bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
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I made two Festivids this year. First, here was my actual assignment.

Title: Sailboats
Fandom: Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
Pairing: Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin
Rating: PG
Music: by Brooke Fraser (edited)
Length: 2:12
Summary: A love song and a lullaby.
Content/physical notes: None, I don't think.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to R. and [personal profile] cinco for watching the first draft and assuring me that the song wasn't too saccharine.
A/N: Made for Festivids 2015-2016 for [personal profile] rhivolution, who wanted some Aubrey/Maturin in love at sea. Originally posted here and here.

Streaming on Vimeo | AO3 | Download mp4 (21 MB) and captions

Lyrics (edited):

We're adrift on a sailboat
My love is the sea
Yours is the horizon
Constant and steady

You set my limbs locked hard afloat
Lifted my lonesome sails
The tide is out, the moon is high
We're sailing

Darling, your love is healing
It makes the bitter sweet
Warms the winter to spring again
Secures the cold's defeat

We're cutting anchor
Casting out
Into the glorious deep
The tide is out, the moon is high
We're sailing
We're sailing
We're sailing

I'd never vidded something this sweet before, which made me nervous; but friends gave reassuring beta feedback, and here we are. The sequence where Stephen pulls the bit of shrapnel out of Jack's neck still feels awkward to me -- I would've preferred something about Stephen's doctoring in general, playing on the "your love is healing" line, including poor little what's his name who lost his arm, but I just couldn't make the available footage work -- but I really like the quiet nighttime sequence, Jack and Stephen's introductions, the crew singing, and, as rhi requested, the clips of their duets toward the end.

Comments and concrit are always welcome as I try to improve my vidding.

Date: Feb. 13th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Would you ping me here when you have a download available? (I'm snagging one from Vimeo in the meanwhile, but if you put up something higher-res than theirs...)

Date: Feb. 16th, 2016 01:59 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Downloaded without a hitch! Thank you!

Date: Feb. 14th, 2016 02:45 pm (UTC)
jagienka: (books - sail away)
From: [personal profile] jagienka
This is absolutely gorgeous and brilliant.

Date: Feb. 16th, 2016 08:57 am (UTC)
burnishedvictory: (Love with metal letters)
From: [personal profile] burnishedvictory
This is lovely. I love the song choice and the footage you chose.

Date: Feb. 17th, 2016 03:16 am (UTC)
riverlight: A rainbow and birds. (Default)
From: [personal profile] riverlight
Oh, this is so lovely! What a perfect song choice.

Date: Apr. 14th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
kabal42: A purple-tinted picture of a viking ship at sea (General - Viking boat)
From: [personal profile] kabal42
So beautiful and just lovely - I found myself being lulled into the rhythm, and it felt a lot like being rocked on a boat. Wonderful feeling, and a wonderful choice of song :) As always, this canon is a feast for the eyes and you certainly did it justice.


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