30 January 2016 @ 01:36 am
Vid: Under Pressure (The Martian)  
Title: Under Pressure
Source: The Martian, with quotes from the book by Andy Weir
Music: Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
Length: 3:45
Summary: "Every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception."

for [personal profile] niyalune, Festivids 2015

subtitles coming soon!

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A third of this vid was made by [personal profile] goodbyebird's brain, honestly. I told her about this vague idea that I had but wasn't really sure about and she took it and turned it into a vision, fuelled my excitement and motivated me to finish it. Making this vid was a journey full of feels and I made myself cry quite a lot. I'm happy that people seemed to like it so much, and that I got to make it for my friend [personal profile] niyalune who loves The Martian as much as I do. <3


Lyrics

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher
Pressure on people, people on streets

Chippin' around, kick my brains 'round the floor
These are the days - it never rains but it pours

People on streets
People on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"
Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, higher...
Pressure on people, people on streets

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why, why, why?

Love

Insanity laughs, under pressure we're breaking

Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love,
give love, give love, give love, give love, give love...

'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves

Under pressure
Under pressure
 
 
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the cannibal next door[personal profile] harpers_child on February 14th, 2016 04:14 am (UTC)
This is an excellent fit of source to song. I've got a stupid smile on my face.
violace: commander badass[personal profile] violace on February 14th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it made you smile! Thank you!
beccatoria[personal profile] beccatoria on February 14th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, so great, such a great song, such great editing, so expressive, so awesome. This is not a useful detailed comment, but it is very, very sincere. <3
violace: commander badass[personal profile] violace on February 14th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
:DD thank you!
Scarycanuck[personal profile] scarycanuck on February 14th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
WOW!!! That was incredible. You really captured all the great moments. Just like when I saw the movie the ending had me teary eyed. :)
violace: commander badass[personal profile] violace on February 14th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
niyalune[personal profile] niyalune on February 14th, 2016 06:50 pm (UTC)
Heyyy I just want to tell you again how happy this made me :D
(and I love how we made each other vids for the same fandom <3)

Now that I have rewatched it a lot, I want to make a special mention of : Mark's face at 1:07, the perfect placement of the silent WTF, "this is our last dance" with Mark and Lewis twirling in space, the sol numbers around 0:57 to show the passage of time, and in general how well this flows and follows the music!
violace: commander badass[personal profile] violace on February 14th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC)
yess I was so delighted to see we both made The Martian vids for each other <3 (and surprised that nobody else vidded it - I expected more vids for a shiny new space movie like this!)

So happy you liked it. <333
Electra: mako mori is awesome[personal profile] starlady on February 15th, 2016 05:50 am (UTC)
Oh, that was so great! Great song, great concept, and really sharp editing, and I loved the quotes at the beginning and end tying it all together. :D
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fray-adjacent: !yay![personal profile] frayadjacent on February 16th, 2016 06:52 am (UTC)
Oh my god. I still haven't seen this film but now I feel like I must. So much teaminess! So much hope! Internationalism! This was so good and makes me very very happy.
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(Anonymous) on February 18th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic! The song perfectly captures the mood of the film and you did a great job with the video. I loved it!
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purplefringe[personal profile] purplefringe on February 20th, 2016 11:29 pm (UTC)
I already commented but had to again: I love this vid SO MUCH! It just captures *everything* I love about the book, and is so crisply cut, and so FUNNY and heartfelt, it's just gorgeous.

Also, I just watched the film for the first time and did I blink and miss the shot of the skyscraper with Mark's photo on it?! Where was that bit?! I'm sure I didn't see it in the film...
violace: commander badass[personal profile] violace on February 21st, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
Thanks <333

That clip is from one of the viral marketing videos! Here's the Youtube channel for those. The stuff with Neil deGrasse Tyson and more clips from later in the vid are from those videos too. :)
purplefringe[personal profile] purplefringe on February 21st, 2016 12:42 am (UTC)
Ohhhh, AWESOME! Thanks for that! *goes to watch immediately*
goodbyebird: Community yay![personal profile] goodbyebird on March 2nd, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
<3<3<3

Finally getting around to snapping up all the vids :D

(and the way that the two of you sort of mirrored each other in the vids you made for one another just pastes an extra large smile on my face hee)
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luzula[personal profile] luzula on March 2nd, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Aww, this was so happy-making.
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fairestcat[personal profile] fairestcat on December 30th, 2016 12:58 am (UTC)
I adore this vid. I'm just now downloading it to watch again and again.
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kuwdora[personal profile] kuwdora on January 23rd, 2017 05:34 am (UTC)
fuuuuck, your cross dissolves are blowing my fucking MIND.
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kouredios[personal profile] kouredios on July 3rd, 2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
Here via [personal profile] frayadjacent's Vidukon vidshow list, and just wanted to comment how much I loved this. It's so great.
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