such_heights: children flying from a cliff (default [trufflehog])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-10-16 07:43 pm

VID: Glósóli (Doctor Who, by purplefringe & such heights)

by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Eleven-era ensemble (canon ships)
music: Sigur Rós - Glósóli
content notes: bright lights, audio level changes
summary: "That's a fairytale." "Aren't we all?"
notes: spoilers for all of S6. The lyrics, both in Icelandic and translated into English, can be found here.
download: 40MB zipped .avi

password: stories

Glosoli from such heights on Vimeo.

additional notes:

[personal profile] purplefringe: So, this vid kind of came into existence as a result of [personal profile] such_heights' Feelings about the Ponds and how awesome they are, and my Thoughts, which mostly went along the lines of "omg so much meta!!" Inspired by some particularly beautiful and insightful essays by [ profile] elisi and [ profile] goldenmoonrose, we decided to join forces to make a vid about the fairytale adventure that is Doctor Who, a journey of self-discovery down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, into the wardrobe - a quest for identity throughout all of time and space. We also wanted to incorporate some of the most interesting symbolism from the show. And their faces. All their faces.
aerintine: (We're all stories in the end)

[personal profile] aerintine 2011-10-18 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my. That gave me goose pimples. So many fairytales. So many Ponds. So much beauty. You've left me breathless!!!
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)

[personal profile] purplefringe 2011-10-19 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! ALL THE PONDS. I love them. Them and their fairytale lives.
unjapanologist: (Default)

[personal profile] unjapanologist 2011-10-18 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is so gorgeous. Makes me want to watch Who again.
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)

[personal profile] purplefringe 2011-10-19 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, mission accomplished! Thank you very much :-)
musedepandora: (river bar cutoff)

[personal profile] musedepandora 2011-10-18 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Absolutely breath-taking. It really inspired a visceral response in me, the rush of all the best emotions Eleven's DW has inspired in me over time condensed into a couple minutes. Beautiful.
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)

[personal profile] purplefringe 2011-10-19 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, thank you so much! That is a fantastic thing to hear.

(Anonymous) 2011-10-18 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh. This is everything that Doctor Who is, deep down, and you never realize at the time.

Absolutely beautiful. I'm simply astonished.

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missbreese: (Breakfast at Tiffany's: Wowzers.)

[personal profile] missbreese 2011-10-18 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
This is simply all things moving and powerful and gorgeous. I love it, I absolutely love every second of this vid. You guys are amazing!

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januar: the Doctor and River's journals from Doctor Who ([dw] spoilers)

[personal profile] januar 2011-10-18 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's just gorgeous! I love Sigur Ros' music, and the way the scenes were folded into it is wonderful! As purplefringe said: All their faces!

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huntress: (river kiss)

[personal profile] huntress 2011-10-18 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh this was so lovely and poetic. Two weddings and a funeral, the stars and the TARDIS and everything in between. The way you guys edited this vid gave me goosebumps of the best kind. Wonderful!!!!!!!

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ashpags: Amy Pond standing in the doorway of the TARDIS, from The Lodger. (tardis-awe)

[personal profile] ashpags 2011-10-19 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Awwwwww beautiful! Hooray Team Purple Heights!

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devohoneybee: (circle tree of life)

[personal profile] devohoneybee 2011-10-20 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
I love everything about this vid (and the lyrics! as if they were written for this fandom, for this vid), but most of all, i love the intercut between the Tardis/Idris and her energy, and Mels/River's regeneration energy, as if to say, "The Tardis gifted you with this energy."


I only missed one image (though I understand one must make choices): the image of Idris gazing at herself in the mirror. She, too, is part of the matrix of the Ponds, one more mother and wife, and one more person who exists in multiple forms, and who desires to know herself in her reflection.

Perhaps that's another vid? *grin*

(Anonymous) 2011-10-20 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
(Here via who_daily on LJ)

Oh my. This is absolutely brilliantly beautiful. Seriously heart speeding up, tear in my eye, never wanted it to end but loved where it did beautiful. All the mirrors, the doors, the children, the fairytale. Just. Wow. Thank you so very much for this :D

~ inkvoices
usuallyhats: Uhura happily snuggling a tribble (the wood between the worlds)

[personal profile] usuallyhats 2011-10-22 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Absolutely magical. ♥
sol_se: (Caprica)

[personal profile] sol_se 2011-10-24 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
This is so dreamy and lovely and magical and gorgeous. Wonderful!
stardust_rain: (Default)

[personal profile] stardust_rain 2011-11-01 02:49 am (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2011-12-11 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my God, just stunning. The intercuts of older Amy and River fighting actually brought tears to my eyes, and there was just no hope for me after that. BRB, CRYING FOREVER.

fiercelydreamed: (Default)

[personal profile] fiercelydreamed 2011-12-29 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
This made me so happy. :)
legoline: (Default)

[personal profile] legoline 2012-01-08 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
If I could marry this vid I probably would.
ewanspotter: (Default)

[personal profile] ewanspotter 2012-01-08 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Recced to this by the above poster.

Stunning work.
needs_more_green: (Default)

[personal profile] needs_more_green 2012-03-10 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
This is just incredible, it brings together the symbolism of this season (and everything this Doctor is about) so neatly and beautifully.

This manages to be meta and gorgeous eye candy at the same time, and I could seriously watch it forever.
theoret: (Default)

[personal profile] theoret 2014-06-29 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
So naturally the first thing I do upon getting back from VidUKon is to find my programme from last year and download all the vids I loved then and never got around to downloading. Perfectly logical.

This is still utterly beautiful, of course. And the vivid memories it brings back of the mood it left me in at the end of the Sweet Dreams show is a testament to how powerfully the vid draws emotion out of you.

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