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My Summer of Giles vid - Double Dutchess

About My Summer of Giles vid

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Wow, I can't believe I managed to make two vids in only a couple of weeks. Granted, the first one (made for sb_fag_ends) was really short, and this new one, made for this year's summer_of_giles, is pretty simple. It basically consists of a whole lot of Giles looking worried, rubbing his face and polishing his glasses. In short, big fun :-)

Note of warning: YouTube blocked the vid in many countries (including the United States and Canada) due to copyright issues, so I put it on Vimeo instead. I hope Vimeo does allow everyone to watch it. Please let me know if you have any problems with it.


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From:chasingdemons
Date:June 15th, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
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I've always wondered how many hours upon hours it must take to make a good vid. As I was watching this I couldn't even imagine how you would find all those perfect little shots to string together and have it work so well with the song. Poor Giles. Such a worry wort!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:June 17th, 2016 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I guess it depends on the vidder. It always takes me a lot of time, but there are people who manage to churn out decent vids in only a couple of days. (How they do it, I have no clue.)

For this vid it took me a lot of time to gather all the clips, because although there is plenty of footage of worried looking Giles, he's talking in most of the shots and I wanted to avoid "talky face" clips as much as possible. (I didn't entirely manage it in the end, but I think it's not too bad.)
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From:snogged
Date:June 15th, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)
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This was amusing!

Well done.
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From:double_dutchess
Date:June 17th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, glad to hear you liked it! Giles can be very amusing when he's worried :-)
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From:freecat15
Date:June 15th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely hilarious! So perfect to put all these worry scenes of Giles together and match it to this song! I laughed out loud several times, but especially at 'things they dump into the sea'! Ha! And the fashion today! and the bagage retreival system at Heathrow! Heh!
The best was Giles being worried about driving everyone around the bent!
This went straight to my favorite vids!
I'm sure it was a lot of work to put this together, but I guess it's been a lot of fun, too :D
Thanks for doing this, it'll brighten my days in the future whenever they need brightening!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:June 17th, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much! I did have a lot of fun making it (though I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been under so much time pressure). I am so pleased to hear that you regard it as good "brightening up" material. I hope you won't be needing it though!
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From:dancingdragon3
Date:July 4th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC)
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This is the funniest post I've seen/heard all day. And I've seen a lot in the last few hours, lol. I was chuckling after about five seconds. And eagerly waiting during the break to see if there was more.

Ditto to everything Freecat said.
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From:double_dutchess
Date:July 8th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Very happy I managed to bring the fun! Giles can be pretty amusing, and the more worried he is the better :-)
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From:feliciacraft
Date:January 6th, 2017 04:01 am (UTC)
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Oh, poor Giles. This was so perfect, it had me chuckling along while I was desperately trying to keep quiet. :D Brava!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:January 6th, 2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! Giles did spend a lot of time being worried, didn't he -- I just condensed things a bit :-)
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From:feliciacraft
Date:January 7th, 2017 07:13 am (UTC)
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Honestly I never realized how much Giles worried about everything and everyone and the entire world coming to an end! I supposed I identified too much with Buffy at the time — but cute boy! and dance! and hanging out with my friends! — to notice. (I was young when I first watched the show) :P
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From:trepkos
Date:January 7th, 2017 08:52 am (UTC)
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Genius - it's almost like they wrote the song for him!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:January 8th, 2017 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, and yes, it almost seems that way, doesn't it! (Especially the modern technology bit :-)

Edited at 2017-01-08 10:11 pm (UTC)
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From:shapinglight
Date:January 7th, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
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I cannot believe I never commented on this when you first posted it.

It's wonderful - touching and hilarious, and so beautifully edited. Kudos!
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From:double_dutchess
Date:January 8th, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! From a technical point of view the editing is nothing fancy, but it was still a bit of a challenge -- it was more difficult than I thought to find clips that had Giles looking worried and NOT talking at the same time!
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From:comlodge
Date:January 7th, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Oh Giles, lol, poor English guy. :D
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From:double_dutchess
Date:January 8th, 2017 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, he did not always have it easy! It's a miracle he had any glasses left by the end of each season, after all that polishing...
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From:brunettepet
Date:March 5th, 2017 12:45 am (UTC)
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This is wonderful. The clips you chose were perfect for the lyrics and the scenes made me laugh and smile remembering all the episodes and why Giles was totally right to worry about the state of the world (and his charges).
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From:double_dutchess
Date:March 6th, 2017 03:21 am (UTC)
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Thank you! We could use some lighthearted fun in these worrying times, so I'm very glad it made you happy.
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