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Evil!Sammy - Lose Control Music Video Complete! 
3rd-Sep-2007 03:49 am
[Merlin - Keep Calm & Blame Sorcery]
I finished! With an assist from Dayquil at two in the morning. But still, the important thing is that I finished, with or without the aide of medication is besides the point. Unless the result is crack. In which case it would hopefully be good crack and you would laugh and still love me.

And this could still be the Dayquil talking.

Evil!Sammy, yes! This is Alby's doing, for she is my Evil!Sam muse, even if she doesn't realize it, and I love her for it muchly. And I dedicate it to Xtine 'cause she's always, always, always encouraging me and making me smile, even if *she* doesn't realize it, and I love her muchly for it as well. Oh heck, I love my whole Flist for many and various reasons. You should each get an individual cookie of your choice and a thousand and one 'thank you's for all that you've done. Each of you are awesome in my book, in which you all get shiny gold stars. I don't even care that I may sound crazy, 'cause sometimes we are seriously lacking on the love and I ain't afraid to spread some! ♥

So this really got split into a crazy love ranting/music video post.

This is my second attempt at working with Evil!Sam. It's an AU video set to Evanescence's "Lose Control", picks up with Sam vanishing after seeing the YED and continues on with what happens afterwards and Dean's search for Sam. Possibly the first of a mini-series of videos. Possibly not, depending on the reaction it gets. I had a lot of fun making this video, so I really hope you enjoy it!



No downloadable linkage quite yet as I have decided I hate the internet for the moment and YouTube is completely to blame.

Download @ SendSpace
Watch / Download - DivShare
Comments 
3rd-Sep-2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I don't have much time to leave a comment, but I'll try to get all of the SQUEE that I have for you right here, right now. First of all, I'm ze evil!Sam muse!?!?!? *dances around you for hours* That means the WORLD to me, darling. I - like Dean - definitely keep my evil!Sammy locked up in rooms at all hours of the day, but - unlike Dean - I would never imagine hurting him ... much. *evil smile*

Okay, so basically, love for you. As always, love for the musical selection. Even though I have A GIANT LOVE for Evanescence, you could have set this to something from Seasame Street and I still would have loved it forevers. But yes, this song was just perfect for what you were trying to accomplish with this video. It's so awesome, because it's so sweet and pleasant (at least, a little), and then BAM, rock hard and all that shit!

The color scheme was great too! I don't think that it would have been the same if this were all in color, because the black-and-white really set it apart from "normal" times, i.e., "normal" Sam. And the sepia-tones for that brief moment of flashback was also really well done. Oh, wee!Sam, you make my heart melt!

And the conclusion of the video was superb. I'm really happy with how Sam STAYED evil ... wouldn't have wanted it on the show, but it makes for a sexy good time in this video. And all of those clips you incorporated, especially from Skin and Croatoan, really worked well with the rest of the clips from BUaBS, ya know?

Okay, time up, gotta run. I loved this, and I love you! *snuggles*
3rd-Sep-2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah, you are my evil!Sam muse. I'd never imagine creating an evil!Sam anything without your inspiration. As far as keeping your evil!Sammy locked in rooms, just so long as I can borrow him every once in a while, right?

I'd been wanting to do another evil!Sam video and knew that I wanted to do it to an Evanescence song, I just didn't know which. So when I came across 'Lose Control' while searching, I thought it was perfect. Evanescence makes for some really great SPN videos.

I was actually going to do just the beginning scenes in the film grain/b&w and switch to color when the music picked up, but I also felt that keeping it in color didn't have quite the same effect.

Usually, with videos where Sam is evil, three things usually happen: 1. Sam dies 2. Dean dies 3. Or Sam goes back to normal. I thought it'd be fun to keep Sam evil because not only was it different, it gives me a chance to continue on the story if I so choose. :)

Thanks for the feedback Alby, I hope by now you know how much it means and how far it goes. *hugs* I always appreciate anything you have to say.


3rd-Sep-2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
DUUUUUUUUDE.

HO MAH GAH. Darling, this is just INCREDIBLE. You + Dayquill + Vids = love.

Ok, allow me to try for some coherency here. *gathers self* This whole video is just haunting, and the scariest thing about it is how plausible it all seems. I love the grainy, high contrast b/w images and clips - it gives a very "film noir" ambience to the video, and it's just dark and gritty and I love it. The crooning, rough Evanescence song just hits hard with each image and leaves me flailing on the floor.

Things I loved loved loved .... well, all of it? But specifically, the slow-motion Sam/Jo parts - it seemed a lot more sinisterly seductive that way. Making it seem as though Dean was captured and tied up by Sam rather than Gordon and the djinn respectively was another masterwork of video editing. Had I not seen the show, it really would have looked like Sam was the bad guy in both cases. And oh, making it look like Dean was walking into the room to shoot Sammy..... *heart breaks*

Also, the part where you see blood on Sammy's face, and then Jo all tied up and still... did AU!vid!Sammy kill her? That was the definite impression I got, and it was LOVE.

GUNH. This whole thing. You are a freaking GENIUS of the videos, you know that?! *snuggles it and you tightly* You make ME smile, darling, after you've floored me with your amazing creativity YET AGAIN. I seriously think this is one of the best vids you've done. It's just harsh and unrelenting and heartbreaking for us Dean/Sam fans. *wibbledy*

MUCHOS love. You must xpost this EVERYWHERE right now. *nods nods nods*
3rd-Sep-2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
(gah! And I wanted to say that I just got SUCH warm snugglies of love when you dedicated this one to me, darling. That REALLY made my day. I was going to write that RIGHT away, but then vid came and alkadhflkdahflkadhfladhfldakhfldahfa *PWND*. ^__^)
3rd-Sep-2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, Xtine, see this is why you get the dedication. 'Cause you are completely awesome and always make me smile no matter what you have to say. A little bit goes a long way, but you always have so much love to share, it's craziness. *hugs*

It's so tough to do manipulations of scenes for Supernatural because fans are so used to the way things are and when vidding it's hard to know if someone is going to be able to let go of what they *know* and just go with the flow of the story. Plus, the CW logo and what not get in the way, I can't wait to get the DVDs and start using higher quality clips that I can flip and manipulate to my hearts desire.

Yeeaaah, I kinda killed off Jo. Not kinda, I did. I was worried that wouldn't play off right for whatever reason, so I'm glad you caught it. She was sort of the main focus of evil-doing for Sam in this video so I needed to get rid of her so that Dean would feel compelled to do what needs to be done. Obviously, didn't work out so well and we get the ending there. Which is a bit of a cliff hanger or possibly just a 'to be continued...'. We'll see where it goes. ;)

*hugs* Thank you so much for the extremely lovely feedback, Xtine, you never fail to make me wanna make more.
4th-Sep-2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Maybe I'm just not a CUHRAZY SPN fan, but I actually found the moments where I knew what was really happening in the show versus what you were influencing me to see were the coolest parts. Certainly they showcased your awesomecakesy skillz. But I kinda like going "oh HEYYYY!! THAT's how she tweaked it!!" and seeing how our interpretation given a different lead up can completely change the effect of a scene.

But maybe that's just be being a dork. Who knows? ^__^

Anyhoos, I pimped you over on my journal, for many many reasons of this vid's awesomeness, not the least of which was your killing off Jo. I realllly don't like that girl. Like really. But it was a lovely parallel image between her tied up and gagged and Dean the same way. (Although I would prefer to have bound!Dean any day.)

Annnnnnnd.... I'm rambling. *giggles* Sorry about that! *SNUGGLES YOU CLOSE* I ALWAYS have love to share witchou because YOU ARE SO AWESOMECAKES and LOVEABLE!! And you make pretty things with my fave boys. WIN.
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3rd-Sep-2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I know sometimes it's hard to understand a storyline of a video, so it's good to hear that it worked out okay here. LOL, yeah, I wouldn't much like an Evil!Sam in the show, but it's fun to play around with the idea while making videos.
3rd-Sep-2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Love Evil!Sam fics and videos and this one is top notch. The scenes you chose and the way you put them together was just perfect. You couldn't even tell that Gordon or Bobby were originally in those scenes. And I loved how you used the scene from Heart of Sam with the gun. I hope you do more!
4th-Sep-2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've grown quite fond of Evil!Sam myself over the past few months, and I had a blast messing with him in this video.

Not telling that it was Gordon or Bobby was definitely what I was aiming for, so I'm glad it worked. As for making more, that won't be a problem. I've actually got about a minute of the second part to this video about done for what it's worth.
3rd-Sep-2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Ohh very good except when I was in the Middle of watching it all my Stoopid Virus Scans start don't they *Beats Computer up*

Loved the Black and White of the video and the mixture of the Clips and Sammy walking away at the end.

Very Very good

4th-Sep-2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, that does suck. I hate when the virus scan starts automatically and usually freezes up what ever I'm doing.

Thanks so much for watching and leaving a comment to let me know what you thought, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. :)
4th-Sep-2007 12:04 am (UTC)
*jaw drops to the floor* Holy shit. Just...holy shit.
4th-Sep-2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'm going to be an optimist and hope that that's a good reaction! Thanks for watching!
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4th-Sep-2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
I know! And a part of me kind of wishes that the producers/writers would've made Sam just a little bit more evil. I mean, yeah, there was the whole 'you have to kill me' thing he did to Dean, but it just could've been more emotionally, psychologically, whatever, damaging, I think. I so did not like that they had 'Tall Tales' after 'BUABS'. I mean, yeah, go with the light-heartedness or whatever, but have the boys *deal* with what happened other than the brief conversation in the Impala afterwards. That's just me, and completely besides the point.

Sorry, I tend to ramble, a lot. I'm sure this won't be the first time you see a case of it, and I'm just goin' to go ahead and apologize in advance.

Anywho, back to the actual video feedback itself! I put in so many different bits and pieces of so many different episodes that I thought it'd screw people up and they'd be picking at each bit going 'that was from...' and not really feeling the flow of the scene I was trying to create... So seriously, though you did see each individual episode, you *got* the image I was trying to put out there, so thank you. Thank you for watching, and getting it, and just for the really lovely feedback. It is always, always highly appreciated and put right back into making another.
5th-Sep-2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Hi, you don't know me, i was sent here via [Unknown LJ tag] , she recce'd the video. This is awesome. I love the gritty feel of the black and white, it just adds to the badassness of evil!sam. I'll probably go to hell for liking that he killed jo in this video (if i'm even seeing/reading that right). There are so many visuals you used to make this flow so nicely. The music was a huge bonus too. Great choice there. i do hope you continue the tales of evil!sam via video. Brava!
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4th-Oct-2007 10:49 am (UTC)
Hey! Sorry this is beyond late, I didn't even realize anyone else had commented *kicks LJ*

I'm not really sure who had recce'd it, but please be sure to pass my thanks on to them, and thank you for stopping by to watch and especially to comment. LOL, yeah, you saw correctly, Jo did die. It wouldn't truly be an evil!Sam if someone didn't get offed. ^_^

Again, thanks so much for watching, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be continuing it like I'd planned. The latest didn't go over well at all, so I'm probably going to scrap that plan. But thank you all the same!
8th-Sep-2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was a great AU Evil!Sammy vid!! I loved the editing and the use of B&W. Very well done, I hope there are more in the series :)
4th-Oct-2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Coming from you, that means a lot. I'd hope I've said this before, but knowing me I probably haven't, I'm in love with just about all of your videos. Yeah, not so much 'just about' as 'all'. "The Bitter End" is one of my all time favorite SPN vids - One of the best Evil!Sammy vids out there in my opinion. Which may not mean much, but there you are :)

Sorry, didn't mean to randomly fangirl you there. Anyway, like I said above, I'm most likely going to scrap the plan I had for this and just leave it as is. The response to the last wasn't so awesome, so I'm probably going to try to fix it or again, scrap it all together.

But thank you for the comments, I'm sure you know how much they're appreciated.
6th-Nov-2007 03:23 am (UTC) - Amazing....
Okay, I have just discovered your vids ...and they are amazing. What a great story! I can't wait to watch the rest.... !!

Chele
8th-Nov-2007 09:43 pm (UTC) - Re: Amazing....
Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying them, and I hope you have fun checking out the rest! It isn't much compared to what I used to have [YouTube situation again] but hopefully you'll like what I've still got. ^_^
6th-Nov-2007 06:17 pm (UTC) - Another great video.....
Anonymous
I would love to download it and I see that you have a sendspace link, but it doesn't work :(

Thanks again!
8th-Nov-2007 09:41 pm (UTC) - Re: Another great video.....
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out, sorry about the link being expired - here's a new one for you:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/43n0wz

Hope it works!
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