Title: Rolling in the Deep
Song Artist: Adele
Video Artist: Fabella wistful_fever
Source: White Collar (through 3x10)
Summary: Man on a ledge: did he fall, was he pushed, or did he jump? The Peter/Neal dynamic as seen with awareness of season 3. Peter/Neal. Angst. Canon adherent.
Disclaimer: White Collar and "Rolling in the Deep" do not belong to me.
Length: 3:48min, DivX Avi
Downloads & Streams
(links updated 2/18/12)
Watch online @ youtube, or chose from 3 download sizes: 170mb, 62mb, or 35mb @ 4shared.
I started vidding this song for 2011's Vividcon, but to a different fanvid completely, focused on another fandom. Now I know why that vid stalled. It was so this video could exist. This crazy little burst of emotion that I wasn't even aware existed in me. This is my revenge fantasy video. This video is a product of a year where I went places in my heart that were darker than I knew existed. The part that wants to own and control and manipulate love to serve our own purpose. Now, us grown ups out here in the real world have to figure out how to deal with those messy emotions without hurting anyone else too much in the process. In the vid world? You can own whom you please.
This video has very much been an obsession for me. I think I started it in November, and to have it already be done... that's extremely fast work for me. Maybe it's because I've been thinking about the song for such a long time, or that Adele's intensity drove me headlong into the process. Either way, I slept, ate, and drank this video. I'm a little reluctant to show it to anyone, because the idea that anyone might not love it as much as I do is a terrifying one.
The editing process was made harder by two things: 1) clipping. so much clipping had to be done. and 2) Peter and Neal are always together! And when they are not, they are apart being awesome! Again, so much clipping! I'm a video editor that has to clip every possible thing I might even want in some possible future involving some unknown song before I can vid. I need to be able to look through my clip library, spot a thumbnail while hearing the segment I'm working on, and have that brilliant moment of inspiration.
For all my whining about clipping, this is a very simplistic video. The song and the source called for the bare bones treatment, all the flash from feeling not effect. I did make it ever so slightly crisper with brightness/contrast enhancements and the sharpening tools at my disposal. I didn't want anything to distract the audience from the interplay between Peter & Neal. I took full advantage of the cool time-lapse shots in the series, and threw that anvil at you guys hard, hope you don't mind. It was just so pretty! And it served dual purposes: to visually cleanse the eye, and as a symbolism. I wanted a subtle structure for this video. It had to have a clean narrative to do the song justice. I had a difficult time keeping focus with so much potential source, but hopefully it shows that I kept a tight rein on myself and narrowed my focus to the specific story I was telling and didn't turn the story into a frolic of differing stories it could have been. As it was, I wanted to showcase both Peter being betrayed by Neal, and the utter way Neal adores Peter even while undermining everything Peter stands for (if anyone has to figure him out, he wants it to be Peter). These things should not be able to exist in the same story. They do. I needed that to come across in the video. That was definitely a goal.
Last, but not least... I can't believe I resisted this show for so long. But, boy am I glad I did. Watching 2 and 1/2 seasons in one go was a delicious.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about my process. I'm trying my hand at vidder transparency. Technical jargon not required.
I am a woman of a certain reputation.
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- New Vid: Rolling in the Deep (White Collar, Peter/Neal)