I don't know what I can say for myself with this vid. It's like I set myself several challenges: to vid a song with no narrative, to vid a song without imposing a narrative, and to vid a song using all the most obscure and contextless clips I could find in The X-Files (that were still visually meaningful). Since I didn't think I could set the song within the story, or between the characters, it ended up being about my own feelings about the show. I think it's more impressionism than anything: trying to somehow distill the sense I get of The X-Files when I watch it, particularly the sense of place and the sense of Mulder and Scully. When I watch the show I'm always waiting for those anonymous moments in the cracks, little interactions and familiarity, and I wanted to try and fill this vid with only those moments. It's set to one of my favorite songs of all time and uses only Vancouver-era footage.
I've been working on it for a year and a half, and it's hard for me to tell, at this point, if it reads. So all I can say is, don't look for a structured narrative, maybe listen to it on headphones, and let me know what you think!
(I compiled, compressed, and emailed this to my sister in probably a dozen drafts, and although most of her beta work consisted of saying "you know, this won't make any sense to other people," it was enthusiastic, and I always know she gets it. all_shine_on
also helped me out on more than a few occasions.)DOWNLOAD!lyrics