meddow: Malcolm and Nicola from The Thick of It (Nicola)
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That vid I've been working on for the last while – it's finally done. I can have my life back. So yeah, I vidded The Thick of It, and the vid's shippy to boot.



Title: Kiss With A Fist
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] meddow
Fandom: The Thick of It
Music: 'Kiss with a Fist' by Florence + the Machine
Spoilers: The Thick Of It episode 3x08
Summary: Malcolm Tucker and Nicola Murray in all their fucked up glory.
Vidder's Notes: Only seatbelts, cushions and careers were harmed in the making of this vid.

Download link: Small: 18Mb Avi (Divx) Large: 38Mb Avi (Xvid)




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The stream quality isn't good at all. I recommend downloading.

I've been waiting for this little vid bunny for ages. After my last vid, I decided I wanted the subject matter of my next vid to be something less dark. Plus I wanted something not too complex in terms of effects as I've just switched from WMM to Adobe Premiere Elements and I'm still finding my way around. I had a hell of a time exporting it though.

While the show is shot deliberately to be as unframed a stark as possible and the dialogue is really the show's signature, TTOI is actually ridiculously fun to vid because there's just so much movement. Not only to the cameras constantly move, but the actors are always giving these great big gestures. It makes for a great source. I do have a problem with talking heads though, as was to be expected I suppose given the source material.

Making this I also had a thought: In sixteen episodes and a movie, Malcolm has never once been punched. That somehow seems baffling.

Date: 2010-01-23 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddrid.livejournal.com
Oh my god this is really, really. Really. Awesome. I've been wanting to do a vid about this show but (1) I have never made (a complete) one before and (2) I was worried about all the "talking heads" as you put it. But this was great! You really did tell so much with just their expressions.

Can I ask what program you used to make it?

Date: 2010-01-23 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it!

I used Adobe Premiere Elements. I'm not sure how easily available it is or how expensive, as it came pre-installed on my laptop, but it's a lot easier to trim and place clips than it is in Windows Movie Maker (which was what I was using previously).

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Date: 2010-01-23 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatepeach.livejournal.com
This is excellent! Really, really good editing.

Date: 2010-01-23 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-01-23 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icecrystal2k.livejournal.com
Really cool! I love songvids, and that was really really well done. Malcolm/Nicola is something I fully endorse!

Date: 2010-01-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thanks! It's great to know you enjoyed it.

Date: 2010-01-23 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slasheuse.livejournal.com
This made me squeak with amusement & joy. HURRAH. One of the best & most enjoyable fanvids I've ever seen, seriously.

God, our fandom is totally THE BEST. :D

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Date: 2010-01-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grenadine.livejournal.com
Oh, my God, you vidded Malcolm and Nicola! To that song! HAVE YOU BEEN READING MY MIND AND/OR STALKING MY ITUNES PLAYLISTS?!

Seriously, this is perfect. You even ended it on the slightly suggestive look from 3x03! I've been working on a post-ep for 3x08, and this is...really, really making me want to discard my entire to-do list for this weekend and finish it.

Date: 2010-01-23 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
I bought Lungs last Friday, listened to that song for the first time ever and I swear, as soon as it finished I began making that vid. The song's just utterly perfect for the pairing.

I'm so happy you liked it!

Your post-ep sounds intriguing. I'm going to be a bad influence and say do it!

Date: 2010-01-23 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anewcitylife.livejournal.com
My favourite bit was 1.30-39, no question. And the chasing! ♥

Date: 2010-01-24 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thanks! 1.30 to 39 was the part that was the part I struggled with the most, so I'm particularly happy you liked it :)

Date: 2010-01-24 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzler.livejournal.com
Ooh, I love this video! Really well put together and all those brilliant Malc/Nicola moments. My favourite bit is the smirk he gives her when he realises she's joking about her daughter. You sense that they'd probably get on quite well if she wasn't a minister landing herself (or finding herself plonked) in disasters week after week.

Would it be okay if I friended you?

Date: 2010-01-24 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! I love that about them, that they seem like they could actually enjoy each other's company, and sometimes even show signs of doing so. And also that slight respect for each other that they have.

And it'd be great if you friended me :)

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Date: 2010-01-24 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lee-fragilidad.livejournal.com
Wow! That was very very good! Awesome! I never thought there could be a good vid about The Thick of It. But here it is!
And I'm loving it!

Date: 2010-01-25 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm really happy that you like it!

Date: 2010-01-24 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arathesane.livejournal.com
So, so awesome. Amazing. Really, I have no words for how great it is.

And I used this song on my Nicola/Malcolm fanmix. Hee.

Date: 2010-01-25 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
The song seems to be on a lot of people's Nicola/Malcolm fanmixes, but then it fits them so well.

And thank you!

Date: 2010-01-24 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiratollan.livejournal.com
I like how you edited this :)

Date: 2010-01-25 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you!

set fire to our bed

Date: 2010-01-24 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
EHheeheh, omfg, that's hi-larious and I love it. It's odd to hear that upbeat music with that pairing, but it makes me smile and laugh. It's kinda perfect.

Re: set fire to our bed

Date: 2010-01-25 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! It's great to know it made you laugh :)

I don't think I could have done a vid for the pairing without the music being upbeat. The quick tempo made it easier to avoid the talking head problem.

Date: 2010-01-24 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaila43.livejournal.com
Ha! That was awesome! I have never seen this show but I have seen a few people talk about it. I could feel how prickly they are and how much they probably enjoy it. I loved the use of movement with the show, especially walking/running, closing doors and hilarious hand gestures and facial expressions. The instrumental section near the end made me giggle.

Date: 2010-01-24 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runawaynun.livejournal.com
JOOOOOOOOOOOOIN US. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIN US.

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Date: 2010-01-24 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aworldinside.livejournal.com
A Thick of It vid! I was so excited to see this come up at [livejournal.com profile] vidding and it was so well done. I'm admittedly not a huge Malcolm/Nicola 'shipper, but I love them individually. You also handled the 'talking head' nature of the show really well.

Date: 2010-01-25 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! I was really anxious at times about the talking head thing, so it's great to know it worked.

Date: 2010-01-24 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runawaynun.livejournal.com
<3

So, how did you know that this is on my Nicola/Malcolm play list? ;)

Date: 2010-01-25 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
The song's on so many people's playlist for the pairing :) The albums great in general for fannish associations. I've come to the conclusion that Florence + the Machine watch the exact same TV shows I do.

Date: 2010-01-24 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecatinthetree.livejournal.com
It's because everyones too scared to wack him one clearly.
I mean, would you?

Date: 2010-01-25 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Excellent point :)

Date: 2010-01-24 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serriadh.livejournal.com
I adored this! Amazing vidding.

Date: 2010-01-25 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-01-25 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patsch.livejournal.com
Wow, you did an amazing job with this! Fantastic editing and great choice of music.

Date: 2010-01-25 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2010-01-25 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] casablancagirl.livejournal.com
I LOVE this :D I really think there need to be more TTOI vids...I might give that a go once I get all the DVDs. The movement in this works brilliantly.

Date: 2010-01-26 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you! There certainly does need to be more TTOI vids. I'd love to see what you come up with if you give it a go.

Date: 2010-01-26 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourfavoritesky.livejournal.com
I adoooore this vid, and I adore you for vidding it!! Also, I've just realized that I ask to friend you like, 2 weeks ago and I still hadn't actually friended you back *doh* I'll fix that right now ;)

BY THE WAY DID I MENTION THAT I ADORE THIS VID? BECAUSE I DO. IT IS AWESOME. While watching your vid I was reminded of the convo where Nicola tells Malc that she's scared of lifts, and now I'm dying to read a fic where they get stuck together in a lift lol.

Date: 2010-01-26 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! No worries about the friending thing :)

That elevator fic needs to exist now!

Okay, you've just given me an idea. Not for an individual elevator fic but there just has to be elevator scene in the *cough*zombiecrack*cough* fic I'm writing at the moment.

Date: 2010-01-27 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murphy987.livejournal.com
Was just directed here by a friend who's being an awesome TTOI pusher and I must say, that was one amazing video! You really did wonderful things with the movement on the show. *slow claps*

Date: 2010-05-30 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazymaryt.livejournal.com
Awesome, awesome stuff.

Date: 2010-06-01 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Thank you!

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