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Title of vid: Step into your place
Recipient: valoise
Vidder: Trutgras
Fandom: Blackadder
Music: Rubber Bullets by 10CC
Summary: Truth in advertising.
Content notes: I prefer not to give content notes (viewer proceeds at their own risk: could be anything)
Signed length: 04:24

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Date: 2013-01-19 04:39 pm (UTC)
petra: Two men in 1920's suits and bowler hats (Jeeves & Wooster - Deference)
From: [personal profile] petra
This is wonderful. The depth of the primary sources, added in with the silly-to-really-not-at-all-silly parts of the source, break my heart in all the right ways.

Date: 2013-01-19 05:13 pm (UTC)
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
An outstanding idea, and absolutely chilling. Perfect concept for the fourth series.

Date: 2013-01-19 05:31 pm (UTC)
leanwellback: a black-backed jackal looking right, into the distance (Default)
From: [personal profile] leanwellback
Oh, wow, that was brilliant. Every single Flashheart clip is gold! I love use of all the propaganda &c, it was especially wrenching in that last chorus. And the song choice is so perfect for Goes Forth, with the generally light-hearted tone but the sense of futility is reflected in the lyrics and it's just so well done, I love it.

Date: 2013-02-03 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] trutgras
Thank you. The song was the hardest part - it turns out it's quite difficult to find a happy fun song about a lot of people being shot for no reason. I'm guessing this is one of the reasons this series is a rare fandom.

Date: 2013-01-19 06:54 pm (UTC)
faith_girl222: (Default)
From: [personal profile] faith_girl222
this reminds me that i should rewatch series 4 more often ♥♥♥♥ this was really cleverly and movingly put together.

Date: 2013-01-19 07:13 pm (UTC)
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zulu
I loved the "load up!" bits with Lord Flashheart. It's really cool how you added all the posters, too--I especially liked, "Daddy, what did you doing the Great War?" and the pensive guy thinking about killing people with a bayonet. It heightens the satire of the show so much to add these bits.

Date: 2013-02-03 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] trutgras
I like that you like that poster, because it's the one that gave me the idea for the vid. When I saw it, at first I took it to mean what it means in the vid: the guy is remembering hurting people or being hurt himself. After realizing that, no, on the contrary, he's supposed to feel bad about *not* going to war, I read the caption and it said that this poster was a famous one because the message was instantly clear and emotionally effective. Well... not to me it wasn't. It got me thinking how, to us, this stuff doesn't even work as propaganda anymore - our preconceptions have changed so much, either your brain goes into joke mode or it's just tragic. So when I saw Blackadder requested, that turned into a vid.

Date: 2013-02-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zulu
That is really cool--I can see how the poster can be read both ways, but I prefer your reading for storytelling purposes.

Date: 2013-01-19 09:34 pm (UTC)
lithiumdoll: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lithiumdoll
Perfect perfect tone, just the same as the 4th series, between the silly and the horrible - and the posters are inspired, and brilliantly used

Date: 2013-01-19 10:22 pm (UTC)
innie_darling: (blackadder: get it here)
From: [personal profile] innie_darling
Fantastic.

Date: 2013-01-19 11:52 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
Wow, this is really well done.

Date: 2013-01-20 12:56 am (UTC)
sabra_n: (us against the world)
From: [personal profile] sabra_n
This is really excellent - the ending makes perfect use of the gut-punch at the end of the series.

Date: 2013-01-20 06:26 am (UTC)
littleheaven: (Festivids by littleheaven)
From: [personal profile] littleheaven
Great vid, and you really captured the somber tone beneath the chuckles that was season 4. The Flashheart pelvic thrusts had me LOL :0)

Date: 2013-02-03 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] trutgras
Thank you. I actually had to cut out a lot of Flashheart I put in on the first pass, because he was just hogging the screen. That's Flashheart for you.

Date: 2013-01-20 04:20 pm (UTC)
settiai: (Festivids -- charmax)
From: [personal profile] settiai
Oh, wow. This was excellent.

Date: 2013-01-20 05:04 pm (UTC)
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
From: [personal profile] purplefringe
Gosh. This is fabulous. I LOVE the use of the propaganda posters, and the comic/satirical juxtaposition of clips. I really, really want to go rewatch all of this series now...

Date: 2013-01-20 07:33 pm (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
From: [personal profile] such_heights
Oh wow, this works so brilliantly on many different levels. I love it!

Date: 2013-01-20 07:50 pm (UTC)
dubhartach: Dukat and Weyoun looking at Siskos baseball.  Caption  "just an object" (just an object)
From: [personal profile] dubhartach
Very clever, blended the ridiculous and the tragic very well

Date: 2013-01-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
From: [personal profile] raven
So clever! This is such a thoughtful and perfect use of material.

Date: 2013-01-20 09:09 pm (UTC)
woldy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] woldy
This is absolute genius, especially the way you intersperse the adverts to bring out the commentary in the series. Brava!

Date: 2013-01-20 09:42 pm (UTC)
mazily: (true grit: smarter and tougher (than you)
From: [personal profile] mazily
Oh, wow. Wonderful and thoughtful and chilling.

Date: 2013-01-20 10:40 pm (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
Wow. The concept of this vid is pure genius. My hat is off to you, anon vidder.

Date: 2013-01-21 01:09 am (UTC)
fan_eunice: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fan_eunice
Wow, this is incredible and the use of the posters is just brilliant.

Date: 2013-01-21 01:59 am (UTC)
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
From: [personal profile] echan
Brilliant concept, and so well executed, the advertising and the truth, and covering many angles of wartime, I really enjoyed this.

Date: 2013-01-21 10:23 pm (UTC)
debris_k: Rodney ZPM!love by jhava@lj (Rodney ZPM!love by jhava@lj)
From: [personal profile] debris_k
Awesome vid, I loved how the posters you found added both in realism, comedy and irony to the original series. Kudos!

Date: 2013-01-22 02:12 am (UTC)
semielliptical: sam saluting (foyle's war) (salute)
From: [personal profile] semielliptical
Wow, fabulous concept and really well done. Great combination of comedy and real tragedy.

Date: 2013-01-22 02:53 am (UTC)
skygiants: Enjolras from Les Mis shouting revolution-tastically (la resistance lives on)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
This is a really fantastic conceit and excellent vid! I love how you've used the posters and the history in context with all the wacky comedy.

Step into your place

Date: 2013-01-22 04:50 am (UTC)
yourlibrarian: S5 Buffy Cast (BUF-AccidentalHeroes-ruuger)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Brilliant take on it!

Date: 2013-01-22 06:39 am (UTC)
talumin: K9 from Doctor Who, with the text 'Shooty Dog Thing' (Default)
From: [personal profile] talumin
Really well done. I thought the use of photos and propaganda posters was a great choice.

Date: 2013-01-22 08:28 pm (UTC)
lola: Louise Brooks Wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] lola
Such a powerful vid! Drives home the brilliant & at times chilling critique that was Black Adder, with the propaganda images woven in giving extra punch and context. Plus, perfect ending. Wonderful work.

Date: 2013-01-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
kabal42: Bradley James in profile looking sad (Bradley - Soft sad PB196)
From: [personal profile] kabal42
That was really perfect for the source, and fantastic choice of song. You really chose the clips well for it, too, hit some great moments and matched it up fantastically. The mixing in of the propaganda posters and the bits of original art towards the end was indeed inspired. It hit that perfect mix of satire and critique, humour and bitter sadness that ran through that series. The ending was truly perfect, too. It gave me so many feelings.

Date: 2013-02-03 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] trutgras
If you're interested, the black and white drawings at the end were done during the war by an Italian artist called F. Matania, for British weekly The Sphere; there are many more of them online.

Date: 2013-02-24 04:42 pm (UTC)
kabal42: Captain America and Iron Man leaning on each other, arms around each other's shoulders (Default)
From: [personal profile] kabal42
Thank you very much for that. They are wonderful, and I have a thing about WWI.

Date: 2013-01-23 02:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franzeska
I love the timing of the marching and the posters at the beginning!

Date: 2013-02-03 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] trutgras
That's a relief, because that part wasn't so much editing as taking what I had and sticking it in a row. The problem was that most of the shows intro had the actors' names all over it, so the footage you see is really all the usable footage there is.

Date: 2013-01-25 03:42 pm (UTC)
odessie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] odessie
Fabulous! Inspired use of the posters.

Date: 2013-01-26 06:09 pm (UTC)
livrelibre: DW barcode (Default)
From: [personal profile] livrelibre
This was really excellent!

Beautiful!

Date: 2013-02-02 12:37 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That is just lovely. And clever. Excellent vid! I have rarely seen a fanvid that matches lyrics/music/original source so well and then you put even more in it! Lovely.

Date: 2014-01-04 03:40 pm (UTC)
woldy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] woldy
This is a really powerful vid, and I loved your use of the posters. Great song choice too - it's hard to capture the combination of surreal humor and biting social and political commentary.

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