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Hello Tomorrow

Title: Hello Tomorrow
Author: Tzegha
Song: "Hello Tomorrow"
Artist: Karen O. & Squeak E. Clean
Characters: Carter, Allison
Spoilers: OiaL through Noche De Suenos
Length: 2:40
A/N: Thanks to roseveare and solidfoamsoul.

Summary
: "Tomorrow is gone"

Links:  

imeem
Youtube
Download*

*Regretting my rush to publish, I went and tackled the aspect ratio problem that has been slowly eating away at me.  I thought I could live with it.  Apparently I can't.  Along with some minor tweaking that you probably won't notice or just put it off to a better quality rendering, I fixed the aspect ratio issue and I think I can finally stop blushing from embarrassment.  Plus I figured out how to render the vid into a small shareable size with good resolution, and I think the vid reads so much better this way.  I may or may not upload a new streaming version, depending on demand and my own laziness.

Comments

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dvoid_03
Sep. 1st, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
That was a great video! Very expertly edited. Perfect song choice, too. The song is upbeat, but the video made me kind of sad. But in a good way. :) Great job!
tzegha
Sep. 2nd, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! I can't believe I actually found this song, never having heard it before, and how the sound of it and the lyrics really fit the mood and the theme I was aiming for.

OiaL left me with such a feeling of sadness and yet hope, and then the second season rips that hope right out from underneath me and leaves me with just sadness. And there's still the potential for hope, but the idea that what was once a bittersweet but happy memory is now no more than a dream, something Carter made up... the dichotomy of the rhythm of the song and the lyrics just thrilled me. Even the lyrics can be interpreted as hopeful or full of loss, simplistic as they are.

I just need to find a way to share this in a way that conveys the vid clearly, grrr.
sol_se
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful! You captured that bitter-sweet loss perfectly. And the song is haunting. Really, really wonderful!
tzegha
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much! I still remember when I found "Universe" and pimped it as much as I knew how. So it means so much to me that you got and enjoyed what I was aiming for.

I'm so very happy with how the tone and mood played out, but not so much with some of my editing (and especially how YT and even imeem translated the vid). This is my first vid on a laptop, so the frustration and impatience mounted quicker than it usually does. I knew I could keep tweaking this forever and not be satisfied, so I decided to step back and set my little one free.
sol_se
Sep. 8th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Universe. Oh wow, thank you! :)

(and especially how YT and even imeem translated the vid).

If you don't want to go the whole website route, have you thought about also using a 3rd party file share--like YouSendIt, MegaUpload, etc. to offer people. I've found the nicest one is MediaFire (as long as it's under 100 mb). I don't believe they expire and the download link is fairly straight-forward (no hunting for it through text & confusing people). Imeem is a nice streaming site, but it's still streaming & that's never going to look perfect.

I knew I could keep tweaking this forever and not be satisfied, so I decided to step back and set my little one free.

Oh, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Sometimes you just have to let go & move on.
tzegha
Sep. 8th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Okay, you're the second person who's recc'd mediafire. I just need to find a way to render something passable under 100MB. I upgraded my editor, and suddenly it's not acting the way I'm used to it, as far as rendering quality goes. So I still need to figure out the kinks on my end, oy!
azarsuerte
Sep. 5th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ouch--that just breaks my heart for Jack all over again! Very well done. :-)
tzegha
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
If one thing will stay with me from this show decades down the line, it will be Carter waking up alone. CF just broke my heart there and the whole ep just haunted me. --I love angst! (It's so fun to play with :D )

And, thanks.
tzegha
Sep. 15th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
UPDATE: Download available
I've uploaded a slightly modified version to mediafire for anyone who wants a clearer version. Aspect ratios have been fixed along with several edits that hit the beats better and some contrast/brightness fixes. Nothing huge so as to change the feel of the vid, but hopefully more easily viewed and enjoyed:

http://www.mediafire.com/?cpigmydwj99
noctuabunda
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
What an absolutely wonderful vid!
The song was pure magic, and I loved how in the second half, the "black screens" (or however you vid-magicians call it) got more and more and lasted longer. So sad yet somehow sweet, it really made me ache inside.
clarkoholic
Jul. 13th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
This was beautiful! I really really enjoyed it! Thanks
tearful_eye
Jul. 9th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
hey :) i know i loved your life!vids - any chance you could re-upload this for me? would be so awesome, ♥.
tzegha
Jul. 9th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
ack! And now I see that all of my imeem videos have vanished. Huh?

All my videos are on my external hard drive, which is still packed away somewhere (I "recently" moved), but I'll try and remedy the missing video(s) this weekend hopefully.
tearful_eye
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
yes, imeem has deleted ALL videos on the 30th of june! it's so stupid, *kicks imeem*
but YAY, at least you still have the file :) & you don't have to hurry, any time you manage it is good.
zondix
Feb. 17th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
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