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Song: In the 99, by Vienna Teng
Fandom: The Hunger Games
Length: 3.35
Size: 76.16 Mb
HERE and subtitles HERE
Summary: Effie, Katniss, the Districts and the Capitol.
Content Notes: Violence consistent with canon (ie, quite a lot implied and shown in brief snippets, but nothing graphic up close). Lots of fast cuts, blurry/jerky motion etc.ual setting
Vidder's Notes: This was made as part of the
Aims Vid Album, a project to vid all the songs on Vienna Teng's new album. Check out the masterpost for more information. Thanks to [profile] shinyjenni for betaing and [personal profile] carawj and [personal profile] silly_cleo for helpful comments and support!

Date: 2014-05-12 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spiderwolves
Oh, my. Oh, Effie. Oh, Katniss. I love how you've shown Katniss' arc, from sobbing and afraid to harsh and fierce and resigned, but I especially love how you've shown Effie. I think she's fascinating, and her arc of losing naivite and the honest compassion that comes out - you've humanised her a whole lot here, I think.

I heard this as "I am not the one who prays", before checking the lyrics - the prayer theme there, the raising-up of people and showing Snow, Gale, Katniss, Rue - that was especially striking, for me, this uncompromising and quite sudden barrage of, these are the symbols for different people and this is what they live and die for (or in Gale's cause, this is how they live and die) and this shows more than anything what their different situations and motivations are and mean - oh, that, I loved. It sent me reeling.

The song is *perfect*. "We are ever in the 99", a song about Occupy for films about the 1%? Brilliant. I interpret this as being Effie's voice and about Effie's arc, and, "I haven't come to say I'm sorry / But I swear I'm on your side" - oh, oh, bury me in the ocean. Oh, Effie.

So so good. All the bravo. *goes to watch it yet again*

Date: 2014-06-09 10:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Wow, thank you for this awesome comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the vid! (Isn't the song perfect? I was thrilled when I saw the connection!)

Date: 2014-05-13 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chaila
Oh this is great! I either didn't know or totally forgot you were working on this song, so this was an awesome surprise. I love the snapping editing in the intro, where all the visuals of District really drive home how it's the masses against a very few powerful people. It was a really great choice to use this song for Effie's character arc too, her realization of what she's a part of. The section near the end with all the hands, progressing to Effie and Katniss holding each other's hands was really great and affecting!

Date: 2014-06-09 10:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you, I'm so glad it worked for you! :D

Date: 2014-05-13 02:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabaceanbabe
Wow! This is beautiful! You portray Effie's arc here from clueless Capitolite to compassionate friend so wonderfully! And Katniss, from terrified girl to determined woman is awesome, too. The opening montage sets things up perfectly for the tone of the vid and the editing is so crisp and clean. I love it. Thank you for sharing it.

Date: 2014-06-09 10:59 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2014-05-13 09:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] genusshrike
This is fantastic so smartly edited and compelling. I may have teared up towards the end.

Date: 2014-06-09 11:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you so much! :D

Date: 2014-05-13 12:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
This is wonderful!

Date: 2014-05-13 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccatoria
Man that was gorgeous. I haven't seen these movies or read the books, so I basically only have fandom osmosis to go on but this vid has made me more likely to actually watch them than anything else I've seen so far. The sense of anger and anguish is palpable. <3

Date: 2014-05-13 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] such_heights
Ahhhhhh this is SO AWESOME - even better than I was expecting when you said you were doing this. Fantastic use of the different tones of the song, with the really jagged cuts and long sweeping shots. Oh, Effie. <3333

Date: 2014-05-15 10:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosaxx50
Of all the THG vids I've seen, this is by far my favourite. It's brutal and remarkable.

Date: 2014-05-18 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yunitsa
I really loved this - what a perfect match of song to source! Had to watch it twice to catch all the clever connections you were drawing between Effie and Katniss's stories - it works really well.

Date: 2014-05-22 04:57 pm (UTC)
tehlime: → <user name=gaffe> (☎ universe)
From: [personal profile] tehlime
This video is gorgeous! You did such a good job showing how Katniss and Effie's story arcs intertwine! I absolutely love the clip choice, the symbolism throughout the whole vid is just fantastic. Great job!

Date: 2014-05-23 11:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amber_protocol
This is my favourite song on this album and I love that you paired it with THG because it fits so perfectly.

Date: 2014-08-07 01:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brainwane
I have not read or seen any of the source material, but wow, this makes THG look a lot more interesting and femtastic than I had thought, and now I want to watch! Thank you!

Date: 2014-09-05 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] incidental_fire
Very powerful, really nicely done.


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