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My First FFX Fanvid!

Well, predictably, it's a teaser for the Fanfic That Ate My Brain, but woot... I just tried out iMovie.

"Lulu's Sin" (pun intended)
Final Fantasy X
Characters: Cast
Spoiler note: This has spoilers if you haven't played through Zanarkand (and gotten to the Final Summoning).

If you have a fast connection, check out the high-quality link on its YouTube Page.



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Jul. 9th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Guh. The idea of Lulu as a summon gives me so many butterflies. Mostly because I end up imagining what that kind of bond must be like, what it must feel like, how intense it must feel to share that with someone. So... yeah. This just made me squee all over the place. (Also, love the use of Shiva. If I were a better artist, and specifically a better character designer, I'd love to meld the two of them into some kind of unholy summonthing. Squish. XD)
Jul. 9th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I originally wanted to fuse in the lightning bolts of Ixion to try and add a little zap, and/or perhaps a clip of Lulu's normal -aga spellcasting move, but... one can only do so much!

HOWEVER, I am currently uploading a tweaked version in which I have removed subtitles, clarified a couple voiceovers, and juiced up the ending. *pokes YouTube* Probably another 20 minutes.

And Lulu. Kicks. Ass.

I really think Sin is an excellent career move for her.

Edited at 2008-07-09 11:58 pm (UTC)
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Hmm, better tools maybe? A sort of overlaid, partially transparent fade-in, fade-out of such a clip shouldn't be beyond most reasonable movie editors. I've no idea what iMovie is like; I did a bit with Adobe Premiere back in the day, and have a couple of vids to my name, though they're old.

Is the new one going to be uploaded over the old one, or will you be posting a new link? *interested! could stand to watch that video more than a few times.*

I really think Sin is an excellent career move for her.

Bwah. XD It does suit. Transcendent, primal power and energy. Yet at the core of it, humanity still throbs, still exists.
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I've edited my post above to point to the revised/tweaked video, so if you hit reload you should see something slightly different. The last 30 seconds have a lot more fast cuts now.

There's probably a way to do more subtle transitions like that on iMovie, but I'm not sure. It's really, really basic -- I was surprised it would let me extract audio from one clip and layer it on another. I'm beginning to suspect Apple's deliberately left out a lot of video editing tools on iMovie and has more of them in iMovie HD, which I haven't yet investigated. It's my first day playing with video editing, though, so it may just be a learning curve.

But now I need to get back to writing!
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Took a look, and I definitely am preferring the improved ending; it does feel a lot more overwheming, does whip up the sense of power and awe a lot more.

Gah, every time I think about this topic I want to write a vaguely sapphic fic involving the moment when Lulu actually becomes the Final Aeon and is called upon by Yuna. I just need to figure out how to make it work in my head.
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Please do, please dooooo. The idea keeps bubbling up in little flashes, when I'm working on other things entirely, and I'd love to see someone flesh it out and run with it.

I hope you get inspired!
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. The idea is incredibly beautiful to me, in a dark and haunting way.
Jul. 10th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Oh, I know! I've drawn up a design for FinalAeon!Lulu in my head (I just can't put it to paper due to lack of drawing skills, not to mention don't have a scanner at hand). For some reason, I picture her with multiple hands, like a (dark) goddess.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Blah, being unskilled is frustrating... all these beautiful images in your head, and no ability to translate them and show others their beauty. Multiple hands make a lot of sense, especially given the origin of Shiva, and goddesses like Kali. I don't know much about what it symbolises in those cultures, but to me there's an air of control about it, having powers to manipulate the world beyond that which humans have. And that fits very well with Lulu's personality.
Jul. 10th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Nicely done! (Especially for a first time video editor.)
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
I've friended you. I've loved your FFX Script since its debut and you seem really awesome.
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay!

I'm so glad that work was useful to someone. Thank you very much!
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