Video Information


  • Member: Cailet730
  • Title: Ordinary Day
  • Premiered: 2002-10-03
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  • Song:
    • Vanessa Carlton Ordinary Day
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  • Comments: "Was it all just a dream? Or a vision? No, it was all real." ~Hitomi

    Hitomi says the line above at the beginning of the first several episodes that she is in Gaea. When I first heard this song on the radio, I was reminded of Escaflowne. I felt that there were numerous similarities in the stories (because the song is telling a story) and to make this video to show some of the parallels.

    This is my second video. I tried to incorporate different effects into it - my goal with the effects was to keep them low key (i.e. the feather transitions), although the effect during the bridge is rather obvious. I don't know if I succeeded or not, but I sure learned a lot in the process! I used about 1/2 the episodes as source. I just didn't have enough hard drive space for the whole series, so I had to choose each episode carefully ^_^

    Sources: Video from the Vision of Escaflowne DVD and audio from Vanessa Carlton's "Be Not Nobody" CD (Track 1)

    Software: Adobe Premiere 6.0, Photoshop 7.0, SmartRipper, Audiograbber, VirtualDub, AviSynth, DVD2AVI, etc.

    Opinions welcome! (I'll try to give you one in return)

    Just a day, just an ordinary day
    Just trying to get by
    Just a boy, just an ordinary boy
    But he was looking to the sky
    And as he asked if I would come along
    I started to realize
    That every day he finds just what he's looking for
    And like a shooting star he shines
    And he said

    Take my hand /Live while you can
    Don't you feel dreams are right /In the palm of your hand

    And as he spoke, he spoke ordinary words
    Although they did not feel now
    For I felt what I have not felt before
    And youd swear those words could heal
    And as I looked up into those eyes
    His vision borrows mine
    And I know he's no stranger for I feel
    I've held him for all of time
    And he said CHORUS

    Please come with me /See what I see
    Touch the stars for time will not flee
    Time will not flee /And you must be

    Just a dream, just an ordinary dream
    As I wake in bed /And the boy, that ordinary boy
    Was it all in my head? / And he asked if I would come along
    It all seemed so real / But as I looked to the door I saw that boy
    Standing there with a deal /And he said CHORUS

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