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Fandom: Stranger By the Lake/L'Inconnu du lac (2013)
Title: To The Edge
Vidder: [personal profile] elipie
Song: "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" by Radiohead
Length: 03:04
Summary: I follow to the edge of the earth and fall off
Content Notes: sex, nudity, anal penetration, drowning, murder, on screen character death, sexual choking, blood, emotional trauma
Other Notes: Made for [personal profile] bironic for Festivids 2016!
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Password: murdersex

So I did something this year that I very rarely do: I watched a source after seeing it on someone's Dear Festividder letter, and then decided to offer it. The film was so unique and beautiful, and I knew something really interesting could be done with it.

This was definitely a challenge for me! The source and the type of vid were both very unfamiliar territory for me, but I had an idea of how I wanted to tackle this once I watched the movie, and I knew bironic would pick up on all of the nuances and symbolism (and she DID and it made me SO HAPPY).

It was weird to go against the grain, in some ways -- like, usually, letting clips breathe for a while and using the same clips more than once is a big no-no, but I think those were two really important aspects of this vid. Thankfully I have never gone through what Franck did, but I have suffered from PTSD myself, and so it was interesting and important for me to figure out how to visually convey those emotions. On a different note, building a visual orgasm was the best thing ever, and you should all try it.

Also, what are outlines? I had an outline for this vid. And a structure? Usually I just plop things down and it ends up working eventually. This was more like building a house of cards.

Anyway, I'm really happy with how this turned out. This was definitely one of the lesser known Festivids sources this year, so I hope people seek it out (it's on Netflix!).

Date: 2017-02-11 08:51 pm (UTC)
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
From: [personal profile] bironic
*downlooooooads*

Thank you again! Wow, I had guessed you for the Pokemon vid but not for this one. I'm so pleased you were intrigued enough by the Dear Festividder letter to create this.

There's so much packed in here, I'm not surprised to hear you made an outline. It really paid off. I love the repetition too, both because it roots us inside Franck's head and his internal struggle and because -- it's funny you mentioned this -- repetition isn't something that comes naturally to me either in vidding, and I admire when others do it well.

I hadn't realized [or had forgotten, eek] about your own experience with PTSD. Very sorry to hear it. I think your efforts to convey the experience through the quick-cutting, sort of obsessive editing style in those particular sections worked beautifully.

On *this* watch, having just read your comment about vidding an orgasm, I enjoyed how the wail in the background of the song shifted from context to context to first sound pleasurable along with the sex and then mournful/frightened at the discovery of -- I keep wanting to call him Rodney (McKay), ha -- Henri in the woods.

How did you come to choose this song, btw? I would never have thought of it and it works so well.

It made me so sad that this vid didn't get more love during the anonymity period. Do you think it was because of the obscurity of the source, the investment people might have to make to discern what's happening if they don't know the plot, or...?
Edited Date: 2017-02-11 08:55 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-02-13 04:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Wow, this is great. I love the intensity and buildup. I will give the film a watch.

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