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19 December 2010 @ 01:12 pm
Fanvid: I'm Not Yours  
Song: I'm Not Yours
Artist: Angus & Julia Stone
Fandom: Lip Service (Frankie/Cat)
Summary: Love = Loss
Warnings: Potentially triggery for depression (though personally I find it very calming)
Spoilers: Up to episode 1.6
Notes: This is what happens when you vid Lee's point of view for two months. This was a very experimental vid for me--it's more an associative exploration of a feeling, a certain point in the history of a relationship, rather than an exploration of all aspects of that ship. I played more with canon and with transitions than I usually do, and kind of just let my emotions lead me. It proved to be wonderful therapy after Some Time Around Midnight. For me, at least. For the rest of you, well, I don't know many people watching this show but if you feel inclined to watch pretty girls be epicly tragic at one another...

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Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
pixieladykuwdora on December 18th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
my fucking heart is broken! omg!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Frankie/Catbop_radar on December 19th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
They are very tragic. ::nod nod:: (I promise sparkly hearts and dancing teddy bears for my next shipper vid... no really! :p)
Eleanorellie_i on December 18th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Have only just begun downloading on a very slow internet connection, but: fuck yeah! Will comment again once this thing decides it would like to complete. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Frankiebop_radar on December 19th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks for the enthusiasm! Good to know I'm not alone in my love of them. :D
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on December 19th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
put it in my mouth
LIP SERVICE! Guilty pleasure city. This is the only vid I've watched for the show and it's beautiful and tragically sad.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Catbop_radar on December 19th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: put it in my mouth
Guilty pleasure city.
Ain't it just! :)

Thank you: tragic and sad and beautiful is what I was going for!
m_a_r_i_k_s: Lee_miniseriesm_a_r_i_k_s on December 21st, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
How did I miss it when you posted last weekend? You seem to be on a viding peak these days! *twirls another one of your creations like a baby*

I loved the first season of Lip Service (I hope there will be S2)! Shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the dynamics between Cat and Frankie and your tantalizing promotion posts that pushed all the right buttons. :-)

The vid is so poetic, lingering and sad! I like the song very much. It feels different from what you did before; like you actually enjoyed working with slower pacing and took advantage of the moments of tranquility in the frames you picked. Flashes and transitions worked well; they change one another effortlessly. I especially liked the moments like when the corners of Cat’s mouth go up at “light me up a cigarette” with a barely noticeable flash of light, Frankie’s silhouette shifting, doubling, like there are two people in her instead of just one and she has trouble figuring out who the real her is, one she should rely on and trust.

It’s good that you didn’t touch upon Frankie’s family history; I think it could be a subject for another video. Here, you delve into their connection, broken hearts and missed opportunities.

The killer line for me is “you’re the only one that wants me to die”; to me it connects directly with Frankie’s double faced nature in the story, and to Lee’s, *coughs* sorry, Cat’s anger, and those moments of real hatred towards Frankie who left her devastated and wrecked when she fled to the US. At the same time the video is flooded with attraction and connection they can’t escape.

What adds to the beauty of it is that it integrates two POVs into one imo… the first half felt more like Cat’s perspective, the second – Frankie’s. The ending shot is piercing, her glass falling from the 9th floor, shattering – reminded me of stuff I should probably keep to myself… Too many parallels with a certain other lead pairing.

Thank you very much for making the vid! I’m going to rewatch it many times. This is a pairing that I found myself rooting for from the beginning… how could I not, if they make me see pilots nearly every step of the way?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Catbop_radar on December 21st, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Eeeee! Comments from you are like presents!! \o/ Thank you so much for watching. :) I really did enjoy playing with this vid, and yes it was ground for a lot of experimentation for me with slower shots and with transitions. I managed to find that playing around sometimes I'd find something (like the shot of Frankie's silhouette doubling and so on) that I thought was cool but I don't think I could have planned out in advance, I jsut found by playing with the images.

There is a lot left to say about Frankie, yes--her history would definitely make a good vid in its own right.

The killer line for me is “you’re the only one that wants me to die”; to me it connects directly with Frankie’s double faced nature in the story, and to Lee’s, *coughs* sorry, Cat’s anger,
Yesssssss. That was the line that sealed the deal for me vidding this song. (Isn't that line just so perfect for Kara and Lee too?) But yes, I love that line--it is just so powerful especially contrasted with 'the only one that wants me around'--that sense that someone both loves and hates you more than anyone else, the emotions just so amplified. I loved the way that line shed light on the awful weight that Frankie feels of having let Cat down.

Yes, I did shift POV! I wasn't sure how obvious that would be but I enjoyed playing with it shifting because I really do see and feel both sides of this ship, I feel empathy and intuition for both of them strongly, and that is a luxury I don't always have in a ship! ;)

And I'm glad I am not the only one that sees them as a reflection of pilots... :) I just can't NOT see them that way. It lends them an extra power when I'm watching.
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Dualbunny: Lee champagnedualbunny on December 30th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
Ouchie! But so prettttty! Is it wrong that I want you to to need to make more therapy vids if they're going to be as gutting as this one? *g*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Catbop_radar on December 30th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yessss, the pretty was so soothing! :) Thanks for watching it! I am pretty sure my bipolar vidding journey will result in some more therapy requirements at some stage. ;)
the sundance kid: beautiful / bliss / pilgrimmresundance on January 9th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
I adored this vid so much. You explain so much about these characters and their intense intimacy (and the intense emotional pain they inflict on one another). Beautiful, raw and revealing. I loved how you switched POVs. And the editing was completely lovely.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Catbop_radar on January 9th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay, yay! :) I'm so excited when I get feedback on this vid because it obviously isn't a big fandom or anything but I really loved making it, it is one vid that I can honestly say just flowed for me in the making, and that is very rare and special. I'm particularly glad you liked (and saw!) the POV shifts! Yup, intense emotional intimate pain defines them--they're so mesmerising!
jarrow: bsg-starbuck/roslin_starejarrow on January 13th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
jesus fucking christ, bop. Now I have to go watch this show even though you have already warned me that it is RIDICULOUS because I [finally omg sorry] got around to going through my vids-to-watch folder and there was this and I LOVE IT A LOT and now I have to go download the goddamn show and it is ALL YOUR FAULT.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Catbop_radar on January 14th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
I have to watch your vids too!! They are in *my* 'to watch' list!! But thank you so SOOOOOOO MUCH for lovely comment on beloved indulgent vid! It cheered me up on a rather miserable day in which I killed the laptop I use for vidding. WAAAAAHHHHH! But this made me smile SO YAY ANYWAY! \o/ :D (Waah, this show is ridic, yes, and I LOL at the Kara-ness and Lee-ness, but it's also so addictive--it is delightful escapism and I want mooooore so badly!) ENJOY!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Frankie/Catbop_radar on April 14th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! It is a very special vid to me, and it kind of overwhelms me that people have really responded to it so much. I was busy sobbing my heart out in the back row as I was beyond caring about being in public, but yeah, thank you! I absolutely loved your premiere in the show as well, the way it showed the bonds between women, and it seemed to slip so organically into the overall show.
cupidsbowcupidsbow on April 14th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous. I really love your intercutting on this. So powerful.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on April 14th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) Good to 'see' you btw! ::waves across country from Melb::
Margalo Streussalstreussal on April 16th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Aaaah, this is so good and I haven't even seen the show! (The second time helped me differentiate the two focused on from the other ones - everyone's so lanky!) Very emotional.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Frankie/Catbop_radar on April 16th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Yes, there is quite a deal of lankiness, it's true... ;)