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So, the Opening Ceremony happened and I loved it. I then had a dream of vidding it, but couldn't pick a song, and couldn't wrest the beautiful HD pictures from anywhere for love nor money. So I left it. But then Yuletide brainstorming happened, and hearing about other people's love for the ceremony fired me up again - and at that perfect moment, also, the song seemed obvious! For what else actually leads the viewer into the stadium after we've been taken on our jaunt down the Thames...? And, as usual, I managed to make the 'putery parts work eventually, mostly through sheer bloody-mindedness. So now there is vid! Which I of course accompany with Satan's words at Paradise Lost I 242-5, because that's how I roll. Also it's relevant.

Map of the Problematique.

I am, as ever, very fond of bright lights, which are somewhat flashing. There are a few slightly jerky sequences too.

is this the region, this the soil, the clime,
said then the lost archangel, this the seat
that we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom
for that celestial light?

[ Olympics Opening Ceremony + Muse - Map of the Problematique [Rich Costey Edit] ]
[ stream in HD | download in proper 720p ]


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Date: 17/09/2012 19:17 (UTC)
cryptolect: Intrepid girl adventurer (Default)
From: [personal profile] cryptolect
This is so lovely! Really captured the energy & joy; grinned as I watched.

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Date: 17/09/2012 23:20 (UTC)
china_shop: text icon that says "age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (age shall not weary her)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
Awesome! I didn't see the original, so it was especially good to see a summary, so beautifully edited. \o/

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Date: 18/09/2012 09:32 (UTC)
china_shop: Bert and Ernie have a rubber duck (Bert & Ernie with rubber duck)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
Well, I have a very low vid reading level. /o\

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Date: 18/09/2012 01:35 (UTC)
jelazakazone: black squid on a variegated red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
I didn't see the opening ceremonies, but I loved this. I thought it was great.

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Date: 18/09/2012 06:48 (UTC)
starlady: One World, One Dream: Beijing 2008 (more in the breach)
From: [personal profile] starlady
That was really interesting! I admit the song choice doesn't seem obvious to me; but I'd really like to know more about why you chose it, if you have the chance.

Anyway, yeah, really interesting concept and editing! I need to rewatch, I think, and I will.

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Date: 19/09/2012 04:23 (UTC)
starlady: One World, One Dream: Beijing 2008 (more in the breach)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Thanks so much! When I first watched it I just got the spectacle - which was pretty spectacular - but now I definitely understand the actual vid, and it's really great! Now I want to watch it about ten more times, but I really like what you have managed to do here in terms of questioning history and stitching it all together!

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Date: 18/09/2012 18:26 (UTC)
jb_slasher: melissa mccarthy (Default)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
That is fantastic. The music and the images just flow together so well. Wonderful!

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Date: 28/10/2012 22:15 (UTC)
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
From: [personal profile] echan
This was so wonderful! All the joy and history and community and striving and and *flail*. Awesome.

ETA: The download link has expired, sadly. Would it be possible to have a new link to download & save this fantastic vid?
Edited Date: 28/10/2012 22:18 (UTC)


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