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Okay! So! After a ridiculous amount of time wrangling with Adobe Premiere Pro, I bring you:

Under the Cyclone: A Logan Echolls Vid
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On the needle with this gun in your back, and there's nothing left to recommend.
We split the heart attacks between our families, so the memories won't last.
'Cause you've been waiting around to get your mind in the gutter,
hoping late, late nights will mend you.

The list isn't long, but temptation gets ugly,
so empty out your songs.
Long lost, the outside is waiting, and you say, "I like the way I am."
But someday, when the cyclone is over your head, you'll run and hide.

Burn the lights and hand me back to the hallway,
to a door left of my parents' room.
We split the tab between the blatant defenders,
but their enemy's long gone.

The hour's long in the teeth,
and the spirits are waning,
and the airport's lost my name again.
Just keep your eyes to the front,
the oncoming headlights will empty out your skin.

Long lost, the outside is waiting, and you say "I like the way I am."
But someday, when the cyclone is over your head, you'll run and hide.
And on the kitchen table there are olive branches everywhere,
so pass your burden over here,
I'll smile and drink it down,
down, down, down.

Under the cyclone there,
there are car accidents and
and all the passengers scream no, no, no, no

There are bouts of disappointment and claims of overacting.
Welcome to the interstate between your best friends.
If there's a smile then pick it up, dear.
If there's a scar then push it deeper.
Just learn to hide yourself inside a secret.

Back down to the intersection,
the fine lines of contradiction.
We push for a photograph and just end up with dust.

Notes: Spoilers through season two of VM. Exporting this was such a bitch. Anyway. This vid is not as linear as my last Veronica Mars one (A Perfect Sonnet), but I think the editing is more polished. It's mostly about how Logan's life is a black hole. Angst angst tears tears vomit. What can I say, the boy hurts so pretty.

Downloading/commenting results in my undying love and affection.

Also, while I'm posting anyway: [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny has posted some awesome videos this weekend, in particular God Is A DJ, a BSG vid focusing on Starbuck. I don't even watch the show (it's on my list, really), but I really loved it.

Date: 2006-08-20 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avoteforla.livejournal.com
Downloading. I just spent the past three days making the best of my insomnia by rewatching the first season of VM. Such love.

Date: 2006-08-20 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Awesome. The first season is amaaazziiiinnggg. I'm far less enamored with the second season, but Logan Echolls still makes it worth watching.

Just so you know, there are season two spoilers in the vid, in case you're trying to remain unspoiled.

Date: 2006-08-20 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avoteforla.livejournal.com
I'd go so far as to say it's in the top five best seasons of television. Rob Thomas is brilliant. Supposedly, for the third season, they're talking about going back to that really tight, focused storytelling. Good stuff.

Thank you! I think I'll go for it. ♥

Date: 2006-08-20 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
For me, it's my favorite season of television ever, if only on a personal level. I just love it so much.

I believe they're doing three smaller arcs for the third season-- I think it's going to be "lighter," and I'm optimistic to see where it goes.

Date: 2006-08-20 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adellyna.livejournal.com
OMG it was soooo good and sexy yay Logan! It was totally worth the fact that when I started to play it, Jude woke up and started crying!

Date: 2006-08-20 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I am sure your son just could feel Logan's emo pain. OBVIOUSLY.

Date: 2006-08-20 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adellyna.livejournal.com
OBVIOUSLY. Or he just wanted to watch and SEE HOW IT'S DONE.

Date: 2006-08-20 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabs-mr.livejournal.com
Wow. I really like it! I like the thing that you did... goes a little bit faster then sloooooow. That was fucking awesome! :)
Great vid. Woo hoo! :)

And this part of the song:
If there's a scar then push it deeper.


Date: 2006-08-20 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I know, I might have abused that particular effect but I really love how it looks.

And yes, the song is so angsty.

Date: 2006-08-20 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabs-mr.livejournal.com
You're welcome! :)

I don't think you abuse at all, the effect goes perfectly with the rhythm of the song. And the lyrics.

Yep, angsty angsty angsty. :]

Date: 2006-08-20 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misa-05.livejournal.com
Is there any way for you to make it smaller? I am currently stuck on dial-up and it would take forever to dl something that size.

Thanks so much.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
I can try to make the file smarter tonight and re-upload. Is the YouTube link workable for you?

Date: 2006-08-20 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nzlaura.livejournal.com
Wow, that was great. I'll have to watch it many more times, but I liked the way you used similar movements (Veronica and Logan opening doors, etc) to give it a momentum, and the tossing of the lighter fit the beat AND the lyrics perfectly.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I love trying to find parallels. So glad you liked!

Date: 2006-08-20 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beatkicks.livejournal.com
Ooooh! PRETTY! I usually don't like vids without dialogue, because I can't stand 30 second shots of people talking where you can't hear it, but this vid stayed away from that, and was quick, and pretty! And it had the correct aspect ratio which is ALWAYS a plus. I also loooooved the parallels you drew.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
I hate the talky face! So glad you enjoyed, I worked hard on it. Thanks for commenting. :)

Date: 2006-08-20 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saint-renegade.livejournal.com
Dude you should vid more, overall as a fandom VM videos tend to kind of blow but vids like these restore my faith. The cuts with all the similar scenes toward the end kicked ass.

Could you upload the song for me? It's so Logan, OHMYGOD.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Heeeee. I would vid more, it's just that I'm so ADD. And downloading/clipping the episodes is so tedious. But I imagine I'll do more in the future.

Thanks for commenting, and sure, I'll upload the song tonight!

Date: 2006-08-20 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigboobedcanuck.livejournal.com
Ohhhhh, I loved it! Really excellent juxtaposition of different moments and characters. Great song, too.

This definitely goes on my very short list of VM vids to watch again.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I figured that Logan's Angst needed a tribute vid of some kind.

Date: 2006-08-20 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chosen5x5.livejournal.com
I agree with all the above comments. I especially liked both shots of Logan and Lily unscrewing the grates and all the shots of everyone putting their foreheads together - I can't believe I didn't notice how often that happened.

Anyway, the whole thing was angsty as hell, and I loved it. Nice work!

Date: 2006-08-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I was trying to draw patterns/parallels, so it's awesome you noticed. :)

Date: 2006-08-20 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuromatic.livejournal.com
So many lovely back-of-neck shots ... *goes off to replay*

Date: 2006-08-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Boy has a nice neck!

Thanks for commenting! :)

Date: 2006-08-20 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sexycereal.livejournal.com
He does hurt so pretty, it's why I don't feel so bad about kicking his ass in fic from time to time. Or, y'know, killing him.

I really liked this, I now have to go try and download that song because it is so Logan-y. I especially liked the "I like the way I am", "if there's a smile pick it up, dear" and "welcome to the interstate between your best friends" parts.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I can upload the song tonight for you if you like.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sexycereal.livejournal.com
Oh that would be awesome, I had an insanely hard time trying to find it. And then I tried to rip the audio from your vid and it was too clever for me and made scratchy "YOU ARE STEALING" noises all the way through!

Date: 2006-08-20 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afrocurl.livejournal.com
I'll download later. I need to move computers, but I also need to make sure that R2R is in fine form for it's viewing later.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afrocurl.livejournal.com
Ha! I can dl now.

Date: 2006-08-20 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfway2home.livejournal.com
That's a really nice video. I love your editing. It's so smooth and flawless and only sucks me more into the video.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2006-08-20 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-royal-anna.livejournal.com
Wow. You have made me love the show even more than I thought possible. All the beautiful parallel scenes! It's wonderful. And I am just in awe of the sharpness and the tightness of the cutting (I have no idea if "cutting" is a bona fide technical term, but I know what I mean!). I love that you've found all these layers of depth (and, of course, prettiness) and presented them so neatly. Thank you so much for all the work that went into this, and for sharing.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, Anna! I'm really glad you were able to pick up on that and it didn't just seem random. I appreciate the comments. :)

Date: 2006-08-20 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jules-411.livejournal.com
That was amazing. I want to pick that poor boy up and smoosh him.

Date: 2006-08-21 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Heee, I know! Anyway, thanks for commenting!

Date: 2006-08-22 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sinca.livejournal.com
I had this downloaded for a bit but finally had the chance to watch it (yay for sick days) and it was great. I didn't think I could love anything more than A Perfect Sonnet (which I rewatch a lot, actually) but this one is so pretty and the cuts are so quick but smooth and there is tons of pretty Jason. The parallels are really nice but my favorite part was the cuts between Lilly turning around and Logan and Veronica sharing the look in the classroom. Really beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2006-08-25 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you for commenting on it! I actually was going to put a different clip in for the Logan/Veronica classroom look, but as soon as I saw that, I knew it'd work a lot better.

Date: 2006-08-22 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
:09-:19 - Amazing opening with the great parallel scenes.
:20-:30 - Great lyric matches
1:20 - Nice time toggle.
I'll smile and drink it down, down, down, down - Perfect, perfect section.
2:42 - Love the elevator doors closing that go to Logan closing the closet doors.
Beautiful parallels throughout the vid and fabulous pacing.

Date: 2006-08-25 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Wow, thank you! I'm really glad you noticed the parallels since I tried to include a bunch of them. Thank you so much for leaving me feedback. :)

Date: 2006-08-28 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misfit87.livejournal.com
Wow totally awesome music vid, I loved it to bits :D and the song and the clips you chose worked so well together.. definately one of my favourite music vids I've seen so far for Logan. I love the lyrics to this song, very Logan, great song choice :D

Date: 2006-08-30 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musii.livejournal.com
WOW! Loved the whole vid, but that last minite was AMAZING! Loved the clips of V in the elevator and Logan closing the belt door!! GREAT JOB!!!

Date: 2006-09-01 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dualbunny.livejournal.com
Really really dug the motion parallels you had going in this. The spinning and the Ducan/Logan and the doors and how you kept coming back to Aaron. Not to mention that I think the song itself fit Logan wonderfully and that your lyric choices went that extra for me--getting me to think about the show a little deeper as I watched. :)

Date: 2006-09-03 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimshan.livejournal.com
So, finally I got a player that could view this. And well, holy crap, Hannah. It's fuckin' amazing! All of your parallels and lyric matches and action clips were just choosen so well. I can see how the song could drag things out but you kept the pacing up perfectly. And my god, does that boy angst pretty...Umm, where was I? Favorite parts. I *loved* the beginning parallel with Cassidy and Logan both on the edge because I literally haven't seen one person connect the two and it's personally one of my favorite parts of the finale. Also, there's this small little part on your 'memories won't end' in the beginning, the choice of using Logan's head dropping after that Lilly clip just kills me. But the section that really just hits the whole vid out of the park is the series of clips after 'empty out your skin' with the PCH tap dance intercut and then over to that 208 slow-mo torture clip. It is SO effective. Just one of those incredibly memorable vid moments. And that ending, well, I think I'm just going to draw one big heart around it. :) Really, fabulous job! I'm glad I finally got to see it...

Date: 2006-09-17 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerstinovich.livejournal.com
downloaded! and ohmygoshBRILLIANT! I've never heard that song before, but I think it's going to be one of my new favorites and all your parallels are perfect.

Date: 2006-10-01 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kres.livejournal.com
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Great vid. Lots of work went into this one, lots of heart. Amazing montage. One word: overwhelming. Mmmm.

Date: 2006-10-30 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kres.livejournal.com
And some more from me, after watching a couple of dozen VM vids:

This is the best video I've ever watched, in any fandom. Seriously. I can't remember seeing anything better. And certainly not in Veronica Mars. The editing is flawless, the effects are used in just the right places, and the song itself is wonderfully angsty. For me, this is the definition of how a vid should be made. Thank you very much for the great pleasure of watching this vid (like, 40+ times now... :)=


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