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Vid: [The Mighty Ducks] November Rain – REMASTERED

8
Jul 2007

This vid has been remastered, using higher quality clips and editing the bits that I was never particularly happy with. Things have changed a little, and it is now one vid instead of two. See below for download details.

Vid Title: November Rain

Artist: Guns N’ Roses

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Clips from: D1, D2, D3 and Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses

Summary: This is an AU vid, in which Casey and Bombay were married and Charlie is their son. This vid (or vids) deals with their break-up and Bombay’s self-destruction that follows it, not to mention Charlie’s reaction. See the Notes for more details.

File Size: See below (by the download links)

Format: Real and Windows Media

Notes: I can’t exactly remember what my thought process was, but I eventually challenged myself to make a video based on Without You by Del James (bear with me on this), using only footage from The Mighty Ducks, and the Without You music videos by Guns N’ Roses (for the non-rabid GN’R fans, that’s Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged).

The story of Without You is ultimately about the self-destruction of a man who appears to have everything, but still manages to screw it up. Theoretically Gordon could be that man, he’s rich, he’s well educated, he’s loved, and he could screw it up easily and lose everything. This vid tried to explore that. I have had to use footage from Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses because, obviously, Casey and Gordon never got married in the Ducks fandom (but did in my mind, I love that pairing), and so forth. Any questions, hop over to the forums and ask there. I’ll answer in great detail, I assure you.

If the vid didn’t make sense, try reading the commentary.

Feedback: Always welcome. If you liked it, tell me. If it didn’t make sense, let me know, your opinion will not break me. I have never actually had any feedback on this vid, despite there being over 300 downloads. Was it really that bad?

New Version:
YouTube link removed, thanks to a scary Cease & Desist from BabyCow about my Boosh vids.
[Ducks] November Rain - Remastered - Real (49.7MB) (1894)
[Ducks] November Rain - Remastered - Win (14.1MB) (1883)

Old Version:
Vidding Commentary
[Ducks] November Rain: Part I (8.13MB) (2171)
[Ducks] November Rain: Part II (12.9MB) (2117)

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Vid Commentary: November Rain

27
Oct 2006

Commentary on “November Rain

Well, I did one commentary, and enjoyed it so much (ego-masturbation really puts a smile on your face) that I thought I’d try to explain November Rain. Also, given that the vid is nearly a year old, I’m also probably going to say what I should have done to make it more successful. This is because at some point, I will probably remaster the vid in higher quality clips, and tweak a few things that bothered me.

November Rain is probably an idea that backfired on me. Axl Rose decides to turn Del James’ short story Without You into a music video and spends the next ten years explaining himself. Sarah, thestalkycop, decides to do exactly the same and wonders why she has to explain herself. What’s the definition of insanity, again? Something about endlessly repeating the same task, but hoping for different results?

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] November Rain

21
Dec 2005

Vid Title: November Rain [commentary]

Artist: Guns N’ Roses

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Clips from: D1, D2, D3 and Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses

Summary: This is an AU vid, in which Casey and Bombay were married and Charlie is their son. This vid (or vids) deals with their break-up and Bombay’s self-destruction that follows it, not to mention Charlie’s reaction. See the Notes for more details.

File Size: Part 1: 8.13MB | Part 2: 12.9MB

Notes: I can’t exactly remember what my thought process was, but I eventually challenged myself to make a video based on Without You by Del James (bear with me on this), using only footage from The Mighty Ducks, and the Without You music videos by Guns N’ Roses (for the non-rabid GN’R fans, that’s Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged).

The story of Without You is ultimately about the self-destruction of a man who appears to have everything, but still manages to screw it up. Theoretically Gordon could be that man, he’s rich, he’s well educated, he’s loved, and he could screw it up easily and lose everything. This vid tried to explore that. I have had to use footage from Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses because, obviously, Casey and Gordon never got married in the Ducks fandom (but did in my mind, I love that pairing), and so forth. Any questions, hop over to the forums and ask there. I’ll answer in great detail, I assure you.

If the vid didn’t make sense, try reading the commentary.

A Repetition of the Plea on Built This Way: Please give me some form of feedback. I feel that Carla and adamandcharliedude are overstretched as my only vid-feedbackers. Come on, tell me if you loved it, hated it, whatever. Just let them have a break from being the only people to comment!

Go to the remastered version entry for download details

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Bad Reputation

21
Jul 2005

Vid Title: Ducks Behaving Badly

Song Title: Bad Reputation

Artist: Joan Jett

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: Just as the title says, it’s Ducks behaving badly.

Rated: PG for a little violence

File Size: 12.6 MB

Thanks/Dedication: To Carla

Notes: Carla asked for me to vid to this song. I love this song, but lyrically it didn’t fit. So I just let violence happen in time with the beat. Oh, and a little bit of a stripping Portman crept in there. Portman rocks. I like it. I think it’s my most entertaining so far.

Further Notes: There appears to be a stray frame around the 1 minute mark. I have no idea why this is, because it’s actually in the middle of a clip, and going frame-by-frame in Adobe, I still can’t figure out what it is. *shrugs* It’s a phantom flicker.

Even Further Notes: Please give me some form of feedback. I feel that Carla and adamandcharliedude are overstretched as my only vid-feedbackers. Come on, tell me if you loved it, hated it, whatever. Just let them have a break from being the only people to comment!

[Ducks] Bad Reputation (12.6 MB) (1342)
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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Built This Way

30
May 2005
Built This Way

Built This Way

Vid Title: Built This Way

Artist: Samantha Ronson

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary:Did you ever even think of me, when I walked away?” Despite the fact that the banner looks so happy, this is angst.

Rated: PG for a little violence

File Size: 6.23 MB

Notes: This vid is only just over a minute long. Aside from anything, the copy of the song I was using actually died in the middle, so I just trimmed it off. Add to that there are actually very few Charlie/Adam moments in the movie, and if I did vid to the whole song, you’d only have 2 more minutes of pointless dirge.

[Ducks] Built This Way (6.09 MB) (1338)
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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Run Like Mad

1
Oct 2004
Run Like Mad

Run Like Mad

Vid Title: Run Like Mad

Artist: Jann Arden

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: A Casey/Bombay fluffy vid. Enjoy

Rated: U, same as the movie

File Size: 3.8 MB

[Ducks] Run Like Mad (3.85 MB) (1057)
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Icon Tutorial – Washed-out Images (Julie Gaffney)

4
Jul 2004

From this: Tutorial by thestalkycop to this: Tutorial by thestalkycop or this: Tutorial by thestalkycop

This tutorial assumes you are comfortable with making new layers and changing their properties (to screen or exclusion, for example).

Tutorial by thestalkycop I started by cropping my cap of Julie to 100×100
Tutorial by thestalkycop I sharpened it twice, then cleaned up the skin using the soften brush.
Tutorial by thestalkycop I duplicated the layer and set it to Soft Light at 100% opacity.
Tutorial by thestalkycop I duplicated the layer again and set it to Screen at 100% opacity.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Next I made a new layer and flooded it with a deep blue (#050C3F) set to Exclusion.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Next I made another new layer, set it so 20% opacity and flooded it with #DCC7A6.
Tutorial by thestalkycop I made another new layer and flooded it with the same colour #DCC7A6, again set to 20%, this time I used Dodge as the layer property.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Then I merged the layers and sharpened them once. Once again, I softened the skin where needed.
Tutorial by thestalkycop

Then I made a new layer and flooded it with my sexy gradient set to Screen at 100% opacity.
(You can make it yourself, have white at both edges, then #C29C98 at 20%, #656281 at 50%, #C29C98 at 80%. If that doesn’t make sense, just right-click the gradient, copy it, and then paste it as a new layer on to your icon.

Tutorial by thestalkycop Merge.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Next I adjusted the Brightness and Contrast to Brightness -47 and Contrast 45 (Colours > Adjust > Brightness & Contrast).
Tutorial by thestalkycop <— Believe it or not, that’s a texture. I’ve outlined it and made it huge to show you. The real one is here –>
Make a new image 4x4px in size with a transparent background. Fill the top two pixels with #EBAA83 and leave the other half transparent.
Go back to your icon.
Create a new layer, set it to Burn at 30% opacity.
Go to Fill, and choose Pattern, you should be able to select the little “texture” you’ve just made. Set it at an angle of 45 degrees and flood fill.

Tutorial by thestalkycop You should end up with this.
You can skip that step if you preferred the second version of the icon.
Tutorial by thestalkycop I realised that if I wanted my text to be readable, I’d have to switch a few things around. I selected the background layer (the picture of Julie) and went to Image > Mirror.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Use this brush, on #EBAA83 set to Soft Light
Tutorial by thestalkycop This is the result.
Tutorial by thestalkycop Next up, the text I used Violation (from dafont.com) size 12, colour #78598D set to burn. It says “to show the world”, you can duplicate the layer if you think the text isn’t strong enough.
Tutorial by thestalkycop I made a border by making a new layer, and selecting all (Ctrl + A), then contracting the selection by 2 pixels (Selections > Modify > Contract) then inverting (Selections > Invert) then flood-filling with #78598D set to Burn.

Or you can just copy the one here and paste it in!

Tutorial by thestalkycop And to give it the final touch, I blurred the Border layer, using Gaussian Blur (Effects > Blur > Gaussian Blur) set to 2.00.
Tutorial by thestalkycop If you skipped the step with the “texture”, then you’ll have this.

And that’s it.

To Recap:
#050C3F – Exclusion
#DCC7A6 – 20%
#DCC7A6 – 20% – Dodge
Merge layers. Sharpen.
Gradient – Screen
Texture – #EBAA83 – 30% – Burn
Brush – #EBAA83 – 30% – Soft Light
Text – #78598D – Burn – Violation Size 12
Border – #78598D – Burn – Gaussian Blur 2.00

Whew! That was harder than making the icon. Was it clear, or was it crap?

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] I Won’t Say I’m In Love

6
Apr 2004
I Wont Say I'm in Love

I Wont Say I’m in Love

Vid Title: I Won’t Say I’m In Love ~ This is the new version, slightly better than the old one.

Artist: from Disney’s Hercules

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: A Casey/Bombay fluffy vid. Enjoy

Rated: U, same as the movie

File Size: 3.6 MB

Notes: This is a bit of a ‘talking heads’ vid, which is a big no-no to the vidding world. I’m sorry about that, but while it may seem like there’s a lot of Casey/Bombay stuff in the film, there’s actually very few clips of it.

[Ducks] I Won't Say I'm In Love (3.61 MB) (1133)
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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Time Of Your Life

15
Apr 2003
Time of Your Life

Time of Your Life

Vid Title: Time Of You Life

Song Title: Good Riddance (Time Of You Life)

Artist: Green Day

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: A Charlie/Bombay friendship vid. Enjoy.

Rated: U, same as the movie

File Size: 4.2 MB

Updated: 4th September 2004 – Cut a few things down, added a few more, still not a great vid, but a better one.

[Ducks] Time Of Your Life (4.03 MB) (1038)
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