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Battlestar Galactica Vid: 'The Ladies' Choice!'

If you are a regular reader here or at beccatoria's LJ or both then you know we've been not-so-subtly hinting at a project we've been working on. Well, the day has finally arrived to reveal it to the world or at least LJ. The idea was mine. The actual vidding, which, imho, was a good 80% of the process, was all beccatoria's.

Title: The Ladies' Choice!
Song: "Ladies' Choice" from the film Hairspray
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Spoilers: The series to date, up to and including 'Revelations'
Summary: Um, at one point in the creative process I referred to this as "hot guys getting laid" so I guess we could go with that.
Feedback: Would be much appreciated. And even though, after much debate, we decided just to post the vid on my LJ, Becka will be checking in frequently so if you have any questions or praise for her she will see it. :)


I have a few thoughts about the process.

Several months ago I had an idea for another vid. Becka was kind enough to volunteer at the time to help bring my idea to fruition, but, for various reasons, that fell by the wayside, though it looks like we may get to it in 2009. ;) Then, a couple months ago, HBO started running Hairspray and I kind of obsessively started watching it and listening to the soundtrack in my car to and from work. One day, as I was listening to 'Ladies' Choice', images of Lee Adama popped into my head. A vid idea was born. I quickly realized that, as much as I love Lee, he alone would not sustain this vid, so others were added. The line about baby making three just screamed Helo to me.

As more and more images came together in my wacky brain, I went to Becka and asked if she still had any interest in working together. As luck would have it, she was still interested and had some time to kill. I did warn that I do not generally play well with others, but it did not deter her. Since I procrastinate, a couple weeks passed until I got my 'storyboard' together for her. When I got the first cut a week ago, I was blown away. I didn't think it would be possible to convert what was in my head to a vid. She not only was able to include everything I wanted, she added to it. Some of my notes were simple (and vague) like "I think we need Tory here" and "I'm not sure what to do with Sam". And the brilliant idea of having Laura introduce the boys? All her.

The version you are seeing is the third draft. I did have some notes after the first draft such as "we need to linger on Lee in the maroon shirt longer" and "wasn't there footage of Sharon's spine glowing?" There was also much talk about "the aborted blowjob". After the second draft we both had some nagging concerns about one tiny section...that I won't point out.

All in all, it was a fabulous experience. I learned more about vidding and editing and, most importantly, Becka is still speaking to me. :)

One final note, marenfic and greycoupon, I think you will both get a kick out of this, though for different reasons. ;-)
Tags: bsg, bsg vid
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