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11 April 2011 @ 03:35 pm
New Vid - Doctor Who - When I fall asleep (Vidukon Premieres)  

Description: Dreams of time and space
Premiered at Vidukon 2011

Fandom: Doctor Who
Length: 1min 41
Song: Fireflies" by owl city

zipped-avi (624x352) - 27Mo

Please do not post on YouTube or Streaming sites. The content of this vid being even more personnal, I would really appreciate that. Thank you.

This vid happened by the combination of 2 things:
a) this song made me happy and I thought I should do something about it
b) Bun kept playing with my doctor who screwdriver torch light
Somehow both things came together very obviously.
I just love the idea that babies and kids can dream of travelling in space and I just find beautiful how pure and hopeful the idea of a kid dreaming of being doctor who is. You sometimes wish you could still be that kid. :)

I originally had bigger ambitious ideas about what would be shots of the real world versus the dream world but reality hit me when I realised that when it came to shooting stuff, I really really had no idea what I was doing... so expectations were lowered and just kept the basic ideas in.
I learned a few things about shooting though and I really want to develop that in the future. I think it's an entirely different craft but knowing those things certainely opens new perspective and I want to go there. One thing I learned that might be obvious to you while reading this (but in case not, this may prove useful) is that to shoot something to look like night, you don't shoot at night. cause well you see nothing.
So the alternative is to shoot in a sort of morning light (not too sunny) and to apply some filters (white balance, blue filter) and play with different settings to get what you want. you can also possibly create this by applying some indirect lights on various spots. for instance, light the back of a person that is walking in a dark area.
Obviously I didn't have the ressources to do those kinds of lighting nor did I possess lights and blue filters (not to mention I'm not sure bun would have appreciated me turning his room into a studio at 6am while telling him to stay asleep for the shoot...), so I did all this in post production, playing with, like I said, contrast, color balance, curves and white balance and desaturation, all your usual coloring too I guess.
The result is not perfect as it is harder to change colors on bright yellow to orange colors than on light colors like beige or cream.

External footage is from personnal source as well as House M.D and The universe and its mysteries - Black Holes (Documentary)

Hope you enjoy the vid. Comments are love as usual (whether love or concrit) :)
jarrow: emma-downjarrow on April 11th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW, sweetie! This is amazing! One of the reasons why you're among my very favoritest vidders is because you always take us on a ride. The vid spins me right round, baby, right round :-) The motion is incredible -- that goes without saying. But I love that you can never really tell if it's the universe that's spinning the Doctor or the other way around. They're interconnected, and the shift between them is so fluid and beautiful. This is gorgeous.
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Hee thank you so much ! :)
If there's one vid where I'm glad it felt like a ride, it's this one, cause that's what dreams should be like, at least to me :)
Thanks for the lovely comment ! :)
pixieladykuwdora on April 11th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
and thank you so much for your fabulous words :)
thedothatgirl: eaglenebthedothatgirl on April 11th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't get a chance to tell you after premieres that I loved this vid - it's 'very' you, flowing movement and joy - and it made me smile all the way through.


Also thank you so much for all your hardwork up to and including the weekend. You are a star for putting the con together.
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
very me, no kidding :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it this much since it's suppose to be happy :)

I wish we had more time to hang together, I barely saw you :( but I'm glad you had a good time :)
Sen: pp-darcybluespookysen on April 11th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous vid. :) I love how it moves and how fast it is. Very enjoyable and happy.
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you !
Nickyobsessive24 on April 11th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhh I need to just put on my DVD and watch the swirly pretty over and over and over again. It's so gorgeous!!!

But shame on you for having a baby just for vidding! For shame! :P
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
I know ! I'm such a bad mom !
but thanks so much for the lovely comments :)
The sanest lunatic you've ever met: docwho: fantastic!sdwolfpup on April 11th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
This was wonderful! I love the additional footage you shot, and the whole vid just zooms. :) (PS - Bun is ADORABLE.)
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hee :) so glad you liked it :)
Amy: who: amy smilesuch_heights on April 11th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
This made me tear up with joy at the con, and I look forward to watching it many more times. Such a gorgeous concept, and as always your sense of motion is completely amazing. <3333
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
oh that means so much to me, thank you !
and the feeling's mutual given how much I loved your vid :D
Zoharbunnythenavia on April 12th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
It's like a dream! <3
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
yay \o/ thank you !
Becka: fish custard goes herebeccatoria on April 12th, 2011 10:03 am (UTC)
This vid is absolutely, astoundingly gorgeous and really, really succeeds in capturing a sense of innocence and joy and wonder. It's like bottled atmosphere; the whole vid just moves with it. I'm sorry to hear that the extra footage you shot wasn't all of what you wanted, but I think in the context of the final vid it's perfect. Plus the song is beautiful. This was totally my favourite premiere and I am so happy you posted so quickly so I can watch a million times without having to load up the premieres DVD into my rickety laptop drive.
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
oh thank *you* so much for this oh so kind comment :) that means a lot to me! I'm so glad you enjoyed it this much :D this makes me happy, thank you !
shinyjenni on April 12th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous! So full of wonder and joy.
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you !
jagwriter78: Fozzy babyjagwriter78 on April 12th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
This was one adorable vid!!!! You mixed it all together so well and I hope - since it was the last vid of the con day - some other people got to dream about space as well. You need to make more vids like that one, it was simply "awwwwwww!" all the way through!
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
oh that's so lovely to say :) thank you ! :)
Dualbunnydualbunny on April 12th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
This is so much fun--and then beautiful and clever on top of that! Wonderful work yet agin! :D
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks ! :)
Oh no! It's the Very Comforting Banshee!: Misc: <3theoret on April 12th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
I think both the concept and the execution of this vid are brilliant. I love the motion, it's impossible not to just fall into this vid. I keep having to press play again as soon as the vid ends because I don't want to land yet. This vid just perfectly encapsulates the pure joy of imagination. ♥
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you !!! I'm so glad the motion worked for you too :)
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buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
This couldn't make me happier that you fel that way, thank you ! :)
Talitha: jillicons sleeping princesstalitha78 on April 13th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
I don't think I really commented on this when I had you face to face. The time just got away from me. But I must tell you now that I absolutely loved it. It is a beautiful vid, as yours always are, and it is also an emotionally powerful vid that speaks to anyone who's ever dreamed of the stars and the endless possibilities of the universe. Brava!!
buffyannbuffyann on April 13th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
I know, I forgot to comment on your vids too, how did that happen ? oO
Anyway, Thank you !