skygiants: Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle with Calcifer hovering over her hands (a life less ordinary)
[personal profile] skygiants
So I tried an experiment to see if it was possible to make a Howl's Moving Castle book vid using Howl's Moving Castle movie footage. Results: ???

(Results mostly that I need to get better at figuring out how to change targeted colors in Adobe Premiere, let's just pretend it's fine.)

Title: In Which Sophie Expresses Her Feelings In The Absence Of Weedkiller
Music: "You're A Cad," The Bird and the Bee



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Date: 2017-03-27 04:46 am (UTC)
landofnowhere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] landofnowhere
That is a very appropriate song!

Because of circumstances, I have only ever seen the first ~45 minutes of the movie. I was delighted, and am not entirely sure I want to watch the rest and see the plot go off to different places.

Some of the visuals worked very well; mainly Sophie's facial expressions, and the Howl's bedroom scene. The whiplash in going back and forth in time was kind of confusing to me, but maybe this is just because I don't watch many vids?

I do miss the weed-killer.

(And I am currently wearing blue-blocking glasses, so I can't really tell if the colors are right anyway.)

Date: 2017-03-27 05:15 am (UTC)
allchildren: the ninth doctor grinning cheekily (⍰ worth it)
From: [personal profile] allchildren
Having read the book but not seen the movie, I'd say it worked reasonably well! Also, adorable.

Date: 2017-03-27 05:45 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
a Howl's Moving Castle book vid using Howl's Moving Castle movie footage. Results: ???

It has the problem I always thought the movie would have for me, namely that absolutely nothing about Miyazaki's Howl looks right to me (except the green slime, which was pretty good), which is not your fault, but old Sophie vehemently cleaning was great and I enjoyed being able to see beats from the novel going by in the animation. So I don't think it's a failure as a book vid, I think it just confirms the feeling I've had for thirteen years now that I really don't want to see the film.
Edited Date: 2017-03-27 05:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-27 09:59 am (UTC)
alias_sqbr: (happy dragon)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr
This was great! It's been a long time since I read the book or watched the movie, so it was only when I read this post (after watching the vid on tumblr) that I went OH SHE CHANGED THE HAIR. It had looked a little odd to me in parts but I just thought I'd forgotten some of the hair colour changing.

Date: 2017-03-27 07:09 pm (UTC)
landofnowhere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] landofnowhere
Oh, so Howl doesn't dye his hair black midway through the movie? Alas. (I'm with sovay that he still doesn't look like book-Howl, though.)

Date: 2017-03-28 11:07 am (UTC)
sqbr: (up and down)
From: [personal profile] sqbr
His hair definitely changes colour during the movie, the thing I later realised skygiants changed was making Sophie's hair red instead of brown, and having it change back to red at the end when it stays silver in the movie.

Date: 2017-03-28 03:06 pm (UTC)
landofnowhere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] landofnowhere
OK, then :-) I did also figure out that skygiants had done Sophie's hair.

Date: 2017-04-05 07:17 am (UTC)
alias_sqbr: the symbol pi on a pretty background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr

I'm impressed you managed it at all, I would have no idea where to begin.

Date: 2017-03-27 12:33 pm (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific
Well I haven't read the book or seen the movie so am blissfully ignorant and I enjoyed it! Cute!

Date: 2017-03-27 12:57 pm (UTC)
ladymondegreen: (All the ancient kings)
From: [personal profile] ladymondegreen
That's brill! To be fair, I love both the book and the film, but I think it works for the novel. It also reminds me that I want Howl's bedroom.

Date: 2017-03-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
aamcnamara: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aamcnamara
Angry cleaning montage <3

Date: 2017-03-27 11:11 pm (UTC)
qian: Tiny pink head of a Katamari character (Default)
From: [personal profile] qian
That was soooo cute! *___*

Date: 2017-03-28 12:40 am (UTC)
in_the_blue: (howl heart in hand)
From: [personal profile] in_the_blue


What it does for me, though, is highlight the differences between the film and the book. I don't think you could use film footage without having that be the case, of course.

It's seamlessly interwoven. A++ would watch again and all that.

Date: 2017-03-28 02:04 am (UTC)
genarti: Knees-down view of woman on tiptoe next to bookshelves (Default)
From: [personal profile] genarti
Results: adorable!!

Date: 2017-03-28 03:23 am (UTC)
hokuton_punch: Text icon captioned "Unfailingly delighted by the absurd." (Default)
From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
I think it is AMAZING. ♥

Date: 2017-03-28 05:28 am (UTC)
ceitfianna: (pooka illustration)
From: [personal profile] ceitfianna
This is wonderful and the perfect song for them.

Date: 2017-03-28 01:03 pm (UTC)
opusculasedfera: stack of books, with a mug of tea on top (Default)
From: [personal profile] opusculasedfera
Aaaaah, Sophie! ♥_♥ I love this!

I just about died when it hit the line in the chorus about 'all the hearts that you eat'; I didn't think the song could get more perfectly apt and then it did!

Date: 2017-03-29 02:08 am (UTC)
bookblather: A picture of Yomiko Readman looking at books with the text "bookgasm." (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookblather
That is AMAZING and delightful, A+

Date: 2017-04-02 05:03 am (UTC)
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
*applauds*

Date: 2017-04-02 11:03 pm (UTC)
sophia_sol: drawing of Combeferre, smiling and holding up a finger like he's about to explain something (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophia_sol
This is super charming and I love it!

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