skygiants: Toph from Avatar: the Last Airbender extending a hand (need a hand)
[personal profile] skygiants
So I think I mentioned that I made a vid! It premiered at Vividcon so now I can put it here.

Title: Landsailor
Source: Legend of Korra (and Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Music: "Landsailor," Vienna Teng
Content Notes: Implied reference to genocide

Landsailor from skygiants on Vimeo.



(Download from Google Drive.)

'Last airbender': no longer accurate.

Many thanks to [personal profile] shati for not just betaing but very patiently holding my hand throughout the entire learning-how-to-vid process, [personal profile] innerbrat for betaing and cheerleading, and [personal profile] aberration for betaing FROM MONGOLIA which is above and beyond the call of duty.
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Date: 2015-08-11 12:17 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Ooh, applause!

Very nicely done.

(And clearly I need to look up more of Vienna Teng, her voice is gorgeous).

Date: 2015-08-11 01:04 am (UTC)
tassosss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tassosss
That was really good! Perfect song choice for Jinora, and I love how the final stanza brings in the rest of the airbenders. Lovely.

Date: 2015-08-11 01:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild
I saw on somebody's review post -- probably [personal profile] kass -- that there was a "Landsailor" Korra vid, and I found this very exciting. I'm delighted to hear it's yours. Going to watch it now.

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Having watched it:

What a perfect Jinora song! I admit I still haven't seen S2, so I had to do some guessing about a bunch of the middle bit. I love the repeated image of the wind maze (does it have a name???) and Jinora fitting within it. I spent the whole vid waiting for the moment when Jinora was revealed as an Airbending Master (starting from "I'm a child no more," I think), but it was right as the last beat of the vid, the culmination of Jinora's journey.

Date: 2015-08-11 01:32 am (UTC)
revolutionaryjo: A girl waving in silhouette. (Default)
From: [personal profile] revolutionaryjo
I'm not as familiar with the source as I should be, but this was so moving to watch, even not knowing the specific context. :)

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Date: 2015-08-11 01:36 am (UTC)
varadia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] varadia
Eeeeee so great!!!!!

Date: 2015-08-11 01:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grrlpup
<3 Jinora, loved her from the start as a fellow bookworm. I enjoyed this vid very much!

Date: 2015-08-11 02:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metonymy
Oh, this is beautifully done and an exceptional use of the song - particularly using the duet section to fold in all the other airbenders. I love the repeated use of the fluidity of the airbending itself to echo the movement of the music, and Jinora's journey from student to master and child to young adult is so well portrayed in such a short time. Great job!

Date: 2015-08-11 03:02 am (UTC)
jothra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jothra
Teach me senpai!!

Date: 2015-08-11 06:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Well, the visuals have convinced me I really need to see the rest of Korra. How much of this vid is from the second season which I was determined to skip?

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Date: 2015-08-11 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jinian
BECCA I CRIED

IT IS SO GOOD

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Date: 2015-08-11 12:19 pm (UTC)
kaberett: An xkcd stick figure with a blue arrow tattooed on its head, controlling water, earth, fire and air. (a:tla)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
okay yes I am crying <333

Date: 2015-08-11 12:30 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
It's very pretty and flows very nicely!

(I put _Korra_ on hold after S1 so I can't say anything more useful, sorry.)

Date: 2015-08-11 12:38 pm (UTC)
loligo: happy Katara (happy katara)
From: [personal profile] loligo
Jinora never made a huge impact on me, but this vid is lovely and reminds me of how lovely she is, too! I may have gotten teary-eyed at the end.

Date: 2015-08-11 12:38 pm (UTC)
musesfool: Korra/Asami (how to make two lovers of friends)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
Oh, Jinora! This made me cry in the best way. Lovely.

Date: 2015-08-11 02:17 pm (UTC)
cinaed: Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul (Marilyn Monroe)
From: [personal profile] cinaed
Oh, this is gorgeous! And makes me want to watch the rest of Legend of Korra though I bailed a little over halfway through season one. Jinora is so great!

Also, how does Vienna Teng always have perfect songs for vids and fandom in general?

Date: 2015-08-11 03:18 pm (UTC)
lnhammer: lo-fi photo of a tall, thin man - caption: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] lnhammer
THAT is a pretty sweet vid. Excellent.

---L.

Date: 2015-08-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] attractivegeekery
HOW DARE YOU!

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Date: 2015-08-11 05:39 pm (UTC)
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zulu
Aww, I got all teared up. This is lovely!

Date: 2015-08-11 06:41 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
I've never seen any of the Avatar cartoons, but this vid is visually gorgeous, and I love how it moves, and I really want to see this now.

Date: 2015-08-11 07:22 pm (UTC)
sandrylene: Scott Pilgrim generator based pic of me (Default)
From: [personal profile] sandrylene
I had feels. Copious feels. Your vid is lovely. :D

Date: 2015-08-11 11:26 pm (UTC)
brooms: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brooms
jinora <33333333 airbending <333333

Date: 2015-08-12 01:07 am (UTC)
batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
From: [personal profile] batyatoon
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH

and this has never been one of my favorite Vienna Teng songs BUT I THINK MAYBE NOW IT IS??

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Date: 2015-08-12 02:59 am (UTC)
hokuton_punch: Screenshot of Jun from Avatar: The Last Airbender in a cool fighting pose. (avatar jun gonna cut you)
From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
That is GORGEOUS. ;o; All my feelings!

Date: 2015-08-12 04:17 am (UTC)
cofax7: Aang at the North Pole (ATLA - Aang pretty)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
Oh, that was lovely!

Date: 2015-08-12 04:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
I haven't watched more than twenty minutes of the first A:TLA episode (because my kid said it was too scary last year, and I'd like to see it with her once she can handle it). That said, I like this very much, and especially how you've used the spinning . . . room divider sections? The rectangular thingers.
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