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Supernatural vid: Somebody's Child - Just Because
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Supernatural vid: Somebody's Child
Title: Somebody's Child
Song: Once
Artist: Brad Caleb Kane
Editor: Sabaceanbabe
Focus: Sam and Dean, of course
Spoilers: everything that's aired?
Vidder's notes: This vid has been a looooooong time in the making. And it gave me at least one near heart attack, when the song was used a few months ago now for a Sam vid, but candygramme, for whom it was made as a result of the last Sweet Charity auction, said to go ahead and do it anyway, because the concept we'd worked out was so different from that other vid. This one? Is really two vids in one (so yes, I actually have three entire and complete videos out of this, if anyone is interested in those individual files, but they were meant to be played together, so I don't think either is as strong on its own). I have a whole list of people to thank for the hand holding and the beta work: ageless_aislynn for her help in editing the song, and halcyon_shift, heidi8, boom_queen, lizardbeth_j, kj_svala, and _happyme_ for the video itself. Thank you all so much for your help, I couldn't have done it without you. (And if I've forgotten anyone, I'm so sorry.) This turned out to be way more complicated than I thought. :P

And now, without further ado:

Somebody's Child, 27.4mb avi - right click and save as

ETA: And here are the download links for the two vids that make up Somebody's Child and the streaming vid.

the vid used for the large window
the vid used for the small window


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You change in front of me
Your eyes get darker everyday
It happens quietly
Your focus slowly burns away
And if you let me hear
The things you seem to want to say
Though I am late
I will wait to go until I know you're somewhere safe

And even if you chose
To lock yourself away
If I listen close
I can almost hear you say

Once I was real
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear
I will be real once again

You're falling into it
An inescapable release
Or something intimate
Between the you that no one sees
Is there a way inside
You only hide from enemies
Cause I'll wait
I'm afraid you won't get rid of me so easily

And even if you chose
To lock the world away
If I listen close
I can almost hear you say

Once I was real
Once I had something to lose
Once I could deal
Once I was harder to bruise
Once I was here (Once I)
Once I was willing to bend
Once I appear (Once I)
I will be real once again

You're falling farther than
I've ever seen you fall before
For me to wonder when
I'll recognize you anymore
To see no light inside your eyes at all
To bang my head against the wall
To force myself to watch you pull away

And even if you chose
To lock the world away
If I listen close
I can almost hear you say

Once I was real (Once I)
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel (Once I)
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here (Once I)
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear (Once I)
I will be real once again

Once I was real (Once I)
Once I was somebody's child
Once I could feel (Once I)
Some feeling once in a while
Once I was here (Once I)
Once I was somebody's friend
Once I appear (Once I)
I will be real once again

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vipersweb From: vipersweb Date: March 4th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
nice vid. I like the sidebar with the smaller flashes of scenes.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 4th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :D
grammarwoman From: grammarwoman Date: March 4th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, WOW. That's an incredible piece of work. Gorgeous look: the side-by-side must have taken forever. I love what it brings to the overall feeling.

(Stop tempting me to watch this show! I don't have time</a>, dammit!)
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 5th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Yeah, getting them side-by-side wasn't all that hard, but then when I made the smaller window move, and fade in and out between moves, it took forever to get them synched up properly and get rid of the ghost frames, since the software controlled the fades and had no regard to whether it was at a good cut point or not. And then I had to keep playing with that beveled border and the size of the windows so that the smaller window wasn't too distracting from the larger one... Thus, this vid took me approximately 4 months to complete. (Well, along with the other vids I was working on at the same time, that weren't so complicated. :P)

(Stop tempting me to watch this show! I don't have time, dammit!)

That is what God created DVDs and NetFlix and the internets for. *nods wisely*
carpenyx From: carpenyx Date: March 5th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn. The song choice is perfect and I've never heard it before, but I totally am digging it. I really loved the effect of having the side window with different scenes/angles. And you just made me fall a little bit more in love with the boys.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 5th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Thank you!

I'd never heard the song before candygramme suggested it as the one she wanted, but it's just beautiful. I love the man's voice.
sdwolfpup From: sdwolfpup Date: March 5th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I really, REALLY liked this. It took a bit to really work for me, but once I figured out what you were doing, the way you were paralleling and contrasting the brothers, I was hooked. There were a couple of really heartbreaker moments in there, too, and the song is absolutely perfect. A vid that rewards re-watching!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 5th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much!

I just COULD NOT DECIDE which POV to use and when I was bouncing ideas off candygramme, she really liked the idea of doing both. My original plan was to do it split screen, half and half, but that looked pretty awful. :P

Anyway, I'm glad you stuck with it and that the two vids/windows wasn't too distracting. Neither vid works quite as well on its own, but together, they convey what I wanted to say about our boys.
candygramme From: candygramme Date: March 5th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I am actually at home, and I can watch it over and over, I am watching it over and over!

And I'd love the individual vids you put together as well, someday, if you feel like sharing.

Thank you once again.

*loves all over you*
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 5th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
*basks in the love*

I learned how to do a lot of new things with my editing software on this one, so between that and how much you like it, I'm over the moon. :D *bounce*

And I've added the links to download that component vids to the original post, so enjoy! :D
halcyon_shift From: halcyon_shift Date: March 5th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Much love! And I forgot to say - I love how you tie them together with the same scenes sometimes <3
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 5th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D \o/

Yay! And thank you so very much for your help. *squish*
tassosss From: tassosss Date: March 7th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this. I'm not sure how to say how much but it took my breath away. I watched both separate pieces (I accidentally watched Dean's before the whole thing) and I like them on their own too, but the way they compliment each other when shown together is doubly powerful.

I just... amazing. Thank you.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 11th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Thank you SO MUCH! *blush*
rodlox From: rodlox Date: March 7th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to watch this vid right now.
thanks for sharing it.

I fully reserve the right to blame you drag you into co-writing with me credit you if it makes me write a Leverage/Supernatural crossover. if that's okay with you, that is.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 11th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! You're welcome, and thank you.

I haven't seen Leverage yet, although I've heard tons of good things about, but I have no problem with it if this vid inspires you to write a Leverage/Supernatural crossover. :D
heidi8 From: heidi8 Date: March 9th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know how much I adore what you've done here with the dual-imagery and your editing. It's all wonderful!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 11th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, hon, and thanks for all the hand-holding, too. :D
sol_se From: sol_se Date: March 26th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
The concept of the two screens is really interesting. I loved it.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: March 31st, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much. :)
galathea_snb From: galathea_snb Date: April 13th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey there! I am here from a rec by bowtrunckle. I'd really like to download your vid, but the Sendspace link is down. Would you be willing to upload it again?
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: April 13th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
*facepalm*

Sorry about that. I had completely forgotten to put up the more permanent link, but that's fixed now (thank you for the reminder). Enjoy! :)
silviakundera From: silviakundera Date: April 17th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I really liked this! It totally worked for me. Enjoyed the vid even more the 2nd viewing.
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: April 27th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I appreciate it (and I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner).
mizzhap From: mizzhap Date: April 27th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
here via rec by bowtrunckle

Hi, there! Just wanted to tell you I totally adore this vid. I've watched it half a dozen times already and keep discovering new lovely details with every viewing. The two screens were a bit confusing at first, but once I got how you're using them to parallel and contrast the brothers it worked just great. I especially like the way you're showing key scenes from two angles at once. It makes those moments feel even more intense, if you know what I mean. Also, awesome song choice, it fits them perfectly!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: April 27th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. :D

Heh. You're not the first person to mention the two screens thing - I guess I'd better warn people about that if I submit this to any vidding awards sites.
mremre From: mremre Date: April 9th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I just recc'd this to someone seeking SPN vids as a favorite, and I realized I never actually TOLD the artist that I loved it! better late than never, I hope!

In my blurb for this vid, I said: Makes my jaw drop from the unbelievably perfect song/clip choice AND the technical wizardry--it's like watching several vids! at the same time! And each little window emphasizes the emotions of the song in a different way. Amazing.

Every time I watch it again, I am drawn to some new facet of lyric/clip/big-window-little-window contrast that I hadn't noticed before. Thank you for creating this perfect commentary on the Winchesters.
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