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sabaceanbabe
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because her wish is my command (and also 'cause it's her birthday)...
Song: Mary
Artist: Kristin Hoffmann
Fandom: Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles
Focus: Sarah Connor with a side of Andy Goode, John Connor, Derek Reese, and Cameron whatever her last name is now. :P
File size and type: 26.5 mb .avi
Download link: right click and save as
Vidder’s notes: Many weeks ago now, halcyon_shift was randomly poking people to make SCC vids. So of course, I started a vid. It was a song I had been listening to on repeat for a while, because my brain wanted to vid it, but I didn’t have a subject yet until LD (okay, she’s also known as Lithium Doll and that’s what I’ve known her as ever since Farscape fandom) started in about SCC. She’s a great enabler, you know. Not to mention a little scary when she doesn’t get her way. So, much tearing of hair and cursing of various vidding softwares later, with the help of un4scene, jebbypal, and ficwize, I present to you, Lithium Doll, your birthday present. I hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for the many hours of music video entertainment you’ve provided me with over the years. You’re still the only person I know who has vidded Special Unit 2, and for that, you’ll always have a place in my heart. *squish*

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Mary by Kristin Hoffmann

Sometimes when I open my eyes
I see the things that I can’t hide
Emptiness hanging from the shadows on the wall
Sometimes when I open my ears
Hear all the things I don’t wanna hear
4 a.m., faith is lost, she’s screaming out again

And I say Mary, Mary
Mother full of light
When you gonna come down
And save us
Save us from this night
Oh, I say Mary, Mary
When you gonna hear
When you gonna come down
And take away
This bucket full
This bucket full of tears?

I tried to compromise
Saw the world through other’s eyes
In the end, the battle came and left me on the ground
So many ways to fall
We seem to find them all
Tripping through the rubble as we fight within ourselves

And I say Mary, Mary
Mother full of light
When you gonna come down
And save us
Save us from this night
Oh, I say Mary, Mary
When you gonna hear
When you gonna come down
And take away
This bucket full
This bucket full of tears?

Impossible, impossible
All the things that we make implausible, implausible
Implausible, all the things that become impossible

We risk it all
We pay the toll
To a place that we’ve never been before
I won’t be going back now

Mary, Mary
When you gonna fly
When you gonna come down
And say the words to hush this endless cry
Oh, I say Mary, Mary
When you gonna hear
When you gonna come down
And take away
This bucket full
This bucket full of tears?

Whoa, Whoa, Mary
This bucket full
This bucket full
This bucket full
Ooo
This bucket full
This bucket full
This bucket full
Ooo
Bucket full
Bucket full of tears


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fahrbotdrusilla From: fahrbotdrusilla Date: May 3rd, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don’t watch the show, but thought the vid was really powerful.

Also, I thought those pulsey effects/transitions (?) worked really well. Like I said I don’t know the source so I’m not sure if that was a thing within it or you put it there, but it seemed to work with the source too.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 3rd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! The pulse effect was me. I couldn't get it to work in Roxio, so I did the vid first and then loaded it into WMM for that effect, and then overlaid that at 85% transparency on the original vid for the final effect. It was a pain in the ass, but it worked. \o/
ficwize From: ficwize Date: May 3rd, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It did work - beautifully. I already told you how much I liked that bit. :D

The whole thing was awesome! Really nice job.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 3rd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* *scuffs toes*

Thank you. :)

And I should have your fic back to you in just a bit.</i>
azarsuerte From: azarsuerte Date: May 3rd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I'm starting to think there ought to be some sort of button or award or something for those of us who have vidded Sarah Connor Chronicles to a song named "Mary." *g*

*trots off happily to watch*
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 6th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I know there are at least three out there, now, and not one of them is to the same song. :P

I hope you liked it; I certainly enjoyed yours.
grammarwoman From: grammarwoman Date: May 5th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, this is where I admit how much I FAIL, because I got your email on Friday and had no time to respond until now. (With extra failings because I've been waiting for this vid since you sent me the first 30 seconds a couple of months back.)

I love it. It's a perfect match of music and subject, and I enjoyed the flash effect. It reminds us why this show is named for her, because without Sarah in the center, holding everyone together, things would have fallen apart long ago.

When I grow up, I want to be as good a vidder as you are. *hug*
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 6th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you tight* No worries!

I'm happy you like it. Poor Sarah. She really hasn't been allowed a life of her own since before John was born. *sniffle*

When I grow up, I want to be as good a vidder as you are.

*snerk* That's exactly what I've said to halcyon_shift, oh so many times.
leviathan101 From: leviathan101 Date: May 5th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
SB this is really gorgeous. Beautiful song that fits Sarah Connor so well. I loved your editing, choice of clips, and loved that pulse effect you did right at the beat. It sounds like it was a bit of work, but I really enjoyed the look of it. I also really liked the bridge section from 2:37-2:47 Great job overall. I'm really impressed!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 6th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
*twirls you*

Thank you so much! :D

The pulse effect ended up being time consuming, but it wasn't terribly difficult, once I realized that my idea was going to work. The full effect in WMM is bright white, but that was way too much, so the hardest part was getting the videos to render at the same size so I didn't have an off echo when I did the transparent overlay.
dualbunny From: dualbunny Date: May 9th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! I really enjoyed this. :D
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 10th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! :D
ageless_aislynn From: ageless_aislynn Date: May 15th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like! A really great Sarah character study. The pulses were just gorgeous! I love creative visual effects that really look like the music sounds! :D

The "Impossible, impossible" section beginning 2:49 was one of my particular favorites. *applause* Enjoyed it a lot! ♥!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 16th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! *twirls you* It's always so exciting when a vidder I like and respect says nice things about my vids.

(I finally got a chance to watch your Torchwood Jack/Gwen vid and I love it! It's really no wonder that you've gotten so many vidding awards from fandom at large.)
ageless_aislynn From: ageless_aislynn Date: May 17th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwww! I can say the exact same thing back to you: it's so awesome for a vidder I like and respect to say nice things about my vids! Thank you so much! *gives you cookie* ♥!
ana_jo From: ana_jo Date: May 27th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The song is amazing and so perfect. The effect in the beginning match beautifully with the song.
Wonderful job
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: May 27th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! :D
projectcyborg From: projectcyborg Date: June 26th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
what a gloriously angsty portrait of Sarah Connor and her loved ones! I adore her manpain :). and I like that it's not focused on the action/violence -- you use quiet moments really well.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: June 27th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! :D

Manpain. Heh. :P
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sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: July 24th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, probably the same way I missed that you'd commented on it? *headdesk*

Thank you so much. *blush* I'm glad you liked it, hon. :D
roxybisquaint From: roxybisquaint Date: July 10th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow that was awesome. Moving and powerful and just beautiful. Really nice nice work and I can see why you won yourself an award for it.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: July 24th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *squish*
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sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: August 6th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
\o/

Thank you so much and it makes me very happy that you saw in Sarah what I wanted to convey. She's so reluctant to be what she is, but she has no choice, not being the person she is, not knowing what she knows.
catku From: catku Date: September 18th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
How the heck did I miss this vid?
As always amazing, pitch perfect.

compelling...
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: September 18th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, m'dear. *hug* :D
atomic89 From: atomic89 Date: October 19th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this is really good. I'm gonna go and rec it on my lj now.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: October 21st, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! It's always exciting to be recced. :D
chamalla From: chamalla Date: June 6th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful vid....but sad too...(and what makes me even more sad is that the show is canceled)

You captured her character so well and the song is gorgeous.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: July 13th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry I didn't reply to this sooner, but I just found it. Thank you, dear, I appreciate it. *hug*
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sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: July 13th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
What an awesome surprise to find in my mailbox! Thank you so much! :D
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: September 7th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
bradcpu From: bradcpu Date: September 8th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I never saw the show, but the emotional power of the narrative was very transparent here. I can't say that about most T:SCC vids I've seen. It was also really surprising how well the understated music worked for the bursts of violence and motion, like in the instrumental bridge.
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