flummery (flummery) wrote,

Two New Joan of Arcadia Vids

These two vids were our Premiere entries for VividCon 2004.

Vid: Big Red Boat
Artist: Grey Eye Glances
Vidders: Seah and Margie

Vid: What It's Really About
Artist: Northern Pikes
Vidders: Seah and Margie

Location for both: http://www.trickster.org/vids
Available in Quicktime and WMV.

All types of feedback welcome.
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::eyes clock anxiously::

I need to get home!!! Ten minutes ago.

I spent last night DLing the vids in the anime show. Vids, vids, vids!!

I liked "Big Red Boat": Very bouncy and up. Very Joan. And I loved all the Faces of God being there.

I really, really liked "What It's Really About," though. I thought it was a perfect song for Dad, looking at him trying to balance both his worklife and family life. One of the things I noticed in the vid, and I can't remember if this is always the case in the series (though I'm thinking about it and I think that it is) was how the shots of him with the family is always in gold tones. Very warm, very comforting. And the stuff where he's being a cop, when he's in danger, are all in tones of blue. Dark and cold. It's interesting, and I really liked that contrast--especially when the colors overlap, such as shots with Kevin in the blue sweatshirt, and the firemen/rescue workers carrying the body on the stretcher dressed in the yellow. Images of the comfort and the danger all in one.

And I love JoA, but I never really thought of it as being that atmospheric, visually. But wow.

Yay! Vids! *g*
I love your icon. When I saw that vid over the weekend, I remember thinking, "Render! Hee! That's going to be an icon by Monday..." :-)

I have high hopes that we will have working DSL by next week, and if that's so, I intend to download my first vids ever (!) of which "Big Red Boat" will definitely be one.
Yay! They're up! I need to download these once I get home so I can watch them again. Big Red Boat has been stuck in my head ALL DAY. Which I would probably hate you for if it wasn't so darned cute. :->
Everyone seems to love the song as well as the (amazing) vid! YAY!


::runs around the room flailing arms::

I love Joan to pieces, but I hadn't seen much fannishness about it online, so I didn't think for a minute there would be a JoA vid, let alone two, at the Vividcon. The Will vid was beautiful, and "Big Red Boat" was probably my favorite vid of the Con--it made me so, so happy that I damn near cried. It's probably a good thing that I didn't get to meet you because I think I would have done something mortifying like... throwing myself at you two and bursting into tears or something. (Totally inappropriately so, since it's such a joyful vid.)

I can't thank you enough for making these. And... err, hi! And I'm going to go away now before I start sounding crazy(er). *g*
I'm so glad you've posted "Big Red Boat"; I don't even watch JoA and I adored this vid.

And I swear that this time I will send you proper feedback in under a year. Heh.



oh, those are marvelous. Big Red Boat is everything vonnie_k said it was: fun and bouncey and full of joy and love. So marvelous.

And What It's Really About is so full of love and meaning, it made me a little weepy for Will Girardi.

Y'all are so talented. Thanks so much for sharing these.

I'm not up to much more than adoring squees right now, but I wanted to tell you I really thought that BRB was fun - I showed it to my 6 year old last night because I thought she would like the song. She now points at random people on screen and asks if they are God. And why does God look like so many people? And where is God right now? So on the one hand, that was fun, on the other, OMG what was I thinking *headdesk*.

And I thought that the other vid was really fantastic - I couldn't read what fandom it was in the dark, until after the vid was done, and I was really amazed and impressed. I have never watched JoA before but you really (IMO) pulled that whole interesting story out of the show and made me realize that there are more layers there than I had imagined. So I look forward to having a new fandom this season :) Also, Joe M. is one of my favorite actors, so it was nice to see a vid that explored one of his characters so thoroughly.

Now I have to start watching JoA. *g* I loved 'Big Red Boat' in particular, though a lot of it probably went over my head because I don't know anything about the show. I love watching your vids because they're focused more on characters and emotions, which I personally find harder to do in a visually interesting way.

And thank you for your kind words on Black Suits Comin', which I found today - I lost all of my original source for the vid and had to send the online version, which had me tearing my hair out. *sigh*
Yay, commenting five years after the fact! I just marathoned both seasons of Joan of Arcadia, and in my search for (barely extant) fannish goings-on, I stumbled across this lovely vid. It's incredibly fun and clever and well-made, so good job! But I was wondering which recording of Big Red Boat you used? It doesn't sound like the album version or the version from the live album.
Thank you! :)

And, as far as we know, that very early version of the song was only ever released on one of their sold-out limited edition albums, which chronicled their early work in the 90s. We were lucky in that we heard that version at a live performance, before they altered it to the newer version.

That's so sad! I like it so much better than the newer version. ::sulks::