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28 May 2009 @ 08:29 pm
Dust in the Wind - BSG vid  

Song: Dust in the Wind - Daughter Darling
Characters: whole ensemble
Spoilers: all seasons
Download (78MB) HERE
Many thanks to mfirefly10 and sabaceanbabe for doing beta for me :)
Lyrics can be found in my comment on YouTube.
Please watch in HQ.

I made this vid for "Mourn the Fallen" challenge at Across The Salt.
For those who don't know the challenge was about mourning the ending of BSG and celebrating characters we loved, and love still.
Initially I just wanted to express my sadness over the ending of BSG and pay my tribute to all the characters, but it turned out into something more while I was making it, an overall sadness for all the lives and hopes lost (on both sides) took over and... here it is...
Maybe a summary of this vid would be: "And then, one day, the war was over..."
Hope you'll enjoy watching! :)
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
mamaboolj on May 28th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Really great vid. I don't know much about vidding, but it seems like this took a lot of work! There is a lot of material in here in just a few short minutes. You make it all work beautifully.
chamalla: pilotschamalla on May 29th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I love those characters and it was hard to vid this knowing that's all we are going to see of them (The Plan would be something else...)

And I have two extra timelines filled with clips I haven't used...lol My greatest problem was to give each character aprox. the same amount of time and make it fit into what I wanted to show.*shrugs* I did my best and I'm aware that I left out a few of them.
kj_svalakj_svala on May 28th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
I`m a fan of General Videos, and a Gen. BSG Video, in combination with the name sabaceanbabe ? this I just have to watch.

After watching I did a DL, and be sure I`m gonna keep this vid for a long itme.

This looks just awesome!

I love how you made the clips go together, the combination of related scenes from different episodes.

I am in love esp. with the instrumental bridge. This is so well done.

you have so many different scenes in this, and characters, I`m sure I`ll find something new each time I watch.

THANK YOU for sharing, and thank you for making this awesome vid in the first place.
chamalla: pilotschamalla on May 29th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your nice comment :)

I just had to vid to this song and after BSG ended it felt perfect to express at least one small part of how I feel.

And ...Sbabe rocks! As a vidder, fiction writer...but most importantly as a friend ;)

M: Boomer mfirefly10 on May 29th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Your welcome!

Still think this is brilliant and...it still makes me all weepy.

I really miss this show and these characters:(
chamalla: pilotschamalla on May 29th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)

I miss them too *hugs* That's why I think I'll never stop making BSG vids.

Great icon!
M: boomer iconmfirefly10 on May 29th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Thanks. I didn't make it, though. Found it on photobucket a LONG time ago. No clue who made it/where it came from.
ncismelanie: starbuckscully1121 on May 29th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
beautifuly edited ! i loved it.
chamalla: pilotschamalla on May 29th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it :)
Becka: we are the cylon vidding machine!beccatoria on May 30th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
You make a lot of great visual connections in this and it's a beautiful choice of song. I found myself surprisingly taken with it despite my self-inflicted policy of denying vast tracts of the last half season ever happened. ;)
chamalla: pilotschamalla on June 2nd, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
I'm having a lot of issues with the last season myself ;)

Trying to express my mixed-up feelings in one vid - that could be a perfect summary for this vid. The war and circle of death and violence is over, they made peace but just remembering what they went trough and how much it all cost them made me feel unbelievably sad and sorry for them all, both cylons and humans. How do people feel when the war is over...heh
chamalla: pilotschamalla on June 2nd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, and LOVE your icon :D
emmiere: cross out who you wereemmiere on May 31st, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
This is wonderful.

I was drawn in from the start with all of the isolated shots of them walking away. I found it incredibly sad, even though it featured the people who survived. But you've really done justice to all of them here and I really love the ways you transition between each character and their stories. Perfect song choice.

chamalla: pilotschamalla on June 2nd, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your nice comment :)

I made this vid driven by emotions I couldn't quite understand and put them in words, and I think that only now, while answering the previous comment beccatoria made, I found them.
It's all about how people feel when the war is over... how the survivors feel knowing and remembering what they all went trough...

patron saint of neglected female characters: cylons - six and eightrose_griffes on May 31st, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
*sniffles* Uh, my allergies are acting up.

This was fabulous. I had chills up and down my spine... even though I wasn't fond of this particular version of the song, you won me over. It worked so well. Going to download now.
chamalla: pilotschamalla on June 2nd, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D

I'm surprised someone else (but me) heard this version. I found it a while ago and as soon BSG was over I realised it would be perfect to show how I feel. It's incredibly sad but has a positive note in it.
Dualbunny: Gaius Instrument of God - makingmischiefdualbunny on June 1st, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
You've created some *gorgeous* moments with this vid. :} I really enjoyed watching it.
chamalla: pilotschamalla on June 2nd, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

And at the danger of sounding pathetic I must admit that I had tears in my eyes while editing the part where Natalie dies...:D
Rayrayruz on June 3rd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
I love the ending shot from Scar. This was wonderful... and kind of broke my heart.
aynohyeb: Apolloaynohyeb on July 2nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
so sad. and beautiful. and sad..... and beautiful! awesome vid!
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chamallachamalla on July 27th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad that worked out. I saw your comment yesterday and I was just about to start uploading it to sendspace :)
Glad you liked the vid :)
jule1122: by cujoy-kara/samcloseupanythingjule1122 on August 24th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
This is just stunning. Everything I love about BSG and a perfect song. I've got my mom and sister watching the show now and I can't wait till they are done so I can show this to them.
chamallachamalla on September 1st, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :)
BSG is an awesome show and I'm recommending it to everyone I know too ;)