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10 February 2008 @ 11:16 am
Vid: Handle with care  
I'm going to view and post on the latest FNL episode later today, but meanwhile I have a vid for you...

Title: Handle with care (cover by Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins)
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Description: ensemble cast vid
Download: direct download (23 MB) or streaming on YouTube
Notes: This vid is dedicated to my fellow FNL fans on LJ. Season 1 was probably the most perfect season of television I've ever watched--not one flat episode. In comparison, there's been somewhat of a Season 2 malaise, however this show still has more heart and soul in one five-minute block then most of the shows out there manage in a whole episode. So I set myself a challenge: to construct a vid using footage from just the latest three episodes. It was amazing how much I had to leave out!

The vid's unbetaed and deliberately left a bit rough, since I was pushing myself to complete it in one week. The downloaded footage is a bit grainy when there's lots of movement. And yes, I do hope to make some more polished FNL vids one day.

For those of you not already watching this amazing show, please consider watching the vid to see what you're missing! ;) And if you like the vid OR the show, at all, please PLEASE sign this petition to save it.
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: busybusy
ez_as_pi on February 10th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
LOVE!!!!! This was awesome Boppy!

I adore this show...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Roslin Kara yaybop_radar on February 10th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Cool! Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Allisonfrolicndetour on February 10th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
I need to get to a computer which can view this, which may take a while. grrrr. But I wanted to say I've really been enjoying your meta posts and the last episode is AMAZING. Please not the very last!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL threesomebop_radar on February 10th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Aha, I'm busily signing petition! I'll be heartbroken if the show gets ditched. There are so many open plot threads! It's even worse that if it had ended at the end of Season 1 (which seemed very likely at the time). Hopefully-not-last meta post on the way. ;)
wisteria: fnl - coach and mrs. coach - hugwisteria_ on February 10th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Ooh, will you update when it's available for streaming? I'm using my school laptop while my own is being repaired, and it won't let me install the Xvid codecs. Can't wait to see the vid!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee collapsedbop_radar on February 10th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
I will! Stage 6 is not my friend today. :( I think it's down for maintenance or something. Hopefully not too long.
serenography: FNLcoachserenography on February 10th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
I love you! A FNL video from you makes my night. That song really ties in well with this show. I know that song, but I never heard that version of it. You really did a great job with your scene selections too. I'm so glad you watch this show, it doesn't get nearly the love it deserves. In fact, I'm worried that it might not be coming back.

I have to disagree with the "baby you're adorable" shot of Grace though. That baby looks like an alien. We make fun of her all the time at my house. I know, it's evol.. but dayum that's one bug-eyed baby! *g*

Thanks, boppy!

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kacey squeeee!bop_radar on February 10th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I'm glad you feel the song suits the show. I love this cover--it's got some very talented singers/musicians on it--and it always makes me think of FNL.

I have signed one petition and will hunt out others--I really hope we haven't seen the last of it.

And you're not alone in finding Gracie odd looking. queenofthorns was saying the same thing to me the other day. I'm afraid I must be missing the regular baby cuteness-identification gene or something because I find her quite sweet but most babies kinda icky. ;)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL threesomebop_radar on February 11th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Talitha: disprove woman yellow strawtalitha78 on February 10th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really enjoyed that. The flow is fantastic.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Belle and Sebastianbop_radar on February 11th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) I work on my flow. *nods*
rhiannonhero: Leaf  Girl by colourheartrhiannonhero on February 11th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
This was beautiful. God, I love this show. I'm bummed to find out they might cancel it. Nooooooooo!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Matt Saracenbop_radar on February 11th, 2008 09:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!
And yeah, I really hope the show makes it through.
Allison: kara-smilefrolicndetour on February 13th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Aw, I finally got to see it and I love it! Great song choice. Please don't cancel it, NBC! At least let them finish the season!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on February 13th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I knoowww, it's too sad that it might be over! They should finish the season.
Dualbunny: vids yay!dualbunny on February 15th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that's only three episodes? I never would have guessed that, it feels so complex!

Loved all the continued movement connecting the clips--it made your mood changes back and forth between joyous and angsty so fluid. And I think that sums up what I enjoyed the most about this. It covered the whole gamut of emotions over and over, and each time the tone changed, it felt completely natural. :}

Oh, and you asked about the clip weirdness and Java Jive. I did see again, but I'm really thinking it might be something on my end. It's the most noticeable to me on clips like, near the beginning (0:10) with the waitress, and the one of the coffe maker (0:15) and Lois. Unless the video is pausing on purpose there. But it didn't quite line up on the beats, so I think it's the weirdness again. Seriously though, if no one else sees it, it's gotta be on my machine. And it's not like it keeps me from enjoying them. ;D

Edited at 2008-02-15 05:54 am (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL silhouettebop_radar on February 15th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I never would have guessed that, it feels so complex!
Thank you! :) It's such a great ensemble show--it gave me buckets to work with, and I got a kick out of deliberately restricting myself to three eps.

Loved all the continued movement connecting the clips
Yay! Thanks--I had a lot of fun with that, and i'm really glad it resulted in a natural emotional journey--that was an important goal when I was vidding multiple characters to the one song.

Thanks for the f/b on Java Jive, but yeah, it does sound like it's an isolated thing as others are finding it fine. How curious! Perhaps it will clear up over time? *randomly hopeful about the mysteries of these things*
V.: Friday Night Lightsaurora_84 on February 17th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
This was absolutely fantastic! You managed to show all reasons I love FNL - go you!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL silhouettebop_radar on February 17th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm delighted it captured what you love about the show.
rhiannonhero: FNL Small Wonders Coach & Mrs by omicapprhiannonhero on July 17th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
I just came back to re-watch this one. It remains one of my absolutely favorite FNL vids. Actually, it is my favorite. I think of it a lot, actually, because it encapsulates all of the characters so well and what I love about the show.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL silhouettebop_radar on July 20th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
Wow! Thanks so much. It delights me that this little vid of mine has become a favourite for you. It's such a great show.
chasa: fnlltschasarumba on July 18th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
You so literally "handle with care" all of these wonderful characters and their stories, weaving them together in a balanced way. I am totally shocked that this is just three episodes worth of material! It seems so full! Which is a testament to your storytelling and how rich a show FNL is (as you said, more heart and soul in five minutes than most shows could ever hope for).

I especially love the bits with Buddy and Santiago -- their storyline nearly broke my heart. And holy cow, the "in daycare centers and at schools" line...what a great match there, using Tami and Gracie! I fully enjoyed this and thanks for making it :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL girlsbop_radar on July 20th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm still surprised it's from only three eps too. ;) And honestly I *did* leave out a lot! There's such a wealth of material in this show.