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11 November 2009 @ 09:19 pm
Vid: Capital G  
Title: Capital G
Fandom: True Blood, Eric/Godric
Artist: NIN
Warnings: very graphic violence, sexual themes, amorality, death, vampirism, Vikings
Spoilers: for Season 2
Access vid: via direct download (50MB) or streaming at YouTube or BAM or Blip
Thanks: to supacat for bringing her A-game

Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: amusedamused
sevenswells: Oh my Godricsevenswells on November 11th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)

Viewtiful! *0* And sexay! At long last, a fanvid that honors the couple that is featured, and how I luuuuuurrrve it!

Oh, Eric... Oh, Godric...

Thank you for this.
sevenswells: Oh my Godricsevenswells on November 12th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Okay I've re-watched it ten thousand times, and I love it more and more and girl, that song you chose is VICIOUS! It can't leave my head now, I'm making my roommates crazy. I especially adore the bit where the song says "you're only angry 'cos you wish you were in my position" with Bill, I laughed my ass off. Well, the lyrics are incredibly fitting, and you, are teh awesumz.

Okay, back to watch it one more time.

P.S. : and "Vikings" in the warning is perfect, yes, the world should be warned about those. XD
Vikings are the new ninjas!
(no subject) - bop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
berylia: Sheldonberylia on November 11th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
It is excellent and even better in full screen. The whole play about Godric being Eric's god is fantastic and seing Eric in tears always brings sadness to my fluttering heart.
I am a happy fan !
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
It was too apt a song to walk away from. I'm really glad it worked for you! Eric's blood!tears are so hard to resist, aren't they?
Call Me OneTrack: Viddingcallmeonetrack on November 11th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh lovely!! I'm not sure I can remember how to intelligently talk about vids so I will just say that I love the pacing and how perfectly it fits the music. So stylish! And yum.

Oh and also, how it doesn't sentimentalize or woobify Eric (or Godric). They're hanging out in all their brutal glory, which is perfect.

Edited at 2009-11-11 02:31 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Tarabop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Haha, I think you remembered exactly! Glad you liked it. It managed to be stylish AND have Vikings? Wow, only Alexander Sarsgard could pull that off... and yeah, I'm really not into woobifying the vicious killing creatures they are, though Eric's emo is so major!
redteekal: True Blood Ericredteekal on November 11th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Oh this. This is just beautiful...and such a brilliant song choice...I must rewatch (over and over) because I'm sure I'll have more to say but on first viewing I was GLUED to the screen. Wickedly clever editing and superb scene selections...Guh. I'm up to book 8 of the series and it's just getting better and better!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Sookiebop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Glued?! Awesome! :D Thank you!

Good to hear about the books. One day I really will get round to reading them.
edgebot: spike-violence by killprettyxedgebot on November 11th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
That was intense! I loved how Eric's inherent violence is juxtapositioned with his adoration of Godric.

Plus NIN=win : )
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Hee, um, yeah, it does rather lurch from extreme to extreme. Eric is just so major. I was actually looking for a NIN track for a completely different project when I found this one and it was too perfect to ignore.
galidor: Eric/Godric: Watching over you..galidor on November 11th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Fuck yeah.

I love this. The scene selection, the way it's put together, the song. It's all so perfect and fitting. Great job! ^_^
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Fuck yeah.
LOL, that's the best response ever! Thank you! :)
Madame de Merteuilalmeerah on November 11th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
This is really well done. The images are perfectly synchronised to the song, following the changes in the music and the lyrics. You're a very good video editor.
Very few videos, even official song vids produced for bands, end up being that well synchronised to a song. In many cases, the video does not follow the rhythm of the song. Here, we have a perfect match. I'm really impressed.
Can I ask which pieces of software you used?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Sookiebop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind words!

I edit in Final Cut on a Mac. I use mpeg streamclip to clip and ffmpegX to encode the vid after I've exported. Final Cut is very powerful--I barely scrape the surface of what it can do, but I work hard on fitting the rhythm and music so I am really glad you appreciated that.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TSCC Cameronbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. They are so intense.
Semi-Obsessive Me: BH - Mitchell Killing Romanssol_se on November 11th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
WOW. I love this SO MUCH. And I've never even seen the show! Awesome song choice, awesome *use* of the song.

(Also, I love that you put "Vikings" as a warning. *g*)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
It's so cool that you love it without seeing the show. I could imagine both the dismemberment and the Vikings might have been offputting factors. ;) Part of me is still laughing internally that I have now made a vid that contains a Viking flashback. I bitched to my beta at one point about 'humourless Vikings slowly dying' but she reassures me they are quite up-tempo now ... relatively speaking. :p
Talitha: disprove woman one shoetalitha78 on November 11th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, very cool! I love your use of black space. And the pretty, pretty reds. I like their set dresser! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Playtime girlbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
I love your use of black space
It's called desperation. :p No, it isn't really. I am very fond of using it, but sometimes nothing else would really work to this track--it's so very sharply articulated.

The set dressing (especially at Fangtasia--the red nightclub) is indeed awesome.
feline paparatzzi: true blood - queen sophie-annefahrbotdrusilla on November 12th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
OMG, that was fantastic! I love it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you liked it, and thank you so much for the generous rec as well. I'm really glad the juxtaposition of LULZ and unexpected emotion worked for you--I figured it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me it's definitely what made the storyline (and the show generally) work.
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on November 12th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
Why thank you, girl with stylish icon of Iceman! (OMG, so much love for GenK!)
Rika: [TB] Moonlightcrimson614 on November 12th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Over here because of fahrbotdrusilla's rec.
Very well done! I really like the timing, and the song fit surprisingly well. Really out of the box thinking with putting those together, and it's perfect. Excellent job.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: The Fall hopebop_radar on November 12th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, the song was a very unexpected find. I am very glad it worked for you!
Killa: Amanda popsiclekillabeez on November 12th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
I adored this. Best song choice ever -- it made me grin so hard, every time you got to the punchline. And, gah, although I love Godric/Eric, I was always way more about the Godric than the Eric -- until now. Suddenly, I see how incredibly hot he is. Thank you for that!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 13th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! That is very flattering to hear from such a great vidder! Interestingly I was more into Godric too but the vid necessitated me spending more time with Eric and he grew on me. ;) So it's cool to see that reflected in the audience as well!
(no subject) - killabeez on November 18th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bop_radar on November 18th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
the whole slip shod shebang: godricethrosdemon on November 12th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)

Ok, I never watch vids. And I really mean that. But Killa linked to this and I'm such a sucker for Godric that I was like "Ok, I'll give this a taste." You blew me away. Amazing! If only the show was made with this much cleverness and subtly!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood Ericbop_radar on November 13th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you! I'm thrilled it overcame your lack of vid-watch-lyness. :) I felt the world needed more Godric, you know? :)