Fanvid Friday…on a Saturday. I was busy having an identity crisis yesterday, sorry! So, I’m giving you a 2fer. Both of Sir Guy, and both by Delicate Blossom.
Drives Me Crazy:
What I really love about this one is Guy’s reactions to the “eww, eww”s of the chorus. The timed smirks, sneers, head tilts, chin waves,etc., they crack me up!
and then a more serious one, Hurt:
Perfect song choice for Guy, don’t you think? The flow is so smooth in this video, Guy’s facial expressions meld together with the music in a really nice way. There are those little editing moments that I love so much too, like how the lyric “you can have it all” is matched up with Guy removing the blindfold from Marian, or Guy’s wide-eyed shock during the “I will make you hurt” part. I really like the mix of moving scenes and still images as well, along with the black and white shading. Plus, I’ve just always loved this song.
This fanvid does a really good job of capturing the inner struggles of Lucas and how he isolates himself. I like the effects during the clap of the chorus, and when the frozen frames are shown in succession. The rear-view mirror shot at 1:02 is cool, and the profile/neck porn at 3:07 is highly enjoyable.
I always have the urge to write a self-insert fanfic after watching this video, to help save Lucas from himself. Becoming better acquainted with the jeans at 2:12 would be a major plot point…
Lullaby, created by Delicate Blossom and sung by the Dixie Chicks is a nice, soothing multi-character fanvid that I turn to often when I need a smile.
Having Harry and John Standring together in the same video is a treat for me, as you can imagine, but to then add in John Thornton, Monet, Paul Andrews, and Guy, etc. makes this vid really enjoyable! The melody of the song is really nice and when you add in the lyrics, there is a relevance there for a lot of RA fans.
I especially like how the line “life began when I saw your face, and I hear your laugh like a serenade” is illustrated by glimpses of Harry and John Standring. Even though I prefer pre-haircut Standring, that smile goes straight to the heart!
At around the :50 mark though, that soft look of John Thornton’s gives it a run for it’s money! As with all of the fanvids that I like, I enjoy the scenes that are chosen to accompany the lyrics in certain spots. For example:
“How long do you want to be loved? is forever enough, is forever enough?”
first with Harry and Geraldine holding hands on their walk, and then later on when we see Guy kneeling down to propose to Marian.
I appreciate the bedroom scenes chosen too. The ones with Paul convey the closeness and safety between a couple, even when they’re having problems. And Monet is playful, smiling that sweet smile of new love.
This video makes me feel all sappy and happy! I’m going to go watch it again…
this time featuring John Porter and the Song Free by Vast.
I really like the gritty song choice for this one, it goes along perfectly with John’s rebel nature and creates a kick-ass vibe to parallel all the fight scenes. The lyrics emphasize the point that Porter is done following the rules and being kept in his place, and so a lot of the scenes featured are of his no-nonsense actions as he gets the job done.
I like when Porter and Masuku are being thrown through the air in slow-motion and how that instigates the music change. There are then overlapping images of Porter’s face on top of scenes illustrating that John has had a purpose in what he’s doing: Katie’s rescue, being reunited with his family, and what he’s had to endure in the process.
And then we end with the iconic image of Porter driving off into the sunset as a picture taken from the very beginning during the Bratton Extraction, where it all went wrong, is shown alongside.
John is free, he’s redeemed himself and cleared his name.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Delicate Blossom, with song by Tingsek
I seem to be having a renewal of my crush on Harry lately, so I’ve been watching this fanvid quite a bit. Not 5 seconds in and I’m smiling big each time that I watch it!
At first it just seems like a bunch of random scenes, but when the music breaks there are subtle instances of the scenes mirroring the tone or sound. During the first change between verses, Harry steps around the corner and sort of cranes his neck a bit, which goes along perfectly with that drawn out pause in the music.
What I especially like about this video, is that it’s not just a showcase of Harry alone but Geraldine too, and her reactions to him. It gives us a peek at Geraldine’s uniqueness and shows us why Harry might find her endearing,
My favorite part of the video is when Harry is playfully grabbing at Geraldine in her pajamas as he sits on the arm of the couch.