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09 December 2013 @ 08:36 pm
VID: 21 Guns [Teen Wolf ; Derek]  
This year I participated in tw_fallharvest, which was a lot of fun except for the excruciating turn of events which forced me to have to export this vid in 20 second chunks. The reveals post can be found here with heaps of awesome entries and I personally received a lovely set of graphics full of my favourite pairings, which you can totally check out here!

Title: 21 Guns
Vidder: [personal profile] mithborien
Details: Teen Wolf | 4.26 | "21 Guns" by Greenday | Spoilers for Season 3 | Made for tw_fallharvest
Available at: Vimeo (Password: triskele) | DW | AO3 | Tumblr
Download: 50mb @ Mediafire

Derek Hale character study. (Dedicated to all the pinch-hitters.)

21 Guns from Mithborien on Vimeo.

Password: triskele

Notes: This vid... nearly killed my video editing software. Everything that could go wrong with the export process, pretty much went wrong with the export process. I only just managed to get this vid in before the deadline so it may be a little rough around the edges. Just like Derek! Also, I am not saying making this vid was a metaphor for Derek's life, but making this vid was pretty much a metaphor for Derek's life. That is how painful making this vid was. One day, I may go back and re-edit this vid, but I may not.

This is unbeta-ed (surprise surprise). Possibly out of spite towards myself and possibly due to the fact that I knew I wouldn't be able to incorporate any feedback. I kinda don't want to rewatch it ever because I can tell the clips I deliberately placed and the clips I hurriedly forced on to the timeline before my computer crashed. But the good news is that it kinda makes me want to make another Derek vid full of all the clips I wasn't able to get in to this one.

My original recipient had to drop out (although you can probably still guess who you are based on your prompt so I still hope you like it) so instead this vid is dedicated to all the pinch-hitters who helped out for this challenge. I barely finished my own entry with all the time allowed so kudos to all of you for pitching in help out at the last minute.

To me, Derek has had some pretty horrible stuff happen to him, but he's also done some pretty horrible stuff himself. With this vid I wanted to find a balance between the two without excusing his behaviour or dismissing his history. I also tried out a different way of structuring the vid. Instead of moving forwards through Derek's story, I went in reverse, trying to show his reasons for acting a particular way.

This entry was originally posted at http://mithborien.dreamwidth.org/121745.html. Please comment at either location.
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
Whaaat you should be so proud that you finished this despite all the technical difficulties! Fantastic job!