Ok, so the BBC's Merlin inspired me so much that I actually tried my hand at making my first fanvid! I'm actually really proud of myself. I went through a lot of frustration let me tell you. First I tried Windows Movie Maker because I'd heard it was easy for beginners. After 30 minutes using it, and having it crash on me like 5 times, I decided they meant it was easy for beginning sadomasochists or something. Then I tried Sony Vegas, which was decidedly NOT for beginners. It was so confusing I gave up after 10 minutes. Finally I came across Corel VideoStudio Pro X2. Finally, something I could work with. And I've just realized that I sound like I'm writing ad copy. I'm not, I was just so relieved to find something that actually worked for me. I wouldn't recommend Windows Movie Maker to anyone who wants to keep their sanity or hair. I'm sure Sony Vegas works great for someone exponentially smarter than I. For me, I'll stick with good old Corel for Dummies. ;-)

The video is about Arthur from Merlin's POV. It's a Merlin/Arthur video but probably more a friendship thing than a slash thing (but feel free to see it as slash if you like, I do! ;-))

The song is "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart. The video is more fun if you know the lyrics, so:

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young
Forever young

And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young


Yes, I know, pure cheese, but I love this song and it seemed to fit so well. So without further ado, here's my finished video. You can see it at YouTube HERE or embedded below. If you go see it at YouTube, I strongly recommend clicking the watch in high quality link beneath the video if you have a high speed internet connection, as the low quality version is quite craptastic. I've embedded both the high quality and low quality version below. I say don't bother with the low quality unless you're on dial-up or a really slow connection.

High Quality:


Low Quality



UPDATE: I've also uploaded the video to imeem, in case YouTube goes evil and deletes it, plus I've uploaded it to Rapidshare for those that want to download it.

imeem:


Download (from Rapidshare):
http://rapidshare.com/files/183962793/MerlinForeverYoungXvid480.avi

I'd love to know what everyone thinks of it!
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Ok, so the BBC's Merlin inspired me so much that I actually tried my hand at making my first fanvid! I'm actually really proud of myself. I went through a lot of frustration let me tell you. First I tried Windows Movie Maker because I'd heard it was easy for beginners. After 30 minutes using it, and having it crash on me like 5 times, I decided they meant it was easy for beginning sadomasochists or something. Then I tried Sony Vegas, which was decidedly NOT for beginners. It was so confusing I gave up after 10 minutes. Finally I came across Corel VideoStudio Pro X2. Finally, something I could work with. And I've just realized that I sound like I'm writing ad copy. I'm not, I was just so relieved to find something that actually worked for me. I wouldn't recommend Windows Movie Maker to anyone who wants to keep their sanity or hair. I'm sure Sony Vegas works great for someone exponentially smarter than I. For me, I'll stick with good old Corel for Dummies. ;-)

The video is about Arthur from Merlin's POV. It's a Merlin/Arthur video but probably more a friendship thing than a slash thing (but feel free to see it as slash if you like, I do! ;-))

The song is "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart. The video is more fun if you know the lyrics, so:

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young
Forever young

And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young


Yes, I know, pure cheese, but I love this song and it seemed to fit so well. So without further ado, here's my finished video. You can see it at YouTube HERE or embedded below. If you go see it at YouTube, I strongly recommend clicking the watch in high quality link beneath the video if you have a high speed internet connection, as the low quality version is quite craptastic. I've embedded both the high quality and low quality version below. I say don't bother with the low quality unless you're on dial-up or a really slow connection.

High Quality:


Low Quality



UPDATE: I've also uploaded the video to imeem, in case YouTube goes evil and deletes it, plus I've uploaded it to Rapidshare for those that want to download it.

imeem:


Download (from Rapidshare):
http://rapidshare.com/files/183962793/MerlinForeverYoungXvid480.avi

I'd love to know what everyone thinks of it!
Tags:

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