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Title of vid: Collage
Recipient: bingeling
Vidder: Joyo
Fandom: Homeland
Music: Collage by James Gang
Summary: Carrie and Saul pick up the pieces.
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Blue for the blue I feel when I'm feelin down on the ground
Feelin' down
That could be most any day
Green for the eyes, take look around
When the sun goes down and the sun goes down
In the strangest way
Red for the light, got to stop this thing
Find a song to sing that is everything
That I meant to say
Meant to say

Three for the mice that are blind like the world
Never see the good that is done, just the bad
It's too late to see
Two of us make it easier to read the signs
Memorize the lines
Will you play with me?
One for the road, I'll be on my way
Come another day, when the things we say
Find a way to be
Way to be

Autumn calls for a change of year, bringing winter near us
Green to brown and the sky's a sign
Wintertime is a razor blade that the devil made
It's the price we pay for the summertime
Spring days come, it's hard to know
Where the rain comes from, where the children go
It's a nursery rhyme
Nursery rhyme

Date: 2013-01-20 01:54 am (UTC)
isagel: Lex and Clark of Smalllville, a black and white manip of them naked and embracing, with the text 'Isagel'. (Default)
From: [personal profile] isagel
This vid. Oh, THIS VID. I absolutely love everything about it. From the moment I understood that it was a vid about Carrie and Saul, it had me completely. MY HEART.

The actual collage part of the vid, the instrumental section with the overlays of Saul piecing together Carries mind map and the various shots of Brodie, is so incredibly brilliant. And it captures completely that astonishing act of love and understanding that Saul does for Carrie.

Your use of freeze frames to end clips is also wonderful.

Basically, this is put together so beautifully, I can't even deal. And beyond the technical, I have so much love for the friendship between these two, and I'm so, so happy to see it captured this lovingly and deftly in a vid. Thank you.

ETA: Oh, oh! And I meant to say that the section of the vid that goes with the "Three for the mice [...] It's too late to see" lines of the song are amazing. That view of the innocent victims (and people who started out innocent victims and decided to become something else) to me lifts this vid above what it otherwise would have been, especially since we see them here with the compassion Saul sees them with. Lovely.
Edited Date: 2013-01-20 02:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-20 03:02 am (UTC)
counteragent: red shoe (Default)
From: [personal profile] counteragent
Masterful work!

Date: 2013-01-20 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faith_girl222
this is amazing!

Date: 2013-01-20 01:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lithiumdoll
Don't know the source, so don't care - absolutely fantabulously well done vid!

Date: 2013-01-20 10:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chaila
I haven't seen this show at all, but I love the breadth and depth of this; it feels very rich and complex and makes me want to know the characters and what they're piecing together.

Date: 2013-01-20 11:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bingeling

Okay, first of all, like, seriously so many apologies for not commenting sooner! The thing is, I hadn't seen most of season 2 when festivids went live yesterday. So my first reaction was "OMG I GOT A HOMELAND VID, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT," followed immediately by "OMG I GOT A HOMELAND VID AND I CAN'T ACTUALLY WATCH IT, BECAUSE WHAT IF GET SPOILERED FOR SEASON 2 BY IT?!" So I spent today marathoning season 2 of Homeland. There are worse ways to spend a day, really. Well, turns out I was worried for nothing and I could have simply skipped all that and could have watched the vid directly yesterday. But you know what? I'm kind of glad I didn't, because after spending seven hours with this show, I'm in a total Homeland state-of-mind and it makes me appreciate this vid even more, if that's possible. And I was so psyched to finally be able to watch your vid and NOW I AM ALL OVERCOME WITH FEELINGS I CAN'T EVEN, LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!

Let's start with your song choice! Because let's start with PERFECTION, why don't we! The lyrics are so perfectly Carrie, I can't get over how well they fit. With the colour coding, and the symbolysm. And then you often have the problem that the lyrics fit, but the mood of the song, or the genre doesn't. But not here, not here. ♥

The "Two of us make it easier to read the signs" bit made me clutch my heart. And yes, Saul will play with Carrie, because he doesn't know how to say no to her. And he also knows better than to not give her a chance, he cares so deeply. ♥ And then we're at one with our countdown, and it's Carrie unraveling and going off on her own and I thought going with the clip of that one pill for that part of the lyrics was so perfect, just completely on target.

The interlude with the actual building of the collage was beautiful. I loved how you stiched that together. Saul creating a clear narrative of Carrie's pieces, overlayed with the visuals of Brody's backstory in Iraq. Especially when Saul is going through the paper and then there's the symetry of Brody and Issa washing their hands for prayer.

And then the last verse, with the price Carrie and Saul have to pay for their job and for being so completely invested in it, that they forget to take care of themselves and of those around them. ♥

Your selection of clips and your narrative were so beautiful, and it just worked perfectly with the music.

I love the relationship Saul and Carrie have with each other. How he's her mentor, but also a caregiver. How she is looking to him for direction, but also giving him the push neccesary for him to act. How completely they believe in one another, and how devastated they are, when the other can't possibly live up to the high expectations they have for one another, since they both are so very flawed. And you encapsulated this so perfectly in your vid, that this is the first time that I actually found the words to express that.

Thank you so much for this vid, it is all I could have wished for and I couldn't be happier! And I am really sorry for making you wait and I hope you are not too mad at me for it.
Edited Date: 2013-01-20 11:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-21 05:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Lovely vid! Had me completely entranced despite not knowing the source.

Date: 2013-01-21 09:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] echan
I've never seen this show, but the vid made so clear the relationship between these two, and the costs of their work, the impact on their other relationships and themselves, very nicely shown.

Date: 2013-01-23 05:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fan_eunice
I am attempting to form coherent sentences and failing. So I'm basically going to point up to isagel and bingling's comments and go WHAT THEY SAID. Because. This vid. This vid is so amazing. I can't. It. *collapses into another wordless puddle*. This. Vid. Oh, god.

Three for the mice. Damn.

Date: 2013-01-24 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franzeska
Loved the "two of us" part!

Date: 2013-02-04 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] softestbullet
I've been watching this over and over. I don't think I can explain how fantastic it is... it's such a kind and measured look at the sad messes these characters are/are in.

I really like how Brody is kept at a distance, as a cipher.

The song is perfect.

Date: 2013-02-16 12:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurora
So good!! And the collage coming together is just beautiful.


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