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03 January 2007 @ 09:15 pm
New Vid - Confessions of a Dying Man  
I was watching some of the videos nominated in the Stargate Music Video awards, and there was a a number of them in there I fell in love with. A few of them had something in common - they used talking clips throughout, which got me a thinking... Hey I could do that! So this is me experimenting and trying something a little different. I hope the sound came out alright. It seems to sound completely different through different speakers. (sounds great through my headphones, but not as good through the tv) I hope I managed to do those parts ok.

I Like this video, its one of my sad ones. I had to stop a few times cause I was getting all miserable. I wanted to make it as a tribute to McKay's character after seeing Tao of Rodney, and this is what I came up with.

Thanks have to go out to obsessed1o1 for the inspiration. I got this idea after watching her vid to the same song, so thanks for that. Also thanks to Wiccy for the help and Kyri for hosting. :P

Confessions of a Dying Man
Song: The Scientist
Artist: Coldplay
Character: McKay
Clips: Up to 3x15 (Big Spoilers for Tao)
Category: Tribute, Friendship, Angst, Character Death
Summary: Rodney takes some time to reflect on his years in Atlantis and the friendships he has formed there
File Details: AVI 33.37MB


Love to hear what you thought of it. Love it? Hate it? Never EVER use voice clips again?
Comments are gold.
Callumlockstock_ on January 3rd, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
this is my new favourite stargate MV.

nothing could top this.
obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
LoL, and here I was imagining you banging your head on the desk yelling "WHY?!" at me :P

hehehe. I'm so glad you liked it. I was nervous about this one.
Sinaida: Rodneysinaida on January 3rd, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
I really, really loved this. It is the perfect vid for a perfect episode. :-) I liked how you used the line "take me back to the start" to give some glimpses of an earlier Rodney and to show how he has changed. And I think the voice clips are really working in this one.
Thanks for this beautiful character vid. :-)
obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Thankyou! So happy you liked it. I'm so glad to hear the voice clips are working. i was really nervous about using them, but i thought it helped set the scene a little more :P
Thanks again
Fionaruafair on January 3rd, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
OMFG... This is the most amazing video of McKay I have ever seen... the editing, the song, everything was just perfect.... And normally I'm not a fan of voice clips but wow they so fit in with this one.... Brilliant....

obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Hi Fiona. What a way to grab my attention :P Thanks very much. So happy you liked it. Its good to hear it all fitted together well. I was a little nervous for this one. Very unlike anything I've done before.
Thanks again mate
Cal. W.prodigi249 on January 3rd, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Lockstock linked me.

Very emotional stuff. From an editing stand-point its not what i'd generally go for, but from the emotional stand point you did a great job.

I really enjoyed this.
obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
Hi there,
Ah good ol' Lock. Thanks for taking the time to take a look and comment, I appreciate it.
Thanks :P
lil_aber_lisalil_aber_lisa on January 3rd, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
holy hell, i'm lost for words for a mo....

Absolutely amazing i loved it, the use of the voiceclips were geat especially the ones with the carson and rodney moments, definitely an ace vid

lil lisa
obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
*g* I have finally rendered people speechless... My work here is done :P
Thanks! Im glad you liked it. I am also really happy to hear the voice clips worked too :)
Yeah I have to admit. I really liked that middle bit with the carson bit then the john bit... it was sad...
Thanks again!
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obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
I really love your vids, so that means a lot to me thanks! *BG*
I'm thrilled you liked it! Yay, I'm glad you got the whole flashback thing and the voice clip thing wasn't a complete failure :P Thanks once again for the feedback! ")

Oh and I use Adobe Premier Pro to do my vids.
Wendy2sexyboys on January 3rd, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ob, you did again...crap, this was an entire Rodney vid that I swore I wasn't going to like, cause it ain't shep :) and you blew me away. That was a great choice of song and the voice overs with the editing was brilliant addition...you still manage to be the best at this....now, back to Shep LOLOLOLOL
obfreakobfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
LoL, Oh you make me laugh :D
Aaawwww thankyou! *goes all red*
I have to give credit to Obsessed1o1 for the song idea... I kind of stole it (with permission of course)
Yay! glad you liked the voice overs, I was really worried that would be a complete failure, but Im glad it worked out.
Thanks again as always.

LoL You and your Shep. I'm all out of ideas now, but hey if you've got one...
(no subject) - 2sexyboys on January 4th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lyonside: Bermuda gateneocatholic3000 on January 4th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Wow. This song has been on my ITunes Rodney playlist for a while, as well as "Songs I Want To Vid (If I Only Knew How) playlist.

Well done and gorgeous. I too usually hate voice clips, because they're usually overdone, and overshadow the song. Your use here was totally appropriate.

I also liked the shadowboxed effect for older memories/personal images of individuals - interspersed w/ the episode/storyline clips. It made it feel like we were in Rodney's head.

Lyonsideneocatholic3000 on January 4th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
Sorry, should have said I'm here via Atlantisvids...
(no subject) - obfreak on January 4th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
redphoniexredphoniex on January 4th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
beauty. Prefect. Best EVER!
obfreakobfreak on January 5th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks Red!
Will write for cakesgatazmy on January 4th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous video. Just...very well done and heart breaking and so true to who Rodney is. The voice overs work wonderfully.
obfreakobfreak on January 5th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Thankyou, glad you like it.
So happy to hear the voice clips worked. Thanks again
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obfreakobfreak on January 5th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Hehehe, Thanks!!!
Thats so sweet of you *BG* I don't know how I do it... :s
A good teacher helps :P
Thanks again!
scarym1scarym1 on January 5th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
WOW!!! Your McKay vid made me cry. It was beautiful and moving. Love how you included the dialogue. It sound great to me. I was impressed with the clips you chose and how you put them all together.
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
lol, cool! I seem to be making a few people cry with this one :P
*coughs* Yeah that sounds wrong.
Thanks though, it means a lot. Happy to hear you liked it and that it all worked how it was supposed to =D
pooky625pooky625 on January 5th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Wow. Just...wow. Really really beautiful vid. Thank you.
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, glad you like it
dossierdossier on January 5th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
I love the voice clips! they fit well with the subject of the vid, I think. It might not be something that you'd want to use too often. The clarity is amazing, and the flashback clips with the slight change in color and the mask around the edge was a nice touch.
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Thankyou. That is such a relief to hear. Glad you like it.
Thanks again
myhelix: pic#46824818myhelix on January 5th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Hi obfreak, can I start a "obfreak music vid fanclub"? Okay just kidding! ;-) But I think the music you use goes always perfect with the SGA scenes. I´m a big supporter of all your Rodney and Beckett centric videos. But I love all my SG-Man´s! ;-) I hope you don´t mind if I´ve a little song suggestion for you. From "Coldplay-Fix You". I think it would make a great drama vid! Of course you don´t have to use it, because your songs are always top notch! :-)
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
Thankyou, thats great to hear =P
Ohhh I just love McKay, but yeah I love them all too.

Oh and thanks for the song suggestion, I'll have to look into it - I'm looking for some new ideas atm.
inkscribeinkscribe on January 5th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
I've been swamped, so haven't had a chance to view this until just last night. Woah -- once again, you have brought together a perfect combination of imagery, layering, reflection, timing, etc. And I'd say you had the perfect touch on the voiceovers -- it works in some places and in some it doesn't (vids in general, I mean), and in this one you chose very, very well.

It goes into my "favourite ever" list, along with so many others of yours.

Pat yourself on the back! Woo hoo! :-D
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
I'm very happy to hear that it all worked well.
Thanks again, I'm glad you liked it
selenitylight9selenitylight9 on January 5th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my...
Now that I have finally made my own account I can tell you how much I love your videos and how much I respect you for making them. I think that all of your vids are just so wonderful and perfect.

However this video surpasses all. The episode "The Tao of Mckay" is, admittedly, my favorite of all the episodes and I believe that you really did it justice. The talking bits really just give it that dramatic, gut-wrenching effect. I also love the 'past' bits and how you distinguished them from the 'present'. It was really just a brilliant piece of work. I hope you don't mind if I friend you and recommend you to some of my friends.

Just perfect!
obfreakobfreak on January 6th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: Oh my...
Awww thankyou very much!
The Tao of Rodney is my all time favorite episode too, so I am thrilled to hear I did it justice. It was so powerful and emotional and I really wanted to say true to that. I'm so happy to hear the voice clips worked well and that the 'past' effects worked how i wanted them too :) Thanks again for the feedback, I appreciate it.

Yeah sure, go ahead. I don't mind, and I love recs.
shepsangelseektheinfinite on January 6th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)

Okay I think my brain's had enough time to kick back into gear. This was amazing. Absolutely brilliant, and I'm not sure what else to say. Except I absolutely loved this.
obfreakobfreak on January 7th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
lol! Aww thanks! I am so thrilled you liked it :P
(no subject) - obfreak on April 17th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
kodiak_bearkodiak_bear on January 6th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Finally making it here to leave fb! I saw this pop up on the gen rec and hurried over, dl'ed, watched, loved more than words can say and that's saying a lot because I'm mostly a Sheppard-centric gale. It was just beautiful and the voice clips were perfect, how they fit the scene, cutting off at the exact right moment.

You are incredibly talented!

obfreakobfreak on January 7th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Hey KB!
Hehehe cool! So glad you liked it! I am also thrilled to hear that the voice clips worked.
Thanks so much!
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on January 14th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - obfreak on January 17th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 16th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Your Confessions Video
Wonderful video! I loved the changes from blsck & Grey to color and the voice over was perfect! Keep them coming, please do more! Hope you won big time for this one.
obfreakobfreak on January 17th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Re: Your Confessions Video
Thanks, thats great to hear
melsivia on January 21st, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful! ^___^
obfreakobfreak on January 22nd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
that girl over there: [sga] mckay; omg i'm gonna dierocksalted on February 6th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Wow. This MV was so beautifully done... I have tears in my eyes. How do you do it!? ♥
obfreakobfreak on February 6th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so very much *g*
I was really aiming to score tears on this one :P

*shrugs* I dont know! LoL
Nimnod: happy - laughing rodneynimnod on April 15th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
So beautiful! Also, you are slowly becoming my hero - I watched one of your vids this morning while waiting for someone and went "wow!", then another, then another, and now I'm totally hooked. You're really good =)
obfreakobfreak on April 15th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
wow that's such a nice thing to say, thank you. Im so happy to hear you like them :D
Mrs. Jensen Acklesacklesbabe_007 on May 19th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
This was the most beautiful video I have ever seen. The editing was amazing and it was the perfect song choice. Needless to say I bawled my eyes out. But this truly was a work of heart.
obfreakobfreak on May 19th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Thank you. You can thank wiccy for the song, it was her idea :P
merelyn on July 3rd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Hey, I stumbled across this because I really wanted to find a Rodney vid to this song. (Thank you, Google.) Just wanted to say how utterly lovely this was. The Rodney love! The team love! Jeannie! *clutches heart* I'm basically a puddle of weepy goo right now, and I wanted you to know.
obfreakobfreak on July 3rd, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
hehe, good old google.
Aww thankyou. Glad to hear you liked it