Thursday, May 27, 2010

SH017 - kill me ce noir

video: Noir
music: Iron Maiden - "Kill Me Ce Soir"
link: depositfiles [68.2 MB]
editor: Dazzle MovieStar
production date: September 2001

In many ways, this is a quintessential noob video: built out of digisubs without a complete understanding of what that required technically and suffering massively in the video qualify department because of it, and biting off more than it can chew conceptually as well as technically. However, it's important for everyone at some point in their career to make these mistakes, realize that they're mistakes, and work out what they need to do in the future to avoid them. This video kicks off a period in history going from this one through SH032 where I learned a shitton more about the ins and outs of digital video than I ever thought I would need to know when getting into it, a learning experience that has had positive consequences in my real professional life as well as in this hobby.

On the other hand, this was my first time driving a video out past the six-minute mark, which is a skill that people ought to pick up, but most don't, and also the first time blending in a somewhat professional intro as opposed to the abortion on SH010. There's a silver lining to every cloud, even if it's there only because the Chinese shot said cloud up in order to get the rain out of it.

For Iron Maiden fans, this video is probably the easiest way to get this song. It was a B-side on the "Holy Smoke" single and IIRC has not been present on CD re-releases of No Prayer For The Dying, which people have not exactly been knocking down record store walls to buy either. For those who want the original, Golden Earring's Switch record may still be in print, and more convenient than getting the tape re-release of said Maiden record and finding a cassette player these days that's not going to eat it.

Utterly irrelevant historical note: final mixdown of the master copy of this video was done in the early morning of 11 September 2001. There was sort of a delay in getting the first-gen distro copy produced for the campus intranet site afterwards.

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