guess.

red_satin_doll
Feb. 28th, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
She's hardened, of course, and she doesn't want to show her emotions, but she's full of love, like the First Slayer says. I hope the video shows it. She knows how painful and unfair love can be, but also she knows how to give herself to love.

Absolutely - but then I've always seen it so you're preaching to the converted here. I can see her love in the smallest acts. but judging by the response in this thread I'd say this is a success all 'round.

The way I see it, if people can't see the depths of Buffy's love, then I'll just keep talking about it until they do - and if they still don't? Well then they don't. (Their loss IMO but whatever.)

Oh, my best friend just started watching S1 and she fell in love with Buffy during WTTH! (It took me a lot longer than that.) And, she already can't stand Xander of Angel *LMAO*

Tell me if the whole dance at the Prom wasn't like a princess fairytale!

Oh absolutely - and of course it'll be ripped away soon, but how many moments like that does Buffy get in 7 years? I cried like a baby, come on. I may have been tired of "Angel angst" at that point and yet I still shipped them in a weird way - she was in love with him so I wanted him to understand that and stay for her. I wanted her to be happy. So, I'm going to begrudge her this moment? Really not. (there's enough people - within the story and without - policing Buffy's emotions and her sexuality. I'm not going to be one of them.)

They are so cute! I'm going to watch another episode of TCO just because Sarah is cute! And that a legitimate life choice, I guess.

You're talking to a 46 year old woman who still loves her stuffed bear, hon *lol* loving the cute is always a valid choice.

I'm curious, are you actually enjoying the show more? Is it improving? I have seen some clips I've enjoyed (and some I've not) and have heard some people praise it for developing multi-episode arcs - the thing about her best friend being in love with her looks really interesting and right in Sarah's wheelhouse.

But it also seems that a lot of the interest in the show comes largely from Sarah's marketing skills - her twitter feed, and thanking Buffy fans at the people's choice awards, etc. SMART lady.
kikimay
Feb. 28th, 2014 09:53 am (UTC)

Oh, my best friend just started watching S1 and she fell in love with Buffy during WTTH! (It took me a lot longer than that.) And, she already can't stand Xander of Angel *LMAO*


She's a smart lady. XD I still can see the appeal of Angel - even, if growing up, I don't see him as vampiric prince charming anymore and I can't take half of his shit when he's all in patriarchal mood - but he has some sweet moments and as first romantic interest he works a lot. Xander still gets in my nerves. XD (Mostly because he's the narrative's baby boy)

I'm curious, are you actually enjoying the show more? Is it improving? I have seen some clips I've enjoyed (and some I've not) and have heard some people praise it for developing multi-episode arcs - the thing about her best friend being in love with her looks really interesting and right in Sarah's wheelhouse.


I think so. I think that the show is improving. Eventually I will make a post about it. (I was thinking about making a post for The Crazy Ones and True Detective, which are the new things I'm following) But, anyway, Simon (Robin Williams) is much more mingled with the rest of the characters and the gang is kinda cute. I like all the main characters. Also even SMG's hair is improved - she cut it a little and it looks good.
Still, it's not the best show in TV and the emotional moments are kinda cheesy and too constructed. In the last episode there was an emotional moment for the characters and even though SMG and RB were good I don't think he worked out so much. We're supposed to feel super invested for these characters but it just doesn't happen. :/
chasingdemons
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
This was really beautiful! I love the song choice, too.
kikimay
Feb. 25th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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