dokool wrote:..... Delerium focuses on its ability to wow the audience by giving them seizures and forcing them to assume that whatever they just watched was probably a great video.
Heh. I decided not to reply this morning, and now I have a LOT more to work with.
Firstly, the concept of Delirium was simple. Utilize frame by frame editing and a very high-impact song to play on visual cues our eyes have. Delirium was NOT made to be a dance video
, and therby the concept is not the standard.
What I was exploiting was the fact that when you see something split, as I did, frame by frame through two or three video tracks, your mind stores
each image. You see scene 1 in frame A, scene 2 in frame B, and Scene 1 TWO frames further in frame C, and your mind keeps both images in your head and fills in the missing info.
Pull in three frames and you mind will shift between recognizing any two, and reading the third as background noise.
What gets really interesting is once you realize what's going on, you will then tell your eyes which scene you want to focus on, and your eyes will then bring that to the forefront, though neither is stronger than the other. Often, this will be dictated the first time you watch by the tone of the music- the faster, harder it is, the more likely you are to pick out the fight scenes, and the softer, slower it is, the more you'll look for the corresponding scene.
You're quite welcome to dislike Delirium- I fully expect some people to hate it, and in fact on of my best friends really can't stand it.
But it drives me nuts that people write it of as a "She was just doing a trendy flashy dance video with no point".
Delirium was expierimental, first and formost, and no scene was chosen without reason. It's easy to catagorize as a flashy dance video, but that's not what it was intended to be.
*coughs* Yes, now that that's off my chest....
I'm disappointed by the qualifying vids, and I'm IN them, which says something. Delirium isn't meant to be a dance video, but it does work as one, and I know a lot of people who love the pace of it and it does actually make them want to get up and 'move' as per the guidelines, so I don't feel that it's not qualified for the category.
But I've rewatched all the other vids now, and gone back to see what I voted for originally, and I'm sad that none of the vids fit the dance category for me.
I got the dance vibe from Oh My Destiny, and
Phantasmagoria, and , for that matter, Alien Attack!. Dance videos HAVE to keep their pace, and can NOT have moments that take me 'out' of the video.
I have two problems with the multi-editor vids.
1) BECAUSE they're done by more than one editor, the video is ONLY as strong as their WEAKEST editor. This is really apparent in the Animix entries. While some parts are great, and some are good, many are just average for me, and often slow. Any video that has me looking at the trackbar to see how long it's been has failed to keep my attention. And for a dance video, that's lethal.
2) The videos are TOO BLOODY LONG.
The longer a video is, the more the person who is watching is aware of it. The more they're aware of the passing time, the LONGER the video feels. The more attention they pay to this, the more bored they will get watching. A bored viewer means you've failed, re point 1.
You can get away with this if your video is amazing, but the longer it is and the more editors it has, the more chance you run of having one or two or five sections drag the video down, and you've then lost the pace.
Dance videos, by definition, have to have energy, have to have a constant pace to keep the viewer enthralled. Ideally, they shouldn't look at the time till the video is done.
There wasn't one entry I didn't loose interest in at some point, not one entry that didn't have an editor break the pace for me. Now of course, this is just me and my own opinion and viewing styles, but realistically, the more editors on a project, the more problems you're going to run into where one editor's style grates against a viewer- and it might be one of the sections I love that drive someone else nuts.
I'm having a hard time voting, since I'm stuck between RoS or TCP. Neither are dance videos for me- though I love them both quite well. RoS would have gotten a best Artistic vote from me, and TCP best Instrumental. Now, in these constraints, I'm stuck, because to me, RoS is the better video
, but TCP fits the Dance category fractionally better.
I still don't know where my vote is going to go, but I am going to do my best to not vote for myself. ^^
Oh, and feel free to argue with my points above. They are, of course, just opinions, and admittedly not everyone in the world is perfect like me.