Ye, this was actually really interesting to make.
When I read I had to do a video about Igraine my first reaction was like "okay...? haha, what a good joke!"
But well, I tried it and it worked out (somehow). Who doesn't love a challenge? ^^'
Oh, I don't know where to start...
I am always thinking too much while vidding and this video wasn't an exception at all. I have so much thoughts about this video and why I chose which scene and which quote and I bet nobody is even interested to read all of them. ^^'
All in all I tried to tell the story of Uther's beloved wife (now guess, why I chose the title).
In the beginning it was weird because there are like two scenes with her (and she is a ghost in the first one and an illusion in the other one) but also because we don't know anything about her (and especially her death) for sure.
Her and her death are the most time tpoics of "discussion" tho:
Like for example:
Uther: "It was magic who killed her, not me."
Merlin (after visiting Morgause etc): "He sacrificed Arthur's mother..."
(I am horrible in explaining but I think you get what I mean ;)
And this is actually the point I took as kind of foundation of the video.
I wanted the video to be kind of a dialogue between the characters... or well, more like trying to create a picture of the former queen of Camelot by letting comments and quotes by different persons with different perspectives come together. (wohaaa, does this sentence even make any sense? I hope you get what I mean :/)
(Haha, my German teacher would be proud of me tho because we actually talked about "multiperspectivity as structural principle" in German-class some weeks ago. *facepalm*)
We have for example Uther vs. Nimueh.
He says that she and (her magic) is to blame and she says that he should have known the rules of the Old Religion etc. (and Idk but I refuse to decide who is right and who is wrong. I am sorry but I won't do that because we don't know anything for certain. Some of you might come with the argument "But Igraine said by herself that Uther deceived her." Yes that is actually true but this whole scene with her... I don't know how to explain, but it doesn't feel right to me. Either it is just because the actress is not doing a really convincing job, or because I am stupid (well I am...anyway ^^) or it is because the Igraine in this scene is a ghost summoned by Morgause (yes, coincidentally the same Morgause who "slightly" nourishes some hatred towards our beloved Camelot) and I don't know...something in this scene bothers me and I am still not sure if the summoned ghost!Igraine is an authentic representation of her.
Anyway, like I said: Maybe I am thinking too much.
The video itself is separated into 4 parts. Mentioning that is actually not so important but the 4th part is a little bit different and well.... *just mentioning it because of the song-change*
I used "Hometown Glory" in the first 3 quarters of the video because it is some kind of melancholy but also really soft at the same time. I thought it would fit Igraine because I see her as a really gentle person that cares about her family and her kingdom.
But in the last part I wanted to show the effects her death had: The Great purge, the effect on Arthur knowing about his mothers death, etc. And the song wouldn't have worked with it.
So I decided to add this lovely version of "Skyfall" (thank you Leila for showing me ♥).
(Oh, and I tried a lot of diffeterent colourings but in the end I stuck with a really simple one. I just had the feeling that it would fit the most)
Okay, I will stop here. That was far too much babbling. I am sorry.
Well, I am not sure what to think of this video... I just hope I didn't screw it up.
homwtown glory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWwVIUnljcY
(and btw. I am the queen of getting the worst thumbnails EVER. I think youtube hates me. fuuuu)
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