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This Is Matrix Life - Matrix Trilogy Video

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May. 22nd, 2008 | 12:25 am
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Fandom: The Matrix Trilogy
Music: “This Is Your Life” by The Dust Brothers feat. Tyler Durden
Downloadlink: www.4shared.com/video/UOe0AF30/Matrix_Trilogy_This_Is_Matrix_.html

TIML from Mister A on Vimeo.



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: After more than a year, the spiritual sequel to The Burly Man is finally done. It’s taken this long not because its more effects heavy than my usual offerings, but because of system reformats, general laziness, gaming distractions and some real life issues thrown in for good measure.

But one good thing about it taking so long is that I’m 100% happy with every single shot & edit which rarely ever happens. I can watch this one over & over without getting bored. Apart from the tedium of having to rebuild 80% of what I had from scratch, it was a whole lot of fun to edit. If I had to describe “T.I.M.L.” it would be action-sarcasm - but if you’ve got a more apt summation of it, I’d love to hear it.

I’ve been wanting to make another Matrix vid for a while now (esp. seeing as it’s been 4 years since Burly Man) & when I heard this song I knew instantly it would be perfect for what I wanted to do. Agent Smith gets the lip-sync-love this time around towards the end of the vid, and it’s actually my favourite part of the video. There are also a lot of shots you don’t normally see in a matrix vid, so that kind of gives it its own identity & sets it apart from the norm.
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Milly

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from: milly
date: May. 21st, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
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This is *stunning*. It really, really is. It's just perfect in every single way (and the ending made me scream 'Genius!' and clap!).

I love how much it shows your awareness of every single detail of the music. You really have a gift for that, and in a song where the words are so dominant over the music, it would have been easy to let it slip by moment in favor of illustrating what's being said, but you never ever this.

Again, I really love it.

Edited at 2008-05-21 03:02 pm (UTC)

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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First cab off the rank! Thanks for watching & commenting, Millz. :)

I must have listened to this track for a few months before I actually edited any footage. So yeah, I knew it by heart when I started ripping footage!

I dunno about genius, but I am pleased the ending made you clap! I wonder how many people actually predicted what the ending might have been after my spoiler thing...

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Zohar

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from: bunnythenavia
date: May. 21st, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Wow! This is perfect!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
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Hey thanks, Zohar! Hope it put a smile on your dial. :)

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Luminosity

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from: sockkpuppett
date: May. 21st, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Excellent! I felt physically *pulled* along by the imagery. I love how you skirted literalism throughout the vid (because that's what I like to do, and I know how thin that tightrope is). The effects were noticeable to me because I'm an effect junkie, but they dovetailed seamlessly into the images/narrative. I especially liked your waterdrops, an old favorite of mine. Also, the end. Being as cryptic as possible *g*, considering the music, it was *perfect*. BRAVO

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
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Thanks Lum & here I was thinking I was stepping on the throat of literalism with this vid! But I know what you mean though, the vids that can skirt that fine line are often the most captivating for me personally as well. The water ripple effect just screamed "Use Me!" at that particular point & was both relevant to Neo's character & the texture' of the sound it accompanies.

Im not a big effect user - and I use them sparingly, they should always serve the storytelling & not the other way round. Everything I need for a vid is usually within the frame itself, Im not one to shout "Behold my effects-penis! Marvel in all its glory!". Plus they can be time-consuming & thats the last thing I want from something that I want for a hobby. That said, I am actually planning to go fairly heavy on effects for the Dexter vid Ive been planning. Talk about hypocrisy!

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Phil

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from: vchrusch
date: May. 21st, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
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That was simply stunning. Brilliant work!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
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Cheers! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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kiki_miserychic

I want you to hit me as hard as you can

from: kiki_miserychic
date: May. 21st, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Great concept and realization. The mood is so odd, yet you struck it right on. The somewhat literal interpretations of the lyrics were quirky in a good way and there's still another layer underneath what the lyrics proclaim. The music cues are used so well with the effects and timing. The jumpcuts and added effects are amazing. The pacing is jittery and off in a perfect way. I can't get over your editing choices, like Smith's face in the kitchen.

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mranderson71

Re: I want you to hit me as hard as you can

from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
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Thanks for leaving a comment on your thoughts, Kiki! I do often don the Captain Obvious cape when it comes to lyrics in my songs. :)

The pacing is jittery and off in a perfect way.

I do like that you picked this up - a prime example is the "unique snowflake" bit. I was tempted to jump cut or move that shot of Smith, but it just seemed better to leave the static shot it as it was.

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Charmax

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from: charmax
date: May. 21st, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
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*Jaw floor* Fraking brilliant.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
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*hands back Charmax her jaw after dusting it off*

Thanks sweetie! So pleased you enjoyed it! I love the icon you used in your comment too. ;)

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buffyann

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from: buffyann
date: May. 21st, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
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man, you are GOOD. I mean *so* good. The work you put into this really shows in every clip. it's fantastically edited ! Every detail here and there takes you along for the ride, every movement, cut seems just...perfect. I was totally absorbed. It's so well structured as well, the ending is great. Really, just awesome dude. I was gonna vid tonight. not so sure about it right now.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
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Hey Buffyann, thanks for those kind words! Im just happy that it was entertaining. :)

And Im glad that my somewhat uncommon shot choices worked well for you.

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pixielady

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from: kuwdora
date: May. 21st, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm fucking smitten by the jump cuts. Wowza. Just.. wow.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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Jump cuts are an old friend of mine, we go waaaaay back. Hence the Neo "upwards scissor" avatar. ;)

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them!

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Nicky

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from: obsessive24
date: May. 21st, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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This is fantastic work. I love the mood of it, Tyler's sardonic drawl throughout. The editing is flawless as always. And the ending shot? Genus. Love it. :D

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
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Don't you just love the song? I couldn't picture anything else more appropriate than the Matrix for it. I was hoping the end shot would get the great reaction its gotten so far. Did you pick it? See it coming?

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Talitha

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from: talitha78
date: May. 22nd, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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Very, very cool!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks talitha! :)

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selinde2

Sorry, I'd love to watch it

from: selinde2
date: May. 22nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
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But on dialup this is unwatchable. Tried to download, to watch locally,, but option is disabled. Pity, because just the opening looked fantastic, and the comments made me want to see your surprise ending. Good on you for sharing anyway.

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mranderson71

Re: Sorry, I'd love to watch it

from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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Thanks for commenting Selinde.

The option for download is disabled you say? I checked the option page for it & it says people can download the source video. The link is in the bottom right hand corner of the Vimeo page, if you click on the hyperlink above the embeded video on this page it should take you straight there.

Could you have another look and let me know if it is available to you?

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Leviathan

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from: leviathan101
date: May. 22nd, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
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That was brilliant! Great song for the movies, and I loved the editing. I especially loved the morph at 2:16. I didn't
'get' the end due to lack of exposure, but my husband thought it was great. :)

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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Thanks for stopping by Leviathan! Happy to hear you enjoyed it. :)

I did the morph with an NLE at work, just a simple transition that Liquid (the NLE I used didn't have) doesn't have. I could have used a dissolve but the morph looked far better. Your husband explained the end shot to you I take it? ;)

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giandujakiss

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from: giandujakiss
date: May. 22nd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
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That was gorgeous - and I did indeed love the ending.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
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Thanks for commenting! Great to hear people are getting a kick out of the ending. Makes the 3 hours I spent on that 1.5 second shot worth it!

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Ender

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from: enderwiggin24
date: May. 22nd, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
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what a fabulous vid!
the effects, the song, the clips!
wow, and the end!!!!!!!
damn, that was, like a punch XD

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
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Cheers ender! It was a lot of fun to make & one that Ive had planned for a long, long time.

Pleased it was a pleasant experience. :)

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bradcpu

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from: bradcpu
date: May. 22nd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
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U R my hero.

That is all.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: May. 25th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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No, Im Ando (well my last name shortens to that), so YOU must be Hiro!

Glad you enjoyed it bud!

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