30 January 2016 @ 01:36 am
Vid: A Forest (Limbo)  
Title: A Forest
Source: Limbo
Music: A Forest by Nouvelle Vague
Length: 2:37
Summary: See into the dark.
Content notes: includes scenes of a big scary spider

for [personal profile] mithborien, Festivids 2015


subtitles coming soon.

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Thanks to [personal profile] goodbyebird and [personal profile] brokenmnemonic for the beta feedback.

This is a vid I started last year, but I never finished it and was hoping it would get requested again. I went into Festivids with two possible songs for this but couldn't quite make them work the way I wanted. So I went vidsong hunting again with two weeks left before the deadline and found this amazing cover of the The Cure song. Phew!

I knew this time I wouldn't get away with using footage downloaded from Youtube, as I usually do with game vids - because Limbo is in black and white and high contrast-y the image looks particularly crappy and full of artifacts when compressed too much. I've never recorded a whole game myself and I had to face a whole bunch of problems, especially framerate issues that I never want to deal with again. *muffled crying*

Nevertheless I'm really happy with the result.

PS. This little boy is very determined to fall through the glass with his feet first and this is the one thing that'll always bother me about this vid. (I yelled at the screen so much. SMASH YOUR HEAD IN, TIMMY, WHY WON'T YOU CRASH THROUGH THE GLASS HEADFIRST WHY.)


Lyrics

Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can

Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes
Just follow your eyes

I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark

I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees
Into the trees

Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone

The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again ...
 
 
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niyalune[personal profile] niyalune on February 14th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh this is really beautiful ! The whole thing feels magical
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