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"In The End" - Linkin Park (A Heroes ensemble FanVid) 
18th-Jun-2007 09:19 pm
Grave Lying
Hold onto your hats people, this was made quick with the intention of being quick and ironically took me about a month to do (with all the mass problems I had inbetween). Get your pause button at the ready because you just might blink and miss something.

I began making Heroes vids with an opener to the show and what it was about in the early stages. Because I made an opener, I felt it only fair to make a season closer showing the journey that each hero has had to face and overcome. This video tries to cover every bit of ground the whole season through and features just about every character you can think of.

*Puts on a Mohinder style voice* Is this quest all for nothing? Or is there true meaning at the end of one's journey, having experienced life outside your own realm and faced obstacles you never thought you could overcome? Did you anticipate yourself to be different from anybody else when you started, or did fate firmly step in your way and lead you where you were meant to be? Does life have a plan for us all? Does life want you to be the Hero?

In The End - Linkin Park (A Heroes ensemble FanVid)
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Warning: Features Season 1 episodes 1-23 (that means the ENTIRE season, and yes it's VERY heavy on the spoilers).

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EDIT: I HAVE JUST BEEN MADE AWARE THAT THE DOWNLOAD VERSION IS NOT THE FULL THING. For some reason the file has become corrupted or something on my computer and has chopped itself short. I will have to re-render the file and will reupload it as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for your patience. ALL links now corrected with full version.
Comments 
18th-Jun-2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was spectacular! Very, very well done. I was hooked right from the beginning because you integrated it so well with the beat, and the end with the explosion wrapped it up perfectly.
21st-Jun-2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D Yes the beginning was fun (and almighty time consuming haha) and a lot of stuff in this vid fell into place slightly different but just as awesome as I imagined it. I was actually surprised how well the 2 explosion scenes blended. Originally I was only going to use the one but I needed to stretch time a little bit and blended with our final visions of the outcome was a nice touch.

Thanks so much for watching and commenting, I really appreciate it.
18th-Jun-2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
That was cool!
21st-Jun-2007 09:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :D
18th-Jun-2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
oh wow that was seriously impressive.. Would editing and you use the song just perfectly.

Fiona
21st-Jun-2007 09:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I'm glad it worked out so well.

Definately had to be the Linkin Park nostalgia + Future!Heroes that brought all this thoughtage together and inspired me.
18th-Jun-2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that was amazing. Wow. The clips not only went with the lyrics really well but were put together in a way that showed all kinds of subtle parallels between the characters' stories. Holy crap. And the end was very chilling. Great work, just brilliant!
18th-Jun-2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I had to add that knowing what we know about the characters and their journeys makes the lyrical connections so SIGNIFICANT. Not just obvious stuff like Jessica and DL fighting when the song mentions fighting (and all the falling clips, hehe!), but things that if you know what was going on in the clip the lyrics really resonate (As an aside, I can't really believe I'm talking like this about a Linkin Park song, but I do really like this song, haha). Some examples... "the way you were mocking me" with Gabriel and Chandra; "things aren't the way they were before" with Simone and Isaac; and my FAVORITE "not that you knew me back then" with Peter and Claire at homecoming, oh man, the implications of what happens when they meet again and remembering that connection is just fantastic, AAH! Also loved the black and white section, eee!

And lol @ "and one thing" with Peter at brunch XD!

Yeah I'm totally creepily fangirling your vid... lol sorry!
18th-Jun-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I have seen this song vidded many times, but I enjoyed seeing it again, because I haven't noticed it in this fandom, just yet.

The pacing on this was outstanding. I really loved the choice of clips, too.

You know the best thing about a well done, entire-season, ensemble video, is that it shows how many truly awesome things happened during the season that you'd just forgotten about. This was a wondeful way to revisit it. Thank you!
21st-Jun-2007 10:09 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D It was a fun experience trying to think back through what had happened this season, and I know I concentrated more on the later half as that was the side I had been neglecting vid wise, but I mixed it with enough early stuff to cover the full thing.

I'm glad the choice of song didn't perturb you, I had read somewhere that Linkin Park was used too much vid-wise and yet I'd never actually stumbled across a clip that used one of their songs. It does help, however, to not have seen anything and that way you can approach it with a certain freshness.

Thanks for watching and commenting, I'm really glad you stopped by.
18th-Jun-2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Your cut timing is amazing, especially in the beginning. And some of the clips you paired with the lyrics were pretty cool and creatively chosen. Interesting how you switch to black-and-white during that one part. And fantastic ending.
21st-Jun-2007 10:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I take good tips from the ppl @ Heroes *nods* hehe. Though I must admit that was really my own inspiration that drew that opening. The black and white I used for a softer feel and a reflective moment to show how characters once had so much trust in one another and relied on each other, and these were usually the relationships that broke down. In Isaac's case it was more of a reflection of how he tried to convince people that his painting's really did show the future and the need he had for someone to believe him. Yeah I'm glad how the ending turned out too :D

Thanks so much for watching & commenting, I really appreciate it.
18th-Jun-2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
that was amazing. :D i'm really glad you stuck with this vid because I loved it. The shots went in such perfect sequence with each other and the music, and it made me think about all the similarities between the characters -- the shared experiences.

brilliant job! :]
21st-Jun-2007 10:26 am (UTC)
Aww thanks. Well I'm glad all that hard work and frustration was worth it. A lot of people have been telling me they're drawing parrallels between the characters from this, it wasn't necessarily my intention but I'm glad people can see something in it.

Thanks so much for watching and commenting *hugz*
19th-Jun-2007 01:32 am (UTC) - $#%$#%%^^^!!!!!!!!!!
God I heart your videos SO DAMNED MUCH. You know I do but really I just...BRILLIANT. *glomps you*

Ok ok I think I need to watch it again to calm myself down and become more coherent.

*goes off*

I love that Reeves quote in the beginning and the way the cuts happen with each piano note. And again you've got the words and the images timed so perfectly: from the nosebleed!Matt in "no matter how hard you try" and the Hiro+Peter+Nathan in "watch the time fly by" (haha that one really cracked me up-great juxtaposition). ooh and the part with "didn't even know" with Nathan and Meredith and Claire and Nathan cut was SO COOL (and super fast I had to pause so many times haha).

Plus at "watch you goooo" wasn't that the last time we ever saw Zach ;_; ?

I loved the Peter!brunch!one-thing bit like the person above too XD Also everytime you show HRG in the "it doesn't even matter how hard you try" it tears me up because its true There's only one thing you should know</i>
Save The Cheerleader Save The World. Awesome of you to put that there!

The ending is so completely fitting. It reminds me of Nathan's speech after winning the election where they show all these scenes while he is talking about the world is sick and it needs to be healed. Also the quite bit at the end with the bomb was great.

ILUSOMUCH for that video (also in general too :p) <33333333
21st-Jun-2007 10:44 am (UTC) - Re: $#%$#%%^^^!!!!!!!!!!
haha *SQUEES* I made you at a loss for words and reduced to unrecognizable characters! (A)

I'm glad you liked the quote. I went searching for some kind of Hero-related quote to open it and when I stumbled across that, especially the fact that he's talking about ordinary people being Heroes, well that's just the whole tagline for the show so I had to use it!

Ah the Nathan-Meredith-Claire cut was super hard to work on because I had to try and work out how to do it in that short amount of time. I took inspiration off the Molly-Matt snippet I used earlier in the vid and I tinted Meredith & Claire with a nice kind of blue that recreated the colouring in Molly's visions, and then placed them over the Nathan phone call which worked really well. Only problem was the cuts were so fast I ended up having to lengthen Meredith by a frame just so you could see her! LOL There is a clip of Ando hidden in the fast cuts leading up to the first chorus I think which you really can't see unless you play with the pause button consistently, it's just too quick!

Yes the "Watch you go" was the last episode we saw Zach, but not the last scene. I had the promo pic in my head when I picked out that scene so it kind of didn't come off like I wanted it to, but so long as everyone recognises and remembers Zach they'd get the meaning of him leaving (which was more leaving the show than his character abandoning Claire).

HRG is the epitomy of "It doesn't even matter how hard you try" because we all know his story now and how he tried to hide Claire and protect his family and he did rather unsavoury things to achieve this, but in the end it all came out.

*cheers* I know! The Save The Cheerleader Save The World was awesome wasn't it? LOL I didn't even think of that straight away. That train scene was always going to be there, but I didn't think of the layover until I started cutting Claire footage for after it and I thought "Wait, that's the message of the show, it's the only thing that needed to be said, it is the one thing you should know" so it all became a Claire montage from fear to death which explained exactly what Peter had to save her from. So that's all cool :D

Awww haha I made another Nathan!speech montage! *glee* Nah I Really wanted to do a tribute to all the Heroes we had lost along the way, and it came out rather nicely, and I thought we just had to end it with Peter since he was the explosion. And originally I only was going to use the original bomb but I needed to stretch the time out and I didn't realise how beautifully it blended with the last explosion we saw until I put it together. Tis awesome :D

haha *HUGGLES* I <3 U TOO!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to watch and fangirl :D
19th-Jun-2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Wow, what an excellent, excellent vid once again. It was for me definitely worth the wait from seeing the first few seconds a while ago and now seeing it as a whole.

You made me remember what a fantastic show Heroes is beyond the storyline of Gabriel Gray, so thank you for that.

Once again your editing was brilliant and completely on cue with what was sung in the song. I can not possible type out all the moments I found absolutely perfect in that way, but a few of my favorites are:
- "One thing" --> Peter is actually saying that, or so it seems
- Zach with the camera all the way at the beginning as if he's the one filming this
- "Memory" --> The Haitian
- The window that opened when they were talking about windows
- Etc. etc. etc.

Also loved the calmer b/w part, the scenes were not as fast paced as the rest which really suited with the bridge of the song. Though I have to say I love how fast the scenes followed each other in the rest of the story.

The ending with all the deaths and then the explosion (the explosion from the earlier episode as well as the explosion of Peter melted together prefectly!) are a very suiting and great ending to it all.

Well done.
22nd-Jun-2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
*finally sheepishly comes in to answer you* Hi. I thought I might ramble so you got left til last. My msn isn't working *pouts* and my vid was freaking me out playing the music from this vid, but I just worked out Youtube somehow opened up in another tab. *shrugs* So there is a somewhat normal explanation to the spooky things going on in this house of late.

So the whole vid fulfilled your expectations from the teaser. I'm glad :D It's good you enjoyed it. And realised the show is more than just about Gabriel :P LOL

Aww no typing of all the moments? No play-by-play like the eps? LOL Thanks for at least mentioning a few of your gems *hugz* You know you got me totally crazy watching the vid wondering if Peter did say that LOL cause I had no sound so I didn't know, I just really wanted to use something from an earlier ep that I hadn't used before and it was perfect for it, plus I did a very similar thing with Zach in the Zach/Claire vid I did a while back.

Well that's pretty unique on the view of the Zach camera thing! I didn't think of that in such a way, but tis some awesome thoughtage from you ;) Memory-Haitian *obvious* LOL The double-window opening was fun to do and one of the earliest things I did, and faster song cuts are much more easier to evade those pesky titles that some ppl like to criticize.

The B/W section you got it perfectly ;) It was a calmer moment in the song, and a more trusting naieve memory of the Heroes' lives. Just about every relationship in that section ended up being broken in some form and I tried to show a little more of that - the anger and frustration - in the fast scenes that followed.

Yeah that was my RIP Heroes moment. I felt it was only right to create a mini-tribute in my vid to all that we had loved (or hated *ahem*) and lost over the season, wrapping it up with Peter because he of course was the explosion. And I know I was surprised too how beautifully those 2 explosions blended! I was originally only going to use the first one but I needed to make it longer and when I layed over the second one it was just awe-inspiring as if we were looking at the same section of the city from a different angle. I'm glad it turned out so well.

Thanks so much for your lengthy comment and watching and stuff *hugz* I really appreciate the support you give me on these endeavours.
19th-Jun-2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
This is so, so cool, I don't even have words. *__* Amazing job! I'm downloading it to watch again and again and again! ^^
21st-Jun-2007 09:47 am (UTC)
Aww I made someone speechless :D *is happy*

Hey, Ade, can you do me a favour? If you downloaded it and watched that version, can you tell me if it was the full thing? Because strangely the file on my computer now cuts off at *dead* Sylar and I don't know why :( I haven't modified it or anything. And I'm thinking I may have to download my upload version to get back the full thing (yes stupid I know LOL). So can you let me know? Thanks. *hugz*
23rd-Jun-2007 04:35 am (UTC)
That was so awesome! *hugs tight* I'm amazed how you can keep up with the fast cuts and make them fit with the lyrics, like Peter saying "One thing" or Eden spitting on Bennet who thinks she's his "property", and the end with all the sad death/hurt scenes as the song winds down, then the two explosions, wow! Really excellent job!
23rd-Jun-2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Aww thanks hon! *hugz you back* Glad you saw the similarities between the visuals and the lyrics. No-one's mentioned the Eden section to me yet but I'm glad you saw exactly what I was portraying - how "The Company" (or HRG as he was the face of all this) thought of these mutants they captured and tagged as their property. Even thinking back to when they wanted Claire back because she'd manifested powers - it all fits. And yes I purposefully went with the death scenes at the end as a tribute to all those wonderful Heroes we lost during the season, although some of those people didn't actually die but we won't find all that out til next season ;) And the two explosions I'm so happy with because it just looked like it was taken from a different angle and blended so beautifully. Thanks for watching! *hugz*
24th-Jun-2007 02:50 am (UTC)
This was beautiful. Really, exceptionally good work here.
24th-Jun-2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much :D Your icon is awesome btw!
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