- Member: godix
- Studio: Nazi Death Kitty
- Title: Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Premiered: 2010-11-04
- Cirque du Soleil Alegria
The idea for this video came from two things. First was one day I was wondering why every video is 4:3 or 16:9. Computers can play back non-standard resolution, there is no reason we *MUST* stick with the standards. So I was thinking of ways to do someone that isn't the traditional rectangle we all know. Awhile later I ran into Sad Song by Fredo Viola and loved the style.
Once I had a decent idea for the style, then I had to decide what type of vid I was going to do. I considered action, I think the style would work well with that, but eventually I decided on romance. I figured if I'm going to be playing with something unusual, there's no reason I shouldn't really challenge myself and try editing outside my normal genres.
Fast forward several years, and I finally started editing. After a few months work, I had 30 seconds left I needed to edit. After even more months of not doing a damned thing, I still had 30 seconds left to edit. Eventually I joinede a contest just to give myself a deadline. Which goes to explain why my video is torturing viewers at AKROSS despite having no connection to the Russian community. Technically I think I'm not supposed to release here until the AKROSS contest is done. But that'll be another couple months and screw it, I wanna be absolutely done with this including release. I'm not Alexander Litvinenko, I doubt they'll poison me with polonium-210 for this.
The title comes from a tradition of six word stories. Hemingway was once bet he could not write a complete story in just six words. He won his bet with "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Since then, other authors occasionally try writing six word stories as well. Margaret Atwood's story was "Longed for him. Got him. Shit." which seemed to be the perfect title to go with a romance video. Hey, at least I didn't have .prpoj in the name this time.
Thanks to my *MANY* betatesters. Too many to list, but there were a lot and they helped me figure out what worked and what doesn't with this style