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"Time is Running Out" - Muse (A Niki/Jessica Heroes fanvid) 
27th-Jan-2007 05:38 pm
Grave Lying
Okay so it's finally done! WOOHOO! Though me, being a perfectionist, was picking on certain things but anyway... ultimately I'm happy with it.

I present to you the Niki/Jessica fanvid. It shows the struggle the girl goes through forever dueling between her two personalities, and how this affects her life and family. I have to say I personally LOVE this song, it's one of my all-time favourites, and when it slipped onto my music player I almost fell over at how easily it captures Niki's character. So I whipped it together (its taken about 2 weeks) and I pushed my computer to the limit with media and transition effects because I wanted to try something a little different. And, you know, all in all despite the tragedy surrounding her this vid is just a lot of fun. :D Apart from Niki/Jessica it also features Micah, DL, Nathan, Hiro & Ando (briefly), and a bunch of other sub-characters that have come into contact with our girl.

Time is Running Out - Muse (A Niki/Jessica FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-12

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27th-Jan-2007 09:59 am (UTC)
You must get sick of hearing me say I love the songs you pick but you know I was watching the vid and my brother was like "you ARE going to download this song, right???" so yea it's not only me :x

I think this vid very fittingly has a lot of cuts because Niki herself is constantly shifting from herself to her alter ego. And the song! It can be from both their POVs I feel.

Love that the video's pace makes it indeed feel like their "time is running out"

And yes Niki feels like she's drowning, asphyxiating but ooh Jessica could be bitter about feeling bound & restricted!

hah that dead dude showed up on the "you will be the death of me" line and I was amused because she is the death of her because of the death penalty for all those murders.

Ah Ali looks so pretty in those clips, I don't pay that much attention to Niki but this vid so makes me want to be all awww because she has had a tough time yo.

*hugs* (yet another) awesome creation of yours!

p.s. LOL "showgirls have all the fun" XD
27th-Jan-2007 11:23 am (UTC)
No I never get sick of flattery :$ LOL It lifts my spirits and encourages me to do more and think more. haha I'm glad your brother enjoyed it too :P Make sure to get the song, it rocks *nods*

Yeah it was fun to address the many sides of Niki. And when you look at her character, it does feel like time is always running out for her. First she's running from Linderman's guys, then she needs to bury the bodies, then she's trying to escape the law and DL, then she's trying to stop DL and get Micah (though I'm not quite sure what she was that afraid of - its not like DL would have hurt Micah), and now time is running out to the death penalty. She's forever trying to cover her bases and get nowhere, and yeah she does get a pretty raw deal out of it all. And nice way to work around that "you will be the death of me" theory cause I actually worked that before the last ep when I realised who she was claiming to have murdered LOL :$

Yah you know what I was thinking watching it back? She has the best clothes LOL Even though some are like lower-class surburbia she still manages to look good in them.

hehe I had to put that in. It's totally a Jessica saying.
27th-Jan-2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
I did! We've been listening to it on a loop for a while now.

Yes, just what you said. Her life is so out of control right now and she literally never has time to just stop and relax or anything.

She does look great even when on the run. Also that time when she was Jessica in those black clothes getting a gun and being all sarcastic? So cool.

You know that Niki's character was meant to be a showgirl but got changed because again the writer's changed the role (like in Sendhil's case) to suit the actor.
28th-Jan-2007 11:32 am (UTC)
*yay*

haha she did. That one and the red top were the two I was thinking of...

Oh so is that where they planted the seed in my mind for the showgirl thing? (A) hehe. I dunno what makes them look at Ali and think "webcam stripper" over "showgirl" but hey, whatever haha. Umm oh I was gonna ramble about Isaac (since I just wrote a fic on him) and I discovered whilst doing so (since I've been working on it all day) some things that weren't picked up on... which, funnily, made my fic work the way I was writing it and I didn't intentionally know until I wrote it and looked at that picture of Simone. Weird. heh. And I was also browsing that original script you put up searching for a speech I swear I remember reading (which some of that stuff was pretty un-Santiago and changed as we clarified back in that post) but for the life of me I couldn't find it! :| I think I'm having delusions now... *needs to stop absorbing Isaac's drugs too*
27th-Jan-2007 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm a huge Muse fan and when I saw what song you'd chosen, I admit I was sceptical , especially as Nikis storyline hasn't enthralled me recently...

I don't know how you did it , but from the cool opening sequence of us zooming into her basement stripper act from Andos MP3 player, I was hooked!! You do such great word association with the images, like "asphyxiated" and ooh especially the "suck the life outta me" with Nathan, HOT!!!

But just the general theme ....not many people know that that song is about Matt Bellamy singing about being in a torturous unhealthy relationship, to which he's addicted ....which SO fits Niki/Jessica...I felt time was running out, and the editing really made me feel like that. Well done, love, you're so talented!!!

OK I'm glad you liked the email you recieved, and nakhrewali should recieve hers too LOL....
27th-Jan-2007 11:49 am (UTC)
hehe I can work magic too! *yay* I thought that was a nice opening *nods* It helps to work with the footage to make it look better. And I was so amazed at how many lines I could get actual footage for. I didn't even think of the asphyxiated one til later (it's hard trying to remember every moment from 12 eps). LOL yes Nathan was the only thing I could think of for that line, totally laying innuendo over what happened there...

Oh thanks for that info :D It's always interesting to hear what songs are about and whether that interpretation is different from your own. Indeed that's the kind of relationship she's going through.

And ok final question - are you the jinx person on Youtube Parul and I were joking earlier today was Nathan/Adrian Pasdar?? LOL
27th-Jan-2007 11:59 am (UTC)
LOL ....I could have been so much more inventive with teasing you and Parul, on YouTube, but its fairly early here, and I was still dozy. I thought you'd figure it out if you ever checked out my music, or favourites lists. I used to have a load of Milo vids (surprise surprise), but they got removed for copyright infringement, huh, You Boob!!!

Anyway, the only vid left is one I did ages ago about the kittens growing up, for the hubby ....and Jinx is the name of one of the cats LOL!!

As for the background of the song, its uncanny that you tapped into the heart of it, without realisisng. People tended to think it was about a nuclear war apocalypse type thing. Matt Bellamy is forever hooking up with dodgy women, but it leads to greta music....they're awsome live btw
27th-Jan-2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'm a Muse fan.. so I just loved it. My first vid to Heroes was a muse song. Great job! I favorited it!
28th-Jan-2007 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh awesome! :D You did a Muse/Heroes vid? Where is it?!?!? I haven't seen it! Linkage please *begs*

And thank you muchly. :D
28th-Jan-2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Here: You Tube!.

It's Peter/Claire oriented.. I'm a bit of a shipper for them, but I just LOVE the Muse song. I hope you like it! :0)
29th-Jan-2007 11:09 am (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL blending!!! Wow. And I love the interchanging between the b&W and coloured scenes, and the RGB effect on Peter's death @ homecoming. You did a really awesome job. I'm not a Paire fan, but honestly that was a stand-alone job, it wasn't pressed on the matter and didn't throw it in your face. It was more about capturing the beauty and the similarities between the two characters. And considering I'm not a huge Muse fan, I thought that song rocked! LOL So I'm gonna have to go find it now. You did a fantastic job. Thank you SO much for giving me the link. *hugz*
28th-Jan-2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Very intense, and the lyrics matched well. Good editing!
28th-Jan-2007 11:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I do try my best, and that song just grabbed me and shook me and demanded I make a Niki vid cause the lyrics were so suited.
28th-Jan-2007 06:04 am (UTC)
Jules, it's wonderful! Perfect, you hit the nail on the head with Nikki/Jessica! I loved seeing all the clips with her switching back and forth, especially the last one where she was actually awake for the transformations!:) You know, I also love that in Peter's dream she's looking back at him, you gotta wonder if it's Jessica or Nikki!
28th-Jan-2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Thank you *bows* Glad I was able to achieve that. You know having 2 personalities makes it easier to fit someone in a song... LOL Anyway. Oh, yeah, she's realising a whole lot of things like she's able to use the same power as Jessica now :D And I'm sure the dream is actually Niki cause she's the only one who cares about DL, Jessica wouldn't hold his hand - she wants to kill him! haha
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