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1st-Mar-2008 01:40 pm
Artist: jill_rg
Title: I'll Make An Earthbender Out Of You
Music: "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" from Disney's Mulan
Slash/Het/General: non-shipping
Warnings: None
Notes: Toph teaching Aang Earthbending. I don't try to lip sync in my music videos. Sorry, but I cannot get a video to embed behind an LJ cut.

2nd-Mar-2008 06:23 am (UTC)
aw, the vid won't embed? Dang that sucks :( it's like coding doesn't like you or something.

Okay, so I guess for you, and only you, fake-cuts for vids is okay ^^

Anyway, as for the vid itself, here're my thoughts:

The music you picked out was excellent, it fit perfectly with what you were trying to get across.

2:11-2:18: the clip didn't exactly fit with the words. I was thinking maybe the scene after he stands up to Toph, and she's pointing to herself saying "you stood up to me" and then she pokes him in the chest saying "you've got stuff" would have fit better.

2:32-2:34: wow, if only her lips weren't moving so much! The facial expressions fit perfectly!

2:38-2:40: I felt that didn't fit at all, the clip where he was lowering his head in shame. I know this may sound a little overdone, but it would have been much better if you would have quickly shifted to that clip where Katara's throwing that reed/stick/bamboo thing at him, right as it's flying through the air and he's slicing it with waterbending would have done a much better job. Even though you already used it before, I don't think it would have been too redundant. Otherwise a different clip, because that one was just really out of place.

3:10-3:13: did not fit either. Maybe that clip where she's jumping out of the ground unexpectedly at him? I think you used it already though. Hm...

The ending was great, though I think you should have let Toph finish her sentence, because she sounded like she got cut-off mid-word XD

Something I thought would have enhanced the vid is if from 1:25-1:40 where there are different voices talking, you would have had it showing different characters talking, like Katara, Sokka, Iroh & Zuko. Or even minor characters like Lee and Ganzu (even though the latter was a bully) making it look like they were spectators commenting or something (and giving them their 2 seconds of fame XD).

Other than that, I really enjoyed watching it a lot. Some times the clip was too fast for the words, like 1:15-1:20 was a bit off, though 2:19-2:26 was really excellent and everything fit perfectly.