such_heights: amy surrounded by sunflowers (who: amy [sunflowers])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-07-02 12:17 pm

VID: Brighter Than Sunflowers (Doctor Who; Amy, the Doctor, Vincent)

Brighter Than Sunflowers
edited by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Amy, the Doctor, Vincent
music: Brighter Than Sunflowers - Jo Robbins
content notes: themes of depression and suicide as depicted in 'Vincent and the Doctor'
summary: The hope and the hurt in your heart.
notes: Episodic for 5x10, but footage from up to 6x06. Thanks to [personal profile] kaydeefalls for the beta!
download: 30MB .avi direct download | subtitle .srt.

additional notes: I've wanted to make a vid for this episode for a long time, and when Jo posted this song inspired by it, it was the perfect opportunity. Jo is a brilliant musician, amongst other things, and hangs out on the internet at [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden and [tumblr.com profile] plenilune. If you liked this song, please consider supporting a fannish artist and buy the track - also, you can check out other music she's recorded at that bandcamp link.

stream with subtitles

stream without subtitles:

password: sunflowers

Brighter Than Sunflowers from such heights on Vimeo.



lyrics:

lay your head, lay your head against the ground
slow your breathing and listen for the sound
all the earth is singing to you
all the stars are coming true

lay your head, lay your head over my heart
and I will try, I will try to do my part
I am singing you to sleep
I am giving you something to keep
close, close, close, close

and the hope and the hurt in your heart
brighter than sunflowers

lay your hand, lay your hand in mine
don’t you cry, time is only time
keep the windows open to the day
things the dark can never take
things the dark can never take

and the hope and the hurt in your heart
and the bright, bright star of all that you are
and the hope and the hurt in your heart
brighter than sunflowers
brighter than sunflowers

bright, bright star
serrico: (dwalley)

[personal profile] serrico 2011-07-02 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
The emotional core of 'Vincent' comes through so clearly in this. Lovely and sad.
kaydeefalls: amy&eleven in front of vincent's sunflower painting (for amy from vincent)

[personal profile] kaydeefalls 2011-07-02 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, so so gorgeous. And I love the way you reedited the ending, it suits so well.
starlady: the TARDIS on a dark street (blue light special)

[personal profile] starlady 2011-07-02 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is beautiful, and so fittingly melancholy.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by infinitesunrise)

[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-07-02 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Love this, Amy.
zooey_glass: (Tree: taking back its leaves)

[personal profile] zooey_glass 2011-07-02 01:13 pm (UTC)(link)
This is beautiful, I really enjoyed it. Thanks!
tassosss: (Default)

[personal profile] tassosss 2011-07-02 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my heart! That was gorgeous! And I'm crying again because the Vincent episode is my favorite and so heartbreaking and this was perfect. Lovely work!
laurashapiro: The Doctor grab's Amy's hand as she holds the apple (amy and eleven)

[personal profile] laurashapiro 2011-07-02 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely. I am intrigued by the parallels between Vincent's story and Amy's, as you've laid it out here, and I like the implication of her trying to "pay it forward" ("it" being the joy and purpose that traveling with the Doctor has given her).
nicole_anell: (Default)

[personal profile] nicole_anell 2011-07-02 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Beautiful vid. This is my favorite Doctor Who episode and I love how you captured the gorgeous visuals and emotional heart.
nicole_anell: (Default)

[personal profile] nicole_anell 2011-07-02 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ffffff really? I was just trying to log in, I had more to say and Dreamwidth won't let me edit/delete.

Anyway, let me start over. "Vincent and the Doctor" is my favorite DW episode and I love what you did with the visuals of it, and I LOVE how it transitions to being about Amy and her arc as much as him. Beautiful.
gorgeousnerd: Amy Pond from Doctor Who, eyes closed, touching her fingers to her forehead. (Amy Pond.)

[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2011-07-02 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Amazing. I loved the visual quality of it; the painting part at the beginning was my favorite. And since I started watching the vid before I looked at the notes, I had no idea the track wasn't produced by a major studio. That's so massively cool!
lizbee: (DW: Eleven and Amy (laughing))

[personal profile] lizbee 2011-07-02 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! I bought this song the other day, and I was wondering if it was too on the nose to vid. But no, it's perfect!
elisi: (Trust me by la_esmeralda)

[personal profile] elisi 2011-07-02 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Beautiful, beautiful work. Especially loved the emphasis on painting, and the Amy parts (I want to wrap her up in a big hug!). And the song is just gorgeous!
hammerxsword: (doctor and vincent)

[personal profile] hammerxsword 2011-07-03 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, lovely, lovely, lovely!
ashpags: Amy Pond standing in the doorway of the TARDIS, from The Lodger. (happy-claps)

[personal profile] ashpags 2011-07-03 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
Bellisima! Molto bene!
(Sorry, in Italy right now, can't help myself!)

This has a different pacing than your other vids that I've seen, I think partly because of the music and partly because of the subject matter, and it's spot-on. Well done!
beck_liz: Doctor Who: Eleven & Amy - Gotcha! from The Beast Below (DW - 11 & Amy Gotcha)

[personal profile] beck_liz 2011-07-03 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so lovely. Thank you!
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[identity profile] sunnyrea.livejournal.com 2011-07-04 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
That song is so perfect. Lovely vid, felt very peaceful despite the saddness.
revolutionaryjo: A girl waving in silhouette. (Amy's Boys)

[personal profile] revolutionaryjo 2011-07-05 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Heart-wrenching! All the best and most beautiful parts of the episode.
katlinel: Amelia Pond and Amy Pond, holding hands, labelled 'complicated' (Amelia Amy Complicated)

[personal profile] katlinel 2011-07-05 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this episode and I love the way this vid explores the beauty and heartbreak of the episode, the way that Amy, despite how often she gets knocked back, dares to love and hope and reach out. I loved the way you blended the stippling of the paintbrush against the paper and the waving of the wheatfield with the music. One for all who dare to hope for the broken child within.
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[personal profile] wanderlight 2011-07-16 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
asdflsadl;fjs Amy, this is incredible. ♥

[identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com 2011-07-27 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
aw my heart, that was beautiful <3
this is probably my favorite new who episode & i just love how you focused on all the gorgeous details here... especially in the beginning of the vid. also that moment where bb amy looks up at van gogh's sky *siiigh* that is stunning.
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)

[personal profile] bironic 2011-10-24 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, oh, oh, that is beautiful.