decadentdream: (Firestorm)
My entry for the final round at [ profile] heroes_lvms. And yes I'm still so utterly busy that I can only make a fly-by post with it here *sighs*

This is an anti-hero montage to Sylar/Gabriel Gray. The vid itself becomes almost AU in it's intensity - showcasing the odds that Sylar is up against to indulge in his greed & lust for power. At every corner he's facing someone who wants to kill him, drug him, imprison him, etc. and despite trying to open himself up to ppl he finds that they constantly betray him.

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Warning: Features scenes up to & including Season 2 Episode 11. Does contain spoilers!

decadentdream: (Heroes - Isaac try)
I'm being of the lazy right now (cause I'm watching TV) but I finally finished that promo video to sell off the last 174 tix for the Heroes Eclipse Convention I'm attending. Of course I had to change over certain cast members last minute... but thankfully that helped more than create an issue.

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decadentdream: (Supernatural - ouija hands)
Fandom: Heroes
Title: A Rosen by any other name
Author/Artist: [ profile] decadentdream
Characters: West
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Belongs to Tim Kring and all other associated people.
Summary: The real reason why West doesn’t want anyone to know who his parents are
Word Count: 1,433

A Rosen by any other name )
decadentdream: (Adrian Pasdar - US flag)
Title: Apologize
Characters/Pairings: Nathan Petrelli, Angela Petrelli
Rating: PG
Spoiler alert: Only pertaining to the first season, up to about 1x22
Summary: This was inspired by a real life election scandal in my area - so I put a Heroes spin on it. Another candidate threatens Nathan's campaign, and Nathan wonders if Lindermann factors into any of the happenings.
Word Count: 1,133

Election scandal beneath the cut )
decadentdream: (Supernatural - Burn Baby Burn)
It's taken me days to post this... but I just wanted to show off my shiny award:

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I won the action category guys!!! Unfortunately the sexy category got taken away :( Oh wells. But at least I did well in one of the 2 categories I aimed to conquer within this vid. (And doubly awesome, the pic plays my favourite part of the vid! LOL)
decadentdream: (Heroes - Zach Claire rescue)
Sorry, I really don't have time for much of an intro (such is my life lately) SO in short, this vid looks at the relationship between Claire & HRG, how he tries to protect her & how she keeps putting her faith in other people but ultimately comes back to her family.

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Warning: Features episodes from 1x01-2x09 - CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS

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decadentdream: (Zachary Quinto)
I just got nominated in 5 categories for the Best of the Best video awards over at Driver Picks the Music vidding awards site.

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Best Music Use
In The End - DecadentDream

Best Drama
Fix You - DecadentDream

Best Relationship
Fix You - DecadentDream

Best Ensemble
In The End - DecadentDream

Judges Choice
Awakening - DecadentDream


Not that I'm likely to win, but I'm proud :D

LOL feels like the ARIAs or something... do I get to dress up & walk the red carpet? (A)
decadentdream: (Salvation)
Man I'm so dead :( Possibly have food poisoning. Buttttttttttt onto the reason for this post, I want to tell you all a story.

Once upon a time there was a little vidding competition started called "Last Video Maker Standing" (or lvms as the comm is called) which requires you to make a vid to a song of their choice. Ambitious as I am, I went with the one that required my brain to think "action". But I needed a spin, a fresh angle, to make it not all about one song and random Heroes clips. So here it is: "Welcome to The Company." You now work for us. Nobody else can know what you really do. We will give you a mission. We will expect you to fulfill this mission. If you don't, there will be dire consequences...

Okay, I'm not truly insane. This is the real deal:

This video takes a look at "The Company" - a secret organisation on Heroes that harvests and attempts to control people with "special abilities". Due to their single-mindedness, they end up either destroying the Heroes or driving them to destroy one another. When his family becomes a target, HRG quickly comes to realise the corporation in which he's been involved in for years are not all well-meaning and looking to protect those that are "different".

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Warning: Features episodes from 1x01-2x03

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decadentdream: (Heroes - Zachcam OMG)
I've seen this happen with plenty of icon challenges, but never before with video challenges, and certainly never in the Heroes verse.

Just wanted to inform any Heroes vidders lurking on my f-list that there's a new "Last Vid Maker Standing" comp starting up soon over at [ profile] heroes_lvms which is currently looking for entrants. Certainly the first I heard of it I was dying to join up, so maybe there's a few more peeps out there who are interested also?

Seriously... I dunno what I've gotten myself into. But it's meant to be FUN right??? COME JOIN ME!!!!
decadentdream: (Heroes - Lyle & Claire family hug)
Hi all. Just popping in to drop off my latest 2 day project (see I was that excited at having some time to actually do something again that I rushed straight through with this one to finally get the idea out of my head). If anything I have discovered more of what my program can do - the highlight being I now know how to speed up and slow clips down in my vids (on purpose) *cheers*

This video COULD be unashambly Paire (for all those Peter/Claire shippers out there) but it's also an insight into the relationship between these two characters. Peter is caught up in fulfilling a destiny and doesn't want to lose Claire who is pivotal to their future, and Claire doesn't want to lose the only person she feels understands her. This vid shows the strong bond they have and, yeah, I took a little liberty to create some kind of not-very-true story like another certain pairing...

20 Good Reasons - Thirsty Merc (A Peter/Claire *ahem* possibly Paire *ahem* Heroes FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-23 (yes that means the ENTIRE first season).

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decadentdream: (Heroes - Peter brunch who am I?)
[Poll #1015271]

These are the ones I thus far haven't entered. I'd rather not do another ensemble vid cause I like to be inconsistent... but it's totally up to you. Just try not to tick them all ;) LOL MOST preferred (or most likely to do well) please :D
decadentdream: (Heroes - Zachcam OMG)
EEK! I won not one but TWO awards! First place! OMG! *is in shock* Look look!

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I seriously didn't think I was even in contention for the Best Music category. In fact I considered not even entering that field and I only reluctantly did on final impulse. Good instincts *pets*

Only bad thing with all this is I didn't expect the awards to be over so quickly. I was practically the first vid and the last round took forever. I haven't got a new vid prepped, I haven't even started on one (although I have ideas). So with the inevitable fear that I will miss out, I think I'll have to resort to an old video but I'm not sure which one (I sense a poll coming up) so your help will be greatly appreciated :D And it'll be a seperate post cause I'm not 100% sure how to throw a poll into this one. :\ We'll just keep this as the glee post. *does a happy dance* All that hard work (and frustration) was worth it. I'm totally satisfied now.
decadentdream: (Heroes - Ted handboom)
Hold onto your hats people, this was made quick with the intention of being quick and ironically took me about a month to do (with all the mass problems I had inbetween). Get your pause button at the ready because you just might blink and miss something.

I began making Heroes vids with an opener to the show and what it was about in the early stages. Because I made an opener, I felt it only fair to make a season closer showing the journey that each hero has had to face and overcome. This video tries to cover every bit of ground the whole season through and features just about every character you can think of.

*Puts on a Mohinder style voice* Is this quest all for nothing? Or is there true meaning at the end of one's journey, having experienced life outside your own realm and faced obstacles you never thought you could overcome? Did you anticipate yourself to be different from anybody else when you started, or did fate firmly step in your way and lead you where you were meant to be? Does life have a plan for us all? Does life want you to be the Hero?

In The End - Linkin Park (A Heroes ensemble FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-23 (that means the ENTIRE season, and yes it's VERY heavy on the spoilers).

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EDIT: I HAVE JUST BEEN MADE AWARE THAT THE DOWNLOAD VERSION IS NOT THE FULL THING. For some reason the file has become corrupted or something on my computer and has chopped itself short. I will have to re-render the file and will reupload it as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for your patience. ALL links now corrected with full version.
decadentdream: (Heroes - Glowy Peter)
I hate that I'm trying to do this 24 hours later, but I'm switching the vid onto my computer now so I have something to "remind" me. I haven't read many reviews, but I have discovered through my f-list that apparently there's a lot of dissappointment going around about the finale. I must admit I'm a little surprised by this as I was not disappointed at all. In fact it felt like the end of some climactic movie that I applauded at the end for a job well done and am heartily looking forward to the next season. I've also realised I have a very unique view on what happened.

my thoughts - be warned this may be long AND spoilery )
decadentdream: (Fantasy - It's a fantasy)
Okies, didn't fair quite as well this round with my "Lips of an Angel" vid. :( Competition was tough (yes there were a few vids which were lavished with awards, one of which I knew was going to stamp down every bit of competition when I saw it entered). I got an award of Merit.

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I'm thinking I should enter the Sylar one next...
decadentdream: (Wyatt fear)
So, I caved. I can't completly abandon music vid making, so I've returned to it. This one was actually requested by my brother nearing the end of last year and I just had to wait for the show to reveal a few things before I could settle on a character for this song. This video I've experimented a little with the colouring over certain scenes which will be apparent when you watch it. And of course there's a few different transitional effects thrown in too.

More than anything I hope that this video is a true reflection of the character of Hiro Nakamura. This video reflects Hiro's desire to be a Hero, and how he discovers through all the different situations he finds himself in that it's not always going to be exactly planned and he'll have to face some things he couldn't even possibly dream of. The inclusion of Future!Hiro also shows how he works so hard to change things, and yet still nothing can be absolutely certain. But through all this we know that Hiro strives on thanks to his friendship with Ando and his faith in destiny.

Compulsory Hero - 1927 (A Hiro Nakamura Heroes FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-20.

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decadentdream: (Heroes - Embrace Inner Freak)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first round of vidding awards already ended and I was both surprised and terrified. And I meekly made my way over to the site and I won one of the 2 Judges Choice awards AND runner up for Best Character!!!! *does a little happy dance* Oh I'm so ecstatic. Made my day. And now I'm posting and squealing and showing off my awards :D

Round 2 has opened :D And now I don't know what to do next... LOL I think I have to put another vid in. Should I go with the Niki/Nathan "Lips of an Angel" one to cover some different categories?

This is so awesome *bounces and runs away*
decadentdream: (Heroes - Zachcam OMG)
No, seriously, after 5 months they now allow Heroes. *is freaked but kinda excited*

I decided to submit "Awakening" cause at least I have a good chance in the editing field then.

Think I'll do any good? *is nervous like*
decadentdream: (Heroes - Peter brunch who am I?)
This vid and everything around it has caused me no amount of anguish. But through all the blood, sweat and tears I think it's turned out really well. The basis of it was provided by [ profile] alenah who wanted me to show the change between Peter at the start of the series and what he has become now. So, hon, this one's for you *hugz* Consider it an early birthday present. ;) And I also gotta thank [ profile] canadian_turtle who was asking me about this song months ago before I even heard it - it sunk its hooks into me straight away and refused to let go until I provided a Peter vid for it (amusing, non-the-less, that despite this "appearing" to be New York, it was actually filmed in downtown LA as the lyrics say).

I noticed the difference between Milo and Adrian Pasdar during this. Both guys are great people to vid, but where Adrian uses a lot of subtlety and you can read the emotion from his facial expressions, Milo incorporates his whole body into a deeply involving body-language type illustration. Very different acting styles but very complimentary. True, this makes Adrian easier to vid than Milo, but it also makes for some fantastic footage once you incorporate some meaning to a scene. In that respect this is pretty action-packed and enjoyable.

Summary: Peter dreams of being someone great, and upon absorbing the abilities of others and awakening those powers he finds he's not only endangering his own life but those of others around him. This video shows the transition of Peter as simply a dreamer, to someone who can master his own abilities & learn to help those around him.

Awakening - Switchfoot (A Peter Petrelli Heroes FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-18.

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On a personal note - this may be the last vid I do for a while as I'm ambitiously planning to take on a huge Heroes vid-related project. This is not to say said project will be completed as I have to work out the fundamentals of things first and I may not be able to do it, but if I do I sincerely hope it will be something that everyone can enjoy *hugz*

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