cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,

Vid: Not Afraid by cupidsbow (Festivids, PG-15)

This was made as a pinch hit, very fast, just before Festivids went live. I had hoped to pick up a pinch hit this year, and [personal profile] hmmyeahokay's requests were a real windfall -- I wouldn't have chosen any of the fandoms she had asked for, so working out what to vid and how to vid it was a challenge (which, let's face it, I love).

At first, I thought I'd make a vid about Alice from Resident Evil, because I knew I'd be able to get that source easily. But I managed to get my hands on Colombiana, and after watching it went, "Wow! A revenge tragedy I actually like!" Zoe Saldana's character was kick-ass and awesome, and deserved a vid, so it was a pretty easy choice from there.

Music was also a challenge, as I didn't know what [personal profile] hmmyeahokay liked, and I had nothing in my vaults that would do. I spent some serious time pounding the internet looking at random stuff. GJan was an accidental find, but the beat really struck me as a good match for an action vid. I had to cut the song down a lot, but it in the end it worked wonderfully well with the visuals.

The only downside of doing a pinch hit was I didn't have time to get a beta, and it shows: there are some rough bits, especially in the prison sequence (which I vidded last). Anyway, I'm pleased with how it turned out. It was a lot of fun to make, and ended up being more popular than the other vid I made (go figure).

Title: Not Afraid, by [personal profile] cupidsbow/cupidsbow
Fandom: Colombiana
Characters: Cataleya & Emilio
Rating: PG-15
Warnings: Fast cuts, flashes, violence.
Recipient: [personal profile] hmmyeahokay, for Festivids 2012. (Originally posted here).
Artist’s notes: Music: Not Afraid by GJan.

Summary: Vengeance is a harsh mistress.

Download: MediaFire (wmv rar 72MB)
Stream: YouTube

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Tags: festivids, songvid
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