Movies and Misc Videos By Deslea

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NEW: Shake It Out (2016)
Performed by Florence & The Machine
Theme: And Then There Were None, Vera Claythorne


My Rating: Four stars. I'm happy with this one within the limits of the footage.
Background: I thought the potentially-dark lyrics combined with the liberated, upbeat melody made for a nice juxtaposition between the horror and the liberation of Vera's impending death.
Geeky Things To Note: Nothing too geeky here. The beautiful footage really stands in its own right here.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Sources: And Then There Were None.
Download Links: MP4, HQ, 60MB or FLV, LQ, 37MB. FLVs play on VLC Player and others. The MP4 version is iPod/iPad friendly.

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REMASTERED: Mary (2003/2012)
Performed by Patti Griffin
Theme: Buffy's Drusilla. Self-portrait, playing with the idea that Dru retained some of her innocence despite being transformed by Angelus.
Nummy Treat Award Nominee
Runner Up, Best Character Vid, Round 50, Driver Picks



My Rating: Five stars. I'm thrilled to bits with this one.
Background: This video is inspired equally by Betsy Dodd's Scully video to the same song, and by Linzee's gorgeous Spike/Dru vid, Jaded. (In fact, without Linzee, I would never have gotten hooked on Dru at all). The video is consciously surface-contradictory, pairing a slow-and-gentle song with an eccentric and often demented character; nonetheless, I think it worked out really well. The 'Mary' designation is literally accurate as well as figuratively; women religious in that era traditionally chose new names beginning with Mary (for instance, Sister Mary Cecelia).
Geeky Things To Note: There are a few overlays here where I needed to convey a lot in little time. For instance, "You're covered in babies" has overlapping shots of Dru's dolls and Dru talking to them, because there wasn't enough time to cut from one shot to the other, and neither shot conveyed the message on its own. I also strove to avoid, as far as possible, shots of Dru or Spike in vamp form. The first draft contained one close-up of Vamp!Dru, and it badly undermined the theme of the video. So that went on the cutting room floor.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Sources: Buffy and Angel.
Download Links: HQ FLV (81MB) or LQ FLV (18MB). FLVs play on VLC Player and others. Also available as an MP4 (28MB) (iPod/iPad friendly).

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Mr Tugboat Hello (2011)
Performed by Sophie B Hawkins
Theme: Haven, Duke/Audrey


My Rating: Three stars.
Background: I love the colours and scenery in Haven, and it really inspired my vidding when it came out - not always directly into Haven, either.
Geeky Things To Note: A sweet romance vid, with a quirky whimsical feel. It doesn't do anything particularly clever with effects or have a deep message - it's just meant to be a bit of a visual feast of Audrey's immersion in the quirkiness of Duke.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Sources: Haven Season 1.
Download Links: HQ FLV (31MB) or LQ FLV (8MB). FLVs play on VLC Player and others. Also available as an MP4 (13MB) (iPod/iPad friendly).

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Trouble (2011)
Performed by John Farnham
Theme: Haven, Ensemble


My Rating: Three stars.
Background: Like Mr Tugboat Hello, this one doesn't have any fancy tricks - it's just a fun tribute to Haven's Troubles.
Geeky Things To Note: Two things I've noticed about vidding in Haven fandom are - there appears to be very little vidding activity, and the source footage has a lot more scope for just plain having fun than Sarah Connor Chronicles. So I don't necessarily feel that everything I do needs to be groundbreaking. (Nor do I feel it's all already done). I can let my hair down and just have a little play with it.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Sources: Haven Season 1.
Download Links: HQ FLV (44MB) or LQ FLV (12MB). FLVs play on VLC Player and others. Also available as an MP4 (19MB) (iPod/iPad friendly).

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Sorrento Moon (2010)
Performed by Tina Arena
Theme: Imagine Me And You (2005), Luce/Rachel


My Rating: Three stars.
Background: This is a fluffy romance vid and technically not as sophisticated as recent works such as Heavy In Your Arms and This Is How A Heart Breaks. However, it achieves its aim, and I do like that it has a little more variety than some vids for this movie - I've tried to make maximum use of the limited footage.
Geeky Things To Note: Really nothing of technical interest. It's just really good fun with a nice feel.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Sources: Imagine Me and You (2005).
Download Links: HQ FLV (44MB) or LQ FLV (12MB). FLVs play on VLC Player and others. Also available as an MP4 (17MB) (iPod/iPad friendly).

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Return to Innocence (2002)
Performed by Enigma
Theme: Brides Of Christ/Catherine Leaves

Summary: Catherine (Josephine Byrne) is torn by the Church's teaching on birth control and leaves the convent in the Australian mini-series Brides Of Christ.
My Rating: Three stars. Overall I think I did a good job with the buildup. Not the best vid I've ever done, but I think it has a certain resonance. I like it.
Background: This isn't the first time I've used Brides Of Christ as a source. The Thank You Annabeth video uses This Is Where I Belong from the soundtrack, and the "Video By Deslea" trailer I've used a couple of times is set to Goodbye Sister Catherine, both by Mario Millo. Overseas viewers with sharp eyes will see Irish actress Brenda Fricker, Lisa Hensley, and a very young Naomi Watts. Brides of Christ was the series to be a part of in 1990. Originally, this video was bookended with images of Catherine and her fellow sisters after leaving the order. I liked that because it put a positive spin on the video - that Catherine's "return to innocence" was a kind of spiritual conversion that was right for her rather than necessarily saying anything negative about religious life generally. However, this didn't work so well creatively. There was too much distance, atmospherically, between the clips. So I settled on shots of her walking out the convent gates.
Geeky Things To Note: One thing I didn't like about this video was the lack of variety, visually. Since Catherine spent most of the mini-series in her habit, there's a lot of black and white. I tried to compensate by including a lot of shots with bright backgrounds and movement. I do like the sequence of the second verse, where we see Catherine's conflict rising - particularly the cuts through her walking in the rain and arguing with the priest in the confessional. I think that scene where she bangs her head against the confessional wall is particularly strong. I think that builds up really well.
Programs Used: Adobe Premiere, Paint Shop Pro, VCD Cutter.
Sources: Brides Of Christ episode 6 (Catherine).

Quick Find

Harry Potter

Karaoke Soul ***** - Movies, Harry Potter, Second War, 2013
The World Is Not Enough **** - Movies, Harry Potter, Bellatrix/Voldemort 2013
I Am A Rock **** - Movies, Harry Potter, Voldemort Character Study, 2013
Skyfall ***** - Movies, Harry Potter, Malfoys, Final Battle, 2012
All That I Am **** - Movies, Harry Potter, Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy, 2012
Happy Home *** - Movies, Harry Potter, Narcissa Malfoy/Severus Snape, 2012
It's All Over But The Crying ***** - Movies, Harry Potter, Lucius/Narcissa Malfoy, 2012
Won't Give In - The Finn Brothers **** - Movie, Harry Potter DH Part 2, Ensemble, 2011
Unwell - Matchbox Twenty ***** - Movie, Harry Potter 5, Harry, 2007/2011
Black is the Colour - The Corrs ***** - Movies, Harry Potter (DH2 spoilers), Hermione and Snape, 2011
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins **** - Movies, Harry Potter (DH2 spoilers), Snape/Lily, 2011

Haven

Mr Tugboat Hello - Sophie B Hawkins *** - TV, Haven, Duke/Audrey, 2011
Trouble - John Farnham *** - TV, Haven, General/Ensemble, 2011

Terminator/Sarah Connor Chronicles

In The End - Linkin Park **** - Movies, Terminator, John Connor, 2003/2013
Bed of Lies - Matchbox Twenty **** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Derek, 2011
Carry You Home - James Blunt *** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, John/Riley, 2011
Where Did You Sleep - Texas **** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Derek/Jesse triangle, 2010
Ordinary Girl - Alison Moyet *** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Charley and Sarah, 2010
This Is How A Heart Breaks - Rob Thomas ***** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Derek, 2010
Nation - Big Pig ** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ensemble, 2010
Heavy In Your Arms - Florence and the Machine ***** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Derek, 2010
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart *** - TV, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sarah/Derek, 2010

Movies/Mini-Series

Shake It Out - Florence and the Machine *** - Mini-Series, And Then There Were None, Vera Claythorne, 2016
Sorrento Moon - Tina Arena *** - Movie, Imagine Me And You, Rachel/Luce, 2010
Return to Innocence - Enigma *** - Movie, Brides of Christ, Josephine, 2002

Buffy

Mary - Patti Griffin ***** - TV, Buffy, Drusilla, 2003/2011

X Files

Hero - Chad Kroeger **** - TV, X Files, Krycek, 2003
Eyes of Truth - Enigma (XFVCU) **** - TV, X Files, Virtual Series Ad, 2003
Gravity of Love - Enigma ***** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2003
Eyes of Truth - Enigma *** - TV, X Files, Website Ad (challenge vid) 2003
Toy Soldiers - Martika *** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2002
This is Where I Belong - Mario Millo ** - TV, X Files, Reyes, 2002
Pray - Tina Cousins **** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2002
Stay - Anthony Stewart Head *** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2002
Devil With The Green Eyes - Matthew Sweet **** - TV, X Files, Mulder/Diana, 2002
Love Will Keep Me Alive - Wendy Matthews *** - TV, X Files, Mulder/Scully, 2001
Did We Not Choose Each Other - Sophie B Hawkins **** - TV, X Files, Reyes/Doggett, 2001
Particle - Better Than Ezra *** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2001
Against All Odds - Mariah Carey *** - TV, X Files/Lone Gunmen, Byers/Suzanne, 2001
Forgiven Not Forgotten - The Corrs ** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2000
Last Thing On My Mind - Steps ** - TV, X Files, Krycek/Marita, 2000
Closer - The Corrs ** - TV, X Files, Skinner/Kim, 2001
Never Forget You - Mariah Carey *** - TV, X Files, Scully and Emily, 2000


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