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DoctorDonna - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Christmas - ibroughtuflours
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This is my first ever fan video. As such, it's a little bit ragged around the edges and the editing is not perfect, but I'm still proud of it. I would love comments and constructive criticism.


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Gah, I'd love to watch it and then leave you a comment, but I haven't started watching Dr.Who yet, so before I hit "play", tell me whether there are any major spoilers. :)

Gah, yes, there are MAJOR spoilers for the end of the fourth series/season and what happens to Donna. You won't totally understand without the dialogue but it's still pretty spoilerific.

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Thank you! :) I'm so glad you like it!

I'm not much of a one for fanvids, but it's nice to see one with a non-cheesy song and I thought the editing was pretty smooth - didn't notice any glitches. Haven't seen Runaway Bride - but C Tate as DoctorDonna was my favourite thing from the whole of David Tennant's run.

I'm not much of a one for fanvids, but it's nice to see one with a non-cheesy song and I thought the editing was pretty smooth - didn't notice any glitches.

Wow, thank you! And a lot of people only tend to use the songs of the moment. :/

Haven't seen Runaway Bride - but C Tate as DoctorDonna was my favourite thing from the whole of David Tennant's run.

The Runaway Bride makes up the first thirteen seconds of the vid as it's the first time the Doctor and Donna meet. But it's also quickly recapped in Journey's End. :)

D'aww, that was very touching! :) I must say that despite your initial warnings for it, the vid itself has a good heart and a sense of timing with fun bits like 1:28! Heee!!! There are definite technical things that can be tweaked for your next vid, and if you ever need to talk to someone about vidding you can hit me up for sure. ;) But I just want to say that the most important thing here is the fact that you went and made a vid! Because that is such a hurdle that so many people can't get over. The actual going and doing it. So brava! *confettis* :D

D'aww, that was very touching! :)

Yay, you liked it! So happy! :D

I must say that despite your initial warnings for it, the vid itself has a good heart and a sense of timing with fun bits like 1:28! Heee!!!

Thank you. 1:28 was one of my favourite bits of the episode! Catherine's expression... it was almost like an echo of the face she did when she saw the Doctor in Partners in Crime. She's so good.

There are definite technical things that can be tweaked for your next vid, and if you ever need to talk to someone about vidding you can hit me up for sure. ;)

Oh, thank you! I really wanted to put a spoken bit at the beginning, the bit where she looks at him and says "I was gonna be with you... forever. The rest of my life... travelling... in the TARDIS. The DoctorDonna." But I couldn't figure out to have that bit with audio and the rest with song. >.< Not with Windows Live Movie Maker, any way. I want to make a general video focusing on Donna to "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain (I know, weird choice, but I think the song suits her) with spoken bits in between but that's probably beyond the abilities of the program. :/

But I just want to say that the most important thing here is the fact that you went and made a vid! Because that is such a hurdle that so many people can't get over. The actual going and doing it. So brava! *confettis* :D

Thank you. *hugs* I'm so happy that I made it because it's been driving me crazy for over a year. YOU know what I mean. :) I hope I can make another one soon.

I'm not really sure of WLMM's capabilities, but in general the way I do audio is by using DVD Audio Extractor. You'd basically rip the audio track and then rip the video separately and sync them manually later. But that way you won't have the soundtrack interfering or anything like that.

And for your next vid (WHICH YOU WILL DO) you should watch out for those ghost frames and a little bit less Talky Face. ;) But again the point is, YOU DID IT! :D

Wow, thanks for the link, I will see if that works. The problem is that WLMM has a tab where you increase or decrease the audio/music balance so you can't just click it on and off. :/ But maybe this is the solution

you should watch out for those ghost frames and a little bit less Talky Face. ;)

Well, I would if I knew what you were talking about. :P I'm guessing 'ghost frames' are the beginning of the next frame/end of the previous one? And Talky Face is people talking?

But again the point is, YOU DID IT! :D

:) Yeah.

Yeah I figured WLMM would give you some sort of troubles with it. But maybe there are tutorials out there that can help you get around it. (Or maybe you can think about upgrading editing programs. ;))

Well, I would if I knew what you were talking about. :P I'm guessing 'ghost frames' are the beginning of the next frame/end of the previous one? And Talky Face is people talking?
Bingo! :D Ghost frames are definitely something that can be avoided for your next vid. They're generally a no-no in vidding and Talky Face is a bit trickier because there are times when it's considered ok (like when it's a crack vid or something lulzy) but most of the time it's best to cut around any dialogue sections. You want to capture the emotion without the words, literally Showing not Telling, if you will. But yeah, you get the idea. :) Good luck on the next one!

But maybe there are tutorials out there that can help you get around it. (Or maybe you can think about upgrading editing programs. ;))

Maybe. I'll have to take a look! I did think about going in and removing those last few ghost frames but then I realised I would just be tinkering and tinkering. Right, no Talky Face for serious videos.

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