thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
thuvia ptarth ([personal profile] thuviaptarth) wrote2011-05-19 05:19 pm

Mini-DVD Meme

Lifted from [personal profile] chaila and [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell:

Pick any section of a vid or a paragraph or any passage less than 500 words from any fanfic I've written and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet of what I was thinking when I made or wrote it, why I wrote it, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the vid or fic, and anything else you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: olivia)

[personal profile] such_heights 2011-05-20 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh! Can I cheat slightly and nominate whatever your favourite section of Etheric Messages is?
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: olivia)

Re: A picture is worth a thousand words

[personal profile] such_heights 2011-05-23 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh this is awesome, thanks a lot for sharing! I am even more impressed than usual at the depth of thought that goes into your vids.
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (tscc - jesse/riley)

[personal profile] chaila 2011-05-20 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
I will shock you and pick the section of "Riot Act" that starts around 1:35.
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (tscc - jesse/riley)

[personal profile] chaila 2011-05-27 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
What I find really interesting about this is that focus on physical movement and visuals leads, even if somewhat unintentionally or subconsciously, to some really great meta. Because for me, 1:35 to 1:40 or so is absolutely STARTLING in the clarity of its indictment of John. Because the focus on physical movement is intercut between Jesse and John, so the effect is that John kisses her on the forehead and then not just leaves, but leaves her to Jesse and Jesse's plan, through his refusal to reach out, he leaves her vulnerable to Jesse's reaching out, because Jesse's the only one who is. And John doesn't just abandon her in her bedroom with the bear poster, he walks away and leaves her alone in a hotel room with Jesse, who walls her in. The context is important too, if you know that's the scene with the bear poster when he figures it out, but I think the startling bit of it is the physical movement itself, and the way that physical movement very directly connects John's abandonment of Riley and Jesse's penning her in. To me, it just seems so visually clear that Jesse's plan resulted in Riley's death only because of John's enabling; John could have stopped it any time but he didn't, he walked away and didn't just leave her, but specifically left her to Jesse, multiple times. (Which isn't to say John is more responsible than Jesse, but I think it's an indictment to say that he's even equally responsible).

Which, okay, is a lot of words for what's about five seconds of vid but the effect of it is a really powerful meta point, and I think it's pretty fascinating that it sounds like maybe that wasn't exactly where your specific intention was? Vidding ftw.