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colorblind // skins // effy stonem

  • Mar. 28th, 2009 at 11:11 PM
echoes: (skins l forget your technicolor dreams)
Title: Colorblind
Song: "Colorblind" by Counting Crows
Duration: 3:34 minutes
Character/Pairing: Effy Stonem (Effy/Cook, Effy/Freddie, Effy/Tony)
Spoilers: Spoilery for all aired episodes, Series One through Three
Summary: I am colorblind, coffee black and egg white
Watch: iMeem, YouTube
Download: 21.0 MB WMV file @ Mediafire
Disclaimer: All clips & media copyright their respective owners. I own nothing.






COLORBLIND - Effy (Skins) by Eucalyptus Girl - Eucalyptus Girl


Notes: Ohhh man, this vid basically consumed my entire Saturday but it was well worth it. WMM kept going through fits and refusing to cooperate, but "Colorblind" somehow manages to snag the Fastest Lovestories Vid Made Now and Possibly FOREVER title anyway.

Thanks to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] sophieisgod for being my vid beta/cheerleader once again and keeping me occupied while I waited for YouTube to upload things. The only reason this thing EXISTS is because of your joy over "Colorblind" being on the Effy fanmix, so thank you one hundred times over! I LOVE YOU MUCHLY. ♥♥♥

"Colorblind" is a Effy character study, mostly revolving around Series Three, but exploring some of her past plotlines as well. I really had no specific concept for this vid when I started it, but I'm very happy with how it turned out, and hope it succeeded in shedding some light on what I think goes on in Effy's mind. Enjoy.



"Colorblind" by Counting Crows
I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
I am taffy stuck and tongue tied
Stutter shook and uptight
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
I am fine
I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
I am fine, I am fine, I am fine

Comments

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[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
ACH IMEEM IS NOT WORKING! :/
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
FOR REAL? It is...showing up OK on my end?
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[identity profile] bornbackwards.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
That? was fucking gorgeous.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[identity profile] auroraprimavera.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Ack, it's not working for me! *sniffles* Not fair.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
GYAH. How about now? I think iMeem was just being finicky earlier. :/
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[identity profile] marycontraire.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
Oh, this is perfect and lovely and so Effy! You were also able to really seemlessly merge the series one & two stuff with the new series stuff, which I really appreciated.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
That's real lovely to hear, because it was one of the things I was worried about the most while making this. :) Glad you liked!
[identity profile] silentwilight.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
This video is awesome :)
Great job!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] thisissirius.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
I AM DOWNLOADING IMMEDIATELY.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
OH YAAAAY! TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.
[identity profile] better-in-time.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
the song is so perfect for this vid, loved it!! ♥
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/__butterflies__/ wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Such an amazing video.So beautiful, and really Effy like.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] dreamcatchmexo.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
That was really brilliant! I loved it.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] acroetia.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Amazing :]
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] hiswendy.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
this is beautiful! x
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] mossylawn.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
this is so beautiful
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] ourblood.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
this was gorgeous, nice work!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] smirk-dog.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Nice. The song choice is perfect.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] aftermornings.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
You chose just the right shots for everything. All in all, this is brilliant <3
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
HEY IMEEM IS WORKING AGAIN
WELL. You know I love and adore this more than is reasonable. SO HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I LOVE THAT I HAVE NOT ALREADY TOLD YOU I LOVE VIA EMAIL.

+ I'm not sure why, but I'm a little bit obsessed with that shot of Effy playing with the flame and the red glass round about 0:16. It kind of seems destructive in a way that isn't really, because if anything the glass would melt so it's transformative, and at the same time it mirrors the lighting of the pipe at 1:21. OH EFFY ♥

+ One thing I really really love about the way your editing is the way you create moments like in the WATERPARK!KISSING MONTAGE OF BEAUTY where you cut from Effy holding up her phone back to the kissing. I don't really know how to describe what I mean, but I got the same feeling from the moment in the "White Houses" where you cut from FOOT!FACE to Gwen sitting down beside Merlin. It's kind of fluid in the sense that it's not exactly on the beat, but if definitely doesn't feel off or awkward, and I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IT JUST WORKS FOR ME.

+ OH MY DAYS, the Tony/Effy shot in the car at 1:36 makes me go all teary.

+ Ach, THE SHOT OF THE WATER BEHIND THE BOAT JUST, LIKE, DOES THINGS TO ME. I don't know, I just feel like it's all thematically appropriate for Effy because she, like, ~leaves people in her wake~ and shit. WHAT. I DON'T KNOW.

[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Re: HEY IMEEM IS WORKING AGAIN
One thing I really really love about the way your editing is the way you create moments like in the WATERPARK!KISSING MONTAGE OF BEAUTY where you cut from Effy holding up her phone back to the kissing.

OHHH THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR. Because I feel one of the things that marks me as a vidder is my tendency to splice together a bunch of clips from one scene out of order.

It's kind of fluid in the sense that it's not exactly on the beat, but if definitely doesn't feel off or awkward

THIS, THIS IS GOOD. When I vid I rarely ever try to match clip changes to the beat, disregarding some of the initial instrumental stuff, and usually just stuff a bunch of things I want for a lyric match onto the timeline and then rearrange things until it goes smoothly and doesn't jar. SO I AM ELATED TO HEAR THAT IT IS WORKING AND STUFF.

Ach, THE SHOT OF THE WATER BEHIND THE BOAT JUST, LIKE, DOES THINGS TO ME. I don't know, I just feel like it's all thematically appropriate for Effy because she, like, ~leaves people in her wake~ and shit. WHAT. I DON'T KNOW.

These were basically my EXACT THOUGHTS FOR THAT SECTION. I fiddled with it a bunch of times without using the water, and then I randomly dropped the water/skyline clip in at random and my brain spazzed out about how PERFECT it was.

YOOUUUUU ARE MY SUNSHINE, DEAREST. ♥♥♥
[identity profile] zooeyrye.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
This is amazing!!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] raspberryhoney.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, awesome editing!! I love this song for Effy. :)
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] sushimonster724.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Just so *pretty*! And plain brilliance! It was excellent and I loved it. And the song is so Effy, obvs.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] emmaxoxo.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
i love the simplicity of it all. adds to the beauty of it :) great job!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] readingisfun22.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I love it! Effy is such a great character and this was a great video showing all of her different sides.

Also so weird to see how much Kaya has grown in three years lol.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And it really is, haha. :)
[identity profile] eskimo-jo.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
just... RIGHT. one of the best Skins vids i've seen, tbh. and it was just perfect how you showed S1&2 effy as well, i think really a lot of that gets lost in S3 discussions and such.

Just so good. Thanks so much! (And for the d/l too!)
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you! Glad you liked. :D
[identity profile] silviakundera.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
wow, this is THE Effy vid. It's just her, perfectly. Never heard this song before -- it was really fitting for her.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 29th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Man, I had this song before I saw Skins, but after I got into the show it came up on Shuffle one day and I was all, "WHAT IS THIS PERFECTION??" So, er, a vid was probably inevitable!
[identity profile] likecharity.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 30th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
THIS IS SO GORGEOUS. I actually never particularly liked the song but I have some NEWFOUND LOVE for it now because it fits this so well. Your editing was really just perfect and I actually got a little teary towards the end...'cause I'm lame. :/ But really, awesome job!! ♥
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 30th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Awww, I always get this little burst of JOY in my heart when people say they get teary over something I've made because the point of art is to inspire emotion and the thought that I made something powerful enough to do so is VERY HAPPY-MAKING. ♥
[identity profile] truemyth.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 31st, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Nice job! The song works very well for Effy!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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