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Characters: Kevin, Nora, Patti, Lorie, Matt, Jill, Erika and others
Source: The Leftovers
Song: It Takes A Lot To Know A Man
Artist: Damien Rice
Spoilers: S1-S2
Summary: "Know first who you are..."
Streaming: at youtube
Download: here

Notes: An emsemble video focusing on the trials of the main characters.

Please leave comments if you watch the vid, they are very appreciated! :)

Lyrics under

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m_a_r_i_k_s
29 November 2015 @ 02:29 am



Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Faith, Giles, Joyce and others
Source: BtVS
Song: 22nd July
Artist: Elena Vaenga
Spoilers: S1-S6
Summary: "You know, I'm really scared... of silver bullets"
Streaming: at youtube
Download: here

Notes: An exploration of Buffy's character, her ability to love, the changes it goes through over the years of her growth. This vid is from Buffy's point of view. In this work I primarily explore the origins of abuse in her relationship with Spike where love and violence get together in a complex dance. Is there a way out of this vicious circle? And why is it so hard to get out of it in the first place?

Your comments are alaways appreciated! :)

 
 
m_a_r_i_k_s
28 February 2015 @ 07:51 pm
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Fandoms: The 10th Kingdom, BTvS, BSG, GoT, Dexter, Star Wars, TWD, Orphan Black, Smallville, OiTNB, B5, VM etc.
Song: For Your Entertainment
Artist: Adam Lambert
Spoilers: None
File Size: 44 mb
Summary: "There's no way you'll ring the alarm..."
Download links: sendspace
Streaming: at youtube

Notes: I made this vid for VidUKon 2015 as an official trailer. For more information on VidUKon you can follow www.vidukon.co.uk
Enjoy! Comments are appreciated! :)
 
 
m_a_r_i_k_s
24 October 2013 @ 03:23 pm
Say It Right

Characters: Erica, Franky, Jacs, Bea, Toni and others Source: Wentworth
Song: Say It Right
Artist: Angus & Julia Stone
Spoilers: S1
File Size: 75 mb
Summary: "You could mean everything to me"
Download links: sendspace
Streaming: at youtube

Notes:  A look at Erica Davidson's r-ship with Franky Doyle from Erica's POV


 
 
m_a_r_i_k_s
20 May 2013 @ 08:08 pm
SKIN_Deb character study

Characters: Deb Morgan, Dexter Morgan, Harry Morgan, Maria LaGuerta, Frank Lundy and others
Fandom: Dexter
Song: Skin
Artist: Sixx A.M.
Spoilers: S1-S7
File Size: 83 mb
Summary: Deb in all her flaws and glory :-)
Download links: sendspace
Streaming: at youtube


Notes: Deb is definitely one of my top favorite tv-characters of all time. I’ve been dreaming of making a character study vid focusing on her for a long time now, and I’m glad I finally had inspiration to. She is one of the most under-appreciated   characters, who deserves to be vidded, loved, and understood better imo. She often gets criticized for her emotional vulnerability/eagerness for open human connection in earlier seasons, naivety. Her inner world gets subtly reflected in her eyes… and is many-layered and so vast – I think even a dozen  vids couldn’t do it justice fully. So here is my humble attempt to plunge into Deb’s unique world full of inner conflict, one that is very different from Dexter’s and yet so compelling for me to get glimpses of every now and then.
Honestly, I have no words to convey the beauty of Deb’s strong spirit, her ability to love unconditionally and persevere through hardship over and over again. I could only attempt to capture some of it through vidding.

Comments are always appreciated.

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m_a_r_i_k_s
02 May 2013 @ 04:11 pm

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m_a_r_i_k_s
27 March 2013 @ 03:13 pm

...is a joy! No matter how challenging it may be. :-) How come so few people vid her? She’s one of the most amazing characters of all time. It’s been a long time since my own video surprised me so much. They all tend to – to a certain extent because I don’t plan everything on paper beforehand and there’s a spontaneous flow during the process for me that brings unexpected results… but this Deb video that I can’t post yet because it’s going to be on Premiers show at Vidukon this year really turned out to be something entirely different than I originally envisioned. And I like that. I like that Deb made me forget all about linear storytelling and jump into pure feelings like she does on the show so often. I like that I had to jump back and forth between different expressions of her nature (which seems like an endless ocean to me and always reminds me of pilots) with such density in three and a half mins that it made my head reel and my heart bloom)). This is the weirdest character study I’ve even done because it has no rules and no structure that I could define without breaking the logical part of my brain))).

Something else I notice is that I’m back to clear cutting in my vidding. More of it than before anyway. Maybe it’s the after effects of studying editing more over the last year or maybe it’s a reflection of my mood and tendency towards minimalism these days. Today I honestly feel there’s nothing better than clear simple cuts and looking for a flow between different shots when you use inner movement in the shots when weaving them together. The movement may be obvious or less obvious… when the only motion is a fluttering of somebody’s eyelashes and a barely visible change in facial expression (oh so powerful!). Doing it without using sophisticated effects is really nice. Also, if I use dissolving then I want it to be consistent… in appearing at least twice throughout a vid. It’s a lot like dreaming: patterns tend to repeat themselves, in slightly different form or context but they have an evolution of some sort, and sometimes resolution too… and pattern is always two… or three similar elements that go together.

Tell me what you guys enjoy in vidding a character you like? And what is it that you’re looking for in a character study? A story of their life? An exploration of some character traits that you love, traits you identify with? New insights? Or something else?

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m_a_r_i_k_s
19 January 2013 @ 01:18 am
Let Go-screen

Characters:
Nikita, Micheal, Alex
Fandom: Nikita
Song: Let Go
Artist: Kristin Hoffmann
Spoilers: S1, S2
File Size: 100 mb
Summary: "Let go... when your halo falls"
Download links: sendspace
Streaming: at youtube
Notes It's a rare occasion when I watch a tv-show that grips my attention and has a strong emotional response and then end up listening to a new album which has a song that seems particularly fitting the way I perceive the show's characters. Anyway, it's a work exploring how my favorite characters struggle to let go of the past that to most human beings would seem impossible to let go of and try to create a better present and future. It's also a look at how Nikita influences the ones she cares about and how by their presence in her life they also show her a more truthful path to go and surprise her. I guess I'm just fascinated by Nikita Alex and Micheal's courage and beautiful imperfection and it had to be conveyed in this video.

Comments are always appreciated.

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m_a_r_i_k_s
01 September 2012 @ 09:57 pm


Characters:
Lee Adama, Kara Thrace
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Song: Accidental Babies
Artist: Damien Rice
Spoilers: S1, S2, S3
File Size: 140 mb
Download links: sendspace
Streaming: youtube


Summary: Lee and Kara connect and touch each other like rarely people do.

Commets are always appreciated!

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m_a_r_i_k_s
02 May 2012 @ 02:31 pm



Characters:
 Frankie, Cat
Fandom: Lip Service
Song: Movie Screens
Artist: Midas Fall
Spoilers: S1, S2 till 2x02
File Size: 92 mb
Warning: character death!
Download links: sendspace (large file zipped)
Streaming: youtube
Notes: Cat and Frankie's world tribute. My love and grief for the show's characters is poured into one video here.
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