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FFX Fanvid: "Crash and Burn" Auron/Lulu


Giftvid for trekqueen, as I nattered at more length in the initial posting on aulu .

"Crash and Burn" -- an Auron/Lulu fanvid
Those with broadband connections, click the title above to go to YouTube and choose the "high quality" option.
[[Edit: there's a difference, but it's not huge.]]
Music is "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence; here's the lyrics in a popup window in case you want to follow along.

I wish my conscience would stop poking me about fanvids. Square-enix doesn't seem to mind 'em, but... but.. copyright, yeah. (Sung to the tune of "Elephants, yeah.")  On the other hand, the only reason I bought this album (Fallen) was because I fell in love with the soundtrack of another AMV, and most of my music purchases in the last 2 years have been prompted by fanvid soundtracks.


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Jul. 13th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
I have to go out and eat breakfast now, but remind me to tell you about how fan-produced manga in Japan works. There's an entire industry of fan work over there that would cause a US copyright lawyer's heart to stop. It's not only tolerated, it's encouraged, so I really, really don't think you have anything to worry about.
Jul. 13th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not too worried about the video part, because I know Square is aware of and encourages fan work. It's the soundtrack that's the problem.

The goody two shoes part of me says, "As long as the folks who made it don't mind, it's fine, but you need permiss."

The chaotic good/lazy part of me says, "As long as you give proper credit, aren't making money off of it, and may possibly contribute to them monetarily by giving their stuff free advertising, it's not too bad." But then the copyright issue comes in.

Obviously I'm saying "screw it" or I wouldn't be posting it, but I've got a few corners of conscience that go "ping."
Jul. 13th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Nicely done! I like the other one, too; I think you did a really nice job of evoking "Love Her and Despair" (which I really do mean to sit down and read sometime soon, I swear!)

As for the copyright issue, eh. Even aside from the argument that artists benefit from the exposure they get in fanvids and such (I've also bought at least one album because I heard one of the songs on a vid), I would argue that your use of the music is transformative, just like your rearrangement of the images, or the way we use characters, settings, plots, etc. in fanfiction. Would thinking of it that way ease your conscience at all?
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's just a twinge... but thank you!

Hey, I was thinking of that icon when I was working on the vid! Having spent two years making/viewing icons really helped; it was easier to think of a mental image that might map to a line.

Except I see I forgot to check the lyrics... d'oh! It's "without a soul;" I thought it was "you fill my soul." Still works.
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Love the video I think you did a great job with it and the song fits them very well. ^^
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you! I know [[Edit: assuming I've not gotten you confused with someone else!]] it's not really a pairing you usually follow, so I'm glad it worked even with our different tastes.

Edited at 2008-07-14 06:49 am (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww thank you. *hugs* I just now got a chance to sit and watch it since yesterday I was either spending all day at an airport, on a plane, baggage claim, or driving in the rain to find my hotel. :D

That was just beautiful, gave me shivers on a few parts! The music works perfectly with the essence of the video and has awesome timing for certain parts and actions. Ack! Awesome work and I'm so honored to have you dedicate it to me.
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